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Sarasota,FL

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 WWSB:

Live, work, and play in a very unique media market that so many vacationers call a top destination. WWSB-TV is the ABC Television station serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties on the Suncoast of Southwest Florida. Beautiful, postcard-worthy views are bountiful, and so are the opportunities to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. Yes, the beaches are minutes away. So are some of the top attractions in Tampa Bay, Orlando, and South Florida. You're a quick ride from some of the most popular theme parks and cruise ports. While visitors come and go, our station and our newsroom are committed to serving the thousands upon thousands of people who call the Suncoast home. You'll find a special emphasis on covering news with a hyperlocal focus while embracing the best practices found in some of the region's top markets.

Job Summary/Description:

ABC7 is searching for a Digital & Broadcast Professional who can troubleshoot traffic on multiple platforms, while also connecting with viewers through fun, engaging live content on our established lifestyle broadcast called The Suncoast View.

Connect with our viewers when traffic is busiest, by presenting time-saving traffic reports in newscasts and on the ABC7 digital live desk. You’ll help grow a digital traffic brand, using digital and social tools in real time. Roads are getting busier on Florida’s Suncoast, and locals need an advocate who will help save time and frustration getting around.

When you’re not covering the roads, you’ll join an ensemble cast by producing and hosting fun, in-the-field segments during our mid-morning lifestyle show called "The Suncoast View.”

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to

– Produce & present clear, confident, and thoughtful traffic reports on live digital and broadcast platforms
– Monitor real-time traffic and deliver traffic workarounds in real-time
– Craft Multiple “Happening Now Traffic reports” for the web and push alerts to viewers
– Serve as an editorial knowledge hub for all traffic and road construction projects
– Produce in-the-field traffic stories about major projects and updates
– Pre-tape daily traffic and construction-focused vignettes and segments for later newscasts
– Collaborate with News Managers, producers, and hosts to help create and execute daily, hour-long Suncoast View shows
– Set up and showcase pre-recorded and live "in the field" guest segments
– Interact with newsmakers, guests, and viewers via phone and email
– Create graphics and lower thirds for stories
– Write copy for web and edit video for playback

Qualifications/Requirements

– Two years of reporting and producing experience desired
– Working knowledge of WSI Traffic/Weather Systems
– Demonstrated ability to write web articles and app pushes
– Eagerness to create a brand, by connecting with users on ABC7 Live Desk
– A positive attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to collaborate
– An internship in a commercial newsroom
– A degree or intensive coursework in communications and/or journalism

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)

WWSB-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 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