What a WHSV sports director/reporter does:
1) Catch up on news/sports stories on social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
2) Check schedule of day’s games and events
3) Produce and anchor sports block for 6/10/11 and Daybreak shows
4) Coordinate sports coverage plans for the afternoon/evening
5) Post sports stories to website
6) Shoot video at local sports events
7) Write/edit highlights of local games
8) Plan and coordinate shoots for future stories
9) Request credentials
The sports director/reporter’s job is to plan and coordinate sports coverage for the station. They are in charge of quality control of whatever content the sports department produces, both on-air and online. The sports department is responsible for reporting, writing, and anchoring sportscasts for the 6/10/11 shows, as well as a taped sports package for the daybreak show.
The sports director/reporter will produce their block using content gathered from Twitter, Facebook, competing news organizations websites, teams’ official websites, sports sections of affiliates and video feeds from CNN and ABC News. They are responsible for writing and editing highlights from local games as well as gathering video highlights from our CNN or ABC feeds. Usually the sports team uses every second until air to prep and write for the shows. They will also update the website and tweet local scores. They will also schedule media opportunities with local sports teams, plan ahead to big games that require travel outside of the area, and coordinate special projects and feature stories.
Why be a WHSV Sports director/reporter?
Harrisonburg is geographically central to the mid-atlantic’s top college and professional teams. The sports department also has flexibility to cover big events in the region and will occasionally travel to cover local teams in big championships. They also have the opportunity to tell sports stories through a short series or through a TSR.