Sports Reporter/MMJ - KPLC

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Media


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 STATIONKPLC is located in beautiful Lake Charles, Louisiana. Situated along Lake Charles and the Calcasieu River, Lake Charles is known for it's industry, booming economy and culture. Lake Charles is the fifth-largest city in Louisiana.KPLC began broadcasting in the summer of 1954 and is consistently on of the nation's most innovative and mostwatched television stations, ranking among the top 5 Nielsen rated stations nationally throughout the year. JOB SUMMARYKPLC-TV in Lake Charles seeks a motivated and dynamic sports and news MMJ to join our team. Successful candidate must be a proven leader who is motivated and passionate about storytelling. Ideal candidate must be an effective communicator who excels in reporting both sports and news. The ability to cultivate sources and produce enterprise stories is a must. Applicant must have a love for local news, a passion for creative storytelling, and a positive attitude. Candidate must possess strong live reporting skills and be driven by breaking news. The successful candidate must also be proficient on all digital platforms and meet mandated social media goals outlined by management. Anchoring experience is also encouraged as the position allows for fill-in opportunities on the sports desk. Driving is required for this position. College degree in Journalism or related field is required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to generating story ideas, setting up interviews, shooting and editing stories, covering live sporting events and news conferences, gathering news content, assisting with breaking news, and writing broadcast and digital versions of stories. Also maintain professional social media accounts and assist producers on showcasing stories. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES-Field reporting in sports-Fill-in as sports anchor as needed-Help coordinate high school football coverage and show-Shoot, write and edit stories and sports highlights with an emphasis on covering local sports-Write and post stories on multiple social media and digital platforms-Report live from various sporting events-Assist news team on various stories as needed-Help gather news content and assist with breaking news


• The ideal candidate will have or be working towards a degree in Journalism or related field• Previous work or internship in journalism is a plus• Someone who can identify great video and compelling sound bytes• Have solid news judgment, excellent communication skills and the ability to write clearly and concisely• Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task in a fast-paced environment• Must have a good driving record• Must have good writing skills• Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shiftsExperience in shooting and editing own stories, and a college degree in journalism or related field is required along with a drug screen and MVR. Please apply online at and attach 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.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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