Reporter/Weekend Anchor - KIRO TV Job at Cox Media Group, Seattle, WA

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  • Cox Media Group
  • Seattle, WA

Job Description

Location: WA-Seattle

Job Title: Reporter/Weekend Anchor - KIRO TV

 

Position Overview

KIRO TV Seattle is looking for a dynamic, curious, and engaged Weekend Reporter/Anchor who is interested in breaking stories, making strong ties in the community, and representing the station at public events.  The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of being a station leader, good newsroom citizen, and enterprising reporter bringing unique content and wanting to be the lead when big news breaks.  We are looking for someone who is well-versed in promoting good journalism on social platforms, and celebrating the stories that make your community great.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Anchoring/Reporting

  • Assist in writing, pre-production and broadcast preparation; making certain stories clear/accurate and represent the station’s benchmark goals.  Helping to copy-edit scripts to avoid on-air errors as the last line of defense. 
  • Deliver news copy on camera in a credible and professional manner, as regularly scheduled or needed as defined by management 
  • Reporting live on-location in the field or in studio as assigned, visually showcasing a story with active liveshots and standups
  • Responsible for daily pitching of enterprise ideas, researching stories, and setting up and conducting interviews and stories to be part of multi-platform content creation 
  • Work to help execute the station’s strategies as laid out by leadership 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Digital Platforms

  • Communicate with digital staff on story updates and provide “process scripts."
  • Contribute daily to all station digital platforms and initiatives, including social media
  • Represent the station in a professional manner on all digital platforms including social media

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (continued)

Contribute to editorial content/planning

  • Attend and participate in editorial meetings, as scheduled 
  • Contribute to story ideas in line with station’s target audience 
  • Attend scheduled meetings with General Manager, News Director, or other departmental managers/employees or company consultants relating to job duties 

Public appearances/community affairs

  • Professionally represent station at promotions and community affair events 
  • Participate in planning of said events 
  • Actively represent station through participation with outside charitable causes 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism
  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide range of working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects
  • Must be able to follow all station policies 
  • Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 years of reporting preferred
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred

The salary range for this position is $95,000 per year to $135,000 to per year. 

 

Eligible Benefits for this role include: 

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance available to the employee and employee’s family (i.e. child, spouse, domestic partner). 

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent care) and Health Savings Accounts 

  • Short-term and long-term disability and life insurance (supplemental and accidental, death, and dismemberment) 

  • Participation in CMG’s 401(k) plan with generous company match and both pre-tax and Roth options

  • Paid flexible vacation and up to four weeks (160 hours) of paid wellness time, inclusive of paid sick and safe time under applicable law. 

  • Up to eight (8) paid holidays throughout calendar year 2024. 

  • Up to two (2) weeks of paid parental leave

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • All other benefits required by applicable law.  

 

About Cox Media Group
CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 49 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 10 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit 

Req #: 1132 #LI-Onsite

Job Tags

Holiday work, Temporary work, Local area, Flexible hours, Weekend work,

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