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AM Weekend Anchor / MMJ


Grand Rapids, MI 06-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
AM Weekend Anchor / MMJ, WXMI

WXMI, the FOX affiliate owned by The E.W. Scripps Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is searching for a Weekend Morning Anchor / Multimedia Journalist. The right candidate will solo anchor Saturday and Sunday mornings from 5 - 9am. The Weekend Morning Anchor / MMJ is also responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content, and editing stories for multiple platforms. This is an award-winning newsroom with great leadership and a strong team of journalists. Grand Rapids is a beautiful part of Michigan with a lake shore and thriving downtown. It provides the perfect combination of the big city and sandy beaches, with sparkling sunsets. The region has a thriving economy based on major manufacturers, health care, and the automobile and aviation industries. Looking for a hopping arts scene and great restaurants? You'll find it all in Grand Rapids. Join the FOX 17 team! Apply now!

• Anchor the newscast.
• Research, gather, write, and develop news content for multiple platforms.
• Report live on location from various news events, when assigned.
• Perform various community service activities for station, including performing as master of ceremonies for public service events and as host/hostess for station events.
• Perform other duties as needed and assigned.

• Bachelors degree in related discipline preferred or equivalent years of experience
• Generally, 3+ years on camera experience preferred.

• Must connect on camera with a sense of urgency
• Ability to cultivate sources and mine for stories
• Knowledge of newsroom computers and computer databases strongly preferred
• Must demonstrate strong news judgment and organizational skills
• Must have keen sense of logistics and ability to work well under intense pressure and deadlines
• Must have good creative and editorial judgment, mastery of journalistic ethics, and libel law
• Must be able to speak clearly and concisely
• Must be able to lift up to 50-pounds
• Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

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-rjon1b-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.