Sports Reporter

Date Posted: 3/21/2018

Job Description

WXIA, a TEGNA Media company in Atlanta, GA, is looking for a Sports Reporter who knows the art of storytelling and can help us grow our digital and on-air platforms.

They need to be able to shoot, write, edit, and produce with the mindset that we are a ‘digital-first’ newsroom.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • 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.
  • Use your skills to produce different sportscasts that aren’t afraid to break the mold.
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
  • Develop sources that allow you to break stories.
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Enterprise sports stories.
  • Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

Job Requirements

Here’s what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Deep knowledge of all major league sports, college and high school sports
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems 
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Must be an organized person with the ability to work under constant time pressure and deadlines.


About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 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 32 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.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Be a part of the most awarded media team in Atlanta by joining the Networks of 11Alive!  The Networks of 11Alive include WXIA-TV, WATL-TV, Bounce TV, Antenna TV and numerous digital and social media products and are a part of the highly-respected TEGNA Media portfolio.  Salespeople, storytellers, marketing gurus, digital experts and production specialists all feel at home here and it’s where Atlanta’s most creative personalities feel inspired!
Every day, all of us at 11Alive are given the rare opportunity to effect change for the good of Metro Atlanta.  We vow to make life better for the people we serve.  We get results.  We can do this because people trust us to do the right thing.  We don’t take that trust for granted.  We know it is earned every day, in every conversation, in every story.  We are changing the face of local news … by serving the greater good of our community.

11Alive is here to:

  •     Hold the powerful accountable.
  •     Inform and enlighten.
  •     Seek truth, seek action, and seek solutions.
  •     Be a voice for the voiceless.
  •     Hold ourselves and other people accountable.
  •     Celebrate those who make our community better.