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Morgan Murphy Media-West

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Friday, 22nd July 2022
Thursday, 22nd September 2022
Location: Spokane, Washington

Job Description:

TV Sports Director | 4 News Now | Spokane, WA

About us:

4 News Now, the ABC affiliate in Spokane, Washington, is a family-owned, people-first newsroom.  The community is at the core of what we do and who we are and we believe it is our duty to inform, but also to inspire. 


About this opportunity:

Are you passionate about sports, but believe people and stories are more important than scores and highlights? Are you obsessed with breaking stories on Twitter and connecting to fans on digital platforms? Want to cover the best college basketball team in America as much as telling stories of high school students and paralympians overcoming the odds? This could be your dream job. 4 News Now has an immediate opening for a sports director in an innovative, close-knit newsroom that is committed to journalism and its values. You’ll lead a sports team by planning coverage, anchoring newscasts, developing your own stories, shooting games and sharing your knowledge and video across all platforms. We’re a newsroom that thrives on growth and teamwork. We’re a community that LOVES local sports. You'll join a family-owned company in the beautiful northwest, where you can enjoy a thriving city without the hour-long commute to work. Spokane is surrounded by beautiful scenery, lakes and mountains and has more than enough news to keep a journalist engaged. Have we mentioned, Gonzaga is right down the street?


What you’ll do?

  • Write sports stories for newscasts digital platforms
  • Shoot, edit, & report live on deadline
  • Anchor sportscasts
  • Publish content and generate story ideas through social media sites
  • Use social media to gather and share information
  • Work with news managers to set the tone and plan for sports coverage across platforms           


What you’ll bring:

  • 4-year degree with an emphasis on journalism preferred
  • 5 years of experience as a sports anchor/reporter
  • Accurate and comprehensive writing, shooting, and editing skills
  • Desire to do sports that goes beyond fullscreens and highlights
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds



Preferred Skills:

What 4 News Now offers:

  • We’re a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values our employees, our culture and our community
  • We are a team of talented and creative professionals.  Who wouldn’t want to work with the best in the business?
  • Mentoring and training programs to promote success in your role
  • We offer competitive compensation and benefits
  • Our robust benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and long-term disability insurance, EAP, flexible spending account, and 401(k)
  • Time off work/life balance is important to us.   We provide vacation days, sick days, personal days and 9 paid holidays


What’s next?  To apply on-line and include your resume and link go to:


Disclaimer: As a condition of employment, Morgan Murphy Media requires that newly hired employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to the extent permitted by applicable law and subject to any medical or religious accommodations.


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