WSET ABC 13 is looking for a dynamic full-time News Anchor. ABC 13 is the station that holds government leaders accountable and offers a voice for the voiceless. In addition to being an outstanding journalist with a great personality, you need to be a team leader. Our anchors are leaders who participate in the planning of our newscasts, produce investigative stories, and help train our MMJs and Producers. A competitive passion to win and openness to innovation is mandatory! Our winning candidate will be someone who embraces social media and knows how to consistently engage with the audience. Collaboration is a big part of this role!
So why move to Lynchburg? Lynchburg's downtown is thriving. There are lots of nearby places for you to explore the great outdoors: Blue Ridge Mountains and Smith Mountain Lake. It's a great place to live and raise a family. The cost of living is low. You're also not far from several big cities and entertainment: Richmond (2 hours), Raleigh (2.5 hours), Washington DC (3.5 hours), Charlotte (3.5 hours) and Virginia Beach (4 hours). And if you're into sports: Liberty University, Virginia Tech, UVA , and the Martinsville Speedway are just a short drive away.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Strong Leadership skills
- Smooth/energetic delivery
- Strong writing skills and news judgment
- The desire to win Breaking News and Weather
- Exemplary communication skills
- Producing skills
Requirements and Qualifications:
- This position co-anchors Good Morning Virginia Monday through Friday and co-produces and anchors our noon newscast.
- You must have at least 3 years of on-air anchoring and producing experience.
- Strong personality.
- Willingness to produce occasional investigative stories.
- Exceptional written communication skills using a conversational writing style
- Strong editorial judgment and a proven ethical foundation
- Public appearances
While applying online, please include a link to your online demo reel
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