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Gray Television


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 WVLT:

WVLT is located in beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee. We're at the door step of the Smoky Mountains and on the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville is the 61st largest television market in the country. In addition to being home to the University of Tennessee's flagship campus, Knoxville sports a walkable downtown, sophisticated mix of culture and cuisine, a diverse and robust employment sector, advanced medical care, and amenities found in big cities yet maintains a small town feel.

Job Summary/Description:

The Assistant News Director will work closely with the News Director, and other staff members on day-to-day operations and supervision of the newsroom. We want someone aggressive in pursuing breaking news, who is passionate about not simply covering but uncovering news, and who is a creative thinker. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, winning news environment.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

* Work with News Staff initiating and managing content delivery
* Setting an urgent and aggressive tone in the newsroom
* Making editorial decisions on content
* Assist News Director in effectively communicating goals and plans for the newsroom and ensuring those plans are carried out by all staff members
* Assisting morning, evening, and weekend producers and reporters with story development and assignment
* Executing our Breaking News and Severe Weather coverage plans
* Plan and execute “big story” coverage
* Holding all staff members accountable daily
* Conduct regular feedback sessions with all employees *Participate in editorial and planning meetings
* Work with producers and reporters to enterprise and generate content
* Monitor all newscasts and digital news coverage to ensure staff is meeting standards
* Maintain a high level of confidentiality
* Protect and defend the journalistic integrity of the news product
* Ensure the news team follows best practices on all platforms
* Execute news strategies developed by news department management


* BA in Journalism with a minimum of 3 years of experience in a television newsroom, including some management experience
* Strong management, communication, and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff and the community
* Proven leadership ability
* Creativity and passion for news
* Knowledge and understanding of using various digital and social platforms
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to multi-task in high-stress situations

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)

WVLT-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 virus prior by the first workday.





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.