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Anchor/Reporter (WNYT-TV)

01 Mar, 2022

Requisition #:  22-1114

Job Overview:  This position is responsible for selecting stories for broadcast, researching, writing, and gathering newscast content. This position is also responsible for presenting live on TV and radio unscripted and scripted news reports.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local, state, and national current events. Collaborate with the news director to choose stories to broadcast considering audience preferences. Meet with the news director, reporters, and other news anchors to be briefed on the day's news. Revise scripts and prepare to deliver them on-air.

Organize the news to present the most interesting pieces first, ensure late-breaking news is added to newscasts. Introduce news correspondents reporting on the scene and ask relevant questions.

Interview guests and other members involved in particular stories engaging in a commentary.

Keep abreast of news developments by studying papers, attending events, and staying in contact with industry professionals. Write for the station's website and maintain an active social media presence.

Make daily promotional community appearances.

Provide newsroom leadership and contribute to the overall team effort. Comply with the moral code of the journalistic profession.

Complete other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualification:

Bachelors in Communication, Speech, or related field with 2-5 years of experience as a television news anchor; or a combination of education and experience to meet the requirements of the position.

Quick and effective decision making, live ad-libbing, and maintaining performance under extreme pressure.

Highly developed public speaking and interpersonal skills along with exceptional communication skills, both oral and written. Professional, consistent on-air appearance and ability to read Teleprompter.

Advanced abilities in critical thinking.

Broad knowledge of local, national, and international affairs (e.g. political, economic, legislative and cultural). Comfortable yet professional presence on camera with the ability to improvise in a live on-camera setting. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Available to work on a flexible schedule.

Ability to work under stressful conditions and strict deadlines.

Maintain appropriate and strict standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics, and grooming.

 

 

EEO Statement:          We are an equal opportunity employer.

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