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News Anchor / Reporter

Fox TV Stations

Washington, DC 04-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

WTTG/WDCA – News Anchor/Reporter (Regular Full-Time)

If you are an experienced journalist with an effective on-air performance and looking to build your career with a top-rated local television station and a highly successful media company, look no further! Our news team has a remarkable anchor/reporter opportunity. FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus is part of Fox Corporation and Fox Television Stations, world leading and valued media brands, airing the most hours of original programming in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia local television market. We work in a fast-paced culture where teamwork, ideas, and input are critical.

We are looking for a creative, forward-thinking individual with an engaging personality that can ignite conversations and turn interviews into compelling, newsworthy stories. You are comfortable using various platforms to engage viewers and provide the most essential local news and information to the community. You are curious, agile, and innovative. You have a focus for delivering timely and accurate news. You have an eagerness to dominate and be the first to report breaking news. You know what is important to your audience.

Responsibilities: An outstanding storyteller and live on-air performer with strong interviewing skills, solid journalistic judgment, and the ability to ad-lib effectively. Investigate, research, write, and report against tight deadlines in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. Pitch powerful stories that uncover significant information that will receive attention. Must work cohesively with producers, editors, and photographers to create captivating news stories and features, taped and live, to connect with the viewers and grow ratings. Must be able to work accurately and efficiently within time constraints. Work with social media to attract, inform, and engage the audience. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate their success at developing and maintaining powerful story source networks.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field required. 3+ years of news experience in a medium to large market. Recent experience and proficiency with newsroom computers, live news technology, and related software required. Must have, or be willing to obtain, a valid driver's license and be able to drive. Local/national travel, weekends, holidays, and varied hours required. Candidates must submit resume and video/link of recent work.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. FOX offers excellent health benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. FOX 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, shopping, outdoor markets, and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks

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WTTG/WDCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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-g474qv-44-221-70-232-42 in your application.