News Anchor - KSFY / Kdlt
Sioux Falls is one of the fastest growing cities in the Upper Midwest and is home to more than 195,000 people. Healthcare and finance make up much of the workforce in Sioux Falls. There is never a shortage of things to do here. Summers are packed with outdoor festivals and concert events. Many also enjoy the city's nearly 30 miles of bike trails; be sure to stop by the beautiful waterfalls of the Big Sioux River! And winter doesn't mean people hibernate; there are plenty outdoor and indoor activities all winter long. In 2014, the city built a 12,000 seat area that has hosted everything from PBR events, hockey and indoor football, to concerts with names like Paul McCartney, Carrie Underwood and Elton John. The city is also home to a new indoor aquatic center, indoor ice skating facility, basketball arena, and an indoor tennis complex. There is no shortage of places to eat either. Not only is Sioux Falls home to many familiar restaurant chains, it's known for many great locally-owned restaurants. And if you want to get away for the weekend, you can drive to Omaha in three hours, Minneapolis in four and the Black Hills in five. KSFY/KDLT is an award-winning television operation serving viewers in the eastern half of South Dakota as well as portions of southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. The stations operate from a new studio in downtown Sioux Falls as one rebranded organization called Dakota News Now. The facilities put Dakota News Now on the cutting edge of television and news gathering technology, making it one of the most state-of-the-art television stations in the market and the region. The Dakota News Now team produces 36 hours of news each week. Some of our employees have been here for more than 25 years. For others, this is their first job out of college. It's a great mix that gives us different perspectives while covering the news. People here enjoy the work they do, and everyone steps up to the plate during major news events like breaking news and severe weather.
Dakota News Now is looking for a dynamic anchor/multimedia journalist to join our newsroom. This person will anchor our weeknight evening newscasts. It's a great time to be at Dakota News Now. Through the merger of KSFY & KDLT and the addition of the FOX Network, we're producing more than 36 hours of news a week, providing a number of options for viewers looking for news when they want it. We're looking for someone with great news sense, intelligence, energy and a sparkling, dynamic personality to join our team. The ideal candidate is someone who likes digging for stories and thrives on breaking news, and isn't afraid to show some personality either.
Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
Candidates must have excellent communication skills both on the air and in the newsroom. Someone who can handle breaking news situations on the air is a must. Time management skills are key. You should also be skilled in social media and online news production.
In addition to anchoring assignments, you will be responsible for shooting, writing, voicing, and editing stories for television and internet. Occasional live reports will also be expected. The ideal candidate must be able to work odd hours to complete assigned stories and cover breaking news. You must be able to carry 35 to 45 pounds of equipment. A valid driver's license as well as a safe driving record is necessary.
Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field is required. At least two years of anchoring and producing experience is preferred.
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4xkoq-18-204-2-146-42 in your application.