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Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

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US-AR-Fort Smith
News Operations
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5NEWS, which is broadcast on KFSM TV and KXNW TV, is looking for a Weekend Anchor/Reporter.

We’re looking for a storyteller who can help grow our audience on-air and online. The right candidate must a passion for telling good stories and aggressively creating good content. You must enterprise significant local news stories and be able to write for broadcast and digital platforms. We are the market leader and want an anchor/reporter that thrives on being a member of a winning team and can relate to our audience.


  • Become one of the primary personalities of the TV station
  • Invest in ratings growth of the newscasts you anchor
  • The ability to turn a wide range of hard news stories quickly
  • Must be able to shoot and edit video on non-linear programs (Final Cut Pro experience a plus)
  • You will be expected to post stories to the web and social media everyday
  • You’ll need a strong work ethic and the ability perform independently
  • Outside of the regular work day, you’ll be expected to make public appearances on behalf of the station
  • You’ll need a flexible approach to your work schedule, and be ready to work when news breaks
  •  Develop meaningful contacts and maintain those contacts to get information quickly
  • Works closely with news producers – writing scripts, editing copy and creating show rundowns
  • Will turn stories and enterprise new content for all weekend shows, as well as all other duties assigned by the producer and management
  • You must be an aggressive news reporter, who can report live and handle breaking news in all kinds of conditions
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Station Specific Duties: This person will anchor our Saturday and Sunday evening newscasts, help plan weekend assignments, enterprise and write weekend stories as assigned.  You will also be responsible for keeping our website updated on weekends. Three days a week, you will be a general assignment reporter/MMJ, which may include shooting, editing and writing stories, daily live shots and web posting.  You will also fill-in anchor as requested by management.


A minimum of two years experience anchoring/reporting for a commercial television news operation.  An above-average, demonstrable knowledge of television newscast production techniques and television news writing.  Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one). Must be willing to submit to a background check and have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

 Education Requirements: A four-year college degree in liberal arts, journalism or related field.

Additional Information: STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work-load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

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