The Anchor gathers, prepares, writes and presents news and information across multiple platforms. Prepares and presents news and information for broadcast from the studio, in the newsroom and the field. Is active in newsroom editorial meetings. Uses new technology to gather, edit and present news content. Establishes and maintains contacts with newsmakers, cultivates news sources and strong bonds with the community on a continuing basis. Reports, writes and produces package reports for broadcast in regularly scheduled newscasts and special news programming. Seeks out opportunities for field anchoring. Researches and develops stories and story ideas for future use. Assumes responsibility for final content and presentation of news stories on the air. Collaborates with newsroom managers and newscast producers to maintain strong editorial standards in news programming. Understands and maintains a strong presence on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others. Continuously works to build social audience and engagement. Makes frequent appearances at civic functions, station promotions and other community outreach events. Establishes and maintains a leadership role within the newsroom and the station.
Requirements: Skilled in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure. Highly skilled in on-camera performance, reading scripted news copy clearly and with the ability to ad lib effectively for extended periods when required. Ability to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Must communicate clearly and deal effectively/politely with the public in person and over the phone. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. Five years of experience as a news anchor at a commercial television station.
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