Full Time Job

News Anchor

Fox TV Stations

Austin, TX 05-06-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the US These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network's national content.


KTBC Fox 7 the Fox O&O in Austin, TX is seeking an Anchor/Reporter to join our news team. The ideal candidate will possess strong presentation skills with the ability to enterprise unique stories as well as cover breaking and hard news. Strong live skills are required. The candidate will display professionalism and personality both on and off air. This position requires a strong work ethic, broad knowledge of current affairs and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. In addition, this anchor/reporter must develop sources, and pitch compelling, enterprise stories. May be required to do desktop editing. Candidate must have proven presence on social media and be as comfortable in the social media world as they are in broadcasting. The candidate must operate with a high degree of journalistic ethics, emotional intelligence and must demonstrated ability to develop and nurture a natural connection to people and the community.

You must be a self-starter with a great attitude and a desire to win. We require that you are able to work independently in a high pressure, fast-paced environment, gathering information to discern the news worthiness of events. When anchoring, you should be engaging with your co-anchors and the viewer. You should be able to go off-script in breaking news situations and not worry about a Teleprompter. When reporting, you will research thoroughly, write clearly, and produce stories that are compelling and memorable. You must be a voracious news consumer, engaged in our community and participate in station-sponsored events. Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Minimum 5 years on-camera experience in a medium or major market preferred. Bachelor's degree required, journalism or a related field preferred. Candidate will be required to work outside their normal schedule as needed for breaking news, illness/vacation relief and special events coverage. May be required to travel at times. Must have a valid credit card and driver's license and be able to successfully pass a background check.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro8473-44-223-39-67-42 in your application.