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KOSA-TV/CBS7 News is the top-rated, long-time news leader in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Based in Midland/Odessa, we pride ourselves in being the dominant player in a highly competitive market where there is never a shortage of news that impacts people on the regional level, throughout the state of Texas and very often on the national stage. Our team of professionals is committed to sharing the most compelling stories every day…and we know that requires outstanding writers, creative photographers and an innovative production team. Whether we’re following local officers to the nation’s capital to remember their fallen brothers; travelling to Marine boot camp to highlight a local man’s journey; covering a hometown president (George W. Bush) during his eight years in office; or tracking the latest developments in the oil and gas industry – KOSA is located at the epicenter of some of the most important news stories of our generation. As the only community in the country with an International Air and Space Port, travel to and from Midland from anywhere in the world (and very soon even out of the world!) is quick and easy. We are also nestled in a picturesque region of Texas, often referred to as a hidden jewel that makes for exciting weekend trips for the outdoors adventurer or the lover of rare or unique art. Learn more about KOSA at www.cbs7.com
CBS7 News is looking for a Weekend Anchor/Weekday MMJ to join our team. S/He will be responsible for producing and anchoring three weekend newscasts as well as reporting local news stories, doing compelling live shots, posting stories online and on social media, and enterprising story ideas viewers can only see on our stations. A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and at least one year of newsroom experience is required. Shooting, writing and editing are an essential skillset for this position. Non-linear editing experience is preferred.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ability to write conversationally and quickly
An outstanding can-do attitude, willing to listen, learn new skills and execute
Have a sense of urgency that causes you to work quickly and efficiently, but with an eye towards details and correct factual information
An open mind to cross-training and being a “jack-of-all-trades” in the newsroom
Knowledge of Clickability, Facebook and Twitter also a plus
Must be willing to submit to a background and MVR check
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must be 18 years or older to apply
Ability and willingness to work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
Must be available to work all shifts, including early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends, late breaking news and weather emergencies
Available 24 hours/7days per week based on scheduled hours
Ability to work overnight hours on regular basis
Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 high stress work environment
Multitask, react, solve problems and obtain results under pressures of television production and broadcasts
Interact with a variety of individuals including management, employees, and outside vendors/consultants
Excellent interpersonal skills
Display flexibility, creativity, and develop innovative solutions
Be a team player
If you’re interested in an exciting, fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping job at CBS7, apply at www.gray.tv/applynow or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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