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SENIOR MANAGER OF PRODUCTION: Vermont PBS is seeking a leader of its Production department, presently a ten-member team of professionals, to produce Vermont PBS content that meets our mission to tell stories that connect neighbors and change lives.  This position will have responsibility for planning, budgeting, developing, implementing and evaluating VPBS productions.

Bachelor’s Degree in television production, communications, creative media, or related field and a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in video production.  Minimum of 4 years’ experience directly managing staff and projects.  Accomplished media producer and digital content creator with in-depth knowledge and ability in production systems, tools and workflow. Television production experience required.

For more information regarding this position please visit www.vermontpbs.org/careers

Please reply with cover letter and resume by June 30, 2018 to:

Vermont PBS

Attn: HR Dept. 4

204 Ethan Allen Avenue

Colchester, VT 05446

Or email to: hresources@vermontpbs.org   Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.  Posted June 20, 2018.

Community Engagement Coordinator: Vermont PBS is seeking a highly organized Community Engagement Coordinator. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in project management with high attention to detail and will be responsible for the planning and execution of a wide range of advancement initiatives, including but not limited to: donor relations events, community forums and screenings, fundraising events and public relations events.

Assist in the planning and implementation of Vermont PBS’ community and in-house events. Expertise with various audio and visual formats, A/V interfaces and equipment a must. Institute timelines and checklists and track progress for all events. Proven event management experience required.  Must have own reliable transportation and valid driver license.

A flexible schedule is required to support meetings and events which may occur outside normal business hours such as nights and weekends for scheduled events

For more information please visit: http://www.vermontpbs.org/careers

Please submit resume and cover letter by June 30, 2018 to: 

Vermont PBS

Attn: HR Dept. 4

204 Ethan Allen Avenue

Colchester, VT 05446

or to: hresources@vermontpbs.org

An equal opportunity employer and provider.Posted June 20, 2018.

 

Production Assistant: WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, has an opening for a Part Time Production Assistant. We are looking for an energetic team player who understands the flexible schedule that the broadcast industry requires to join our production crew. This person will be responsible for operating cameras, teleprompter, and audio-board; as related to live broadcasts.  Must have good technical skills, and good communication skills. Responsibilities include floor directing, camera/studio operator, assisting the news department, and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

Maintenance, installation and operation of props, cameras, prompters, sets and other production equipment.

Lighting and script preparation for newscasts.

Video cueing during newscasts.

Maintain professional appearance of studio/sets.

Assist the directors as needed.

Experience Requirements:

Working knowledge of television newscast equipment and software required.

Videography experience helpful.

Related military experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:

Must have a good attitude, be willing to learn, and be a team player.

Must be able to problem solve quickly and work well under pressure and tight deadlines.

Attention to detail a must.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications preferred. Completion of college level technical & editing classes a plus. Current students welcome to apply.

Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type: Part Time

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

Closing Date: 6/15/2018

City: Plattsburgh – 12901

State: New York

Contact: Please visit http://careers.hearsttelevision.com/ to apply. EOE

Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  Posted May 17, 2018.

 

Part-Time Position SoughtPitz Quattrone, weekday afternoon host of The Getaway on WDEV, is seeking additional part time work to round out his weekdays. Pitz’s resume and contact info: http://pitzquattrone.com/pitz-quattrone-resume/     Posted April 26, 2018.

 

Photographer/Director, News: Local 44 WFFF-TV and Local 22 WVNY-TV in Burlington, Vermont, has an immediate opening for a Photographer and back-up Director.

The Photographer will be responsible for executing live shots using microwave, satellite, or TVU technology. The candidate will often work alone to gather news content, as well as shoot alongside a reporter on a regular basis. The Photographer should be proficient in shot composition and lighting, and digital editing. We shoot on both Panasonic and JVC cameras.

This position will also train to serve as a back-up to our newscast Technical Directors, coordinating the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions. We have a brand new studio and graphics, and an upgraded Ignite production system.

Education:   High School

Career Level:   Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location:   Nexstar – WFFF – Colchester, VT 05446 US (Primary)

Category:   News

Job Type:   Full-time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1.Shoots video for news reports

2.Set us, composes and executes video shots

3.Maintains video equipment

4.Edits for newscasts using Bit Central Create and Adobe Premiere Software.

5.Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations Observes pictures through monitors, and used robotic cameras to adjust composition

6.Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments

7.Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast Switches video sources during live broadcasts

8.Tests equipment to ensure proper operation Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Minimum two years experience in news operations, production or videography e Proficiency with broadcast control equipment preferred • Proficiency with video cameras and equipment e Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Please apply to:

https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/8194

Nexstar is an EEO employer.  Posted April 20, 2018.

