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News - Anchor - WDAM WDAM

Company: Gray Television
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 86 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 WDAM:

WDAM is the #1 station in the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA. We are dominant on broadcast and digital and produce news on WDAM NBC and WDAM ABC. Hattiesburg-Laurel is market 167 and we reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne). WDAM is less than two hours driving distance to New Orleans, Mobile and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

Job Summary:

We are looking for an anchor who communicates news and information effortlessly and is confident in him or herself on air. We also want a smart news hound and mentor in our newsroom. Someone who can enterprise impact stories but also understand the value of engaging followers on Social Media every day. In this job you will anchor a daily newscast and also set-up, shoot, write and edit stories. You need to be an aggressive journalist who wants to be the best storytelling anchor possible on our broadcast and digital platforms.

Pitch, set up, shoot, write and edit daily news stories and anchor a newscast.

Your primary responsibilities will include the following:

* Pitch and cover local enterprise stories
* Cover breaking news, severe weather, extreme weather
* Be comfortable with live shots
* Engage viewers daily on digital platforms
* Write and post stories and videos for the station digital platforms
* Be involved in community-oriented events
* Creatively shoot, write and edit news stories
* Maintain high journalistic standards in line with station brand and goals
* Fill-in for other shifts when needed as an Anchor or MMJ
* Be an awesome newsroom citizen and willing to mentor our new team members

Requirements

* At least one year experience required
* Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or similar field
* Experience in videography, editing, and posting to the internet is a must
* Active on Twitter, FB, Instagram, and etc. a must
* Knowledge of ENPS and Edius a plus

Please apply online at #currentopenings and attach resume.

Keywords: Gray Television, Hattiesburg , News - Anchor - WDAM WDAM, Other , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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