NEWS REPORTER/MMJ - WBKO
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -
2727 Russellville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
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.
WBKO Television is the dominant source for local news and entertainment in the Bowling Green area and operates the ABC, FOX, and CW affiliates. Nestled in the heart of south-central Kentucky between Louisville and Nashville, WBKO is home to Emmy and AP award-winning mentors with a combined experience of over 75 years. We offer employees flexibility to learn other jobs with the latest industry equipment and software, live news experience, and encouragement to volunteer in the community. Over the last 15 years, we have helped raise more than nine million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We also enjoy being a part of the community by engaging in activities, including ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas, helping to promote United Way’s Day of Caring, and jumping into icy cold water for Junior Achievement’s Penguin Plunge.
WBKO is a part of Gray Media, which owns and or operates stations in 93 television markets. Our employees have moved on to Nashville, Louisville, Discovery Channel, Turner Broadcasting, ESPN, and many other markets around the country.
Bowling Green is the fastest growing city in Kentucky and is “geared for fun” as the home of the Corvette, the Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball team, and countless caves and hiking trails ready to be explored! Mammoth Cave National Park, the world’s longest known cave system, is also right down I-65. The arts scene is active in Bowling Green with the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC), which brings in nationally known artists and productions. WBKO works closely with Western Kentucky University by airing a weekly “View From the Hill” segment and covering its programs and Division I sports teams.
WBKO is proud to serve our community and nurture our employees to grow professionally, be more community-oriented, and have fun in a family environment.
The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
- Shoot, write, edit and present compelling stories- Write and post stories for all digital and social media platforms- Ability to properly use social media as a news-gathering tool- Develop and pitch unique enterprise stories daily- Work well with others- Participate in daily editorial decisions and long-term strategic newscast initiatives- Computer knowledge including newsroom software (ENPS), Microsoft applications (Teams) and newsroom editing software (Edius)- Demonstrate strong editorial judgment while following journalistic ethics and libel laws- Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community- Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a collaborative manner with co-workers, supervisors, and viewers- Flexibility to work varied shifts when necessary, including overnights and weekends- Perform other duties as assigned
- College degree in journalism or related field required or equivalent professional experience- Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle record check- Drug screen required.
If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”
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 medical or religious accommodation.
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