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WRBL-TV Weekend Anchor & Multi-Media Journalist Position

The CBS affiliate in Columbus, GA seeks a 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 weekend newscasts
  • Produce weekend newscasts
  • Break enterprise news stories (daily) on-air, online, and on social media channels
  • Report live (daily) on-air, online, and on social media channels
  • Participate in community functions and make public appearances on behalf of our station and company


Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Columbus – 31901
Job Skills:

  • Dynamic, confident, and comfortable presenter from the anchor desk and live in the field
  • 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
  • Strong line producer — The successful Anchor/Reporter candidate will line produce accurate, engaging, fast-paced newscasts which they anchor.
  • 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 team mates
  • Hate to lose and driven to dominate competitors


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 and other field gear
  • 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 operate field live transmission unit essential — TVU experience preferred
  • Ability to confidently and safely operate a motor vehicle
  • Mastery of smart phone hardware and mobile app operation


Work Schedule is: As Assigned

Primary schedule is Thursday thru Monday 2:45pm – 11:45pm.  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.


Experience:  1 year preffered


Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree in journalism, media, communications or a related field preferred.


Full-time Employee Benefits include

Vacation, Sick, Personal, Medical, Vision, Dental, Life, 401k etc. after a respective waiting period


Physical Requirements:

You must have the ability to bend, squat, reach, lift, carry, setup, and use a variety of equipment including video cameras, tripods, lights, mobile phones, TVU live equipment, and other gear.

You must be able to lift & carry up to 30lbs of equipment daily.


Job Requirements:

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and possess and maintain a clean driving record.

Pre – Employment Background Screenings are also required.  EOE   M/F/D/V


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