News Reporter/Anchor

Posted by Nexstar

Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 2018-01-23

Description:

The successful candidate must be a strong writer, assertive news gatherer who is skilled at developing contacts, pitching original, enterprise stories and quick to respond to breaking and developing news. The successful candidate will also be assertive and effective with digital news, social media reporting and content sharing.  We’re seeking a creative, experienced storyteller who excels at active reporting, is confident and credible as a news anchor, and can produce engaging live news presentation out in the field and in the studio. The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge with computer-assisted reporting, know how to dig for and deliver compelling stories that impact viewers lives. We want a smart storyteller, who doesn’t rely on the day planner, the newspaper, and sound with officials only. News4Utah is a proud community advocate - we want a reporter/anchor who can help deliver compelling, meaningful content across all of our platforms including traditional broadcast, web, mobile and social media. Candidates with a minimum of two years on-air reporting experience and some regular news anchoring are preferred. 

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.
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.
Anchors newscasts from the field or in the studio as needed.
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:

Requirements and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in 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 two years’ experience in news operations.
Superior on-air presence.
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
Flexibility to work any shift.

Contact:

Apply for job at:   https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll

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