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News Anchor

Position Title: Main Anchor

Status: Full-time, exempt

About us: NonStop Local Tri-Cities is Eastern Washington’s leader in local news, weather and sports coverage on television and digital platforms!  Affiliated with the NBC network, KNDU is a proud member of KHQ Incorporated and Cowles Montana Media.

About this opportunity: KNDU-TV is looking for a strong, experienced journalist who can command the anchor desk, mentor a newsroom of young, hungry reporters and producers, take an active role in shaping our newscasts, embrace the ever-growing digital opportunities available to us and be willing to own the big story from time to time, with some good old-fashioned field reporting.  The right person for our Main Anchor job thrives in a collaborative environment and embraces a team mentality.  In addition to your journalistic skills, we expect you to be engaged with and involved in the communities we serve, including making public appearances and leading our community-focused events.

You will be the face of the station, but you’ll also understand and appreciate the contributions of those behind the scenes who play an integral role in getting our daily news product on air.  We are a family-owned company with a personal touch and a vibrant, inclusive culture.  We care about our communities and each other.  We care about solid journalism and hire people who fit our culture of excellence.  We want our news folks to work hard, play hard and reflect the values of our tremendous communities. 

Required Qualifications & Skills:  At least four years of anchor and reporting experience with a professional broadcast, print, or online news organization is required; Experience with mobile reporting tools; Willingness to work overtime when necessary; Knowledge of and desire to participate in social media; Ability to adapt in a changing media and technology landscape; Bachelor's degree in Radio/Television, Film, Fine Arts, or related field is preferred. 

Other Requirements:  Passion and dedication to news; Great storyteller who writes to video; Good video photographer with an eye for news and features; Experience as a television news reporter and anchor; Ability to meet daily deadlines and work cooperatively with other staff members; Ability to produce a solid, accurate newscast when needed; Experience editing news copy and video; Newsroom computer software experience preferred; Must possess a valid driver's license with no DUI convictions; Ability to carry thirty pounds of television equipment.

What we offer:

Salary Range: $66,000 - $75,000 annually + Signing Bonus or Moving Expenses

We are a family-owned and operated multi-business organization with a heart for the community we serve and our employees! We set you up for success by providing the necessary tools and training needed to succeed in your position. This includes:

  • A friendly, supportive, and professional team atmosphere
  • Competitive wages and benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K matching, Employee Assistance Programs, and so much more!
  • We believe work/life balance is key to continued success. We offer Vacation days, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Floating Holidays, and more!

For detailed information regarding benefits, vacation, sick, and holiday time, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: NonStop Local Benefits

What’s next:

If you want to be part of our winning team and live & work in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, email your cover letter, resume, and link to your reel to:  Jeff Hite, Director of Recruiting & Training, at:   

KHQ Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  No phone calls please.    

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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