Job Openings at Local 22/44

Local 22 (WVNY) and Local 44 (WFFF) currently have eight job openings: Receptionist/Sales Assistant, News Anchor, Digital News Producer, Promotions & Commercial Producer, Junior Account Executive, Reporter, Master Control Operator and Meteorologist. Read on for details.


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.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Receptionist_REQ-3136

WFFF/Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


News Anchor

Be a part of (ABC) Local 22 / (FOX) Local 44’s news team!  You will write, and edit copy for news, and serve as the co-anchor.  You will serve as a primary presenter of news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.  You will be energetic and show integrity and authority in communicating the Local 22/Local 44 News content philosophy. We expect our anchors to be newsroom leaders, and to work with news management to grow ratings and share of audience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Presents news stories and other content for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assists in producing newscasts and communicates clear direction with team members.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating news programming and other content.
  • Acts as a field reporter as assigned.
  • Conducts interviews with news makers and can easily interact with community leaders.
  • Responds with urgency to breaking news and other newsroom situations as required.
  • Participates in frequent promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Writes and edits copy and video as assigned for both TV and Digital platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites, takes a leadership role in growing digital audience.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib and interact with other on-air team members.
  • Minimum two year’s experience in news reporting or anchoring.
  • Superior on-air appearance and presence.
  • Excellent news judgement with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
  • 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.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The News Anchor 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 occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Anchor must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Anchor_REQ-2812

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Digital News Producer

WFFF-TV and WVNY-TV, the FOX and ABC affiliates covering Vermont, Northern New York, and Southern New Hampshire, are looking for a Digital News Producer. We want someone with a keen sense of news judgment and a good grasp on what gets conversations going with our viewers. The primary roles will be generating content for on-line publication and engaging with viewers via social media. The right person will be creative, motivated, hard-working, forward thinking, aggressive and a team player.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the key editorial leader for news content on digital platforms.
  • Manages digital, mobile, and social properties while contributing to and executing a strategy for growth.
  • Writes stories and posts videos for websites, apps, social media, and other digital platforms.
  • Works with producers to ensure digital content is integrated into newscasts.
  • Acts as a liaison between the digital team and other areas of the stations, including news, promotions, and sales.
  • Oversees the digital contributions from other staff members, and provides guidance to help improve their work.
  • Builds special sections for websites and apps using content management systems.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites, as well as by email and phone.
  • Maintains accuracy and integrity in news products delivered.
  • Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work related experience preferred.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a digital role in a television newsroom preferred.
  • Knowledge of content management systems, HTML, CSS and Google Analytics preferred.
  • Impeccable grammar and spelling, and ability to write interesting, understandable copy 
  • Fluency in English; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to multi-task, deal with extreme deadline pressure, and react/coordinate coverage under live breaking news situations is crucial.
  • Ability to work extended hours, as needed.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Digital 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. The Digital 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.

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Digital-producer_REQ-2787

WFFF/Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Producer, Promotions & Commercial

The Promotions & Commercial Producer 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.
  • Work closely with Creative Services Director to conceive, write, produce, and edit compelling on-air promos and image campaigns either independently or as a team
  • Work with clients and the station sales team to produce effective commercials for local businesses
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and ensure that assigned projects are delivered on time
  • Assist with local news production, as assigned
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Must have ability to work daytime hours regularly and flexible hours including weekends when needed
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to provide a reel of work examples — include a web address with your resume or cover letter.
  • Knowledge and experience in After Effects and Photoshop
  • Creative writing ability
  • Possess strong video production skills
  • Working knowledge of lighting and audio gear
  • Possess excellent communication, presentation, organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully interact with all departments

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!

