WFFT | Anchor/Reporter

WFFT FOX 55 in Fort Wayne, Indiana is seeking an Anchor/Reporter who is aggressive, forward thinking and a creative journalist. This is an exciting opportunity to build upon a high-quality news organization.

Posted: May. 10, 2018 1:40 PM
Updated: May. 10, 2018 1:41 PM

WFFT FOX 55 in Fort Wayne, Indiana is seeking an Anchor/Reporter who is aggressive, forward thinking and a creative journalist. This is an exciting opportunity to build upon a high-quality news organization. The successful candidate will anchor, produce, mentor and lead a team of skilled professionals. Solid news judgment, great communication skills and knowledge of relevant local news content are necessary. The position will include anchoring our three-time Emmy nominated and twice awarded Best Newscast.

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The market is an extraordinary place to live and work, offering outstanding schools, very affordable living and an active lifestyle, with many parks and trails nearby.

Required Skills:
You will be required to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including broadcast, web and social networks, along with performing other duties as assigned by the News director. Ability to work under deadline and on a flexible schedule is required. This anchor position will also be expected to report news and feature stories on a daily basis. Required job skills include the ability to write news, edit video, and work with the entire newsroom.

• College degree and at least five years on-air experience, preferably anchoring
• A real passion for covering local news is a must
• Excellent ethical decision making and excellent technical skills
• Ability to write with immediacy and connectivity
• Ability to connect with the community on-air and online
• Participate in community events throughout the DMA
• Must be deadline oriented and able to react in high pressure situations
• Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record
• Other duties as assigned by the News Director
• Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required
• Edits video clips as assigned

All candidates must pass a background check and drug screen before employment.

Please send web link, resume, cover letter to:

rhirsch@wfft.com

This station is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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