Job Openings at Local 22/44

Current job openings include: Newscast Producer, Multimedia Journalist/Reporter, Receptionist/Sales Assistant, Junior Account Executive, Sports Reporter, Senior Account Executive, Photographer/Technical Director, News Anchor, Weekend Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist, Digital Reporter, Digital Sales Manager, and AM Reporter.

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 Producer

WVNY/WFFF-TV in beautiful Burlington, Vermont is looking for our next dynamic NEWS PRODUCER who wants to tell compelling stories, dominate breaking news and severe weather coverage, and promote the values of journalism on air, online and to social media.

We are looking for someone who has strong news judgment, is passionate about journalism, and the desire to work within an award-winning team. This producer will be a major part of the station’s online success by posting stories and other content on Mychamplainvalley.com.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability and willingness to produce newscasts with creativity and flair; this includes writing clear, concise copy on deadline, working under pressure, and showcasing great video and emotional sound, and easy to understand graphics. College degree required.

Experience:

  • Experience with producing newscasts for broadcast across all platforms
  • Writing and orders news stories
  • Approving scripts
  • Balancing news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts
  • Editing video
  • Writing stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacting with viewers and users on social media sites

Requirements:

  • 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
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations (Depending on market size
  • 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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/5/2022
Apply Online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Newscast-producer

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Multimedia Journalist/Reporter

The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Experience:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting

Requirements:

  • 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 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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/7/2022
Apply at:
https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Reporter-I–MultiMedia-Journalist

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Receptionist/Sales Assistant

Local 44 (WFFF) and Local 22 (WVNY) in Burlington, Vermont, has an immediate opening for a service- focused, motivated and friendly front office representative / Sales Assistant for our television station.   In this role you will be the first line of communication for visitors to our station and those calling in.   The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, professional environment where responsiveness, strong follow through, excellent attention to detail and dedication are the norm.   A customer-focused approach with a strong desire to help others is critical for success.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Greets and provides customer service to visitors.
  • Answers and routes telephone calls.
  • Takes phone messages for other personnel.
  • Accepts packages from couriers and prepares packages for shipment.
  • Performs clerical functions for the General Manager and Sales Department as needed.
  • Prepares forms and reports.  Makes copies when necessary.
  • Enters orders, traffic and accounting data using computers, ledgers, orders and other resources.
  • Maintains awareness of the most current broadcast traffic policies, practices and procedures.
  • Maintains files and other business records.
  • Coordinates station or marketing events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • High School diploma required, college degree preferred.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Minimum two years experience in clerical support or administrative assistance, preferably in the sales or media fields.
  • Proficient with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Experience:

  • Minimum two years experience in clerical support or administrative assistance, preferably in the sales or media fields.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma required, college degree preferred.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Proficient with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/4/2022
Apply Online at:
https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Receptionist_REQ-16900

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Junior Account Executive

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. 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.

Experience:

  • Minimum one year’s experience in sales, preferably in the media field (radio, print, tv)
    Experience achieving long-range objectives and implementing the strategies and actions to achieve them.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 3/10/2022
Apply online at:
https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Account-Executive–Junior_

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Sports Reporter

Do you love to tell stories about inspiring athletes and coaches, great displays of teamwork, and local kids working hard on and off the field? This isn`t your average sports reporter job. Sure, we shoot games and show highlights – but our main goal is to tell great feature stories that will appeal to the hard-core sports fan as well as the casual viewer.

 The Burlington-Plattsburgh television market is home to the Olympic Village in Lake Placid, NY, and many ski resorts that are home to world-class athletes. We cover the University of Vermont, SUNY Plattsburgh and a number of other area colleges. High school sports is a big focus all year round, including an extended high school football segments in the fall.

