WCAX Reporter/MMJ

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Reporter/MMJ

Gray Television

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 more than 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.

About WCAX

If you believe in the importance of journalism to the life of our communities and our republic, you will have the opportunity to live that commitment out at WCAX. We are on our way to being the best TV station in America, and if that sounds like the team you'd like to play for, then we want you. But be warned: we like what we do. It's not just a job, it's a lifestyle. If you live this work - if you can't help but do it - you might find some friends here. We'll enable your addiction to television, to digital, to news.

WCAX is the original and leading station in the Burlington-Plattsburgh market. We paved the way for TV in this whole area of the country. We are a station of innovators. If you are the person who will help us inform, educate, entertain.

Job Summary

Do you like to break news, report live and have the lead story every night? If the answer is yes, you are the kind of person we want to join the WCAX news team. This is not an entry-level position. We are looking for a proven journalist with at least two years of reporting experience. The right person for the job will be able to handle breaking news, but also do in-depth enterprise stories and investigative reporting. We are looking for a newsroom leader, with strong news judgment, the ability to develop reliable sources and a drive to be first and best every day.

General Responsibilities

Develop, write, produce and present news stories daily for television, web and social media.
Establish contacts and sources on a news beat.
Participate in editorial meetings and contribute fresh ideas for newscasts, sweeps and special projects.
Cover other daily and breaking news as assigned.
Engage viewers through social media channels.

Qualifications

At least two years of reporting experience.
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop contacts.
Ability to react quickly and aggressively to breaking news.
Strong news judgment, excellent journalistic instincts and a critical eye for details.
Ability to multi-task efficiently and handle high-pressure situations on a consistent basis.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to contribute within a strong team environment.
Strong computer skills for research and contributions to digital platforms.
Familiarity with latest social media trends and products.
Ability to shoot and edit video.
Willingness to work long hours and overtime when necessary.

Click here to apply online.