Anchor -KNBC News

Posted: 12/19/2017

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform on-air anchor responsibilities for designated NBC4 newscast or program across KNBC’s multiple platforms
  • Contribute story ideas for key series pieces for daily news programs
  • Prepare and/or assemble, and present story content in a fair, accurate and unbiased manner
  • Collaborate with news producers and managers to conceptualize, produce and present NBC4 news specials and packages based on either breaking or pre-planned stories
  • Generate story ideas, research and set up the content and interviews
  • Develop and maintain a network of news sources providing access to exclusive local stories
  • Leverage relationships within the community for the purpose of developing connections to story leads and bridge relevant activities through community relations department
  • Maintain social media presence that is in line with station/ company policies and guidelines
  • Participate in station-sponsored and philanthropic events and all assigned special promotions projects
  • Perform field reporting, fill-in for other shows, and other temporary assignments, as needed

  • Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as anchor in top 20 market
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as television reporter in top 20 market
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Proven track record of strong writing, storytelling and live reporting skills

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any of a 24x7 shift and willingness to travel and work long hours and on weekends with short notice
  • Successful candidate will be required to join the AFTRA Union if not already a member and remain a member in good standing of that Union
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Minimum 5 years of news anchor experience and 10 years of newsroom experience in top 10 market
  • Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills
  • Experience in a variety of anchor/host scenarios, including studio, remotes, specials, etc.
  • Experience in a variety of on-air reporting functions including anchoring, investigations, franchises, etc.
  • Very strong speech skills with the ability to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news
  • Strong understanding and demonstration of editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Experience in automated studio environments
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news environment
  • Experience in Los Angeles market and familiarity with Southern California audience and communities
  • Active engagement in Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Effective self-starter with the proven ability to generate and produce news stories
  • Proficiency delivering enterprising stories
  • Experience being actively engaged in editorial processes and meetings
  • Understanding of emerging news production techniques and technology, with a pioneering spirit with desire to learn emerging technologies and invent the future
  • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels
  • Believes that teams are smarter and more dynamic together
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

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