Sports & News Anchor

SPORTS & NEWS Anchor

Position Summary:

The Friday Sports Show and Weekend Anchor/Reporter serves as the primary presenter of weekend news and sports stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. This position features four 12 hour shifts as follows:  Thursday 6AM-6PM; Friday 10AM-10PM; Saturday 4AM-4PM; Sunday Noon-Midnight. On Fridays this anchor will produce Nebraska’s only all sports show from 3PM-11PM and on Thursdays, the person collects, analyzes and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Presents news and sports stories and other content for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Produces newscasts and communicates clear direction with team members.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating news programming and other content.
  • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Edits video clips as assigned.
  • Writes content for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports.
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

To learn more about our Company: www.floodcomm.com

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

 

Interested candidates can send cover letter, resume and related materials (reel) to Christina Sirek – christina@newschannelnebraska.com

Flood Digital Networks, LLC & Flood Communications LLC along with all its subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

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