: Meridian MS
WTOK has immediate openings for two Primary Weekday Anchor/MMJs. We are looking for passionate and energetic storytellers to deliver high quality news content both on the desk and out in the field on a daily basis.
The ideal candidates should be excellent writers and have great communications skills and should be able to deliver the news in an energetic, but calm, clear and professional manner. Select candidates should be
able to multi-task and handle duties under pressure, display good news judgment, be a team player and a newsroom leader. Duties include anchoring newscasts at various times of the day, shooting, writing and
editing general assignment news stories on a daily basis and representing the station at promotional functions and stationed-sponsored events. Must also be able to operate news equipment in a safe, professional manner,
support news promotion and must be comfortable and connected with all broadcast journalism platforms including television, social and digital media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Anchor newscasts as directed
Willingness to be flexible including working weekends, nights, holidays and shifts outside normal business hours
Shoot, write and edit daily news stories
Help post content on multiple digital and social media platforms
Appear at station-sponsored events
Willing and able to produce newscasts on a fill-in basis
Report live in the field as-needed
Reads/copy edits news scripts before each show
Conducts in-studio interviews
Must have college degree in broadcast journalism, journalism or related field
2 years anchoring and reporting experience preferred
This is a MMJ position. Must be able to shoot, write and edit
Previous producing experience is preferred
Possess strong leadership skills and must have good news judgement
Professional knowledge of news operations preferred
Must be a story-teller, not just a news reader
Must pass pre-employment drug screening
Must possess a valid driverís license and have a good driving record
To apply go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings.
EOE. Posted 5/7/19.
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