Full Time Job

Anchor / Video Journalist


Fort Worth, TX 02-18-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Anchor/Video Journalist is responsible for local on-air delivery of newscasts and also shooting, writing & editing story ideas on a daily basis. They will work closely with producers to ensure stories are accurately written and presented on the daily newscasts. Anchors/Video Journalists are responsible for presenting local & national news and generating ideas to increase ratings. This position will report to the Executive Producer.
• Will shoot, write & edit story ideas on a daily basis that attract the viewer's interest• Write stories, headlines and news updates for television, online and digital platforms
• Work directly with E.P. and News Producer on story ideas and development
• Present completed story with fair, accurate and community relevant content
• Generate ideas and report breaking news either in studio or on location
• Coordinate, organize and conduct interviews
• Develop on-going ''sweeps'' style stories
• Present newscasts to the viewer in a professional manner; including presenting breaking news to viewers both during live newscasts as well as outside regularly scheduled newscasts
• Involved in Social Media platforms• Make appearances before social and civic groups and at schools and colleges on behalf of the station
• Write and copy edit assigned scripts in newscasts

Basic Qualifications:
• BA or BS in related field or similar experience
• At least four years television anchor/reporter experience
• At least four years experience shooting, writing, and editing with good ratings track record
• Must have strong Spanish language skills (verbal & written)
• Enterprise reporting required
• Strong live reporting presence a must
• Must be able to operate a Dejero live unit, Dejero App, set up and shoot own live shots
• Must be active on social media fan pages following NBC Universal company guidelines and policies
• Must be able to create and publish digital content.

Eligibility Requirements:
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• Must be willing to work in Dallas Fort Worth area just south of DFW airport
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must have a valid driver's license
• Must be fluent in Spanish (speak, read & write)
• Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume (if applicable)
• Must be able to participate in community, public events and/or Master of Ceremonies as requested by the station
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
• Must have the ability to work any of a 24/7 shift and also able to work on weekends

Desired Characteristics
• News judgment with solid ethical decision process
• Possess the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
• High competitive nature
• Ability to handle working under the pressure of intense deadlines
• Skills to be a problem solver
• Creative with strong sense of community involvement for unique story ideas
• Strong Writing skills with ability to connect on an emotional level
• General Assignment reporting skills preferred
• Proven record of meeting deadlines and developing contacts
• Proven record of contributing story ideas