Digital News Producer/Reporter

Job Title: Digital News Producer/Reporter
Location: KTUU-TV, 501 E. 40th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503
Department: News
Supervises Others?: No
Reports to:Digital Manager
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

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To apply, please go to: https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

JOB SUMMARY:
The Digital Content Producer/Reporter gathers, writes, reports, and edits news stories for all digital platforms and extensions with a compelling, easy to understand delivery; generates story ideas for digital and TV coverage; provides unique coverage; posts stories and additional multi-media content to all digital platforms, including social media extensions. Appearances on television as a reporter are also expected. This position may also be called upon to shoot and live stream press conferences or breaking news events as warranted. The Digital News Producer/Reporter works Monday-Friday from 130p-1030p (with a one hour break), or as assigned by the Digital Manager.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Use writing skills across all platforms, both digital and broadcast
• Write and post website stories, videos, photos & multimedia content
• Disperse breaking news with urgency via text/mobile/web and broadcast
• Strong emphasis on professional social media skills as related to journalism
• Clear, accurate, conversational delivery style while reporting on-air and appearing on digital platforms
• Make phone calls and work with other reporters/news makers to generate content for all platforms and broadcast
• Create eye-catching visuals to increase digital and social media engagement
• Develop and maintains sources for online and on-air reporting
• Participate in story pitch process; attendance at editorial meetings is required
• Be able to write clearly and accurately, strong familiarity of AP Style Book
• Ability to shoot and edit video
• Constant vigilance of current events
• Must be able to work well under pressure and with limited supervision
• Various shift work will be required; holiday work required
• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines set by the Company in the Employee Handbook
• Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong familiarity of AP Style Book
• Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills
• Ability to shoot and edit video; create personalized stories for the web
• Able to produce and post content to our websites
• Understanding of Current Events and Sports
• Able to use social media outlets to engage viewers
• Strong emphasis on professional social media skills as related to journalism
• 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
• On-Air Comfort and clear, accurate, conversational delivery style
• Ability to work with Google Docs, Clickability CMS, ENPS, Grass Valley edit or equivalent
• College Degree in Journalism or equivalent
• Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record

ABOUT STATION:
For 40 years, Channel 2 has been Alaska’s most watched news source. The station has built a reputation of excellence, producing more than 22-hours of news, weather and sports content each week on television. Online, KTUU.com has become a digital news leader, and Channel 2’s mobile News, Weather and live streaming applications are on the leading edge of mobile journalism in Alaska. Our strong reach and brand loyalty are augmented by added distribution to the state’s capital and more than 244 rural communities throughout Alaska. And, we have recently moved into a state-of-the-art media facility in Anchorage, built to deliver Alaska’s finest HD broadcasts and serve as a springboard into a dynamic future.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

To apply, please go to: https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

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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