Job Openings at WCAX

WCAX Currently has the following job openings: Multimedia Journalist, Weekend Anchor/MMJ, Account Executive and News Photographer/Editor. Read on for details:

About WCAX: WCAX is one of the strongest CBS Affiliates in the entire country. We paved the way for TV in the Burlington-Plattsburgh region and now we help local businesses grow nationwide! We are a team of innovative marketers! If you are the person who will help this robust community connect with an audience of more than 750,000 customers, then you need to send your resume to us right now. Take this opportunity to build your career in a place where people come from all over the world to enjoy.

About Gray Television: Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

Additional Info: Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.


Multimedia Journalist

WCAX-TV has an immediate opening for a multi-media journalist to work for the number one station in the market. We are seeking a dynamic candidate who is passionate about reporting and storytelling.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Develop, write, produce and present news stories daily live on television and for web and social media
• Establish contacts and sources in the communities we serve
• Participate in editorial meetings and contribute fresh ideas for newscasts
• Cover daily and breaking news as assigned
• Engage viewers through social media channels

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop contacts.
• Ability to react quickly and aggressively to breaking news.
• Strong news judgment, excellent journalistic instincts and a critical eye for details.
• Ability to multi-task efficiently and handle high-pressure situations on a consistent basis.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to contribute within a strong team environment.
• Strong computer skills for research and contributions to digital platforms.
• Familiarity with latest social media trends and products.
• Ability to shoot and edit video.
• Willingness to work long hours and overtime when necessary.

Apply at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/GRA1017GRYT/JobBoard/ae441110-89bd-444d-8ad2-b76c7b9db7a9/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=fb251c27-4a54-4d17-9d87-cc065728538c and be sure to include a link to your professional reel.


Weekend Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

WCAX-TV is looking for a full-time weekend anchor/multimedia journalist to work for the number one station in the market. We are seeking a dynamic candidate who is passionate about the art of storytelling and able to connect with people.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Deliver on-air news events in an engaging and professional manner
• Present information in a fair, unbiased manner, insuring the information is accurate and of interest to viewers
• Use editorial judgment to help determine content of the newscasts
• Write and produce weekend newscasts
• Oversee weekend MMJs
• Write for the web and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
• Edit video for broadcasts as necessary
• Develop story ideas to present in morning/afternoon news meeting
• Develop contacts and sources in the community
• Ability to meet daily and long range deadlines, work well with others in a team atmosphere and contribute meaningful content daily
• Participate in community events and make public appearances on behalf of the station as assigned
• Always present a professional image as a representative of WCAX-TV

Qualifications/Requirements:

• One (1) year experience in a commercial newsroom preferred, including anchoring experience
• BS/BA in journalism or communications preferred
• Ability to shoot, write and edit your own stories as necessary
• Experience with posting stories to web and social media
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems
• A valid driver`s license and a good driving record

Apply at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/GRA1017GRYT/JobBoard/ae441110-89bd-444d-8ad2-b76c7b9db7a9/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=594a5d08-c122-4bf5-bfab-4446ea2f2cc1


Account Executive

WCAX-TV is looking for a self-motivated, competitive, individual to join our sales team! Would you like to help local businesses in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire or anywhere in the United States, grow with state of the art digital and video marketing campaigns? Then this is the career for you.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Prospecting
  • Business development
  • Executing client needs analyses
  • Building and managing customized marketing campaigns
  • Creating post-campaign breakdown analyses

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Marketing/Business background is a plus
  • Google AdWords certification a plus

Apply at: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/GRA1017GRYT/JobBoard/ae441110-89bd-444d-8ad2-b76c7b9db7a9/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=a1707153-3ad3-454f-be5f-d8c8e95fb0e3


News Photographer/Editor

WCAX-TV is looking for a News Photographer/Editor. The job involves working with reporters or alone to produce news reports for TV broadcasts and digital platforms. We are looking for a professional with a strong interest in news and a zest for telling great stories through sound and images. A successful applicant must be willing to work early morning or late evening hours, work outside in all weather conditions and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Shooting and editing video for daily news stories.
  • Pulling and editing video from feeds and other sources.
  • Setting up and shooting live shots for news programs in all kinds of weather.
  • Working with reporters, producers and anchors to develop story ideas.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Advanced skills in video photography and familiarity with a range of professional video gear.
  • Advanced skills in non-linear editing processes for video and audio in a daily news environment.
  • An understanding of bonded cellular technology is preferred.
  • A working knowledge of a Windows based environment.
  • The ability to carry 50 lbs of equipment.
  • College degree; Bachelors or better in Communication, Film and Video Production, Journalism or related field is preferred.
  • Clean driving record and valid driver’s license.

Apply at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/GRA1017GRYT/JobBoard/ae441110-89bd-444d-8ad2-b76c7b9db7a9/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=e9be682c-2bd2-4722-9158-8dde2dcfa6da