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Evening News Anchor

logo Location:  Dothan AL
Control #:  110253T
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About Gray Television: Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 87 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WTVY: WTVY, Dothan's #1 rated news station is looking for a News Anchor for their evening newscasts.. WTVY covers Southeast Alabama, Northwest Florida, and Southwest Georgia with an emphasis on local news, sports and weather. Our primary DMA is Southeast Alabama. WTVY (CBS) is the established market leader in Dothan. We also have WRGX (NBC) GTVY (WTVY4.2 MeTV MyNet) and ETVY(WTVY4.3 CW). We are less than 2 hours from Panama City Beach and Destin on the Gulf Coast. NO PHONE CALLS.

Job Summary: WTVY has an immediate opening for an experienced News Anchor for our Monday-Friday 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm newscasts. This position also requires the candidate to generate features and franchise stories as requested. The candidate must be willing to serve as a fill-in anchor on other shows, as needed. We are looking for a team player and newsroom leader. This candidate must be comfortable and connected with all broadcast journalism platforms including television, social and digital media.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Must be a team leader with a great attitude, a strong ethics and integrity
  • Strong writer, knowledgeable about current events, who can think critically
  • Energetic personality who can connect on TV, online and in the community.
  • Must be enterprising, able to pitch and do great stories, live as well as from the desk
  • Strong news judgment; understands how to research complicated stories and be able to use editorial judgment to determine the content and quality of newscasts
  • Go-to reporter/field anchor when major breaking news happens (hurricanes, etc.)
  • Reports and produces a monthly franchise story
  • Will assist producers and the digital team in the writing of news stories, consistent with station format and style.
  • Must be proficient in the use of social media to communicate news and promotional messages, demonstrating strong multi-platforms skills on our News App, Website, and social media platforms.
  • Acts as a supervising producer during the late newscasts
  • Be a mentor for reporters, junior anchors, and producers.
  • Proficient in ENPS or another newsroom system,
  • Must be able to communicate in a calm and positive style
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Anchor live television broadcasts at 5, 6 and 10:00 pm M-F and fill-in on other shows as needed
  • Willingness to work weekends, holidays and shifts outside normal business hours
  • Ability to connect and engage with the audience and deliver the news in a compelling, exciting and accurate manner
  • Engage in community related activities and event on the stations behalf to promote stations relationships within the community.
  • Enterprise and pitch compelling and important news stories on a daily basis
  • Write effectively for television and on our social media and digital platforms
  • Possess great live reporting skills both in studio and in the field for general assignment stories and on breaking news
  • Reads/copy edits news scripts before each show
  • Write and post daily news stories on the stationís digital and social media platforms
  • Must be able to generate features and franchise stories as required

    Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively with newsroom managers, producers and co-workers
  • Must be an excellent writer
  • Knowledge of journalism ethics and legal issues
  • Ability to meet daily news deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and possess the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Professional appearance a must
  • Ability to shoot and edit news stories
  • (3) Three years anchoring/reporting experience preferred
  • College degree in broadcasting, journalism or communications-related field.
  • Must possess a valid Driverís License with a good driving record
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screening

    Please apply online at: https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

    Additional Info: Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Grayís employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

    WTVY-TV, a Gray Television Group Station, is an equal opportunity employer and a DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. Pre-employment drug screening and driverís license check are required.

    A valid driverís license and a good driving record are absolutely necessary for this position. Posted 11/21/19.

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