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News Anchor / Reporter


Bryan, TX 04-18-2022
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  • Full Time
Job Description
News Anchor / Reporter - KBTX


About KBTX:

KBTX Media operates the CBS and CW affiliates in Bryan-College Station, Texas, serving an 18 county area known as the Brazos Valley. For more than 60 years, we've been the dominant choice for local news and entertainment. Our team produces seven newscasts each weekday and three each weekend, totaling more than 35 hours each week.

KBTX is routinely recognized among the best in the state by organizations including the Associated Press, RTDNA and the Lone Star EMMY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Committed to public service, the station is the back-to-back winner of the Texas Associaton of Broadcasters' Bonner McLane Public Service award. KBTX is also routinely a winner of Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTDNA , and is a recent Texas AP Broadcasters/Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Station of the Year and Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Station of the Year.

KBTX has launched the careers of many well-known journalists, meteorologists and network executives, and takes pride in helping talent grow quickly into the nation's largest television markets. The work family of KBTX is made up of a group of dedicated, professional and passionate individuals who are the backbone of our daily mission.

Bryan-College Station, Texas is a community of more than 250,000 people and the largest single metro in the Waco-Temple-Bryan DMA. The twin cities have a unique small town feeling, but offers big city amenities, including a vibrant arts community, a city-wide, all-terrain trail system and world-class dining and nightlife. Bryan and College Station are routinely recognized as a leader in quality of life and as one of the fastest growing communities in the country.

College Station is also home to Texas A&M University, the nation's largest university. Aggie home football games attract more than 100,000 in the stands, with tens of thousands more camped outside celebrating at tailgates during football weekends.

Learn more about our team at www.kbtx.com.

Job Summary/Description:

KBTX News 3 is looking for an experienced journalist with a proven track record of leadership and community involvement to join our award-winning team as an evening newscast anchor.

As the region's most trusted source for news, KBTX prides itself on leadership both through our product and in our community. Our anchors are leaders in the newsroom, lending a hand to other journalists while developing multiplatform content of their own. Their leadership extends outside of work, too, where they are expected to embrace the people and culture of the Brazos Valley, becoming involved in local organizations and nonprofits.

The ideal candidate thrives when working with a team, exhibits strong editorial judgment and is willing to do what it takes to get the best story. Anchors are expected to contribute to the editorial process each day, regularly create compelling enterprise content, develop story ideas and sources, and work with producers to generate innovative newscasts that take intentional, creative risks.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Anchor and report in assigned daily newscasts on broadcast and digital platforms
• Pitch, enterprise, create, and syndicate local, creative content utilizing beat sources, community relationships and story leads
• Champion impactful storytelling while generating content for KBTX newscasts, including regular enterprise reporting; working with or without a photojournalist to combine engaging video, meaningful sound, and relatable characters
• Build contacts and sources throughout the community and with stakeholders on assigned beats while establishing a notable presence outside of the newscasts, both online and in the community
• Mentor fellow journalists with a focus on creating strong, passionate storytellers
• Bolster station credibility and community investment through involvement in local organizations and appearances on behalf of the station
• Lead the production of enterprise special reports on a quarterly basis


The ideal candidate will possess -
• 4-6 years of anchor/reporting experience
• Degree in broadcast journalism or related field
• Strong, demonstrated news judgment
• Superior writing and copy editing skills
• Proficiency in story creation and newscast production
• Working knowledge of AP ENPS, GrassValley EDIUS, and BitCentral systems
• Candidates should also exhibit a good work ethic, strong people skills, and must maintain a professional attitude at all times. This position requires availability to work all shifts and may require holiday work.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmz27x-44-200-74-241-42 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.