Many journalism students are completely focused on their resume and video
demo reel. Don’t get me wrong, those are important factors but according to
http://www.becomeanewsreporter.com many up and coming reporters and anchors
are missing the actual interview technique.

Half the battle of becoming a news anchor or news reporter is just getting
the interview. You’ve submitted countless resumes and video reels and you
finally got an interview. You walk into the interview looking good, smelling
good, and ready to go. Then, you lay a big dud! What happened? Remember…you
are still competing with numerous applicants that are hungry for that
reporter or anchor position. You need to “stand out!” So, how can you
avoid a dud interview? The answer: Sell yourself to the News Director!

Try to think about your interview from the News Director’s point of
view…what is the station really looking for? As an news anchor or reporter,
you will be assigned to cover fires, car accidents, grand openings, and
countless other stories. Those stories are actually easy because the story is
already there…just cover it and fill in the blanks. That’s not
impressive! The News Director is looking for the reporter that can create and
develop their own stories. They send you out in the street and you come back
with an informative, entertaining, value-driven edited news story. You
don’t want the News Director to feel like they have to hand you every
single story idea.

So during your interview, you need to share some story ideas that you think
will be beneficial to the station and their viewers. For example before your
interview, you’ve researched stories on their real estate market, their job
market, or their local sports teams. This tells the News Director that
you’ve already researched their market and you’re bringing creative ideas
to the table. In reality, you’re separating yourself from the other
applicants.

Also, be willing to take on extra jobs and responsibilities at the station.
And yes, you can relay this information to the News Director during the
interview. Share an example where you went “above and beyond” the call of
duty in your current job. The News Director is always on the “look out”
for new talent but they definitely want an integrity driven, hard working,
team player.

Your #1 job in your interview is to create T.O.M.A…Top of Mind Awareness!
If you bring story ideas into the interview and prove that you are willing to
take on extra responsibility you are creating T.O.M.A. which helps you
“stand out” during your interview.

Many journalism students are completely focused on their resume and video
demo reel. Don’t get me wrong, those are important factors but according to
http://www.becomeanewsreporter.com many up and coming reporters and anchors
are missing the actual interview technique.

Half the battle of becoming a news anchor or news reporter is just getting
the interview. You’ve submitted countless resumes and video reels and you
finally got an interview. You walk into the interview looking good, smelling
good, and ready to go. Then, you lay a big dud! What happened? Remember…you
are still competing with numerous applicants that are hungry for that
reporter or anchor position. You need to “stand out!” So, how can you
avoid a dud interview? Sell yourself to the News Director!

Try to think about your interview from the News Director’s point of
view…what is the station really looking for? As an news anchor or reporter,
you will be assigned to cover fires, car accidents, grand openings, and
countless other stories. Those stories are actually easy because the story is
already there…just cover it and fill in the blanks. That’s not
impressive! The News Director is looking for the reporter that can create and
develop their own stories. They send you out in the street and you come back
with an informative, entertaining, value-driven edited news story. You
don’t want the News Director to feel like they have to hand you every
single story idea.

So during your interview, you need to share some story ideas that you think
will be beneficial to the station and their viewers. For example before your
interview, you’ve researched stories on their real estate market, their job
market, or their local sports teams. This tells the News Director that
you’ve already researched their market and you’re bringing creative ideas
to the table. In reality, you’re separating yourself from the other
applicants.

Also, be willing to take on extra jobs and responsibilities at the station.
And yes, you can relay this information to the News Director during the
interview. Share an example where you went “above and beyond” the call of
duty in your current job. The News Director is always on the “look out”
for new talent but they definitely want an integrity driven, hard working,
team player.

Your #1 job in your interview is to create T.O.M.A…Top of Mind Awareness!
If you bring story ideas into the interview and prove that you are willing to
take on extra responsibility you are creating T.O.M.A. which helps you
“stand out” during your interview.

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