Anchor Reporter

Location
Louisville, Kentucky
Salary
competitive
Posted
Apr 25, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Louisville
Duration
Full Time

WLKY is looking for a dynamic, authentic Anchor/Reporter who brings the energy and urgency of live reporting to our newscasts. In addition to solid news judgment and strong reporting skills, we are looking for a true team player - someone who connects with the audience and brings positive energy to the newsroom. The right person for this position can deliver breaking news with urgency, credibility and context; can connect on air and on social with our viewers/users, as well as ad-lib comfortably in appropriate situations.


Our anchors are newsroom leaders who work well with the team to produce and execute winning newscasts. Our anchors write/edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, commands the anchor desk, but also has excellent live reporting skills. Must love morning news!


Job Responsibilities:                                     

  • Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose  
  • Works with reporters and producers in newscast production
  • Covers day-of news or special project assignments
  • Communicates and contributes pictures, video and text updates to social audiences
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events, understands stations dedication to community


Qualifications:

  • Proven anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
  • Has a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and holidays 
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production                  


Education:                                        

  •  Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent, proven work experience

Experience:

  • Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required
  • Past reporting experience(2-5 years) required
  • Demonstrated experience as a co-anchor preferred
  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work


 



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