Morning News Anchor

WDIO-TV in Duluth is seeking a Morning News Anchor.

WDIO-TV, News Channel 10/13 is the award-winning ABC network affiliate for Northeastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Part of Hubbard Broadcasting, WDIO-TV is committed to excellence in all that it does-broadcast news with hyper-local coverage, important public service that deals powerfully with today's issues, and now, more than ever, top-notch digital content, to reach our viewers and followers with information the way they want to receive it. When you work for WDIO-TV, you will find yourself among dedicated, passionate people who work hard every day to improve our product and our community. If you have the qualifications, and you are a person of talent and integrity, we invite you to apply!


  • Previous on air experience preferred. Degree in Communication, Journalism, related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ability to establish listener motivation and loyalty in the target demographic.
  • Good conversationalist, well-read, knowledgeable and articulate in dealing with current affairs; Ability to enunciate clearly and interpret and read copy fluently. Articulate information in clear, concise manner to others. Ability to read, hear and speak clearly and follow both oral and written direction. Ability to think spontaneously and ad lib while on air and at appearances in a coherent manner in situations that can change quickly.
  • Ability to operate all mechanical functions of preparing and delivering an on-air performance, including the recording," editing and playback of listener telephone calls; the preparation of recorded "bits" and other show elements; the operation of the control room console and studio equipment.
  • Ability to write and create commercial production", voiceovers and imaging as needed.
  • Possess thorough knowledge and understanding of FCC rules and regulations which pertain to announcers, particularly but not limited to Sections 315, 217 and 508.
  • Ability and willingness to be coached and directed by Program Director or Consultant.
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.
  • Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.
  • Travel to and attend station promotional appearances including sales appearances.
  • Physical Requirements Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. Ability to multi-task with a variety of duties while producing the show. Manual dexterity and fine motor skills to manipulate computer keys and board controls as well as general office equipment (telephone, copier, etc.) for extended periods of time. Wear headsets and be confined to a specific space during the course of work. Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Average pushing and pulling, bending," stooping and reaching overhead. The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

Job Overview

Outside Magazine has described Duluth as “one of four urban centers that have all the makings of an epic adventure town—without the hype.” Come grow your career and be a leader on our awesome morning team. You will be responsible for anchoring, and working with the producer in creating the daily newscast, Good Morning Northland.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, prepare and deliver live and recorded program content for station in an entertaining and professional manner in a style consistent with the appropriate station format.
  • Prepare and create a topical show by gathering information from news flashes, wire copy, periodicals, computer, web and television.
  • Interview guests and other famous or public personalities, as well as moderating panels or discussion shows.
  • Answer phone lines and interview members of listening audience.
  • Write and reads or ad-lib segments to identify station, announce station breaks, commercials, etc.
  • Preparation of online blogs and similar social media activities on behalf of the Stations; the creation of podcasts or videos or both for online distribution, and participation in, and use of, various digital media platforms.
  • Ensure that contests and promotions are conducted in compliance with FCC regulations, as well as federal and state laws.
  • Follow and enforce FCC regulations, station and company polices, including implementing station's/state's EAS procedures.
  • Promote the Company and clients of the Company by planning and attending in-person appearances such as community events, including hosting and assisting at charity functions and remote broadcasts.
  • Maintain positive relationships with national & local community.
  • Perform necessary and required technical functions of assigned air-shift, including the performing and logging of engineering readings.
  • Maintain the program and music logs and ensure that commercials or programs are aired at times logged and the program log is properly signed, initialed and any omissions noted. Report all discrepancies on the Company Discrepancy Report.
  • Record assigned commercial, promotion or public service announcements in a professional manner.
  • Assure thorough, advance preparation of content, commercials, technical arrangements and show elements.
  • Maintain and build a positive cooperative attitude within the station. Build working relationships with co-workers, customers, vendors and the general public.
  • Act in a professional manner when representing each station.
  • Attend and participate in meetings are required.
  • Report to work on time and work established schedule/hours. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules as needed, as assigned or required.
  • Make public appearances.
  • Complete other duties as requested and needed.

Compensation and Benefits

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.

Diversity Statement

Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding nearly 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.

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