Producer, Promotions: WFFF-TV (FOX) and WVNY-TV (ABC) in Burlington, Vermont, has an opening for a creative, energetic Promotions & Commercial Producer for our television stations. In this role, you will help promote the television stations’ news, programming, and public outreach efforts, as well as assist in commercial production, local news, and special station events. The ideal candidate will be imaginative, self-motivated, and able to multitask in a fast-paced, varied environment. Problem-solving skills and a positive attitude are critical for success. Applicants should be able to write, shoot and edit video, and have an eye for detail, composition, and graphic design. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud or other non-linear editing systems required.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 4/20/2018

Closing Date: 5/20/2018

City: Colchester – 05446

State: Vermont

URL: http://www.mychamplainvalley.com

Experience:

Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud or other non-linear editing systems required.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be imaginative, self-motivated, and able to multitask in a fast-paced, varied environment. Problem-solving skills and a positive attitude are critical for success. Applicants should be able to write, shoot and edit video, and have an eye for detail, composition, and graphic design.

Contact: Apply online at: https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll

Job Req #: 8208

EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED. Posted April 20, 2018.

 

 

Vermont PBS Vice President of Development: Vermont PBS is seeking the ideal candidate who will bring experience balancing multiple priorities and managing a mission-driven initiative. They will also have demonstrated entrepreneurship, integrity, and great judgment. Most of all your experience will speak to your ability to trust and collaborate with teammates to achieve goals.

The Vice President serves as a key senior leadership team member responsible for all direct philanthropic revenue generation. In addition to leading the effort for major gift development, corporate support, grants, and membership, the Vice President will foster a culture of philanthropy within Vermont PBS by maintaining and expanding the relationships between donors/supporters and the organization.

Some of the requirements for this position are: Five years in direct solicitations with a track record of securing significant gifts and growing revenue to target goals.  Excellent communications skills both written and oral.  Managerial experience, including development and growth of a highly functioning team.

For more information please visit: http://www.vermontpbs.org/careers

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to:

Vermont PBS

Attn: HR Dept. 4

204 Ethan Allen Avenue

Colchester, VT 05446

Or

Hresources@vermontpbs.org

EOE.  Posted April 4, 2018.

 

VERMONT PBS Chief Administration & Finance Officer: The Chief Administration & Finance Officer (CAFO) is Vermont PBS’s top finance and operations executive responsible for excellence in staff, finance and operational management for implementation of the mission and strategic plans of Vermont PBS. The mandate for this officer is to coordinate with the President/CEO and board of directors to ensure that Vermont PBS operational requirements are fulfilled.  Responsibilities include sound financial management, staff and resource management, and operational planning and process implementation. Most important is the ability of the CAFO to collaboratively lead senior managers to align resources with the interests of Vermont PBS viewers across digital and broadcast platforms.

The CAFO will act as the strategist who effectively manages Vermont PBS financial resources (over $50M) and systems.  The effective CAFO will develop and maintain a professional, creative, and technically skilled team aligned with delivery of public media for Vermont. The CAFO will provide Vermont PBS’s senior leaders with direction to drive decision-making on all matters related to business planning and integration of best practices, metrics, analytics and new technology that ensures sustainability of the organization.

Ideal candidates will have significant financial management experience and be drawn to life in Vermont.  Necessary to value Vermont PBS’s public service mission, have an interest in understanding media consumption and technology use in the Vermont community, and have experience across a range of management systems and financial functions.  They will also have at least ten years of leadership experience in finance and/or administration, with senior executive management experience, and an applicable college undergraduate degree.  Candidates will possess an in-depth understanding of analytical financial management and business operations, including HR functions, risk management, budgeting, audit, compliance, and staff development.

For more information please visit: http://www.vermontpbs.org/careers

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

hresources@vermontpbs.org

or

Vermont PBS

Attn: HR Dept. 4

204 Ethan Allen Avenue

Colchester, VT 05446

An equal opportunity employer and provider.  Posted March 15, 2018.

 

Chief Technology Officer: The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is Vermont PBS’s top technology executive responsible for developing and implementing multi-platform digital technology solutions for creation and distribution of Vermont PBS content across current and emerging platforms. The mandate for this officer is to ensure that Vermont PBS broadcast engineering, production, and digital operational requirements are fulfilled to include IT network integrity, production, communications, operations systems, and broadcast and internet/social media distribution integrity. Most important is the ability to collaborate and support management to align technology and business objectives with the technology and interests of Vermont PBS viewers.

