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.
KGNS TV’s market dominance begins with a prime offering of NBC, CBS, ABC, CW and Telemundo affiliations; and a delivery daily newscasts across multiple broadcasts and digital streams including desktop and mobile. KGNS TV, the areas’ leading news broadcaster is located in the Laredo, Texas Metropolitan area and serves a combined population of over 790,000 (seven hundred ninety thousand) on the South Texas and US/Mexico border. The area consisting of Webb, Zapata, Dimmit, LaSalle, Maverick, Zavala, Frio, Duval and Jim Hogg counties; and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico is geographically poised for success between two nations. A thriving and dynamic area for all things news, the Laredo Metro area houses a diverse economy that is often immune to economic anomalies experienced by the rest of the country. Touted the number 1 (one) inland port on the US/Mexico border and diverse in her economy, whether it be ranching, agriculture, international trade, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing or oil/gas, Laredo and our sister cities offer a wide range of industries to foster a consistently healthy economy. Laredo’s population is a diverse blend of ethnicities with a median age of 27 (twenty seven). Her young and vibrant energy lends itself to a history that offers entertainment, a wide array of eateries and a cultural immersion in a unique experience that can only be held by the romance of this U.S. / Mexico border culture.
A home to many successful broadcasters, KGNS TV has a reputation of preparing reporters, producers, and anchors for their next move, which includes moves to larger metro markets. On the sales and marketing side, training integrated marketing techniques is one of the reasons our team continues to thrive. The KGNS TV family is one where integrity, ethics, and personal growth are fostered. After all, it’s always sunny in Laredo, Texas.
KGNS is looking for a Weekend Anchor/Multi-Media Journalist to join our news team. The successful candidate will co-anchor and co-produce our weekend newscasts and also fill in when needed. They will also be responsible for MMJ reporting three days out of the week.
As a weekend anchor, you will be responsible for co-producing and co-anchoring our weekend evening newscasts and MMJ three days out of the week. We want a journalist who can not only deliver the news from the behind the desk but also find it and tell it from the field and on social media.
Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
• Anchor weekend newscasts and fill in as needed.
• Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
• Use editorial judgment to help determine content of the newscasts.
• Produce weekend newscasts.
• Enterprise and pitch daily relevant news story ideas.
• Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
• Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
• Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
• Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
• Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
• Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
• Perform other tasks as required by supervisor.
• The ideal candidate is a good storyteller.
• Is very inquisitive and naturally curious, willing to question situations and explanations.
• Can enterprise, shoot, write, and edit their own stories.
• Has expert social media skills.
• Being bi-lingual is encouraged but not necessary.
• College graduates are considered with internship experience.
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)
KGNS-TV/Gray Television, 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, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to 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.