Gray Covid Policy
At Gray Television, we strive to make the health and safety of our employees our highest priority. When the coronavirus pandemic arrived in March 2020, Gray Television quickly instituted a wide range of policies and protocols to protect our employees physically and financially, and we continually refined them as more issues arose and as the science developed.
In early March 2020, we directed employees to work from home to the maximum extent possible, and we invested heavily in new technology to make that option widely available. We soon assured all employees that we would NOT institute any layoffs, furloughs, benefit cuts, or benefit delays throughout the pandemic. We provided paid time off for mandatory quarantines, and we covered health insurance copays related to Covid-19. We provided employees and each work location with significant quantities of masks, sanitizer, cleaning supplies and other items to help support their safety. Overall, we made sure to follow CDC guidelines in our policies and procedures, which often required that we modify how we operated as those guidelines evolved.
Gray Television has set the bar again with new policies for our employees that are meant to provide the safest possible workplace. Effective September 1, 2021, all new full-time and part-time hires must be "fully vaccinated" against the coronavirus (as defined by the CDC). This full vaccination policy will extend to all of our managers effective September 15, 2021, and to all other employees, as well as all outside contractors, tenants, and guests who enter our workspaces, on October 1, 2021. We will make accommodations for employees with medical or religious needs.
Gray is already the largest owner of top-rated local television stations and digital assets in the United States. Upon our acquisition of the television stations of Meredith Corporation before the end of this year, Gray will become the nation’s second largest television broadcaster, with television stations serving 113 markets that reach approximately 36 percent of US television households. Our portfolio at that time will include 79 markets with the top-rated television station and 101 markets with the first and/or second highest rated television station. Gray also owns video program production, marketing, and digital businesses including Raycom Sports, Tupelo Honey, and RTM Studios, the producer of PowerNation programs and content and is the majority owner of Swirl Films.BROWSE OPENINGS
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and/or operate television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
At Gray Television, we offer employees the opportunity to connect with something larger than ourselves. Each day, our employees work alongside great people, on fast – paced, exciting and innovative projects that inspire change in the world around us. At Gray Television, our employees know that growth opportunities are endless and possibilities are all around us.
- But that’s not all. -
We understand that life needs balance. That’s why we offer our employees and eligible family members a comprehensive benefits packet that helps employees stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a healthy work/life balance. Employees chose between a variety of health insurance plan options that best meet their lifestyle.
Gray Television offers Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Accident Insurance, company-paid Life and Disability programs, Whole Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Account, Paid Time Off, and Paid Parental Leave to eligible employees.
MDLIVE is a leading telehealth provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services. MD Live makes it possible for covered employees to connect with a Board Certified doctor licensed in their state, over video or phone. MD Live doctors are trained in communicating and diagnosing patients over the phone and via online video, and are always on call, including nights and weekends.
401(K) Match Eligible employees may participate in the company’s 401(k) plan, which provides a generous matching contribution.
Employee Assistance Program
The EAP is a free, confidential counseling and referral service that can help employees and their families deal with life’s challenges. It offers counseling services, work-life resources and referral services. These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls and counseling sessions are free to employees and are always confidential.
Focus On Caring
We created the Focus on Caring program to support our culture of caring for one another. Employees may make charitable contributions via payroll deduction to a fund set up to care for other employees. The company provides a generous matching donation to each employee donation. The Focus on Caring program provides grants to employees who experience unforeseen catastrophic emergencies that they are not financially prepared to deal with.
Questions regarding Focus on Caring, please email FocusOnCaring@gray.tv.
It is important to us that we look out for our employees’ health - whether physically, emotionally, financially or socially. We provide a number of incentives to keep employees engaged in wellness to find ways to better manage health, prevent future risk, and experience the most optimal well-being.Wellness initiatives include:
- Focus on healthy eating
- Smoking cessation insurance discounts
- Focus on Kindness – making the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time!
- Location specific programs to promote local employee wellness
- Hydration Challenge