Nexstar Media Group

  • News Anchor

    Requisition ID
    2018-3290
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    ABC4 News is seeking an experienced primary news anchor for its weekday early evening and late newscasts on the ABC and CW affiliates in Salt Lake City – one of the fastest growing markets in the country. News Anchor will fill-in when necessary on the CW30 News at Nine. This person will serve as a primary presenter of news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. Contributions to and reporting for digital and social media platforms are also expected.

    Essential Duties and 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.
    • Must have knowledge of Utah, the culture and the unique viewing audience.

     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 five years’ experience in news reporting or anchoring.  (More or less depending on market size.)
    • 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 Anchor must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

     

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