Weekend Anchor/Reporter, Investigative Reporter/MMJ and News Producer

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WMC-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 5, Gray’s NBC affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee, has openings for a Weekend Anchor/Reporter, an Investigative Reporter/MMJ and a News Producer.

The station serves roughly the western third of Tennessee, northern Mississippi, eastern Arkansas and the southeastern corner of Missouri over the air, on satellite, and on various cable systems.

Memphis is a one of a kind city, rich in history and music, truly authentic, and boasting a dynamic culinary scene. It sits on the mighty Mississippi River, and is home to the National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul, Graceland, The Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Redbirds, 901 FC, University of Memphis, and the and the Memphis Zoo, (and that’s just scratching the surface).

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Weekend Anchor/Reporter

WMC-TV, has an immediate opening for a morning, weekend Anchor/Reporter. The top candidate will be a dynamic, high-level storyteller with an investigative mind.

Make a difference as our next Weekend Anchor/Reporter at WMC-TV, the NBC-affiliate in Memphis, TN.

This is a high-profile position that requires initiative, leadership and impact.

You must work with a sense of immediacy—independently and as a team.

It is our culture. You will contribute daily to elevating our newscasts.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop sources within the community to gain unique insight and reports on timely, important and impactful issues. The ideal candidate will also have experience in investigative and data-driven journalism.
  • Produce and deliver day-turns stories, as well as occasional special event coverage. Our anchors are expected to write and contribute daily to newscasts and across digital platforms.
  • Understand our DMA, key target audiences and where they live.
  • Strong research skills, ability to employ critical thinking skills to dig and go “beyond the press release” and/or confirm incoming news tips via email or social media.

If you wait for the news to come to you, this is not the job for you. You are expected to find the impactful stories behind press releases. There is no room in this newsroom for bad attitudes or people who rely on the Assignment Desk for story ideas.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Minimum two years of newsroom experience preferred. A college degree in journalism or related field.
  • Must have the desire to win and the ability to reflect on your work and apply feedback.
  • A strong candidate will have an established and responsible presence on digital platforms, including station website, social media and OTT.
  • Understanding of and adherence to AP Style (for digital platforms) and broadcast writing (for television).
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), proven news judgement, ethics and integrity.
  • Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills. Must be able to work quickly, make deadlines, multi-task and show composure, especially during breaking news.
  • Ability to work long hours/overtime, weekends, and overnights as needed for breaking news and specialized coverage.
  • Experienced in shooting and editing.

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Weekend Anchor/Reporter.

Investigative Reporter/MMJ

WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee seeks an experienced Investigative Reporter/MMJ to join our award-winning news team.

The successful candidate will research, develop, write and present investigative news stories on a long and short-term basis, as well as contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events.

The reporter will work with the special projects team as well as station management and legal department to conceptualize and produce content. Experience doing computer-assisted reporting research and database analysis is a plus.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

– Research, develop, write and produce ground-breaking investigative news stories

– Generate long and short-term investigative news projects

– Perform computer-assisted reporting research and database analysis

– Contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events

– Provide investigative content across all of WMC’s on-air and digital platforms

– Develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive reports

– Conduct hidden-camera and surveillance operations

– Work with station management and corporate legal department conceptualizing and producing content

Qualifications/Requirements:

– Minimum of two years’ experience working as an investigative reporter or a four years as a General Assignment Reporter with a demonstrated history of turning investigative stories

– Understanding of computer-assisted reporting and working with database and spreadsheet programs

– Experience working with hidden cameras

– Willingness to work long hours and overtime

Eligibility Requirements –

– Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV to be considered

– Must be willing to work in Memphis, TN

– Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

– Must be 18 years or older

– Must have a valid Driver’s License

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Investigative Reporter/MMJ.

Newscast Producer

WMC, Action News 5 in Memphis, TN seeks a motivated, innovative, and aggressive newscast producer.

The qualified candidate will hunt for fresh and interesting content that holds the attention of our audience.

The producer must be a creative writer and meticulous fact-checker.

We look for producers who are naturally curious, enjoy working in a team environment, thrive on seeking the truth, and want to support a local community.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

– Responsible for the content and overall production of the local newscasts

– Oversee all details of the broadcast while working closely with all members of the news team

– Stack the rundown and manage the on-air broadcast from the control room

– Contribute story ideas for the newscast and work closely with reporters to execute those ideas

– Produce news content for all station distribution platforms – broadcast, digital, mobile

Qualifications/Requirements:

– BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or equivalent background

– Previous experience as an Associate Producer, Writer, or Line Producer a plus

– Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts

– Must be willing to work in Memphis, TN

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Newscast Producer.

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.

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

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