NEWS ANCHOR

Posted On: September 26, 2018
Station/Company: KAPP/KVEW
Location: Yakima/Tri Cities, Washington
Hours: Full Time


Job Summary

KAPP/KVEW TV, your local ABC affiliate in the Yakima/Tri Cities market of Washington State, is part of Morgan Murphy Media. We are a family-owned, people first business and our communities are at the core of what we do and who we are.

About this opportunity:
KAPP/KVEW has an opening for a news anchor who will be responsible for anchoring our 5:00, 6:00 and 6:30 pm newscasts. This is a great opportunity for a reporter who is ready to begin their anchoring career. The news anchor will work with producers to create a fast-paced, informative and compelling newscast that looks different each day. You must be aggressive when it comes to breaking news and know how to present stories that capture an audience. Attention to detail, excellent writing skills, solid journalistic judgment and social media experience are vital. This position is for our Kennewick studio in the beautiful heart of Washington State’s wine country. The Tri-Cities area of Kennewick/Pasco/Richland offers 300 days of sunshine and a great lifestyle for outdoorsy types. We are close to Northwest hotspots Spokane, Seattle and Portland.

What you’ll do:
• Anchor evening newscasts
• Develop assigned stories from news leads
• Gather and verify factual information through interviews, observation and research
• Demonstrate editorial judgment using knowledge of journalism ethics and libel laws
• Contribute story ideas that relate to producing a compelling newscast
• Publish content and generate story ideas through social media sites
• Demonstrate leadership by providing direction to new MMJs
• Assist online staff with multimedia storytelling
• Produce newscasts and report as needed

What you’ll bring:
• Four-year degree with an emphasis in journalism or equivalent
• Minimum two years of experience as a multimedia journalist/anchor
• Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills
• Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment
• Ability to lift up to 15 lbs. and to sit, walk or stand for long periods
• Producing experience preferred but not required
• Ability to edit using Edius preferred but not required
• Experience using iNews preferred but not required
• Conversational Spanish preferred but not required

What KAPP/KVEW offers:
• We’re a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values our employees, our culture and our community
• We are a team of driven and creative professionals. Who wouldn’t want to work with the best in the business?
• Medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and long term disability insurance, EAP, flexible spending account, 401(k), paid time off including vacation, sick, personal days and holidays

 

KAPP/KVEW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

How to Apply

For online application instructions go to https://www.yaktrinews.com/station/employment/

Apply Online: https://www.yaktrinews.com/station/employment/

Expiration: November 26, 2018