Full Time Job

News Anchor


Meridian, MS 09-06-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
News Anchor - WTOK

About WTOK:

WTOK-TV is located heart of the Queen City called Meridian, Mississippi. Meridian is the birthplace of country music, (Jimmie Rodgers), the soul of the Temptations (David Ruffin), and home to the world-class Mississippi Children's Museum-Meridian and The MAX. You can hike at Bonita Lake, watch the sunset from the roof of the Threefoot Hotel, or savor southern foods in the restaurants in our revitalized downtown district.

WTOK-TV is the highest rated ABC station in the country. We serve the communities of eastern Mississippi and Western Alabama with top rated news, weather, and sports. We also offer syndicated programming on the CW, Circle, and myTOK networks. We take pride in serving our viewers, our community, and our advertisers for 70 years.
Our mission is to be engaged with the community and promote civic and economic development with a focus on improving the lives of our viewers. We use cutting edge technology to provide accurate and timely news information on television and digital platforms.

Job Summary/Description:

Do you have a passion for news? You want to tell great stories? Your desire is to be a newsroom leader and shape the future of broadcast journalism. You need to be a news anchor and part of the best management team at WTOK-TV in Meridian, Mississippi.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Must be a strong storyteller with the ability to connect to an audience
- Must be strong at managing breaking news and severe weather coverage and be able to make sound split-second decisions during live broadcasts
- Strong skills working with social media and gathering newsworthy content from local contacts
- Must be able to think strategically, as well as motivate the team to execute your vision
- Knowledge of ENPS and Edius preferred
- Knowledge of graphic editing software a plus

- Bachelor's degree in journalism, broadcasting or communications is preferred, but not required
- Flexible work hours required, must be willing and able to work a variety of shifts if necessary
- Team Player - Strong, demonstrated news judgment

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, 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-rnj80m-44-197-198-214-42 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.