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.
WIS-TV has been the #1 ranked television station in the capitol city of Columbia, South Carolina for 66 years. WIS broadcasts to 41 of the state's 46 counties, making it truly "South Carolina's TV Station". WIS ranks as the #2 ranked NBC in the country (out of 253 affiliates). Among its many former notable on-air staff is NBC Today Show co-host Craig Melvin. Melvin, a Columbia native, got his start as a reporter and anchor for WIS. WIS is an award-winning news operation with 19 Emmy nominations and 7 Emmy's won in the last two years. WIS is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism Excellence and has been awarded "South Carolina Broadcasters Association Station of the Year" six of the last seven years. Our station's rich history of community service supports a diverse Midlands of South Carolina population and has dedicated our support of the state's many veterans (South Carolina is home to the most retired military veterans in the nation) in our "Year of the Veteran" initiative which honors and supports veterans many needs. Columbia is also home to Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army's largest army installation for Basic Combat Training in the nation, and employers Blue Cross Blue Shield and Palmetto Health systems. WIS provides over 36 hours of live news per week for the viewers of South Carolina and is proud to have two broadcast icons in Judi Gatson and Rick Henry as reigning TV Anchor and TV Sportscaster of the Year. The historic and iconic WIS building is located two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse and just across the street from the sprawling University of South Carolina. Outdoor enthusiast relish the areas many golf courses that South Carolina has to offer along with boating and fishing on the large 50,000 acre Lake Murray recreational area in Lexington County. Lake Murray is the largest recreational reservoir in the world.
WIS-TV is looking for a dynamic, experienced, and aggressive assignment editor to oversee our newsgathering operations and complement our talented team of journalists. The ideal candidate is a news junkie who has strong news judgement and can juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. This person must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment. A sense of urgency and the ability to make clear and confident decisions is critical. Communicating those decisions is crucial. WIS needs an assignment editor who is not only a leader, but can also generate and curate high-level news content.
Oversee newsgathering (this includes developing story ideas, confirming information, and curating reliable news sources)
Plan and execute daily news coverage across multiple platforms
Manage newsroom resources and logistics
Create and publish content to digital and social media platforms
Monitor scanners and social media
Effectively communicate with news team
Sound news judgement
Refined communication skills
Excellent time management
Working understanding of social media platforms
Basic and investigative news gathering skills
Understanding of video and still photography and editing a plus
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field is preferred, equivalent experience considered
Experience as a producer, photographer, or reporter/ MMJ preferred