Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Nexstar Media Group Peoria , IL 61601

Posted 2 months ago

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

The Weekend Anchor/Reporter 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. On non-weekend workdays, the Weekend Anchor/Reporter collects, analyzes and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

  • 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 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 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.

  • Minimum two years' experience in news reporting (More or less 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

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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