Feature Reporter/MMJ (Your Life Arizona)

June 25, 2024 by Comments Off on Feature Reporter/MMJ (Your Life Arizona)

Website Arizona's Family KTVK/KPHO

Feature Reporter/MMJ (Your Life Arizona)

About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 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.


Home to CBS 5, 3TV and Arizona’s Family Sports, Arizona’s Family produces more than 100+ hours of local news and programming every week. CBS 5 is Arizona’s Most-Watched Television Station, driven by the power of CBS programming and sports, while 3TV is one of the strongest Independent television stations in the country with its highly-rated morning show, Good Morning Arizona. And the reach of Arizona’s Family doesn’t stop with linear television. Azfamily.com is the market’s top performer in local multi-platform unique users. It is also home to Arizona’s Family Originals. Our in-house original content production team works on several long-form programs, documentaries, docuseries, and original podcasts, including True Crime Arizona, which is nearing 2 million downloads. Arizona’s Family Sports is home to the state’s premiere sports franchises including the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Rising and the Arizona Interscholastic Association high school state championships.

Job Summary/Description:

Arizona’s Family is looking for a Feature Reporter/MMJ for our Your Life Arizona morning lifestyle show. This locally produced show airs Live Monday through Friday, with a taped show airing on Saturday. We cover trending topics, current events, things to do, fashion, food, travel, community, lifestyle, and all that makes Phoenix and Arizona a great place to live, work and play. Our format is designed to engage, empower, educate, and entertain the audience – helping them live their best Arizona Life. We are looking for an experienced on-camera personality/Feature/MMJ style journalist with an energetic presence on and off camera who will bring ideas and creativity to the team.

This person will be responsible for assisting and/or generating concepts along with content for shoots and segments in relation to both paid and non-paid segments. Required to generate, vet and pitch multiple feature/lifestyle stories in daily show meetings. Once the story/feature assignment is determined, the Feature Reporter/MMJ will develop, shoot, write, report and edit video lifestyle stories from concept to finish.  This would include paid and non-paid content. There will be opportunities to work with a videographer. Videography and editing will be necessary skills for the role. Must have the ability to host both paid and non-paid segments as needed. Opportunities to guest/fill in host. Will work with the Your Life Arizona Executive Producer and Producer along with the station’s sales department to build revenue related segments and segments of interest for our lifestyle show audience.

The ideal candidate would have experience in news reporting, content creation, show producing, marketing, and/or public relations.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Ability to report, produce, coordinate, shoot and edit own live and recorded remote segments.
  • Videography and editing skills required.
  • Research, pitch and accept general reporting assignments from Executive Producers, and Producers.
  • Ability to go live or via taped segments from events or initiatives on your own as host with clients, guest or community partners on a variety of subjects.
  • Attend daily show meetings for Your Life Arizona. Assist Producers with writing and booking of segments.
  • Assist producers with ideas and content generation. Research show topics and develop questions for clients, guests and community partners in coordination with show producers and executive producers.
  • Collect information, video, or photos for remote locations and post-production.
  • Work comfortably with our sales team and paid clients.
  • Comfortable planning and executing non-paid feature/lifestyle content.
  • Ability to prioritize and address multiple projects with varying production timelines.
  • Coordinate and participate in events, either station-sponsored or in coordination with the Your Life Arizona show.
  • Ability to guide guests for in-studio or for segments during on site tapings through the appearance process including research, pre-interviews, and live interviews.
  • Maintaining a social media presence and assisting with all feature/lifestyle digital content.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Leadership track record in project management, meeting deadlines and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills, across departments and partners with the ability to build relationships internally and externally.
  • Motivated, Self-Starter.
  • Writing skills.
  • Videography and editing skills required.
  • Good business judgment.
  • News reporting experience is a plus.
  • Must demonstrate strong ad-libbing and interviewing skills.
  • Must provide examples of recent work including on-air presentation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok and Instagram.
  • Drivers License and good driving record is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, or equivalent professional experience is preferred.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are/ interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KTVK/KPHO-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

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, and 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.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to vaccinate against the coronavirus before the first workday fully.

Arizona’s Family KTVK 3TV KPHO CBS 5, 5555 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013


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