Off-Air MMJ


Washington, DC – Gray Television is looking for an off-camera multimedia journalist 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 station news directors to make national stories locally relevant and bring local issues to the national spotlight. This position would primarily work in the field to gather content and deliver it back to Gray TV stations. Experience reporting political news from a statehouse is preferred, but not required. Working knowledge and interest in Capitol Hill, politics and campaigns is a must. The individual must work well with and maintain communication with Capitol Hill lawmakers and staff. The position requires a true team player who also has the drive to work solo and can be trusted alone on assignment. The individual is also expected to assist the Bureau Chief in maintaining the smooth operations of the Bureau and its interactions with the group’s local stations.

Job Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

– Using editorial judgment to help determine content of news product
– Conducting interviews
– Shooting video
– Writing TV copy
– Editing video using Adobe Premiere
– Helping on-air MMJs set 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
– Setting up studio and field equipment
– Building contacts on Capitol Hill and around Washington
– Filing and organizing completed stories in archive
– Performing other tasks as required by bureau chief or executive producer

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
– Pitching and researching stories
– Posting stories and video online and on social media
– Helping on-air MMJs with editorial review

This position also requires:
– At least 3 years of experience in a commercial newsroom preferred
– Experience covering politics in a statehouse preferred, but not required
– BS/BA in journalism or communications
– Ability to shoot, write and edit
– Excellent knowledge of non-linear editing using Adobe Premiere
– Knowledge of TVU live technology
– Knowledge of field and studio equipment
– 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
– Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
– Willingness and ability to travel to local markets and for stories
– *A link to candidate’s reel is required and should be included in the application

Qualified applicants should send their resume and demo reel to: [email protected]

Gray Television is an equal opportunity employer that maintains a drug‐free work place.