Anchor – 14022

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




WLTX in Columbia, S.C. is looking for a skilled journalist to join our team as Anchor.

The successful candidate understands the basic principles of journalism and is interested in connecting with community through enterprise storytelling, innovative newscast segments, and the occasional public appearance .

Ideally, the candidate will be experienced on the anchor desk. Maybe you're currently on the weekend anchor desk, or a reporter who fills in on the desk occasionally. We are looking for a team player who has excellent writing skills, is willing to be a leading voice which drives content decisions, isn’t afraid to ask questions, has an engaging presence, sense of humor, understands the immediacy needed during breaking news situations and can skillfully ad lib in any situation.


  • Anchor morning newscasts and report on important local stories affecting the community
  • Generate unique, compelling and innovative story/show ideas and content
  • Ability to communicate stories in conversational manner
  • Skillfully and calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Excellent, creative presentation and writing skills a must
  • Write and post regularly on all digital platforms including social media
  • Cultivate sources and enterprise lead worthy reports.
  • Open to participating in community and talent appearances.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines.
  • Ability to take leadership role in newscast production with strong news judgement.


1-3 Years 



  • Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication preferred with at least 2-3 experience as an anchor/reporter in a small to medium market.
  • Natural on-air delivery with strong ability to ad-lib.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong storytelling/packaging and live skills.
  • Must be able to report or a broad range of topics
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Shooting and editing skills a plus

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit

TEGNA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus.

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations