Job Openings at NBC5

WPTZ/NBC5 currently has job openings for the following positions: Multimedia Journalist, National Sales Assistant, Chief Photographer, Meteorologist, Sales Account Associate and a Newscast Producer. Read on for details.


Multimedia Journalist

WPTZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY market, is looking for a Multimedia Journalist that has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video, and do compelling live shots. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. The Multimedia Journalist should be an accurate, ethical, compelling storyteller with a team attitude. The right candidate loves telling stories and delivering them LIVE to the viewers. This person will produce content on-air, on-line, and for our mobile devices.

What you get in return is the chance to become part of HEARST Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country. You’ll also get to work with a talented group of journalists who go the extra mile for each other and the opportunity to live in one of the most scenic parts of the country. This position is based at our South Burlington, VT studio, but will cover stories from throughout our NH/VT/NY market.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather information for stories and live reports for newscasts that could include mornings, nights and weekends.   Variable shift possible.
  • Put together high-quality packages.
  • Coverage of breaking news
  • Develop sources and generate story ideas
  • Shoot live shots and live interviews
  • Shoot and track news stories

Experience Requirements:

  • Creative writer and packager
  • Military multimedia experience a plus
  • Must be able to provide samples of reporting and photography.

Qualifications Requirements:         

  • Works quickly and efficiently
  • Good personality.  Must connect with viewers
  • Must enjoy being part of a team.
  • Ability to develop contacts and generate stories.
  • Ability to shoot and edit high quality video

Education:                           

  • Related newsroom experience or college degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military multimedia experience is enthusiastically considered.

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/20/2021
Closing Date: 11/19/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE


National Sales Assistant

NBC5/WPTZ is accepting applications for a Sales Assistant to join our National Sales team. A positive attitude and professional demeanor is essential along with the flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment. Individual will work closely with the sales team to ensure effective placement of sales activity. Specifically, you’ll work with the sales force on processing advertising contracts, obtaining creative materials, generating support materials for sales team, and coordinating the scheduling and launch of advertising campaigns. This is a great opportunity in a growing organization for someone who is able to maintain a high level of accuracy and remain calm under pressure. This career opportunity is a great way to get your foot in the door at a highly-respected TV station and begin a career with Hearst Television, an industry-leading television station group.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Entering and maintaining all national orders including electronic transfer and maintenance of all MediaLine/WOCentral orders to WideOrbit.
  • Assist in the development of sales proposals, advertising packages and client presentations.
  • Create supportive marketing materials for sales department.
  • Effectively communicate with internal teams (sales, production, finance) and external clients on performance and delivery of campaigns.
  • Maintain organized filing systems
  • Prepare proposals based on account executive requests
  • Keep progress tabs on various sales initiatives.
  • Work cooperatively with managers, co-workers and clients to deliver a high-level of service.
  • Interact with co-workers, clients and the viewing public in a professional manner, both on the phone and in person
  • In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have computer and software experience.
  • Previous commercial television experience a plus.

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, WideOrbit, Strata and MediaLine.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, manage multiple projects and tight deadlines.
  • Consistently meet deadlines in a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • Capable of learning new systems promptly and thoroughly.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Must be highly-focused, organized, and detail oriented.
  • Must take pride in work, respond to instruction well, thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy working independently and perform at a consistently high-level.
  • Deal with the daily stresses and pressures associated with commercial television sales
  • Extreme attention to detail.

Education:

  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/14/2021
Closing Date: 11/13/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE


Chief Photographer

WPTZ/NBC, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, is seeking a Chief Photographer with the ability to capture the essence of what’s happening in the field, and then bring it vividly into the homes of our viewers. Exceptional organization, motivation and management skills are critical. Excellent video and editing skills, exceptional time-management abilities, and effective communication style at all levels and the highest journalistic standards are a must. Our Chief Photographer is also a team leader, who provides regular feedback and mentorship to our team of photographers and MMJ’s.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Trains, manages, evaluates and develops a team of photographers and MMJ’s
  • Shooting and editing of VO’s, VO-sots and packages for Broadcast Air and On-line postings
  • A team leader who ensures our look and sound are among the best in the market.
  • 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.
  • Can work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video.
  • Will produce and publish content to our online platforms
  • In-person attendance is required. Position is based in South Burlington, VT, but could cover stories throughout our market.

