News Anchor/ Reporter- Weekend

Job Number: R50013516

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: News

Location: Orlando, Florida

Job Posting Date: May 3, 2021

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX 35 Orlando has a rare opening for a dynamic, engaging, experienced journalist to anchor our weekend evening newscasts.  
This anchor/reporter will enterprise investigative caliber content during the week, fill in for other anchors as need, and work with news managers and producers to develop content and execute a strategy for weekend newscasts.
We’re looking for a go- getter, with a proven track record of digging, asking tough questions on behalf of our viewers, and producing engaging content for our newscasts and digital platforms.  We expect a rock star reporter who every other reporter in the market will follow.
You’ll join an anchor team includes the most experienced journalists in the market. They’re professional, polished, confident leaders in the community and the newsroom.

  • Reads news stories and reporter intros from teleprompter.
  • Interacts, both scripted an unscripted, with other members of the anchor team and invited guests.
  • Produces content and interacts on social media.
  • Remains current on local, national and international news and issues.
  • Regularly reports and writes packages, from the set and in the field.
  • Writes and edits news copy for broadcast and web.
  • Organizes material, determines emphasis, and writes story in a fair, accurate manner.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding story through interview, observation, and research.
  • Meets all scheduling and broadcast deadlines.
  • Reviews newscasts to ensure objectives are attained.
  • Contributes ideas for stories both daily and long term.
  • Acts as ambassador for the station to foster public goodwill.
  • Transmits information to supervisors for review.
  • Reports to work to assist with newscasts outside normal work schedule at times of severe weather conditions or breaking news.
  • Responsible for any and all equipment issued by FOX.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Complies with all FTS computer requirements – myfoxpay, Navigator training, password protection, computer usage, etc.
  • Complies with all FTS and Station policies – Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption, Insider Trading, etc.

JOB RELATED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Job Skills
  • Integrity
  • Communication Skills

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:

Regularly stand; walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; and; talk or hear.  Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.       

QUALIFICATIONS:    A minimum of three years’ experience working as a reporter and/or anchor in a medium or large market preferred.

EDUCATION:     College degree in communications/journalism or related field preferred.

OTHER:     Good news judgment and knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices. Ability to tell stories, ask good probing questions in Q&A with reporters and ad-lib effectively.  Strong writing skills and thorough knowledge of current events.  Excellent people and communication skills; must be a team player.  Working knowledge of newsroom computers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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