Full Time Job

News Assistant

WILX

Lansing, MI 11-18-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
NEWS ASSISTANT (P/T) - WILX

About WILX:

WILX, the highly rated NBC affiliate, located in Lansing Michigan for more than 60 years is on a growth trajectory. WILX currently produces 33 hours of news per week and growing. A market leader in news, digital, and social media WILX News 10 is home to Emmy award winning reporters, and recipient of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters ''Station of the Year'' award. WILX is a breaking news and weather station, with a strong emphasis on original, local reporting. Our respected main anchors live here and have made WILX their career home. This includes the longest-running sportscaster in the state of Michigan. Our newsroom leadership is known for developing young journalists. Mid-Michigan (Lansing/Jackson area) is a big news market, home to the state capital and Michigan State University. It is a vibrant, diverse, stable area and a great place to live and work. Lansing is just an hour away from Grand Rapids, downtown Detroit, and a day-trip ''up north'' for some of the most beautiful places in the country. If you love lakes, boating, fishing, camping, beaches, downhill skiing, wine, craft brew, Broadway shows, Big 10 sports, minor-league baseball, NFL/NBA/NHL games…Michigan has it all!

Job Summary/Description:

Newsroom assistants will work with multi-media journalists, newscast producers, photojournalists, and digital staff with story development and research, interviewing sources, shooting, writing scripts, editing video, digital publishing and other newsroom roles. This is a part-time position aimed at giving college students a first-hand experience of all aspects of a newsroom. The goal is to leave you ready for your first professional job in the TV news industry.

Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Newsroom assistants will work with multi-media journalists, newscast producers, photojournalists, and digital staff with story development and research, interviewing sources, shooting, writing scripts, editing video, digital publishing and other newsroom roles
• This is a part-time position aimed at giving college students a first-hand experience of all aspects of a newsroom. The goal is to leave you ready for your first professional job in the TV news industry
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:
• This position is designed to build on journalism knowledge. Applicants should have completed at least basic college coursework in journalism or related major.
• Must be a college student enrolled in journalism, broadcasting or similar related field of study.
• Position must be tied to course requirements.
• Must be 18 years or older.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now''

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmwbvv-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WILX

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.