Sports Producer

Job Number: R50011209

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: News

Location: Southfield, Michigan

Job Posting Date: January 23, 2020

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

JOB DESCRIPTION

WJBK-FOX2 is seeking a versatile candidate with extensive knowledge of local, college and professional sports and experience covering it over the air and in the digital space.  The sports producer will perform many traditional functions, including assignment coordination and scheduling duties plus field producing.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly on all platforms.  This includes identifying and posting compelling and shareable content to the web and social media, working with every member of the sports department to do the same, and executing an active strategy that drives page views.  Line producing ability expected.  Must have the capability of recognizing developments in ongoing stories, spotting interesting angles that go beyond box scores, and perform calmly and effectively in breaking situations.  Perform other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned. 

Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent required.  Three years of sports producing experience or equivalent required.  The individual must have expert knowledge of a television sports department's video and story needs, web production, social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.  Local knowledge and sports-related connections a significant plus.  Valid driver's license required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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