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Harrisonburg,VA

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 WHSV:

WHSV is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia situated in the Shenandoah Valley. We have been consistently honored for our journalism by the Associated Press and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. Our team produces nearly 30 hours of local news each week. We strive to bring our viewers the best content on all platforms. Harrisonburg is a thriving community located two hours from Washington, D.C., and Richmond. We are the area's ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates.  We are a dynamic station and recent winner of the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters 'Outstanding News Operation of the Year' (April 2023).  We have state-of-the-art technology including a brand new (November 2022) broadcast studio.  You'll be proud of the work and positive impact you can make here. WHSV is involved in the communities we serve.

Job Summary/Description:

WHSV is searching for our next anchor/producer to take our highly-rated 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts to the next level. You need to be dedicated to delivering fresh content, passionate about storytelling, be commanding during breaking news, and provide direction to our dayside MMJs.

The person in this position is responsible for producing our 30-minute 6 p.m. newscast and co-anchoring both the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. weekday newscasts. We're looking for someone committed to local journalism to make our viewers want to watch the news every day.

This is a high-profile position – not only within our newsroom but our community, too. We need somebody who can be a mentor to our news staff and maintain a positive image in the community by engaging in local events and organizations. We want you if you can live up to our 'Working Hard For You' brand. Yes – we're looking for the full package!

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in reporting and a minimum of one year of experience producing and anchoring. Proficiency with ENPS is a plus.

If you feel confident in your experience, are passionate about local journalism, are social media savvy, have a dynamic on-air personality, excel at time-management, and work well with a team, we encourage you to apply!

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

– Produce our weeknight 6 p.m. newscast
– Co-anchor our 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts
– Find creative ways to showcase a newscast
– Assists in overseeing content with news management
– Collaborate with other team members to find new and exciting ways to showcase content
– Be a leader and mentor to reporters and newer staff members
– Publish content on our digital platforms (whsv.com, news app, social media)
– Evaluate news assignments, leads, and tips in order to develop story ideas
– Covers breaking news or special reports in the field as necessary
– Makes public appearances on behalf of the station

Qualifications/Requirements:

– One year experience in producing or anchoring preferred
– A broadcast communications/journalism degree
– Strong verbal and written communication skills are a MUST!
– Ability to swiftly handle breaking news on-air, online, and behind the scenes
– Strong copy-editing skills to maintain a concise, journalistic writing style
– Must be a go-getter who has the ability to work well under pressure
– Must be a self-motivator who demonstrates good news judgment and decision-making
– Maintain a positive attitude and work environment
– Employment is contingent on a motor vehicle background check

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)

WHSV-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