WRAL-TV is looking for an experienced journalist to anchor live weekend morning newscasts, anchor breaking news in our Live Center during the week, and report on a range of stories. As an anchor, the individual will be called upon to communicate news and information to viewers during newscasts, special reports, and continuous coverage. This will include interpreting news events, ad-libbing, and communicating breaking news when scripts are not available. Anchoring duties also involve gathering and writing stories.
This position requires reporting on a regular basis. The individual must generate original, local stories; analyze events, issues and trends; conduct compelling interviews; and creatively produce television reports that communicate the news in a clear, imaginative manner. Embracing and effectively using social media is essential to succeeding in this job.
The anchor's on-air role is critical and demands confident, smooth presentation skills. The individual must be able to deliver scripts clearly and effectively. Strong writing skills, solid news judgment and a strong sense of visual storytelling are essential skills. This individual must be a self-starter who cultivates sources and finds new information as a regular part of the job.
Live reporting skills are vital, as well as the ability to ad lib and describe breaking news as it takes place around you. At least three years previous experience in television news and a four-year college degree are required.
In addition to a standard resume and reel, an applicant should submit an example of anchoring from a recent newscast and examples of three recent enterprise stories, along with a brief explanation of how each story was discovered and reported.
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at CBC. If there is a medical or religious reason preventing you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have an accommodations process in place to evaluate those requests.
A pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE, M/F. All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free. Capitol Broadcasting Company participates in E-Verify.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAZ-TV, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WNGT-CD, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, WRAL Digital and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, and Coastal Plain League in Durham, NC; The Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC.