Weekend Evening and Morning Co-Anchor/MMJs, and a Weekend Evening Meteorologist/MMJ

Website Nexstar

WDTN, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, needs Weekend Evening Co-Anchor/MMJ, a Weekend Morning Co-Anchor/MMJ and a Weekend Evening Meteorologist/MMJ.

Dayton is the sixth-largest city in Ohio, just north of Cincinnati, and just west of Columbus.

Dayton offers both a revamped downtown area full of unique activities, and suburbs that provide close-knit communities for the many who call the region home.

The Dayton Region ranked within the top 10% in the nation in arts and culture. In a poll by American Style magazine, Dayton ranked #2 in the country among mid-size cities as an arts destination, ranking higher than larger cities such as Atlanta, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. There are 119 colleges within 100 miles of Dayton.

Those who enjoy spending time outdoors will find nearly 20 different metro parks and more than 330 miles of paved biking trails. Several historic neighborhoods and districts, a bike-share program and about a dozen craft and microbreweries add to Dayton’s cultural jewels.

Weekend Evening Co-Anchor/MMJ

This candidate will Co-Anchor the Weekend Evening newscasts and MMJ three days a week.

This person would also fill-in during other dayparts.

We’re looking for someone who is engaging with viewers in their on-air delivery on the desk.

They’ll have a knack for telling enterprise stories.

They’ll know the importance of the role social media plays in serving our community.

We’re looking for someone who is a team player and eager to learn and grow.

Additional Job Description

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  • Shoots and edits news stories.
  • Co-Anchors Weekend Evening newscasts.
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Determines a story’s emphasis length and format and organizes material accordingly.
  • Researchers and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news file, or public records to obtain relevant facts.
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes stories for the web and other E-Media platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

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.
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Proficiency with computers.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

The Weekend Evening Co-Anchor/MMJ must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

In addition the Multimedia Journalist must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control for feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required.

Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Weekend Morning Co-Anchor/MMJ

This candidate will anchor the Weekend Morning newscasts and MMJ three days a week.

This person would also fill in during other dayparts.

We’re looking for someone who is engaging with viewers in their on-air delivery on the desk.

They’ll have a knack for telling enterprise stories. They’ll know the importance of the role social media plays in serving our community.

We’re looking for someone who is a team player and eager to learn and grow.

Additional Job Description

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  • Shoots and edits news stories.
  • Co-Anchors Weekend Morning newscasts.
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
  • Pitches to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

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.
  • superior on-air presence.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (depending on market size)
  • Proficiency with computers, telephone, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Weekend Evening Meteorologist/MMJ

The Weekend Evening Meteorologist/ forecast weather conditions and produces and anchors weather reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to news consumers.

  • Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers weather stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching, and coordinating weather programming and other content.
  • Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, 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 two years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • 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.
  • Strong understanding of the field of meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

To apply for this job please visit www.nexstar.tv.


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