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Sports Director – KNOP TV, North Platte

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 KNOP: KNOP-TV has some of the highest news ratings of any station in the country, and a proud tradition of journalism that goes back more than 60 years. It is a powerful local voice, highlighting the strong community spirit in the region, and serving as an advocate and voice for those who need to be heard. The newscast production plays well above the market size with automation, robotic cameras, and cutting-edge graphics, in support of an award-winning staff.

North Platte, Nebraska, is placed perfectly between Denver and Omaha. A rich history with covered wagons and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows, tourists make this a destination to experience a step back into those western days and to have leisurely getaways to the white sand beaches of Lake McConaughy or experience local hiking and biking trails.

Job Summary/Description:

KNOP-TV is looking for a driven journalist for the role of Sports Director in our main North Platte newsroom. You will be an integral part of the top news team in the area, anchoring daily sportscasts, driving the department’s sports coverage, and bringing unique local sports stories. You will operate as an MMJ, responsible for finding, shooting, writing, and editing your stories from start to finish.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

• Determine the daily coverage priorities of the sports department in the market

• Work with news to determine the weekly coverage schedule

• Produce and anchor sports content on weekdays, and/or weekends as needed

• Enterprise, shoot, edit, and report compelling stories with a sports emphasis

• Execute all aspects of storytelling, scheduling shoots and interviews, shooting video, writing scripts, editing, and going live as needed

• Be a multi-platform storyteller, ready to create content on our digital streams, social media, and the station’s website and news apps

• Meet tight daily deadlines

• Respond urgently and appropriately to breaking and developing news

Qualifications/Requirements:

• A consistent track record of meeting deadlines

• Ability to shoot and edit video, and effectively communicate live on-air

• Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape

• A four-year degree in journalism or a related field, or equivalent professional experience

• Familiarity with ENPS, Edius, TVU, ARC Publishing, Sony ENG, Social Media a plus

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

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

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

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 before the first workday.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 2/22/2024

Closing Date: 5/22/2024

City: North Platte – 68503

Apply Online URL: https://gray.tv/careers