Full Time Job

News Anchor / Senior MMJ


Bryan, TX 07-15-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
News Anchor / Senior 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 65 years, we've been the dominant choice for local news and entertainment. Our team produces about 40 hours of original content each week across our broadcast and streaming platforms.
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.

This year, KBTX became the first television station to win the Texas Association of Broadcasters' Bonner McLane Public Service award three consecutive times. Additionally, our team was honored with regional Edward R Murrow awards for breaking news, digital innovation and best 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.

Learn more about our team at www.kbtx.com.

Job Summary/Description:

KBTX Media is looking for an experienced anchor and multimedia journalist to join the Brazos Valley's number one news team.

As the region's most trusted source for news, KBTX prides itself on leadership through our product and in our community. Our anchors are leaders in the newsroom, lending a hand to other journalists while developing multiplatform content of their own. Their leadership extends outside of work, too, where they are expected to embrace the people and culture of the Brazos Valley, becoming involved in local organizations and nonprofits.

The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgment and storytelling abilities, with a passion for delivering original, imaginative content every day. A successful anchor/MMJ candidate will write, shoot, edit and present compelling content both on-air and online. You'll also play a key role in developing both long and short term investigations, with a focus on uncovering the human side of each story.

You must independently enterprise content, enjoy and remain active on social media, and use your storytelling skills to offer meaningful context to issues affecting the Brazos Valley. Great writing and a willingness to learn will earn you this position.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:
• Identifying the day's most important stories and sourcing materials relevant to your audience
• Researching, writing and editing daily content for television and digital platforms
• Generating daily stories and content, along with regular enterprise reporting
• Meet daily and weekly deadlines in a fast-paced environment, including a strong digital focus

• Two years of experience in a TV newsroom, as well as a college degree in broadcast journalism or a related field are expected. Experience in reviewing legal/court documents, submitting open records requests, and an established and responsible presence on digital platforms are a big plus. Experience with ENPS, BitCentral and Grass Valley EDUIS are a big plus.
• Candidates should also exhibit a good work ethic, strong people skills, the ability to be a team player and maintain a professional attitude. This position requires availability to work weekends and may require holiday work.
*** Passing a motor vehicle records check are conditions of employment. ***

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkppb8-35-172-223-251-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.