Anchor/Multiskilled Journalist
Employer: KBMT-TV Job Posted: 2/3/2020
Location: Beaumont, TX Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

12News, the ABC/NBC TEGNA station in Beaumont, Texas, is looking for a creative, engaging, and enterprising Anchor/Multiskilled Journalist to join our news team.

We are seeking candidates who will trailblaze the future of news, find and defend the truth, and tell the stories of our community. We want a leader who is creative and courageous when it comes to adding innovative features to newscasts as well as digital and social platforms.

We're looking for great storytellers who will excel in this digital age of journalism. We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. They need to be able to shoot, write, edit, and produce with the mindset that we are a ‘digital-first’ newsroom.

The ideal candidate must be a true team player and newsroom leader, willing to do what it takes to get the latest and best story and impactful information to our viewers. They must also have strong editorial judgement and be able to work with the producer to develop content-filled and engaging newscasts.

In this role, you will:

• Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
• Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
• Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
• Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
• Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
• Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
• Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.
• Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.
• Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
• Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
• Enterprise news stories.
• Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.
• Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
• Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
• Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology.
• Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

• We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Experience: None


• Minimum 1-3 years news anchor/reporting experience
• Journalist and/or Mass Communications degree preferred
• Experience in photojournalism, editing and content management systems
• Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
• A portfolio with examples of strong breaking, general and feature news reporting
• Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
• Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
• Knowledge of non-linear editing systems a must
• Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines

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