News 12 New Jersey is looking for the right individual to be the primary presenter of news and other content across all platforms including social media in a way that connects with viewers, demonstrating credibility, authority and broadly based knowledge of news. The News Anchor will assist in the writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating of news programming and other content presentation. Develop sources, maintain contacts and pursue leads that result in original stories. Provide leadership that encourages excellence and assist in the smooth operation of the organization. Maintain a deep level of familiarity with issues, newsmakers, and current events. Will act as field reporter as assigned as well as respond to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required. Position is responsible for participating in promotional activities including public appearances, will also participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Minimum of four years full-time professional news experience including two years anchoring experience preferred.
Highly effective on-air performance, excellent news judgment, and extensive knowledge of local and national current events and history, newsmakers, and issues are required.
Should have excellent news writing and copy editing ability for all platforms including social media.
Knowledge of news gathering equipment and news production techniques.
Knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism.
Ability to conduct probing, in-depth and engaging interviews and enhances stories by providing insight and perspective.
Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high pressure situations.