ANCHOR (Weekend) / MMJ

The NBC affiliate in Columbus, GA is looking for a strong communicator and journalist to anchor our evening weekend newscasts and report original content on-air, online, and via social media platforms. If you are confident and dynamic on-camera and are personally driven to break news, apply today. One year experience anchoring and reporting preferred.

You will:

  • Anchor the 6PM and 11PM Weekend Newscasts
  • Anchor other newscasts, specials, programs, and breaking news as needed
  • Produce, write, and edit weekend PM newscasts
  • Report, write, shoot, and edit original content daily for on-air, online, and social media channels
  • Quickly initiate and solidify strong editorial sources and community connections
  • Perform other duties as needed

To apply you should:

  • Be a confident and competent on air presenter
  • Be able to produce newscasts on deadline (Experience with news rundown/scripting systems, i.e. Ross Inception, is a plus.)
  • Have strong working knowledge of writing styles for broadcast, digital, and social media
  • Be proficient in posting platform-tailored content to the web, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Edit video in Final Cut Pro or a like non-linear editing system.
  • Demonstrate strong editorial judgment, journalistic ethics, and knowledge of media law
  • Be highly organized and able to self-manage your time and daily workflow
  • Operate professional video cameras and support equipment, i.e. audio, lighting, etc.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment throughout each workday
  • Possess a valid Georgia Drivers license (or obtain one) and have a clean driving record
  • Have a BA degree in journalism/broadcasting or equivalent work experience

Email your reel link, resume, and cover letter to Director of News and Local Content Gene Kirkconnell gkirkconnell@wltz.com.