WGXA is looking for a dynamic and motivated full-time Morning News Anchor/Reporter! In this role, you will help lead early morning newscasts and will help produce daily content on a variety of platforms, including the internet and social networks. It is essential you show examples of extemporaneous breaking news coverage and display the ability to flawlessly ad-lib on a major breaking story. The ideal candidate will be a leader in the newsroom, highly engaged in social media, anxious to anchor from the field and possess the ability communicate in a way with the audience while presenting a credible and engaging newscast.
In addition to being an outstanding journalist with a great personality you need to be a team leader. Our anchors are leaders who participate in the planning of our shows and produce content regularly. A passion for winning news is mandatory! We're also looking for someone who is a self-starter and who can generate his or her own story ideas on a daily basis. Our candidate will be someone who embraces social media and knows how to consistently engage with the audience. Collaboration is a big part of this role! This position calls for a fully engaged anchor who comes in every day with enterprise story ideas and who is ready to jump in and write scripts, post content to our multiple digital platforms, and help out wherever needed. The ideal candidate is someone who can generate original content that impacts our community on a daily basis. This person should be a strong writer, a creative storyteller, active on all news platforms, inquisitive and works well with others. We are looking for a leader, a self-starter, someone who can generate/maintain contacts within the community. You will be required to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet and social networks.
Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
Energy & positivity
The ability to execute during breaking news events and add context
Must be a team leader that works well with others
A self-starter and who can generate his or her own story ideas on a daily basis
Must be able to field anchor
The ability to demonstrate enterprise reporting and creativity in story-telling
Ability to work under deadline and on a flexible schedule is required
Recognize and embrace an anchor's newsroom leadership responsibilities
Support and encourage a staff of talented reporters and other TV news professionals
Considerable live shot experience
Previous experience working in a team environment is a must
Experience with iNEWS and Avid Editing a plus
Must have 1-2 years of on-air experience as an anchor
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!
Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!
About the Team
The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.