Full Time Job

News Anchor / MMJ


Moselle, MS 10-04-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
News Anchor / MMJ - WDAM


About WDAM:

WDAM is the #1 station in the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA. We are dominant on broadcast and digital and produce news on WDAM NBC and WDAM ABC. Hattiesburg-Laurel is market 167 and we reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne). WDAM is less than two hours driving distance to New Orleans, Mobile and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

Job Summary/Description:

WDAM 7 – On Your Side - is looking for a Morning & Noon News Anchor & Storyteller. The successful candidate delivers at least one news package each week and co-anchors our 5:00 AM through 7:00 AM newscasts Monday through Friday. They will also solo anchor the Noon newscast. Candidates must be energetic, have solid news judgment, have strong reporting, and possess live skills. Candidates must be able to tell difficult stories and be creative – adapting to various news stories.

Candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
- A leader in the newsroom and excel at breaking news coverage from the studio, digital desk, and in the field.
- Candidate must also be aggressive and consistent with coverage online and with social media on all platforms.
- The candidate must turn in special reports.
- He or she must be skilled to shoot & edit their own stories.
-Must take initiative to make calls and chase down stories
- Candidate must have at least 2 years of reporting/broadcast experience including anchoring. The ideal candidate would have three years of experience.
- These skillsets must be demonstrated in past working experiences – contributing consistently on Facebook, Twitter as well as Facebook LIVE and strong writing for the NEWS APP and website.
- Exceptional planning, developing story ideas, and creative storytelling are a must.
- Candidates must be a self-starter, demonstrate urgency to their delivery as well as possess very strong writing skills.
- Candidate must be willing to work with young journalists and must work well with others

- Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field.
- 2+ years of experience in reporting and anchoring.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Proficient with video and camera equipment, plus Edius Editing, ENPS, social media.
- Self-motivated and highly organized.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm3y6v-3-235-195-196-42 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.