POSTING DATE: March 27, 2014
JOB TITLE: Anchor
COMPANY: KSTP-TV, News/Weather/Sports
SCHEDULE: PM Newscasts, M-F
STATUS: Full Time, Salaried
Why did you become an anchor? Is it because you’re a pretty face? Is it because you are a smart, critical thinker who knows when to read emotion into a story? We want the whole package, so if you’ve got it, keep reading!
At KSTP, you’re not going to tell viewers which lipstick lasts the longest. Instead, we believe television news has the power to motivate and inspire our great state. That’s why you will be delivering major investigations on government waste, interviewing the people at the center of a story and working with one of the most talented teams of journalists in the country.
You need to be confident and smart enough to own your newscast. Our producers will give you top-notch content, but we expect you to develop your own questions for newsmakers. You must be willing to call this community home, so you can truly understand the stories that impact our viewers. The afternoon meeting isn’t just an opportunity to have fun, it’s your chance to weigh in on what’s important to the Minnesotans you’re talking to. We need leaders who can work hard, not egos that need to be managed. You’ll work for a management team that gets its hands dirty and we expect you to do the same. You’ll participate in show reviews with reporters and producers, you will be expected to pitch stories and turn long-form reports. If you want to grow and you are driven, then KSTP is the station for you.
Exceptional communication skills, oral and written
Extensive experience in commercial TV news
Professional, consistent on-air appearance
Advanced abilities in critical thinking
Quick and effective decision making, live ad-libbing and maintaining performance under extreme pressure
Highly developed public speaking and interpersonal skills
Ability to read TelePrompTer
Assist in selecting stories for broadcast, researching, writing and gathering newscast content
Present live on TV and radio unscripted and scripted news reports
Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local and national current events
Write for station's website
Make daily promotional community appearances
Maintain appropriate and strict standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics and grooming
Provide newsroom leadership and contribute to overall team effort
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
3415 University Ave
St Paul, MN 55114
Fax: (651) 642-4314
No Telephone Calls Please
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