Full Time Job

Weekend News Anchor / MMJ


Topeka, KS 10-15-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

KSNT/KTMJ/KTKA its looking for its next great multimedia journalist and anchor. This position is for someone who wants to grow and wants to do it all.

The Weekend Anchor/MMJ produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms (including TV, internet, mobile, etc.) in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.
• Work with management to enterprise and develop stories daily which are relevant to the local community
• Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
• Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
• Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
• Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
• Organizes material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
• Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
• Gathers information about events through observation, research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
• Builds network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
• Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
• Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
• Shoots and edits news events and news reports
• Produces and presents reports for all platforms
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluency in English
• Strong reporting skills
• Understands importance of social media
• Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar, communication and organizational skills with the ability to ad lib when required
• Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel
• Operates newsroom computer systems
• Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record
• Flexibility to work different hours and shift

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.