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News Anchor / MMJ - WIS


Columbia, SC 04-21-2022
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Job Description
News Anchor / MMJ - WIS


About 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.

Job Summary/Description:

WIS News, the top-rated NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina, is searching for a high-energy Morning Anchor/MMJ to co-anchor our Sunrise newscasts. This is a high-profile, important role, and news readers need not apply. The right person for this position is as comfortable delivering breaking news and in-depth investigative reporting as they are talking about the weather and interviewing important figures. A positive attitude and the ability to engage our sophisticated audience on air and on our digital platforms is a must. This person is also expected to turn daily content for our early evening newscasts and make substantial public appearances as an ambassador for our station.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Anchor Sunrise newscasts as well as other newscasts as assigned
* Engage audience with the Sunrise newscast and the WIS News 10 brand through social channels and personal appearances
* Enterprise, shoot, write, and edit news stories as assigned
* Be a leader of the news team and a trusted editorial voice

• Qualified candidates, please apply online and attach resume, references and links to your recent work.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, references and links to your recent work

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7bppq-44-200-74-241-42 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.