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Cape Girardeau,MO

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 KFVS:

KFVS12 is the #1 local TV station serving as the CBS/CW/MeTV affiliate in the Cape Girardeau, Missouri/Paducah, Kentucky/Harrisburg, Illinois market. Founded in 1954, KFVS12 has a rich heritage of serving "America's Heartland” with the best local news and weather information, along with a legacy of community service and disaster relief. KFVS12 produces more local news than any other station in the market, currently offering more than 44 hours every week, along with special high profile, topical local news programming. Heartland News on KFVS12 consistently leads the competition in award winning journalism having been honored this year with numerous Missouri and Illinois Broadcasters' Awards as well as prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards.

The Cape Girardeau market covers 45 counties in four states and is home to four division one universities. It is where the North meets the South and East meets West. The area is rich with many diverse communities, including historic river front towns, that offer a variety of unique benefits and recreational opportunities. It is also conveniently located for easy travel to St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville and Chicago. The station has an exceptional staff that is committed to maintaining the legacy of the institution of KFVS. They are forward thinking with news coverage in on-air newscasts and 24/7 on numerous digital platforms, consistently leading the competition in digital traffic across the board. This provides exciting opportunities throughout the station including News, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and more.

Job Summary/Description:

KFVS TV in Cape Girardeau, Missouri has an opening for a Multimedia Journalist to join the Heartland's Number 1 newsroom. This person must have a passion to affect change and make a difference for our viewers. Our ideal candidate is an organized, independent, ethical journalist who can enterprise stories while thriving under deadline. Applicant should also have outstanding live reporting skills. We want a passionate candidate who is aggressive and able to think on their feet in breaking news situations.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Enterprise and develop stories daily
* Develop great sources and contacts
* Dig into complex and important issues
* Develop new and additional creative content specifically for digital and other platforms
* Shoot, write, edit, and present compelling stories, either solo or in collaboration with a photographer
* Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
* Deliver on-air news in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner
* Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
* Must be a visual storyteller; perform creative stand-ups and explanatory, moving live shots
* Evenings, weekends, mornings and holidays will be required
* Be willing to learn or possess a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history
* Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media to enhance stories
* Perform other job-related duties as assigned


* College degree in journalism, communications or related field
* At least 1 year of experience as MMJ preferred
* Be able to write in a clear, concise, conversational manner
* Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills
* Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
* Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
* Strong social media skills
* Organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines is a must
* Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
* Candidate must possess a clean driving record

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, 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 employee portal)

KFVS-TV/Gray Television Group, 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.





If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references.