Anchor/Reporter

Location
Kansas City, Missouri
Salary
competitive
Posted
Dec 13, 2018
Function
Production
Specialty
Producer, Video, Writer
Metro Area
Kansas City
Duration
Full Time

Overview

The anchor/reporter is responsible for gathering news materials, interviewing persons both on and off camera, preparing and presenting news reports either live on-air or in a pre-recorded format, or on digital platforms.

 

The anchor/reporter must be enterprising and self-motivated and be able to work independently to follow leads to develop stories.  Requires a thorough understanding of all journalistic standards and broadcast production techniques used to create visual and compelling content for newscasts.  Strong writing and on-air presentation skills are required.  Must actively follow current events on a local, national, and international level.

Responsibilities

This includes: generating story ideas, writing and/or producing content for digital platforms and

for air and reporting news live on-air and/or in a pre-recorded format.  Work closely with News Managers and news producers and other newsroom employees on story conception and development and execution of story. 

 

 Develop and cultivate sources for news gathering purposes.

 

            Anchor/Reporter may represent the station at Fox 4 station events and/or serve as host, etc. at other charity events              or station projects as assigned

Qualifications

Proven ability to gather and present news either live or recorded for broadcast, online, and other digital platforms.  The reporter must be able to research thoroughly, write clearly in broadcast style, and present finished stories in a professional and engaging manner, for on-air or online broadcasts.  Strong writing and producing skills are essential.  Ability to contribute ideas on a daily basis and to recognize what types of stories would make for interesting and compelling television.  Ability to adapt to a fast paced quickly changing environment and to react in live situations to cover breaking news, etc.  Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with piers and superiors and to develop contacts outside the building to aid in newsgathering.   Must be highly proficient in social media.

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field required. 

Experience

Must have a minimum of five years’ experience as a broadcast reporter in a mid-to-large size market.  Must be able to meet aggressive deadlines while still completing high quality stories. 

Other

Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

 

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Company InfoTribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel.

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