NBC Universal Anchor - NBC Connecticut (AFTRA) in Hartford, Connecticut

Job Number 34479BR

Job Title Anchor - NBC Connecticut (AFTRA)

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - WVIT

Posting Category TV Content & Production

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Connecticut

City Hartford

Responsibilities

  • -Gathering information on newsworthy events and write, produce and present fair, accurate and unbiased news stories as assigned. Will need to be responsible for providing on-air news including both in studio and frequent field shoots.

  • -Create report and help produce news specials and packages, based on either breaking news or on pre-planned stories that were promoted ahead of time.

  • -Assist producer in establishing sources, finding and executing enterprise news investigations, building and maintaining strong list of story ideas on a year-round basis, both long-term deeper digging stories and quicker turns, document acquisition and paper trails.

  • -Large community involvement, making a reasonable amount of appearances tied into the viewer community

  • -Develop and maintain a network of news sources providing access to exclusive local news stories.

  • -Stay informed on newsworthy events locally and nationally

  • -Work cooperatively as a team member under tight daily deadlines.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • -Bachelor’s Degree

  • -Two years experience as a television reporter.

  • -Bachelor's degree or equivalent background

  • -Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • -Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights.

  • -Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift

  • -Must be willing to work at the station in West Hartford, CT

  • -Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

  • -Must be 18 years or older.

  • -This position is an AFTRA Represented job. Successful candidate will be required to join the AFTRA Union upon employment if not already a member.

Desired Characteristics

  • -5 years of experience as a television anchor or reporter

  • -Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications.

  • -Excellent writing skills as well as very strong speech skills.

  • -Able to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news.

  • -Strong live reporting skills are necessary.

  • -Able to handle working under the pressure of intense deadlines.

  • -Possess the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.

  • -Demonstrated ability to enterprise, research and plan stories.

  • -Demonstrated experience generating and producing news stories.

  • -Prior experience delivering taped and live reports.

  • -Can act decisively under stress and tight deadlines.

  • -Ability to work flexible hours (including weekends) and to return to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage.

  • -Prior experience reporting in a top 50 market.

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