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.
Based in Midland/Odessa, we pride ourselves in being the dominant player in a highly competitive market where there is never a shortage of news that impacts people on the regional level, throughout the state of Texas, and very often on the national stage.
Our team of professionals is committed to sharing the most compelling stories every day…and we know that requires outstanding writers, creative photographers and an innovative production team. Whether we’re following local officers to the nation’s capital to remember their fallen brothers; traveling to Marine boot camp to highlight a local man’s journey; covering a hometown president (George W. Bush) during his eight years in office; or tracking the latest developments in the oil and gas industry – KOSA is located at the epicenter of some of the most important news stories of our generation.
As the only community in the country with an International Air and Space Port, travel to and from Midland from anywhere in the world (and very soon even out of the world!) is quick and easy. We are also nestled in a picturesque region of Texas, often referred to as a hidden jewel that makes for exciting weekend trips for the outdoors adventurer or the lover of rare or unique art.
Learn more about KOSA at http://www.cbs7.com/.
KOSA CBS7 & Telemundo 20, in Odessa-Midland, TX, is looking for a News Director to lead and coach our #1, award-winning team. We need someone who will continue our tradition of delivering trusted and impactful content to the communities we serve. The News Director will be responsible for creating and delivering multi-platform content that attracts the highest available audience and generates the highest ratings possible. Our news team is providing newscasts in English and Spanish each day.
Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
* Willing to teach and inspire.
* Anxious to lead by example.
* A proven leader successful in the art of managing people and content across multiple platforms.
* A passionate storyteller with an unwavering commitment to journalistic ethics and standards.
* Committed to workplace integrity, encouragement, and professional growth for those around you.
* Dedicated to meaningful community service through trusted local journalism and station initiatives.
* Oversee the preparation and administration of newsroom budgets and capital requests.
* Work closely with other department managers to achieve the company's performance goals.
* Able to develop a creative news strategy based on research.
* Have a good eye for hiring and be able to coach, supervise, and evaluate news personnel.
* The ability to manage breaking news to include ongoing/continuous coverage.
?? Qualified applicants should have a journalism or communications degree from an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent experience and a minimum of five years of news management experience, as well as a thorough understanding of journalism in this digital age.
?? Must have a valid Driver's License and clean driving record.
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 resume, cover letter, and references
(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)
KOSA-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.
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.
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.