The anchor is responsible for delivering stories across a broad range of subjects, and will play a key role in helping to set and maintain the strategic direction of the channel. The anchor is expected to generate a rich stream of breaking news stories. They will be expected to contribute on- and off-diary story ideas, and deliver highly polished copy to tight deadlines. They will use their wide network of contacts to monitor key trends and events. They will be required to use this knowledge to help prioritize stories and contribute to the writing of comment and in-depth analysis. The anchor will be expected to support the editor as required, taking an active role in setting the news agenda and assisting other reporters by suggesting stories or potential angles, and mentoring other members of the team as required. The anchor is expected to be highly engaged with social media, making strong use of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn and others to promote stories, engage with readers, carry out research and help brand awareness. They should also maintain a dialogue with key companies within their beat .They should maintain a responsive presence on- and off-site, encouraging viewers as authoritative and approachable.
Generate and cover day-to-day TV news, ensuring that the focus is always on most-searchable stories.
A good general knowledge is essential, as is the ability to cover stories outside their own area when required.
The anchor will be responsible for generating their own ideas for stories and establishing the important issues that need investigating.
Anchor should be comfortable conducting live interviews.
Work with the editor to ensure comprehensive and appropriate coverage of news across the industry
Monitor relevant competition to ensure we cover the important stories across the beats
Monitor industry events relevant to coverage and ensure that the editorial diary is up to date accordingly
Generate story ideas to submit to the editor based on developments in beat.
Generate off-diary story ideas that nobody else is covering.
Cultivate relationships and develop a dialogue with readers with knowledge of technologies that fall within your beat
Develop ideas for, and write, reader-based stories
Cover industry events and press announcements relevant to beat areas
Write up Q&As for interviews with notably personalities
Able to read and deliver different types of news story, from short, snappy briefs to long analytical pieces, with good news structure
Have an excellent grasp on sentence construction
Pay high attention to accuracy, checking facts, figures and common-sense errors
Able to spot potential legal issues with a story
Able to edit copy when required, including stories outside of your normal beat.
Able to grasp complex issues and explain them in a clear, readable way
Know when to escalate issues that may arise before, during or after a story has been written
Good interviewing skills
Please refrain from applying if your profile is not exact match for this role.
Whilst we will endeavor to contact you following your application, due to the high volume of applications if you have not had notification from us within 24 hours please take your application as not being successful this time, we will keep your details in the database for future opportunities.