Morning Traffic Anchor/Reporter

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Job ID:
2045
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Rogers, AR US
Station Name:
KHBS/KHOG-TV

Job Description

KHBS is now hiring a Morning Traffic Anchor/Reporter. We need a good storyteller who has excellent on-air presence and excellent communication skills. We want someone who can interact with our viewers on social media.  The successful candidate is a Multimedia Journalist with a passion for journalism who has the ability to tell good news stories, generate story ideas, write to video and do compelling live shots for newscasts. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day.  The right candidate should be an accurate, ethical, compelling storyteller with a team attitude.

Job Responsibilities:                                     

  • Prepare morning traffic report graphics.
  • News gather for traffic reports.
  • Provide clear and concise live traffic reports for morning show and evening 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 packages.
  • Cover breaking news.
  • Develop sources and generate ideas.

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.
  • Ability to shoot and edit high-quality video.
  • 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 1-2 years as journalist and storyteller in a commercial television station.

 

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