• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Fort Wayne,IN

Gray Television

DESCRIPTION

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 WPTA:

WPTA-TV is northeast Indiana’s most honored broadcaster. Our commitment to quality journalism has been recognized with multiple National Edward R. Murrow Awards, regional Emmy Awards, and the highest honors form the Indiana Broadcasters Association. Our team produces 41 hours of news each week across our ABC and NBC channels and is committed to local, in-depth special programming that airs in addition to traditional newscasts. WPTA is part of Gray Television, a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations across the United States.

Job Summary/Description:

As WPTA's weekend sports anchor, you'll be part of a team dedicated to telling compelling and impactful sports stories. With our sports director as your mentor, you'll learn sharp writing and storytelling skills. You'll cover baseball from the often-awarded Parkview Field, ECHL hockey at the Memorial Coliseum, and competitive high school sports. You'll also cover D-1 Purdue Fort Wayne teams. We're looking for someone with a passion for finding and sharing important feature stories.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

· Develop contacts to find and tell impactful sports-related stories
· Understand and execute ethical, responsible news judgment
· Shoot, write, and edit sports highlights
· Anchor Weekend Sports
· Co-anchor and Co-produce Friday Night Highlight during high school and basketball seasons
· Identify and create other original content for our website and social media pages

Qualifications/Requirements:

· College Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or a similarly related field
· Sports Reporting experience on digital platforms and on air
· Technical knowledge and understanding of various media platforms
· Innovative team player with the ability to handle a variety of responsibilities

Qualified, interested applicants may 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)

WPTA-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, and 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 by the first workday.


JOB EXPERIENCE


REQUIREMENTS


ADDITIONAL INFO


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