Job Title: News Anchor/Reporter
People come to WRAL-TV and they stay. Why? We're family. We have extraordinary expectations of each other and accept nothing short of excellence. We're locally owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, a pioneering, stable, community advocate, do-the-right-thing Company that offers some of the best benefits in the business. WRAL-TV is based out of Raleigh, NC, often ranked as one of the best places to live and work.
WRAL-TV is looking for a seasoned journalist to anchor live newscasts, field anchor, 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, continuous coverage, and other types of news programs. This will include interpreting news events, ad-libbing, and communicating breaking news effectively when scripts are not available. Anchoring duties also involve gathering and writing stories. As a reporter, the individual must generate original, local stories; analyze events, issues and trends; land and 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 important, as well as the ability to ad lib and describe breaking news as it takes place around you. At least five 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.
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, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group 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 Bull Durham Beer Co., and 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; and Professional Builders Supply (an equity partnership) in Morrisville, NC.