News – Anchor/MMJ position- WMC Information

News – Anchor/MMJ – WMC Information

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About Gray Television:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

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 WMC:

WMC-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States. The station is owned by Gray Television. The station serves roughly the western third of Tennessee, northern Mississippi, eastern Arkansas and the southeastern corner of Missouri over the air, on satellite, and on various cable systems.

Job Summary:

WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee seeks an experienced journalist to join our award-winning news team as a weekend morning Anchor/MMJ.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Gathering data and relevant information on local and national newsworthy events
• Create and present accurate, fair, unbiased news content as assigned. Responsible for providing news and information across multiple platforms and to present content both inside WMC studios and remotely
• Must be visible in the community and make a reasonable amount of appearances in the local DMA
• Develop and maintain a network of news sources to create exclusive local news content
• Stay current on both local and national news events
• The ability to interact professionally and effectively with all internal WMC employees and external organizations
• Responsible for maintaining all station gear including but not limited to; cameras, cellphones, tablets, laptops and any other gear assigned
• Responsible for maintaining station vehicle with regular auto detailing and maintenance checks
• Understand the editing process and all the technical aspects of Edius 8 editing software
• Use creative graphic and production techniques to enhance visual and audio storytelling
• Able to work independently and use solid judgement on all stories, images and sound that is used within a news story
• Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment
• Must be able to make decision quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances
• Work cross functionally and cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines
• Contribute to and potentially lead projects within the team to continue to make our newsroom a world class operation
• The ability to interact professionally and effectively with all internal WMC employees and external organizations

Requirements
• 2 years of experience as a television anchor or MMJ in a top 125 market
• BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or equivalent background
• Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts
• Must be willing to work in Memphis, TN
Additional Job Requirements
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through http://raycommedia.com/careers to be considered
• Willingness to travel, work overtime, and on weekends with short notice (if applicable)
• Must be 18 years or Older
• Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen and MVR check
• Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples
• Must have unrestricted work authorization in the United States
Desired Characteristics/Desired Qualifications
• Ability to read and understand a variety of materials ranging from daily newspapers/news sites, professional journals, technical reports and legal documents
• Ability to interpret information to establish facts and determine truth
• Basic understanding of windows based electronics and the ability to learn ENPS as well as new systems as they are implemented
• Should be well presented on-camera with the ability to deliver copy ready from a Teleprompter or similar device
• Act as a team player while displaying an ability to handle a variety of tasks, and make sound decisions in a fast-paced, deadline driven, stressful environment
• Demonstrated ability of good news judgment
• Ability to interact with all levels of station and corporate management

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

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.

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Shyronica Small

Business Office Coordinator

WMC-TV5 Memphis / Raycom Media

(901) 726-0592

ssmall@wmctv.com

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