Raycom Media

  • Reporter MMJ

    # of Openings
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee seeks an experienced MMJ/Reporter to join our team.


    Job Duties


    • Gather, shoot and edit pictures, video and sound for broadcast and online platforms
    • 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 story telling
    • 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

    Basic Qualifications

    • 2 years of experience as a television reporter or multi-media journalist 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 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
    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through http://raycommedia.com/careers to be considered
    • Must be flexible with respect to scheduling and willing to work extended hours, varying shifts (including nights, weekends and holidays, and sometimes on short notice) and report to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage when required
    • Must meet physical requirements, including medium to heavy lifting and carrying camera equipment up to 50 pounds for extended periods of time
    • Must be willing to work in all weather conditions
    • Must have the ability to interact professionally, respectfully and effectively with all internal WMC employees and external organizations
    • Must understand ethical issues concerning stories and use appropriate journalistic guidelines
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen
    • Must have valid U.S. driver’s license
    • Must be willing to travel locally and regionally, sometimes on short notice
    • Must be willing to work in Memphis, TN
    • 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.

    • 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.
    • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, high degree of integrity and professionalism
    • Up-to-date on, and interested in, current local, regional and national news events
    • Comfortable with emerging technology
    • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
    • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with others
    • Ability to perform under pressure in breaking news and deadline driven situations
    • Familiarity with ENPS, BitCentral Products and ENPS
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
    • Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

    All job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screen and an acceptable driving record for driving positions.  Please apply online and attach resume or at www.gray.tv/applynow.  No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V


    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 Television’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


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