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
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
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
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.