Job Openings at Local 22/44

Local 22 (WVNY) and Local 44 (WFFF) currently have the following job openings: Morning Anchor/Reporter, Junior Account Executive, Master Control Operator and News Anchor. Read on for details.


Morning Anchor/Reporter

WFFF and WVNY, the FOX and ABC affiliates in Burlington, Vermont, are looking for a standout Morning Anchor/Reporter. We want a journalist who has it all: great storyteller, strong on-air presence, big personality, big energy, social-media star, digital-first mindset, and a news junkie who will help us win breaking news. We need someone with the mentality of a bulldog reporter. You must be curious and competitive. Above all, you need to have an optimistic outlook and a winning attitude. 

  • Produce content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.
  • Work with management to enterprise and develop stories daily
  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
  • Organize material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
  • Gather and verify information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.
  • Build network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education
  • Three (3) years television anchoring or reporting experience required
  • Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Understand importance of social media
  • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills
  • Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel
  • Operate newsroom computer systems

Apply to: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Reporter-I–News-Anchor_REQ-6578

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


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.