News Anchor - WSB Radio

Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Location: GA-Atlanta

Job Title:  News Anchor - WSB Radio

 

Position Overview

WSB Radio, Atlanta’s top news station has a rare opening for a talented morning drive-time Anchor. This seasoned anchor joins an elite team of broadcasters and is responsible for writing stories and anchoring newscasts. We are looking for a high-energy communicator with strong writing and storytelling skills to help engage a new generation of listeners. The winning candidate must know how to manage tight deadlines, work independently on copy and take direction from a producer. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write news stories that are clear, accurate and unbiased 
  • Deliver news copy on air with a conversational and engaging delivery 
  • Read and understand complex material and turn it into easily understood copy under deadline pressure 
  • Anchor live coverage of breaking news and/or special coverage 
  • Conduct live and/or taped interviews 
  • Ability to develop and effectively pitch story ideas 
  • Be consistently up to date on local, national and international stories 
  • Experience with news software like Newsboss or Burli 
  • Connect with listeners on social and digital platforms to promote the brand 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least five years of anchoring experience is required. An extensive on-air background as this is not a position for beginners. 
  • Strong writing and editorial skills 
  • Ability to narrate, ad-lib and add value to live breaking news and severe weather coverage 
  • An idea-generating journalist with a positive attitude and a standout work ethic 
  • Minimum education of a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field 
  • Must be willing to work a schedule that includes holidays and non-traditional work hours 

 

About Cox Media Group
CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 49 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 10 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit www.coxmediagroup.com

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