Anchor

Location
Huntsville, Alabama
Salary
competitive
Posted
Jan 22, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

Overview

Reports to: News Director

 

WHNT, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for an Anchor in our Huntsville location.

 

The Anchor will be an experienced journalist who can handle major news, breaking news and is a proven leader with editorial content and viewers.   This person must be assertive in the newsroom and work cohesively with management and crew staff.  This position will contribute to the content gathering of information for WHNT, the station websites and social media.

Responsibilities
  • Anchor regularly scheduled newscasts produced by the station
  • Evaluate news leads and pitch unique stories that will get results and drive ratings; participate in the editorial process
  • Contribute, write and/or proofread stories on assigned broadcasts
  • Develop and execute enterprise content on a consistent basis
  • Participate in station community and promotional events
  • Establish and maintain relationships/sources in the community
  • Produce content for Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
  • 3-5 years reporting & anchoring experience
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver compelling and promotable stories
  • Knowledge of social media/online platforms
  • Knowledge of how to file FOIAs and open records requests preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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