I. Job Summary
| Major goals and objectives.
The Newscaster KCTV develops, writes and reports daily news stories and events and presents information live or on tape. This position coordinates with assignment desk and producers. The Newscaster KCTV also gathers, packages and brokers information about a news topic to the general public.
II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
Develops, writes, reports and edits video news stories from concept to finish. Researches and compiles information into a written story that is ready for on-air delivery. Generates enterprise story ideas, cultivates news sources and remains knowledgeable regarding places, events and people in the news.
Provides daily story notes outlining ideas for future stories. Passes along facts concerning ongoing projects. Provides progress reports on story checks. Shares information relating to upcoming events, meetings or story developments. Presents news stories or reports via on air, live from the set, live remotes or live indoor locations in a professional and polished manner.
Maintains contacts within business community to report promptly on new or continuing events.
Serves as community ambassador for the news department. Responds to concerns of viewers. Makes personal appearances on behalf of the station. Attends station sponsored promotion events as scheduled.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements| All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Three years experience in print or broadcast journalism.
Experience reporting news at a commercial television station preferred.
Experience shooting strongly preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism.
Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting news stories.
Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public figures.
Ability to shoot strongly preferred.
Ability to edit stories as necessary.
Ability to accept direction from assignment desk and management.
Strong initiative and self motivation to create news stories.
Ability to perform quality work in high-pressure deadline situations.
Able to balance between planning ahead and getting results.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Valid Driver’s license preferred.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 50% (extensive local travel to news locations).