Anchor/Executive Producer – 14057

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




WQAD News 8 is looking for a talented leader and journalist to oversee the producing of our morning show and co-anchor the 2 ½ hour long newscast. We are looking for a person who is a leader that can deliver great content to our viewers every morning.


  • Oversee the producing of the morning show
  • Approve and write news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • Teach our producers to write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events.
  • Research and teach how to research for facts and credibility.
  • Enterprise news stories.
  • Coach journalists how to write for broadcast including using graphics.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Lead and inspire news teams to work together for a great newscast.
  • Use time after the morning show to plan ahead to the next day/week/month.


3-5 Years 



  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 3+ years of experience preferred, including supervision and leadership of other journalists
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events



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