Job Openings at NBC5

WPTZ-TV / NBC5 currently has seven job openings;  Multi Media Journalist, Director of Engineering, Master Control Supervisor, Master Control Operator, News Producer, Sales Assistant and News Editor. Read on for details.


Multi Media Journalist

WPTZ-TV, the 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.

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

Experience Requirements:

  • At least one-year television news reporting, photography and editing
  • 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
  • Ability to receive critique and feedback is a must

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: 12/9/2019
Closing Date: 1/8/2020
Apply at https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/multi-media-journalist-7664


Director of Engineering

WPTZ and WNNE, the Hearst Television owned NBC and CW affiliates in the Burlington, VT- Plattsburgh, NY DMA, are searching for a dynamic leader and effective manager for the position of Director of Engineering.  The individual will be directly responsible for supervision of the installation, operation, and maintenance of all broadcast equipment and supervision of technical and operational staff including master control operators.  The position will also provide oversight of IT integrity and infrastructure, serve as the point person for logistics planning of special events and projects, and will assist the General Manager in achieving station and departmental objectives and priorities.

In July, WTPZ/WNNE moved into the most advanced broadcast facility in Vermont. The stations now need a leader who can maintain our best-in-market news production and on-air/online product in addition to continue to incorporate new technology.  Successful candidate will be a results-oriented leader with the ability to motivate, communicate, and interface with all station departments.  We seek an individual to join a management team committed to excellence.  Prior management experience is required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead WPTZ/WNNE’s present and future technology strategies
  • FCC compliance and oversight
  • Capital planning and execution with collaboration of all other departments
  • Management of implementation of capital projects
  • Oversight of Engineering Operations Budget
  • Develop and maintain 5-year technical plan
  • Establish and Maintain Operational technical standards and operational policies
  • Train and educate staff to understand all internal systems

Experience Requirements:

  • Multi-channel station automation and servers
  • File-based newsroom workflows and editing
  • VOIP systems
  • HD routing switchers, production switchers, cameras, robotics and multi-viewers
  • Satellite commercial delivery systems – Pitch Blue, Path fire, etc.
  • Broadcast Encoders, Mux & IRDs
  • Understanding of ATSC / 8VSB signals, MPEG2, DOLBY AC3, CALM ACT, EAS, CAP, IP
  • Video, HDTV, ENG and STL Microwave transmission.
  • Understanding of VPNs, VLANs and port routing
  • The ability to work with all other department heads

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of data network, data communications, computer systems and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of computer operating systems (Windows, Linux, etc…)
  • Ability to follow drawings/schematics and trouble shoot systems and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of audio/video technologies, both digital and analog.

Education:

  • BS or AS degree in engineering and/or equivalent industry or military experience.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/2/2019
Closing Date: 1/1/2020
Apply at https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/director-of-engineering-7618


Master Control Supervisor

WPTZ/NBC5, a Hearst Television station, has an immediate opening for a Master Control Supervisor. We are looking for the right person who is a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized, team player.   This person will supervise a team of Master Control Operators who are responsible for controlling the equipment providing content for our television program streams that are watched on cable, satellite and over the air.

Nestled between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack mountains of New York, WPTZ/NBC5 is the leading source for the latest local headlines and live alerts. If you want to be a part of our award-winning team, this is the opportunity for you! Be a part of a station with real momentum in a beautiful part of northern New England, featuring the latest in broadcast technology. Best of all, you’ll become part of Hearst Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain operations that keeps us in compliance with FCC rules and regulations.
  • Schedule M/C Operators for 24/7 operations.
  • Ensure proper program and transmitter log documentation by the Master Control team.
  • Train MCOs in the operation and future operations of Master Control.
  • Review MCO’s in conjunction with Engineering management.
  • Maintain a dialog with other departments to support their operations.
  • Communicates problems with equipment to the Engineering team in a timely manner.
  • Ensure acquisition of content from content providers.
  • Will help create and update operations documentation.

Job Experience Requirements:

  • Must have computer and software experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience a plus.
  • Prior experience in television station operations a plus.
  • Prior experience in Master Control operations a plus.
  • Related military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Must be reasonably computer literate.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Multi-tasking ability is required.
  • Ability to train others is required.
  • Must be able to operate equipment used for broadcast and production.
  • Must have good vision, with or without correction.
  • Must be team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Exposure to television operations a plus.

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • We 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: 11/25/2019
Closing Date: 12/25/2019
Apply at https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/master-control-supervisor-7593


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 overnight 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: 11/25/2019
Closing Date: 12/25/2019
Apply at https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/master-control-operator-7594


News Producer

WPTZ NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market has an opening for a Newscast Producer. 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. During work hours, you’ll be in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility.

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: 11/21/2019
Closing Date: 12/21/2019
Apply at https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/news-producer-7572


Sales Assistant

NBC5/WPTZ is looking for an organized, detail-oriented team player with exceptional written and verbal skills, and the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. A positive attitude and professional demeanor is essential along with the flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment. Individual will work closely with the sales team to ensure effective placement of sales activity. Specifically, you’ll work with the sales team on processing advertising contracts, obtaining creative materials, generating support materials for sales team, and coordinating the scheduling and launch of advertising campaigns. This is a great opportunity in a growing organization for someone who is able to maintain a high level of accuracy and remain calm under pressure. This career opportunity is a great way to start a career at a highly-respected TV station and with Hearst Television, an industry-leading television station group.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Entering and maintaining all national orders including electronic transfer and maintenance of all WOCentral orders to WideOrbit.
  • Assist in the development of sales proposals, advertising packages and client presentations.
  • Create supportive marketing materials for sales department.
  • Effectively communicate with internal teams (sales, production, finance) and external clients on performance and delivery of campaigns.
  • Maintain organized filing systems
  • Prepare proposals based on account executive requests
  • Keep progress tabs on various sales initiatives.
  • Work cooperatively with managers, co-workers and clients to deliver a high-level of service.
  • Interact with co-workers, clients and the viewing public in a professional manner, both on the phone and in person.
  • Management of front desk in Plattsburgh office, including reception, mail management and delivery/shipping.

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have computer and software experience, including MS Office.
  • Previous office and/or sales support experience preferred.
  • Previous commercial television experience a plus.
  • Military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Ability to learn or current proficiency in proprietary and industry-specific software, such as WideOrbit, Marshall Marketing, Matrix and Kantar.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, manage multiple projects and tight deadlines.
  • Consistently meet deadlines in a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Must be highly-focused, organized, and detail oriented.
  • Must take pride in work, respond to instruction well, thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy working independently and perform at a consistently high-level.
  • Deal with the daily stresses and pressures associated with commercial television sales.
  • Extreme attention to detail.

Education:

  • College degree or equivalent experience.
  • Related military training and experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/21/2019
Closing Date: 12/21/2019
Apply at https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/sales-assistant-7571


News Editor

WPTZ/NBC5 has an opening for a highly motivated and creative full time News Editor 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.  Located in the scenic Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market, WPTZ/NBC5 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.

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: 11/18/2019
Closing Date: 12/18/2019
Apply at visit http://careers.hearsttelevision.com. EOE