Full Time Job

News Anchor / MMJ


Tucson, AZ 09-05-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
News Anchor / MMJ / KMSB



13 News is a Gray Television station and the CBS affiliate in Tucson, Arizona. We're celebrating our 70th year in television! We are the best local television station in Southern Arizona and the #1 digital platform. We are committed to the highest standards of excellence in our local news, entertainment, information, and public service programming. We produce 62 hours of live, televised newscasts per week between KOLD and our shared services partner, KMSB Fox 11. If you've never been to Tucson, let us tell you all the things you'll love: Plentiful sunshine, natural beauty, diverse culture, active lifestyles, great food, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, breathtaking views, unforgettable sunsets, challenging biking trails, community events, accessible natural locations for all ages… it would have been quicker for us to just say you'll love it all.

Job Summary/Description:

Are you looking to expand your career with new responsibilities? Looking to lead from where you are? KOLD is looking for a weekend morning anchor. This person is a news hound who loves to get our viewers ready for their day. They are the go-to fill-in for our weekday morning anchors, and when they're not anchor/producing on the weekend mornings, they are reporting for our weekday morning shows on KOLD and KMSB. We're looking for someone who lives for current events – who has excellent news judgment, superb writing skills, and a knack for uncovering stories, not just covering them. If you want to learn and grow, we want to hear from you!

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
• Gather data and relevant information on local and national newsworthy events
• Produce and anchor the weekend morning show
• Pitch, create and present accurate, fair, unbiased news content as assigned
• Provide news and information across multiple platforms and to present content both inside KOLD studios and remotely
• Be visible in the community and make appearances in the local DMA
• Interact professionally and effectively with all internal KOLD employees and external organizations
• Develop and maintain a network of news sources to create exclusive local news content
• Stay current on both local and national news events
• File public records requests when necessary for enterprise/investigative stories
• Maintain all station gear including but not limited to: cameras, cell phones, tablets, laptops, vehicles, and any other assigned gear
• Understand the editing process and all the technical aspects of Edius editing software
• Use creative graphic and production techniques to enhance multimedia visual and audio storytelling
• Work independently and use solid judgment on all stories, images, and sound that is used within a news story
• Work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment
• Make decisions quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances
• Work cross-functionally and cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines
• Contribute to and potentially lead projects within the team to continue to make our newsroom a world-class operation

• Strong verbal/written communication skills and knowledge of AP Style required
• Ability to work well under pressure and well with a diverse group of people required
• Flexibility and on-the-spot problem-solving abilities required
• Ability to balance the demands of both long and short-term projects while meeting daily deadlines required
• College degree in journalism preferred
• 1-2 years of newsroom and digital content-producing experience preferred
• Willingness to work flexible shifts and be on call required
• Willingness to live and work in Tucson, AZ and the surrounding area required
• Valid driver's license and good driving record required

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)

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

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmy492-3-237-31-191-42 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.