KSWO 7 News in Lawton, OK is searching for a News Anchor/Reporter to join our news team. The position will anchor weekday morning newscasts. The ideal candidate will possess versatility, speed and accuracy when it comes to writing, anchoring, and reporting. We’re looking for someone who can bring an outgoing personality to our team and who is a natural leader and team player. This position will also report on occasion so quality candidates will have a clear understanding of enterprise reporting and be able to bring fresh ideas to our newsroom on a daily basis. Journalists who apply must have exceptional anchoring and reporting skills in addition to strong shooting and editing skills. 7 News is a multi-platform organization and expects candidates to excel in traditional television storytelling as well as social media innovation. The people in this market count on us as their hometown source for local news and safety from severe weather, year round. As the only station on the Oklahoma side of the market, it’s a responsibility we meet every day.
Anchor morning newscasts -lead editorial discussions regarding content for newscasts and digital platforms -create content for broadcast and digital platforms -fill in as a newscast producer
-minimum 3 years anchoring experience preferred -degree in journalism, mass communications, or similar course of study preferred
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. ABOUT KSWO KSWO ABC Affiliate – the top rated station in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas leads the market in weather coverage with the First Alert Weather team, the largest group of meteorologists tracking storms in the southern plains. Lawton is ideally located halfway between Oklahoma City and the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex. Our region is known for the rugged beauty of the Wichita Mountains and the National Wildlife Refuge, a hiker’s paradise. Affordable living, great outdoor adventures, and close proximity to major cities and their attractions make the Lawton – Wichita Falls market an exciting opportunity for career growth.
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