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Anchor

Agency: PHL17
Specialty: On-air
Posted: 02.17.21

Anchor

WPHL-TV, a Nexstar Broadcasting station, has an opening for an Anchor to work in our Philadelphia location.

   Primary Responsibilities

   Deliver news-related stories to the market, familiarizing yourself with the script in order to read it well and conversationally on air during multi-hour morning show

PHL17 morning news, is a fun, fast paced show with plenty of banter between anchors on set and reporters in the field.  The ability to adlib and be a member of the “cast” is critical to the continued success and growth of the show.

   Prepare and write copy for newscast and web

   Write news information for the station’s internet website, social media, and other enterprises as required

   Review and scrutinize the copy written by less senior reporters and MMJ’s to prepare the story for air

   Involvement in community events as directed by the station (As needed)

   Fill in for other anchors to cover vacation and other time off (As needed)

   This position may occasionally be called on to provide special reports for the newscasts (As needed)

   Ability to ad lib during both breaking news situations, and for lighter talk segments.

   Stay up to date on what’s trending both locally and nationally

   Interact with guests both live in studio and live on location in the field

Requirements:

   Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or a combination of equivalent experience as a television journalist.

   2+ years experience anchoring newscasts in a top 50 market

   Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of newsroom computer systems and editing

   Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
2/18/2021
Closing Date:
3/18/2021
City:
Philadelphia – 19131
State:
Pennsylvania
URL:
http://www.phl17.com
Experience:

Primary Responsibilities

· Deliver news-related stories to the market, familiarizing yourself with the script in order to read it well and conversationally on air during multi-hour morning show

. PHL17 morning news, is a fun, fast paced show with plenty of banter between anchors on set and reporters in the field.  The ability to adlib and be a member of the “cast” is critical to the continued success and growth of the show.

· Prepare and write copy for newscast and web

· Write news information for the station’s internet website, social media, and other enterprises as required

· Review and scrutinize the copy written by less senior reporters and MMJ’s to prepare the story for air

· Involvement in community events as directed by the station (As needed)

· Fill in for other anchors to cover vacation and other time off (As needed)

· This position may occasionally be called on to provide special reports for the newscasts (As needed)

· Ability to ad lib during both breaking news situations, and for lighter talk segments.

· Stay up to date on what’s trending both locally and nationally

· Interact with guests both live in studio and live on location in the field

Requirements:

Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or a combination of equivalent experience as a television journalist.

· 2+ years experience anchoring newscasts in a top 50 market

· Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of newsroom computer systems and editing

· Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Contact:
Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar
Apply Online URL:
https://www.nexstar.tv/careers/
Job Req #:
8087
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