9&10 News – Sports Director

Sports Director

At 9&10 News of Northern Michigan you will find a thriving, robust and exciting company with a world class facility and location in beautiful Northern Michigan. We offer competitive pay, first class benefits and opportunities to learn and grow alongside accomplished leaders in the industry.

The Company: Heritage Broadcasting’s roots began on air in 1954 and we have been growing and evolving ever since!  We are proud to be the News Leader in Northern Michigan!  Today, we are home to news, weather, and entertainment content, 9&10 News, Local 32, and CW 32 as well as ME TV, Lake Effect Digital, MyNorth Media, and ION.

 

The Position: No one covers local sports like 9&10 News. That’s why we have branded our sports department to separate it from above the rest—as MISportsNow. We take pride in covering the 100+ high schools, as well as the local colleges and universities like Central Michigan University and Ferris State University. This position will continue to push the envelope that and bring the Sports team to new heights as we venture into not only game day coverage, but also strengthening our original content and storytelling. This position will lead our sports team as we build our own sports network—MISportsNow+, and strengthen our livestreams of niche sporting events and local games. This person will bring their passion to local sports and instill it into the staff of reporters and photojournalists, while also creating content strategies for the department.

 

The Benefits:

 

  • 100% Company Paid Employee Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Dependent Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K with a Company Match
  • 17 Days PTO
  • Unlimited Sick Time
  • Clothing & Grooming Allowances
  • Quarterly Profit Sharing Bonus
  • Relocation Allowance

 

The Culture

  • Innovative: Our industry changes every day. Fresh ideas are welcomed and encouraged!
  • Motivating & Engaging: Regardless of position or job title, you will find our team members are proud of their contributions, individual and team accomplishments, and they love to celebrate them!
  • Collaborative: No one person or department is able to do it all. We rely on our strengths and weaknesses to complement one another to create an unbeatable team.
  • Inclusive: We know to get all kinds of ideas, we need all kinds of people!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Sports Anchor will provide sports reports for news programs and online properties
  • Work with the News Director and other managers to establish Sports department goals and work to develop and further the grand of the station’s sports programs
  • Responsible for managing the analytical reporting for the Sports Planning team
  • Work with other departments to execute special sporting events
  • Will be someone who embraces social media, OTT and all of our digital platforms
  • Assign daily stories to Sports reporters and Sports photojournalists
  • Perform other duties assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Must have a positive attitude, especially during high-stress situations
  • Should be able to generate story & project ideas
  • Proven management and people skills to direct staff
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community
  • Thorough understanding of Adobe Premiere software
  • A degree in journalism or a related field
  • Must have strong organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Ability to come up with innovative and creative ideas

In Addition, We Hope You’ll Appreciate:

  • Great and inspiring company culture. Entrepreneurship mentality.
  • Rest and relaxation. 3 weeks paid time off. 9 paid holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Prepare for the future. 401(k) with a company match to provide a better future in your retirement years.
  • Development opportunities. We are growing which in turn provides opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.
  • Ability to live in beautiful Northern Michigan and take advantage of the sandy beaches to the snowcapped mountains and everything in between.

 

The Location: Heritage Broadcasting is based in beautiful Northern Michigan. This position will be based out of our Cadillac office.  This is a great place to live, work and play!  With rich forests, trails for miles, sand dunes, and an abundance of shoreline, it’s easy to see why we love it so much!  Northern Michigan truly offers something for everyone with our beautiful four seasons and opportunity for year round outdoor adventures!

 

Are you ready? Are you excited?

 

If you have the required experience and skills, send your letter of interest, resume, professional references, and college transcripts to HR@9and10news.com

 

Heritage Broadcasting is an EEO Employer.

 

 

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