Sports Anchor/MSJ

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

Job Description

WUSA9 is looking for a great Sports Anchor/MSJ who will excel in this digital age of journalism. We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. 

Here at WUSA9, sports isn’t just a regurgitation of what happened in tonight’s game. We’re looking for more than the highlights; we want perspectives, analysis and points of view on all things sports.

Our ideal candidate can tell stories in a unique way to capture the attention of an audience who’s already seen the national sports networks and has dozens of Twitter alerts on their phone.

We’re seeking an independent, innovative storyteller who can shoot, write, edit, report, anchor and produce memorable content across all platforms.  

In this role, you will:

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit for TV, website, apps, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms we aren’t yet on.
  • Produce sports content that stands out from the norm, including commentaries and opinions.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Develop sources and build relationships that allow you to break stories and create enterprise content
  • Have a strong, active social media presence on all things DC sports
  • Own sports news across all platforms, collaborating with TV producers and digital editors, including Facebook Lives, digital articles, video packages.
  • Flexibility to cover dayparts that tie topically to sport events, including weekends
  • Perform other tasks as required by Sports Director

Job Requirements

Here’s what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field

  • 3-5 years of experience preferred

  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems

  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism

  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news sports reporting and anchoring

  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content, both live and recorded

  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook

  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and graphics a plus

  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines

  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

  • Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking a plus

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 35 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.



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About Us

Are you all about social and new media?  Do you like change?  And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary?  Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process.  WUSA, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, DC hires talented and creative journalists, social/digital experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.  If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive, develop your professional skills and partner with viewers and digital users – WUSA is the place to be.