KOCO-TV is looking for a high energy anchor/reporter to join our award winning morning news team. This anchor/reporter would be responsible for anchoring the 4:30am newscast, then transitioning to the breaking news desk from 5:00am-7:00am. This anchor/reporter needs to be able to dig for the latest stories breaking overnight and throughout the morning, quickly writing new hits and breaking the stories for the morning audience. The anchor/reporter will also work on investigative stories, breaking news, and long form interviews once the morning newscast is over. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.
Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose
Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production
Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments
Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
Appears on behalf of the station at public events
Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required
Past reporting experience (2-5 years) required
Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
Proven Anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
Can work in all weather conditions
Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record
Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience
Military training and experience will be considered
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