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WLKY - Anchor-Reporter

WLKY is looking for a dynamic, authentic Anchor/Reporter who brings energy, urgency and a professional yet conversational style to our weekend newscasts. In addition to solid news judgment and strong reporting skills, we are looking for a true team player - someone who brings positive energy to the newsroom and the news-gathering process. The right person for this position can cover big and breaking stories, enterprise compelling content and generate story ideas from local contacts. We are looking for a journalist who can deliver breaking news with urgency, credibility and context; can connect on air and on social with our viewers/users, as well as ad-lib comfortably in appropriate situations.

We are looking for a newsroom leader who will work well with the team to produce and execute winning newscasts. Our anchors write/edit/deliver scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, commands the anchor desk, but also has excellent live reporting skills.


  • Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose  
  • Works with reporters and producers in newscast production
  • Covers day-of news or special project assignments
  • Communicates and contributes pictures, video and text updates to social audiences
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events, understands station’s dedication to community
  • Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure. 
  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events
  • In-person attendance is required


Experience Requirements:

  • Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required
  • Past reporting experience (2-5 years) required
  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Proven Anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends and holidays 
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production                                      


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience
  • Military training and experience will be considered  

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : ""

Experience Level : ""

Job Function : On-Air/Technical

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