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Local News Weekend Anchor Reporter

WMUR-TV

Manchester, NH 06-11-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Local News Weekend Anchor Reporter

WMUR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Manchester, NH is looking for an Anchor/Reporter. The Anchor/Reporter brings the energy and skill of live reporting to our anchor desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we're looking for an anchor who wants to head out into the field and break big stories. Our next anchor/reporter will enterprise exclusive stories and interviews, tell compelling stories, and execute dynamic live shots. We are looking for this market's next leader who will ask tough questions and hold those in power accountable. Our anchors are newsroom leaders who help mentor producers and reporters. Our anchors write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is efficient, works well under tight deadlines, develops sources, and has excellent live reporting skills. You will report to the News Director.

Responsibilities
• Deliver scripted and ad-lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose
• Work with and guide reporters and producers in newscast production
• Regularly plan, research, gather and produce stories on daily news or special project assignments
• Work with a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and sound
• Coordinate with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
• Develop a network of sources who provide tips and early access to information
• Regularly contribute pictures, video and text updates to all digital platforms throughout the day
• Multi-task and demonstrate exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure
• Ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
• Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
• Appear on behalf of the station at public events
• In-person attendance is required

Requirements
• Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required
• Past reporting experience (2-5 years) required
• Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
• Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
• Proven anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
• Ability to work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
• Has a valid driver's license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record
• Ability to work varied shifts, including nights, overnights, weekends and holidays
• Ability to deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Benefits

Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro7m72-44-222-64-76-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WMUR-TV

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.