NEWS ANCHOR (EVENING)
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WBKO is home to award-winning journalism in the heart of south-central Kentucky between Louisville and Nashville. WBKO is the dominant source for local news and entertainment in the Bowling Green area and operates the ABC, FOX, Telemundo, and CW affiliates. We are proud to serve our community and nurture our employees to grow professionally in an encouraging environment. Bowling Green is the third largest and fastest growing city in Kentucky and is “geared for fun” as the home of the Corvette, the Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball team, an active arts scene, countless caves and hiking trails, ready to be explored!
WBKO is looking for a dynamic evening anchor with exceptional communication skills to join our top-rated legacy news station. This is a high-profile position demanding leadership and initiative. The ideal candidate will be adept at anchoring breaking news and enterprising community-centered stories. As an anchor, you must excel at developing sources and cultivating relationships in the South-Central Kentucky community. Producing newscasts will also be required. We are looking for a journalist who has a positive, can-do attitude, that inspires the team to help our station win on every platform, including on-air, digital, social and OTT, every single day.
Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
* Co-anchor newscasts Monday-Friday* Develop lead story ideas and contribute daily to content decisions* Report on special projects as assigned* Conduct live interviews and anchor continuous coverage* Strong fact-checking skills and copy-editing ability* Contribute stories to all platforms – streaming, website, and social media* Represent the station in the community and for various promotional events* Writes stories, teases, and other important content to contribute to the overall quality of the newscasts* Helps evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas* Covers news in the field when necessary
* At least 2 years of experience as a news anchor* College degree or equivalent job experience in a journalism-related field* Must be able to work quickly, meet deadlines, multi-task, and show composure, especially during high-pressure breaking news situations* Clear understanding of journalistic ethics* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal* Understanding of and adherence to AP Style and broadcast writing* Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including representing the station at community events* MVR check required
If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter, and references
(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)
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8 years: Experience as a news anchor
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