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Anchor, Sports/Reporter

Tribune Company

Fort Smith, AR
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Anchor, Sports/Reporter

Location US-AR-Fort Smith
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/23/2018 9:51 PM)
Job ID
News Operations


5NEWS is looking for an energetic storyteller who can help take our sports coverage to an even higher level.

The sports anchor/reporter could be based in either Fort Smith or Fayetteville.


The weekend sports anchor/reporter must be a journalist who can find local stories, shoot video, edit, produce as well as both report and be comfortable on the anchor desk.

The goal is to tell stories about area athletes, teams, coaches and/or events.  Find outstanding people and tell exceptional stories about them and their sport.  We focus on storytelling, not just scores and highlights. The weekend sports anchor/reporter must bring new and fresh ideas to the table on a daily basis.

This person will have additional responsibilities in our weekly high school show ‘Football Friday Night’, any and all coverage of the Razorbacks as well as potential specials such as pregame or postgame shows.

Going beyond the newscasts, this person must not only contribute, but excel at posting interesting and engaging content to social media and the 5NEWS website.


  • The ability to produce a wide range of elements that tell great stories on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to work effectively and efficiently while shooting, writing and producing.
  • Must have the ability to manage all social media outlets well.
  • Must be able to manage special projects
  • Develop and maintain meaningful relationships and contacts.
  • Must be able to come up with new local sports stories that go beyond ‘a team’s best player’.
  • Real-time web-intensive posting of stories online that include video.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Flexible work schedule that will include weekends
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit


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