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 in Jacksonville, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/19/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax is looking for its next Anchor/ Reporter in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. Candidates should have 3+ years experience reporting.   The job involves anchoring weekend mornings and general assignment reporting 3-days a week.  Investigative reporting experience is a plus.  Candidates need to be able to enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories and execute energetic live shots.  Our anchors are newsroom leaders who help mentor and grow reporters and producers.  We are looking for an enterprising self-starter who works well under tight deadlines and can develop sources.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Delivers scripted and adlib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose
  • Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production
  • Plans, gathers, and assembles stories on day-of news or special projects
  • Works with photographers to gather and edit compelling video and sound
  • Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that going beyond the surface details to accentuate unique enterprise angles and exclusive content
  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information and allows the reporter to break stories of significance
  • Will contribute pictures, video, and text updates to digital platforms throughout the day
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrate exceptional time-management skills and meet deadlines under pressure
  • An ability to summarize information in easy-to-understand components
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work varied shifts including overnights and weekends
  • Can deal with the stress of pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Reporting experience (3-4 years preferred)
  • Anchoring experience (1-2 years 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 include medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and flexible 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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