• WRBL-TV News Anchor / Multi-Media Journalist

    The CBS affiliate in Columbus, GA seeks a Weekday Morning News Anchor & Multi-Media Journalist to gather, craft, and present content for television newscasts & specials, online, and on social media platforms.

    Duties (including but not limited to):

    • Anchor weekday morning newscasts (daily), cut-ins (daily), noon newscasts (regularly), and other segments & programs (as needed)

    • Produce weekday morning newscasts (occasionally), cut-ins (daily), noon newscasts (regularly), and other segments & programs (as needed)

    • Report live and break enterprise news stories on-air, online, and on social media channels

    • Participate in community functions and make public appearances on behalf of our station and company

    Job Skills:

    • Dynamic, confident, and welcoming presenter from the anchor desk and live in the field

    • Ability to foster, grow, and daily deliver an energetic, upbeat, comfortable, and positive on-air “chemistry” and behind-the-scenes comradery with co-presenters and teammates

    • Unselfish team player who daily demonstrates inclusiveness, generosity, and esprit de corps with co-workers

    • Strong line producer — The morning newscasts are staffed with a producer. However, the successful candidate must be confident in this as they will line produce occasionally and assist with line producing duties daily.

    • Leverage insatiable curiosity and savvy interpersonal skills to cultivate sources, develop story leads, and regularly break exclusive enterprise and investigative content on all platforms

    • Low-to-Zero call/approach reluctance

    • Knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act and some practical experience using it

    • Strong news judgment

    • Never miss a deadline — Highly organized and manages time very well

    • Work well under pressure — Ability to handle breaking news and last-minute changes with aplomb

    • Superior writing skills — A flair for tease writing highly preferred

    • Mastery of AP writing style for the authoring of on-air and digital content

    • Ability to post and manage content, engage with viewers, and cultivate story leads on social media platforms

    • Familiarity with digital and social media metrics

    • Confident and capable videographer who understands the components of visual storytelling and is able to gather compelling visuals, strong natural sound, and solid interviews with field video gear

    • Confident, fast video editor

    • Professional, collegial demeanor with colleagues and with members of the public

    • Strong, candid knowledge of self and your capabilities

    • A hunger to learn, improve, and share the experience with teammates

    • Hate to lose and driven to dominate competitors

    • 2-3 years live television anchoring and reporting experience preferred

    Work Schedule is: As Assigned

    Primarily Weekdays 3:45am – 12:45pm.  Will also fill in for other news team members in other dayparts and on other days as needed. Community engagement responsibilities regularly occur during non-news times.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:

Technical Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of a digital content web publishing system

  • Strong working knowledge of social media platforms publishing and metrics dashboards

  • Strong working knowledge of video cameras

  • Working knowledge of still cameras

  • Strong non-linear video editing skills required. Familiarity with Adobe Premiere video editing software preferred.

  • Familiarity with ENPS rundown and story management system preferred

  • Ability to confidently and safely operate a motor vehicle

  • Mastery of smart phone hardware and mobile app operation


Additional Job Description

Pre-employment background screening required. Candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Candidate must be able to lift and carry up to 30lbs of equipment.

Qualified applicants must apply online. Email a copy of your resume and a link to your most up-to-date video resume reel to Gene Kirkconnell at


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