Full Time Job

News Anchor


San Jose, CA 03-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Anchor (Weekend) - NBC Bay Area


NBC Bay Area is looking for a dynamic, passionate and experienced journalist to join our nationally awarded winning team as a weekend anchor/reporter. We pride ourselves as an organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable and uncovering truth. The applicant should have a good understanding of how to deliver meaningful and impactful stories for all our digital and broadcast platforms. The applicant must also be able to develop sources and enterprise stories. An understanding of how to tell stories on our digital platforms is a must. Spanish language skills are a plus. Knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area is important. This is not an entry level position. Beginners need not apply.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Perform on-air anchor responsibilities for NBC Bay Area newscasts or programs on weekends and as needed
• Research, write and report on stories for our broadcast and digital programs
• Active engagement on social media platforms is required
• Prepare and present news content in a fair, accurate and unbiased manner
• Collaborate with news producers and managers to conceptualize, produce and present NBC Bay Area news specials and stories based on either breaking or pre-planned stories
• Generate story ideas, research and set up the content and interviews
• Develop and maintain a network of news sources providing access to exclusive local stories
• Leverage relationships within the community for the purpose of developing connections to story leads and bridge relevant activities through community relations department
• Participate in station-sponsored and philanthropic events and all assigned special promotions projects
• Perform field reporting, fill-in for other shows, and other temporary assignments, as needed

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 3 years of experience as Anchor in top 30 market
• Minimum 5 years of experience as Reporter in top 30 market
• Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or related field, or equivalent work experience
• Proven track record of strong writing, storytelling and live reporting skills on both broadcast and digital

Eligibility Requirements:
• Must be willing to work in San Jose, CA
• Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any of a 24x7 shift and willingness to travel and work extended hours
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics
• Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills
• Experience in a variety of Anchor/host scenarios, including studio, remotes, specials, etc.
• Experience in a variety of on-air reporting functions including anchoring, investigations, franchises, etc.
• Very strong speech skills with the ability to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news environment
• Experience in Bay Area market and familiarity with Bay Area audience and communities
• Effective self-starter with the proven ability to generate and produce news stories
• Proficiency delivering enterprising stories
• Experience being actively engaged in editorial processes and meetings
• Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels
• Believes that teams are smarter and more dynamic together