Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Company: Meredith Corporation - KMOV-TV
Location: St. Louis, MO
Full Time

Details:
KMOV is a Meredith Corporation TV Station.

The MMJ enterprises, researches, writes, shoots, edits and presents news for News 4 newscasts. The position collaborates with the assignment desk, producers and managers on story development and story execution. Candidate must be able to execute an aggressive, hard news advocacy brand in a reporter-driver newsroom. The MMJ also contributes their work to all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital, and social media.

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The KMOV Multimedia Journalist enterprises, researches, writes, shoots, edits and presents news for News 4 newscasts.  The position collaborates with the assignment desk, producers and managers on story development and story execution.  Must be able to execute an aggressive, hard news advocacy brand in a reporter-driver newsroom.   The BPJ also contributes their work to all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital, and social media.
 

II. Essential Job Functions

50% –   Writes, reports, shoots and edits video news stories from concept to finish; contributes copy stories to newscasts and digital platforms. Performs live reports on daily basis. 

25% –    Maintain an assigned content beat to generate story ideas and breaking news tips.  This is an integral part of the News 4 Watching Out for You brand.

15% –   Provides daily story notes outlining ideas for future stories. Passes along facts and contacts for ongoing story checks. Provides progress reports on story checks. Shares information relating to upcoming events, meetings or story developments. 

10% –    Serves as community ambassador for KMOV. Responds to concerns of viewers. Makes personal appearances on behalf of the station. Attends station sponsored promotion events as scheduled.
    

 III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience:
At least two years experience in broadcast journalism. Experience reporting (MMJ) news at a commercial television station preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism.
  • Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting news stories.
  • Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public figures.
  • Ability to edit stories as necessary.
  • Ability to perform quality work in high pressure deadline situations.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess valid Driver’s License.

% Travel Required (Approximate): UP to 10 Percent

 Experience:
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements:
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or a related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Experience:
Three to five years experience as a reporter or anchor at a commercial broadcasting station. 
Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment requiring strict deadlines and a
focus on team orientation.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be creative with ability to provide original concepts, ideas and solutions.
  • Must be a skilled communicator capable of speaking to a diverse audience and conveying messages effectively.
  • Ability to interpret information quickly and summarize into a clear, concise, relevant and understandable presentation.
  • Must possess strong listening skills for meaningful and interesting interviews with newsmakers.
  • Strong computer skills required; experience with Avid and MS Office strongly preferred.
  • Must possess strong written communication skills to effectively articulate details of the news and local events to the community.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Additional Information:
KMOV is a Equal Opportunity Employer
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