Anchor Reporter

Hearst Television, Needham, MA, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time

WCVB is looking for an Anchor/Reporter who excels at storytelling and brings the energy of live-in-the-field reporting to our anchor desk. We are seeking a versatile self-starter who is fast, efficient, and works well under tight deadlines. Top candidates will have credibility, poise, and personality as well as the ability to develop key sources and break big stories. Our anchors lead by example, pitching story ideas, mentoring producers and reporters, and taking an active role in writing and editing scripts that really speak to the viewer

           Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver scripted content and breaking news with professionalism, personality, and purpose
  • Work with and guide reporters and producers in newscast production
  • Collaborate with assignment editors to plan, gather, and edit stories on day-of news or special project assignments
  • Develop meaningful sources both locally and nationally
  • Work with photographers to turn a good story idea into a highly produced piece, loaded with compelling video and sound
  • Coordinate with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
  • Contribute photos, video, and copy to digital platforms throughout the day
  • Demonstrate exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure
  • Display unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Appear on behalf of the station at public events

           Experience Requirements:

  • Past anchor experience (2-5 years)
  • Past reporting experience (2-5 years)
  • Ability to get on the air quickly from the field, building multiple versions of developing stories
  • Demo reel that is indicative of everyday work

           Qualifications Requirements:

  • Proven ability to connect with viewers and commitment to community
  • Willing to work in all weather conditions
  • A valid driver's license and clear driving record
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays                


  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.