GRAY TELEVISION (WMC-TV)-SPORTS REPORTER/MMJ NEEDED


 

Job Summary/Description:  

WMC-TV seeks a dynamic and experienced Sports Journalist to join our team. This is an opportunity to join an organization that not only covers one of the most exciting local sports markets in the country, but also to be a part of national productions for ESPN. WMC-TV is one of the only local television stations in America to produce live sports events that air nationally on ESPN+ (nearly 60 productions in 2022). Our city, our teams, and our sports department all have a Grit and Grind mentality. You’ll have a chance to cover the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, World Golf Championships, St. Jude Invitational, (featuring the top 50 PGA players in the world), NCAA Division I, University of Memphis and Ole Miss, HBCU, LeMoyne-Owen College, St. Louis Cardinal, Triple A powerhouse Memphis Redbirds, USL Champions Division, Memphis 901 FC and some of the best DII, DIII, JUCO and prep athletes in the country.  We believe in comprehensive coverage and in-depth storytelling across linear and digital platforms. We produce more than 35 original long-form programs for NCAA Division I, including the Penny Hardaway Show. We also travel with our local teams as they pursue their championship dreams. This is not your average local sports job, this is a chance to grow your national profile.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Produce, write, shoot and edit sports-related stories for our newscasts– Produce and anchor local news sports segments– Co-host long-form programming– Staff some ESPN+ plus productions (play-by-play, analysis, or side-line)– Assist in planning daily and long-term sports coverage

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience– 2+ years experience in a working newsroom– Experience with broadcast equipment used during the production of live or taped newscasts– Previous experience with live event sports production a plus

Preferred Experience

2 years: experience in a working newsroom

Licenses & Certifications

Required

Drivers License

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references

 

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, and 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.