Experience Requirements:

  • Prior management experience required.
  • Previous newsroom experience preferred.
  • Qualifications Requirements:
  • Excellent managerial skills
  • Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
  • Efficient Operation on TVU packs
  • Can work in all weather conditions
  • Can operate large vehicles, must have a valid drivers license and a near-perfect driving record
  • Exceptional ability to operate digital editing tools
  • Can organize and prioritize

Education:

  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news or related field or related experience
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Additional Requirements:
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/12/2021
Closing Date: 11/11/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE


Meteorologist

WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market, has an opportunity for a high energy, highly skilled Meteorologist to join our Weather team. We are looking for a Meteorologist who knows the science, but can tell a relatable weather story. Our next Meteorologist will be an accurate forecaster, convey an appropriate tone of urgency and authority in severe weather coverage, summarize complicated information, and stay cool under pressure. This meteorologist will be assigned to weekend weather anchoring and fill-in for weekday meteorologists.

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:

  • Give our viewers the weather forecast with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather storytelling and graphics.
  • Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events
  • Will be able to simultaneously provide content on TV and on our digital platforms.
  • Will utilize all the technology and tools available to us, including the WSI weather system, to tell an intriguing weather story
  • Could be deployed in the field during weather events
  • Gather news and information
  • Summarize facts and clearly communicate content for broadcast
  • In-person attendance is required. Position is located in South Burlington, VT.

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting.
  • Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage
  • Dynamic and authoritative on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
  • Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data
  • Proficient in using WSI graphics and technology
  • Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to tell a compelling weather story
  • Ability to use common television weather systems.
  • Radar experience preferred
  • Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics.

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field/equivalent experience
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/1/2021
Closing Date: 10/31/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE


Sales Account Associate

As a Sales Account Associate, you will work with the sales team on processing and advertising contracts, obtaining creative materials, generating support materials for sales teams, and coordinating the scheduling and launch of advertising campaigns. This individual will work closely with the advertising sales team to ensure effective placement of sales activity. The Entry Level ??? Sales Associate position is a training sales program that will develop Sales Account Associates into Sales Account Executives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the development of sales proposals, advertising packages, and client presentations.
  • Create supportive marketing materials for the sales department.
  • Prepare proposals based on account executive requests.
  • Effectively communicate with internal teams (including: sales, production, finance) and external clients on performance and delivery of campaigns.
  • Entering and maintaining all orders including electronic transfer and maintenance of all MediaLine/WOCentral orders to WideOrbit.
  • Maintain and organize sales databases.
  • Interact with co-workers, clients and the viewing public in a professional manner, both on the phone and in person.
  • In-person attendance is required.

Market Specific Responsibilities:

In conjunction with our Commerical Production team and Creative Services Team, you will be involved in station related events in our communities throughout VT/Northern NY and Western NH.

Training and Development: 

  • Comprehensive 10-12-month training, with ongoing career development and opportunities through the Hearst Sales Development Program.
  • Learn industry-leading communication and sales techniques.
  • Train with top sales producers.
  • Learn software skills on MediaLine and WideOrbit.
  • After the Hearst Sales Development Program, you will be eligible for an increase in responsibilities and a new job title.

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, manage multiple projects, and tight deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Excellent social, intrapersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Must be highly-focused, organized, and detail oriented.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Must have an entrepreneurial mindset.

Education:

  • College degree OR relevant experience in sales, customer service, business administration, or related field.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Extensive Training Program
  • Health and Welfare Programs Including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement and Income Protection Programs Including a 401k plan
  • Work/Life Programs Including Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Apply to learn more about the great benefits Hearst has to offer!

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 9/20/2021
Closing Date: 10/20/2021
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 a plus.

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
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 9/17/2021
Closing Date: 10/17/2021
Visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply (tip, search South Burlington, VT). EOE