KVIA-TV is looking for a creative storyteller with a strong journalistic foundation and a firm grasp of current events.
This is a full-time, high stress, get-it-done position requiring quick, clear judgment, great communication and organizational skills, a positive attitude, tireless work ethic and a great motivational touch.
You will anchor and produce a weekend newscast and the rest of your job will consist of multimedia journalism. You should be prepared to pitch well-researched stories, shoot and edit them while engaging our viewers on our digital platforms.
This position is not for a beginner, although it’s conceivable the slot could be filled by someone VERY talented with only a year or so in a smaller market. We will also consider recent graduates with comparable experience.
A quick word about El Paso: It’s the 22nd largest city in the country. As we sit right on the border, immigration, trade and homeland security are local news for us. Yes, it’s a GREAT news market! There are more than 800,000 people in El Paso County, and nearly 200,000 in and around Las Cruces, New Mexico, 40 miles to our north. We’re a major metro area in that there are about 1.5 million or more people right across the river in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. We have two NCAA Division I universities, minor league baseball, a USL team, a symphony, lots of concerts from small club acts to music festivals to big stadium shows. We’re home to massive Army installations (Fort Bliss & White Sands Missile Range) and a growing medical industry serving what we call the Borderland.
This is a legacy station, a market leader. Our family-owned company, News-Press & Gazette, constantly reinvests in great equipment and we have a very generous 401k program. We are on the verge of debuting a new state-of-the-art set. We’re flexible and push ourselves to stay on top. We maintain solid journalistic principles and encourage creative storytelling. We make professional coaches available to help you hone your skills. Our employees have gone straight from KVIA to top stations in markets like LA, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Dallas.
Please include a link of your work, along with a resume, salary requirement (this is really important) and a cover letter that tells us why we should pick you over everyone else. The job is contingent upon successful completion of a drug test and background check.