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JR05481 – Anchor/Reporter Weekends

The News Anchor develops newscasts which will attract the largest available audience to the station’s newscasts.  This position works with Producer to create the newscast.  The News Anchor covers news in the field, writes stories and edits and/or rewrites copy when needed.

Essential Job Functions:

55% Anchors newscasts.  Covers news stories.  Writes and edits news copy.  Edits video on Avid computer system.

20% Works with Producer to create newscasts, teasers and promos.

15% Works with News Director, Managing Editor and Producers to plan and prepare for special event coverage.

10% Conducts interviews and makes personal appearances on behalf of the station.

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements (All must be met to be considered)

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field – equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

Experience:  Five years as primary anchor and reporter for commercial/public television station

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Ability to blend words and video into interesting and informative television news stories.  Must be a skilled communicator with the ability to connect with a diverse audience.  Ability to assimilate information quickly.  Ability to compile and summarize information into a clear, concise, and understandable presentation.  Ability to conduct meaningful and interesting interviews.