KWQC-TV6 is a dominant NBC affiliate, serving Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois as the Quad Cities’ #1 station for news, information, and entertainment programming. KWQC-TV6 has the most experienced team in the market. We strive to keep their viewers safe and informed while guiding them through the ever-evolving digital world. The Quad Cities area is located right on the Mississippi River just 2.5 hours from Chicago, 2.5 from Des Moines, 4 from St. Louis and 5.5 from Minneapolis/St. Paul.
KWQC-TV6 is looking for a reporter to join our dynamic morning news team. This position will perform daily live shots, breaking news coverage, as well as fill-in anchor for the morning newscast. This position is fast paced with tight deadlines and requires someone who can think on their feet. We are looking for a great storyteller. You must have the desire and ability to uncover unique, enterprising stories, and tell those stories in an engaging presentation.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• The ideal candidate has the potential and drive to fill-in anchor, when needed.
• You will work with the Content Director and morning show EP on daily story selection and setup for your morning live shots.
• Write and post copy daily on all digital platforms, social media, news apps, and OTT channels as new information is learned.
• Report live for morning newscast daily – excellent live skills in day-to-day and breaking news coverage
• 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.
• Other duties as assigned.
A college degree in journalism broadcasting or related field. Experience is a plus.
In lieu of a college degree, applicants with 1 or more years of experience in the broadcast or forecasting industry will be considered.
Knowledge and experience with HTML and the capabilities of Web browsers is needed along with knowledge of Photoshop, Google drive and apps, etc. A strong candidate already knows how to write for web-based platforms and can work under intense deadlines.
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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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HOW TO APPLY
Qualified applicants can apply at http://www.gray.tv/careers. Search for Davenport, Iowa.