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.
WGEM-TV is a dominant NBC affiliate, serving west central Illinois, northeast Missouri, and southeast Iowa. As the Tri-States’ #1 source for news, information, and entertainment programming, we strive to inform and inspire. WGEM has an unwavering commitment to providing great journalism across multiple platforms. In addition to NBC, WGEM also broadcasts FOX, CW, ME-TV, and local radio stations. WGEM operates the Illinois State Capitol Bureau out of Springfield, Illinois.
WGEM newscasts have regularly ranked among the nation’s top NBC affiliates in market share. We are perennial winners of Murrow Awards, Emmy Awards, and State Broadcaster Association Awards from Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. We have used that news dominance to help our Tri-State communities collect food, gather coats, host blood drives, and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities.
WGEM is looking for a multimedia journalist to join our Emmy award-winning news team. We are seeking qualified candidates who have a passion for story-telling and news gathering, with a strong understanding of how news is delivered on multiple platforms. You will shoot, write and edit content for our digital and broadcast platforms. During newscasts, you may be teamed with a photojournalist for active LIVE storytelling.
Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
– Shooting, writing, and editing daily content for newscasts, web, and social media.
– Enterprise story ideas and build local contacts.
– Perform other duties necessary to assist the newsroom as assigned by management.
– Present information in a fair, unbiased manner, insuring the information is accurate and of interest to viewers.
Preferred qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications or related field. Experience with news and video editing software is a benefit. A valid driver’s license is a must. Solid technical and computer skills, and understanding of how content is turned on multiple media platforms. Ability to handle moderate stress on a regular basis, meet daily and long range deadlines, work well with others in a team atmosphere
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.
Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to or by the first workday.
Interested applicants can, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload resume, and references
(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal)
WGEM-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company
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