Full Time Job

Anchor / Video Journalist


Fort Worth, TX 02-09-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Video Journalist is responsible for local on-air delivery of stories and also shooting, writing & editing story ideas on a daily basis. Will also be responsible for on Anchoring weekend newscasts.They will work closely with producers to ensure stories are accurately written and presented on the daily newscasts. 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