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MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST/REPORTER - WHSV

Company: Gray Television
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

About Gray Television: Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 101 television markets. Upon closing pending transaction, Gray will own television stations serving 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 WHSV: WHSV is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia situated in the Shenandoah Valley. We have been consistently honored for our journalism by the Associated Press and Virginia Association of Broadcasters. Our team produces nearly 30 hours of local news each week. We strive to bring our viewers the best content on all platforms. Harrisonburg is a thriving community located two hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond. We are the area's ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates. - Job Summary/Description: The successful MMJ (Reporter) candidate will have a passion for storytelling, enterprising stories, and the ability to ad-lib during breaking news situations. You could be the right match if you love digging for stories on a beat system, knocking on doors, and getting the facts right! Must be a self-motivator, able to meet deadlines, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrate good news judgment and decision making. We're looking for someone who maintains a positive work environment. Must embrace reporting on the web and social media just as much as on-air. The successful candidate will shoot and edit their own stories. While you must be willing to work all shifts, this is primarily a position that reports weekends plus three days per week. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: --- Write, shoot, and edit stories on your own for newscasts and website --- Post and regularly update stories and other material on the web --- Use social media sites (i.e. Facebook and Twitter) to report stories and interact with viewers --- Research, gather, and provide information in the most accurate, appealing, timely and creative way using all resources --- Develop and maintain sources of information and knowledge about assignments --- Participate in story selection process through meetings, and contribute story ideas daily --- Demonstrate sound news judgment, collaborate with others to present the story in the best way --- Present TV stories in alternative and creative ways that emphasize storytelling techniques --- Ability to lift 35-40lbs of gear --- Recognize that he/she is a high-profile representative of our news organization in the community and conduct himself/herself in a professional and cordial manner. --- Perform other duties as assigned --- Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed -Qualifications/Requirements: --- Preferred 1 year previous news experience and previous live reporting experience --- Ability to shoot and edit video, write scripts, and effectively communicate live on-air --- Flexibility in scheduling to respond to the changing news landscape is required --- A degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience --- Familiarity with non-linear editing, TVU, Sony ENG, Social Media --- Valid Driver's License with good driving record. Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check - -Come join our dynamic team, go to - you may type in 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. #LI-CW1

Keywords: Gray Television, Harrisonburg , MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST/REPORTER - WHSV, Advertising , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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