Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Posted by Louisiana Association of Broadcasters

New Orleans, LA
Posted: 2017-03-22


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:



scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and

Works with and
guides reporters and producers in newscast production

Regularly plans,
gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project

Works with or
without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating

Coordinates with
news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface
details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive

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

An ability to
summarize information into easy-to-understand components

journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Appears on
behalf of the station at public events




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

Qualifications Requirements:



Proven Anchor
with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting

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





degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience


To Apply
Please visit careers.hearstteleivison.com to apply

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer