Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

WATE-TV

Nexstar Media Group,Inc.

DESCRIPTION

WATE, the ABC Affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee is seeking a Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ. Looking for an energetic morning person, who can deliver everything from hard news to features, who can handle breaking news, live guests and ad lib situations.  Someone that brings enterprise coverage ideas to the product on day one.  

The Weekend Anchor serves as the primary presenter of weekend news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.  We’re seeking a strong storyteller. On non-weekend workdays, the Weekend Anchor works as a multimedia journalist, collecting, analyzing and presenting facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all on air and online platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. A successful candidate will be asked to work solo on general assignment stories and will be a major part of the station’s online success by posting timely updates, stories, and other content on our social media platforms. The successful candidate must demonstrate the desire to put journalistic skills such as shooting, editing, newsgathering, writing, interviewing, reporting and ethical decision-making into practice on a daily basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produce content for multiple platforms.
  • Work with management to enterprise and develop stories daily
  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
  • Organize material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
  • Gather and verify information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.
  • Build network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education
  • (2) years television anchoring or reporting experience required
  • Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Understand importance of social media
  • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills
  • Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel
  • Operate newsroom computer systems

Physical Demands & Work Environment:


The Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

 


JOB EXPERIENCE

  • Work with management to enterprise and develop stories daily
  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
  • Organize material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
  • Gather and verify information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.
  • Build network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

 


REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education
  • (2) years television anchoring or reporting experience required
  • Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Understand importance of social media
  • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills
  • Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel
  • Operate newsroom computer systems

Physical Demands & Work Environment:


The Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

 


ADDITIONAL INFO

Go to http://WWW.nexstar.tv/jobs TO APPLY ONLINE No phone calls, please. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Background check required.


HOW TO APPLY

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar

http://www.nexstar.tv/careers