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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

News Anchor

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3804

UW Job Family: 3D

SOC Code: 27-3021

Pay Grade: 18

Date: April 20, 2005

Job Purpose:

Anchoring the local portions of a daily network news magazine including acquiring, producing, and reporting news stories for broadcast; traveling to and from meetings and other events to gather news; update Wyoming Public Radio website with the latest news stories.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree



Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

Some positions require valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Radio broadcasting methods and practices.
  • Rules, regulations and policies applicable to on-air broadcasting.
  • Control Room equipment.
  • Operation of studio microphones and of sound procedures and requirements.
  • Audio archiving procedures.
  • Safety procedures applicable to radio broadcasting and associated equipment

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Speak articulately on the air.
  • Research news and write articles for on-air use.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Conduct interviews.
  • Set up and operate digital or other recorders, sound processing equipment, multi-track audio consoles, and ancillary radio production equipment.
  • Arrange and configure studio facilities and equipment.
  • Audio production and editing skills.
  • Supervise assigned staff, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Host daily news magazine including operating control room and transmitters for broadcasting, gathering, reporting and producing state-wide news.

Prepare for emergency procedures including loss of scheduled programs and technical difficulties.

Assist in editing and assigning stories.

Monitor control room operations; note problem areas and make suggestions to operators.

Gather, write and produce news feature stories.

Attend meetings of statewide and local interest and compose in depth features on a variety of topics. 

Supplemental Functions:

Provide assistance in station management and assist in news coverage and live or taped events.

Provide coverage for air shifts in the absence of other broadcast personnel. 

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office and radio studio environment(s

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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