Weeknight News Anchor/Multi-Media Journalist

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Spokane, WA – TITLE: Weeknight News Anchor/Multi-Media Journalist
HOURS: Full Time
REPORTS TO: Executive News Director


The ABC affiliate in Spokane, Washington is offering a unique position for a hard-working journalist who also excels on the anchor desk. We’re looking for an anchor/reporter who will contribute live shots and breaking news to our early evening news, then take over as the anchor for our 11pm newscast. It’s the perfect opportunity for a journalist who loves both aspects of the job. You’ll join a close-knit news family in the beautiful northwest, where you can enjoy a thriving city without the hour-long commute to work. Spokane is surrounded by beautiful scenery, lakes and mountains and has more than enough news to keep a journalist engaged.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and a 401(k) retirement plan.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Anchor 11pm newscasts, Monday – Friday
Develop assigned stories from news leads
Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation and research
Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline
Publish content and generate story ideas through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter
Shoot video and still photos to illustrate stories
Appear on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
Give live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit
Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned
Assist news producer in preparing newscast
Assist online staff in preparing for multi-media stories
Demonstrate editorial judgment using knowledge of journalism ethics and libel laws

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
4 year degree with an emphasis in Journalism or equivalent
Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems
Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment
Ability to edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment
Possess strong broadcast and AP style writing skills
Proficient at posting content to various websites
Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
Ability to work well with minimum supervision
Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism
2+ years of experience as a Multi-Media Journalist
Videography and non-linear editing experience

HOW TO APPLY: Click on the link below for online application instructions:
http://www.kxly.com/station/kxly-jobs/weeknight-anchormulti-media-journalist/337828061

Or mail your application, resume, and cover letter to:
Human Resources
KXLY BROADCAST GROUP
500 W. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

PLEASE SPECIFY REFERRAL SOURCE IN YOUR COVER LETTER

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

KXLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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