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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 KWQC:

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. They 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 from Des Moines, 4 from St. Louis, and 5.5 from Minneapolis/St. Paul.  We have a dedicated team of anchors, reporters,  photojournalists, producers, and production staff who enjoy telling the stories of our community.

Job Summary/Description:  

KWQC is searching for a content-driven producer to join our news team. The candidate will be responsible for producing newscasts but also take the lead in breaking news both on-air and online. The ideal candidate will need to have excellent news judgment, be deadline-driven, organized, creative, and have a great attitude. We are looking for someone who embraces new technology and can work in a multi-platform environment, including social media and kwqc.com.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Produce a creative and informative newscast with emphasis on the viewers' interests.
· Coordinate the writing and editing of scripts that incorporate video, natural sound, and graphics to enhance storytelling
· Coordinate and plan live shots
· Time the newscast in the control room
· Adapt to breaking news and developing stories
· Communicate with anchors, field crews, and control room staff
· Work with anchor on writing for digital for website and other digital platforms

Qualifications/Requirements:

· Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field is desired
· Strong writing skills, using correct grammar
· Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
– Must be professional and courteous with the public, answer phones, and greet guests who are booked to appear on air
· Must work individually as well as part of a team
· Must have a strong understanding of journalistic ethics
· Must have strong organizational skills
· Must be extremely flexible to work longer hours throughout the year
· Familiarity with ENPS, Edius, and Arc Publishing preferred

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)

KWQC-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 be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus 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