On Air Anchor

Location
Melville, New York
Salary
Competitive salary, Medical, Dental, 401K, PTO
Posted
Aug 07, 2019
Ref
R647
Function
Production
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Newsday Media Group is looking for an On Air Anchor to join our team. The On Air Anchor will host and anchor a wide variety of feature and news programming on TV and digital platforms.

Essential Duties & Functions

  • Present daily news programming and features assignments effectively and professionally in a state-of-the-art production facility with multiple hard and virtual sets.
  • Ensure all coverage is fair, balanced, and engaging to subscribers.
  • Research and develop original content in conjunction with studio team and Newsday staff.
  • Brainstorm fresh and interesting story ideas. Be on constant lookout for unique, relevant and urgent topics as well as compelling follow ups.
  • Conduct engaging, sharp, well researched interviews which may be broadcast live, or pre-recorded and edited.
  • Perform other assignments as necessary under the direction of the Producers or Senior Leadership.

Essential Job Knowledge & Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in Journalism, Communications, or equivalent work experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Strong on camera presence and ability to articulate and convey information in a clear, concise and conversational manner.
  • Adept at “ad libbing” effectively in live environment.
  • Excellent news judgment and knowledge of key issues.
  • Ability to interact professionally and build relationships with sources.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a commercial newsroom or equivalent.
  • Strong reporting, writing and research skills.
  • Advance knowledge of Adobe Premiere a plus.
  • Able to work a flexible and varied schedule, to include weekends, holidays, nights and extended hours.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven team environment.
  • Able to shoot and edit digital video a plus.

Newsday Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

 

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