ABOUT THE JOB
The E.W. Scripps new station KXXV, ABC affiliate based in Waco, Texas is looking for an experienced Morning Anchor/Multimedia Journalist to join our #1 morning news team. This position will anchor as well as shoot/write/edit stories for broadcasts within our market for both our Central Texas (KXXV) and Brazos Valley (KRHD) viewers.
Come join a team committed to quality journalism, and a passion for being the best. If you are a gifted storyteller, a rock star on social media platforms, and a dynamic and engaging performer on the anchor desk, this could be the opportunity for you. We’re looking for someone who has a passion for being involved within the communities we serve and the desire to get out and tell the stories that matter. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!
In your application, please make sure to include links showcasing examples of your Anchoring and Reporting work as a Multimedia Journalist!
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Anchor weekday morning newscasts, both in the station and live in the field, as well as fill-in anchor on other shows, including occasional weekends.
- Deliver the news in a smooth, conversational, approachable, yet authoritative tone; Must be able to connect on camera with a sense of urgency.
- Assume a leadership role in the newsroom, participating in a rotation of on-call managers who will help weekend crews.
- Write stories and teases for the show; proofread reporter scripts.
- Generate at least three packages per week based on the station’s brand and strategic plan.
- Research, gather and verify factual information for stories by calling and cultivating sources, through interviews, observation and news events.
- Shoot, write, capture visual content and edit own stories for multiple platforms for MMJ job duties (live reports, taped interviews and online).
- Produce strong and accurate live reports from the scene of news stories and other events.
- Host in-depth programming on our 24-hour cable channel.
- Work cooperatively with others on assignments.
- Engage viewers via social media on a daily basis.
- Take part in the station and independent community service events and activities.
- Transport field reporting equipment such as cameras and tripods.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism, related degree or equivalent years of experience.
- 10+ years on camera experience, of which 5+ of those years as an Anchor, preferred
WHAT YOU’LL BRING:
- Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment and journalistic ethics.
- Strong broadcast and digital writing skills.
- Self-motivated and able to work in a team-based environment, working well with news, production and station staff, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
- Proven ability to relate to the public and proficient at posting content to a variety of social media platforms.
- Professional appearance and behavior.
- Flexibility to work as needed within station hours of operation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
- Willingness and ability to spending time outdoors, including extremely hot or cold conditions, and transporting equipment across uneven terrain on foot.
- Working knowledge of computers, photography/broadcast quality camera equipment, editing, social media and the Internet.
- Computer literate, including knowledge and use of newsroom computer systems.
- Experience with videography and various non-linear editing systems.
- Capability to gather information on the telephone for newscasts.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
SCRIPPS’ COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com .
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.