Full Time Job

Anchor / MMJ


Washington, DC 08-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
News Anchors are responsible for presenting stories with fairness, accuracy and balance presentation. Responsibilities include:

Job Duties
• Enterprise news stories
• Shoot, write and edit newsworthy events including breaking/spot news, general news, sports and feature stories relevant to the Washington, DC community
• Cover all news stories as assigned by the News Department
• Produce original content for Digital Platforms
• Report/anchor from field, live shots, interviews, and package stories
• Provide input to the show producer on show content and format
• Record daily topicals
• Perform live interviews and/or live demonstrations
• Research, plan, and schedule stories or segments
• Write scripts, lead-ins, cues and bridges
• 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
• Active on social media
• Develop and pitch story ideas

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum of 2 years' experience as a Multimedia Journalist
• Minimum of 4 years of anchoring experience in a local station or network news environment
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) both written and verbal
• Bachelor's Degree in broadcast Journalism or equivalents work experience
• Must be willing to work in Washington, DC
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must be available to work evenings, weekends, holidays or overnights as required
• Must have valid driver's license
Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications
• Excellent news judgment
• Strong live reporting skills
• Strong storytelling skills
• Ability to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news
• Ability to communicate effectively and work well with people
• Knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations
• Skilled writer with outstanding communication skills
• Self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision
• Team player who can also work independently and is a self-starter
• High degree of integrity and professionalism

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7en4p-3-227-235-216-42 in your application.