Job Openings at WPTZ/NBC5

Production Assistant

NBC5/WPTZ, 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 video equipment; as related to live broadcasts and post-production.  Must have good technical skills, and good communication skills. Responsibilities include floor directing, assisting the news department, and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operation of 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.
  • Current local Broadcast Journalism/Communications and/or TV/Video Production students encouraged to apply.

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.
  • Understanding of Grass Valley Automation is a plus.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications preferred. Current local students encouraged to apply.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type: Part Time
Date Posted: 5/10/2019
Closing Date: 6/9/2019
Apply at http://careers.hearsttelevision.com. EOE


News Editor

Located in the scenic Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market, WPTZ-TV is the leading source for the latest local headlines and live alerts. If you are motivated by working with a talented award-winning team of professionals, look no further! This is a unique opportunity at a station with real momentum in a beautiful part of northern New England. Best of all, you’ll become part of Hearst Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country.

WPTZ/NBC5 has openings for two highly motivated and creative full time News Editors to work in a very competitive news market. This position will cover news stories as assigned.  Our ideal candidate has an excellent eye for visual compelling storytelling and is passionate about combining strong writing and storytelling with great pictures and sound.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Edit stories, videos, and newscasts on tight deadlines.
  • Nonlinear editing (using Adobe Premiere) of newscast elements including PKGs, VOs, VOSOTs, opens, teases and pre-production material.
  • Effectively collaborates with producers, reporters and managers to produce high quality stories.
  • Taking in video feeds from field crews.
  • Any other editing duties as assigned by news and production managers.


Experience Requirements:

  • Experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) preferred.
  • Military experience will be considered.


Qualifications Requirements:

  • Proficiency editing with Adobe Premiere is a plus.
  • Must be able to handle and juggle multiple editing assignments under strict deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively with photographers and producers.
  • Must be able to record multiple feeds on a digital encoding system.
  • Able to search for source materials from multiple outlets and platforms.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Some college or technical school is a plus.
  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) is a plus

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/15/2019
Closing Date: 6/14/2019

Apply at https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/editor-5963


Master Control Operator

NBC5/WPTZ, a Hearst Television station, seeks a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking individual for our Master Control team. This position is responsible for the equipment that provides the content for our broadcast on-air program streams. You will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on-air product and documenting transmission events.

Job Responsibilities:    

  • Coordinate live and taped programming for broadcast on three channels.
  • Maintaining on-air operation to include running commercials, network and quality signals.
  • Monitor multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
  • Operate Harris Automation equipment.
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
  • Observe transmitters and take remote readings.
  • Maintain program and transmitter logs.
  • Execute, edit, update and append daily playlists.
  • Acquire content from various distributors.
  • Troubleshoot and communicate issues and discrepancies with other MC and Engineering staff as needed.

Experience Requirements:

  • General computer and software experience required.\
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications.
  • Good vision, with or without correction, is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of VizRT graphics is a plus.
  • Prior experience with television operations and newscast production is a plus.

Education:

  • Will train the right candidate.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered..

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/3/2019
Closing Date: 6/2/2019
Apply at
https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/master-control-operator-5855


Reporter

WPTZ-TV, the Heart NBC affiliate in Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY market, is looking for a Multimedia Journalist that has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video, and do compelling live shots. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. The Multimedia Journalist should be an accurate, ethical, compelling storyteller with a team attitude. The right candidate loves telling stories and delivering them LIVE to the viewers. This person will produce content on-air, on-line, and for our mobile devices.

What you get in return is the chance to become part of HEARST Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country. You’ll also get to work with a talented group of journalists who go the extra mile for each other and the opportunity to live in one of the most scenic parts of the country, while working in a brand new, state-of-the-art newsroom and studio.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather information for stories and live reports for newscasts that could include mornings, nights and weekends.   Variable shift possible.
  • Put together high-quality packages.
  • Coverage of breaking news
  • Develop sources and generate story ideas
  • Shoot live shots and live interviews
  • Shoot and track news stories
  • Work with reporters on packages, special reports and documentaries

Experience Requirements:

  • At least one-year television news reporting, photography and editing
  • Breaking news/sports reporter
  • Creative writer and packager
  • Military multimedia experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:      

