Job Openings at Local 22/44

Local 22 (WVNY) and Local 44 (WFFF) currently have the following job openings: Experienced Account Executive, Newscast Director, Newscast Producer, Junior Account Executive, Digital Sales Manager, Master Control Operator and News Anchor. Read on for details.


Experienced Account Executive

If you have experience selling media (radio, print, digital) preferably in the Burlington-Plattsburgh region and are looking for an opportunity to grow further, faster, we’d like to meet you.

WVNY/ABC and WFFF/FOX in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market seeks a results-driven Account Executive. This experienced sales professional must have a winning attitude and a desire to succeed!

Responsibilities include managing agency business, new business generation, client relationship building, proposal preparation and presentation to a diverse customer base. The position requires excellent communication, customer service, and time management skills. The ideal candidate will be a people person who is responsible for developing large-scale new business clients and growing digital revenue!

The ideal candidate should have a minimum 2 years of media sales experience.  Bachelor’s degree preferred with an emphasis in Business/Marketing or Communications.

Tasks include:

  • Implementing strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.
  • Establishing credible relationships with local business community.
  • Making sales calls on existing and prospective clients.
  • Maintaining assigned accounts and develops new accounts.
  • Explaining to customers how specific types of advertising will help promote their products or services in the most effective way possible.
  • Provides clients with information regarding rates for advertising placement in all media.
  • Preparing and delivering sales presentations to clients.
  • Developing advertising schedules with clients and station personnel responsible for placing advertising into station media.
  • Working with clients and station personnel to develop advertisements.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Minimum one year’s experience in sales, preferably in the media field.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Experience achieving long-range objectives and implementing the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

Apply at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Digital-Account-Executive_REQ-5409

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Newscast Director

The Newscast Director coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.

  • Coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions
  • Supervises and assigns duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of programs
  • Observes pictures through monitors and directs camera/video staff concerning composition
  • Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments
  • Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast
  • Trains camera and CG operators on the proper operation during live broadcasts
  • Switches video sources and given direction at the same time during live broadcasts
  • Tests equipment to ensure proper operation
    Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • High school diploma
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations and production.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Proficiency with broadcast control equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Apply at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Newscast-Director_REQ-5331

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Newscast Producer/ Media Producer

WVNY/WFFF-TV in beautiful Burlington, Vermont is looking for our next dynamic NEWS PRODUCER who wants to tell compelling stories, dominate breaking news and severe weather coverage, and promote the values of journalism on air, online and to social media.

We are looking for someone who has strong news judgment, is passionate about journalism, and the desire to work within an award-winning team. This producer will be a major part of the station’s online success by posting stories and other content on Mychamplainvalley.com.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability and willingness to produce newscasts with creativity and flair; this includes writing clear, concise copy on deadline, working under pressure, and showcasing great video and emotional sound, and easy to understand graphics. College degree required.

Duties:

  • Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms
  • Writes and orders news stories
  • Approves scripts
  • Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts
  • Edits video
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements and 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 two years’ experience in news operations (Depending on market size
  • 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

Apply at:  https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/News-Producer_REQ-4952

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.

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

Extra Benefits:

  • Full comprehensive benefits
  • 401k options
  • Incentives & bonus plans
  • Free gym membership

Please apply to: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Account-Executive_REQ-4830

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Digital Sales Manager

The Digital Sales Manager (DSM) directly oversees the daily operations of the station’s digital advertising business and interacts with clients and advertising agencies to maximize digital revenue. The DSM assists in hiring, training and developing Account Executives and collaborates with the DOS & LSM on digital sales.

  • Develops and executes sales strategies which result in exceeding revenue targets in digital by vertical and by accounts
  • Works with Account Executives and clients developing results driven marketing solutions across multiple platforms
  • Attends sales calls with Account Executives to develop new accounts and maximize existing accounts

Requirements & Skills:

  • Degree or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred
  • Minimum three-year experience in Sales, preferably in the Digital field
  • Current knowledge of digital ad technology, online ad serving, 3rd party research skills such as ComScore and Google Analytics
  • Understanding of pricing and inventory management principles.
  • Ability to prospect, meet with, and close business with new advertising clients.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products required
  • Experience with Wide Orbit, Matrix, Strata, ComScore and AdMall are a plus
  • Fluency in English; with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    Occasional travel required; available to work extended hours if needed

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Digital Sales Manager 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 near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Digital Sales Manager must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 40 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-Sales-Manager_REQ-4651

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Master Control Operator

LOCAL 22 (WVNY) and LOCAL 44 (WFFF) is looking for a full 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: The Master Control Operator is responsible for the overall on-air look of the television station through airing programming and scheduled station breaks.

  • Monitors strength, clarity and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjusts equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts
  • Records/downloads and segments video content to the servers
  • Maintains programming logs as required by station management
  • Operates 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-4456

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.