The Sports Reporter is part of a two-person sports department and carries a lot of responsibility. The Reporter will serve as the primary presenter of weekend sports stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to the viewer. The rest of the week, the Reporter will enterprise and produce feature stories, shoot highlights, and assist with the production of the day`s sports segments. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a professional newsroom, but talented first-timers will be considered. A passion for local sports coverage and the drive to produce great content as a team is a must!

Experience:

  • 1-2 years experience in sports reporting or anchoring preferred.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor`s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sports and sports related activities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • Valid driver`s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 2/14/2022
Apply Online: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Sports-Reporter_


Senior Account Executive

If you are an experienced sales executive excited about media and entertainment, we have a great opportunity for you at ABC22 & FOX44.  We’re looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic results-oriented Marketing Consultant to join our team.  We have two broad-reach network TV stations, local news vehicles—broadcast, digital and social, and an industry-leading targeted digital platform to help you create effective marketing campaigns for your clients.  We will provide you with a list of billing accounts as we train or retrain you.  If you are a competitor looking to move up, enjoy meeting people and asking for their business, and New Business Development is in your DNA, then we want to talk with you.

Experience:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in sales, preferably in the media field.
  • Experience with the Wide Orbit Sales & Traffic system, Monarch/Matrix CRM software, and various research databases (Nielsen, ComScore, Prime Lingo, AdIntel, Rhiza)  would be preferred
  • Proven track record in achieving long range objectives and implementing the strategies and actions to achieve them

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Communications, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A love of TV, sports and American culture

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 2/3/2022
Apply online at:
https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Senior-Account-Executive_REQ-15554

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Photographer/Technical Director

Local 44 WFFF-TV and Local 22 WVNY-TV in Burlington, Vermont, has an immediate opening for a Photographer and back-up Director.

The Photographer will be responsible for executing live shots during our morning newscasts using microwave, satellite, or TVU technology. The candidate will often work alone to gather news content, as well as shoot alongside a reporter on a regular basis. The Photographer should be proficient in shot composition and lighting, and digital editing. We shoot on both Panasonic and JVC cameras.

This position will also train to serve as a back-up to our newscast Technical Directors, coordinating the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions. We have an upgraded Ignite production system.

Experience:

  • Familiarity with news operations, production or videography.
  • Proficiency with broadcast control equipment preferred but not required
  • Proficiency with video cameras and equipment and ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Requirements:

  • Ability to shoot video for news reports
  • Able to set up, compose and execute video shots
  • Ability to maintain video equipment
  • Edit for newscasts using Big Central Create and Adobe Premiere.
  • Operate live microwave and satellite trucks 
  • Act as liaison between engineering and production departments
  • Works with news producers
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 1/27/2022
Apply at
https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Photographer-Director_REQ-15371

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Main News Anchor

Newsroom leaders wanted!  WFFF/WVNY, the Fox & ABC affiliates in the beautiful Burlington-Plattsburgh area is looking for a main anchor.

You will serve as a primary presenter of news stories and other content for all platforms. You will write and edit copy for news, and serve as the co-anchor

We are looking for an experienced journalist who can lead by example.  This anchor must maintain an on-air persona that is friendly, energetic and authoritative.  Anchor must exhibit urgency every day, particularly during breaking news. and be able to engage with the community on air, digitally and in person. 

We expect our anchors to be newsroom leaders.  You will be a part of a growing news team built on a strong emphasis of positive reinforcement, feedback, growth and a desire to win.  

Job Duties:

  • 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 writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating news programming and other content.
  • Coaches and mentors young talent.
  • Acts as a field reporter as assigned.
  • Conducts interviews with news personnel and others.
  • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Edits video clips as assigned.
  • Writes content for the website and other digital platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

Experience:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in news reporting or anchoring.  (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.

Requirements:

  • 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 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.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift. 

