Reporter/ MMJ

WBTV (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Posted 2 years ago

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 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 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 STATION

WBTV was the first television station to sign on in the Carolinas and is considered the “most trustworthy source of news and information” in the area according to research. WBTV First Alert Weather is the certified most accurate forecast for the market as measured by WeatheRate. Being “On Your Side” for viewers, clients and the community is the guiding principle of WBTV and helps drive its award-winning newscasts and quality local journalism. Visit www.wbtv.com to learn more.

JOB SUMMARY

WBTV is looking for an aggressive multimedia journalist who loves to break news and has to be first. You must be self-contained, able to multitask, quick on your feet, and manage your time well. We need a journalist who connects with the viewer during live shots and who can tell a clear, compelling story. You must include a link to samples of your on-air work with your resume. If available, please include a link to digital work as well.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Pitch 3 viable, developed story ideas per shift (not topics)

• Develop and cultivate sources

• Shoot, write, edit a minimum of one package and one vosot in an 8 hour shift

• Write a digital article for each story you cover

• Post and interact on multiple social media platforms daily

Requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred

-Minimum of 3 years of experience as an MMJ required, additional experience preferred Social media proficiency required

-Excellent communication and time management skills

-Strong writing skills (broadcast and print styles)

-Must be able to lift 25-30 lbs and pass a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check

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

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

Job Features

Job CategoryMultimedia, Television