Job Openings at NBC5

WPTZ-TV currently has the following job openings: Adminstrative Assistant, Production Assistant, Chief Photographer, Sales Account Associate, Producer, Master Control Operator, Newscast Producer, Multimedia Journalist, Sales Account Executive and National Sales Assistant. Read on for details.

Administrative Assistant

Posted 9/21/22

WPTZ/NBC5 has an opening for an experienced Administrative Assistant to serve as the assistant to the General Manager as well as provide assistance to other departments as needed. This individual will provide support by performing various tasks that contribute to the daily operations of the department. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for managing appointments, screening calls, and handling various electronic and written correspondence.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the General Manager and the station management team with various duties
  • Facilitates the connection and communication between the General Manager and various groups and organizations
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Answering incoming calls and greeting guests; takes messages as needed
  • Maintaining and ordering supplies
  • Assisting with travel arrangements
  • Coordinating and planning various station meetings and events
  • Preparing, coordinating and sending station correspondence
  • Responsible for all FCC annual and quarterly reporting (EEO, Children’s and Issues Reports) and other FCC reporting, as needed. 
  • Assist Business Manager with various HR and accounting functions including assistance with onboarding new employees
  • Perform other tasks and duties as appropriate and/or assigned

Experience Requirements:

  • 1-2 years working in a fast paced office environment
  • Proficient in MS Office; Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Qualifications Requirements:                                

  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the position
  • Quick learner, self-starter and team player
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be organized and have the ability to multitask
  • Professional demeanor

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Production Assistant (Part-Time)

Posted 9/9/22

NBC5/WPTZ, a Hearst Television station in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, has an opening for a part time Production Assistant. We are looking for an energetic team player who understands the flexible schedule that the broadcast industry requires to join our production crew. This person will be responsible for operating cameras, teleprompter, and video equipment; as related to live broadcasts and post-production.  Must have good technical skills, and good communication skills. Responsibilities include floor directing, assisting the production and news departments, and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operation of prompter sets and other production equipment.
  • Lighting and script preparation for newscasts.
  • Maintain professional appearance of studio/sets.
  • Assist the directors as needed.
  • In person attendance is required at South Burlington, VT studio facility.

Experience Requirements:

  • Videography and editing experience helpful.
  • Related military experience will be considered.
  • Current local Broadcast Journalism/Communications and/or TV/Video Production students encouraged to apply.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Must have a good attitude, be willing to learn, and be a team player.
  • Must be able to problem solve quickly and work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail a must.

Education:

  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.

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 in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Chief Photographer

Posted 8/9/22

WPTZ, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY has an opening for a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. We are 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 the ability to train new MMJs and photographers are critical. Our Chief Photographer is an integral part of our management team and is a key player in our live event coverage. You’ll be working in our new state of the art newsroom and in an area known for its picturesque mountains, beautiful waterways and idyllic ski slopes.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Trains, manages, evaluates and develops a team of photographers and MMJs
  • 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 reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered.
  • Works with Engineering and Creative Services to plan and execute live event coverage

Experience Requirements:

  • Prior management experience preferred.
  • Previous newsroom experience required.

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Excellent managerial skills
  • Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
  • Efficient Operation on TVU technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions
  • Can operate large vehicles, must have a valid driver’s license and a near-perfect driving record
  • Can organize and prioritize

Education:

  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

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Sales Account Associate

Posted 7/21/22

As a Sales Account Associate for WPTZ/NBC5 in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, 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.  This position is based in our South Burlington, VT office.

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 Strata/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 Commercial Production and Creative Services Teams, 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 Strata 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. 

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 in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Producer

Posted 7/14/22

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:

  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.

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 in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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Master Control Operator

Posted 7/8/22

WPTZ/NBC5 seeks a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking individual for our Master Control team.  You will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting, and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on-air product, and documenting transmission events. This position involves ingesting commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly.  

Located in the scenic Burlington, VT / Plattsburgh, NY market, WPTZ/NBC5 is the leading source for the latest local headlines and live alerts. If you are motivated by working with a talented award-wining team of professionals, look no further! This is a unique opportunity at a station with real momentum in a beautiful part of Norther New England. Best of all, you’ll become part of Hearst Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country.

At Hearst Television, the communities we represent sit at the heart of everything we do, and that includes our community of employees. We offer industry-leading benefits you need to feel and be your best. From financial wellbeing to personal care, our programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on the whole person. Our employee resource groups, which are company-wide, promote cultural awareness, career development, community outreach and contribution to Hearst Television business results.

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate live and recorded programming for broadcast on three channels.
  • Maintaining on-air operation to include running commercials, network and quality signals.
  • Monitor multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
  • Observe transmitters and take remote readings.
  • Maintain program and transmitter logs.
  • Execute, edit, update and append daily playlists.
  • Acquire content from various distributors.
  • Troubleshoot and communicate issues and discrepancies with other Master Control and Engineering staff as needed.

Experience Requirements:

  • General computer and software experience is a plus.
  • Prior experience with television operations and newscast production is a plus.
  • Related military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:  

  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Team player mindset with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications.
  • Microsoft Office suite experience is a plus – Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements. 

Education: 

  • Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.   
  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and 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.

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Newscast Producer

Posted 6/13/22

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:

  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.

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 in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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Multimedia Journalist

Posted 6/13/22

WPTZ-TV/NBC5, 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. We’re a very collaborative newsroom. This person will produce content on-air, on-line, and for our mobile platforms. We want candidates who want to win as a team, be part of a diverse newsroom and who comes to work with a positive attitude and willingness to take feedback and learn.

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 experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.

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.

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Meteorologist

Posted 5/13/22

WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate station in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY, 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, fill-in for weekday meteorologists and reporting.

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 use 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 fact 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 and other graphics and technology
  • Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to tell a compelling weather story
  • Radar experience preferred
  • Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics. 

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field or equivalent experience
  • CBM and/or AMS seal preferred
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training or 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 in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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Sales Account Executive

Posted 2/14/22

WPTZ NBC5, the Hearst Television owned NBC affiliate in the scenic Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh NY market, has an immediate opening for an experienced Local Sales Account Executive. This position provides an excellent opportunity to be part of a local news leader in the market.  Great resources, including Nielsen ratings, Marshall Marketing qualitative data, and the vast digital assets of Hearst Television, provide significant opportunity for building innovative and effective marketing and sponsorship opportunities for both established and newly developed clients.  This position requires travel throughout the entire DMA, but can be based in either South Burlington, VT or Plattsburgh, NY.        

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop and nurture positive business relationships in the community
  • Sell commercial time to local and/or regional advertisers and agencies. Includes on-air and digital media platforms.   
  • Generate new revenue by developing new advertisers to our medium.
  • Manage and evolve a list of current valued clients 
  • Responsible for ensuring commercials are complete and ready to air on schedule.
  • Responsible for orderly flow of all sales transactions, including overseeing preemptions and make-goods.
  • Prepare creative presentations using rating services and other resources.

Experience Requirements:

  • Previous television/media/advertising experience preferred.       
  • Knowledge of computer applications (MS Office) and ability to learn proprietary software (Wide Orbit, Marshall Marketing, Kantar).      
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications Requirements:                         

  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record; use of personal vehicle for sales calls required.

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.

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National Sales Assistant

Posted 10/14/21

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.

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.

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