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Live, work and play in a very unique media market that so many vacationers call a top destination. WWSB is the ABC station serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties on the Suncoast of Southwest Florida. Beautiful, postcard worthy views are bountiful, and so are the opportunities to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. Yes, the beached are minutes away. So are some of the top attractions in Tampa Bay, Orlando and South Florida. You’re a quick ride from some of the most popular theme parks and cruise ports. While visitors come and go, our station and our newsroom are committed to serving the thousands upon thousands of people who call the Suncoast, home. You’ll find a special emphasis on covering news with a hyperlocal focus, while embracing the best practices found in some of the region’s top markets.
WWSB/ABC7 the Suncoast ABC affiliate in Sarasota, Florida, is searching for a Nightside Anchor / MMJ. This is a high-profile, important role, and news readers need not apply. The right person for this position is as comfortable delivering breaking news and in-depth investigative reporting in the studio with a prompter as they are in the field. The leadership this teammate delivers in the newsroom before the on-air light goes on is just as important as the presentation on the desk. A positive attitude and ability to engage our sophisticated audience on-air and on our digital platforms is a must. This person is also expected to turn daily content for our evening newscasts and make public appearances as an ambassador for our station. The ideal candidate for this job is someone who has the drive, passion, skill, and charisma to be a leader at a station serving Florida’s Suncoast for almost 50 years.
– Anchor Evening Newscasts, with clean, engaging and thoughtful delivery
– MMJ when necessary to increase local content
– MMJ as assigned for high profile, promotable, targeted reports
– Engage audience with the ABC 7 Your Local Station brand through social channels and personal appearances
– Contribute to social media platforms and mysuncoast.com
– Develop and maintain contacts with local newsmakers and experts
– Ability to partner with newsroom managers, to increase productivity and teamwork
– At least 2-3 years experience as an Anchor & MMJ
– Confident & experienced performance on air
– Able to handle breaking news on air and behind the scenes in timely and professional manner
– Be a leader of the news team and a trusted editorial voice
– Pre-employment drug screen and MVR check required.
Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume.
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