Morning Anchor

October 23, 2023 by Comments Off on Morning Anchor

  • Full Time
  • Tucson

KOLD TV

13 News is a Gray Television station and the CBS affiliate in Tucson, Arizona. We’re celebrating our 70th year in television! We are the best local television station in Southern Arizona and the #1 digital platform. We are committed to the highest standards of excellence in our local news, entertainment, information, and public service programming. We produce 62 hours of live, televised newscasts per week between KOLD and our shared services partner, KMSB Fox 11. If you’ve never been to Tucson, let us tell you all the things you’ll love: Plentiful sunshine, natural beauty, diverse culture, active lifestyles, great food, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, breathtaking views, unforgettable sunsets, challenging biking trails, community events, accessible natural locations for all ages… it would have been quicker for us to just say you’ll love it all.

Job Summary/Description:

Southern Arizona’s news leader is seeking a compelling morning anchor. Are you a born storyteller who loves to lead a team of both experienced and novice journalists? KOLD/KMSB has an immediate opening for an anchor/reporter to join our award-winning newsroom. This position requires exceptional news judgment, high work ethic, and a team-oriented approach to winning. Previous experience is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of the relationship between broadcast and digital/CTV platforms.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

• Anchor morning newscasts and report stories. The ideal candidate will also have experience in investigative and research-driven journalism.
• Work with the news director and newsroom leaders to produce day turns and/or promotable packages. It is also common for our anchors to field anchor breaking news and high-profile reports.
• Write copy for all platforms
• Execute a daily digital plan tailored to your daily assignments and long-term projects. This includes posting to social media throughout your shift, identifying opportunities for live streaming on our website/OTT platforms/Facebook, and getting breaking news, live and user-generated content into our newscasts.
• Understand our DMA and key target audiences
• Be a self-starter who can develop sources, able to go beyond press releases and enterprise content
• Work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment
• Make decisions quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances
• Work cross-functionally and cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines
• Contribute to and potentially lead projects within the team to continue to make our newsroom a world-class operation

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Minimum three years of anchoring experience
• Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or a related field
• Self-starter skills
• Desire to win and ability to reflect on your work and apply feedback
• An established and responsible presence on digital platforms, including station website, social media, and CTV
• Understanding of and adherence to AP Style and broadcast writing
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), proven news judgment, ethics and integrity
• Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills. Must be able to work quickly, meet deadlines, multi-task, and show composure, especially during high-pressure breaking news moments.
• Ability to work long hours/overtime, weekends, and overnights as needed for breaking news and severe weather events
• Experience with shooting and editing unique content
• Willingness to work flexible shifts and be on call required
• Willingness to live and work in Tucson, AZ, and the surrounding area required
• MVR check required

Come join our dynamic news team, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload resume, cover letter, and references (include demo/reel link)

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KOLD-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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