Non-News Talent Show & Content Host (WKBW-TV)




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WKBW-TV, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company and the ABC affiliate station in Buffalo, NY, is accepting applications for the following position. 

The Non-News Talent show and content host will perform daily hosting duties of a local non-news television show, as well as personal appearances, on-air and on-line representation of the station in the community, commercials and promotions. The show’s primary purpose is to generate sales revenue. The incumbent will be the face and voice of designated station-sponsored events and station commercial clients and programs when required.


Key Activities
  • Work together with the co-host and producers to create, gather, write and execute all production related to programs, web reporting, live to tape segments, station sponsored events and sales generated events; work with the sales department and clients on paid segments.
  • Prepare and host a local non-news television show, along with other local non-news programming and special projects as needed.
  • Report and present stories on station’s newscasts, recorded programs and all entertainment properties; report live on location as necessary.
  • Present information conversationally and engage with audience on camera as well as through other multi-media platforms (i.e. blogs, writing internet articles); clearly and concisely present information; work from script and perform impromptu conversation as necessary.
  • Work cooperatively with assigned photographer on segments, if one is assigned.
  • Perform various community service activities for station, including performing as master of ceremonies for public service events and as host/hostess for station events.
  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned.

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2 - 3 years professional broadcasting experience required
Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to write feature packages
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under deadline pressures
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to problems and come up with clever ideas about a given topic or situation
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Flexible hours and travel are required
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
Work Environment

 • Flexible hours and travel are required

Additional Requirements

• Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 52 television stations in 36 markets, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape, Laff and Court TV; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.