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News Anchor

Gray Television

Lawton, OK 01-17-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
NEWS ANCHOR (EVENING) - KSWO

About KSWO:

ABC affiliate KSWO is the top-rated station in southwest Oklahoma and North Texas. Our dominant position in the market means we get to roll out some of the newest tech in the industry while keeping an emphasis on telling local stories that matter to real people – anything from covering the aftermath of a tornado to exploring the implications of Roe v. Wade on Native American reservations.

Lawton is located halfway between Oklahoma City and the Dallas/Forth Worth metroplex. The region is known for the rugged beauty of the Wichita Mountains and National Wildlife Refuge, hiker's paradises. Close proximity to major cities and their attractions, affordable living and great outdoor adventures make the Lawton-Wichita Falls market an exciting opportunity for career growth.

See what it means to work for KSWO here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrdQBuKR8Bg

Job Summary/Description:

KSWO is looking for an experienced and dynamic professional to anchor our main weekday newscasts. We want someone passionate about local news who engages with the audience from the anchor desk – not someone who just reads a teleprompter. The ideal candidate will help lead the newsroom by mentoring other journalists and actively shaping the stories we air each night.

This is a great opportunity for a seasoned journalist to move into a leadership role at the number one station in Texoma. Leading by example and representing the station positively, both on and off camera, are musts.

Duties/Responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
- Anchoring live television broadcasts for our evening newscasts (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.).
- Using editorial judgment to help determine the content of the newscasts. Reading through and proofing scripts before going on-air.
- Creating news pkgs for on-air and digital platforms, including regular franchise or special reports, as assigned by news director.
- Community engagement through attending, hosting, or speaking at local events.
- Posting and regularly updating stories and other material on digital and social media. Interaction with viewers on social media is a must, particularly through Facebook Lives.

Qualifications/Requirements:
- Must have at least three years experience in news industry.
- Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field is preferred.
- Excellent skills in interviewing, ad-libbing, conversational broadcast writing, and on-air presentation.
- Must have strong news judgment and professional experience with news operations.
- Valid driver's license with a good driving record.

Qualified applicants can, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your cover letter, resume, and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1wy0m-44-213-63-130-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.