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Investigative Reporter/Editor: VPR has an exciting opportunity for an experienced investigative reporter/editor. Develop and lead VPR’s investigative reporting unit with projects for broadcast and digital platforms. Report short- and long-term project journalism and file stories for VPR.net and newscasts.

A commitment to advancing public radio journalism and public service in the changing media environment is essential.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of demonstrated excellence in news reporting. Successful candidates know how to seek public records, analyze data and use social media effectively. Supervisory experience a plus.

Find the full job description and application process at vpr.net/careers.

VPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted April 21, 2017.

News Producer: NBC5, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate in the Burlington, VT/ Plattsburgh, NY market is accepting resumes for a Newscast Producer. This position is responsible for the creation and presentationof our newscasts. Applicants must have a strong news writing background, be able to write compelling and accurate newscasts and be able to break format when news warrants. Our producers also help deliver news content to various
social media sites and our station website throughout the day.

Job Responsibilities:
Produce newscast with assistance from news management & anchors.
Write and edit on-air as well as on-line news copy and video.

Select stories for newscasts while working with anchors, field crews as well as feed services and other resources.
Communicate clearly with other members of the news, production and engineering staffs in the execution of the newscasts.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/6/2017

Closing Date: 5/6/2017

City: Plattsburgh
State: New York
Experience:

Must be familiar with all newsgathering methods, libel laws and basic code of journalistic ethics.  Must understand the creation and use of news graphics and non-linear video editing as well as content management systems for online news production.

Extreme attention to detail and solid news judgment is necessary.

Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure and knowledge of ENPS are pluses.

Requirements:
Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills

Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.

An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components.
Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements.

Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards.

Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news

Education

College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field or
equivalent work experience

Contact:
Please visit careers.hearstteleivison.com to apply.
EOE. M/F/D/V. Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Posted April 5, 2017.

Vice President of Marketing: Vermont PBS is seeking an enthusiastic individual to implement a branding and communication plan with a clear strategy to expand the public visibility of Vermont PBS. The ultimate purpose of this strategy is to expand donor membership in the context of delivering the public service associated with public television.

This position will be responsible for creating a strategy to increase viewers, develop metrics to test brand success, study existing web page strategy and propose a strategy to align the website with the brand and communications plan.

Minimum of ten years’ experience in marketing, branding, or related field required.  Managerial experience with success building a team that meets goals.

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

Please respond with cover letter and resume as soon as possible to:

Vermont PBS

Attn: HR Dept. 4

204 Ethan Allen Avenue

Colchester, VT 05446

or:

hresources@vermontpbs.org

An equal opportunity employer and provider. Posted April 6, 2017.

Account Executive Needed immediately:  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 in 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 and 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/4592

We are an EEO employer.  Posted April 1, 2017.

News Photographer: Local 44 and Local 22 in Burlington, Vermont, has an immediate opening for a Photographer.

The Photographer will be responsible for executing live shots using microwave, satellite, or TVU technology.  The candidate will often one-man-band 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, as well as digital editing.  We shoot on both Panasonic and JVC cameras.

Job Title:   Photographer, News

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:

Shoots video for news reports

 Set us, composes and executes video shots

 Maintains video equipment

 Edits for newscasts using Bit Central Create and Adobe Premiere

 Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations

 Observes pictures through monitors, and used robotic cameras to adjust composition

 Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments

 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

 Proficiency with broadcast control equipment

 Proficiency with video cameras and equipment

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

We are an EEO employer.

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/4574.  Posted April 1, 2017.

Photographer/Director: 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 one-man-band 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.

 Job Title:   Photographer/Director, News

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.Sets up, 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 • 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/4575

We are an EEO employer.  Posted April 1, 2017.

Transmitter Engineer: Vermont PBS is seeking a highly motivated individual to maintain our mountaintop transmission facilities and provide engineering support at our studio location. Primary duties include installation, maintenance, and diagnosis of transmitters, digital distribution and signal processing. Successful candidate will possess a comprehensive working knowledge of UHF/VHF transmitters and digital signal transport & processing systems. The successful applicant will have at least three years of experience maintaining high powered transmitters and associated equipment.

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

Send cover letter and resume by April 14th to:  

Vermont PBS
Attn: HR Dept. 4
204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446

hresources@vermontpbs.org

Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.  Posted March 21, 2017.

National Sales Assistant: NBC5 in the Plattsburgh, NY/Burlington, VT market is now interviewing candidates for a National Sales Assistant. This position is an administrative assistant position that supports our National Sales Manager in the execution of broadcast and digital campaigns generated from our national, Canadian and political advertisers. Applicant must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a positive and professional demeanor, strong organizational, basic math  and computer skills. This is a great opportunity in a successful, vibrant organization for someone who is able to maintain a high level of accuracy and thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. This career opportunity is a great way to become an important part of a highly-respected TV station and provides a potential springboard for career advancement into an advertising sales position.

Job Responsibilities:

Assist National Sales Manager in day-to-day duties

Enter and maintain all national orders including electronic transfer and maintenance

Provide account management assistance and problem solving with NSM and national sales reps across the country and in a timely fashion

Assist in the development of sales proposals, advertising packages and client presentations

Communicate with and provide support for the commercial traffic department regarding order entry, spot placement, copy assignment and formatting

Fulfill customer service requests such as log times, weekly posting analysis, etc

Research billing discrepancies and reconcile credit memos as required

Share in assisting the Local sales team

Maintain organized filing systems and accurate, detailed record-keeping including political public file

Interact with co-workers, clients and public in a professional manner on the phone, in email, and in person

Fill in as needed at the receptionist desk or with the Digital, Traffic and Research teams

Develop a thorough understanding of Nielsen ratings, One Domain, Kantar and other research tools

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 3/7/2017

Closing Date: 4/7/2017

City: Plattsburgh

State: New York

Experience: equivalent work experience.

