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About Gray Television: 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 86 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. About WIFR: WIFR is owned by Gray Television, Inc. and is a CBS affiliate. We are located in beautiful Northern Illinois with Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee in our backyard. The Rockford market is an excellent choice for individuals interested in gaining broadcasting experience as well as those looking to make this area their home. Rockford – Small Town Charm with Big City Convenience! Job Summary: WIFR needs a self-starter who tells a great story, finds unique ways to present information to viewers and can shoot good video. You must have a strong on-air delivery, sharp social media skills and excellent people skills. Must also have the ability to not only handle but expect curve balls in story assignments and know how to adapt in each situation. The perfect individual will be able to write, edit and shoot engaging, informative and compelling news and sports content; develop and execute enterprise stories on a regular basis; consistently contribute to news and sports content on the stations social media and digital platforms; maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy, fairness and ethics; meet daily production deadlines; and other duties as assigned. You will be trained to operate the live mobile backpacks. QUALITIES: This person should be a dynamic storyteller and interviewer, a person who works well with a team, outstanding and energetic communicator on air and online, have a knowledge of various sports, and have experience with non-linear shooting and editing. Knowledge of the use of social media is a must. The individual must work well under deadline pressure and have the ability to work flexible schedules as needed. HOURS: To be determined. (INCLUDES HOLIDAYS AND POSSIBLE WEEKENDS.) EXPERIENCE: College degree and previous TV news experience preferred. Must exhibit good news judgment, have the ability to make quick and accurate decisions, have good communication skills, be able to work under deadline pressure. Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to): * Reporting * Editing * Web and Social Media - participation and contribution to several platforms APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until further notice.


* Strong on-air delivery and ability to shoot good video * Sharp social media, communication and people skills * Good news judgment with ability to make quick and accurate decisions * Ability to work under deadline pressure * Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record. EOE ◘ If you think you’re qualified, want to work with a great group of people, please apply online at and attach your resume

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