News Anchor/Host/MSJ
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 6/20/2019

Job Description

​KYTX -TV the CBS affiliate for Tegna in east Texas has an opening for a News Anchor/Host. We are looking for a creative, engaging, enterprising person to be part of our evening newscast. The successful candidate will be an excellent, dynamic on-camera communicator with the proven ability to skillfully ad-lib in any live situation including handling breaking news situations with ease. This journalist must be able to connect with the audience on all platforms and build an authentic connection with the community. The ideal candidate will have strong editorial judgment, the ability to generate unique, compelling and innovative story/show ideas, as well as develop contacts and relationships throughout the community. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and take part in various community events on behalf of the station. The candidate will be able to work with producers and reporters to deliver relevant and engaging information. 

Candidates should have a portfolio with examples of strong anchoring and creative storytelling.

Responsibilities:

  • Anchor-host evening newscasts.
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Generate unique, compelling and innovative story/show ideas and content.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Develop story ideas, ability to write, shoot and edit news stories.
  • Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.
  • Develop contacts and relationships in the community.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms, including social media.
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.

Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years medium or large market anchor/reporting experience.
  • Journalism or Mass Communications degree preferred.
  • Understand the tenants of professional Journalism.
  • Ability to calmly and effectively handle live, breaking news situations.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Participate in various community events on behalf of the station.
  • Strong and engaging social media presence, including Facebook and Twitter. 
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

Paper resumes or any electronic information received that do not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool. No phone calls please. 

 

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com. 

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

 

 

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

KYTX-TV is the TEGNA CBS affiliate in the Tyler/Longview area of beautiful East Texas.  For over 10 years, the station has kept our viewers informed about local events and news that impact their lives through quality storytelling, timely local reporting and participation in community events.  KYTX won the Edward R. Murrow award in 2014 recognizing the station’s commitment to its community.  At KYTX, the future is bright.  We’d like you to be a part of it!