Job Openings at Local 22/44

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


News Producer

The News Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes scripts, teases and other content, times news programs, and posts video to the website.

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

Requirements & 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
  • 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

Nexstar is an EEO employer. To apply, please go to: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Producer-1–News_REQ-7819


Local Sales Manager

WFFF/WVNY is nestled atop Mountain View Drive in Colchester, VT, overlooking nearby Burlington, Lake Champlain, the majestic Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. Outdoor enthusiasts visit from across the country to enjoy all the amenities of a big city, but with a welcoming college-town feel. Looking for stuff to do? Well, we’ve got tons. Check it out right here!  From our Church Street Marketplace, a downtown outdoor mall closed to vehicle traffic, to farmer’s markets, to Food Truck Fridays, to an explosion of craft breweries, it’s pretty tough to beat the unique, local feel! We’re a top 100 market without all the hassles of big city congestion. Be a part of a welcoming community, a great place to live life with plenty of room to grow. Our brand is LOCAL and we live it every day with local news coverage by our enthusiastic news team, in fact, our news programs are known in this region as Local 22 and Local 44! We offer factual news and locally produced programming with market-wide digital delivery on https://www.mychamplainvalley.com

Utilize your broadcast sales experience and management skills to lead a team of 8 local sellers in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, one of Americas most desirable small cities! Join the country’s largest TV group (Nexstar Inc.) and continue to grow our local revenues here in market #96.

The Local Sales Manager position is responsible for creating and executing a sales strategy for two network affiliate television stations with a complementary suite of digital products.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The candidate must be an effective motivator and innovative thinker able to inspire a local sales team.
  • Top candidates will have experience training, guiding, and motivating salespeople, including setting goals and monitoring performance.
  • Superb communication, both oral and written, an ability to identify the developmental needs of others, and to coach and mentor others to improve their performance are necessary skills.
  • Leading candidates will have a successful track record of generating new business and of selling big events and ideas to clients and agencies.
  • They will also have proven forecasting processes and abilities.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Nielsen, ComScore, Prime Lingo, Matrix and Wide Orbit are a plus. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of new business development
  • Train team on sales tactics, approach and overcoming objections
  • Effectively develop relationships with decision-makers and influencers in the market
  • Maximize the value of network TV schedules and of Nexstar content initiatives
  • Provide superior service that results in high levels of advertiser retention
  • Know your numbers and be process-oriented when it comes to sales fulfillment
  • Be active in the communities we serve

Nexstar is an EEO employer. To apply, please go to: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Manager-III–Local-Sales_REQ-7743


Master Control Operator – Full Time & Part-Time Both Available

LOCAL 22 (WVNY) and LOCAL 44 (WFFF) is looking for both a full-time and 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: 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-7186

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.