Sports Reporter / Weekend Anchor

WTOK Sports Interview
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Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 2:20 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - There is nothing like SEC Football, Mississippi baseball championships, and division one athletes in the SOUTH! WTOK-TV is in the middle of it all. We are two hours+ to powerhouse programs.

We need a sports reporter/weekend anchor in Meridian, Mississippi who we can coach to be the best in the business.

The ideal candidate will bring high-energy creativity to our team of journalists. You should be able to develop local sources and contacts in the community. Candidate should be an excellent writer and should be able to shoot and edit. In addition to daily broadcast responsibilities, the candidate will also be required to post stories to digital platforms and on social media.

The candidate will shoot/write/edit stories and produce and present on-air sports segments for weekend newscasts (and fill in on weeknight as needed).

He/she will also be expected to push the envelope in developing compelling visuals and daily presentations/live shots with a hyper-local focus on the East Mississippi and West Alabama region. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Provide sports segments for newscasts as assigned, as well as on various digital platforms.

• Be ready and willing to work various schedules depending on the staffing needs of the station.

• Perform all the regular duties of a reporter, from story ideas to shooting, editing, and going live, as well as posting on digital and social platforms.

• Depending on Newsroom coverage needs, may be assigned to do general assignment news stories at News Director’s discretion.

This position requires a high level of creativity and communication. He/she must have a background in broadcast journalism and sports with a passion for cutting-edge presentation. Professional experience on air is also required. The select candidate must also have the ability to perform under deadline pressure. Familiarity with ENPS newsroom software, Edius editing software, and ENG equipment a plus. Requirements -Bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting or communications is preferred -Excellent writer with use of sound

-Keen vision for live sports

-Understand complicated logistics in scheduling assignments

Candidates must have previous experience shooting live, local sports events, demonstrate an ability to create compelling personal sports stories and demonstrate a background and track record of social media engagement and interaction.

Interested applicants can apply online at and attach resume.

Start date: April 2022


WTOK-TV is a trusted ABC network station with a history of serving the communities of eastern Mississippi and Western Alabama with top rated news, weather, and sports. We also offer syndicated programming on the CW and myTOK networks. We take pride in serving our viewers, our community, and our advertisers for 67 years.

Our mission is to be engaged with the community and promote civic and economic development with a focus on improving the lives of our viewers. We use cutting edge technology to provide accurate and timely news information on television and digital platforms.


WTOK TV is owned by Gray Television, the third largest media company in the country. Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.