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 1/20/2022
Apply at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/Nexstar—WFFF/Anchor_REQ-15138

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Weekend Meteorologist/MMJ

WFFF/WVNY-TV in Burlington, VT is seeking a Weekend Meteorologist with a compelling on-air presence.  The weekend meteorologist will possess excellent on-air skills in addition to contributing to all our social media platforms.  Candidate will be able to produce news content and perform live shots for newscasts routinely.  Must possess reporting, shooting, writing, and editing abilities. Must have a degree in meteorology or related sciences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce and present weather/news reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all weather/news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers weather/news stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content.
  • Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
  • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
  • The MMJ part of the job includes reporting three days a week.
  • Ability to shoot pictures and edit stories from beginning to end.
  • Winning candidate will be posting on the web and social media.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Entry level to 2 years’ experience in weather presentation and reporting preferred.
  • Must be able to shoot video and perform non-linear editing. Ability to write story from beginning to end. Knowledge of ENPS helpful.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong understanding of the field of Meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands:

The Meteorologist 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 Meteorologist I must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and 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/Reporter-I–Meteorologist_REQ-13673

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Digital Reporter

Position Summary: The Digital Reporter should be a skilled writer who can craft headlines and content that provide value to the audience and driver user engagement.  The reporter will use data to make decisions about audience interest trends.  The reporter will be able to reach out to contacts, source the web and find information on social media to build stories that will be high performing across multiple websites.  While the reporter will largely work from a single space, the ability to take photos and create video is a plus.  A strong knowledge of social media platforms is expected.  

Position Responsibilities:

  • Report news quickly and accurately
  • Be able to craft original content that stands out from competition
  • Collaborate with local and regional staff to find angles that resonate in the community
  • Find ways to share reporting responsibilities across markets and topics as needed
  • Understand types of stories that drive traffic on the web
  • Work with management to deliver a content mix that reflects the needs of our audience
  • Develop expertise and sources in key audience interest areas
  • Shoot photos and video as needed to tell stories in multiple ways
  • Utilize social media for reporting and story promotion 
  • Ability to perform other digital duties as needed

Skill/ Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience creating content for the web
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Enjoys working in teams and is a strong communicator
  • Ability to quickly learn new things and adapt to change
  • Thrives under pressure and able to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and competitive
  • Comfortable setting up and executing interviews with local sources
  • Ability to be fast and first at breaking news on the web 
  • Able to deliver multiple stories for the web each day on a wide range of topics 
  • Familiar with contact information for various agencies to obtain information as quickly as possible. 
  • Understand social media’s importance in reporting stories and delivering traffic
  • Some schedule flexibility (nights, weekends) 
  • Regularly meets measurements of success
  • Proficiency in MS Office a must; HTML, CSS and Photoshop experience a plus

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Please apply to:  https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/Digital-Reporter_REQ-12386

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Digital Sales Manager

The Digital Sales Manager (DSM) directly oversees the daily operations of the station’s digital advertising business and interacts with clients and advertising agencies to maximize digital revenue.

The DSM assists in hiring, training and developing Account Executives and collaborates with the DOS & LSM on digital sales.   

  • Develops and executes sales strategies which result in exceeding revenue targets in digital by vertical and by accounts
  • Works with Account Executives and clients developing results driven marketing solutions across multiple platforms
  • Attends sales calls with Account Executives to develop new accounts and maximize existing accounts
  • Works with Account Executives & Production Team to develop and execute promotional marketing campaigns 

Requirements & Skills:

  • Degree or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred
  • Minimum three-year experience in Sales, preferably in the Digital field
  • Current knowledge of digital ad technology, online ad serving, 3rd party research skills such as ComScore and Google Analytics
  • Understanding of pricing and inventory management principles.
  • Ability to prospect, meet with, and close business with new advertising clients.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products required
  • Experience with Wide Orbit, Matrix, Strata, ComScore and AdMall are a plus
  • Fluency in English; with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Occasional travel required; available to work extended hours if needed

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Digital Sales Manager must be able to stand, 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 near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Digital Sales Manager must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, and 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/Digital-Sales-Manager_REQ-11640

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.