Reporter/Anchor (WNYT-TV)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local, state, and national current events.
  • Collaborate with the news director to choose stories to broadcast considering audience preferences.
  • Meet with the news director, reporters, and other news anchors to be briefed on the day's news. Revise scripts and prepare to deliver them on-air.
  • Organize the news to present the most interesting pieces first, ensure late-breaking news is added to newscasts.
  • Introduce news correspondents reporting on the scene and ask relevant questions.
  • Interview guests and other members involved in particular stories engaging in the commentary.
  • Keep abreast of news developments by studying papers, attending events, and staying in contact with industry professionals.
  • Write for the station's website and maintain an active social media presence.
  • Make daily promotional community appearances.
  • Provide newsroom leadership and contribute to the overall team effort.
  • Comply with the moral code of the journalistic profession.
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Qualification:

  • Bachelors in Communication, Speech or related field with 2 years' experience as a news anchor; or a combination of education and experience to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Quick and effective decision making, live ad-libbing, and maintaining performance under extreme pressure.
  • Highly developed public speaking and interpersonal skills along with exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Professional, consistent on-air appearance, and ability to read Teleprompter.
  • Advanced abilities in critical thinking.
  • Broad knowledge of local, national, and international affairs (e.g. political, economic, legislative, and cultural).
  • Comfortable yet professional presence on camera with the ability to improvise in a live on-camera setting.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Available to work on a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and strict deadlines.
  • Maintain appropriate and strict standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics, and grooming.