Sports Director/Anchor/Reporter

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 91 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 STATION:

WBKO Television broadcasts signals for ABC, FOX and CW. We are the dominant local news leader offering four hours of news daily. Our vision statement: To be the undisputed leader of local content, community service and customer success. Our mission statement: We seek to develop employees committed to excellence in local news, entertainment and community service.

WBKO offers employees flexibility to learn other jobs; cutting edge equipment; opportunity to work with live news; Emmy and AP award winning mentors; encouragement to volunteer for community service. Over the last 12 years, the station has helped the community raise more than seven million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Research Center.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Prepare and anchor sports segment and sports stories for
weekday evening newscasts
• Serve as a reporter and photographer for gathering and presenting
sports stories during the week and on weekends
• Fill in for weekend sports anchor/reporter
• Produce and anchor sports specials
• Post sports stories to digital platforms including social media
• Work with the assignment desk to plan resources for sports
coverage
• Travel to sporting events for coverage at times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• At least two years in a commercial TV newsroom, preferable as a
sports anchor/reporter
• Non Linear editing knowledge
• Knowledge and experience with ENPS helpful (we are going to
ENPS later this year).
• Extensive sports knowledge and good news judgment
• Works well in stressful situations and with deadlines
• Team player
• Highly organized
• Detail-Oriented
• Social Media savvy
• Journalism or Broadcasting degree or equivalent preferred

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

**WBKO is an equal opportunity employer. All employment offers are contingent upon completion of the application process. This process includes a pre-employment drug test and motor vehicle record check.
***Gray Television participates in E-verify.

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, and 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 WBKO’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Deadline for receiving applications: Until position filled.