Local News Anchor Reporter

Full-time Position, Available on: 2023-10-19

WGAL News 8, the NBC affiliate in the Harrisburg-Lancaster, Lebanon-York market is looking for 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; you are an anchor who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories. You will enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories, and complete live shots. You are someone who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, will hold those in power accountable and help mentor producers and reporters. You will write and edit scripts with viewer interaction in mind. You are versatile, enterprising, and can work fast and efficient, and works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills. You will report to News Director.


Deliver scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose
Work with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production
Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special project assignments
Work with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
Coordinate with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
Develop 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
Use social media and multiplatform storytelling to connect with audience, enhance both the station and individual brand
Summarize information into easy-to-understand components
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
Appears on behalf of the station at public events

2+ years of anchor experience required
2+ years of reporting experience required
Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
Bilingual experience is a plus
Anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
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
Work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
Related military experience will be considered
Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst’s benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

Medical | Dental | Vision
401(k) matching
Emotional Wellness Support
Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
LGBTQ+ Health Services
Additional benefits to meet your and your family’s needs
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.

Company: WGAL

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603, US

Contact: Human Resources
(212) 887-6836