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.
WIS Television is the #1 local media organization in the capital city market of Columbia, South Carolina. As the top-rated broadcast television station serving South Carolina's Midlands since 1953, WIS offers the opportunity to join an award-winning culture built upon decades of market leadership.
WIS is currently recognized as the South Carolina Broadcasters Association's Station of the Year and has won the award a record 17 times. WIS has earned the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism Excellence, the National Association of Broadcasters' Service to America Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, and has more than 70 Emmy nominations in the last 5 years. Among the many notable former journalists who helped set our standard, NBC Today Show co-host Craig Melvin began his career with WIS as an intern, photographer, reporter, then anchor.
WIS produces more than 60 hours of live, local broadcast programming per week, as well as original content for multiple digital platforms. The station offers a unique variety of multiplatform advertising solutions, sponsored content, and professional creative services for businesses of any size.
Columbia, South Carolina is a vibrant and growing capital city with a diverse population. It is home to the U.S. Army's largest installation for Basic Combat Training, Fort Jackson, along with the University of South Carolina and multiple other colleges and universities. WIS is located downtown, just two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse. Our community combines affordable quality of living with a variety of entertainment and activities to accommodate your lifestyle, whether it's our 50,000-acre Lake Murray, our Columbia Fireflies minor league baseball team, the Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens, nearby Congaree National Park, or so much more.
WIS Television, the #1 station and award-winning NBC affiliate in South Carolina's capital city, is seeking a newscast producer to join our team. We're looking for a journalist and storyteller who is a news junkie with a drive for producing engaging content for all platforms (digital and broadcast). WIS producers must be able to gather and showcase engaging, new, and shareable content. Our producers have strong roots in journalism, multitask under deadlines, and can tell a story like they're talking to a friend.
Duties/Responsibilities include (but not be limited to):
• Create unique, emotional, creative shows with the idea that every show is a blank canvas for a new work of art
• Write and edit stories for broadcast and digital platforms
• Develop content and pitch stories
• Research facts and sources' credibility
• Use consumer analytics to determine content
• Write and post daily on digital platforms including social media
• Lead and inspire news teams to work together for memorable shows
• Coach and inspire on-air talent to be exciting and engaging
• Perform other tasks as required by the supervisor or executive producer
• 1-3 years of experience preferred, including supervision and leadership of other journalists
• Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
• Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
• Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
• Strong social media skills with a nose for the stories that will go far
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)
WIS-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 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.