Full Time Job

Evening News Anchor

WCAX

South Burlington, VT 08-23-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About WCAX:

WCAX is the original and leading station in the Burlington-Plattsburgh market. We paved the way for TV in this whole area of the country. We are a station of innovators. If you are the person who will help us inform, educate, entertain and delight an audience of more than 750,000 people, then you need to send your resume to us right now.

Take this opportunity to build your career in a place people come from all over the world to enjoy. Ski at some of the best-known resorts in America in the winter and hike, boat and play outdoors in the summer. The Burlington, Vermont, area is one of the most beautiful places in North America. Maybe you'll find yourself at the top of the Green Mountains in Vermont or Adirondacks in New York. Then again, the foodie culture of downtown Burlington may whet your appetite for delicious traditional favorites or haute cuisine.

Job Summary/Description:

WCAX-TV is looking for a full-time evening news anchor to work for the number one station in the market. We are seeking an experienced journalist with dynamic story-telling skills, polished on air delivery and ability to connect with viewers. A successful candidate will be a newsroom leader able to assist producers in stacking rundowns, writing scripts, guiding reporters and other editorial oversight.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Present daily newscasts for live broadcast in an engaging and professional manner
• Conduct live interviews
• Anchor live events from our streaming desk
• Present news stories in a fair, unbiased manner, ensuring the information is accurate and of interest to viewers
• Use editorial judgment to help determine content of the newscasts
• Work with producers and team to create unique, fast-paced newscasts
• Write for the web and post daily on digital platforms including social media
• Develop story ideas to assist news gathering efforts
• Develop contacts and sources in the community
• Ability to do in-depth and investigative reporting and meet long-range reporting deadlines
• Work well with others in a team atmosphere
• Participate in community events and make public appearances on behalf of the station as assigned
• Always present a professional image as a representative of WCAX-TV

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Two years of experience in a commercial newsroom preferred, including regular anchoring experience
• BS/BA in journalism or communications preferred
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems
• Schedule flexibility

Come join our dynamic news team, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now''

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rvkowm-3-215-177-171-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WCAX

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.