News Anchor Position Summary Univision in the Bay Area is seeking a dynamic and experienced News Anchor for the 6:00PM & 11:00PM newscast. The News Anchor must be completely fluent in Spanish with flawless Spanish language speaking and writing skills. Excellent pronunciation, on-air delivery and voice projection as well as good on-camera appearance are required (this is listed below)The News Anchor is responsible for ad libbing information during developing news and/or breaking news situations. Must have the ability to sustain wall-to-wall breaking news coverage on air for several hours if required. Must have an established social media presence/following, and thourough understanding of digital platforms. In addition to tracking down story leads, the News Anchor produces/writes news stories and special projects with minimal or no supervision. The News Anchor is responsible for making decisions that are ethical and legal within the context of journalism in order to present an accurate and balanced report while taking into consideration the delivery medium and his/her audience. When reporting, News Anchors may be required to edit his/her own video.
Writing: The News Anchor is most importantly a storyteller. His/her aim is to write and read stories in language, which is accurate, clear, simple, direct and balanced. The News Anchor must take all the elements of a news story and write them in a manner, which is objective, informative and interesting. Writing style should capture the interest of the viewer instantly and should be followed with facts to support the news story. Special attention should be given to the medium (i.e.: television, radio, print, internet) and written in a manner consistent with that medium. He/she must look for stories, produce them and write them in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the community that KDTV serves.
On-Air: The News Anchor is responsible for obtaining and presenting the story on-air to the viewing audience. He/she must write, review and transmit a story that is accurate, credible and professional. News Anchors must maintain a well-groomed, professional appearance on/off camera during working hours and at all public appearances when representing the company. He/she may also be required to deliver news for all platforms without a script during breaking news situations and/or report live in the news studio, on radio or on location for hours. The News Anchor must be able to assess the time needed to produce a story and adjust accordingly in order to meet deadlines. News Anchors present news and introduce reports live from the news set or from a live location. He/she must have excellent pronunciation in Spanish combined with excellent Spanish vocalization, voice projection and Spanish and English writing skills
Digital and Social Media: News Anchor must have an established and growing social media following. Also, an understanding of the best use of social media platforms for journalistic purposes. Anchor should be comfortable and perceptive about the use of new technologies to get her or his message across on the various social media platform. Anchor should have the skills necessary to maintain a daily social media presence and grow our Newsroom following.
Research: The News Anchor is responsible for gathering and researching facts as they pertain to a news story. The News Anchor must verify the accuracy of each story before its production on air. The News Anchor interviews, reads, investigate and follows any potential leads to produce an accurate interpretation of events.
Producing/Editing: The News Anchor is the producer of his/her own story and when reporting on a story, the News Anchor edits his/her own video. He/she must select the best video, sound, or text, which captures the essence of the story. All production must follow newsroom guidelines, which include developing sources and contacts among public institutions, government agencies, and other sources critical to developing a story. Producing a story requires the News Anchor to examine a story in a thorough but fair manner.
Required Skills & Experience
Minimum 5 years’ experience as News Anchor in a Medium Market, preferably in Spanish language television.
College degree with Major in journalism, broadcast journalism or communications desired.
Computer literate. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required.
Must have working knowledge of television/editing equipment and of i-News system.
Must be able to work in a high-pressure environment with occasional changes of schedules.
Must interface with many sources including viewers, other stations, crews, news, technical staff community leaders, government and city officials.
Must have the ability to work well under pressure and in a deadline driven environment.
Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
This position is represented by SAG-AFTRA.
Ability to drive, sit, stand and walk for up to (8) hours without restrictions.
Ability to lift and carry up to (30) pounds for extended periods of time.
Must be willing to work from office in San Jose, CA. Some travel may be required.
Employment/education will be verified.
Must have a CA. Driver’s License with good driving record.
Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States