Full Time Job



San Diego, CA 01-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Anchors/Multi Media Journalists are expected first and foremost to contribute to the team effort of effectively presenting domestic and national news, and growing the audience. Further, Anchors/MMJ are expected to contribute story ideas on a daily basis, and aid producers in the development and writing of all newscasts and multi-platform applications. They are also expected to aid producers and reporters in presenting stories in a fair, accurate and balanced presentation. News Anchor/MMJ are also responsible for generating a news package on a regular basis, working as a multimedia journalist responsible for recording and editing their own story. As well as maintaining an active social media following to build on the station's brand engagement and write stories for digital platforms.
Job Duties include:
Cover all news stories as assigned by the News Department.
Produce original content for Digital Platforms.
Report the facts on station's news program on tape, digitally and/or live, either in the studio or on location.
Provide input to the show producer on show content and format
Be active on social media
Be expected to report/anchor from field, live shots, interviews, and package stories
Record daily topicals
Shoot, write and edit newsworthy events including breaking/spot news, general news, sports and feature stories relevant to the San Diego community.
Perform live interviews and/or live demonstrations.
Research, plan, and schedule stories or segments.
Edit or supervise the editing of videotape used in conjunction with news stories and programs.
Write scripts, lead-ins, cues and bridges as requested by supervisor.
May make appearances before social and civic groups and at schools and colleges on behalf of the station.
Anchor special projects and non-news shows
Provide coaching and input on stories to other staff members
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Must be a skilled writer with outstanding communication skills
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 4 years reporting experience
Minimum of 2 years of live shot experience
Minimum of 2 years of anchoring experience, from a local station or network news environment
Bilingual (English/Spanish) both written and verbal.

Desired Characteristics

Strong live reporting skills. Able to handle working under the pressure of intense deadlines.
Prior experience as a multimedia journalist.
Must be able to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news.
Up to date on and interested in current news events
Ability to communicate effectively and work well with people while under pressure.
Knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations.
Upbeat personality and quick wit.
Familiarity with local leaders a plus.
Team player who is flexible and can work under tight deadlines
High degree of integrity and professionalism
Strong storytelling skills