Job Openings at NBC5

WPTZ/NBC5 currently has job openings for the following positions: Newscast Director, Part-time Production Assistant, News Editor, Photo Journalist and Newscast Producer. Read on for details.


Newscast Director

NBC5/WPTZ, the Hearst Television station serving the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, has an opening for an experienced Newscast Director. This position is responsible for communicating and executing all technical aspects of live production, with all technical staff, including the Producer, Audio Operator, Studio, and Engineering. Positive pro-active attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position. With a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, a dedication to hard news and the resources of Hearst Television, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best. This position is based in South Burlington, VT.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Directing broadcast newscasts.
  • Provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew.
  • Be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.
  • Must be able to call and punch a newscast.

Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years directing and technical directing fast-paced newscasts
  • Must also have experience with production switchers, video servers, and audio and studio equipment.
  • Equivalent military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:     

  • MOS and basic computer network understanding.
  • Understanding of Grass Valley Automation
  • Understanding of newsroom systems ENPS and video playback systems.
  • Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
  • The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include early mornings and weekend duties.

Education: 

  • Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred.
  • Related military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and related experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/16/2021
Closing Date: 7/16/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE


Part Time Production Assistant

WPTZ/NBC5 has an opening for a part time Production Assistant. We are looking for an energetic team player who understands the flexible schedule that the broadcast industry requires to join our production crew. This person will be responsible for operating cameras, teleprompter and video equipment; as related to live broadcasts and post-production.  Must have good technical skills, and good communication skills. Responsibilities include floor directing, assisting the news department, and other duties as assigned. This position is based at our South Burlington, VT studio facility.

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Operation of cameras, prompters, sets and other production equipment. Ability to troubleshoot equipment necessary.
  • Lighting and script preparation for newscasts.
  • Video cueing during newscasts.
  • Maintain professional appearance of studio/sets.
  • Assist the directors as needed.Experience Requirements: 
  • Working knowledge of television newscast equipment and software required.
  • Videography experience helpful.
  • Related military experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:  

  • Must have a good attitude, be willing to learn, and be a team player.
  • Must be able to problem solve quickly and work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail a must.
  • Understanding of Grass Valley Automation a plus.
  • Position is in-person, at our South Burlington, VT studio facility.

Education: 

  • Bachelors degree in Communications preferred.
  • Current local students encouraged to apply.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type: Part Time
Date Posted: 6/11/2021
Closing Date: 7/11/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE


News Editor

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.

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.

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 preproduction material.
  • Effectively collaborates with producers, reporters and managers to produce high quality stories.
  • Maintaining standards for all edited material.
  • Taking in ENG and SNG feeds.
  • Any other editing duties as assigned by news managers.

Experience Requirements:

  • Experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.
  • Military on-air producing 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.
  • Knowledge of current television production techniques.
  • Familiarity with mass communications law and media responsibilities.
  • 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.
  • Able to work in a fast paced, detail-oriented environment with calm, skilled execution.

Education:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Some college or technical school preferred.
  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) is a plus.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/4/2021
Closing Date: 7/4/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE


Photojournalist

WPTZ NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market has an opening for a NBC5/ WPTZ-TV, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market, is accepting applications for a full time Photojournalist. This member of our team will spend several hours each day out in the field shooting, editing, and executing live shots for stories. The winning candidate is also tech savvy and up-to-date on the most modern aspects of our medium. You must be able to shoot on Sony XDCam, GoPro, iPhone, and edit in Adobe Premiere and utilize the ENG, SNG, and wireless data to feed completed work to the station. FAA drone license and operation a plus.

During work hours, you’ll be in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility. In off hours, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best ski areas in the country, scenic mountains, and some of the most beautiful waterways in the country.

Job Responsibilities:    

  • Shooting and editing of VOs, VO-SOTs and packages for Broadcast Air and On-line postings
  • Working with the Assignment Desk and Reporters to cover daily stories.
  • Gathers video and still pictures for digital platforms
  • Working with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered.
  • Working with producers to ensure their creative vision is executed with vivid video and natural sound.
  • Communicating and coordinating incoming video elements from crews in the field.
  • Can work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video.
  • Will produce and publish content to our online platforms

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have computer and software experience.
  • Previous newsroom experience preferred.
  • Related military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:   

  • Must possess a valid license, and have an excellent driving record. References and motor vehicle record will be checked.
  • Position requires flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays, as well as extensive travel within the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market and adjacent markets.
  • Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment.
  • Can work in all weather conditions.
  • Can organize and prioritize.
  • Must be a self-starter – someone who doesn’t wait to be told what to do.
  • Ability to work under pressure, making quick decisions.
  • Previous newsroom experience preferred.

Education:     

  • College degree in Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast News, or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Military Veterans encouraged to apply.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/3/2021
Closing Date: 6/3/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE


Newscast 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. In off hours, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best ski areas in the country, scenic mountains, and some of the most beautiful waterways in the country.

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: 5/3/2021
Closing Date: 6/3/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE