Job Openings at WPTZ/NBC5

WPTZ/NBC5 currently has two job openings; Account Executive and Master Control Operator.

Account Executive

WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst Television owned NBC Network affiliate in the scenic 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 growing television station in the market delivering entertainment and news content to the region.  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 primarily in our new state-of-the-art facility in South Burlington, VT.  There will also be 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.


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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/7/2019
Closing Date: 11/6/2019
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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.


  • 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: 10/3/2019
Closing Date: 11/2/2019
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