SPORTS DIRECTOR / ANCHOR

CBS7, the #1 station in Odessa-Midland, TX, is looking for a SPORTS DIRECTOR / ANCHOR to join our team ASAP. S/He will be responsible for producing and anchoring LOCAL sportscasts at 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm, as well and shooting, writing and editing local sports stories. This is the home of “Friday Night Lights,” so we’re looking for someone who has a passion for high school sports. During football season, we throw everything we got at covering local high school games Friday nights. Then it’s off to Lubbock on Saturdays for Texas Tech football. This person is also expected to be able to do compelling live shots, post stories online and on social media, and enterprise story ideas viewers can only see on our stations.

A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a commercial newsroom internship is required. Shooting, writing and editing are an essential skill-set for this position. Non-linear editing experience is preferred. We want someone who strives for excellence, is self-motivated and can be creative and “think outside the box.”

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ability to write conversationally and quickly
• An outstanding can-do attitude, willing to listen, learn new skills and execute
• Have a sense of urgency that causes you to work quickly and efficiently, but with an eye towards details and correct factual information
• An open mind to cross-training and being a “jack-of-all-trades” in the newsroom
• Experience with non-linear editing a plus
• In-depth knowledge of Clickability, Facebook and Twitter also a plus
• Must be willing to submit to a background and MVR check
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older to apply
• Ability and willingness to work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• Must be available to work all shifts, including early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends, late breaking news and weather emergencies
• Available 24 hours/7days per week based on scheduled hours
• Ability to work overnight hours on regular basis
• Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 high stress work environment
• Multitask, react, solve problems and obtain results under pressures of television production and broadcasts
• Interact with a variety of individuals including management, employees, and outside vendors/consultants
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Act independently
• Display flexibility, creativity, and develop innovative solutions
• Be a team player

If you’re interested in an exciting, fast-paced job at CBS7, apply at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings or send resume to afrady@cbs7.com