News - MMJ/Reporter - KSWO

    Updated 15 days ago
    1401 Se 60Th St, Lawton, OK 73501
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    About Gray Television:
    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 86 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 KSWO:
    KSWO ABC Affiliated- The top rated station in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas leads the market in weather coverage with the First Alert Weather Team, the largest group of meteorologist tracking storms in the southern plains. Lawton is ideally located halfway between Oklahoma City and Dallas/Forth Worth metroplex. Our region is known for the rugged beauty of the Wichita Mountains and the National Wildlife Refuge, a hiker's paradise. Affordable living, great outdoor adventures and close proximity to major cities and their attractions make the Lawton- Wichita Falls market an exciting Opportunity for career growth.
    Job Summary/Description:
    KSWO is looking for a multimedia reporter. We need a candidate who can enterprise lead stories that truly matter to people. The ideal candidate must be able to connect with the community across broadcast, digital and social media. Excellent time management, strong writing skills and an energetic live presence are critical for success in this position. In addition to generating story ideas, you must have the ability to report, shoot and edit video on your own. Be prepared to run your own live shots. You will respond to breaking news and embrace a culture of urgency. We report news on every platform, so you will also post web stories/ pictures/ video to serve our digital and social audience. 
    The right candidate will be responsible for the following:
    * Writing, reporting, shooting, editing and doing live shots
    * Must be able to work efficiently alone but also be part of a team
    * Must contribute content daily to KSWO digital and other associated social products
    * Gather, write and present news reports for various newscasts including various digital platforms
    * Contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day both the field and the station
    * Develop a network of sources
    * Participate in story selection process through meetings, and contribute story ideas daily
    * Other duties as assigned


    *Strong verbal and written communication skills including excellent news writing and visual story-telling ability
    *Ability to make ethical journalism decisions
    * Familiarity with digital video cameras, non-linear editing, and social media platforms
    * Ability to lift 35-40 lbs. of gear
    * Willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays if needed
    * Candidate must pass a drug screen and possess a good driving record.
    ◘ If you feel you’re qualified, want to work with a great group of people, please apply online at and attach your resume

    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.
    Posting ID: 596029439Posted: 2021-04-30Job Title: Reporter