• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Springfield,MO

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 Gray Bureau:

This bureau will serve all five Gray Media stations in Missouri. KCTV in Kansas City; KMOV in St. Louis; KY3/KSPR in Springfield, MO; KFVS in Cape Girardeau; and WGEM in Hannibal, MO/Quincy, IL. This bureau serves more viewers than any other television position in the state.

Job Summary/Description:

The Gray Media stations covering the state of Missouri are looking for an aggressive MMJ to cover politics at a newly launched news bureau in the state’s capital of Jefferson City. You will work with a bureau chief to produce stories in not just one television market, but in five. This is a position for a journalist who wants to ascend from market-level, general assignment reporting to statewide coverage. We are looking for the right person who can tell impactful stories holding our elected officials and state agencies accountable. Must be able to show how these stories affect our viewers through personalization. The position is in Jeff City, MO, just minutes away from the Lake of the Ozarks and a short drive from KC and St. Louis.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

• Works with the bureau chief to determine, plan and staff all important stories of state-wide important
• Collaborates with all stations daily to communicate coverage plans and newscast goals
• Must be able to go live when necessary
• Must have excellent news judgment and journalism ethics
• Must have strong writing, storytelling, and reporting skills
• Must have ability to shoot and edit your own stories
• Must be able to develop and maintain a network of sources and experts at all state agencies and with all political parties
• Must have ability, during election years, to travel throughout the state with candidates for races selected in collaboration with the supervising news director
• Understand open records laws and the ability to file regular requests (at least weekly), as well as manage and oversee them
• Must be organized and well-versed in keeping track of legislation and quickly be able to summarize and explain it to viewers in a conversational manner
• Be able to enterprise daily story ideas with state-wide interest even when lawmakers aren't in session
• Must have ability to be a digital-first MMJ. Be able to stream news conferences for all involved stations, report in breaking news, and quickly web and social stories daily; duties will include a weekly digital show
• Must be willing to mentor interns
• Must be willing to work different shifts and longer hours based on legislative sessions, state coverage, and breaking news
• Follow all clothing and appearance guidelines as set by the supervising news director
• Perform other job duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Must be 18 years-old or older
• Bachelor's or master's degree in journalism or related field
• Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record
• Minimum of 2 years experience in on-air television news reporting including in-depth long-form reporting, investigations, and/or political reporting
• Basic experience with newsroom computer systems is preferred (ENPS)
• Must have unrestricted work authorization in the United States
• Candidates must submit a resume, reel, and references

Qualified, interested 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 that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KYTV-TV & The Bureau/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 prior to or by 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