Job Openings at WCAX

WCAX Currently has the following job openings: Account Executive, Chief Engineer, Weekend Anchor/Multimedia Journalist,  Multimedia Journalist (Entry Level). Read on for details about all open positions:

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.


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.  Prospecting, business development, executing client needs analyses, building and managing customized marketing campaigns, and creating post-campaign breakdown analyses.

*** Please note, the primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above ***

Qualifications/Requirements:

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

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references


Chief Engineer

WCAX TV CBS / WYCI TV MyNetwork TV serving the beautiful Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY, market is seeking our next Chief Engineer in a full-time position. This position requires a full knowledge of station operations and its technical layout, with a strong emphasis on engineering as it relates to modern broadcast TV businesses. Candidates must possess good interpersonal communications skills, both oral and written, and be fully computer literate. Comprehensive knowledge of RF signals, transmission mechanics, mechanical engineering, and studio technical equipment operation is a necessity.
Duties include troubleshooting, maintaining, and installing broadcast and IT equipment including transmitter equipment located at our remote sites throughout the service area.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Maintenance of the technical facility including studio support, post editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/taped events & programs.
• Work closely with the station’s staff and corporate leadership to implement new technologies for the business as a whole.
• Ensure all transmission equipment is operating correctly.
• Maintain documentation.
• Assist with the training of other members of the Engineering Department and the station in general.
• Display and maintain appropriate dress for the workplace and duties assigned.

Qualifications:

• Have knowledge regarding equipment, technology, along with including RF, microwave and transmission systems.
• Must have a background with previous work experience in TV Broadcast Engineering.
• Practical knowledge of broadcast signal flow with the ability to quickly identify key points of failure and bypass faults with minimal system down time.
• An understanding of high-power Radio Frequency systems, including Microwave and UHF TV Transmitters.
• Work comfortably using the latest operating systems software, including networking, server and desktop operating systems
• Able to work alone at times.
• Ability to work under inclement weather conditions. Travel via snowmobile/ATV to remote locations.
• Technical skills with the ability to diagnose and repair to the board or electrical component levels.
• Familiarity with cable fabrication techniques, including XLR, BNC, RJ45 and similar ethernet connectors.
• Able to safely handle equipment and tools weighing 50 pounds.
• Availability to occasionally work outside of normal daytime hours.
• Must have a clean driving record and valid driver’s license.
• Meet Gray corporate’s pre-employment requirements, which includes among other things, passing the background check, verifying full COVID-19 vaccination status, etc.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references


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.

Duties/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

Education:

  • Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field preferred.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”upload your resume, cover letter and references


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.