Nexstar Media Group

  • Tri-Cities Talk Show Host

    Requisition ID
    Job Locations
    US-TN-Johnson 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


    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    Dominant CBS/ABC combo serving the Tri-Cities, Tennessee and Virginia communities.  We are in central proximity to major metropolitan areas, including Knoxville, Charlotte and Richmond. Our amazing work and play community is rich in history and home to the Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol Motor Speedway, and World Class

    Hiking and Fishing.


    We are seeking a SUPERSTAR Daytime Talk Show Host.


    Join our family that is committed to being part of the fabric of our communities for more than 65 years that has made us a LEADER in delivering local content to our viewers.


    To learn more about our beautiful area click here- Visit Tri-Cities


    Daytime Tri-Cities is a live talk show that combines paid segments along with entertainment, community and lifestyle segments. The live show airs Monday through Friday 10AM -11AM every week.  The ideal Host will produce and conduct live and taped paid and non-paid interviews, segments and packages, go live in the field, participate in product demonstrations, produce segments in the studio and in the field.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assists with daily show preparation and content generation.
    • Ability to conduct live and taped interviews in studio and in the field
    • Assist the Executive Producer and Producer with booking guests, writing teases and other duties as assigned
    • Able to shoot, write and edit paid and non-paid stories
    • Participates in pre and post-show meetings.
    • Contributes content to the website and all digital platforms.
    • Interacts with viewers on social media. 
    • Produce sales segments (live and pre-taped) in rundown
    • Create and order graphics for paid/non-paid segments
    • Select or provide b-roll for interviews
    • Produce additional elements and lower thirds for segments
    • Call and schedule sales clients for in studio interviews and shoots
    • Meet with account executives regularly  
    • Assist with producing segments for fellow host
    • Front Local Community Events
    • Emcee Non-Profit After Hour Events
    • All other duties as directed by management.


    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Minimum of 1 year on-air hosting experience on Lifestyle Show or equivalent
    • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience as MMJ including shooting, writing and editing long and short form packages, vignettes, Facebook lives and other on air or digital assignments as needed
    • Strong interviewing and interpersonal skills.
    • Writes and delivers interviews and stories in a clear and concise manner.
    • Must work professionally and collaboratively and help foster a team environment with co-workers.
    • Professional interaction and collaboration with clients and guests is required
    • Ability to carry out sales segments as assigned
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, and other office equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Flexibility to work any shift, weekends and holidays as needed.
    • Fluency in English



    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The live show Host 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, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the live show Host must 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.


    EEO Statement:  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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