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News anchors are responsible for presenting local, national and/or world news to the public. You’ll generally work in a studio to produce TV or radio news programs, although sometimes may require report or anchor programs from the scene of the broadcast’s subject. The news anchor often reads compiled news stories from a teleprompter, as well as conducts on-air interviews with the subjects of news, experts and reporter colleagues as needed. They also react to breaking news as it emerges, presenting information to the viewing or listening public as it becomes available. Additionally, news anchors help make editorial decisions about which stories to air and how they should be presented. The anchor may also report stories themselves, performing such tasks as conducting interviews, obtaining video and audio to use in broadcast, researching relevant information, and using computer software to edit audio and/or video gathered through the course of reporting.
require at least a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or a related field for news anchor positions. Previous journalism experience, often as a television or radio news reporter, is generally needed as well. News anchors must have a clear speaking voice and be able to read news smoothly off of a teleprompter, computer or paper. Additionally, anchors should be knowledgeable about current events and news relevant to their employer’s area of coverage; in cases where the anchor also reports, they must have excellent reporting skills and the ability to use any necessary video and/or audio editing equipment.
The Anchor position is responsible for local on- air delivery of newscasts. News anchor must be able to write stories, report and produce local news stories on air and for live broadcast shows.
- The Anchor’s primary purpose is to report daily and breaking news stories to keep the audience informed. They are involved and work closely with producers to ensure stories are accurately written and presented on the daily newscasts. Anchors are responsible for presenting local & national news and generating ideas to increase ratings.
- Conduct research to write and present stories that attract the viewer’s interest.
- Generate ideas and report breaking news either in studio or on location.
- Responsible for gathering news information and preparing for presentation in the newscast.
- Provide input to the show producer on show content and forma.
- Write stories, headlines and news updates for television, online and digital platforms.
- Expected to report from field, live shots, interviews, and package stories
- Present newscasts to the viewer in a professional manner; including presenting breaking news to viewers both during live newscasts as well as outside regularly scheduled newscasts.
- Write and copy edit assigned scripts in newscasts.
- Make appearances before social and civic groups and at schools and colleges on behalf of the station
- Involved in social media platforms.
- BA or BS in related field.
- Must possess a minimum of 5 years television anchor/reporter experience.
- Must have strong Spanish language skills (verbal & written).
- Candidate must have excellent Spanish writing skills as well as very strong verbal skills.
- Ability to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations.
- Strong live reporting skills are necessary.
- Ability to participate in community, public events and/or Master of Ceremonies as requested by the station.
- Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if the Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
- Must be willing to adhere to all Company
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