WEEKEND SPORTS ANCHOR/MMJ

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 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 looking for an experienced, passionate sports journalist to join our award-winning team and fight for great, local sports stories.

KNOE is the long-time leader in local sports. KNOE has won Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Best Sports Show" four out of the last five years. You’ll produce and anchor sportscasts that go beyond predictable highlights and profiles, sharing stories of success and empowerment that resonate across Northeast Louisiana. With sports features, you’ll regularly showcase the community’s heartwarming, inspiring, outrageous and unusual stories. An ideal candidate will be comfortable independently enterprising content and use their storytelling skills to offer meaningful context to sports news. You’ll also take an active role in our Associated Press-winning sports team and our high school football productions, including award-winning Friday Night Blitz.

This high-energy, high-expectations position requires solid news judgment, a strong background in photojournalism and dynamic storytelling abilities. You must have a passion for delivering original, imaginative content every day. A robust personality, comfort in live television reporting and a positive, compelling attitude are essential for this role.

You’re joining a team of exceptional journalists that are committed to our community and work to make it better, both on and off camera.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Researching and creating daily content for television, social and web platforms, including dynamic live shots and packages
• Identifying and enterprising relevant local feature stories
• Meeting daily and weekly deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Creating and facilitating working relationships with the local sports community
• Developing feature franchise content, which may require travel and time outside of a standard workday

Requirements

-College degree in Mass Communications or Journalism
-Experience in shooting video and non-linear editing
-Able to routinely lift camera equipment
-Strong on-air presence field and studio live
-Experienced writer, storyteller
-Producer with previous anchoring experience preferred

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.

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