Full Time Job

News Anchor / Reporter


Columbus, GA 09-08-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WTVM:

WTVM-TV became the first television station on the air in Columbus, Georgia on October 6, 1953. WTVM continues to be the News Leader in the Columbus television market. The DMA stretches across the state line into portions of east Alabama and Auburn University. With a staff of 40+ news professionals, we broadcast more than 4 hours of news each day on WTVM and well as providing news for WXTX, the area's FOX affiliate & WLTZ, the area's NBC affiliate.

Job Summary/Description:

WTVM-TV is searching for a skilled journalist to join our Columbus newsroom as an anchor/reporter. The chosen candidate will co-anchor the weekend morning news with ample fill-in opportunities for weekday anchoring. The shift includes reporting three days out of the week. We are searching for an eager candidate who is looking to grow while contributing to the area's #1 news source.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
* Ability to tell complicated stories with ''liveability'' required
* Must possess a strong understanding of daily newscast content and work in conjunction with producers to develop a dynamic product
* Strong initiative, attention to detail, and advanced ethical decision-making skills required
* Present information in a fair, unbiased manner,
* Develop story ideas to present including digital components in morning/afternoon news meetings. Interview subjects and research facts for credibility
* Deliver content on social media and web. Edit video and stories for broadcast
* Ability to anchor, report, go live, field anchor, and present onset debriefs when needed
* Produce and anchor newscasts as assigned

- Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
- Excellent time management skills and an ability to prioritize tasks and information under pressure are required
- Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
- Must have scheduling flexibility

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WTVM-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjy212-3-214-184-223-42 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.