Qualifications Requirements:

Prior administrative experience is preferred

Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential

Proficiency with the full MS Office suite

Accurate and expeditious data entry

Comfort with basic math skills

Professional, respectful, conscientious, enthusiastic demeanor

Capable of learning new systems and software promptly and thoroughly.

Must take pride in work, respond to instruction well, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and perform at a consistently high level

Education: Bachelors or related degree preferred, or equivalent work experience.

To Apply: Please visit careers.hearstteleivison.com to apply

EOE. M/F/D/V. Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  Posted March 7, 2017.

Maintenance Technician:  NBC5, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, has an opening for a full-time Maintenance Technician. The person in this role maintains the station’s equipment and systems from acquisition to distribution. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote locations.         

Job Responsibilities

Helps maintain transmitter sites, microwave central receive sites, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems, processing systems, monitoring devices, and automation systems.

Helps maintain production equipment including camera systems, production switcher, play out servers, graphics devices, lighting systems, weather graphics and weather systems, audio consoles, microphones, and IFBs and tracks inventory.

Helps maintain news-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, ENG, DSNG, and SNG trucks, editing systems, and support devices.

Helps maintain support equipment including master and sub switchers, monitors, videotape machines, microphones, and intercoms.

Conducts troubleshooting, equipment installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.

Required Skills

Must have troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with the ability to repair equipment down to the circuit level.

Must have basic knowledge of computers, computer systems, and networking.

Must be able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces.

Must be flexible to occasionally work various days and non-standard shifts as assigned.

Must be able to be on call at times, on a shared rotational schedule.

Must have the ability to work independently as well as effectively with other team members.

Must be capable of following instructions, verbal and written.

Must have the ability work with minimal supervision.

Must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Must have good vision (with or without corrective lenses) with ability to read and distinguish colors.

Must have a valid driver’s license; position requires travel to remote transmitter and microwave sites within our region.

Education

Associates degree in Electronic Technology or a minimum of two-years of an accredited technical electronics school equivalent (including military) or equivalent related work experience.

Military Broadcast Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course a plus.

Interested? Please go to www.careers.hearsttelevision.com and apply.

EOE. M/F/D/V.  Posted February 17, 2017.

Master Control Operator – LOCAL 22 (WVNY) and LOCAL 44 (WFFF) is looking for a full time Master Control Operator.  This job is for the person that enjoys working with computers, servers and technical equipment.  You must be incredibly organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task.  Responsibilities include recording and downloading content, monitoring the quality of feeds and operating master control software and equipment.  Broadcast experience or computer orientation helpful, on-site training offered.  Shifts will include overnights and/or weekends.  Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply please go to:  https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/3734.  Posted February 9, 2017.

Photographer: Local 44 and Local 22 in Burlington, Vermont, has an immediate opening for a Photographer.

The Photographer will be responsible for executing live shots using microwave, satellite, or TVU technology.  The candidate will often one-man-band 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, as well as digital editing.  We shoot on both Panasonic and JVC cameras.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Shoots video for news reports

Set us, composes and executes video shots

Maintains video equipment

Edits for newscasts using Bit Central Create and Adobe Premiere

Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations

Observes pictures through monitors, and used robotic cameras to adjust composition

Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments

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

Proficiency with broadcast control equipment

Proficiency with video cameras and equipment

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

Please apply at https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/3724

We are an EEO employer.  Posted February 8, 2017.

Traffic Manager: Hall Communications, dba as WOKO-WKOL-WJOY, has an opening for a Traffic Manager. This position coordinates the flow of commercials and their contracts, through data entry into the stations broadcast system.

Analytical skills and attention to detail and numbers is a must. You must interact with sales, programming, deejays- everyone in the building! There is plenty of fun as well! 

Send your resume and at least three references to General Manager Dan Dubonnet at ddubonnet@hallradio.net. Hall Communications is an EOE.  Posted February 5, 2017.

Production Technician/Media Specialist: Vermont PBS is seeking a Production Technician/Media Specialist to be responsible for field and studio video production support at the station, as well as support broadcast operations and media management.  Candidates should be familiar with digital video formats, as well as file and storage logistics. Understanding of digital acquisition and delivery (web and new media) a plus.  This position will be responsible for broadcast logs and quality control, studio set-up, remote production, audio and lighting. 

Experience with computers and applications, including post-production/non-linear editing is essential.  College degree preferred as well as two or more years related experience, or equivalent of education and experience.  Technical competency operating computers necessary, and knowledge of video production equipment, including, but not limited to video cameras, lighting, audio and non-linear editors preferred.  The ideal candidate will have excellent ability to attend to details and multiple tasks, as well as being self motivated and possessing strong interpersonal skills.  Also, they will possess the ability to adapt, learn new skills quickly and employ them.

For a complete job description please visit: http://www.vermontpbs.org/careers

Please submit cover letter and resume by January 27, 2017 to:

Vermont PBS

Attn: HR Dept. 4

204 Ethan Allen Avenue

Colchester, VT 05446

Vermont ETV, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.  Posted January 18. 2017.

Production Manager: Vermont PBS is seeking a Production Manager to join our production team delivering high-quality video for local content of all kinds working in Vermont PBS’s Colchester studio and a wide variety of venues throughout our viewing region. The Production Manager works independently and with all production personnel, producers, outside organizations, and staff in other Vermont PBS departments in a multi-platform video environment.

College degree and experience in television/production or equivalent of both is preferred. 

For a complete job description please visit: http://www.vermontpbs.org/careers

To apply submit cover letter, resume and demo reel by January 27, 2017 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 January 18, 2017.