Reporter/Anchor in Jacksonville, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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 and 1+ years experience anchoring. 

The job involves anchoring on the weekends 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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

Job Qualifications:

  • 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

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience

Required Experience:

  • Reporting experience (3-4 years preferred)
  • Anchoring experience (1-2 years preferred)



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