- Application Deadline: 7/1/22
- Company: WILX-TV
- Location: Lansing, Michigan
About Gray Television:
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 101 television markets. Upon closing pending transaction, Gray will own television stations serving 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.
WILX, the highly rated NBC affiliate, located in Lansing Michigan for more than 60 years is on a growth trajectory. WILX currently produces 33 hours of news per week and growing. A market leader in news, digital, and social media WILX News 10 is home to Emmy award winning reporters, and recipient of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters “Station of the Year” award. WILX is a breaking news and weather station, with a strong emphasis on original, local reporting. Our respected main anchors live here and have made WILX their career home. This includes the longest-running sportscaster in the state of Michigan. Our newsroom leadership is known for developing young journalists. Mid-Michigan (Lansing/Jackson area) is a big news market, home to the state capital and Michigan State University. It is a vibrant, diverse, stable area and a great place to live and work. Lansing is just an hour away from Grand Rapids, downtown Detroit, and a day-trip “up north” for some of the most beautiful places in the country. If you love lakes, boating, fishing, camping, beaches, downhill skiing, wine, craft brew, Broadway shows, Big 10 sports, minor-league baseball, NFL/NBA/NHL games…Michigan has it all!
Newsroom assistants will work with multi-media journalists, newscast producers, photojournalists, and digital staff with story development and research, interviewing sources, shooting, writing scripts, editing video, digital publishing and other newsroom roles. This is a part-time position aimed at giving college students a first-hand experience of all aspects of a newsroom. The goal is to leave you ready for your first professional job in the TV news industry.
Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Newsroom assistants will work with multi-media journalists, newscast producers, photojournalists, and digital staff with story development and research, interviewing sources, shooting, writing scripts, editing video, digital publishing and other newsroom roles
- This is a part-time position aimed at giving college students a first-hand experience of all aspects of a newsroom. The goal is to leave you ready for your first professional job in the TV news industry
- Other duties as assigned
- This position is designed to build on journalism knowledge. Applicants should have completed at least basic college coursework in journalism or related major.
- Must be a college student enrolled in journalism, broadcasting or similar related field of study.
- Position must be tied to course requirements.
- Must be 18 years or older.
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.