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Tallahassee,FL

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 WCTV:

WCTV is the dominant #1 CBS Affiliate in Tallahassee, with a coverage area of about 19 counties in North Florida and South Georgia. Tallahassee is a thriving sports market, and our viewers are hungry for sports journalism both on-air and online. FSU, FAMU, and Valdosta State are core drivers in our own backyard, as well as UF and UGA who also have legions of local fans whose passions go far beyond just football. WCTV is committed to following our area teams to the biggest games that matter the most to our viewers including recent trips to the ACC Championship, Orange Bowl, Celebration Bowl, Men’s and Women’s College World Series and NCAA Basketball Tournaments. We also prioritize stories from our local high schools, showcasing the hundreds of talented young athletes in our viewing area including our award winning Football Friday Night and its basketball companion Full Court Friday, the only weekly high school basketball show of its kind in Florida.

Job Summary/Description:

WCTV is immediately hiring for a position that goes beyond obligatory news and highlights. We are seeking a sports MMJ with a drive for on-demand and dynamically produced content on-air and online that feels as big as the passion of our market. The right candidate will be able to work closely with the Sports Director, Sports Reporter, and news managers to think outside of the box and dream big.

Our primary goal is to build a team of sports journalists who thrive on story-telling, and fight for opportunities to break news and tell lead stories live at the top of our newscasts. This includes producing hyperlocal, people-centered, visually-dynamic, packaged sports stories. You’ll also be expected to break news on digital and social before you go on-camera.

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

– Develop and grow sources to effectively report and break sports news with local high school, college, and regional professional teams
– Collaborate with management and producers to ensure sports stories are as compelling as possible
– Operate portable live units, and conduct clean, engaging live reports from the field
– Demonstrate a working knowledge of ACC, SEC & SWAC players and coaches
– Contribute to and help grow the digital presence of WCTV Sports with an emphasis on growing over the top (OTT) initiatives (prior experience in this field preferred)
– Anchor sports on weekend evenings
– Perform other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications/Requirements:

– BS/BA in journalism or communications, computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems
– Working knowledge of MMJ camera and editing gear, and TVU live technology
– Ability to tell the sports story on camera, with written copy, and through social interaction
– A valid driver`s license, good driving record and proof of insurability
– Experience as a sports reporter or MMJ in a commercial newsroom

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)

WCTV-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 vaccinate against the coronavirus before the first workday fully.


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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