Full Time Job

News Reporter / Anchor


New Orleans, LA 04-30-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
News Reporter / Anchor - WVUE


About WVUE:

WVUE- FOX 8 in New Orleans is the #1 rated News station in the competitive New Orleans Market. FOX 8 is committed to providing in-depth investigative stories that affect change, hold the powerful accountable, and shine a light on public corruption. FOX 8 recognizes the responsibility of keeping the viewing public safe and informed about the world around them delivering all the news, information and entertainment viewers want and need to know. With this mission in mind, FOX 8 is committed to serving as the Weather Authority for Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi and continues to lead in the field of investigative journalism. Fox 8 is committed to innovation and continued evolution in the use of existing technology producing roughly 60 hours of news and locally originated programming per week.

Job Summary/Description:

WVUE is seeking an experienced journalist to join our award-winning news team as a Weekend Reporter/Anchor. This position will anchor 9/10pm newscasts on Saturday & Sunday as well as serve as a reporter three weekdays. As a reporter, you will work closely with news managers and producers to create high-quality stories with integrity and accuracy.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Gathering data and relevant information on local and national newsworthy events
- Create and present accurate, fair, unbiased news content as assigned. Responsible for providing news and information across multiple platforms and to present content both inside WVUE studios and remotely
- Must be visible in the community and make a reasonable amount of appearances in the local DMA
- Develop and maintain a network of news sources to create exclusive local news content
- Stay current on both local and national news events
- Work cross functionally and cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines
- The ability to interact professionally and effectively with all internal WVUE employees and external organizations
- Ability to read and understand a variety of materials ranging from daily newspapers/news sites, professional journals, technical reports and legal documents
- Ability to interpret information to establish facts and determine truth
- Ability to be a creative thinker and find new and entertaining ways to present information
- Should be well presented on-camera with the ability to deliver copy ready from a Teleprompter or similar device
- Act as a team player and newsroom leader while displaying an ability to handle a variety of tasks, and make sound decisions in a fast-paced, deadline driven, stressful environment
- Have the willingness to anchor from the field and work on special projects as assigned
- Demonstrated ability of good news judgment
- Ability to interact with all levels of station and corporate management while working well with producers, reporters and technical staff to help craft compelling and memorable newscasts

• 2 years of experience as a television anchor or reporter in a top 125 market
• Basic understanding of windows based electronics and the ability to learn ENPS as well as new systems as they are implemented.
• BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or equivalent background
• Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts
• Strong writing and organizational skills
• Enjoy a fast paced environment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Must be willing to work in New Orleans, LA

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, 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-d21j4y-34-204-174-110-42 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.