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As a news anchor, you will work closely with reporters and will be responsible for gathering information, broadcasting newscasts throughout the day and interviewing guests.
✓ Research local community, state, national and international current events
✓ Comply with the moral code of the journalistic profession
✓ Collaborate with the news director to choose stories to broadcast considering audience preferences
✓ Organize the news to present the most interesting pieces first
✓ Revise scripts and prepare to deliver them on-air
✓ Ensure late-breaking news is added to newscasts
✓ Engage in commentary
✓ Interview guests and other members involved in particular stories
✓ Keep abreast of news developments by studying papers, attending events, etc
✓ Stay in contact with industry professionals
✓ BSc degree in journalism, communications or relevant field
✓ Proven work experience as a news anchor
✓ Understanding of the newscast process
✓ Broad knowledge of local, national and international affairs (e.g. political, economic, legislative and cultural)
✓ Comfortable yet professional presence on camera
✓ Ability to improvise in a live on-camera setting
✓ Excellent verbal skills
✓ Effective communication and interpersonal skills
✓ Available to work on a flexible schedule
✓ Ability to work under stressful conditions and strict deadlines
✓ Active social media presence
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