Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Anchor/Reporter - WHBQ TV in Memphis, TN at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/28/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

The ideal candidate is an aggressive and experienced anchor/reporter with intense curiosity and an unrelenting commitment to getting past the surface of a story. The successful candidate can handle all aspects of a newscast with proven journalistic experience and professionalism. You will anchor two hours of news each Saturday and Sunday and then enterprise a story for the evening news. You will also report three days a week. We want an anchor who is engaging and informative and a reporter who is comfortable digging into documents as developing sources, jumping on breaking news and taking advantage of all platforms to help tell their stories. 

Our Reporters work hand in hand with the television producers, web content producers and photographers - gathering and developing news for all our platforms. They are expected to develop community contacts, confirm and pitch enterprise stories with value and to understand what it means to investigate daily not just during sweeps. 

Their work appears both on-air and online. They are required to maintain a strong social media presence and meet station set goals each day. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Ability to investigate story tips 
  • Writes stories for use first on-line and then on-air 
  • Is familiar with pronunciation of names and places in stories 
  • Utilizes AP style guide 
  • Breaks stories through excellent use of community contacts and journalistic investigative skills 
  • Field reports as assigned or as needed 
  • Works directly with broadcast producer for success of show - this includes writing content for the broadcast each day 
  • Works with producer and managers for understanding of broadcast including both written and video elements 
  • Produces special reports - develops brand consistent sweep story ideas for each sweeps period 
  • Creates and maintains story notes and files in the iNews electronic system 
  • Develops and maintains contacts 
  • Participates in news editorial process including story pitching, vetting, digital delivery and development of enterprise content 
  • Ability to shoot material as well as edit is a plus 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, evenings and/or weekends and holidays. 
  • Maintains professional appearance, works with News Director prior to any radical changes 
  • Works to put best personal appearance forth on air each day 
  • Makes station appearances as requested by Community Affairs or others 
  • Maintains professional standards in public as representative of station 
  • College Degree in Related Field.  Minimum of 3 years professional experience preferred

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. 

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

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