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Multi-Media Journalist/ Weekend Anchor

logo Location:  Laredo TX
Control #:  110378T
Description:  

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 more than 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 86 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 KGNS-TV: KGNS TV’s market dominance begins with a prime offering of NBC, CBS, ABC, CW and Telemundo affiliations; and a delivery daily newscasts across multiple broadcasts and digital streams including desktop and mobile. KGNS TV, the areas’ leading news broadcaster is located in the Laredo, Texas Metropolitan area and serves a combined population of over 790,000 (seven hundred ninety thousand) on the South Texas and US/Mexico border. The area consisting of Webb, Zapata, Dimmit, LaSalle, Maverick, Zavala, Frio, Duval and Jim Hogg counties; and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico is geographically poised for success between two nations. A thriving and dynamic area for all things news, the Laredo Metro area houses a diverse economy that is often immune to economic anomalies experienced by the rest of the country. Touted the number 1 (one) inland port on the US/Mexico border and diverse in her economy, whether it be ranching, agriculture, international trade, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing or oil/gas, Laredo and our sister cities offer a wide range of industries to foster a consistently healthy economy. Laredo’s population is a diverse blend of ethnicities with a median age of 27 (twenty seven). Her young and vibrant energy lends itself to a history that offers entertainment, a wide array of eateries and a cultural immersion in a unique experience that can only be held by the romance of this U.S. / Mexico border culture.

A home to many successful broadcasters, KGNS TV has a reputation of preparing reporters, producers, and anchors for their next move, which includes moves to larger metro markets. On the sales and marketing side, training integrated marketing techniques is one of the reasons our team continues to thrive. The KGNS TV family is one where integrity, ethics, and personal growth are fostered. After all, it’s always sunny in Laredo, Texas.

Job Summary: As a weekend anchor, you will be responsible for producing and anchoring our Sunday 5PM & 10PM newscasts and MMJ 4 days out of the week. We want a journalist who can not only deliver the news from the behind the desk but also find it and tell it from the field and on social media.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Anchor weekend Sunday newscasts and fill in as needed.
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Use editorial judgement to help determine content of the newscasts.
  • Produce weekend newscasts.
  • Enterprise and pitch daily relevant news story ideas.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor.

    Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate is a good story teller.
  • Is very inquisitive and naturally curious, willing to question situations and explanations
  • Can enterprise, shoot, write and edit their own stories.
  • Has expert social media skills
  • Being bi-lingual is encouraged but not necessary.
  • College graduates are considered with internship experience

    Additional Info: Please apply online at https://my.peoplematter.com/mja/graytelevision/jobapp/GetStarted?jobOpenings=1887a964-b4b4-4f01-a400-a7d100ccf1d2&refererUrl=https://gray.tv/careers

    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 Gray Television’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

    GRAY TELEVISION, INC. PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY. Posted 4/24/20.

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