Full Time Job

News Anchor


Laredo, TX 06-03-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
News Anchor - KGNS


About KGNS:

KGNS TV's market dominance begins with a prime offering of 5 Major Networks including Telemundo affiliations; and a delivery of daily newscasts across multiple broadcasts and digital streams including desktop and mobile. KGNS TV, the area's leading news broadcaster is located in the Laredo, Texas Metropolitan area and serves a combined population of over 790,000 (seven hundred ninety thousand) on the South Texas and US/Mexico border. The area consisting of Webb, Zapata, Dimmit, LaSalle, Maverick, Zavala, Frio, Duval, and Jim Hogg counties; and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico is geographically poised for success between two nations. A thriving and dynamic area for all things news, the Laredo Metro area houses a diverse economy that is often immune to economic anomalies experienced by the rest of the country. Touted the number 1 (one) inland port on the US/Mexico border and diverse in her economy, whether it be ranching, agriculture, international trade, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, or oil/gas, Laredo and our sister cities offer a wide range of industries to foster a consistently healthy economy. Laredo's population is a diverse blend of ethnicities with a median age of 27 (twenty-seven). Her young and vibrant energy lends itself to a history that entertains, a wide array of eateries and a cultural immersion in a unique experience that can only be held by the romance of this US / Mexico border culture. A home to many successful broadcasters,

KGNS TV has a reputation for preparing reporters, producers, and anchors for their next move, which includes moves to larger metro markets. On the sales and marketing side, training in integrated marketing techniques is one of the reasons our team continues to thrive. The KGNS TV family is one where integrity, ethics, and personal growth are fostered. After all, it's always sunny in Laredo, Texas.

Job Summary/Description:

KGNS+ is seeking a morning news anchor. We are looking for an aggressive anchor who is passionate about covering local news and weather.

KGNS+ is look for a candidate who is an energetic ''morning person'' who can give viewers something to look forward to in the mornings. We need someone who can be a co-anchor but also solo-anchor when necessary for several hours and serve as a co-producer during the overnight hours. We seek an anchor who will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, be a leader, and be a researcher who will assist in developing enterprise and investigative content.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Collaborating and assisting show producers with writing of news content
* Researching, gathering, shooting, writing, and editing news stories for on-air and online
* Completing regular franchises or special investigative reports
* Writing in a clear, concise, conversational manner
* Possessing excellent interview and conversational writing/presentation skills
* Reporting ''live'' on the scene during breaking news or weather
* Developing and maintaining sources of information
* Demonstrating sound news judgment
* Enterprising hard-news, research-driven stories under tight deadlines
* Participating in editorial meetings
* Attending/hosting/speaking at schools, and community events
* Posting and regularly updating stories and other material on the web and social media
* Interacting with viewers on social media, including a regular presence on Facebook Live
* Following clothing and appearance guidelines set by news management.
* Learning a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history
* Possibly Producing and anchoring at least 15-30 minutes a day on OTT
* Performing other job-related duties as assigned
* Meeting tight deadlines and working well under pressure
* Maintaining professional and ethical conduct in the station and in the community
* Maintaining a positive work atmosphere
* Staying current with national and local news/weather

* One (1) year experience in a newsroom preferred, including anchoring experience
* BS/BA in journalism or communications preferred
* Ability to shoot, write and edit your own stories as necessary
* Experience with posting stories to web and social media
* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
* Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
* Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems
* A valid driver's license and a good driving record

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 your resume, cover letter and references

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

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

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw0nk2-3-230-173-188-42 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.