Effective immediately WYMT-TV is accepting applications for an Evening (6 p.m.) Anchor/Reporter.
Our 6 p.m. co-anchor is moving up to a larger market. WYMT-TV is looking for a self-motivated, aggressive, enterprising and intellectually curious news professional to fill some big shoes.
WYMT has a proven record of turning out solid journalists capable of moving up in the ranks quickly. Two years ago, another anchor jumped to Miami, Florida. ESPN`s Jay Crawford started his career with WYMT. Our anchors, reporters, and producers typically move on to Top 40 Markets and higher.
Our anchors, reporters, and producers typically move on to Top 40 Markets. We work hard and have fun! Great station! Great company!
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner
Use editorial judgment to help determine content of the newscasts
Work with producer and team to create unique, fast-paced newscasts
Use social media to determine content of newscasts and highlight big social stories
Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance newscasts and stories.
Write for the web and post daily on all digital platforms including social media and attaching images and streaming video
Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer
Deliver unscripted breaking news coverage and special event coverage to the community at large
Collaborate with producers and management in the development of broadcast content such as newscasts, promotions, and teases
Receive assignments and evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas
Covers news in the field to generate, produce and deliver high profile special reports
Edit video for broadcasts and the web
Participate in community events and makes public appearances on behalf of the station as assigned
Successful applicants must possess creative storytelling skills, a terrific grasp of current events, strong organizational skills and the ability to shoot and edit your own video. All anchors report daily and must be able to communicate accurately, conversationally and efficiently on live breaking news. Anchors must also have the skills to produce, not stack, a fast-paced and informative newscast when needed.
You must also understand and embrace the importance of the new multi-platform newsroom. Do you see the web as an opportunity or a burden? Do you ``Tweet`` about your stories? Do you interact with viewers on Facebook? Do you blog?
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