• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Hattiesburg-Laurel,MS

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 WDAM:

WDAM is the #1 station in the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA. We are dominant on broadcast and digital and produce news on WDAM NBC and WDAM ABC. Hattiesburg-Laurel is market 167 and we reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne). WDAM is less than two hours driving distance to New Orleans, Mobile and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

Job Summary/Description:

WDAM NBC/ABC in Hattiesburg-Laurel is looking for a Weekend Anchor/MMJ to join our award-winning team. We are looking for a journalist who can investigate leads, write, shoot, edit, and develop excellent content. This person must be a great communicator and positive leader inside and outside the newsroom.  Primary day-to-day will include, Anchor weekends – Report three days a week – Pitch and cover local enterprise stories -Cover breaking news, severe weather, and extreme weather.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– A leader in the newsroom and excel at breaking news coverage from the studio, digital desk, and in the field
– Candidate must also be aggressive and consistent with coverage online and with social media on all platforms
– The candidate must turn in special reports
– He or she must be skilled to shoot & edit their own stories
– Must take initiative to make calls and chase down stories
– Candidate must have at least 2 years of reporting/broadcast experience including anchoring. The ideal candidate would have three years of experience
– These skillsets must be demonstrated in past working experiences – contributing consistently on Facebook, Twitter as well as Facebook LIVE and strong writing for the NEWS APP and website
– Exceptional planning, developing story ideas, and creative storytelling are a must
– Candidate must be a self-starter, demonstrate urgency to their delivery as well as possess very strong writing skills
– Candidate must be willing to work with young journalists and must work well with others

Qualifications/Requirements:

– Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field
– 2+ years of experience in reporting and anchoring
– Strong written and oral communication skills
– Proficient with video and camera equipment, plus Edius Editing, ENPS, social media
– Self-motivated and highly organized

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)

WDAM-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 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