Full Time Job

Weekend Morning News Anchor / MMJ


Wichita, KS 05-19-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
KSNW is looking for an experienced journalist to join our team as a weekend morning co-anchor. We are looking for an individual who is a team player, strong writer, and eager to contribute to the overall growth of the newsroom. The anchor/MMJ will play an active role in the weekend morning shows and news development. Three days a week, you'll be expected to pitch day-turn stories and report, write, shoot, edit, and perform live shots as a reporter/MMJ for our daily newscasts. The ideal candidate should have the ability to enterprise relevant, unique, broad-appeal content every day. An ethical journalist with strong storytelling skills and a desire to be an active member of the newsroom and the Wichita community will thrive in this position!

If you've never been to Wichita, it is a hidden gem! This underrated city boasts affordable cost of living, friendly people, great restaurants, up and coming arts and culture scene and very little traffic.

The Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ presents, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.
• Gathers and presents accurate and interesting information for news stories and other content for all platforms.
• Evaluates news leads and tips to develop story ideas. Gathers and verifies accurate information about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.
• Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
• Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner.
• Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating news programming and other content.
• Presents compelling, clear, creative and accurate live shots.
• Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
• Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
• Writes content for the website and other eMedia platforms.
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Minimum 2 years' experience in news reporting; regular or fill-in anchoring experience also required.
• Fluency in English, bilingual in Spanish a plus.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
• Superior on-air presence.
• Excellent news judgment with knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers, and issues.
• Proficiency with newsroom computer systems, editing, camera equipment, computers, telephones, and other office equipment.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
• Flexibility to work any shift.

Provide resume and digital reel when applying.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: High-stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel will be required on a regular basis. Position requires the transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. Position often requires work in extreme outdoor temperatures. A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy1nep-44-200-112-172-42 in your application.

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.