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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 January 17, 2018.

 

Sports Director: The Sports Director is part of a two-person sports department, and carries a lot of responsibility. The Director will serve as the primary presenter of weekly sports stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to the viewer. Additionally, the Director 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 eMedia content.

– Writes stories for the website and other eMedia 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.

 Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view /7222.  Posted January 8, 2018.

 

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 presentation of 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.

Qualifications 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

Military experience in a related occupation specialty will be considered

REQUIRED 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.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 1/4/2018

Closing Date: 2/3/2018

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 January 5, 2018.

 

Receptionist/Sales Assistant: Local 44 (WFFF) and Local 22 (WVNY) in Burlington, Vermont, has an immediate opening for a service- focused, motivated and friendly front office representative /​Sales Assistant for our television station.​  In this role you will be the first line of communication for visitors to our station and those calling in.​  The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, professional environment where responsiveness, strong follow through, excellent attention to detail and dedication are the norm.​  A customer-focused approach with a strong desire to help others is critical for success.​ 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Greets and provides customer service to visitors.

Answers and routes telephone calls.

Takes phone messages for other personnel.

Accepts packages from couriers and prepares packages for shipment.

Performs clerical functions for the General Manager and Sales Department as needed.

Prepares forms and reports. Makes copies when necessary.

Enters orders, traffic and accounting data using computers, ledgers, orders and other resources.

Maintains awareness of the most current broadcast traffic policies, practices and procedures.

Maintains files and other business records.

Coordinates station or marketing events.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

High School diploma required, college degree preferred.
 Fluency in English.
 Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task.

Minimum two years experience in clerical support or administrative assistance, preferably in the sales or media fields.

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

Proficient with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Receptionist / Sales Assistant must be able to sit, reach, 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, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The Receptionist/​Sales Assistant must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items weighing up to 25 pounds. In addition, the Receptionist /​Sales Assistant must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required.

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view /7153

WFFF/Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Posted December 29, 2017.

 

Coordinator of Programming Services: Vermont PBS is seeking a Coordinator of Programming Services to join a dynamic team in a rapidly-changing media business serving the entire State of Vermont and beyond. Coordinator to be responsible for implementing programming, production, broadcast and all distribution of content and related information on multiple platforms. Ideal candidate should be familiar with databases, file management, and media/television programming systems and software. Technical competency operating computers essential. Experience with supervision, scheduling, and quality control desirable. The ideal candidate will have excellent ability to attend to details and multiple tasks, adapt and learn new skills quickly and employ them, and will be self-motivated, possessing strong interpersonal skills and decision-making skills.

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

Please submit cover letter and resume by January 15, 2018 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 December 20, 2017.

 

 

News Director: Join one of Vermont’s most trusted media organizations and lead the VPR News Department with a passion for our vision to explore the whole Vermont story, together. Successful candidates are energized by the rapidly changing media environment and dedicated to shaping VPR’s essential and in-depth journalism across platforms.

The News Director is responsible for leading a staff of 15 reporters, producers and hosts in journalistic excellence. The Director is responsible for overall broadcast and digital news planning, which incorporates daily newscasts, enterprise reporting, and investigative reporting. Collaboration with team members to implement VPR’s Strategic Plan is a key responsibility. Manages news budget.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience in news reporting and editing, including proven supervisory and budget management abilities.

Find the full job description at VPR.net/Careers

Applicants are required to fill out the VPR Job Application and provide a cover letter and resume. Please email to careers@vpr.net. Only email applications are accepted. Open until filled. No phone calls please.

VPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Posted December 12, 2017.

DIGITAL DIRECTOR: Seeking a career minded person with the qualifications and experience to manage companywide Digital needs.

Work with Programming staff on websites, social media, content, promotions, texting and other digital needs.  Create additional sales opportunities and revenue streams through online and digital positions/placement.

Full time salaried position with benefits based in Barre, VT and requires regular interaction with West Lebanon, NH  operations.

Send resume and cover letter to: HR@greateasternradio.com

EOE.  Posted November 20, 2017.

Broadcast Engineer: WRUV-FM—a 460-watt Non-Commercial FM Station located in Burlington, Vermont—is seeking a broadcast engineer to maintain the station’s equipment and to ensure that the radio station remains FCC-compliant.

WRUV’s engineer is responsible for the technology necessary to put the station’s broadcast “on-the-air” within the station’s licensed range. The engineer works to maintain existing broadcasting capabilities and provide quick solutions to problems that may arise with the transmitter, tower satellite receiver and other related equipment. The engineer installs and performs preventive maintenance on the station’s control consoles, boards, recording equipment, microphones, and a wide variety of other station equipment and electronic systems.

The engineer works closely with the station’s management. The engineer is expected to be up-to-date on latest changes in FCC and other regulations that affect WRUV and to keep management informed of these changes so as to keep the station in FCC compliance. The engineer meets as needed with the WRUV station manager and/or chief operator and responds to emergencies as needed.

WRUV is an educationally based radio station managed by UVM students, with whom the engineer meets regularly, and the ideal candidate will be one who feels comfortable educating students in station maintenance. The engineer is expected to work with and/or train the chief operator on specific equipment or operating procedures as requested by the station manager and update a technical manual for reference of any on-air operator.

The engineer works on an as-needed basis. As a contract employee, the engineer is expected to procure and maintain required insurance coverage and provide a certificate of insurance evidencing that this insurance coverage is in effect.

Anticipated hours: Approximately 2 to 3 hours a week.

Pay rate: $65 an hour.

For any given week, the engineer will work hours as deemed necessary by both the engineer and WRUV leadership. More hours would likely be worked in those weeks (1) when the engineer trains students in basic and/or advanced station operation and FCC rules, including maintenance of the public file and other tasks for which student leadership is largely responsible and (2) when station emergencies arise. Fewer hours would likely be worked during other weeks. If possible, the engineer should visit the station at a pre-designated weekly or semi-weekly time to meet with station leadership; the exact time can either be stated in the contract or negotiated post-contract. The engineer will be expected to report his hours on a weekly or semi-weekly basis, as negotiated, so that correct payment can be made promptly.

To apply: Contact the UVM student media adviser, Chris Evans, at Chris.Evans@uvm.edu or 802-656-2060.  EOE.  Posted November 17, 2017.

 

 

Digital Services Administrator:  The Radio Vermont Group seeks a versatile individual to join our team as a digital services administrator.

Responsibilities include

– social media management, web development and stream monitoring

– creation of sales materials and presentations

– development of video products

The ideal candidate is collaborative, creative, and willing to take on additional projects.  Knowledge of WordPress web design, adobe and office 365 is preferred.

The Radio Vermont Group includes WDEV AM/FM, WLVB, and 101 The One

Interested individuals should submit a resume to scormier@radiovermont.com

EOE.  Posted November 6, 2017.