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Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
New Orleans, LA
Date:
06/26/2017
2017-06-262017-07-25
Job Code:
2031
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Weekend Anchor/Reporter Jobs in New Orleans, LA

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

   
Job ID:
2031
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: New Orleans, LA US
Station Name:
WDSU-TV

Job Description

WDSU has an opening for a Weekend Anchor/Reporter. The Weekend Anchor/Reporter is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for an anchor who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories. Our next anchor/reporter will enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories, and execute energetic live shots. We are looking this market’s next leader who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, and will hold those in power accountable. Our anchors are newsroom leaders who help mentor and grow producers and reporters. Our anchors write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.

Job Responsibilities:                                     

  • Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose  
  • Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production
  • Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments
  • Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
  • Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events

Required Skills

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Proven Anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends   
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production                  

Education:                                        

  •  Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience

Required Experience

  • Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required
  • Past reporting experience(2-5 years) required
  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
   

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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