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 Television, the #1 station and award winning NBC affiliate in South Carolina's capital city, is searching for its next Weekend Anchor/Reporter. Successful candidate must be a proven leader who is motivated, and passionate about storytelling.
The ability to cultivate sources and produce enterprise stories is a must. This energetic candidate will be a strong live reporter and be driven by breaking news and deliver it with a sense of urgency. This opportunity is for a journalist who has a curious mind and is digitally driven.
This is a rare opportunity to join a legacy station in a great company. Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screening and MVR check.
General Responsibilities (not limited to): Position requires anchoring, live reporting, writing, videography and editing, as well as web and social media posting. The reporter will also be asked to shoot and capture visuals as needed and will engage in digital news publishing using the Gray Social News Desk.
Preferred applicants possess a four-year college degree in journalism. 3-5 years' experience is preferred.