Nexstar Media Group

  • Web Anchor/Live Reporter

    Requisition ID
    2019-3835
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-AR-Little Rock
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% 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.

    Position Summary

    Position Summary:

    KARK and KLRT, the NBC and Fox affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas, are looking for the next great storyteller to join Arkansas’ Leader in Multi-platform News and Entertainment. We’re looking for a unique personality who can contribute equally to our digital properties and television broadcasts.

    This person would be responsible for anchoring and producing web video for KARK.com, Fox16.com, and social media throughout the workday. In some cases, the candidate may be asked to write or shoot stories. The ideal candidate would be familiar with technology, video editing, and shooting.

    Later in the work day, the candidate would transition to do live shots for evening broadcasts. In most cases, these are personality-driven reports highlighting unique events, businesses, restaurants, etc. The ideal candidate is someone who welcomes the opportunity to drop everything and go live for breaking news.

    Candidates must be engaged in social media and have a strong presence they can showcase through the application process.
    Above all, KARK and KLRT are looking for someone with an optimistic outlook and a winning attitude. A minimum of three years reporting in a newsroom environment is preferred. No beginners please.

    If interested, email resume and reel to epaulson@kark.com or mail it to Ernie Paulson, KARK-KLRT, 1401 W. Capitol Ave Suite 104, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201.

    KARK-KLRT is an equal opportunity employer.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:   

     

    • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
    • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
    • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
    • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
    • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
    • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
    • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
    • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
    • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
    • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.
    • Shoots and edits news events and news reports.
    • Produces and presents reports for all platforms.
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

     

    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. (Depending on Market size)
    • Superior on-air presence.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
    • Flexibility to work any shift.

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    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 Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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