Full Time Job

Digital Anchor / MMJ

Gray Television

Bryan, TX 05-13-2021
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Digital Anchor / MMJ - Kbtx

About KBTX:

KBTX Media operates the CBS and CW affiliates in Bryan-College Station, Texas, serving an 18-county area known as the Brazos Valley. For more than 60 years, we've been the dominant choice for local news and entertainment. Our team produces six newscasts each weekday and three each weekend, totaling nearly 25 hours each week.

KBTX is routinely recognized among the best in the state by organizations including the Associated Press, RTDNA and the Lone Star EMMY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2019, the station was honored with the Texas Association of Broadcasters' Bonner McLane Public Service award, as well as three regional Murrow Awards for best breaking news coverage, continuing coverage and newscast. KBTX is also a recent Texas AP Broadcasters/Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Station of the Year and Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Station of the Year.

KBTX has launched the careers of many well-known journalists, meteorologists and network executives, and takes pride in helping talent grow quickly into the nation's largest television markets. The work family of KBTX is made up of a group of dedicated, professional and passionate individuals who are the backbone of our daily mission.

Bryan-College Station, Texas is a community of more than 250,000 people and the largest single metro in the Waco-Temple-Bryan DMA. The twin cities have a unique small-town feeling, but offers big city amenities, including a vibrant arts community, a city-wide, all-terrain trail system and world-class dining and nightlife. Bryan and College Station are routinely recognized as a leader in quality of life and as one of the fastest growing communities in the country. College Station is also home to Texas A&M University, the nation's largest university. Aggie home football games attract more than 100,000 in the stands, with tens of thousands more camped outside celebrating at tailgates during football weekends.

Job Summary/Description:

The digital anchor will oversee and execute a multi-hour daily digital newscast exclusive to OTT and streaming platforms. They'll act as an anchor for live events, interview local newsmakers, speak with KBTX reporters as they develop content over the course of the day and host regular Q&A sessions with viewers about the news and KBTX's reporting process. The ideal candidate is full of energy for this topic and will champion digital growth across KBTX's platforms. This position will turn regular enterprise reporting for broadcast and create regular first-run digital reporting, so quality candidates will have a clear understanding of enterprise reporting and be able to bring fresh ideas to our newsroom on a daily basis.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
* Produce and anchor multi-hour daily digital newscast
* Gather and produce content as assigned
* Work with reporters to debrief breaking news, featured content
* Ability to produce an OTT daily plan
* Edit content on Edius, other platforms
* Contribute to all platforms, including consistent content on our digital platforms
* College degree in journalism or related field

Qualifications/Requirements:

The ideal candidate possesses a degree in broadcast journalism and one year of news experience, along with a deep interest in digital journalism. Journalists who apply must have exceptional anchoring and reporting skills in addition to strong shooting and editing skills. Print journalists are encouraged to apply.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp1wqe-3-236-98-69-42 in your application.

Company Profile
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.