Full Time Job

News Anchor / Reporter


Lexington, KY 02-08-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
News Anchor / Reporter - WKYT

About WKYT:

WKYT, the highly rated CBS & CW affiliate, located in Lexington, Kentucky is on a growth trajectory. WKYT currently produces 65 hours of unique content per week and growing. A market leader in news, digital, and social media WKYT News is home to Emmy award winning reporters and recipient of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association ''Station of the Year'' award. WKYT is a breaking news and weather station, with a strong emphasis on original, local reporting. Our respected main anchors live here and have made WKYT their career home. Our newsroom leadership is known for developing young journalists. Central & Eastern Kentucky is a big news market, home to the state capital and the University of Kentucky. It is a vibrant, diverse, stable area and a great place to live and work.

Job Summary/Description:

WKYT-TV is looking for a dynamic full-time Anchor/Multimedia Reporter. In addition to being an outstanding journalist with a great personality, you need to be a team leader. The ideal candidate will display professionalism and personality, both on and off the air. Our anchors are leaders who participate in the planning of our shows and produce content regularly. Candidates must also possess strong presentation skills, strong work ethic, broad knowledge of current affairs, the ability to work effectively with a team of professionals, have an aptitude for social media, and passion for innovation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
- Assist with producing and write newscasts as needed
- Find creative ways to showcase newscasts
- Anchor newscasts
- Oversee news content
- Creative storytelling through creative shooting, writing, and editing
- Other duties as assigned
- Digital

- Experience delivering compelling newscasts on the air and content on digital platforms
- Experience with state-of-the-art newsgathering equipment for shooting and editing
- Advanced skills in Edius and ENPS strongly preferred
- Ability to write news stories, shoot and edit content that grabs viewer's attention
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in broadcast is preferred
- Demo reel of your best work is required
- Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to contribute in an on-camera and off-camera team environment
- Effective use of social media talent pages

Qualified, interested applicants may 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 and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d241p7-3-238-90-95-42 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.