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Weekday Morning Anchor

WBTW

Myrtle Beach, SC 04-30-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WBTW News 13 is Myrtle Beach/Florence's #1 rated news team on air and on digital. News 13 is looking for a dynamic Weekday Morning Anchor to co-anchor the weekday morning newscasts. The news team has the mindset of a 'breaking news' team, where journalism matters and sets us apart from the others. News 13 produces almost 50 hours of live news every week, #1 in the ratings in every time slot. This is a rare opportunity to join the anchor desk in the community voted for the past 2 years by US News & World Report as one of the ''Best Places to Live in the U.S'' The publication cited good value, being a desirable place to live, having a strong job market and a high quality of life as prerequisites for making the top of this list. Yes, we have 60 miles of beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. But the area also has 1,900 restaurants, over 80 golf courses and the amenities you won't find elsewhere.

As the Morning Co-Anchor, you will be expected to lead by example and work with managers to coach and motivate other staff. Producing experience is preferred.
Overall, we're looking for an experienced, hard-working journalist with a positive attitude and a team-oriented, leadership nature who can connect with viewers and motivate them as they wake up each day and drive higher levels of social engagement and web traffic.

Applicant must include a link to on-air work as an anchor, with the application.

Job Duties:
• Present news stories and other content for all platforms.
• Ensure all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
• Work with management to enterprise and develop stories daily.
• Evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas.
• Build a network of sources who supply information that allows the Station to stay ahead of its competitors.
• Write and deliver news stories clearly and concisely.
• Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
• Communicate clearly and respectfully with management and team members.
• Assist in writing, copy editing, researching, and coordinating news programming and other content.
• Coach and mentor young talent.
• Act as a field reporter as assigned.
• Conduct interviews with news personnel and others.
• Respond to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
• Participate in promotional activities, including public appearances and community volunteer opportunities.
• Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
• Edit video clips as assigned.
• Write content for the website and other digital platforms.
• May produce newscasts.
• Interact with viewers/users on social media sites.
• Promote teamwork and maintain an attitude of cooperation with all station personnel.

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Fluency in English.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
• Minimum five years' experience in news reporting or anchoring.
• Superior on-air presence.
• Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.
• Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
• Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
• Flexibility to work any shift.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyn04k-44-222-104-206-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WBTW

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.