Local News Live a division of Gray Media Group, is seeking a dynamic local newsroom leader who thrives on what’s happening in the moment and embraces a startup culture. Local News Live highlights and showcases local news of a national interest from areas often overlooked by other national news outlets. We provide a voice from communities spanning the U.S., from Maine to Hawaii and from Alaska to Florida. Local News Live is distributed in more than 100 distinct markets through Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and all Gray Television news websites and apps.
This position is for a Local News Live Host and will be based in Omaha, NE. Local News Live, a division of Gray Media Group, Inc. is seeking standout breaking news hosts/presenters who think on their feet, thrive on what’s happening in the moment and embrace a startup culture.
The ideal candidate is a great storyteller, a news junkie and has an engaging on camera presence. You’ll be at the forefront of reshaping live news programming by leveraging the vast local news resources from Gray Television newsrooms across the U.S. In this position, you’ll be part of a team developing live news content 7 days a week to be distributed across Gray’s network of apps and websites. Host breaking news coverage originating from Gray newsrooms and other resources. Present stories with solid vocal delivery, clarity, clear enunciation, calmly and clearly in a live, ever-changing environment. Collaborate with producers and Gray newsrooms to develop and deliver compelling news coverage and build programming plans during the shift. Must be able to process constantly changing information for presentation in a non-scripted live environment. Assist producers with news-gathering and procuring resources.
Candidates should have five or more years of experience in television or digital news video required. BS/BA in journalism, communications or a related field is preferred. Have sound editorial judgment and AP style writing skills. Must have experience working in longform live production environment, ability to relate local news story relevance to wider audiences. Must have familiarity with ENPS, BitCentral and digital content management systems.
The successful applicant must demonstrate ability to host compelling live programming. Must be comfortable hosting live programming segments in hours-long segments. Must have ability to think on your feet and process complicated changing information into a coherent presentation.