Company: University of Missouri
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Location: Columbia
Full Time

Job Description:
KOMU 8 is looking for an energetic Anchor/Reporter to join the team. On top of anchoring duties KOMU is looking for someone to help lead the station’s award-winning investigative unit. You will be working with students from the Missouri School of Journalism alongside the national leadership of IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) and the home of NICAR (National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting). The successful applicant will also join our professional team and work closely with the Journalism School faculty. The successful applicant will need to be a newsroom leader, an experienced storyteller and ready to engage throughout the newsroom including editorial review, use of technology, innovation and The Missouri Method of teaching.

In addition to working in the geographically and economically diverse mid-Missouri communities, this is an opportunity to work for the University of Missouri which qualifies the successful applicant for an excellent benefit package including education benefits.

Grade: GGS-MKT

University Title: Senior On-Air Talent Television

Job ID: 35112

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Various including regular nights and/or weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or a related field.
– Previous local news experience including investigative techniques and other enterprise reporting.
– Demonstrable experience planning and executing multi-segment reporting.
– Demonstrable experience on various digital platforms especially Twitter and Facebook.
– Demonstrable experience shooting and editing news video.
– Demonstrable newsroom leadership experience including mentoring and coaching.
– Familiarity with contemporary and innovative newsroom technology.
– Experience with Adobe Premiere video editing platform.

Other Information:
The Anchor/Reporter will lead the Investigative Unit working closely with students to develop compelling investigative stories using the resources of IRE and NICAR. This Anchor/Reporter will be expected to routinely anchor 30-minute newscasts. Periodically, the Anchor/Reporter will also be called upon to remotely anchor newscasts when news stories warrant.

As an anchor, we are looking for someone who demonstrates a command of each story in the newscast. As a reporter, we are looking for someone experienced in investigative techniques, daily news reporting, and ready to work alongside student reporters. As a newsroom leader, the successful applicant will balance reporting and anchoring duties with behind-the-scenes coaching and mentoring of student reporters and producers. The successful candidate will work alongside students and faculty from the Missouri School of Journalism—the World’s Journalism School and actively participate in the Missouri Method of teaching students.

Qualified applicants must have previous local broadcast experience including a track record of investigative techniques, enterprise reporting, and MMJ skills. The successful applicant will be expected to work in a collaborative environment with Columbia Missourian and other partners as identified from time to time.

The primary goals of the KOMU 8 News Department include producing compelling local newscasts and addressing audiences on all available platforms that now include a newly designed mobile news app and website. KOMU 8 recently launched streaming channels on all major platforms and is looking to find innovative content for these platforms.

Benefit Eligibility:
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment:
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.