Full Time Job

Assignment Manager / Anchor

WBKO

Bowling Green, KY 08-25-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WBKO:

WBKO Television is the dominant source for local news and entertainment in the Bowling Green area and operates the ABC, FOX and CW affiliates.

Nestled in the heart of South Central Kentucky between Louisville and Nashville, WBKO is home to Emmy and AP award winning mentors with a combined experience of over 75 years. We offer employees flexibility to learn other jobs with the latest industry equipment and software; live news experience; and encouragement to volunteer in the community. Over the last 15 years, we have helped raise more than nine million dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We also enjoy being a part of the community by engaging in activities including ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas, helping to promote United Way's Day of Caring, and jumping into icy cold water for Junior Achievement's Penguin Plunge. WBKO is a part of Gray Media which owns and/or operates stations in 93 television markets. Our employees have moved on to Nashville, Louisville, Discovery Channel, Turner Broadcasting, ESPN, and many other markets around the country.

Bowling Green is the fastest growing city in Kentucky and is ''geared for fun'' as the home of the Corvette, the Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball team, and countless caves and hiking trails ready to be explored! Mammoth Cave National Park, the world's longest known cave system, is also right down I-65. The arts scene is active in Bowling Green with the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) which brings in nationally-known artists and productions.

WBKO works closely with Western Kentucky University by airing a weekly ''View From the Hill'' segment and covering its programs and Division I sports teams.

WBKO is proud to serve our community and nurture our employees to grow professionally, be more community-oriented, and have fun in a family environment.

Job Summary/Description:

WBKO is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Assignment Manager / Anchor to join our team. This individual will coordinate planning and execution of daily news coverage. WBKO is looking for a well-organized newsroom leader who can make quick, sound judgement calls on stories. We're looking for someone who can live and breathe our ''Local. First. Now.'' brand.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Work closely with the News Director and producers on daily story coverage
• Newsgathering – developing story ideas, confirming news tips, coordinate breaking news
• Coordinate story assignments and communicate with MMJs and producers
• Monitor scanners, social media, and other news-generating resources
• Anchor newscast(s) as assigned, depending on the successful candidate

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Work closely with the News Director and producers on daily story coverage
• Newsgathering – developing story ideas, confirming news tips, coordinate breaking news
• Coordinate story assignments and communicate with MMJs and producers
• Monitor scanners, social media, and other news-generating resources
• Anchor newscast(s) as assigned, depending on the successful candidate

Interested applicants can, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', we encourage you to upload your resume and cover letter

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d895z9-3-238-248-200-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WBKO

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.