Sports Beat Reporter

WINK Television On-Air Reporters Fort Myers, Florida


Position at Fort Myers Broadcasting Company



We're on the lookout for a Sports Beat Reporter (Sports Storyteller) to join our team. We want someone who is experienced, passionate, and knows how to craft compelling stories that will engage our audience. As a Sports Beat Reporter, you'll be responsible for covering hyper-local sports issues that have an impact on everyday life. Up-to-date knowledge of current sports, social impact of sports, news, and its impact on life beyond sports.


Among the responsibilities include covering local sporting events, profiling interesting sports figures (famous and not so famous), conducting interviews, writing articles, producing multimedia content, and creating sports themed social media posts. You'll also need to develop relationships with local sports organizations and individuals in the community, pitch story ideas, and generate new leads. 


To be successful in this role, you should have a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field, and at least 2 years of experience in sports reporting. You should also have strong writing, editing, and storytelling skills, as well as the ability to work under tight deadlines and produce quality content. We also require a familiarity with multimedia tools and social media platforms, and a passion for sports and an understanding of their impact on the community.


As a Sports Beat Reporter, you'll be part of a team of reporters, photographers, and editors, and you may also need to report on news or breaking news stories. We value journalistic ethics and expect you to uphold these values in all your work.


If you're a creative and ambitious sports reporter who is passionate about capturing the essence of sports culture in your community, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to traverse various terrains to cover stories and conduct interviews.


Full-time new hires: Eligible to participate in all Company benefit plans, including:

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, and HSA 
    • 1st of the month after 30 days employment
    • Subject to plan terms
  • Eligibility for company-paid benefits such as life insurance & EAP and employee-paid benefits such as short- and long-term disability
  • PTO – Earned on Accrual Basis
  • Company-Paid Holidays
  • 401(k)


Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community. Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug-free and smoke-free environment.