• Full Time
  • Anywhere

WZZM-TV

TEGNA, Inc.

DESCRIPTION

WZZM 13 On Your Side in Grand Rapids, Michigan has an opportunity for a creative, innovative, and enterprising Anchor/Multi-Skilled Journalist who is an excellent on-camera communicator to help serve the needs of our audience and community. We are looking for a journalist who excels at both accountability reporting and breaking news. We are seeking candidates who will trailblaze the future of news and tell the stories of our community.?This journalist should be someone who is comfortable asking tough but fair questions and be able to work with producers to develop smart and engaging newscasts. We are looking for someone who understands the “why” behind stories and excels at impact journalism. The Anchor will be one of the faces of the station in charge of developing contacts and relationships in the community enabling them to create and present unique, compelling, and innovative stories of interest.?

We are looking for a journalist who is deeply invested in the local community and is a natural competitor who wants to break lead stories. They must be an excellent storyteller and committed to developing sources.

Responsibilities

  • Produce and anchor newscasts and take on leadership role in newscast production. Fill in as an anchor where needed across all platforms.
  • Report in field as a multi-skilled journalist and develop compelling enterprise content that can lead a newscast.
  • Foster and develop strong news sources.
  • Write and post daily on digital platforms.
  • Participate in promotional appearances and represent 13 On Your Side at community events.
  • Use editorial judgment to help determine content of the newscasts.
  • Work with producer and team to create unique, fast-paced innovative newscasts.
  • Use social media to determine content of newscasts and highlight big social stories.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.
  • Journalism and/or Communication degree preferred.
  • Understand the tenets of professional Journalism.
  • Excellent, creative presentation and writing skills a must

JOB EXPERIENCE

2-3 years


REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 2-3 years news anchor/reporting experience
  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for television, mobile and social platforms.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating, and authentic manner.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Enterprise news stories.
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Strong social media presence.
  • Experience with ENPS and Edius a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver's license



Benefits: 

TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% – 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays. 

About TEGNA

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 http://www.TEGNA.com.

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email [email protected] 

 

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