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News Anchor/ Reporter


Wilmington, NC 6 days ago
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  • Full Time
Job Description
News Anchor/ Reporter - WECT

About WECT:

WECT News has been Where News Comes First in Southeastern North Carolina for 70 years. We're the NBC affiliate in the rapidly growing Wilmington market, serving New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Pender, and Bladen counties that make up the beautiful coastal Cape Fear Region. WECT is the most accessible local news outlet in our market, with, news & weather apps, and streaming platforms. WECT is the dominant #1 station in the market.

Job Summary/Description:

WECT is seeking an experienced reporter/anchor to join our team. The right candidate should have a love of local news, a positive attitude, hard work ethic, excels at writing for both broadcast and digital platforms, and be a team player. This reporter/anchor will be asked to report in the field or help cover big stories, including breaking news and severe weather. This person will also help anchor newscasts during the week. The anchor would also be asked to fill-in on other newscasts as needed. The candidate should also be able to shoot, interview, write, edit and report on air as well as helping producers with their newscasts. This is not a position for a prompter reader or feature reporter.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
- Providing daily content with packages
- Anchoring newscasts as assigned
- Live reporting as assigned
- Responsible for staying up to date and confirming stories
- Ability to fill in on different shifts as needed
- Ability to work well with others...MUST be a team player
- Ability to communicate clearly on air and behind the scenes
- Post multiple times daily on multiple station-connected social media sites
- Must excel at writing for broadcast and digital platforms

- Ideal candidate should have at least 2 or more years experience as an anchor for a broadcast news station or news website
- Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or a related field
- Must have a solid grasp of AP Style, the ability to write clearly with sound grammar and under deadline pressure
- Must be a self-starter
- Prefer an anchor with editing and shooting skills
- MVR check required

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

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WECT-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re61e1-3-230-173-188-42 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.