The Anchor/Reporter is responsible for anchoring and reporting for an assigned newscast. The Anchor/Reporter will research, enterprise, develop, write and edit stories on deadline for recorded or live newscasts. Contributes to special features and stories as well as participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Deliver newscasts and news reports in an engaging manner with evaluation based poise; voice quality which is authoritative, credible, and conversational.
Pitch, enterprise, create and deliver local, original and creative news stories using beat sources, community contacts and leads.
Build contacts and sources within the local community and establish a community presence outside of the newscasts.
Write own news copy for an assigned newscast or news series.
Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively.
Work independently and with assignment desk editors or production staff in the newsgathering process.
Research and analyze material through interview, observation and determine angle or emphasis and write stories accordingly.
Works with or without a Photojournalist to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound.
Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner.
Engage with the community in public appearances.
Work with and guide reporters and producers in newscast production.
Strategically engage in social media.
Fill-in Anchor for other newscasts outside regularly assigned schedule.
Engage as a newsroom leader.
Responsible for field reporting when not anchoring.
May lead projects or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives; act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others
Strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
Excellent news judgment
Live shot experience required
Must be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
Must have strong on-camera skills with the ability to read narration effectively
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
Ability to interface with internal company personnel
Ad-lib capability and ability to handle breaking news on-air
Must have editing skills
Must be familiar with shooting video and using still photos to illustrate stories
Must be adept at social media
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
Emphasis on reporting skills and anchoring skills
Must be willing and able to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic laws
Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
Related Work Experience
3 years Television News Anchoring experience
5 years Television News Reporting
Experience working in a 24 hour news channel preferred
Works inside in a climate controlled environment and outside throughout the year and may be subjected to various weather conditions that could include extreme heat or cold conditions
Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds
Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability