Raycom Media

  • Anchor/MMJ

    ID
    2019-9709
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    News/Content
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Job Overview

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

    Job Duties

    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

    The ability to interact professionally and effectively with all internal WMC employees and external organizations

     

    Qualifications/Requirements

    Basic Qualifications

    • 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.

    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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