About us:

KAPP/KVEW Local News, a Morgan Murphy Media company and the ABC affiliate in the Tri-Cities/Yakima, Washington, is a family-owned, people-first newsroom. Community is at the core of what we do and who we are. We believe it is our duty to inform but also to inspire.

About this opportunity:

KAPP/KVEW TV is searching for a breaking news anchor who will create compelling content each morning for our website, apps, mobile site and social media platforms, then tell those stories on air. You’ll work out of our Kennewick office, alongside the producer and morning show host to produce and present developing local and national content for our morning TV newscast. You’ll also use data and digital metrics to understand morning digital audience behavior and deliver content to that audience. The ideal journalist is a smart, creative, hard-working team player who finds new opportunities to tell stories that connect our audience to their community. You’ll join a close-knit news family in a growing part of the Pacific Northwest where the weather is beautiful, local wine and craft beer are plentiful and your commute is far from painful.

What you’ll do:

  • Discover and post breaking and developing local news stories – first online, then on air
  • Lead breaking news coverage from a designated breaking news set in studio
  • Write – and, in some cases, ad-lib – breaking and developing stories as they unfold
  • Produce and anchor multiple daily reports for Good Morning Northwest
  • Build news segments using ABC and CNN news feeds, AP wires and online resources
  • Research, create and publish text, photos, and video to the web and social media
  • Work with the news director and digital team on a plan that maximizes success

What you’ll bring:

  • Four-year degree in journalism, communications or equivalent field preferred
  • Ability to present breaking news from the studio with or without scripting
  • News judgement to report breaking news accurately and properly
  • Experience in sourcing breaking information
  • Working knowledge of newsroom computer and content management systems
  • Knowledge of popular and emerging social media platforms
  • Ability to think quickly in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment without supervision

What KAPP/KVEW offers:

  • We’re a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values our employees, our culture and our community
  • We are a team of driven and creative professionals. Who wouldn’t want to work with the best in the business?
  • Medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and long-term disability insurance, EAP, flexible spending account, 401(k), paid time off including vacation, sick, personal days and holidays