Job Openings at Local 22/44

Current job openings include: Newscast Director, AM Reporter, Junior Account Executive, Account Executive, News Director, Master Control Operator (Full-Time and Part-Time) and News Anchor. 

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


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. (More or less depending on market size.)
  • 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.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Newscast Director 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, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Director 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/Director-I–Newscast_REQ-10877

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


AM Reporter

WFFF-TV in Burlington, Vermont is looking for its next superstar to join our morning team. If you have excellent communication skills and a great personality, then this job is for you! We want someone who has the energy and creativity to do compelling live shots. Above all, must be a team player. Burlington is a great place to launch your career and follow the path of previous anchors and reporters to Boston, Tampa, Milwaukee and Portland, Oregon.

You must be:

  • Creative
  • Excellent writer
  • Willing to learn
  • Develop great live skills 
  • Team player
  • Reports news stories for broadcast and digital Writing 
  • Strong social media presence
  • Pitches stories relevant to the local community 
  • Shoots, writes and edits news reports 
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in journalism or related field 
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
  • 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

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Am-Reporter_REQ-10538

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Junior 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 media sales experience.  Bachelor’s degree preferred with an emphasis in Business/Marketing or Communications.

  • Implements strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.
  • Establishes credible relationships with local business community.
  • Makes sales calls on existing and prospective clients.
  • Maintains assigned accounts and develops new accounts.
  • Prepares and delivers sales presentations to clients.
  • Informs 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.
  • Develops Television and Internet advertising schedules with clients and station personnel responsible for placing advertising into station media.
  • Works with clients and station personnel to develop advertisements.
  • Performs 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.

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Account-Executive-III–Sales_REQ-10094

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Account Executive

The Account Executive works within established Sales Department guidelines to increase sales volume with assigned accounts, aggressively seeks new customers for both TV and eMedia business, executes plans and strategies set forth by sales management, maintains awareness of the competition, and maintains visibility in the community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implements strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.
    • Establishes credible relationships with local business community.
    • Makes sales calls on existing and prospective clients.
    • Maintains assigned accounts and develops new accounts.
    • Prepares and delivers sales presentations to clients.
    • Informs 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.
    • Develops Television and Internet advertising schedules with clients and station personnel responsible for placing advertising into station media.
    • Works with clients and station personnel to develop advertisements.
    • Performs 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.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • 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.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Account Executive 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 in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

Please apply to: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Account-Executive-III–Sales_REQ-10096

Nexstar is an equal opportunity employer.


News Director

WFFF (FOX) and WVNY (ABC), serving northern VT, Northeast NY and Western NH in Burlington, Vermont is seeking a News Director.  Responsibilities include managing daily on-air and on-line news content; hiring, training, and mentoring producers, reporters and anchors; overseeing special projects and executing day-to-day operations in the newsroom.  Excellent time management skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and working within a defined budget are key. We are looking for someone  who knows news, how to motivate and guide a combination of young reporting and producing staff, and works well and directs more seasoned anchors.  We need someone who gets and can drive social media, knows the importance of marketing, community involvement, and works well with sales.  A degree in journalism, mass communications, or a related field is preferred.  Prior newsroom experience in producing or reporting is required.  

The News Director leads and supervises all aspects of news, weather and sports programming production.

  • Manages all aspects of the News Department.
  • Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department.
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees.
  • Develops news coverage strategy for the station and its website.
  • Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff.
  • Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.
  • Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals.
  • Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming.
  • Responds to coverage questions.
  • Maintains compliance with FCC regulations and Nexstar guidance within the News Department.
  • Works with other senior station leaders to establish and reach station goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & 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.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in news programming production, with at least two years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets.
  • 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 employee needs and communicate with a team to shape a solution.

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Director-III–News_REQ-9905

Nexstar is an equal opportunity employer.


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


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.