KWCH - Anchor/MMJ

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About KWCH:

KWCH-TV/KSCW-TV is the #1-rated news leader based in Wichita, Kansas. If you only know Kansas from the Wizard of Oz, you'll be surprised to find tons of unique restaurants and a low cost of living so you can spend your money on weekend concerts, shopping and events! If you are looking for an excellent quality of life and a news family where you can grow doing what you love to do, we want to hear from you!

Job Summary:

If you enjoy anchoring but still love telling stories from the field, this is your job! KWCH/KSCW is looking for a solid storyteller who has dynamic reporting skills on and off the desk. The ideal candidate is able to pitch and deliver lead stories and anchor a daily newscast. Investigative skills a plus.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Gather and deliver news and information in the most accurate, appealing, urgent and creative way
• Demonstrate sound news judgment and the ability to tell stories in a clear, informative manner
• Extensive knowledge of social media and how to use it to engage viewers and find new stories
• Enterprise hard-news stories under tight deadlines, develop and maintain sources
• Be a leader on the anchor desk during breaking news and weather situation
• Leadership behind-the-scenes, with a history of creating a positive work environment together with your entire team
• Develop, investigate, write, report, and edit stories for newscasts
• Attend/host/speak at community service, schools and community events; meet and greet viewers
• Attendance at editorial meetings, participation in story selection process and contribute story ideas
• Write, edit, and post digital stories prior to airing of the television version, update web stories regularly
• Plan and perform on-set interviews, reporting hard news, breaking news, severe weather and live demonstrations
• Must be a visual storyteller and have the ability to come up with creative, active live shots and stand-ups and ways to explain a story.
• Must be able to edit on non-linear equipment on a daily basis
• Coaching, feedback, and training are all part of the job
• Various shift work may be required
• Strong live on-the-scene reporting skills

Qualifications:

• Prior anchoring experience required; at least two years reporting experience
• Be able to write and deliver stories clearly, accurately and in an easy-to-understand manner
• Possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills
• Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills
• Compelling storyteller
• Ability to shoot and edit video; create personalized stories
• Able to produce and post original content to our websites
• Ability to generate daily and enterprise story ideas and effectively work a beat
• Able to play an active role in the editorial process
• Able to use social media to engage viewers
• Must be able to work well under pressure with limited supervision
• Strong initiative and attention to detail
• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers

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