Nexstar Media Group

  • Morning Show Anchor/Reporter

    Requisition ID
    2019-4674
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Champaign
    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

    Morning Show Reporter / 8am Anchor - WCIA-3, the News Leader in central Illinois has an immediate opening for a polished and dynamic reporter / anchor. The position will include daily live shots, anchoring an hour of The Morning Show each day. This is a high visibility position within the team. The successful candidate will have a strong on-air presence, proven writing & reporting skills and an ability to communicate with a morning show audience. A college degree in broadcast journalism and 2 years of MMJ/live reporting experience are a must.


    If you’re interested please apply on-line.


    Rich Flesch News Director
    WCIA/WCIX
    509 S. Neil St.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    rflesch@wcia.com

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

     

    • Produce content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.
    • Work with management to enterprise and develop stories daily
    • Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
    • Organize material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
    • Gather and verify information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.
    • Build network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education
    • (3) years television anchoring or reporting experience required
    • Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation
    • Strong reporting skills
    • Understand importance of social media
    • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills
    • Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel
    •  Operate newsroom computer systems

     

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:


    The News Anchor Reporter 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 News Anchor 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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