Job Openings at Local 22/44

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

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


Digital Content Producer

WFFF-TV and WVNY-TV, the FOX and ABC affiliates covering Vermont, Northern New York, and Southern New Hampshire, are looking for a full-time Digital Content  Producer. We want someone with a keen sense of news judgment and a good grasp on what gets conversations going with our viewers. The primary roles will be generating content for on-line publication and engaging with viewers via social media. The right person will be creative, motivated, hard-working, forward thinking, aggressive and a team player.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the key editorial leader for news content on digital platforms.
  • Manages digital, mobile, and social properties while contributing to and executing a strategy for growth.
  • Writes stories and posts videos for websites, apps, social media, and other digital platforms.
  • Works with producers to ensure digital content is integrated into newscasts.
  • Acts as a liaison between the digital team and other areas of the stations, including news, promotions, and sales.
  • Oversees the digital contributions from other staff members, and provides guidance to help improve their work.
  • Builds special sections for websites and apps using content management systems.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites, as well as by email and phone.
  • Maintains accuracy and integrity in news products delivered.
  • Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work related experience preferred.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a digital role in a television newsroom preferred.
  • Knowledge of content management systems, HTML, CSS and Google Analytics preferred.
  • Impeccable grammar and spelling, and ability to write interesting, understandable copy.
  • Fluency in English; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to multi-task, deal with extreme deadline pressure, and react/coordinate coverage under live breaking news situations is crucial.
  • Ability to work extended hours, as needed.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Digital Content Producer 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 in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The Digital Content Producer 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.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 9/20/22
Apply at:
https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/details/Digital-Content-Producer_REQ-20813

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Newscast Producer

Local 22 & Local 44 in the beautiful Champlain Valley is looking for an aggressive Newscast Producer. Our shows focus on local news that really matters to our viewers. We have the tools you need to make your shows really stand out. Our stations cover VT, NY, NH and Southern Quebec, so there is never a shortage of news. Work with a great group of journalists and have a little fun too! Live and work in one of the country’s most scenic locations.

The News Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes teases and other content, times news programs, edits video, 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
  • Edits video
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Experience:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations (Depending on market sizee.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment

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
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 9/7/2022
Apply Online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar/job/VT-Colchester/News-Producer_REQ-20535

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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: 5/24/2022
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.


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_


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

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