Anchor/Reporter

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Job ID:
2301
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Louisville, KY US
Station Name:
WLKY-TV

Job Description

WLKY is looking for a dynamic, yet authentic Anchor/Reporter who brings the energy and urgency of live reporting to our newscasts. In addition to solid news judgment and strong reporting skills, we are looking for a true team player, who connects with the audience and brings positive energy to the newsroom. The right person for this position can deliver breaking news with urgency, credibility and context, can also connect on air and on social with our viewers/users, as well as ad-lib comfortably in appropriate situations.

Our anchors are newsroom leaders who work well with the team to produce and execute winning newscasts. 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, commands the anchor desk, but also has excellent live reporting skills.

Job Responsibilities:                                     

  • Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose  
  • Works with reporters and producers in newscast production
  • Covers day-of news or special project assignments
  • Communicates and contributes pictures, video and text updates to social audiences
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events, understands stations dedication to community

Required Skills

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Proven anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
  • Minimum of 5 years on air experience preferred
  • Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and holidays 
  • 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 experience as a co-anchor preferred
  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
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