Full Time Job

Morning News Anchor


Albany, GA 07-23-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Morning News Anchor - WALB

About WALB:

WALB-TV is the dominant #1 station and award-winning NBC/ABC affiliate in Albany, GA. WALB began broadcasting on April 7th, 1954 becoming the flagship broadcast TV station of Gray Television. We service more than 40 counties across South Georgia, including two news bureaus in the cities of Thomasville and Valdosta.

Job Description/Summary:

WALB News 10 in Albany, GA is looking for a Morning Anchor/MMJ to join our award-winning news team. We are looking for a strong, experienced news leader with energy, personality, and the ability to coach and mentor new employees. Candidates must have prior professional experience reporting, producing, writing, shooting, and editing. This person will anchor newscasts and turn content on all platforms daily. Strong social/digital media skills and solid live reporting skills are a must. This is a great opportunity for a journalist looking for a weekday anchoring position, who has a strong work ethic, excellent time management, and advanced ethical decision-making skills.

- Albany, GA - What it's like to live in Albany and work at WALB
Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI25F1MSeB8&feature=youtu.be

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
-Anchor weekday morning newscasts
-Anchor other newscasts/content on broadcast and digital platforms as assigned
-Pitch, shoot, write, edit, and report local enterprise content daily
-Strong live skills including extended breaking news coverage and the ability to ad-lib and improvise
-Produce morning newscasts as necessary
-Collaborate with producers, reporters, and production staff to make shows as compelling and clean as possible
-Help oversee morning newscast content and report to management with any issues
-Coach and mentor new employees to help build up skills
-Develop community relationships and represent station at community-oriented events
-Interact professionally and effectively with all WALB employees and external organizations
-Maintain high journalistic standards in line with station's brand and goals
-Perform other duties as assigned by management

-College degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field required or equivalent professional experience
-Minimum of one year professional anchoring experience or 3 years professional reporting experience with the ability to produce, shoot, write, and edit
-Strong professional social media skills
-Valid driver's license and good driving record

Interested applicants can apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and click on ''apply now''

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d22b7y-3-235-175-15-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.