Weekend anchor/reporter, investigative reporter/MMJ and news producer

WMC-TV, virtual digital channel and VHF 5, affiliate of Gray’s NBC in Memphis, Tennessee, has openings for a weekend anchor/reporter, investigative reporter/MMJ and news producer.

The station serves approximately the western third of Tennessee, northern Mississippi, eastern Arkansas, and the southeast corner of Missouri over the air, satellite, and various cable systems.

Memphis is a one-of-a-kind city, rich in history and music, truly authentic, and with a vibrant food scene. It sits on the mighty Mississippi River and is home to the National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul, Graceland, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Redbirds, 901 FC, University of Memphis, and Zoo Memphis. (and this is only scratching the surface).

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WMC-TV, has an immediate opening for a morning, weekend Anchor/Reporter. The best candidate will be a high-level dynamic storyteller with an investigative spirit.

Make a difference as our next weekend anchor/reporter at WMC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Memphis, TN.

This is a high-level position that requires initiative, leadership and impact.

You must work with a sense of immediacy, independently and as part of a team.

It is our culture. You will contribute daily to elevate our television news.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop sources within the community for unique insights and reports on timely, important, and impactful issues. The ideal candidate will also have a background in investigative and data-driven journalism.
  • Produce and broadcast daily reports, as well as occasional coverage of special events. Our presenters must write and contribute daily to newscasts and digital platforms.
  • Understand our DMA, key target audiences and where they live.
  • Strong research skills, ability to use critical thinking skills to dig in and go “beyond the press release” and/or confirm incoming information via email or social media.

If you’re waiting for the news to reach you, this isn’t the job for you. You are expected to find the compelling stories behind the press releases. There is no place in this newsroom for bad attitudes or people who rely on the assignment desk for story ideas.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of press room experience preferred. College diploma in journalism or related field.
  • Must have the desire to win and the ability to reflect on your work and apply feedback.
  • A strong candidate will have an established and responsible presence on digital platforms, including the station’s website, social media and OTT.
  • Understanding of and respect for AP style (for digital platforms) and broadcast writing (for television).
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), proven judgment on news, ethics and integrity.
  • Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills. Must be able to work quickly, meet deadlines, multi-task and maintain composure, especially when breaking news.
  • Ability to work long hours/overtime, weekends and nights as needed for breaking news and specialized coverage.
  • Experienced in filming and editing.

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Weekend Anchor/Reporter.

WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee is seeking an experienced investigative reporter/MMJ to join our award-winning press team.

The successful candidate will research, develop, write and present long and short-term investigative reporting, as well as contribute to research and analysis of major news events.

The journalist will work with the special projects team as well as station management and the legal department to conceptualize and produce content. Experience in computer-assisted report research and database analysis is a plus.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

– Research, develop, write and produce groundbreaking investigative reporting

– Generate long and short term investigative news projects

– Perform computer-assisted report research and database analysis

– Contribute to research and analysis of major news events

– Provide investigative content across all WMC live and digital platforms

– Develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive reports

– Conduct hidden camera and surveillance operations

– Work with station management and the corporate legal department to conceptualize and produce content

Qualifications/Requirements:

– Minimum of two years of experience as an investigative reporter or four years as a general assignment reporter with a demonstrated track record of producing investigative stories

– Understanding of computer-assisted reporting and the use of database and spreadsheet programs

– Experience working with hidden cameras

– Willingness to work long hours and overtime

Eligibility criteria –

– Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV to be considered

– Must be willing to work in Memphis, TN

– Must have unlimited work authorization to work in the United States

– Must be 18 years or older

– Must have a valid driver’s license

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of investigative journalist/MMJ.

WMC, Action News 5 in Memphis, TN is looking for a driven, innovative and aggressive newsletter producer.

The qualified candidate will be looking for fresh and interesting content that grabs the attention of our audience.

The producer must be a creative writer and meticulous fact checker.

We are looking for producers who are naturally curious, enjoy working in a team, thrive in the search for truth and want to support a local community.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

– Responsible for the content and overall production of local TV news

– Oversee all broadcast details while working closely with all members of the news team

– Stack recap and manage live stream from control room

– Contribute to story ideas for the newscast and work closely with journalists to implement these ideas

– Produce news content for all station distribution platforms – broadcast, digital, mobile

Qualifications/Requirements:

– BS/BA in Journalism/Communication or equivalent experience

– Previous experience as associate producer, screenwriter or executive producer, an asset

– Flexibility regarding assigned hours and/or shifts

– Must be willing to work in Memphis, TN

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Newscast Producer.

Additional information:

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As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus prior to the first day of work to the extent permitted by applicable law, unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation. .