Digital MMJ/Weekend News Producer

JOB TITLE: Digital MMJ/Weekend News Producer
DEPARTMENT: News
REPORTS TO: Assistant News Director
FSLA STATUS: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

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

To learn more about KTUU, watch our video: http://www.ktuu.com/content/stationjobs/What-its-like-to-work-for-KTUU-406566725.html

JOB SUMMARY:
The Digital Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)/Weekend Producer writes, reports, edits and presents news stories for all digital platforms and extensions with a compelling, easy to understand delivery; generates story ideas; provides creative and unique coverage; posts news and feature stories and additional multi-media content to all digital platforms, including social media extensions and podcasts. MMJ's may also be called upon to shoot and live stream press conferences or breaking news events as warranted. The Weekend News Producer duties include producing one live newscasts at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, including: gathering and writing content, writing news scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, coordinating live shots, communicating with anchors and production staff during live broadcasts, and directing reporters & photographers on deadline to meet the needs and vision of the 5p and 10p Newscasts. The Weekend News Producer also answers phones, deploys breaking news crews, makes beat calls and covers the Assignment Desk/Web Desk. This is a full-time position (Monday-Wednesday (9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.).

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Use writing and production skills across all broadcast and digital platforms
• Write and publish stories, videos, photos
• Generate and report LIVE digital and broadcast news content
• Create and host podcasts and social media LIVE coverage
• Disperse breaking news via text and mobile as well as web site with urgency
• Develops and maintains sources for online and broadcast reporting
• Participates in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings
• Produces newscasts including: stacking, writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, making maps, coordinating live shots with directors, production staff, reporters & photographers
• Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community
• Ability to work with limited supervision is a must
• Various shift work will be required; Holiday work required
• Critique, feedback and training are part of the job
• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines set by the Company in the Employee Handbook
• Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
• College degree in Journalism or equivalent
• 1-2 years experience in broadcast and multimedia content generation and on-air/online presentation
• Be able to write clearly and accurately
• Familiarity of AP Style Book
• Strong initiative and persistent attention to detail is required
• Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing/presentation skills
• Ability to shoot and edit video; create personalized stories for broadcast and digital platforms
• Able to produce and post content to our websites and social media
• Strong understanding of Current Events
• Strong emphasis on professional social media skills as related to journalism
• Able to effectively utilize social media outlets to engage and respond to viewers
• Must be able to work well under pressure and with limited supervision
• Strong initiative and attention to detail is required
• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers
• Solid keyboarding skills
• Ability to work with Google Docs, ENPS, Grass Valley Edius edit or equivalent
• Possible exposure to atmospheric conditions
• Must be able to walk for extended periods while carrying equipment
• Must be able to stand for extended periods
• Must be able to kneel, crouch, stoop

ABOUT THE STATION: Over 60+ years, KTUU-TV has built a reputation of excellence as Alaska’s most-watched news source, producing 22 hours of local news content each week. The brand inspires confidence, loyalty and trust with both our audience and clients. The business community views us as reliable and effective. Channel 2 News is committed to providing news to the consumer, wherever and whenever they consume news: on-air, on the web, via news and weather apps, and full newscasts on mobile. That distribution is extended by simulcast of news on KFQD radio in Anchorage, on the NBC stations in Juneau and Sitka, and to over 240 communities in Alaska via the Alaska Rural Communications System (ARCS), rural cable systems, and satellite system delivery.

To learn more about KTUU, watch our video: http://www.ktuu.com/content/stationjobs/What-its-like-to-work-for-KTUU-406566725.html

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION:
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow
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.

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