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Anchor/Reporter at KING 5

Anchor/Reporter

KING 5 Seattle, WA Full-Time
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At KING 5 News, we Stand for Truth. We are looking for a creative and enterprising Anchor/Reporter who is an excellent on-camera communicator. We want a journalist who can excel at both accountability reporting and breaking news. This is NOT a job for someone who is uncomfortable asking tough but fair questions. This IS a job for a journalist who thrives when creating unique stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. The weekend anchor must be able to work with producers to develop smart and engaging newscasts. This role is fulltime, salaried, union and reports to the News Director.​ 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Anchor broadcasts that are written and delivered in a conversational tone
  • Report three days a week and deliver creative, content-driven liveshots
  • Embody standards of Fourth Estate journalism that is produced and delivered in a smart and engaging manner for a general audience
  • Develop original content through independent sources and social listening
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer photos, videos, webcam interviews, etc) to enhance stories

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 4-5 years’ anchor/reporter experience in a medium-to-large market
  • Ability to handle breaking news situations from the anchor desk and live from the field
  • Knowledge of non-linear editing systems and ability to edit your own packages
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to work different shifts, including mornings, nights and weekends
  • Familiarity with the Pacific Northwest is desired
  • BA/BS in political science, journalism or a communications-related field preferred

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

 

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Job Snapshot

Employee Type

Full-Time

Location

Seattle, WA

Job Type

Media - Journalism - Newspaper

Date Posted

03/6/2021

Job ID

8950/7164/42298
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