• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Lawton,OK

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 KSWO:

KSWO ABC Affiliated- The top rated station in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas leads the market in weather coverage with the First Alert Weather Team, the largest group of meteorologist tracking storms in the southern plains. Lawton is ideally located halfway between Oklahoma City and Dallas/Forth Worth metroplex. Our region is known for the rugged beauty of the Wichita Mountains and the National Wildlife Refuge, a hiker's paradise. Affordable living, great outdoor adventures and close proximity to major cities and their attractions make the Lawton- Wichita Falls market an exciting Opportunity for career growth.

Learn more about KSWO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrdQBuKR8Bg

Job Summary/Description:  

KSWO is looking for a multimedia reporter. We need a candidate who can enterprise-lead stories that truly matter to people. The ideal candidate must be able to connect with the community across broadcast, digital, and social media. Excellent time management, strong writing skills, and an energetic live presence are critical for success in this position. In addition to generating story ideas, you must have the ability to report, shoot, and edit video on your own. Be prepared to run your live shots. You will respond to breaking news and embrace a culture of urgency. We report news on every platform, so you will also post web stories/ pictures/videos to serve our digital and social audience.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

* Writing, reporting, shooting, editing, and doing live shots
* Must be able to work efficiently alone but also be part of a team
* Must contribute content daily to KSWO digital and other associated social products
* Gather, write, and present news reports for various newscasts including various digital platforms
* Contribute pictures, video, and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day both the field and the station
* Develop a network of sources
* Participate in the story selection process through meetings, and contribute story ideas daily
* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

* Strong verbal and written communication skills including excellent news writing and visual story-telling ability
* Ability to make ethical journalism decisions
* Familiarity with digital video cameras, non-linear editing, and social media platforms
* Ability to lift 35-40 lbs. of gear
* Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed
* Candidate must pass a drug screen and possess a good driving record

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)

KSWO-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 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