Political Reporter/Mmj - Wsfa

Gray Television Montgomery , AL 36101

Posted 2 months ago

About Gray Television:

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.

About WSFA:

WSFA 12 News is the dominant television and digital media station in Montgomery, Alabama. For over 65 years WSFA 12 News has served a 15-county DMA and is Central and South Alabama's most trusted source for news and weather information.

Job Summary/Description:

WSFA 12 News is searching for an Alabama Political Reporter to report daily for the five Gray stations that serve the state of Alabama. This dynamic reporter will lead our coverage of statewide/political news from the Alabama capital in Montgomery. The successful candidate will be the Alabama Political Reporter reporting daily on WBRC/Birmingham, WSFA/Montgomery, WAFF/Huntsville, WTVY/Dothan and WTVM/Columbus--all of the Gray television family that covers Alabama.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Previous experience covering politics is preferred as well as interest in investigative and public policy journalism.

  • Developing contacts, breaking stories and developing investigations with statewide impact are a must.

  • Candidates should have MMJ skills and a proven track record doing multiple live reports for all five stations on a daily basis.

  • Time management is critical as is the ability to turn stories quickly for multiple newscasts.

  • Some statewide travel will also be part of this job.

  • The reporter will be expected to provide expert analysis of complicated statewide issues and will play a large role in election coverage.

  • We have built a large social media following and expect this reporter to have demonstrable digital skills including experience writing long-form digital stories, working with Twitter followers and Facebook fans.

  • This is a unique opportunity for a reporter looking to quickly make an impact on several market leading news operations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field

  • 2+ years experience writing, producing, shooting and editing video content for newscasts

  • Knowledge of Alabama Politics

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Proficient with video, camera equipment, Edius Editing, ENPS, Social Media

  • Self motivated and highly organized

If you feel you're qualified, want to work with a great group of people, please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings search for station call letters and attach your resume

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.

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