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ASSIGNMENT EDITOR - WTAP

• Emerging Level
Skills: N/A

Summary

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Lead and direct newsroom editorial meetings and planning for daily news. - Assign daily news coverage and manage logistics of news crews and newsroom staff.

Category Editor 
Location West Virginia
Time Period 7 Months
Start Date N/A

Job Description

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 WTAP:

WTAP is THE main voice in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We may be among the smallest TV stations in America, but we are also one of the most dynamic. With state-of-the-art technology, a terrific on-air look, and a dynamic digital presence … you'll be proud of the work you'll do here. And you’ll grow quickly because there is so much opportunity! You'll get to explore whatever you want to do in the communications field, whether it’s on-camera, behind-the-scenes, or in sales. The WTAP team is involved in the communities we cover. From covering high school sports, to participating in local events, to helping small businesses grow and thrive through commercials and mobile products, WTAP does it all. And we do it all – together.

The Mid-Ohio Valley includes the communities of Parkersburg, WV and Marietta, OH and the 50-mile area surrounding them. It's the kind of place where you can walk down the street and say “hi” to people and they'll say “hi” right back at you! It's the kind of place where local news-people become like family to the viewers and on-line readers they serve and communicate with. There are wonderful parks, great hiking and biking areas, high-quality restaurants, and shopping – whether you like a mall or the uniqueness of small stores on main street. Our area is big on heritage and the many fairs and festival reflect that passion. Marietta College gives its hometown a New England feel. Ohio University and the community of Athens, Ohio, are nearby. 
The Ohio River is the common thread that runs through everything and the Blennerhassett State Park, located on an island of the same name very close to Parkersburg, is a historic and beautiful place to get away to on a summer day.

There's much to see and do within a couple of hours drive from our location in Western West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. Whitewater rafting, snow skiing and so much more are available in the mountains of West Virginia. The locally situated Mid-Ohio Valley regional airport and airports in Charleston, West Virginia, and Akron, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio, give you access to anywhere you want to go. Wherever you may travel though,
Our area is proud of its history and heritage with roots in oil and industry which have helped shape our region into what it is today. WTAP's commitment to serve the Mid-Ohio Valley, the place that we call home, shows that it doesn't matter what the market size… we are here doing what really matters.

Job Summary/Description:

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Lead and direct newsroom editorial meetings and planning for daily news.
- Assign daily news coverage and manage logistics of news crews and newsroom staff.
- Demonstrate sound news judgment in selecting and/or recommending stories.
- Have ability to generate original stories and develop follow-ups, track social media for news gathering.
- Develop & maintain contacts with government agencies (city, state, federal), and public relations representatives.
- Post content on the station digital and social platforms daily.
- Proofread newscast and reporter scripts.
- Be able to use and master programs and platforms including ENPS, Edius, Outlook, TVU and police scanners.
- Maintain strong people and communication skills in a competitive, pressurized environment and work under intense deadline pressure.
- Ability to work flexible hours.

Qualifications/Requirements:

- Communications or Journalism degree from a four-year university.
- Demonstrated ability to manage people and other resources.
- Ability to work in fast paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities.
- Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
- Must be 18 years or older.
- Must have a valid Driver's License.

◘ Come join our dynamic team, apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings by searching the station call letters and attach your resume

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.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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