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Sports MSJ

KWES-TV (NewsWest 9),, an NBC affiliate located in Midland/Odessa, Texas has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Sports MSJ! We are looking for an experienced, enterprising sports journalist that knows how to tell a great story. This is a hybrid role that will include reporting, anchoring on weekends, and fill-in anchor work during the week. The successful candidate will help plan one of the most dynamic Friday night high school football shows in the market. We are searching for someone who understands storytelling is about emotion, great camera work, and thoughtful writing. We’re also looking for someone who understands that anchoring isn’t just about reading scripts. The ideal candidate will connect with the community on all platforms. You will be expected to take ownership of your stories, coordinate the stories with producers, set up stories in advance, and consistently manage a calendar of stories for shows. The sports MSJ at NewsWest 9 must be a team player. Part of being a team player means this position could be asked to do a story for news, shoot video for news, or shoot a live shot for news.


  • Ability to identify and develop enterprise stories that connect with the Midland/Odessa market
  • Assist with producing, anchoring and reporting for Game Time every Friday during high school football season
  • Establish relationships with players and coaches for RockHounds baseball
  • Write, shoot, and edit for TV, web, and social media, and streaming platforms
  • Develop original local sports content and develop relationships in the sport community
  • Demonstrate an ability to make content stand out from the norm
  • Write and present in an exciting, conversational way
  • Collaborate with TV and digital editors to own sports stories
  • Meet daily deadlines, and maintain a steadfast commitment to journalistic integrity


  • BA/BS in journalism, communications, or related field or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of one year of working in journalism, communications preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing and content management systems
  • Knowledge of professional journalistic standards as related to on-air, digital and social presentation
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots, with strong on-air presence and delivery skills
  • Strong social media skills
  • Knowledge of ENPS (scripting) and Edius (editing) a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines


TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% - 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays.