Assignment Desk/Digital Producer (PT)

WVLT-TV has an immediate opening for an Assignment Editor/Digital Content Producer (part time), responsible for reacting to breaking news and being the leader in getting breaking news on the air, social media and on the web. Responsible for handling desk duties which includes dispatching crews in the field, scheduling shooting and editing requests, monitoring news wires and social media, generating story ideas and taking part in editorial meetings. The ideal candidate will have excellent news judgment and strong organizational skills. The candidate must have strong interest in local news, and wants to make a difference each day for the people that live in East Tennessee.

At the door step of the Smoky Mountains and on the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville is home the competitive 61st largest television market in the country. In addition to being home to the University of Tennessee’s flagship campus, Knoxville sports a walkable downtown, sophisticated mix of culture and cuisine, a diverse and robust employment sector, advanced medical care, and amenities found in big cities yet in a city that retains a small town feel.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Dispatches crews in the field
• Schedules shoot and edit requests
• Monitors news stories from traditional and non-traditional sources
• Makes calls to sources and gather necessary information
• Responsible for planning content and logistics for daily news coverage
• Pitches story ideas
• Develops strong news sources
• Write content for Social Media and the Web
• Coordinate live shots
• adapt coverage for last minute breaking and developing news stories
• Ability to work professionally with station staff, and the public

QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong news judgment and organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Responds quickly to breaking news and changing circumstances
• Multimedia expert and rely on a wide assortment of traditional & non-traditional news sources
• Strong interest in Local News
• Bachelor’s degree preferably in Broadcast Journalism
• Assignment Desk 6 months
• Video Production 2 years

Persons interested in submitting an application for the position identified above should apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow

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6450 Papermill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company requiring pre-employment drug and background testing. WVLT/Gray Television participates in E-Verify. EOE

Job descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of management.