Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 11:53 AM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - You have a passion for news. You want to tell great stories. Your desire is to be a newsroom leader and shape the future of broadcast journalism. You need to be a news anchor and part of the best management team at WTOK-TV in Meridian, Mississippi.

WTOK-TV needs a 6 & 10 anchor who can step up and shoot a story, jump on the digital desk and assist the team as we produce stories on multiple platforms. We are an award-winning team that strives for writing excellence, powerful video, great graphics and highly produced shows. You will also be required to post stories to digital platforms and on social media.

Responsibilities not limited to:
-Must be a strong storyteller with the ability to connect to an audience.
-Must be strong at managing breaking news and severe weather coverage and be able to make sound split-second decisions during live broadcasts.
- Strong skills working with social media and gathering newsworthy content from local contacts.
-Must be able to think strategically, as well as motivate the team to execute your vision.
- Knowledge of ENPS and Edius preferred.
-Knowledge of graphics editing software a plus.
Requirements:
-Bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting or communications is preferred, but not required
-Flexible work hours required, must be willing and able to work a variety of shifts if necessary
-Team Player
START DATE: November 2022

Apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume.

ABOUT WTOK:

WTOK-TV is located heart of the Queen City called Meridian, Mississippi. Meridian is the birthplace of country music, (Jimmie Rodgers), the soul of the Temptations (David Ruffin), and home to the world-class Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian and The MAX. You can hike at Bonita Lakes, watch the sunset from the roof of the Threefoot Hotel or savor southern foods in the restaurants in our revitalized downtown district.

WTOK-TV is the highest rated ABC station in the country. We serve the communities of eastern Mississippi and western Alabama with top rated news, weather and sports. We also offer syndicated programming on the CW, Circle, and myTOK networks. We take pride in serving our viewers, our community and our advertisers for 70 years.

Our mission is to be engaged with the community and promote civic and economic development with a focus on improving the lives of our viewers. We use cutting edge technology to provide accurate and timely news information on television and digital platforms.

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION:

WTOK TV is owned by Gray Television, the third largest media company in the country. 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.