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Gray Television

Location: Mankato, MN 56003
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: May 7, 2024
About Gray Television: Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 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 KEYC: Since 1960, KEYC-TV/KMNF-LD has succeeded with a culture that values skills, encourages creativity, and fosters professional growth. Enjoy all four seasons in the booming Greater Mankato metropolitan area. The friendly, welcoming region is a happy mix of city and country living. We broadcast more than 38 hours of local news, weather, and sports each week and maintain the most highly visited social media sites in southern Minnesota. Job Summary/Description: KEYC News Now has an opening for a full-time news content manager and anchor. This is a key position in our multi-platform newsroom, operating as the center of planning and execution for gathering and disseminating the day’s news. Successful candidates will be able to generate original stories and develop follow-up content for upcoming multiplatform distribution. They must maintain contact lists and story files, as well as develop new contacts with government agencies (city, state, federal) and public relations representatives. The applicant must be strong at helping manage breaking news and severe weather coverage, and be able to make sound, split-second decisions. They must also be a problem solver, both technically and journalistically. Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must Solid news judgment and ability to multi-task is essential You should be calm under pressure. The ideal candidate would be social media and tech-savvy Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study is preferred, but we will train the right candidate Assign daily news coverage and manage logistics of news crews and newsroom staff Lead and direct newsroom planning for daily news. Maintain newsroom planning documents and calendar Post content on the station's digital and social platforms daily Ability to effectively perform ENG/bonded cellular operation and desktop editing Proficiency in programs and platforms including ENPS, Edius, Outlook, TVU, police scanners, and phone etiquette are preferred Active leadership of daily editorial meetings Generate story ideas through beat calls, social media, wire services, websites, and contacts throughout the viewing area Demonstrate sound news judgment in selecting and/or recommending stories Develop and maintain assignment desk systems, including story filing and following systems Maintain strong people and communication skills in a competitive, pressurized environment and work under intense deadline pressure Ability to work flexible hours Qualifications/Requirements: Excellent writing skills, news judgment, and ethics Driven to develop original news content Understands digital/social media platforms and strategy Produces with urgency and immediacy Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills Integrity, accountability, teamwork Broadcast journalism experience, media-related bachelor’s degree, and clean driving record If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to , you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now" , upload your resume, cover letter, and references (Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal ) KEYC-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company 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. Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday. Education Preferred Bachelors or better in Journalism Licenses & Certifications Preferred Drivers License Behaviors Preferred Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them Motivations Preferred Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
Salary: $36.1K - $45.8K a year
Employment Type: Full-time