Posted: April 22, 2024

Weekend Anchor & Producer / Reporter

Website abc27News Nexstar Media Inc / WHTM-TV abc27

Your Local News Source

abc27 is seeking a Weekend Anchor & Producer / Weekday Reporter to join our team. The primary role of this position is to present weekend news stories and other content for all platforms in a clear, engaging, and meaningful way for news consumers. During weekdays, the Weekend Anchor/Reporter will report, collect, analyze, and present facts about newsworthy events through interviews, investigations, or observations for all platforms.

About Us:

WHTM-TV is a commercial television station licensed to the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York market, owned by Nexstar Media Inc. It is an ABC-affiliated station that provides six hours of local news, weather, sports, and information programming each weekday. The station is located near major metropolitan areas such as Washington DC, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore. The Harrisburg-Lancaster-York-Lebanon region is home to rolling farmlands, wooded state parks, and vibrant cities, making it an ideal place to live and work. WHTM also offers free airtime and support to many local charities and organizations and is known as “abc27, Your Local News Source!”

Essential Duties:

  • Report news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Determine a story’s emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly.
  • Research and analyze background information related to news stories to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
  • Pitch stories to news managers and news producers relevant to the local community.
  • Receive assignments and evaluate leads and tips to develop story ideas.
  • Discuss issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
  • Check reference materials such as books, news files, or public records to obtain relevant facts.
  • Revise work to meet editorial approval or fit time requirements.
  • Shoot and edit news events and reports.
  • Produce and present reports for all platforms.
  • Ensure that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Write stories for the web and other Digital platforms.
  • Interact with viewers/users on social media sites.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in news reporting.
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.
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