MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST / REPORTER
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 91 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.
KOSA-TV/CBS7 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 capital to remember their fallen brothers; traveling to Marine boot camp to highlight a local man's journey; covering a hometown president (George W. Bush) during his eight years in office; 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. Learn more about KOSA at www.cbs7.com
CBS7 News, the #1 station in Odessa-Midland, TX, is seeking a Multi-Media Journalist to join our news team. Proven live skills, creative storytelling and excellent photography skills are required. The person in this position is expected to present live reports daily and is responsible for developing, investigating, writing, reporting and editing stories of interest, for all platforms. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting, as well, as on her/his own. The successful candidate should be able to write conversationally and quickly and have an outstanding can-do attitude, be willing to listen, learn new skills and execute. S/he should also have a sense of urgency that causes them to work quickly and efficiently, but with an eye towards details and correct factual information – plus have an open mind to cross-training and being a “jack-of-all-trades” in the newsroom.
A college degree in journalism and an internship in a commercial TV station newsroom are required. Basic experience with camera equipment and non-linear editing are expected. Knowledge of Clickability, and posting on Facebook and Twitter are a plus.
•Multitask, react, solve problems and obtain results under pressures of television production and broadcasts
•Interact with a variety of individuals including management, employees, and outside vendors/consultants
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Display flexibility, creativity, and develop innovative solutions
•Be a team player
•Must be willing to submit to a background and MVR check
•Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
•Must be 18 years or older to apply
•Ability and willingness to work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
•Must be available to work all shifts, including early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends, late breaking news and weather emergencies
•Available 24 hours/7days per week based on scheduled hours
•Ability to work overnight hours on regular basis
•Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 high stress work environment
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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.