Anchor - Reporter
I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The News Anchor/Reporter develops and presents content which will attract the largest available audience to the station's newscasts. This position works with Producers to create the newscast. The News Anchor covers news in the field, writes stories and edits and/or rewrites copy when needed.
Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.
II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
35% Anchors newscasts. Writes and edits news copy. Work with producers to create teasers and promos. Edits video on Avid computer system.
55% Report both in the studio and in the field. Accept general reporting assignments from Executive Producers and Assignment Desk. Provide story narration on or off camera. Write or rewrite news stories provided by wire services or similar outside sources. Provide content for our multiple digital platforms and engage viewers through social media. Contribute initiative concepts and ideas on a regular basis.
Participate as needed on in-studio interviews. Develop and maintain contact with news sources. Propose ideas for hard news stories, follow-ups, features and mini documentaries.
10% Conducts interviews and makes personal appearances on behalf of the station. Works with promotion department in promoting the news product.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Experience: Six years experience as primary anchor and reporter for commercial/public television.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to blend words and video into interesting and informative television news stories.
Must be a skilled communicator with ability to connect with a diverse audience.
Ability to assimilate information quickly. Ability to compile and summarize information into a clear, concise and understandable presentation.
Ability to conduct meaningful and interesting interviews.
Must do story research and have knowledge of script writing, news gathering and editing.
Be at ease with meeting the public.
% Travel Required (Approximate) : 10%