• Anchor/Reporter

    Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/7/2019 6:34 PM)
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  • Overview

    WDAF-TV is seeking an experienced Anchor/Reporter.


    As part of the FOX 4 News team the newscast anchor/reporter collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events. The anchor/reporter must be able to prepare and deliver those stories in a live newscast and on multiple station platforms, including fox4kc.com and social media sites. The major responsibilities of this job include but are not limited to:

    • Prepare and execute live, compelling television newscasts.
    • Connect with the target viewer with a real and engaging presentation.
    • Receive assignment and/or evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Gather, verify and prioritize story information through interviews, observation and research
    • Write clear, concise stories using proper grammar and vocabulary according to newsroom style and format standards.
    • Use video effectively and creatively in information gathering, storytelling and story editing; understands the principles of video editing.
    • Enterprise stories; cultivates sources for news stories; consistently brings ideas to daily news meetings.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of current local national and international events and issues.
    • Works effectively under pressure of multiple deadlines each day; meets those deadlines.
    • Processes, prioritizes and communicates information clearly and accurately in an unstructured and sometimes distracting environment such as breaking news, live interviews or ad libbing.
    • Work effectively with coworkers, including but not limited to news managers, photojournalists, video editors, directors, anchors, engineers and producers.
    • Uses a clear, understandable and pleasant voice; must use proper phrasing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and emotional range.
    • Works effectively from the field or in studio setting using broadcasting equipment.
    • Represents the station via public appearances and speeches.
    • Maintains professional appearance based on newsroom standards
    • Works long hours or odd hours to report a story; may travel for stories; may be on air for extended period of time including breaking or developing news.
    • Use computer software to write and edit stories. Use computer and internet to research stories.
    • Post stories to station websites and social media sites
    • Duties as assigned.


    • BA/BS degree or equivalent degree in journalism or related field.
    • Journalism experience required.
    • Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style required.
    • Strong computer skills desired
    • Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work well with a diverse group of people.
    • Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines.
    • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
    • Must be able to work assigned shifts which may include overnights, nights and weekends
    • Ability to do other tasks as assigned by news management.


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