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.
WTAP is THE main voice in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We may be among the smallest TV stations in America, but we are also one of the most dynamic. With state-of-the-art technology, a terrific on-air look, and a dynamic digital presence. You’ll be proud of the work you’ll do here. And you’ll grow quickly because there is so much opportunity! You’ll get to explore whatever you want to do in the communications field, whether it’s on-camera, behind-the-scenes, or in sales. WTAP is involved in the communities we cover. From covering high school sports to participating in local events, to helping small businesses grow and thrive through commercials and mobile products, WTAP does it all. And we do it all – together. The Mid-Ohio Valley includes the communities of Parkersburg, WV, and Marietta, OH, and the 50-mile area surrounding them. It’s the kind of place where you can walk down the street and say “hi” to people and they’ll say “hi” right back at you! It’s the kind of place where local news-people become like family to the viewers and online readers they serve and communicate with. There are wonderful parks, great hiking and biking areas, high-quality restaurants, and shopping – whether you like a mall or the uniqueness of small stores on main street. Our area is big on heritage and the many fairs and festivals reflect that passion. Marietta College gives its hometown a New England feel. Ohio University and the community of Athens, Ohio, are nearby. The Ohio River is the common thread that runs through everything and the Blennerhassett State Park, located on an island of the same name very close to Parkersburg, is a historic and beautiful place to get away to on a summer day.
There’s much to see and do within a couple of hours' drive from our location in Western West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. Whitewater rafting, snow skiing and so much more are available in the mountains of West Virginia. The locally situated Mid-Ohio Valley regional airport and airports in Charleston, West Virginia, Akron, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio, give you access to anywhere you want to go. Wherever you may travel though, Our area is proud of its history and heritage with roots in oil and industry which have helped shape our region into what it is today.
WTAP’s commitment to serving the Mid-Ohio Valley, the place that we call home, shows that it doesn’t matter what the market size… we are here doing what really matters. To learn more about WTAP, applicants are encouraged to visit http://www.wtap.com/content/news/?article=402311485&disable=ads
WTAP is looking for a full-time Weekend Multimedia Journalist. Successful candidates will cover news in Parkersburg, WV, Marietta, OH, and the Mid-Ohio Valley. Successful candidates will also have the ability to deliver compelling stories. Must be a self-motivator, able to meet deadlines, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrate good news judgment and decision-making. We're looking for someone who maintains a positive work environment.
Duties/Responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
– Write, shoot, and edit stories on your own for daily newscasts, website, and social platforms
– Generating story ideas and building local contacts
– Contribute story ideas in our daily story meetings
– Demonstrate sound news judgment
– Operate LIVE shots using a TVU
– Work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
– Gather information about news through research, interviews, experience, and/or attendance at local event functions
– Follow up on tips that lead to stories
– Perform other duties as assigned
– Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
– Ability to communicate effectively with newsroom managers, producers, and co-workers
– Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
– Strong professional social media skills
– Maintain a professional appearance
– Valid driver`s license and a good driving record
(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal)
WTAP-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company
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, and 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 or by the first workday.
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.