Sports Reporter/Anchor

WOIO Channel 19 – Cleveland

Posted on: May 18, 2023
Apply by: August 18, 2023

Job Description

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

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.

WOIO-19 and WUAB-TV are the CBS and CW Affiliates in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as WTCL, the only Telemundo station in the Cleveland DMA. We produce 66.5 hours of live, local news, weather and sports every week and deliver content on a 24/7 basis on our digital platforms on WOIO and 5+ hours of news on WTCL.

Job Summary/Description:
WOIO 19 News is seeking a Sports Reporter/Anchor. The successful candidate will report, anchor and produce compelling, urgent and immediate sports content on TV and all our digital platforms. The ideal candidate must be a Jack-of-all-Trades in sports and perform a variety of tasks in the field and the studio. Must be highly skilled in crafting engaging sports content with the ability to thrive in a competitive sports town, including the ability to grow the depth of our sports material, “own” breaking sports, enterprise and investigative sports journalism. Demonstrate the ability to recruit viewers to daily sportscasts, daily web content, daily OTT content, as well as weekly special projects including NFL pre and post games shows. You will be a key member of our team responsible for Browns NFL coverage within newscasts and specials. Must have the desire to present breaking sports news to run in both news and sports blocks. Must also contribute to all social media platforms to help recruit viewers.

Please note – the primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the duties listed above

Must be a great communicator and work well under pressure and with a diverse group of people. Strong verbal/written communication skills and knowledge of AP Style required. Be a positive leader inside and outside the newsroom. Understand the difference between writing for television and writing for the web. Applicant should have a minimum of five (5) years experience in medium to large market sports. Experience with newsroom computer systems (ENPS) preferred. Bilingual journalism skills also preferred. Qualified applicants apply online (Gray Careers) and attach resume and link to your work.

WOIO/WUAB-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company.

Education Preferred:
• Bachelors or better.

Experience Preferred:
• Applicant should have a minimum of five (5) years experience in medium to large market sports.

Licenses & Certifications Required:
Drivers License

How to Apply

Qualified, interested applicants may go to You may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references.

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal).

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.