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Anchor/Reporter (JOB#: 4-14)

POSTING DATE: May 19, 2014       

JOB#: 4-14

JOB TITLE: Anchor/Reporter           

COMPANY: KAAL, News/Weather/Sports

SCHEDULE: To be determined.

STATUS: Full Time, Salaried

QUALIFICATIONS:

ABC 6 News, the Hubbard Broadcasting ABC affiliate in Rochester/Austin, Minnesota, has an immediate opening for an Anchor/Reporter.  This is not an entry-level position.

Why did you become an anchor? Is it because you're a pretty face?  Or is it because you are a smart, critical thinker who knows when to read emotion into a story?  We want the whole package, so if you've got it, keep reading!

At ABC6 News, you're not going to tell viewers about the latest fashions or introducing them to the pet of the day.  Instead, we believe television news has the power to motivate and inspire.  That's why you'll be giving people the answers to tough questions, delivering investigative pieces and taking viewers to places they can't go themselves.  You need to be confident and smart enough to own your newscast and we expect you to develop your own questions for newsmakers.  You'll also be expected to pitch and turn stories, including long form reports.  We need leaders who can work hard, not egos that need to be managed.

  • Bachelor Degree in journalism or equivalent field.
  • Exceptional communication skills, oral and written.
  • Experience in commercial TV news.
  • Professional, consistent on-air appearance.
  • Quick and effective decision making,live ad-libbing and maintaining performance under extreme pressure.
  • Highly developed public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to read TelePrompTer
  • Must be able to accomodate shift changes and extended hours.
  • To be considered, applicants must have a valid driver's license and clean record for use of station vehicles.
  • To be considered, applicants must submit a demo reel or a link to their work.
  • A passion for local programming and a solid understanding of the Midwest are highly desirable.

DUTIES:

  • Assist in selecting stories for broadcast, researching, writing and gathering newscast content.
  • Present live on TV both unscripted and scripted news reports.
  • Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local and national current events.
  • Write for station's website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Make monthly promotional community appearances.
  • Maintain appropriate and strict standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics and grooming.
  • Provide newsroom leadership and contribute to overall team efforts.

If you are interested in joining our aggressive news team, send a cover letter detailing your news philosophy, resume, and non-returnable DVD or link to your demo reel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job which includes lifting up to 50 lbs. (camera equipment), sit or stand for extended periods of time. Also at  times must be able to work in extreme outdoor weather conditions. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

APPLY TO:

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Job# 4-14

1701 10th Place NE

Austin, MN 55912

Fax: (507) 437-7815

Email: bbroden@kaaltv.com

No Telephone Calls Please

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