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Green Bay,WI

Gray Television

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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. 

About WBAY:

Come work for an award-winning station in an award-winning city! Winner of the regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best Newscast and Overall Excellence, WBAY is the market-leading station in the #1 Best Place to Live in the Country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report: Green Bay, WI. As the first TV station in the area and only the second in the state, WBAY has a rich history of community involvement, sponsoring local events, supporting Toys for Tots, and producing the longest-running local telethon in the country.  As an NFL town situated on the Great Lakes, Green Bay is a safe, affordable, midsize community with something for everyone. Tour Lambeau Field, go hiking or kayaking in picturesque Door County, check out a local brewery, or catch nationally touring concerts and stage shows.

Job Summary/Description:  

WBAY-TV is accepting applications for an Assignment Editor. We are looking for someone who values connecting with the communities to join our team as our newsroom assignment editor. We value good people, who appreciate and encourage their teammates. The successful candidate for this position manages the assignment desk to find relevant, compelling news content for digital and linear platforms. They will help determine the stories we will cover and work with reporters, photographers, and producers to determine story selection, elements, and backup ideas. They will assign crews and manage our field crews' workflow and live logistics. They also keep the team informed of developments throughout the day, as well as listen to scanners, answer phones and emails, research, and vet story pitches.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

– The successful candidate for this position manages the assignment desk to find relevant, compelling news content for digital and linear platforms
– They will help determine the stories we will cover and work with reporters, photographers, and producers to determine story selection, elements, and backup ideas
– They will assign crews and manage our field crews' workflow and live logistics
– They also keep the team informed of developments throughout the day, as well as listen to scanners, answer phones and emails, research, and vet story pitches
– They will be involved in the long-term planning of stories and news events

Qualifications/Requirements:

– Knowledge of editorial standards, journalism ethics, and media law
– Have superior organizational and communication skills
– Know newsroom and field crew workflow
– Demonstrate excellent leadership and people skills
– Must be able to manage under pressure
– Be able to operate as a team member as well as a team leader
– Be coachable, participate in decision-making, and be flexible in recognizing various points of view
– You must have scheduling flexibility and be willing to work outside of regular business hours, including holidays and weekends

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

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

WBAY-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, 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 fully vaccinate against the coronavirus before the first workday.


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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.

https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings