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Sports Anchor/News Reporter, WSNS-TV job

NBC UniversalChicago, IL
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Company Description

NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Job Description

**Job Number** 53384BR

**Job Title** Sports Anchor/News Reporter, WSNS-TV

**Business Segment** Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

**Sub-Business** NBCUOTS - TLM WSNS

**Posting Category** Editorial

**About Us** At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It's our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU's vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It's what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

**Country** United States

**State** Illinois

**City** Chicago




+ B.A. in Journalism or related field

+ At least 3 years of broadcast news and sports reporting/writing experience

+ Strong ability to adlib and engaging delivery during breaking news and sports coverage

+ Past success with strong writing and story-telling skills

+ Excellent Spanish writing and speaking skills

+ Solid English language skills

+ Proven ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines

+ Excellent knowledge of all sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing among others ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com

+ Must be willing to work in the Chicago area

+ Must be willing to work extended hours, varying shifts (including mornings, nights, weekends and holidays) and report to work for breaking news

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

+ Must be 18 years or older

+ Must have a valid driver's license

+ Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume (if applicable)

+ Must accept Solutions, as NBCUniversal's Dispute resolution program

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics

+ News Anchoring experience and breaking news anchoring skills

+ Broadcast sports anchoring and reporting experience

+ Naturally competitive nature

+ Experience using strong problem-solving skills

+ Works well with others and is a team player

+ Proactive approach to a fast-paced and multi-platform content environment

+ Creative thinker with strong sense of community involvement for unique story ideas


NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.


  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
  • Research a story's background information to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individuals who are credible sources of information.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • English LanguageKnowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and GovernmentKnowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Communications and MediaKnowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

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