Full Time Job

News Anchor / Reporter


Tucson, AZ 07-12-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
News Anchor / Reporter - KOLD


About KOLD:

KOLD News 13 is Tucson's most watched television station. We are the largest television newsroom serving Tucson and Southern Arizona by providing Live, Local, Late-Breaking news coverage 24/7. The spirit of innovation is key to our growth as a market leader in news. Our news department produces all newscasts for the TEGNA Fox affiliate KMSB through a shared services agreement. KOLD became the first television station in Tucson when it started broadcasting on Jan. 13, 1953.

Job Summary/Description:

Southern Arizona's news leader is seeking a compelling anchor who will also report daily. Are you a born storyteller who loves to bring late-breaking news to a midday audience? KOLD has an immediate opening for an anchor/reporter to join our award-winning newsroom. This position requires exceptional news judgment, high work ethic, and a team-oriented approach to winning. Previous experience is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of the relationship between broadcast and digital/OTT platforms.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Anchor midday newscasts and report stories for the later shows and/or the following morning's shows. The ideal candidate will be a strong reporter.
• Work with the news director and newsroom leaders to anchor new and existing midday shows.
• Write copy for all platforms
• Execute a daily digital plan tailored to your daily assignments and long-term projects. This includes posting to social media throughout your shift, identifying opportunities for live streaming on our website/OTT platforms/Facebook, getting breaking news, live and user-generated content into our newscasts.
• Understand our DMA and key target audiences
• Be a self-starter who can develop sources, able to go beyond press releases, and enterprise content
• Participate in daily editorial meetings

• Minimum two years of newsroom experience
• Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or a related field
• Self-starter skills
• The desire to win and the ability to reflect on your work and apply feedback
• An established and responsible presence on digital platforms, including station website, social media and OTT
• Understanding of and adherence to AP Style and broadcast writing
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), proven news judgement, ethics and integrity
• Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills. Must be able to work quickly, meet deadlines, multi-task and show composure, especially during high-pressure breaking news moments.
• Ability to work long hours/overtime, weekends, and overnights as needed for breaking news and severe weather events.
• Experience with shooting and editing unique content
• MVR check required

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, 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-gqbybx-34-236-192-4-42 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.