Anchor/Reporter

Full-time Position, Available on: 2022-09-23

WGAL-TV, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate located in the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA market has an exciting opportunity to join our News Team as an Anchor/Reporter. The Anchor/Reporter is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for an anchor who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories. Our next anchor/reporter will 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 the 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, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.

Job Responsibilities:

Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose
Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production
Gathers and deliver VOs, VO/sots, packages and ENG/SNG/TVU live shots for daily newscasts, WGAL.com and other digital platforms
Regularly plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special project assignments
Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
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
Appears on behalf of the station at public events
In-person attendance is required
Experience Requirements:

Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required
Past reporting experience (2-5 years) required
Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover stories
Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
Qualifications Requirements:

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
Have a 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
Education:

Related experience, education and/or training considered
Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Company: WGAL

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact: Human Resources
htvhrdept@hearst.com
(212) 887-6836