Weekend Anchor/MMJ

Nexstar
Published
March 13, 2019
Location
Grand Junction, Colorado
Category
Job Type
Confidential Listing?
No

Description

Multimedia Journalist/Weekend Anchor

The News Anchor serves as the primary presenter of news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Presents news stories and other content for all platforms.
    • Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
    • Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner.
    • Assists in producing newscasts and communicates clear direction with team members.
    • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating news programming and other content.
    • Acts as a field reporter and/or photographer, as assigned.
    • Conducts interviews with news personnel and others.
    • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
    • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
    • Edits video clips as assigned.
    • Writes content for the website and other eMedia platforms.
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

The Multimedia Journalist produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
    • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
    • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting  guidelines.
    • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
    • Determines a story's emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
    • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
    • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
    • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
    • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
    • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.
    • Shoots and edits news events and news reports.
    • Produces and presents reports for all platforms.
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
    • Minimum five years' experience in news reporting or anchoring.
    • Superior on-air presence.
    • Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.
    • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
    • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
    • Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
    • Flexibility to work any shift.
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