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NEWS PRODUCER (POLITICAL) - DC BUREAU (Gray Media Group)

Company: Gray Television
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

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 DC Bureau:

The D.C. Bureau produces live breaking news, politics, and in-depth investigations for Gray TV's 113 television markets. Its regional team works closely with stations, covering issues directly impacting viewers in their markets. The national team reports on domestic and foreign issues affecting the entire country. It often travels with the President as he meets with world leaders overseas. InvestigateTV produces investigations for Gray TV and recently sparked new legislation on Capitol Hill. Local News Live is a 24/7 live streaming channel featuring stories from all of Gray TV's stations.

Job Summary/Description:

Gray Television is looking for an experienced political producer in its Washington, DC bureau to find, research, and report on stories and events of interest to the local communities served by Gray's stations. The position requires a self-starter who can and will work directly with the regional reporting team to make national stories locally relevant and bring local issues to the national spotlight. The individual must have experience producing political news from Capitol Hill and have a working knowledge and interest in Capitol Hill, politics, and campaigns. This position is part assignment editor, part field producer, and part copy editor.

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

- Working with the regional reporting team to develop, gather, execute, and distribute stories
- Using editorial judgment to help determine content of news product
- Pitching and researching stories
- Conducting interviews
- Writing TV copy
- Editing video using Adobe Premiere
- Assisting reporters in setting up live shots with a TVU
- Coordinating with stations to gather and distribute content
- Using creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
- Posting stories and video online and on social media
- Reviewing reporters' story pitches
- Assigning reporters stories
- Copy editing scripts
- Reviewing final stories before they are distributed
- Building contacts on Capitol Hill and around Washington
- Filing and organizing completed stories in archive
- Performing other tasks as required by the regional team manager

Qualifications/Requirements:

- At least 5 years of experience in a commercial newsroom
- At least 3 years of experience covering politics in the US Capitol
- BS/BA in journalism or communications
- Ability to write and edit - knowledge of non-linear editing using Adobe Premiere
- Experience with posting stories to news websites and social media
- Knowledge of local news and newscast production
- Working knowledge and interest in Capitol Hill, politics, and campaigns
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Excellent time management skills - Computer literacy - Schedule flexibility
- A valid driver's license and a good driving record
- Willingness and ability to travel for stories

Qualified, interested applicants may 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

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, 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.

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

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