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Company: Gray Television, Inc.
Location: Odessa
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: ASSIGNMENT EDITOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - KOSA Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households. -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 KOSA:CBS 7 News is the top-rated, long-time news leader in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Based in Midland/Odessa, we pride ourselves in being the dominant player in a highly competitive market where there is never a shortage of news that impacts people on the regional level, throughout the state of Texas and very often on the national stage.Our team of professionals is committed to sharing the most compelling stories every day...and we know that requires outstanding writers, creative photographers, and an innovative production team. Whether we're following local officers to the nation's capitol to remember their fallen brothers; traveling to Marine boot camp to highlight a local man's journey; or tracking the latest developments in the oil and gas industry - KOSA is located at the epicenter of some of the most important news stories of our generation. As the only community in the country with an International Air and Space Port, travel to and from Midland from anywhere in the world (and very soon even out of the world!) is quick and easy. We are also nestled in a picturesque region of Texas, often referred to as a hidden jewel, that makes for exciting weekend trips for the outdoors adventurer or the lover of rare or unique art. Job Summary/Description: KOSA is seeking an Assignment Editor/Executive Producer who owns breaking news and recognizes a good impactful news story. This person will work Monday-Friday on our assignment desk and work closely with the Managing Editor and the Digital Content Manager. This individual is a critical member of our newsroom whose responsibilities involve assigning crews, and reporters, and gathering information about developing news stories. This role is ideal for an experienced journalist who is passionate about delivering content on all platforms. This position may also include producing an early newscast. Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to): - Manage/Produce and assign reporters, and photographers to cover stories
- Monitor social media, police scanners, emails and cultivate news sources in search of potential news content
- Assist producers, reporters, and photographers with researching stories and gathering information
- Expedites the flow of information and content coming into the newsroom
- Works closely with digital and broadcast producers to ensure content is distributed quickly and appropriately on all platforms
- Must be able to react quickly to breaking news and communicate effectively with team members
- Set up and coordinate live reporting inside and outside the building
- Able to post digital content, supporting our digital producers

Qualifications/Requirements: - Minimum of 3 years of experience in journalism
- Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred
- Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
- Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work independently
- Strong writing, organizational, and people skills are vital
- Must be willing to work extended or modified shifts as news developments warrant
- MVR check required
- Assignment desk, field reporting and/or digital experience preferred
Experience is always welcomed, but success in this position is more reliant on the ability to thrive under pressure, think on your feet, and be on the constant lookout for the next big storyIf you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go tohttps://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings , you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on"apply now", upload resume, cover letter, and references -(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through theGray-TV UltiPro self-service portal) KOSA-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company 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.Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to the first workday.QualificationsEducationPreferredBachelors or better in Journalism or related field.

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