• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Colorado Springs,CO

Gray Television

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.

We understand that life needs balance. That is why we offer our employees and eligible family members a comprehensive benefits package, including: 

  • Comprehensive Medical(Rx), Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Health Savings Account with Company contributions
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employer-paid life and disability benefits
  • Paid parental leave benefits
  • Adoption and Surrogacy Benefits
  • 401(k) Plan, including matching and profit-sharing contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary benefits, including Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness, Accident Insurance, and supplemental life insurance coverage
  • Paid Time Off, including Relocation PTO
  • Focus on Caring

Salary/Annual Pay:

$45,000 – $55,000 (annually)

Shift/Schedule:

Mon. – Fri.

Job Type:

Full-Time

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About KKTV:

11 News is the top television station in beautiful Southern Colorado, and the local leader in news coverage on-air and online. Committed to informing and serving the Southern Colorado market, 11 News delivers 6 hours of LIVE local content every weekday. We are consistently recognized for serving our communities through initiatives like Territory Days, Labor Day Liftoff, Chili & Frijole Festival, and 11 Cares.  KKTV 11 News is the Breaking News and Weather Leader in Southern Colorado, and we always put the safety of our viewers first. With more than 65 years of excellence in the community, a multitude of awards including Emmy, Murrow, and Colorado Broadcaster's Association awards, and state-of-the-art technology, being the leader in the community is integral to the culture of KKTV. Our departments work together as a team to serve our community. Southern Colorado is our home, and we strive every day to make it an even better place to live and work.

Job Summary/Description:                         

KKTV are newsroom leaders. As an anchor, you must excel at developing sources and cultivating relationships in the community.  We are looking for a journalist who is determined to help our station win on every platform, every single day.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Must participate in editorial meetings.
* Develop lead story ideas and contribute daily to content decisions.
* Anchor newscasts, and read scripts. Report on special projects as assigned.
* Report live from the field for both planned and breaking coverage.
* Own big stories by developing contacts with local newsmakers, sources, and experts, and help enterprise community stories.
* Conduct live interviews and anchor continuous or breaking coverage.
* Represent the station in the community and for various promotional events.
* Writes stories, teases, and other important content to contribute to the overall quality of the newscasts – identify, develop, and schedule shoots.
* Approving scripts for air as assigned.
* Become brand ambassadors ensuring our final product meets our expectations.
* Shoot, write, and edit content for website and social. Write and post real-time updates on digital and social platforms. Engage audience through social channels. Produce Instagram reels/TikTok when appropriate. Help identify streaming opportunities on the web and on social media.
* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:

* At least 2 years of experience as a news anchor.
* College degree or equivalent job experience in a journalism-related field.
* Must be able to work quickly, meet deadlines, multi-task, and show composure, especially during high-pressure breaking news situations.
* Clear understanding of journalistic ethics.
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Understanding of and adherence to AP Style and broadcast writing.
* Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including representing the station at community events.

interested, qualified applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KKTV-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

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.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before the first workday.


JOB EXPERIENCE

Job Summary/Description:                         

KKTV are newsroom leaders. As an anchor, you must excel at developing sources and cultivating relationships in the community.  We are looking for a journalist who is determined to help our station win on every platform, every single day.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Must participate in editorial meetings.
* Develop lead story ideas and contribute daily to content decisions.
* Anchor newscasts, and read scripts. Report on special projects as assigned.
* Report live from the field for both planned and breaking coverage.
* Own big stories by developing contacts with local newsmakers, sources, and experts, and help enterprise community stories.
* Conduct live interviews and anchor continuous or breaking coverage.
* Represent the station in the community and for various promotional events.
* Writes stories, teases, and other important content to contribute to the overall quality of the newscasts – identify, develop, and schedule shoots.
* Approving scripts for air as assigned.
* Become brand ambassadors ensuring our final product meets our expectations.
* Shoot, write, and edit content for website and social. Write and post real-time updates on digital and social platforms. Engage audience through social channels. Produce Instagram reels/TikTok when appropriate. Help identify streaming opportunities on the web and on social media.
* Other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications/Requirements:

* At least 2 years of experience as a news anchor.
* College degree or equivalent job experience in a journalism-related field.
* Must be able to work quickly, meet deadlines, multi-task, and show composure, especially during high-pressure breaking news situations.
* Clear understanding of journalistic ethics.
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Understanding of and adherence to AP Style and broadcast writing.
* Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including representing the station at community events.

interested, qualified applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KKTV-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company


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.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before the first workday.


HOW TO APPLY

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references.

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