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.
WIS-TV has been the #1 ranked television station in the capitol city of Columbia, South Carolina for 66 years. WIS broadcasts to 41 of the state’s 46 counties, making it truly “South Carolina’s TV Station”. WIS ranks as the #2 ranked NBC in the country (out of 253 affiliates). Among its many former notable on-air staff is NBC Today Show co-host Craig Melvin. Melvin, a Columbia native, got his start as a reporter and anchor for WIS. WIS is an award-winning news operation with 25 Regional Emmy nominations and 5 Emmys won in the last two years. WIS is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism Excellence and has been awarded “South Carolina Broadcasters Association Station of the Year” five of the last seven years. Our station’s rich history of community service supports a diverse Midlands of South Carolina population and has dedicated our support of the state’s many veterans (South Carolina is home to the most retired military veterans in the nation) in our “Year of the Veteran” initiative which honors and supports veterans many needs. Columbia is also home to Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army’s largest army installation for Basic Combat Training in the nation, and employers Blue Cross Blue Shield and Palmetto Health systems.
WIS provides over 47 hours of live news per week for the viewers of South Carolina and is proud to have two broadcast icons in Judi Gatson and Rick Henry as reigning TV Anchor and TV Sportscaster of the Year. The historic and iconic WIS building is located two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse and just across the street from the sprawling University of South Carolina. Outdoor enthusiast relish the areas many golf courses that South Carolina has to offer along with boating and fishing on the large 50,000 acre Lake Murray recreational area in Lexington County. Lake Murray is the largest recreational reservoir in the world.
WIS-TV, the #1 rated legacy NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina, is seeking a motivated, hands-on Assistant News Director to craft daily news coverage and help oversee our dynamic, Emmy winning team. The ideal candidate possesses strong news judgement and a competitive fire to drive audience growth on all platforms. The candidate must also have strong leadership skills and the ability to generate impactful news content ideas and strategies. The Assistant News Director will work closely with the News Director on recruiting, planning, and establishing Newsroom goals.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manage and schedule staff that produces 50+ hours of local news content a week
- Review daily newscasts and other content for quality control and provide feedback to news staff
- Implement and grow station’s brand and image across multiple platforms
- Work closely with news content staff to create original programming
- Foster a winning newsroom culture focused on high-level execution of weather and breaking news coverage
- Bachelor's Degree in journalism, broadcast media or related field
- Minimum five years of experience in television news, with at least two years in management preferred
- High-level understanding of journalistic ethics
- Ability to adjust and excel while working a flexible schedule
- Drug screen and MVR check required.
‣ Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume.
Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
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