Full Job Description
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.
KTRE is the dominant station in the Lufkin, TX area of East Texas. We are an ABC affiliate and have been #1 by every ratings measure, uninterrupted in every newscast for 20+ years. We also have a very powerful, dominant digital presence in the market. We are a leader in the industry in digital innovation and digital products-operating and populating 7 different apps and producing an 18-hour a day live streaming news service from our newsroom on OTT, desktop and on our mobile apps.
We do things differently. If you want to work from the station you can. We outfit you with modern technology that allows you to take control of your work day, work from the field without spending a lot of time in meetings. Our MMJs have the option each day to start from home and hit the ground running without the traditional morning meeting. We allow out MMJs to work with a greater amount of independence than most.
We are looking for a talented Multi Media Journalist/Reporter who is a self-starter with good news judgment. Candidate must gather & verify information in the production of news reports. Candidate must investigate leads, pitch stories to managers daily, shoot & edit, write, produce and report material for broadcast and digital products on all platforms.
Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Competence in reporting live, online, and on-air
- Reporting at times on digital platforms, often live via FaceTime or Skype
- Shooting stories
- Pitching and researching, setting up news stories
- Editing stories
- Posting stories online
- Computer skills
- Lifting/carrying/managing news photography equipment
- Frequently required to work outdoors
- Required to work weekends, holidays and evenings as necessary
- Must have valid drivers’ license and be insurable
- Journalism degree or similar is preferred
- Professional video camera and professional non-linear editing knowledge
- Come join our dynamic team, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references
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’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 medical or religious accommodation.
Education Required: Bachelors or better in Journalism or related field
Licenses & Certifications Required: Drivers License
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help