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Traffic Anchor/Reporter

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Sacramento, CA
Date:
09/21/2017
2017-09-212017-10-21
Job Code:
2353
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Traffic Anchor/Reporter Jobs in Sacramento, CA

Traffic Anchor/Reporter

   
Job ID:
2353
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Sacramento, CA US
Station Name:
KCRA/KQCA-TV

Job Description

KCRA3/KQCA has an immediate opening for a Morning Traffic Anchor/Reporter. We are looking for a new dynamic member for our morning team with a strong on-air presence. He/she must do more than just recite traffic drive-times. We need a strong visual storyteller who can effectively deliver the critical traffic information needed to navigate the morning commute. Our new Traffic Anchor must successfully interact on-air with our morning anchor team; Handle breaking news with ease and must actively engage with our viewers on social media. We’ll also tap our Morning Traffic Anchor to do reporting in the field or serve on the anchor desk if needed.

Job Responsibilities:                                     

  • Prepare morning traffic report graphics.
  • News gather for traffic reports.
  • Provide clear and concise live traffic reports for duopoly morning shows
  • Research and report up-to-the-minute traffic conditions.
  • Communicate that information to the show producers and show anchors in a timely manner.
  • Make sure that corresponding graphics, video and live shots are used appropriately.
  • Communicate morning traffic information to viewers via digital platforms including our station website, mobile app, and social media pages.
  • Gather information for stories and live reports for newscasts.
  • Put together high-quality reporter packages if needed.
  • Cover breaking news if needed.
  • Serve on the anchor desk if needed.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge and experience with the station’s traffic system.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to ad lib in breaking news situations.
  • Must speak clearly, have basic knowledge of how to use a computer and basic knowledge of social media outlets.
  • Must be familiar with street and highway names and directions.
  • Must be energetic and creative and work well with others.
  • Must work quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent writing and packaging skills.
  • Ability to develop contacts and generate stories.
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or equivalent work experience 

Required Experience

  • Looking for 2-4 years as journalist and storyteller in a commercial television station. Traffic reporting experience a plus.
   

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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