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KTUU-TV, Senior Reporter MMJ

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Sr. Reporter/MMJ

DEPARTMENT: News

REPORTS TO: News Director

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporters are responsible for developing, investigating, writing, reporting and editing stories of interest on broadcast and digital platforms. Reporters generate story and source contacts and enterprise stories on a daily basis; deliver reports of high visual and ethical standards, use creative ideas and utilize live-news capabilities. Coverage is on-air, live or taped and published on digital platforms. The role of the Multimedia Journalist also requires shooting and editing his/her own video, as assigned. Sr. Reporters will also be called upon to fill-in as on-air Anchors, when needed.

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. 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 STATION:

Over 60+ years, KTUU-TV has built a reputation of excellence as Alaska’s most-watched news source, producing 22 hours of local news content each week. The brand inspires confidence, loyalty and trust with both our audience and clients. The business community views us as reliable and effective. Channel 2 News is committed to providing news to the consumer, wherever and whenever they consume news: on-air, on the web, via news and weather apps, and full newscasts on mobile. That distribution is extended by simulcast of news on KFQD radio in Anchorage, on the NBC stations in Juneau and Sitka, and to over 240 communities in Alaska via the Alaska Rural Communications System (ARCS), rural cable systems, and satellite system delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Use writing and production skills across all broadcast and digital platforms

Write and post stories, videos, photos

Generate and report LIVE broadcast and digital news content

Create and host podcasts and social media LIVE coverage

Disperse breaking news on-air, online, via text alert  and mobile platforms with accuracy and urgency

Develops and maintains sources for broadcast and online reporting

Participates in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings is mandatory

Various shift work will be required; Holiday work required

Critique, feedback and training are part of the job

Follow clothing and appearance guidelines set by the Company in the Employee Handbook

REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

College degree in Journalism or equivalent

5 years broadcast experience in on-air reporting and experience in digital journalism

Be able to write clearly and accurately

String familiarity of AP Style Book

Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing/presentation skills

Ability to shoot and edit video; create personalized stories for digital platforms

HOW TO APPLY:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow

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.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2019-08-28