Main Anchor/Reporter

NOTICE OF IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING

DEPARTMENT: NEWS

POSITION: MAIN ANCHOR / REPORTER (Evenings)

We are seeking an experienced anchor to join our award-winning news team at KKCO 11 News, the NBC affiliate in Grand Junction, Colorado. You will co-anchor our evening newscasts (5/6/10) Monday through Friday.

KKCO is owned by Gray Television, which operates in 44 markets. Our current co-anchor is leaving this position for one within the company in a larger market.

The ideal candidate will have a strong on-air delivery, and also embrace social media / having a presence on digital platforms, including writing for our website, kkco11news.com.

Our anchors are involved in the community and involved in the newsroom. The person we hire must have a positive attitude and be an ambassador for the station by making personal appearances at community events. The ideal candidate will also be a coach to our younger reporters and producers. You will be expected to turn special reports in and out of sweeps, as well as live report & field anchor during breaking news and community events and produce newscasts on both a regular and fill in basis. Bottom line: we’re looking for a leader—someone who doesn’t hesitate to make decisions and get the job done and someone who can work closely with the rest of the team to create engaging newscasts. This is a perfect position for the journalist who wants to be #1 in a small, but competitive market. We are the news leader in the Grand Junction market. We’re located just a few two hours from Denver, and our outdoor recreation and mild climate draw people from across the country to our area.

Pre-employment and random drug testing are a condition of employment. Must possess a valid driver`s license with a good driving record.

Requirements also include: excellent news judgment, strong broadcast and AP writing skills. A degree in Journalism or Communications. Applicants should have a strong work ethic, the ability to multi-task, work under and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Familiarity with ENPS, Sony Vegas, Sony XDCAM cameras and Clickability Dynamic Site Platform preferred.

Qualifications:
- Excellent writing skills, news judgment and ethics
- Driven to enterprise organic news content
- Understands digital/new media platforms and strategy
- Smooth and effective delivery of content for live broadcast
- Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills
- Integrity, accountability, teamwork
- Must be able to carry 35 pounds of gear
- Must be able to operate live backpack unit

Log on to Gray Television’s Career’s page for a link to apply or email resume and work samples/demo reel to: Amanda Mayle, News Director – amanda.mayle@kkco11news.com

*no phone calls*

KKCO/KJCT, Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company requiring pre-employment drug and background testing.

KKCO/KJCT Gray Television participates in E-Verify. EOE Gray Television Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap or marital status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission. If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC in Washington, D.C. 20054, or other appropriate state or local agencies