Nexstar Media Group

  • Producer / Anchor

    Requisition ID
    2019-6351
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Rockford
    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

    WTVO/WQRF is searching for a Producer/Anchor.  The ideal candidate will produce the 5pm on ABC and produce/co-anchor an hour-long 9pm newscast on Fox.  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.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties & 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/delivers news stories in a clear/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 for stories
    • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required
    • Participates in promotional activities, including public appearances
    • Edits video clips as assigned
    • 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
    • Minimum two years of experience in news reporting/anchoring
    • Fluency in English
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
    • Superior on-air presence
    • Excellent news judgement with knowledge of local/national current events and issues
    • 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:

    The Producer/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 near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Producer/Anchor must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 35 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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