Full Time Job

News Anchor


Alexandria, LA 08-16-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

About KALB:

KALB-TV is the No. 1 television station in the region of Central Louisiana. Our market comprises four primary parishes (counties), including Rapides, Avoyelles, Vernon, and Grant. We are located in Alexandria, Louisiana, a community of nearly 50,000 people right in the heart of the state. Across the Red River is the community of Pineville, which boasts an additional 15,000. Alexandria may be market 179, but there is nothing small about our approach to news. KALB-TV includes the traditional NBC (News Channel 5) that has dominated the market for nearly 60 years, CBS-2, and the CW Cenla - Cenla, by the way, is short for Central Louisiana. Each weekday, KALB produces 6 ½ hours of news, and each newscast is the dominant No. 1 in its time slot. Our team is comprised of several veterans who have worked in this market for many years as well as those first entering the business. We are proud of our track record of talent that has gone on to larger markets, especially those who have stayed in Gray Television.

Job Summary/Description:

KALB-TV in Alexandria, Louisiana is looking for a hard-working, dedicated broadcast journalist to work as a morning news anchor for our award-winning ''Jambalaya'' morning show. If you love to tell the news and do your own enterprise reporting, this will be a great opportunity for you.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not be limited to):
- Serving as co-anchor for the number one-rated morning show in Central Louisiana. Jambalaya airs Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 a.m.
- Assist the show producer with preparation of content for each morning's broadcast.
- Presenting quality on-air work with professionalism and good energy.
- Developing chemistry and rapport with your co-anchor and the morning meteorologist.
- Contributing to daily reporting content, including PKGs or VOSOTs, as well as corresponding web or social media content.
- Becoming proficient in Edius, our news editing system, and ENPS, our rundown creator.
- Learning to use our web content management system and being trained to post to social media.
- Sharing the anchor duties for cut-ins that air during the network morning shows.
- Conducting yourself in a professional manner in the community in a way that reflects the professionalism and journalistic standards of KALB-TV.
- Participating in promotional activities including public appearances.
- Responding to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
- Be prepared to work extended and odd hours, including some weekends and holidays.
- Arriving to work on time.
- Participating in coaching and training.

- Bachelor's degree in journalism or communications preferred, although similar degrees will be considered.
- Ability to work independently with strong news judgement.
- Knowledge of local, state and national current events.
- Good newswriting and copy editing ability for all platforms including social media.
- Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high pressure situations.
- Valid license with good driving record.
- Ability to lift, carry and maneuver up to 20 pounds.
- Ability to work in all weather conditions as well as flexibility to work any assigned shift.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KALB-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to or by the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g482eq-44-200-117-166-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.