The next WGAL News 8 Weekend Anchor is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. We are the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate servicing the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA market. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for a journalist who also wants to head into the field and break big stories. Our next anchor/reporter will strive to enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories, and execute energetic live shots. We are looking for this market’s next leader who isn’t afraid to ask tough questions and will hold those in power accountable. Our anchors are newsroom leaders who help mentor and grow producers and reporters. Our anchors write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast and efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.
Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose
Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production, especially during weekend shifts
Plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments
Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
Contributes regularly to our digital and social media platforms by posting web versions of assigned stories
Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
Engages with the community on behalf of the station through public event appearances
In-person attendance is required
Past reporting experience (2-5 years) required
Past anchor experience required
Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover impactful stories
Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
Proven Anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use the latest technology
Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
Valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record.
Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.
Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry’s premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.