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News Anchor (Evening) - KSWO


Location: Wichita Falls-Lawton, TX-OK

Contact Name: Gray Television


Job Description

Category: Media - Journalism - Newspaper


About Gray Television:
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About KSWO:
KSWO is a heritage ABC affiliate in the Wichita Falls/Lawton DMA celebrating our 70th anniversary. KSWO is counted on to provide outstanding news, weather, and entertainment to our communities in 17 Oklahoma and Texas counties.

The top-rated station in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas leads the market in weather coverage with the First Alert Weather team, the largest group of meteorologists tracking storms in the southern plains. Lawton is ideally located halfway between Oklahoma City and the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex. Our region is known for the rugged beauty of the Wichita Mountains and the National Wildlife Refuge, a hiker’s paradise. Affordable living, great outdoor adventures, and proximity to major cities and their attractions make the Lawton – Wichita Falls market an exciting opportunity for career growth.

Job Summary/Description:  
KSWO is looking for an Evening Anchor to round out our team of on-air journalists. This is a high-profile position that requires poise, journalistic integrity, and the ability to produce a newscast and turn exclusive content. The right person will be a team player who will help mentor new journalists while contributing to content on all platforms, including on-air, digital, and social.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
- Anchor weekday evening newscasts: 5, 6 & 10 pm
- Work closely with co-anchor and producers to ensure story selection and quality of broadcast are clear, compelling, and consistent.
- Demonstrate ability to connect with viewers and community both on and off the desk.
- Generate story/segment ideas.
- Contribute content to digital platforms as assigned.
- Build local contacts and relationships.
- Produce 10 pm newscast every other Friday.
- Participate in station visits and initiatives.

- 2+ years of experience as a News Anchor.
- Superb communication skills.
- Ability to connect with a sophisticated & engaged audience.
- Commitment to excellence and ability to excel on a news team focused on winning.
- Strong news judgment.
- Clear understanding of journalistic ethics.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)
KSWO-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company
Additional Info:
Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to the first workday.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/8/2023
Closing Date: 4/30/2024
City: Lawton - 73505
State: Oklahoma

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter and references.

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