INVESTIGATIVE MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

About Gray:

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 91 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.

About KNOE:

KNOE-TV 8 News is an award-winning television station and news organization located in Monroe, Louisiana, covering northeast Louisiana, Union and Ashley Counties in Arkansas, and Warren and Adams Counties in Mississippi. KNOE-TV is owned by Atlanta-based Gray Television and is a sister station to ABC affiliate KAQY. Our offices and studios are located on Oliver Road in Monroe, and our transmitter is located in the town of Columbia in Caldwell, Parish. Since our first broadcast day on September 27, 1953, KNOE-TV has offered the best in the news, entertainment, weather, sports, and investigative reporting. In addition to providing high-quality programming from both the CBS and ABC television networks, we also offer programs from the CW network. For further information, please visit www.knoe.com.

Job Summary:

KNOE is expanding its award-winning investigative team with an exciting opportunity for an experienced investigative MMJ. Our consumer unit is all about viewers and ranges from advocacy journalism to scams, recalls and investigations. We want investigations that affect change and make a difference for our viewers. The right person for the job will be a reporter who can combine computer-assisted reporting, data-mining and curious research skills with the ability to personalize stories around real people. Must be a creative storyteller with the ability to shoot, write and editing compelling stories. Must be able to ask the tough questions and confront people as needed. Must also be able to do some quick-turn investigations that deepen the top story of the day. This is not an entry-level position. We are looking for someone with at least two years’ experience at a television station as a reporter or MMJ. Must be an organized, independent, ethical and dogged journalist with a passion for investigative local news.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Will dig into complex and important issues
• Enterprise investigative stories daily
• Interview news subjects to determine facts and credibility
• Be able to present exciting live reports with current technology
• Enterprise, send and follow up on FOIA/Sunshine requests to local, state and federal agencies
• Shoot, write and edit day-turn investigative content to enhance news of the day coverage for all platforms
• Develop numerous sources within the community to learn about important issues
• Work with anchors, other investigative MMJs, EP and news director on targeted special reports each month
• Develop new and additional creative content specifically for digital and other platforms, boldly advance the brand across those platforms
• Organize data and finding stories within spreadsheets and databases
• Conduct computer assisted research
• Demonstrate sound news judgment, collaborate with others to present the story in the best way
• Attend/host/speak at community service, schools, and community events; meet and greet viewers
• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines
• Must be a visual storyteller; perform creative stand-ups and explanatory, moving live shots
• Evenings, weekends, mornings and holidays will be required
• Make regular beat checks
• Be willing to learn or possess a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history
• Critique, feedback, and training are part of the job
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Requirements:

• Must have a proven track record of successful television stories. Experience with investigative stories is required.
• Must have ability to use web and social media to promote stories, drive engagement, find sources and stories, research stories, and do Facebook live reports with additional information on investigative stories
• At least 2 years of experience preferred as MMJ, reporter and/or investigative producer
• Experience in computer assisted reporting
• Experience in photojournalism, editing and content management systems online
• Be able to write in a clear, concise, conversational manner
• Possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills
• Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills
• Basic computer knowledge, including newsroom software (such as ENPS), Microsoft applications, and Internet use
• Ability to carry, shoot and edit video with digital cameras
• Able to work independently with limited supervision
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
• Strong initiative and attention to detail
• Demonstrate solid news judgment and journalistic ethics
• Maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community
• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will mesh well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers
• Must stay current with national and local news/weather, know what is going on in the community
• Outdoor work in all weather conditions is to be expected in this position
• Some nights, weekends and holidays will be required. Schedule changes should be expected
• Occasional local and national travel is required

Please apply online at: https://gray.tv/careers

Additional Info:

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.