News Anchor

Posted: 10/24/2018

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


The Anchor position is responsible for local on- air delivery of newscasts. News anchor must be able to write stories, report and produce local news stories on air and for live broadcast shows.
The Anchor primary purpose is to report daily and breaking news stories to keep the audience informed. They are involved and work closely with producers to ensure stories are accurately written and presented on the daily newscasts. Anchors are responsible for presenting local & national news and generating ideas to increase ratings. In addition:
  • Conduct research to write and present stories that attract the viewer’s interest
  • Generate ideas and report breaking news either in studio or on location
  • Responsible for gathering news information and preparing for presentation in the newscast
  • Provide input to the show producer on show content and format
  • Write stories, headlines and news updates for television, online and digital platforms
  • Expected to report from field, live shots, interviews, and package 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
  • Write and copy edit assigned scripts in newscasts
  • Make appearances before social and civic groups and at schools and colleges on behalf of the station
  • Involved in Social Media platforms


  • • BA or BS in related field.
    • Must possess a minimum of 5 years television anchor/reporter experience.
    • Must have strong Spanish language skills (verbal & written).
    • Candidate must have excellent Spanish writing skills as well as very strong verbal skills.
    • Ability to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations.
    • Strong live reporting skills are necessary.
    • Ability to handle working under the pressure of intense deadlines.
    • The ideal candidate must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment.
    • Ability to participate in community, public events and/or Master of Ceremonies as requested by the station.
    • Interested and qualified candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com
    • Must be willing to work extended hours, weekends and holidays with short notice.
    • Must be willing to work at the KTDO El Paso, TX. station.
    • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
    • Must be 18 years or older.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
    • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution. Program.

    • BA or BS in Journalism, Communications or Political Science preferred.
    • General Assignment reporting skills preferred.
    • Possess the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to present scripts with clarity and energy.
    • Proven record of meeting deadlines and developing contacts.
    • Proven record of contributing story ideas.
    • A history of newsroom leadership.
    • A history of working well with news staff.•
    • Good driving record, active driver's license.

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    About Telemundo Station Group:
    Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 26 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 15,000 hours of unique and relevant local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves the largest Hispanic television markets in the country including Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, San Antonio, San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, Harlingen, Orlando, Fresno, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Diego, Tampa, Denver, El Paso, Boston, Las Vegas, Tucson, Hartford, Fort Myers, Springfield, Richmond and Puerto Rico. In addition, Telemundo Station Group operates TeleXitos, a national multicast network that offers viewers popular action and adventure television series and feature films in Spanish. The group also provides support to 50 Telemundo affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a robust digital out-of-home operation.
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