Full Time Job

News Anchor/ Executive Producer


Anchorage, AK 02-21-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
News Anchor/ Executive Producer - KTUU


About KTUU:

Alaska's News Source has a reputation of excellence as the state's most watched news source, producing 32 hours of broadcast news, weather, and sports content each week on KTUU-TV/Channel 2 and KYES/Channel 5 in Anchorage as well as KATH and KYEX in Southeast Alaska. Strong reach and brand loyalty are augmented by added broadcast distribution to more than 200 rural communities throughout the state via ARCS-TV, Alaska's rural communications service. A leader in digital content, offers breaking news and statewide community coverage. Our News and Weather Apps, podcasts, and streamed content offered through Connected TV platforms reach audiences far beyond broadcast. Our mission is ''To Tell Alaska's Story,'' and we strive to consistently distinguish ourselves as Alaska's preferred source for news, information, and community service.

Job Summary/Description:

Alaska's News Source seeks an experienced and dynamic Sr. Anchor/Executive Producer who has a proven record of breaking news and delivering community-centered stories. The ideal candidate has exceptional communication skills. This is a high-profile position in both our statewide community and our newsroom, on which demands leadership and initiative. You will approve scripts daily, as well as producing newscasts when needed. Field reporting may also be required. The Sr. Anchor/EP is scheduled Monday-Friday 2:30p-10:30p.

Duties/Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
* Anchor weekday evening newscasts (and fill in on other newscasts, as needed)
* Work closely with newscast producer and co-anchor to ensure story selection and quality of broadcasts are clear, compelling, and consistent
* Demonstrate ability to connect with viewers and community on and off the anchor desk
* Generate story/segment ideas daily
* Contribute content to digital/streaming platforms, as assigned
* Build local contacts and relationships
* Participate in station visits and promotional initiatives
* Excellent news judgment
* Must be able to communicate to the audience with ease during breaking news - while making sound, split-second decisions during live broadcasts
* Must be a proven newsroom leader, driving content and coverage decisions during evening hours on broadcast and digital
* Serve as a Mentor for producers and reporters
* Fill-in as a Producer and/or Assignment Manager, as needed

* Minimum of 5+ years experience as a Broadcast Anchor and Reporter
* Experience producing newscasts for a commercial broadcast station
* Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field (or equivalent)
* Commitment to excellence and ability to excel on an award-winning news team
* Clear understanding of and adherence to journalistic ethics

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)

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

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1kvym-3-227-240-72-42 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.