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Anchor/ Multimedia Journalist

WLEX

Lexington, KY 04-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Anchor/ Multimedia Journalist, WLEX

WLEX, the NBC affiliate owned by The E.W. Scripps Company in Lexington, KY is looking for a talented and enterprising Anchor / Multimedia Journalist. The Anchor / MMJ will research, pitch, and fully cover stories that make a difference in the region. The right candidate will strive to break stories and lead the market. This is not an entry-level position. Come join an exceptional news team with supportive leadership. Apply today!

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
• Gather unbiased content affecting the community.
• Write story content, edit and review video, and prepare story items for presentation across multiple platforms.
• Work with newsroom employees and personal sources to develop engaging, accurate, and ethical newscasts.
• Deliver news in a smooth, conversational, approachable, yet authoritative tone.
• Anchor multiple reports from breaking news to investigative reporting.
• Organize and set up interviews and video shoots.
• Take part in station and independent community service events and activities.
• Follow the Scripps Journalism Ethics Guidelines.
• Engage viewers via social media on a daily basis.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
• Bachelor's degree in related discipline is preferred or equivalent years of experience
• Generally, 3+ years anchor/reporting experience in related field preferred

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
• Strong broadcast and digital writing skills
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Basic computer skills required
• Strong organizational skills
• Knowledge of local, regional, and national news
• Work well under pressure and at a fast pace
• Working knowledge of all social media platforms
• Flexible work hours may be required
• Ability to lift and carry at least 50-pounds

If you are a current Scripps employee, please do not apply on this site. Please access our internal career site at Worklife > My Info > View Open Positions at Scripps.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2mp5y-3-239-95-36-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WLEX

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.