• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Mobile-Pensacola,AL

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. By upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and developing the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WALA:

WALA FOX10 News is a local media organization producing news, weather, and original content for the Gulf Coast. Located in Mobile, AL. WALA is the oldest existing television station in the state of Alabama. FOX10 takes pride in a winning culture and is committed to the community.  FOX10 takes pride in its winning culture and its renowned and historic commitment to the community.

Job Summary/Description:

FOX10 News is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking evening anchor who excels at exceptional storytelling and engaging audiences across multiple platforms. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of social media trends and a proven ability to elevate content on digital platforms. As an anchor at FOX10 News, you will be a leader in the newsroom and the community, adept at anchoring breaking news, investigating issues important to our communities, and enterprising stories with a positive, approachable demeanor.

We are looking for a journalist who is passionate about winning on every platform, every single day. A successful candidate will be determined to cultivate relationships along the Gulf Coast, develop strong sources, and own big stories through enterprise reporting.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

– Co-anchor evening newscasts Monday-Friday with enthusiasm and a positive on-air presence
– Develop lead story ideas and contribute daily to content decisions, with a focus on engaging digital audiences
– Report on special projects as assigned, with a commitment to innovative storytelling across platforms
– Own big stories by developing contacts and helping to enterprise community stories
– Conduct live interviews and anchor continuous coverage with poise and professionalism
– Mentor and help develop younger less experienced reporters, photographers, and producers.
– Demonstrate strong fact-checking skills and copy-editing ability
– Contribute compelling stories to all platforms – streaming, website, and social media, with an understanding of how to effectively reach audiences on each platform
– Represent the station in the community and for various promotional events
– Deliver unscripted breaking news coverage and special event coverage to the community at large with clarity and composure
– Write stories, teases, and other important content to contribute to the overall quality of the newscasts
– Help evaluate leads and tips to develop story ideas that resonate with audiences
– Cover news in the field, when necessary, with the ability to adapt to changing situations

Qualifications/Requirements:

– At least 5 years of experience as a news anchor
– Previous experience working in a top 60 market and in a fast-paced environment is preferred
– Ability to work quickly, meet deadlines, multi-task, and show composure, especially during high-pressure breaking news situations
– Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
– This position requires exceptional news judgment, strong work ethic, a team-oriented approach to winning, and a deep understanding of social media and digital platforms
– Understanding of and adherence to AP Style and broadcast writing
– MVR check required

Interested applicants may 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)

WALA-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 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