Sports Director


Media - Journalism - Newspaper

About Gray Television:

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. 

About WITN:

WITN News has been Your Breaking News and Weather Authority for Eastern North Carolina for 65 years. We produce 43.5 hours of news per week and deliver content on a 24/7 basis on our digital platforms. We’re in the rapidly growing Greenville/New Bern/Washington DMA (100), with bureaus in New Bern and Jacksonville. We serve Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrell, and Washington counties. WITN is the dominant station in the market.

Job Summary/Description:

Eastern Carolina’s #1 news station, WITN News, is seeking a dynamic journalist for the role of sports director. Are you a born storyteller? We’re looking for someone who lives to tell those mass-appeal sports stories – who consumes and enterprises great content. The ideal candidate has a knack for communication, a passion for storytelling, and speaks the social media language. This position is for someone who loves finding great stories, showcasing them, and then telling them on air! The successful candidate must be organized, driven, creative, and an active content creator. We are looking for a top-notch journalist who loves attacking breaking sports news and embraces a culture of urgency.

Candidates must be able to learn and retain knowledge on complex processes and be able to manage their time to work successfully.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Selecting and creating stories that matter to viewers
• Delivering scripted material and ad-libbing with professionalism, personality, and purpose
• Writing scripts, building graphics, and editing video that helps you tell complete and effective stories
• Planning, gathering, assembling stories, and producing sports hits as needed
• Coordinating with news managers and producers to develop enterprising and exclusive content
• Monitoring and posting to digital platforms as news develops
• Responding urgently and appropriately to breaking and developing sports news
• Working under strict deadline pressure
• Demonstrating exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines
• Appearing on behalf of the station at public events


• Good writing and video editing skills
• Good communication skills
• Solid ethics and judgment
• Consistent track record of meeting deadlines
• Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
• Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or a related field
• Self-starter skills
• Knowledge of and ability to operate state-of-the-art television news equipment as well as content management systems and social media
• Past anchoring and reporting experience required (2-5 years)
• You MUST provide a link to your resume reel
• Pre-employment MVR check will be run
• Familiarity with ENPS, Edius, TVU, Arc a plus

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people 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 who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WITN-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Additional Info:

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.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Greenville - 28590
North Carolina
If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter and references.
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