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Weekend Morning Anchor/Multimedia Journalist, WTXL

Company: The E.W. Scripps Company
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

ABC 27, the E.W. Scripps own ABC affiliate located in the Capital City of Florida, is in search of an Weekend Morning Anchor/ Multimedia Journalist. We are looking for an ambitious, self-starter who is passionate about reporting news that is timely and impactful. As a member of the ABC 27 News Team you will be able to gather, produce and deliver stories that make a difference to the communities we serve.


* Anchor the weekend mornings newscast.

* Gather and write news content for multiple platforms, including posting stories on the Internet.

* Report live on location from various news events.

* Research and develop news stories.

* Perform various community service activities for station, including performing as master of ceremonies for public service events and as host/hostess for station events.

* Periodically required to drive personal or company vehicle to cover various assignments.

* Perform other duties as needed and assigned.


* Four-year college degree preferred.

* At least 2-3 years on-camera experience preferred.


* Must connect on camera with a sense of urgency.

* Ability to cultivate sources and mine stories.

* Knowledge of newsroom computers and computer databases strongly preferred.

* Must demonstrate strong news judgment and organizational skills.

* Must have keen sense of logistics and ability to work well under intense pressure and deadlines.

* Must have good creative and editorial judgment. Mastery of journalistic ethics and libel law.

* Must be able to speak clearly and concisely.

* Four-year college degree, preferred.

* At least 2 years on camera experience at the anchor desk, preferred.

* Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

About ABC 27

ABC 27 was established in 1976 providing exceptional local news coverage to the Big Bend of Florida and Southwest Georgia. ABC 27 is known throughout the viewing area for their community engagement, accurate journalism, breaking news and severe weather coverage. We are located just 25 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 14 miles south of Georgia. Known for being the Capital City of Florida, Tallahassee is a vibrant college town and is home to Florida's Legislature. Tallahassee truly has something for everyone. The numerous parks and lakes are sanctuaries for the outdoor enthusiast. Those interested in the Cultural Arts will find a plethora of options from the two national known Universities; and for those sun worshipers the Forgotten Coast beaches are just a 45-minute scenic drive down Hwy 98.



Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by your start date, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing or any other exemptions available under applicable law. This requirement currently excludes positions located in Florida, Montana, and Tennessee due to state law; however we are monitoring developments related to OSHA requirements which may supersede state law in the future.


At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person's diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.


The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation's fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation's largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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