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MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST (R50014978)
The Multi-Media Journalist shoots, gathers information, edits, prepares, writes, and disseminates general news information and video on the air, online and on social media. Expected to use contacts and sources to cultivate story ideas daily, and be an active participant in the news editorial planning process. Interviews subjects in the field and gathers news information for the purpose of producing news reports and generating other content for newscasts and digital platforms. Candidate must be proficient in live storytelling for extended breaking news or weather coverage. Must be proficient in integrating graphics, video and audio into cohesive packages for use in newscasts or webcasts and must be capable of presenting stories live in studio and on remote locations assuming all responsibility for the final content and presentation. Position is expected to actively contribute to social media accounts on platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on behalf of the station. Produces news reports and live content for broadcast and publishes editorial content, including text and images in the station’s website Content Management System. Must be able to travel on overnight assignments and be capable of using file-based video systems designed to deliver material to the station via computer while on assignment. Expected to make occasional promotional appearances on behalf of the station and must communicate clearly and deal effectively and politely with the public in person, over the phone and via the Internet.
Requirements: Must possess exceptional writing skills, be proficient in English grammar, spelling and punctuation and must be able to use conversational broadcast copy style efficiently under daily deadline pressure. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Excellent on-camera delivery and communication skills required. Candidate must be able to make independent editorial decisions in the field, and able to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure. Must be experienced with Sony camcorders (or similar) and Adobe Premiere Pro (or similar) non-linear editing system. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. Two years of experience as an MMJ at a commercial television station preferred. Click here to apply
ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR (R50015245)
The Assistant News Director leads daily newsgathering and content presentation across all platforms. The Assistant News Director has direct supervision over Executive Producers and their teams and is responsible for producing dynamic, compelling newscasts. The Assistant News Director is also responsible for special event planning, leads specials production and other projects as assigned.
- Demonstrates strong editorial judgment
- Manages overall look and editorial content of daily newscasts
- Leads daily coverage planning along with Managing Editor
- Reviews newscasts to ensure objectives are attained
- Must execute branding initiatives across all platforms
- Works with Digital Content Manager to reach online and social media goals
- Manages special events, severe weather coverage, and planning and production for key ratings periods
- Coordinates with Unit Manager on staff scheduling
- Reports to work to assist with newscasts during times of severe weather conditions or breaking news
- Develops and executes strategic planning for the News Department in conjunction with the Vice President/News Director
- Undertakes other production and supervisory tasks as directed by the Vice President/News Director
- Meets all scheduling and broadcast deadlines
- Skilled in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure
- Ability to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
- Is a dynamic, aggressive, positive leader
- Must be organized with a strong attention to detail
- Proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- Must communicate clearly and deal effectively/politely with the public in person and over the phone
A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university journalism or related field preferred. Five years of experience in a commercial news station required. Three years of newsroom management experience preferred. Click here to apply
The Producer gathers news and information for newscasts and plays an active role in deciding newscast content, how stories are presented, and where they will be placed within the newscasts. Line produces assigned newscast, and fills in on other newscasts when necessary. Line produces unscheduled news coverage as needed. Assigns and supervises associate producers. Prepares newscast rundowns. Utilizes a variety of storytelling techniques, devices and studio stage locations to showcase news content in the most compelling and appropriate manner possible. Builds graphic elements for use in the newscasts. Collaborates with production staff to execute live newscasts and to develop compelling presentations of newscast content. Discusses story angles and newscast content with news managers, reporters and assignment editors. Collaborates with the digital team to identify digital and social media content to present in the television newscasts, using production styles to maximize viewer interest in the newscast and engagement on the station’s digital platforms. Innovates non-traditional storytelling techniques.
Requirements: Computer literacy. Proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline. Proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Communicates clearly, effectively and politely with the public in person and over the telephone. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Two years of experience producing television newscasts for broadcast on a commercial television station required. Click here to apply.
BROADCAST ENGINEER (R50016820)
The Maintenance Engineer position maintains and installs equipment at the studio and transmitter facility, provides broadcast engineering support for all news and production operations, assists and trains operators, collaborates on projects varying in scale.
- Ability to communicate efficiently with varying disciplines and personalities
- Strong technical troubleshooting skills and the ability to articulate the troubleshooting process to peers
- Knowledge of computer networking, hardware and software maintenance, and virtual computing platforms
- Strong working knowledge of all components related to the transmission system, including electrical, cooling systems, encoders, exciters, antennas, and other related RF equipment
- Comprehensive understanding of production workflows in either radio or television – operational familiarity with multiple NRCS, NLE, and automation platforms considered a plus
- Desire to learn and evaluate new technologies, systems, and workflows
- Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, holidays, and on-call
- Ability to travel to remote broadcast sites, as needed
- Understanding of the requirements of a 24/7/365 live news operation
- Respond to, communicate, manage, and track on-air technical issues as they arise in a live 24/7 production environment with the appropriate sense of urgency
- Collaborate with engineering management to identify technical needs, design workflows/systems, and implement solutions
- Collaborate with engineering peers and contribute to the maintenance, operation, and documentation of broadcast, production, and distribution systems
- Implement and maintain process standards for deployment, and develop support documentation for operations personnel as needed
Requirements: Understanding of the requirements of a 24/7/365 live news operation. Respond to, communicate, manage, and track on-air technical issues as they arise in a live 24/7 production environment with the appropriate sense of urgency. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be a licensed driver in good standing. Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in broadcast system and equipment maintenance. Four-year technical degree in electronics preferred; equivalent education/military/experience/training is acceptable. SBE, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, or similar industry certifications considered a plus. Previous experience or familiarity with the use of AutoCAD software is desired. Click here to apply.
PRODUCTION TRAINEE – TEMPORARY POSITION 6 MONTHS (R50016818)
The Production Trainee will operate studio and hand-held cameras. Help with lighting equipment, teleprompter and chyron. Assist with set and prop construction and perform other duties as necessary.
Requirements: Candidates should have a recent college degree (one year or less), preferably in Journalism or Broadcasting. They must be able to take direction, work well with others, and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Click here to apply.
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