Anchor/Reporter

Full Time Austin, Texas Posted 11/24/2021 Areas of interest: Content Development, News Requisition Number: 295343BR NJR320
JOB SUMMARY
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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
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

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work
experience preferred

Related Work Experience
  • 3 Years Television News Anchoring
  • 5 Years Television News Reporting
  • Experience working in a 24 hour news channel preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • 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

EOE
Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability NJR320 295343 295343BR

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