Weekend Anchor / Multimedia Journalist

Website KATC-TV

Weekend Anchor / Multimedia Journalist, KATC

KATC, the E.W. Scripps Company ABC affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana is looking for a positive, proactive, creative, and highly engaged individual for a Weekend Anchor / Multimedia Journalist role within our news team. We are seeking to find a storyteller who will help make our communities stronger and the world around us better. 


This weekend anchor role includes preparing and delivering accurate news reports for the weekend newscasts along multimedia journalist responsibilities of researching, writing, capturing visual content, and editing compelling news stories throughout the week.


We are a diverse community of welcoming, mission-focused, and lively people that continue to grow as we grow our company and rise to our full potential in every aspect of our business.  We’re located just about halfway from New Orleans and Houston on Interstate 10.   Music, food, and family are passions for Acadiana residents, tourists, and students who attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.    


We are committed to representing the audiences we serve. These are our neighbors, our friends and family. Our employees bring their whole selves to work – a diversity of backgrounds, ideas, opinions, life experiences and hobbies. We celebrate what makes us similar – like our passion for journalism — as much as we celebrate our differences. We welcome bright ideas and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit that will help us shape the future of our industry. Bring your passion and we will nourish your career with the tools to help you exceed your wildest career aspirations.


Gathers, writes and presents news reports in a weekend anchor role.
Reports live on location from various news events.
Researches and develops 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 vehicles to cover various assignments.
Perform other duties as needed and as directed by News Management.
Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.

BS/BA in Broadcast Journalism or related degree, or equivalent years of experience.
A minimum of two (2) years of broadcast experience.

At least six (6) years on camera experience is preferred.

Must connect on camera with a sense of urgency.
Ability to cultivate sources and mine stories.
Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
Knowledge of newsroom computers (Newstar) and computer databases strongly preferred.
Must demonstrate strong news judgment and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and self-motivated, able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment, effectively prioritizing and executing tasks in a high-pressure environment by remaining calm under pressure
Must have good creative and editorial judgment. Mastery of journalistic ethics and libel law.
Must be able to speak clearly and concisely.
Ability to collaborate successfully in a team environment and make decisions quickly during any type of coverage.

We are growing our footprint, reaching nearly 31 percent of U.S. households as one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners.
From community outreach to professional development, Scripps is a place where creativity has taken over and you will have the chance to write your own story.
We enable and encourage each individual to do their best work and reach their full potential through opportunity, development and openness to new ideas.
We are all about professional integrity. It is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.
Tell a friend and both of you can work here. Our employee referral program is pretty fantastic. Share this because we are ALWAYS looking for the BEST talent out there.

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.

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