WEEKEND ANCHOR/REPORTER

Reporter for WGMB
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

posted on September 17, 2017


job posting:

Education Bachelor's Degree Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Location Nexstar - WGMB - Baton Rouge, LA 70810 US (Primary) Category News Job Type Full-time Job Description Position Summary: The Weekend Anchor/Reporter serves as the primary presenter of weekend news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. On non-weekend workdays, the Weekend Anchor/Reporter collects, analyzes and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Presents news stories and other content for all platforms. • Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality. • Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner. • Produces newscasts and communicates clear direction with team members. • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating news programming and other content. • Conducts interviews with news personnel and others. • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsrooms situations as required. • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances. • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned. • Edits video clips as assigned. • Writes content for the website and other eMedia platforms. • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites. • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events. • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories. • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines. • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details. • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly. • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information. • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions. • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community. • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas. • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions. • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts. • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements. • Shoots and edits news events and news reports. • Produces and presents reports for all platforms. • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality. • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms. • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites. • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.


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expires on 11/16/2017