Sports Director, Columbus, GA -- POSITION FILLED

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Sports Director, Columbus, GA -- POSITION FILLED

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:23 am

WTVM TV in Columbus, GA is accepting applications for a sports director.

The Columbus, Georgia DMA includes nearby Auburn University and is home to many dedicated college sports fans. Our proximity to the adjacent Atlanta market also requires a candidate with experience in covering MLB, NFL, NBA & MLS teams.

The WTVM Sports Director will be responsible for overseeing, planning, and executing sports coverage within our station. The ideal candidate will interface with the WTVM assignment desk and newsroom managers to enhance and maximize our coverage opportunities.

Furthermore, with a DMA covering counties in two states, a successful sports director will build strategies for effectively covering high school athletics in Alabama & Georgia.

We are looking for someone with 2-5 years of MMJ experience, preferably in sports. Extensive live experience needed.

Please indicate in your cover letter you learned of this opportunity through Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.

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Re: Sports Director, Columbus, GA

#2 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:09 am

STAA members have already had their demos and resumes sent to this employer. You have an edge in the job market when someone is going to bat for you. If that would be helpful to you, You should click here now to join STAA or call 949-648-7822.

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Re: Sports Director, Columbus, GA

#3 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:13 am

Currently, the only member of the WTVM News Leader 9 sports team is Jonathon Hoppe (Syracuse). He joined the station last November.

Longtime Sports Director Dave Platta left the station last month. The Ledger-Enquirer published an interesting story about Platta's departure:

https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/co ... 84098.html

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Re: Sports Director, Columbus, GA -- POSITION FILLED

#4 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:26 am

Jonathon Hoppe has been promoted to Sports Director.

They don't currently have a sports anchor/reporter. Here are details on how to apply:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10555&p=38052&hilit=WTVM#p38052

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