  • Works quickly and efficiently
  • Good personality.  Must connect with viewers
  • Must enjoy being part of a team.
  • Excellent writing and packaging skills
  • Must be able to provide samples of reporting and photography.
  • Ability to develop contacts and generate stories.
  • Ability to shoot and edit high quality video

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field.
  • Military multimedia training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) will be considered with appropriate experience

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/23/2019
Closing Date: 5/23/2019
Apply at: https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/reporter-5763


CW Street Team Ambassador

WNNE-The Valley CW, a Hearst Television affiliate associated with NBC5, is looking for individuals to join our promotional street team.  If you are outgoing, energetic, extremely reliable and have an excellent work ethic, we are looking for you! This part-time position puts you in the middle of the action at some of the year’s biggest events.  You will be a complete marketing ambassador for The Valley CW.  You’ll represent The Valley CW onsite at events and you will have the chance to be featured on-air.  It’s an opportunity that’s fun, flexible and gives you great experience! On-air hosting skills a huge plus! Must be at least 18 years old, able to lift up to 50 lbs., have a clean driving record and able to work a flexible part-time schedule, including weekends. Valid US passport or enhanced driver’s license a plus, since some of our events are in Montreal.

Job Responsibilities:   

  • Set up The Valley CW booth and interact with attendees at events
  • Take photos and videos at events
  • Post photos and videos online
  • Appear in The Valley CW on-air promos as needed

Required Skills:

  • Outgoing, energetic personality
  • Extremely reliable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Active with social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Periscope, etc.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current local college students encouraged to apply

Although not required, the following experience would be helpful:

  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Blog or web posting
  • Event planning/organization
  • Marketing experience
  • Previous TV or magazine appearances

Vacancy Type: Part Time
Date Posted: 4/19/2019
Closing Date: 5/19/2019
Apply at: http://careers.hearsttelevision.com/

Include links to talent/performance reels if you want them to be considered for application.


Account Executive

WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst Television owned NBC affiliate in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market, has an immediate opening for a Local Sales Account Executive. This position provides an excellent opportunity to be part of a local news leader in the market.  Great resources including Nielsen ratings, Marshall Marketing qualitative data, and the vast digital assets with Hearst Television provide significant opportunity for building innovative and effective marketing and sponsorship opportunities for both established and newly developed clients.  The position is based in our Plattsburgh, NY office, but there is a need to travel throughout the entire DMA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop and nurture positive business relationships in the community
  • Sell commercial time to local and/or regional advertisers and agencies. Includes on-air and digital media platforms.
  • Generate new revenue by developing new advertisers to our medium.
  • Manage and evolve a list of current valued clients
  • Responsible for ensuring commercials are complete and ready to air on schedule.
  • Responsible for orderly flow of all sales transactions, including overseeing pre-emptions and make-goods.
  • Prepare creative presentations using rating services and other resources.

Experience Requirements:

  • Previous media/advertising experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer applications (MS Office) and ability to learn proprietary software (Wide Orbit, Marshall Marketing, Kantar).
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record; use of personal vehicle for sales calls required.

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Business Management/Communications preferred, or the equivalent.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/19/2019
Closing Date: 5/19/2019
Apply at: https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/account-executive-5749


Newscast Producer

WPTZ NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market has an opening for a Newscast Producer  in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility. We’re looking for a story teller who thrives on breaking news, and the urgency of a fast-paced, dynamic newscast. Our next producer will join a team of award-winning journalists committed to dynamic local news coverage. We want a producer who demonstrates solid news judgement, and who has an eye for using video, graphics, and studio features to effectively convey information.   We approach everything as a team at WPTZ. We expect you to come in with an open mind, ready to learn and ready to lend a hand to other members of the team when needed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Selecting, and writing material for a daily newscast.
  • Building graphics and shaping how a story is presented for a live newscast.
  • Working with reporters and helping them shape their daily reports.
  • Possess an ability to communicate clearly and quickly to effectively give direction, and to explain your vision of a newscast to anchors, reporters, and directors.
  • Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an “experience” for viewers
  • Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff.
  • Our producers are required to edit video and contribute to our digital platforms.

Experience Requirements:

  • Creative presentation style.
  • Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure and knowledge of ENPS are pluses.
  • Military experience in a related occupation specialty will be considered.
    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 preferred.
  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/17/2019
Closing Date: 5/17/2019
Apply at: https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/producer-5730