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WATE, the ABC Affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee is seeking a Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ. Looking for an energetic morning person, who can deliver everything from hard news to features, who can handle breaking news, live guests and ad lib situations. Someone that brings enterprise coverage ideas to the product on day one.
The Weekend Anchor serves as the primary presenter of weekend news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. We’re seeking a strong storyteller. On non-weekend workdays, the Weekend Anchor works as a multimedia journalist, collecting, analyzing and presenting facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all on air and online platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. A successful candidate will be asked to work solo on general assignment stories and will be a major part of the station’s online success by posting timely updates, stories, and other content on our social media platforms. We are looking for someone who actively engages in all of the tenets of journalism. The successful candidate must demonstrate the desire to put journalistic skills such as shooting, editing, newsgathering, writing, interviewing, reporting and ethical decision-making into practice on a daily basis.
Requirements & Skills:
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ 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 near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Weekend Morning News Anchor/MMJ 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.