Company: Gray Television
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Location: Quincy, IL
Full Time

About Gray Television:
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 WGEM:
WGEM is a passionate family of marketers driven only by our client’s success! At WGEM, we love to consult, create and collaborate in our own special way. A free flow of ideas, optimism, solutions, and hard work make us who we are.

WGEM-TV is a dominant NBC affiliate, serving west central Illinois, northeast Missouri, and southeast Iowa. As the Tri-States’ #1 source for news, information, and entertainment programming, we strive to inform and inspire. WGEM has an unwavering commitment to providing great journalism across multiple platforms. In addition to NBC, WGEM also broadcasts FOX, CW, ME-TV, and a local sports radio station.

Known for journalistic excellence, WGEM News has won National Edward R. Murrow Awards, multiple Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and Regional Emmy® Awards, and is the recipient of dozens of state broadcasters’ association awards in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri each year.

Job Summary/Description:
If you have an eye for powerful pictures and an ear for great sound, this is the job for you! The dominant #1 NBC affiliate in Quincy, Illinois, has an immediate opening for a full-time photojournalist.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door and earn valuable on-the-job training in our newsroom and out in the field. You’ll spend most days with a front-row seat to live news events as you capture video, gather facts and conduct interviews. As a photojournalist, you will record video, take digital photos, operate live shots, and write and edit news stories. On some assignments, you will be teamed with a reporter or one of our stellar anchors while on others, you will be given full ownership.

You will be mentored by one of the best news directors in the broadcast television business and will have the opportunity to grow in an ever-changing field that has unlimited potential.
Please note – primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above

– High school graduate.
– Prior videography experience preferred, but we will train the right applicant.
– Prior experience using news computer software programs is preferred.
– Physical ability to lift and operate camera equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds.
– Ability to work on an unsupervised basis while in the field covering news events.
– Ability to demonstrate personal characteristics such as professionalism, persuasiveness, and aggressiveness which are necessary for effective news writing.

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, and 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.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal)

WGEM-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company