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Evening News Anchor – Knoe

Gray Television

This is a Full-time position in Monroe, LA posted October 14, 2021.

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 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.

About KNOE:

KNOE-TV 8 News is an award-winning television station and news organization located in Monroe, Louisiana, covering northeast Louisiana, Union and Ashley Counties in Arkansas, and Warren and Adams Counties in Mississippi.

KNOE-TV is owned by Atlanta-based Gray Television and is a sister station to ABC affiliate KAQY.

Our offices and studios are located on Oliver Road in Monroe, and our transmitter is located in the town of Columbia in Caldwell, Parish.

Since our first broadcast day on September 27, 1953, KNOE-TV has offered the best in the news, entertainment, weather, sports, and investigative reporting.

Besides providing high-quality programming from both the CBS and ABC television networks, we also offer programs from the CW network.

For further information, please visit www.knoe.com.

Job Summary/Description:
Anchor live television broadcasts for our CBS evening newscasts (5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m.) Monday-Friday, and fill-in on other newscasts as neededAbility to engage with the audience from the anchor desk, not just read a teleprompter.

Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.

-Use editorial judgment to help determine the content of the newscasts.Along with newsroom management, sets the tone for look, pacing, and flow of newscasts -Serve as mentor and teacher to team of reporters and producersEnterprise and pitch daily relevant news story ideasWrite in an exciting, captivating, and authentic mannerDevelop story ideas, write, shoot, and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting -Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social mediaEngaging with the audience on social media platformsInterview news subjects and research for facts and credibilityPossess great live reporting skills for field anchoring and breaking newsAggressively seeks opportunities to cover breaking news on all platformsCopy edits scripts to ensure accuracy, fairness, and deliverabilityInspires producers and directors to create “planned elements of surprise” during the newscast -Produce newscasts when neededAppear at station sponsored events and promote station/brand -Other Duties as Assigned
Qualifications/Requirements:
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneouslyPossess strong leadership skills, exceptional news judgment and professional knowledge of news operations are requiredBe a quick thinker ready for anything, and have strong ad-lib abilitiesFive years of reporting experience and at least two years of anchoring experienceCollege degree in journalism or related field is preferableNewsroom Management experience a plus -Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving recordMust have a college degree in a related field or equivalent job experience in the journalism-related fieldMust pass a pre-employment drug screening
Come join our dynamic team, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”

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.