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Kspr Weekend Anchor/Reporter

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Springfield, MO
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KSPR, the up and coming ABC affiliate in Springfield, MO is looking for a dynamic and energetic weekend anchor to be part of a hard-working news team. The successful candidate will anchor on weekends and report several days a week. Candidates should be able to wear several hats in a smaller newsroom. Candidates should be able to anchor, report, non-linear edit, help write the newscast and run their own teleprompter. Daily contributions to the web and social media are required. Experience tracking down stories and getting sources you can work on a daily basis is a must. If youre a person whose passion is news, then you are the person were looking for in our newsroom. If you can come into the editorial meetings with several local hard-news stories each day, then you are the anchor/reporter we would like on our team.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Anchoring newscasts, cut-ins and promosPosting several times daily to the web (video and writing stories)Posting several times daily to Facebook, blogs and Twitter - creative ideas about growth in social media are welcomeLive on-the-scene reporting several times a week, especially breaking news and severe weatherRepresentation of our station at public events. Several monthly community events or speaking engagements are required; station is very active in the community. Gather and provide news and information in the most accurate, appealing, timely and creative way using all sourcesProduce stories for daily newscasts and websiteDevelop and maintain sources Demonstrate sound news judgment and ability to tell stories with pictures and natural soundMust be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis.Enterprise hard-news stories under tight deadlinesParticipate in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings is requiredMentor (train and lead) less-experienced staff membersPost several daily web stories, video, polls, links as well as put posts on Twitter and FacebookWrite stories Fill-in producing for newscast is sometimes part of the jobWrite and edit pkgsLive reporting will be required in the fieldMust be willing to experiment drive our newsroom to the next levelBe willing to pitch in when necessary with other jobsReport stories with viewer benefit researched based storiesMust be a visual storyteller and have the ability to come up with creative stand-ups and ways to explain a story. Must be able to help reporters breakout stories to include in-depth anchor tags and more information for anchorsMust be able to handle on-set interviews, reporting hard news, breaking news, severe weather and live demonstrationsVarious shift work may be required. Holiday work is required. Knowledge/ Skill/ Ability/ Education/ Experience Requirements:Be able to write clearly and accuratelyAll candidates must be able to work well under pressureBasic computer skills are requiredCreative and accurate writing skills are a must. Producing experience is a plusPassionate journalists with strong integrity should applyAbility to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the communityWillingness to be a hard-working staff member and as part of a team is requiredLeadership and training for less experienced news staff is part of the jobCollege degree is required. Major in broadcast journalism or similar is preferredAt least five years of television reporting and/or anchoring is preferredAnchoring experience is a mustExcellent live reporting skills required.Strong on-camera presentation skills requiredStrong initiative and attention to detail is requiredExperience with P2 cameras, ENPS newsroom software and/or GrassValley non-linear editing a plus.Ability to work with limited supervision Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing skillsExperience with web writing, social media posts is a plusAbility to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors, and customers. Ability to keep up with national and local news is required. Ability to enterprise local hard-news stories is requiredMust be comfortable in front of the camera and have the ability to ad-lib during breaking news, severe weather, or during daily entertainment segmentCandidate must have excellent news judgment and be able to call several times every day for updates on storiesExcellent broadcasting writing experience is a mustMust have high level of self-motivation and attention to detailEditorial leadership skills a plusInterpersonal skills are a mustHave experience with many platforms including web, mobile and social networksAggressive, especially in breaking newsExperience in helping write and anchor excellent live promotions and cut-ins is welcome.Creative, self-starters who can multi-task, help write stories for the newscast, voice and edit pkgs, call on updates and add stories to the web.. all while anchoringBackground screening will be required Physical Requirements: Sitting 20%, standing/walking 80%. Ability to lift and carry 65-70 lbs. for short distances. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk and hear. Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.Working Conditions: Exposure to atmospheric conditions will be encountered; significant outdoor work in all weather conditions is to be expected. Occasional morning, evening, or weekend work is required.Licensing Requirements:Must hold a valid drivers license and be insurable.

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