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Company: Gray Television
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job 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 KYTV: KY3 and KSPR are part of a seven-station group in Springfield, MO. KY3 is one of the most dominant NBC affiliates in the country, while KSPR is an up-and-coming ABC station. KYCW, the high-rated CW station, also broadcasts from the same studio, and the combined newsrooms produce newscasts for all three stations. KY3/KSPR covers 31 counties in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas and has four news gathering bureaus stationed throughout the DMA. KY3 and KSPR are known for their regional and national award winning local news, weather and sports coverage, large-scale and numerous community service projects, and effective broadcast and digital marketing solutions. We are proud of our close connections with the communities we serve in the Ozarks Job Summary/Description: KY3 and KSPR, the award-winning NBC and ABC affiliates in Springfield, MO are looking for an aggressive multi-media journalist who is passionate about covering local news and weather. We are a newsroom that values creativity, hard work, and enterprise hard news story ideas centered on safety/security stories. We will, in turn, give you the feedback to help you grow and equipment to help you succeed. We are looking for a more experienced MMJ who isn't afraid to head out into the field to cover urgent breaking news, do creative live shots, and fight to be the lead every day. This is not an entry level position. We are looking for someone with at least two years' experience at a television station as a reporter or MMJ. Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following: --- Research, gather, shoot, write, edit and report news stories for on-air and online in the most accurate, appealing, timely and creative way using all sources --- Report "live" on the scene, especially during breaking news --- Aggressively research stories and conduct interviews in the field --- Develop and maintain sources of information and knowledge about assignments --- Demonstrate sound news judgment, collaborate with others to present the story in the best way --- Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis --- Enterprise hard-news, research-driven packages under tight deadlines --- Participate in story selection process through meetings, daily contribution of lead story ideas centering on safety and security is required--- Attend/host/speak at community service, schools, and community events; meet and greet viewers --- Post and regularly update stories and other material on the web and social media, usually remotely Must update social media sites daily, including Facebook and Twitter, to report stories and interact with viewers --- Communicate with the web staff and other appropriate staff members during breaking news --- Follow clothing and appearance guidelines--- Must be a visual storyteller; perform creative stand-ups and explanatory, moving live shots--- Evenings, weekends, mornings and holidays will be required --- Make regular beat checks --- Be willing to learn or possess a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history --- Use knowledge of appropriate lighting to enhance overall news presentation --- Critique, feedback, and training are part of the job --- Perform other job-related duties as assigned Qualifications/Requirements: --- Be able to write in a clear, concise, conversational manner --- Possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills --- Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills --- Basic computer knowledge, including newsroom software (such as ENPS), Microsoft applications, and Internet use --- Ability to carry, shoot and edit video with digital cameras --- Able to produce and post content to our websites --- Intermediate knowledge of social media --- Able to work independently with limited supervision --- Work well in a team environment --- Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure --- Strong initiative and attention to detail --- Demonstrate solid news judgment and journalistic ethics --- Maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community --- Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will mesh well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers --- Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines --- Must stay current with national and local news/weather, know what is going on in the community If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to , you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now" 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. As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

Keywords: Gray Television, Springfield , MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST - KYTV, Advertising , Springfield, Missouri

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