Anchor / MMJ - WIS
WIS-TV has been the #1 ranked television station in the capitol city of Columbia, South Carolina for 67 years. WIS broadcasts to 41 of the state's 46 counties, making it truly ''South Carolina's TV Station''. WIS ranks as the #2 ranked NBC in the country (out of 253 affiliates). Among its many former notable on-air staff is NBC Today Show co-host Craig Melvin. Melvin, a Columbia native, got his start as a reporter and anchor for WIS. WIS is an award-winning news operation with over 60 Emmy nominations in the last 5 years. WIS is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism Excellence and has been awarded ''South Carolina Broadcasters Association Station of the Year'' a record 16 times. Our station's rich history of community service supports a diverse Midlands of South Carolina population and has dedicated our support of the state's many veterans (South Carolina is home to the most retired military veterans in the nation) in our ''Year of the Veteran'' initiative which honors and supports veterans many needs. Columbia is also home to Fort Jackson, the US Army's largest army installation for Basic Combat Training in the nation, and employers Blue Cross Blue Shield and Palmetto Health systems. WIS provides over 50 hours of live news per week for the viewers of South Carolina and is proud to have two broadcast icons in Judi Gatson and Rick Henry as reigning TV Anchor and TV Sportscaster of the Year. In 2019, WIS commissioned Columbia's CW on 10.2, which now provides a full schedule of programming and WIS newscasts, including a nightly 10pm newscast. The historic and iconic WIS building is located two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse and just across the street from the sprawling University of South Carolina. Outdoor enthusiast relish the areas many golf courses that South Carolina has to offer along with boating and fishing on the large 50,000 acre Lake Murray recreational area in Lexington County. Lake Murray is the largest recreational reservoir in the world.
WIS Television, the #1 station and award winning NBC affiliate in South Carolina's capital city, is searching for its next Anchor/Reporter. The successful candidate must be a proven leader who is motivated, and passionate about storytelling. The ability to cultivate sources and produce enterprise stories is a must. This energetic candidate will be a strong live reporter and be driven by breaking news and deliver it with a sense of urgency. At WIS we reward hard work, creativity, and authenticity. This is a rare opportunity to join a legacy station in a growing and dynamic company. We are looking for someone who has the drive, passion, skill, and charisma to be a leader at a station that has been #1 for 68 years.
The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
- Anchor various newscasts with clean, engaging and thoughtful delivery
- MMJ and/or turn daily content & reports
- Develop and cultivate sources
- Research, pitch, and deliver enterprise stories consistently
- Create engaging digital and social content for WIS platforms
- Handle breaking news on-air and behind the scenes in timely and professional manner
- Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screening and MVR check.
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkkx40-3-236-50-173-42 in your application.