Weekend Anchor

Posted by WDAY

Fargo, ND
Posted: 2020-01-29


WDAY, the number #1 station in Fargo, North Dakota is looking for a Weekend Anchor to join our team and work in our multi-platform newsroom. 

WDAY is an award-winning station.  In the last four years, WDAY has won six Emmys and two national Edward R. Murrow awards. We are a locally owned and operated station that covers eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.  We have a staff of 40 journalists working in our news, weather and sports departments.  Our recently remodeled newsroom includes spacious new work stations, a makeup room with individualized spaces for personal supplies, meeting spaces and a hangout area complete with couches and televisions.  Here is what WDAY can do for you:

1.       We offer opportunities to grow – we like to promote from within.

2.       We will invest in you with ongoing training and individual coaching sessions with our consultant team from Magid.

3.       We offer a good work environment with veteran staff to help you grow and advance.

4.       We have an on-site gym for you to use that is accessible 24-hours a day.

5.       You will qualify for a monthly cell phone reimbursement allowance of up to $40.


Our former employees have used their experience at WDAY to obtain jobs in much larger markets.  We currently have WDAY trained journalists working in Detroit, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Tampa Bay, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.   

A little about the Fargo/Moorhead area: Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and borders Moorhead, Minnesota.  The metro population is over 240,000.  Fargo has a vibrant downtown with activities geared towards young professionals like yourself.  The communities have plenty of options for shopping – from local specialty shops to major retailers.

Thank you for taking the time to read about what we have to offer and I look forward to hearing from you.


As the weekend anchor, you will be responsible for producing and anchoring our weekend newscasts.  When you are not anchoring, you will be in the field reporting.  You will be responsible for writing stories for TV, social media, radio and our newspaper.  You will shoot, edit and conduct interviews.  


The successful candidate will have exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills.   A college degree in journalism or a related field is required.  The successful candidate must have a clean driving record, be organized and work well under pressure.  


To apply, go to www.forumcomm.com/careers and send a link of your work, resume and references to jnelson@wday.com

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer