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Director, Newscast

Posted September 28, 2018

Category: News

Position/Title: Director, newscast

Details: The director coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.
  • Supervises and assigns duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of programs.
  • Observes pictures through monitors, and directs camera/video staff concerning composition.
  • Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments.
  • Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast.
  • Trains camera and CG operators on the proper operation during live broadcasts.
  • Switches video sources and given direction at the same time during live broadcasts.
  • Tests equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

Closing Date: 10/25/2018

City: Colchester – 05446

State: Vermont

URL: http://www.mychamplainvalley.com

Experience:

  • 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.

Contact: Apply online at: https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com


Chief Engineer

Posted September 28, 2018

Join the country’s largest TV group and assume engineering oversight of stations located in one of America’s most desirable cities.  You are looking to grow professionally with an industry leader in an exciting and growing market.  We are looking for an experienced broadcast engineer who will keep our Fox and ABC stations on the air and technologically up to date.  Nexstar is an EEO employer.

The Chief Engineer oversees the day to day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages all aspects of the Engineering Department
  • Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the Engineering Department
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
  • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
  • Ensures station compliance with FCC rules and regulations, as well as all local, state and federal regulations applicable to the station
  • Works with corporate leadership to develop and implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station
  • Manages the information technology staff and system
  • Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met
  • Works with corporate leadership to manage engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Minimum five years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment, with at least three years of experience in a leadership role
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Strong PC/MS Office experience
  • Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
  • Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment
  • Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Chief Engineer must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, 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 Chief Engineer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 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.

Apply here: https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/2934/engineer-iii%2c-chief/job


Director

Posted September 27, 2018

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

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.
• Supervises and assigns duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of programs.
• Observes pictures through monitors, and directs camera/video staff concerning composition.
• Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments.
• Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast.
• Trains camera and CG operators on the proper operation during live broadcasts.
• Switches video sources and given direction at the same time during live broadcasts.
• Tests equipment to ensure proper operation.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

• High school diploma.
• Fluency in English.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• 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.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Director 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, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Director must 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 EEO employer.

Please apply to:  https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/2867/director%2c-newscast/job


On Air Job Posting

Posted September 25, 2018

Hall Communications, Inc. dba WJOY/WOKO/WKOL/WIZN/WBTZ is accepting applications for a full time On Air position on WIZN/WBTZ.

On air experience, good production skills and ability to make live broadcast appearances are a must.

Send air check to Matt Grasso at mgrasso@hallradio.net along with your resume and references. No phone calls will be accepted.

Hall Communications, Inc. is an EOE.


Full-Time Traffic/Production Manager

Posted August 4, 2018

Reports to:  General Manager

Catamount Radio seeks a responsible individual for traffic and production manager, which includes but is not limited to: generation and reconciliation of daily broadcast logs; processing new orders and revisions; manipulation of commercial spots to maintain proper separation between competing products and to maximize revenue; continuity; communicating daily with sales management team, account executives, business and programming departments.  This position also includes recording clients and scheduling as well as producing spots.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional time management, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet strict deadlines
  • Work independently and with a team in a fast paced, rapidly-changing environment.
  • Ability to multi task and re-prioritize several issues throughout the day/week/month
  • Demonstrate an ability to work well with senior management, direct supervisors and peers
  • Assist with front office and other duties as occasionally may be needed
  • Previous traffic and production experience strongly preferred.

All employees are expected to bring a positive attitude to the work place and be professional, cooperative and productive, and to perform other such duties as may be required for the efficient operations of the stations. Great benefits package and 401K.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • BA Preferred
  • 2-3 years previous traffic and production experience
  • Exceptional time management, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet strict deadlines
  • Work independently and with a team in a fast paced, rapidly-changing environment.
  • Ability to multi task and re-prioritize several issues throughout the day/week/month
  • Demonstrate an ability to work well with senior management, direct supervisors and peers
  • Assist with front office and other duties as occasionally may be needed

Preferred:

  • Previous SDS/NexGen experience strongly preferred.

About Us:

Catamount Radio offers integrated marketing and broadcast solutions and delivering the power of a local radio connection. SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO CATAMOUNT RADIO General Manager, 67 MERCHANTS ROW, and RUTLAND, VT 05701.  CATAMOUNT RADIO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY.


