Full Time Job

Multi Media Journalist / Anchor

WMC

Memphis, TN 05-26-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About Station

WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee seeks an experienced journalist to join our award-winning news team as a weekend morning Anchor/MMJ. This position will co-anchor three hours of morning news on Saturday and Sunday and serve as a morning reporter for WMC Action News during the week. As a reporter/MMJ, you will work closely with news managers and producers to create high-quality stories with integrity and facts.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Gathering data and relevant information on local and national newsworthy events
• Create and present accurate, fair, unbiased news content as assigned. Responsible for providing news and information across multiple platforms and to present content both inside WMC studios and remotely
• Must be visible in the community and make a reasonable amount of appearances in the local DMA
• Develop and maintain a network of news sources to create exclusive local news content.
• Stay current on both local and national news events
• The ability to interact professionally and effectively with all internal WMC employees and external organizations
• Responsible for maintaining all station gear including but not limited to; cameras, cellphones, tablets, laptops and any other gear assigned
• Responsible for maintaining station vehicle with regular auto detailing and maintenance checks
• Understand the editing process and all the technical aspects of Edius 8 editing software
• Use creative graphic and production techniques to enhance visual and audio story telling
• Able to work independently and use solid judgment on all stories, images and sound that is used within a news story
• Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment
• Must be able to make decision quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances
• Work cross functionally and cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines
• Contribute to and potentially lead projects within the team to continue to make our newsroom a world class operation
• The ability to interact professionally and effectively with all internal WMC employees and external organizations

Qualifications:
• 2 years of experience as a television anchor or MMJ in a top 125 market
• BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or equivalent background
• Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts
• Must be willing to work in Memphis, TN
Additional Job Requirements
• Willingness to travel, work overtime, and on weekends with short notice (if applicable)
• Must be 18 years or Older
• Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen and MVR check
• Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples
• Must have unrestricted work authorization in the United States

Desired Characteristics/Desired Qualifications
• Ability to read and understand a variety of materials ranging from daily newspapers/news sites, professional journals, technical reports and legal documents
• Ability to interpret information to establish facts and determine truth
• Basic understanding of windows based electronics and the ability to learn ENPS as well as new systems as they are implemented.
• Should be well presented on-camera with the ability to deliver copy ready from a Teleprompter or similar device
• Act as a team player while displaying an ability to handle a variety of tasks, and make sound decisions in a fast-paced, deadline driven, stressful environment
• Demonstrated ability of good news judgment
• Ability to interact with all levels of station and corporate management

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm5046-3-236-117-38-42 in your application.

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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.