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News - MMJ/Reporter - WBTV

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WBTV - Charlotte, NC

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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 85 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. WBTV: WBTV was the first television station to sign on in the Carolinas and is considered the “most trustworthy source of news and information” in the area according to research. WBTV First Alert Weather is the certified most accurate forecast for the market as measured by WeatheRate. Being “On Your Side” for viewers, clients and the community is the guiding principle of WBTV and helps drive its award-winning newscasts and quality local journalism. Visit www.wbtv.com to learn more. Job Summary: WBTV is looking for an experienced, energetic, aggressive multimedia journalist who is passionate about storytelling on all platforms- broadcast, digital, and social media. You must be focused, driven, and able to manage multiple projects. We need a journalist who is committed to excellence in reporting and photography, connects with the viewer during live shots, and who can tell a clear, compelling story. You must provide a link to your on-air work to be considered. General Responsibilities: • Pitch 3 viable, developed story ideas per shift (not topics) • Develop and cultivate sources; enterprise stories • Produce a minimum of one package and one vosot in an 8 hour shift • Create engaging digital and social content • Must be able to lift 25-30 lbs and pass a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field; minor or coursework in political science a plus Minimum of 3 years of experience as a reporter/MMJ required, additional experience preferred Investigative/ political/ enterprise reporting experience preferred; Anchor experience a plus Social media proficiency required Excellent time management skills Strong writing skills (broadcast and print styles)

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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.