Newscast Producer

Posted July 18, 2018

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.
• 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.

Please apply to: https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/1983/producer%2c-news/job


Afternoon Drive/Evening Announcer and Social Media Specialist

Posted July 13, 2018

Vermont Broadcast Associates, a family owned group of 7 radio stations, has an opening in a northeastern Vermont college town for Hot A/C afternoon drive/evening announcer with a strong social media background. You can live where people vacation. Mountains, lakes, great schools, no traffic jams. 

#1 Hot A/C in the market. Lots of phones and listener interaction. Successful applicant must take pride in their work, BE RELIABLE, HAVE GOOD TRANSPORTATION, A CLEAR VOICE, BE KIND OF A HAM, BE ABLE TO READ ALOUD AS THOUGH YOU WERE IN A CONVERSATION, AND HAVE WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTERS, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND STRONG EXPERIENCE IN SOCIAL MEDIA.  NO BAD HABITS.  NON-SMOKER PREFERRED.  Send letter of interest, resume and air check to radiojob@live.com   EOE.


Director/Photographer

Posted July 13, 2018

WFFF (Local 44) and WVNY (Local 22) in Burlington, Vermont has an immediate opening for a Director/Photographer.

As Director, the candidate will coordinate the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.  Three days a week this position acts as Photographer, gathering video content for our newscasts, and operating our live truck or TVU backpack.

If you’ve got the skills and drive to take our production to the next level, apply right away by visiting the Nexstar website, and click on this link:   https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/1824/photographer%2c-news/job

Essential Duties & Responsibilities;

  • Shoots video for news reports.
  • Sets up, composes and executes video shots.
  • Maintains video equipment.
  • Edits for newscasts using Edius software.
  • Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations.
  • Observes pictures through monitors, and uses robotic cameras to adjust composition.
  • Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments.
  • Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast
  • Switches video sources during live broadcasts
  • Tests equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two year’s 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.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Director 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, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Director must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls, and be able to lift 40 to 50 pounds.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Please apply to: 

A NEXSTAR BROADCASTING STATION

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Account Executive

Posted July 13, 2018

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://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/1825/account-executive-iii%2c-sales/job

Nexstar is an equal opportunity employer.


Sports Anchor/Reporter

Posted July 13, 2018

Do you love to tell stories about inspiring athletes and coaches, great displays of teamwork, and local kids working hard on and off the field? This isn`t your average sports reporter job. Sure, we shoot games and show highlights – but our main goal is to tell great feature stories that will appeal to the hard-core sports fan as well as the casual viewer.

The Burlington-Plattsburgh television market is home to the Olympic Village in Lake Placid, NY, and many ski resorts that are home to world-class athletes. We cover the University of Vermont, SUNY Plattsburgh and a number of other area colleges. High school sports is a big focus all year round, including a extended high school football segments in the fall.

The Sports Reporter is part of a two-person sports department and carries a lot of responsibility. The Reporter will serve as the primary presenter of weekend sports stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to the viewer. The rest of the week, the Reporter will enterprise and produce feature stories, shoot highlights, and assist with the production of the day`s sports segments. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a professional newsroom, but talented first-timers will be considered. A passion for local sports coverage and the drive to produce great content as a team is a must!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produces and presents sports reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all sports content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers sports stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating sports programming and other content.
  • Responds to breaking sports events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Works closely with the sports team to develop comprehensive sports coverage.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Shoots video for sports reports.
  • Sets up, composes and executes video shots. Maintains video equipment.
  • Edits video clips for television broadcasts and digital platforms.
  • Writes stories for the website and other digital platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor`s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sports and sports related activities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • 1-2 years` experience in sports reporting or anchoring preferred.
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • Valid driver`s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Please apply to: https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/1826/reporter%2c-sports/job

Nexstar Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.


Producer/Promotions

Posted July 13, 2018

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.

Job Title: Producer, Promotions

Education: High school diploma, college degree preferred

Career Level: Entry level (or Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location: Nexstar – WFFF – Burlington, VT

Category: Creative Services

Job Type: Full-time

Please apply to:  https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/1827/producer%2c-promotions/job

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.