Posted: May 20, 2024

Sports Reporter / Anchor

Website abc27News Nexstar Media Inc / WHTM-TV abc27

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WHTM abc27, a leading station within the Nexstar Media Inc. family, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Sports Reporter / Weekend Sports Anchor to join our team. This individual will be responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content, and editing sports stories for multiple platforms. If you have a passion for sports and a knack for storytelling, we want to hear from you.

As a Sports Reporter / Weekend Sports Anchor at WHTM abc27, you will cover a wide range of local and regional sports, bringing the excitement of the game to our viewers. You’ll be part of a dedicated sports team that values accuracy, creativity, and integrity in reporting.

About Harrisburg:

Harrisburg, the capital city of Pennsylvania, offers a rich history combined with modern amenities. Located along the scenic Susquehanna River, Harrisburg is known for its vibrant arts scene, diverse cultural attractions, and excellent dining options. The city boasts a lower cost of living compared to many major metropolitan areas, making it an attractive place to live and work. Harrisburg’s central location provides easy access to major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., each within a two-hour drive. This prime location allows residents to enjoy the benefits of a smaller city while being close to a variety of professional, recreational, and cultural activities. The region offers a high quality of life with excellent schools, numerous parks, and a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and boating. With a strong sense of community, celebrated through numerous festivals and events, Harrisburg is an ideal place for both work and play.

Why Join Us:

At WHTM abc27, we pride ourselves on fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. We believe in the power of storytelling and the impact of high-quality journalism. Here’s what our team members say about working here:

“Working at WHTM abc27 has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The team is supportive, and there’s always an opportunity to grow and learn.”

As part of Nexstar Media Inc., we offer ample opportunities for career advancement within our expansive network of media outlets. We invest in our employees through professional development programs, training, and mentorship.

Essential Duties:

  • Produce and present sports reports across all platforms, ensuring high standards of journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Write and deliver clear, concise sports stories.
  • Assist in writing, copy editing, researching, and coordinating sports programming and other content.
  • Respond promptly to breaking sports events and urgent newsroom situations.
  • Collaborate closely with the sports team to develop comprehensive sports coverage.
  • Participate in promotional activities, including public appearances.
  • Undertake special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Shoot video for sports reports, including setting up, composing, and executing video shots.
  • Maintain video equipment.
  • Edit video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content.
  • Write stories for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Engage with viewers and users on social media sites.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sports and sports-related activities.
  • Fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in sports reporting or anchoring (experience may vary based on market size).
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Proven experience in guiding, directing, and motivating others.
  • Ability to identify developmental needs and coach or mentor to enhance skills and knowledge.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Effective listening skills to fully understand problems and work with a team to develop solutions.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development and training opportunities

To Apply:

If you are a motivated and skilled sports journalist looking to make an impact in a dynamic newsroom, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a link to your demo reel showcasing your best on-air work.

WHTM abc27 and Nexstar Media Inc. are equal opportunity employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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