KTVI/KPLR News seeks a high energy news reporter/anchor hungry to work for and own the big story.
Ideal candidate thrives on reporting breaking news, aggressively pursues hard news stories, and turns a wide range of enterprise stories because of their meaningful contacts.
We want a team player who can become a leading personality while ad-libbing with ease, going LIVE in sometimes difficult conditions while connecting with viewers.
This is an outstanding news operation and we want leaders and doers who can think for themselves while executing our brand on multiple platforms to drive our market position of ‘live, local and late breaking.’
Reporter/Anchor will execute assignments following the direction of the News Managers, Assignment Desk, and Producers
Timely and effectively report on newscasts, anchor on newscasts, develop contacts, find and enterprise stories to KTVI KPLR standards, report those stories in a fair and balanced fashion that avoids litigation.
Reporter/Anchor must be a strong communicator who keeps us briefed on story developments, live location and makes slot
Reporter/Anchor must know social media platforms and understand what type of content to post. Candidate will be expected to make public appearances and promote KTVI/KPLR when asked
Work closely with other members of the station team in planning, preparation, writing scripts, editing copy and creating show rundowns.
This is not necessarily a list of all responsibilities, skills and duties or working conditions of the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, emergencies arise, special projects, or technology changes, etc.
2+ years of reporting/anchoring experience and a Bachelor’s Degree
Strong writing and spelling skills, solid news judgment, accuracy and knowledge of current events in St. Louis
Highly professional with a strong work ethic, ability to perform in a variety of indoor and outdoor conditions, flexibility for when news breaks.
Manage tasks and resources necessary to complete daily duties without assistance or direct supervision. Communicate and relate well with other members of the station team including Producers, Photographers, Executive Producers, Assignment Desk and with a television viewing audience.
Must be equally effective on the street and on the anchor desk with an engaging on camera presentation, strong writing, storytelling and News judgment.
Sufficient technical knowledge to be able to work with multiple computer programs
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Must be willing to submit to a background check and have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
Equal Employment Opportunity