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Morning News Anchor


Company KCAU TV
Position Morning News Anchor
Jobdescription Are you a broadcast journalist with a sunny disposition? Are you ready to make the move from MMJ to anchor or trade your weekend anchor gig for a weekday anchor position? If this is you, and you’re a team player, then read on!

KCAU 9 News, in Sioux City, Iowa (a pretty awesome town, by the way), is looking for a go-getter to be the face of its two-hour morning newscast. Good Day Siouxland is undergoing positive change and if you’re interested in being part of that change and growth, it’s time to dust-off your resume and update your reel.

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.

• Acts as a field reporter as assigned.

• 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.

Requirements & Skills:

• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

• Fluency in English.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.

• Minimum two years' experience in news reporting or anchoring.

• Superior on-air presence.

• Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.

• Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.

• Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.

• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.

• Valid driver's license with a good driving record.

• Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The News Anchor must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition the News Producer/Anchor must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Expdate 2/10/22

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