Sinclair Broadcast Group Morning Anchor / Reporter in Amarillo, Texas

Morning Anchor / Reporter

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Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KVII, the ABC affiliate in Amarillo, TX, is searching for an experienced co-anchor for our weekday morning newscasts. You must be a newsroom leader who works well with producers, reporters and technical staff to help craft compelling newscasts daily. The right candidate will be a dynamic writer and storyteller with a passion for news and high ethical standards. The ability to perform in breaking news situations both on air and on social media is a must.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Anchor newscasts as assigned, including engaging in the production process leading up to the newscast

  • Participate in special event coverage

  • Participate in station and community events

  • Write stories and teases as assigned by producers

  • Participate in daily editorial planning meetings

  • Engage viewers daily on Facebook, Twitter and other station web and social media platforms

  • Develop and report on franchise and sweeps stories

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Write in both broadcast style for on air and AP style for online

  • Must be familiar with social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Ability to shoot, write and edit franchise and sweeps stories as assigned

  • Familiar with iNews and AVID systems a plus

  • Ability to work under deadline

Required Experience:

  • Previous anchoring experience required

  • Ideal candidate will have considerable live shot experience

  • Must have 1-2 years on-air experience

The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, have sharp news judgment, excellent technical skills and the ability to work well with others. You must be able to work in a deadline-oriented environment and be able to react in high pressure situations. You must also have and maintain a good driving record and valid driver's license. This is not an entry-level position.

When applying online, please include a web link of recent work. You can also mail a non-returnable DVD to:

KVII, Attn: News Director1 Broadcast CenterAmarillo, TX 79121

No phone calls or e-mails, please.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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Amarillo, Texas, United States

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