Sports Director

KBJR Television is looking for a Sports Director to lead our Sports Department. We're looking for a leader who can work closely with the rest of the newsroom to create engaging newscasts.

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 KBJR:

Duluth is located on Lake Superior, the greatest of the Great Lakes. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, then you can consider Duluth paradise. If you prefer the offerings of the big city life, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are a short drive down I-35. Our building, office space and studios are state of the art. Located in Canal Park, considered one of Minnesota's top tourist destinations. We have views of Lake Superior and the Hillside of Downtown Duluth. We are walking distance to the Lakewalk, Aerial Lift Bridge and many fine restaurants, shops, and clubs.

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Job Summary/Description:  

KBJR Television is looking for a Sports Director to lead our Sports Department. We're looking for a leader who can work closely with the rest of the newsroom to create engaging newscasts.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Research, plan and produce daily stories
- Coordinate and plan coverage
- Coordinate with others on daily content and special events
- Shoot write and edit sports stories, emphasizing local sports for multiple platforms
- Report live from various sporting events
- Anchoring Newscasts
- Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by supervisor.


- Ability to lead a team
- Knowledge and passion for sports
- Must have hockey knowledge
- Degree in journalism, broadcasting or related field
- Engaging and comfortable on air personality
- Excellent communicator
- Team player with a positive attitude
- Reporting or anchoring experience preferred
- Previous supervisory experience is preferred
- Excellent time management skills and an ability to prioritize tasks and information under pressure are required
- Valid Driver's License and clean driving record

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

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, and 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.