Anchor/Video Journalist

Posted: 8/22/2018

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

The Anchor/Video Journalist is responsible for local on-air delivery of newscasts and also shooting, writing & editing story ideas on a daily basis. They will work closely with producers to ensure stories are accurately written and presented on the daily newscasts. Anchors/Video Journalists are responsible for presenting local & national news and generating ideas to increase ratings. This position will report to the VP of News.

• Will shoot, write & edit story ideas on a daily basis that attract the viewer’s interest.
• Write stories, headlines and news updates for television, online and digital platforms.
• Work directly with E.P. and News Producer on story ideas and development.
• Present completed story with fair, accurate and community relevant content.
• Generate ideas and report breaking news either in studio or on location.
• Coordinate, organize and conduct interviews.
• Develop on-going “sweeps” style stories.
• Present newscasts to the viewer in a professional manner; including presenting breaking news to viewers both during live newscasts as well as outside regularly scheduled newscasts.
• Involved in Social Media platforms.
• Make appearances before social and civic groups and at schools and colleges on behalf of the station.
•Write and copy edit assigned scripts in newscasts

• BA or BS in related field.
• At least four years television anchor/reporter experience.
• At least four years’ experience shooting, writing, and editing with good ratings track record.
• Must have strong Spanish language skills (verbal & written).
• Enterprise reporting required.
• Strong live reporting presence a must.
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
• Must be willing to work in McAllen, Texas.
• Must be 18 years or older.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.
• Must be fluent in Spanish (speak, read & write).
• Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume (if applicable).
• Must be able to participate in community, public events and/or Master of Ceremonies as requested by the station.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

• News judgment with solid ethical decision process.
• Possess the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
• High competitive nature.
• Ability to handle working under the pressure of intense deadlines.
• Skills to be a problem solver.
• Creative with strong sense of community involvement for unique story ideas.
• Strong writing skills with ability to connect on an emotional level.
• General assignment reporting skills preferred.
• Proven record of meeting deadlines and developing contacts.
• Proven record of contributing story ideas.

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