The CTO will act as a technology strategist who will work with Vermont PBS’s senior management to identify and capitalize on broadcast, OTT, satellite and digital technology solutions that will advance the interests of the business. The CTO will provide Vermont PBS’s senior leaders with counsel to help drive decision-making on all matters related to business planning and integration of new technology, while ensuring sustainability of the organization.

Ideal candidates will feel a connection with Vermont PBS’s public service mission, have an interest in understanding media consumption and technology use in the Vermont community, and will be experienced across a range of technology systems and engineering functions including broadcast production and distribution.  They will also have at least ten years of leadership experience in the Broadcast/Digital Media Industry, college or technical undergraduate degree, and SBE certifications.  Candidates will possess an in-depth understanding of how a television station/media center operates and the ability to integrate new technologies into a media operation.

For more information please visit: http://www.vermontpbs.org/careers

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Melissa Petersen

                                    Research Associate

                                    Stanton Chase International

                                    Email: m.petersen@stantonchase.com

                                    (410) 528-8400

EOE. Posted March 8, 2018.

 

 

Director – Production: Local 44 WFFF-TV and Local 22 WVNY-TV in Burlington, Vermont, has an immediate opening for an Ignite Director and backup videographer.

The Director coordinates the efforts of all technical operators before and during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.

We have a brand-new studio and graphics, and an upgraded Ignite production system. The ideal candidate will have some experience directing a live newscast, editing video for broadcast, and have some knowledge of iNews. We will train the right candidate on the Ignite system!

The Director may also be trained to operate a microwave/satellite truck, and execute live shots using TVU. 

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 2/26/2018

Closing Date: 3/26/2018

City: Colchester – 05446

State: Vermont

URL: http://www.mychamplainvalley.com

Experience:

Minimum two years` experience in news operations and production.

Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

Proficiency with broadcast control equipment.

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Requirements:

High school diploma.

Fluency in English.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Minimum two years` experience in news operations and production.

Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

Proficiency with broadcast control equipment.

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Contact:

Apply online at: https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll

Job Req #: 7659

***** EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED ***** Posted February 26, 2018.

Media Specialist:Opportunity to juggle details and work at the center of a dynamic operation serving Vermont and the surrounding region. Media Specialist works on a team responsible for Vermont PBS on-air programming management and traffic duties and managing media for four broadcast channels and online.  Attention to detail, quality control, and problem-solving are essential to the job. Candidate should be very comfortable and familiar with computers, applications, digital video formats and distribution (web and new media). College degree or equivalent experience preferred.  Experience and knowledge of video and broadcasting is desirable. Nights and weekend work required.

For more information please visit: https://www.vermontpbs.org/careers/

 

Please submit resume and cover letter by March 9, 2018 to:

 

hresources@vermontpbs.org

or

Vermont PBS

Attn: HR Dept. 2

204 Ethan Allen Avenue

Colchester, VT 05446

An equal opportunity employer and provider. Posted February 23, 2018.

Multimedia Journalist/Reporter: Local 22 (WVNY) & Local 44 (WFFF) covering the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market is looking for a multimedia journalist/reporter.

You will set-up, shoot, write, and edit your pieces, which will appear in newscasts on Local 44 (WFFF), Local 22 (WVNY) as well as myChamplainValley.com.

Essential duties & responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.

Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.

Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.

Shoots and edits news events and news reports.

Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.

Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

This position requires:

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

Proficiency with broadcast cameras and non-linear editing software.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.

Superior on-air presence.

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Flexibility to work any shift.

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please apply by going to: https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/7613.  Posted February 22, 2018.

 

News Producer: Local 22 & Local 44 in the beautiful Champlain Valley is looking for an aggressive Newscast Producer. Our shows focus on local news that really matters to our viewers. We have the tools you need to make your shows really stand out. Our stations cover VT, NY, NH and southern Quebec, so there is never a shortage of news. Work with a great group of journalists, and have a little fun too! Live and work in one of the country’s most scenic locations, just minutes away from some world-class ski resorts. 

The News Producer produces daily newscast items, approves scripts, writes teases and other content, times news programs, and posts video to the website. There will also be opportunities to work on special projects with the news, weather and sports teams.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms.

Writes conversational, accurate scripts.

Edits video.

Collaborates with reporters on live shots.

Works with Graphic Artist to create maps & fullscreens.

Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms.

Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

Bachelor`s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

Fluency in English.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Minimum one year experience as a news producer.

