• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Memphis,TN

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 WMC-TV:

WMC, Action News 5 in Memphis is the NBC affiliate and legacy news station in the highly competitive Memphis, Tennessee Market. Action News 5 is driven by community. We find solutions to problems that impact the people across four states. Through in-depth journalism and local partnerships, we strive to inform, inspire, empower, and support Memphis and the Mid-South. Our team at WMC, Action News 5 is always pushing the technology envelope. Broadcast and digital media innovation are in our DNA. We produce 46.5 hours of local programming on broadcast and more than 100 hours on OTT including nearly 60 NCAA Division I men's and women's sporting events for ESPN Plus.

Job Summary/Description:

Action News 5 is the dominant digital news brand in Memphis, TN. We are looking for a dynamic CTV/Digital Content Manager to be an integral part of our winning team! This person will report to the News Director and is expected to help lead a high-performing team of Digital Producers, Anchors, and Hosts. You will be responsible for guiding all aspects of our CTV digital news execution and growth. We seek a strong, visionary, and accomplished leader who must be a team player with excellent leadership and written and verbal communication skills. Our candidate will be forward-thinking and highly adept at dealing with the rapidly evolving digital, steaming, and social marketplace. This person must also collaborate well with their fellow employees at all skill levels and develop strong relationships with colleagues, vendors, Gray Corporate, and all teams within our station.

This is an extraordinary career opportunity for a seasoned and experienced individual who seeks professional growth and an exciting future in the digital content industry.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

– Manage a team of digital news producers, anchors & hosts
– Lead the big-picture vision and goals for our digital growth, especially in CTV.
–  Generate story ideas for digital coverage
-Occasionally conduct remote interviews for content generation.
– Work with other News Managers to plan and facilitate daily news coverage and coverage of future events
– Provide daily copy edits and regular feedback to newsroom reporters, producers, and photographers regarding staff members' daily digital submissions
– Execute live stream coverage of press conferences and breaking news events
– Post stories and additional content to all digital platforms, including social media extensions
– Collaborate with the station's Sales and Marketing managers to execute sales projects, news promotions, and other digital content as needed
– Gather, write, report, and edit news stories for all digital platforms and extensions• Post stories and additional content to all digital platforms, including social media extensions
– Collaborate with the station's Sales and Marketing managers to execute sales projects, news promotions, and other digital content as needed
– Gather, write, report, and edit news stories for all digital platforms and extensions

Qualifications/Requirements:

– Journalism degree or equivalent
– 3+ years experience in digital journalism
– Management experience preferred
– Understanding of what it takes to produce digital-only newscasts. Including the ability to write, produce, and post news content accurately and urgently across platforms
– Solid understanding of digital analytics, industry trends, and social media strategy
– Understanding of current events, weather, and sports
– Able to use social media outlets to engage viewers
– Strong emphasis on professional social media skills as they relate to journalism
– Must be able to work well under pressure and with limited supervision
– Strong initiative and attention to detail is required
 Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with managers, co-workers, and viewers
– Solid keyboarding skills

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)

WMC-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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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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