At NewsWest 9 in Midland/Odessa, Texas we are looking for an energic and involved anchor to lead our news team on the weekends. Someone who can be a leader for other reporters in the newsroom, communicate conversationally on the desk, work collaboratively with Digital Content Producers and construct great stories during the week. We’re looking for a creative, engaging, leader who will embrace the West Texas community alongside the weekday staff. The ideal candidate will be an excellent storyteller with top-notch interviewing, live, and taped reporting skills. We are seeking candidates who will collaborate with the team for the most comprehensive breaking news coverage in the market. NewsWest 9 anchors have the freedom to show-and-tell in one of the most innovative small market studios in the country.
- Anchor weekend newscasts and other newscasts to fill-in during the week as assigned
- Generate unique, compelling and innovative story/show ideas and content
- Excellent, creative presentation and writing skills a must
- Excellent use of social media for news gathering and community engagement
- Cultivate sources
- Contribute to multiple platforms on a daily basis including writing for the website, posting on social media, creating for mobile, and most of all creating a dialog with our audience and your friends and followers.
- Collaborate with a team to produce the most creative, compelling stories
- Develop contacts and relationships in the community
- Journalism or Mass Communication degree preferred with two-years of experience preferred
- Strong on-camera delivery with the ability to ad-lib
- Excellent writing, packaging, and live skills
- Ability to shoot and edit
- Knowledge of ENPS (scripting and Edius (editing) a plus
- Must be able to report in a broad range of styles with good on-air presentation skills
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure
- Strong social media presence
- Specialized reporting experience (investigative) a plus
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