Attention to detail, with ability to proofread, copy edit, and communicate with news team.

Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Flexibility to work any shift, including weekends and overnights.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The News Producer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the News Producer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Nexstar is an equal opportunity employer.

https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/7310

Posted February 21, 2018.

 

 

News Director: WFFF/WVNY/FOX and ABC, serving northern VT and Northeast NY in Burlington, Vermont is seeking a News Director. Responsibilities include managing daily on-air and on-line news content; hiring, training, and mentoring producers, reporters and anchors; overseeing special projects and executing day-to-day operations in the newsroom.  Excellent time management skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and working within a defined budget are key. We are looking for someone who knows news, how to motivate and guide a combination of young reporting and producing staff, and works well and directs more seasoned anchors.  We need someone who gets and drives social media, knows the importance of marketing, community involvement, and works well with sales.  A degree in journalism, mass communications, or a related field is preferred.  Prior newsroom experience in producing or reporting is required.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

Manages all aspects of the News Department, including Production.

Develops news coverage strategy for the station and its website.

Establishes long-range objectives and specifies the strategies and actions to achieve them.

Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improves coverage, and provides mentoring feedback to news staff.

Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals and responds to coverage questions in a timely manner.

Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming.

Works closely with General Manager and Department Managers to ensure stations objectives are being met.

Works closely with corporate and sister stations to maximize news coverage/content offerings available.

Prepares and manages departmental budgets and monthly expenses.

Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department.

Identifies developmental needs and provides the mentoring needed to develop and grow employees.

 

Makes decisions regarding hiring, promotions, and termination of employees.

Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.

Directs, coaches, and motivates subordinates.

Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism, or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Minimum five years’ experience in news programming production, with two years’ experience in a leadership role.

Fluency in English with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Demonstrates strong customer service skills and superior interpersonal skills.

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Listens to fully understand employee needs and communicates with a team to shape a solution.

Available to work extended hours if needed.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The News Director must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The News Director must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

WFFF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Please apply to: https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/7535

EOE. Posted February 21, 2018. 

 

 

Digital News Producer: WFFF-TV and WVNY-TV, the FOX and ABC affiliates covering Vermont, Northern New York, and Southern New Hampshire, are looking for a Digital News Producer. We want someone with a keen sense of news judgment and a good grasp on what gets conversations going with our viewers. The primary roles will be generating content for on-line publication and engaging with viewers via social media. The right person will be creative, motivated, hard-working, forward thinking, aggressive and a team player.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Acts as the key editorial leader for news content on digital platforms.

Manages digital, mobile, and social properties while contributing to and executing a strategy for growth.

Writes stories and posts videos for websites, apps, social media, and other digital platforms.

Works with producers to ensure digital content is integrated into newscasts.

Acts as a liaison between the digital team and other areas of the stations, including news, promotions, and sales.

Oversees the digital contributions from other staff members, and provides guidance to help improve their work.

Builds special sections for websites and apps using content management systems.

Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites, as well as by email and phone.

Maintains accuracy and integrity in news products delivered.

Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work related experience preferred.

Minimum two years’ experience in a digital role in a television newsroom preferred.

Knowledge of content management systems, HTML, CSS and Google Analytics preferred.

Impeccable grammar and spelling, and ability to write interesting, understandable copy

Fluency in English; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Ability to multi-task, deal with extreme deadline pressure, and react/coordinate coverage under live breaking news situations is crucial.

Ability to work extended hours, as needed.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Digital News Producer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The Digital News Producer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply to: https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/7536

Posted February 21, 2018.

 

 

Account Executive: The Account Executive works within established Sales Department guidelines to increase sales volume with assigned accounts, aggressively seeks new customers for both TV and eMedia business, executes plans and strategies set forth by sales management, maintains awareness of the competition, and maintains visibility in the community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Implements strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.

Establishes credible relationships with local business community.

Makes sales calls on existing and prospective clients.

Maintains assigned accounts and develops new accounts.

Prepares and delivers sales presentations to clients.

Explains to customers how specific types of advertising will help promote their products or services in the most effective way possible.

Provides clients with information regarding rates for advertising placement in all media.

Develops advertising schedules with clients and station personnel responsible for placing advertising into station media.

Works with clients and station personnel to develop advertisements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

Fluency in English.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Minimum one year’s experience in sales, preferably in the media field.

Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Experience achieving long-range objectives and implementing the strategies and actions to achieve them.

Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Account Executive must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

Please apply to: https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/7537

EOE. Posted February 21, 2018.