Sports Reporter/Anchor, Lansing, MI

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Sports Reporter/Anchor, Lansing, MI

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:20 am

WLNS-TV in Lansing, MI is accepting applications for a sports reporter.

Lansing, Michigan is home to Magic Johnson, John Smoltz, and Ryan Miller. It's also home to the next great sports reporter.

If all you can do is play-by-play and locker room interviews, don't bother applying. We need a sports reporter. You'll be expected to make contacts, come up with story ideas, and follow and break the "news" of sports. We want a story finder as well as a storyteller.

This is not a 9-to-5 job. And it’s not for the lazy for faint of heart. There are long days and strange hours. You will work weekends. You will shoot your own stuff. You will get to anchor, but that won’t be the bulk of your job.

For our part - we're committed to sports. When the Spartans go to the Big Dance, we're there. When the football team goes to a bowl game, we're there. We do various sports specials throughout the year, including a Big 10 football preview, a bowl special, and a special each week the Spartans remain in the NCAA basketball tournament. We also have the 5th Quarter - an award-winning high school football/basketball show each Friday night.

But we don't limit ourselves to football and basketball. We cover a host of high school and Spartan sports - including, but not limited to hockey, baseball, softball, soccer, golf, and track. Our market is also home to a minor league baseball team and the Michigan International Speedway.

Yes, we follow the Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings, but don’t count on spending any time in Detroit. We like to keep the focus local.

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

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Re: Sports Reporter.Anchor, Lansing, MI

#2 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:22 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 Reporter.Anchor, Lansing, MI

#3 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:07 am

The WLNS sports director is Audrey Dahlgren. Dahlgren had been the weekend sports anchor since October 2018 and previously worked as a sports reporter and fill-in anchor at the station.

Sports Anchor/Reporter Alex Sims (Syracuse) has been at the station four years.

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