WOIO seeking News Writer/Producer/TV & Digital
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 93 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.
ABOUT WOIO/WUAB WOIO-WUAB are the CBS and CW Affiliates in Cleveland, Ohio. We produce 48.5 hours of news per week and deliver content on a 24/7 basis on our digital platforms.
JOB SUMMARY WOIO is seeking a full-time News Writer/Producer for TV & Digital.
Responsible for writing/producing compelling and visually appealing newscasts for TV & digital content for web, app and OTT platforms. Must be a strong, punchy writer with impeccable news judgment with an eye for the people, pictures and pace approach to local newscasts. Must have the ability to craft compelling TV rundowns that emphasize urgency, immediacy, Breaking News, Disruptive and Breaking Weather and other “Alert” areas of content. On the digital side, must be a strong writer capable of applying SEO strategies and social engagement tactics.
May be called upon to perform Assignment Desk duties including monitoring news wires/police radios, maintain phone lists of sources, keep files/records of upcoming news events. Assist broadcast producers in writing and preparing news broadcasts. Writing stories for our various digital and social platforms. Generate & provide story ideas, research as necessary. Direct videographers and/or reporters to gather/produce the news.
Strong verbal/written communications skills and knowledge of AP Style required. Bilingual journalism skills a plus. College degree in Journalism preferred. Ability to work well under pressure and well with a diverse group of people. Must be able to handle a
wide variety of variables, including short deadlines, shifting schedules and shifting from one platform to another. Other duties as assigned by news management. Drug screen required.
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. Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings