Social Media Anchor/Reporter
Employment Type: Full-Time
It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing! WGN America is looking for a social media anchor/reporter for News Nation, a 3-hour prime time newscast. The position is based in Chicago, Illinois. We are looking for the right combination of personality, news judgment, and experience. The anchor/reporter will be involved with every aspect of the broadcast and will produce compelling updates every night from social media. This is not a feature position; this is a hard news reporter who we will turn to for compelling new updates on breaking news stories. We are looking for a person to drive higher levels of engagement, web traffic, and television viewing from our social audiences. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to handle live, breaking news; conduct live interviews on a variety of topics; maintain an on-air persona that is friendly and authoritative; have a high-level of engagement on all social media platforms. Experience from a top 20 market is preferred. Requirements & Skills • Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education) • Five (5) years television anchoring or reporting experience required • Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation • Strong reporting skills • Understand importance of social media • Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel • Operate newsroom computer systems *Must include a link to online reel when applying. If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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