KTAB Main Anchor

Posted: 06/14/2020

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

KTAB News, the #1 dominant station in Abilene, Texas, is looking for a MAIN ANCHOR.

 

We are looking for an anchor ready to be the face of our station. We pride ourselves on impact-driven stories and you must lead by example.

 

This is not a sit-behind-the-desk job. In addition to anchoring four newscasts, you must be ready to be involved in the amazing Abilene community.

 

Interested candidates should send an email with their resume, reel and statement of interest to: Travis Ruiz, News Director - truiz@ktab.tv

 

  • Presents news stories and other content for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Produces newscasts and communicates clear direction with team members.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating news programming and other content.
  • Acts as a field reporter as assigned.
  • Conducts interviews with news personnel and others.
  • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Edits video clips as assigned.
  • Writes content for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in news reporting or anchoring.  (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift. 

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!