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Morning Anchor/Reporter, WTVF at The E.W. Scripps Company in Nashville, Tennessee

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

WTVF, the Scripps CBS Station and Nashville’s number one morning newscast is looking for an outstanding morning anchor/reporter to join our team. 

You will work for people committed to quality journalism, and a passion for being the best.  If you are competitive, a gifted storyteller, and an excellent performer on the anchor desk, this could be the opportunity for you.

You Will:

  • Anchor weekday morning newscasts and assume a leadership role in the newsroom.

  • Able to deliver the news in a smooth, conversational, approachable, yet authoritative tone.

  • Research stories by calling sources and attending news events. 

  • Organize and set up interviews and video shoots.

  • Produce strong and accurate live reports from the scene of news stories and other events.

  • Write story content and edit and review video in order to put stories together.

  • Anchor newscasts live in the field.

  • Engage viewers via social media on a daily basis.

  • Take part in station and independent community service events and activities.

  • Assist in transporting equipment such as cameras and tripods (possibly up to thirty pounds).

  • Host in-depth programming on our 24 hour cable channel.

You Bring:

  • Working knowledge of computers, photography, editing, social media and the Internet.      

  • Strong broadcast and digital writing skills. 

  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment.   

  • Work well with news and production staffs.

  • Ability to type, using a newsroom computer system.                

  • Flexibility to work as needed within station hours of operation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Ability to work in a team-based environment.

  • College degree required.

  • Professional appearance and behavior.

  • Must be able to lift equipment such as cameras a tripods weighing up to 30 pounds.

  • Position requires spending time outdoors, including in extremely hot or cold conditions, and transporting equipment across uneven terrain on foot.

  • Capability to gather information on the telephone for newscasts.

  • Prefer five (5) years experience as a television news reporter.

  • Prefer three (3) years experience as a television news anchor.

  • Proven ability to relate to the public and share information via social media.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.