Apply at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Producer–Promotions-Commercial_REQ-1924

WFFF/Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Junior Account Executive

WFFF FOX 44/WVNY ABC 22 in Colchester, VT is looking for a Junior Account Executive to join our team! If you are motivated, personable, and goal-oriented with a positive work ethic and desire to learn more about the advertising industry, we’d like to meet you. We offer a unique opportunity if you are looking for a challenging environment, tools, and resources to help you start your career.  You will receive a guarantee for one full year, plus opportunities for bonuses, based on meeting certain goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate to differentiate us in the marketplace by working with sales team members to develop custom advertiser solutions/marketing presentations.
  • Assist in the execution of marketing client campaigns in all facets from start to finish. This includes customer facing interactions to push forward campaign execution.
  • Prepare materials for campaign proof of performances utilizing Power Point, Excel, emerging tools, etc.
  • Present alongside a team of account executives and management on client meetings.

The Successful Candidate Demonstrates:

  • Problem-solving and deductive reasoning is required to accomplish tasks.
  • Ability to assess needs of clients & team members to meet the needs of the business
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and self-starting to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Clear and concise communications both through writing & presentation skills
  • Understanding of social media and digital platforms
  • Excellent follow-up, strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including: Word, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Ability to learn industry specific software

Qualification Requirements:

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

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, associate degree or equivalent experience preferred in customer service

Please apply to: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Account-Executive_REQ-655

WFFF/Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Multimedia Journalist

Local 22 & Local 44 covering the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market is looking for its next star reporter!  The best candidates will have a proven track record of enterprising stories that make a difference to viewers. You will set-up, write and edit your pieces, which will appear in newscasts on WFFF (Local 44), WVNY (Local 22) and MyChamplainValley.com.

Position Summary:

The Multimedia Journalist produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Review copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
  • Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details
  • Determine a story’s emphasis, length and format and organize material accordingly
  • Research and analyze background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
  • Pitch stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receive assignments and evaluate leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Discuss issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
  • Check reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
  • Revise work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
  • Shoot and edit news events and news reports
  • Produce and present reports for all platforms
  • Ensure that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Write stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interact with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast 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 with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum two years experience in news reporting.
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The Multimedia Journalist 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 or co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Multimedia Journalist 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.

Please apply online: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Reporter-I–MultiMedia-Journalist_REQ-656

WFFF/Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Master Control Operator

LOCAL 22 (WVNY) and LOCAL 44 (WFFF) is looking for a part time Master Control Operator.  This job is for the person that enjoys working with computers, servers and technical equipment.  You must be incredibly organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task. Responsibilities include recording and downloading content, monitoring the quality of feeds and operating master control software and equipment.  Broadcast experience or computer orientation helpful, on-site training offered. Shifts will include overnights and/or weekends. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overall on-air look of the television station through airing programming and scheduled station breaks.
  • Monitor strength, clarity and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts
  • Record/download and segment video content to the servers
  • Maintain programming logs as required by station management
  • Operate Master Control software and equipment as directed
  • Ensures the station’s compliance with Emergency Alert System and other FCC requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Broadcast experience helpful
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners and other office equipment.
  • PC/MS Office experience helpful
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

 Physical Demands & Work Environment: 

The Master Control Operator must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Master Control Operator 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.

Please apply to: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Master-Control-Operator_REQ-1417

WFFF/Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Meteorologist

WFFF/WVNY-TV in Colchester, VT is seeking an experienced Meteorologist with a compelling on-air presence, possessing excellent story telling capabilities and a passion to be the best.  This is a great opportunity to become part of our news team.  The Meteorologist will exude personality, intelligence and credibility both on and off the camera in this high-profile position and play a role in developing our weather team presence in the marketplace.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce and present weather reports for all platforms.
  • Ensure that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Write and deliver weather stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assist in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content.
  • Respond to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Work closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
  • Participates in promotional activities and public appearances. Represent the station at various community events and conduct visits to schools throughout the region.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Write web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
  • Interact with viewers and users on social media sites.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Meteorological certification is a must.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Strong understanding of the field of meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The Meteorologist 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 occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Meteorologist 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.

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Meteorologist_REQ-1376

WFFF/Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer