Full Time Job

Traffic Anchor / Reporter


Arlington, VA 09-13-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

WJLA-TV ABC 7 & 24/7 has a great opportunity for a Traffic Anchor/Reporter for 'Good Morning Washington' & 'Let's Talk Live'. Must be a 'morning person' who is an all-star team player with outstanding energy and a passion for helping people navigate the daily commute, whether by car, train, Metro, bike, scooter or bus. Should be social media savvy and know how to engage with audiences on all platforms! Must have a great personality and be comfortable on-air, know or be able to quickly learn the Washington, DC area's roads and operate traffic computer equipment. The ideal candidate will be someone who is invested in the Virginia, Maryland and DC Communities and will produce impactful content for 'Good Morning Washington' and our lifestyle show 'Let's Talk Live'. Part of this position includes co-hosting 'Let's Talk Live' and interviewing live guests. You should be comfortable working with clients to promote their products. The successful candidate must also be good at thinking on their feet and ad-libbing live.

Required Skills:
• Execute live presentations at a chroma screen to tell visual stories
• Develop story ideas and gather information for newscasts
• Develop, write and edit enterprise news stories under deadline
• Ability to manage digital platforms including social media and website
• Ability to execute during breaking news events and add context
• Must be good at live field anchoring and have a dynamic personality
• Comfortable working with sales clients
• Ability to conduct interviews when required via phone, Skype, or other methods (for LTL)
• A valid driver's license and a good driving record
• Must be a team player who works well with others
• Must possess great energy and positivity

Required Experience:
• Must have on-air experience in broadcasting (radio and or TV)
• Must be able to operate traffic computer system
• Must know how to set up stories for broadcast
• Producing experience preferred

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