: Memphis TN
About Gray Television: Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.
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 WMC: WMC-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States. The station is owned by Gray Television. The station serves roughly the western third of Tennessee, northern Mississippi, eastern Arkansas and the southeastern corner of Missouri over the air, on satellite, and on various cable systems.
Memphis is a one of a kind city, rich in history and music, truly authentic, and boasting a dynamic culinary scene. It sits on the mighty Mississippi River, and is home to the National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul, Graceland, The Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Redbirds, 901 FC, University of Memphis, and the and the Memphis Zoo, (and that's just scratching the surface).
WMC-TV, has an immediate opening for a morning, weekend Anchor/Reporter. The top candidate will be a dynamic, high-level storyteller with an investigative mind.
Make a difference as our next Weekend Anchor/Reporter at WMC-TV, the NBC-affiliate in Memphis, TN. This is a high-profile position that requires initiative, leadership and impact. You must work with a sense of immediacy—independently and as a team. It is our culture. You will contribute daily to elevating our newscasts.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop sources within the community to gain unique insight and reports on timely, important and impactful issues. The ideal candidate will also have experience in investigative and data-driven journalism.
Produce and deliver day-turns stories, as well as occasional special event coverage. Our anchors are expected to write and contribute daily to newscasts and across digital platforms.
Understand our DMA, key target audiences and where they live.
Strong research skills, ability to employ critical thinking skills to dig and go “beyond the press release” and/or confirm incoming news tips via email or social media.
If you wait for the news to come to you, this is not the job for you. You are expected to find the impactful stories behind press releases. There is no room in this newsroom for bad attitudes or people who rely on the Assignment Desk for story ideas.
Minimum two years of newsroom experience preferred. A college degree in journalism or related field.
Must have the desire to win and the ability to reflect on your work and apply feedback.
A strong candidate will have an established and responsible presence on digital platforms, including station website, social media and OTT.
Understanding of and adherence to AP Style (for digital platforms) and broadcast writing (for television).
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), proven news judgement, ethics and integrity.
Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills. Must be able to work quickly, make deadlines, multi-task and show composure, especially during breaking news.
Ability to work long hours/overtime, weekends, and overnights as needed for breaking news and specialized coverage.
Experienced in shooting and editing.
If you feel you’re qualified, come join our dynamic news team, go to https://recruiting.ultipro.com/GRA1017GRYT/JobBoard/ae441110-89bd-444d-8ad2-b76c7b9db7a9/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=247d5ff8-1f55-4f6c-852a-a439bfbe083c
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, and 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’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.
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