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Job Openings at 13abc

Part-time Vizrt Graphics Operator (9/8/14)
13abc is looking for a creative individual to work various shifts including morning, nights and weekends.  Candidate must have excellent spelling, communication skills, the ability to get along with diverse personalities and comfortable troubleshooting on various computer platforms.  Experience in Photoshop and After Affects is helpful.  Opportunities for cross-training and internal growth.  Please send resume and references to Tamara Rost, 13abc, 4247 Dorr St., Toledo, OH  43607. 

Broadcast Maintenance Engineer\ IT Engineer (9/12/14)
Job Summary: The Maintenance Engineer\ IT Engineer provides hardware and software support for all broadcast related systems within the scope of the Engineering Department's responsibilities. This includes Master control play-out systems as well as support of legacy broadcast equipment. This position would also provide support to the stations Information Technologies Infrastructure hardware and software systems, including newsroom, editing, production, promotions, and sales. You would report to the Director of Technology\ Chief Engineer

Key Responsibilities:
  • Supporting systems used in transmission and/or signal reception paths.
  • Supporting computers and systems that function in and around broadcast facility with specific attention to those that control on-air equipment.
  • Interact with other members of the engineering department to guaranteed proper support of the facility in general. This includes Production, News, Sales, and Viewers
  • Work IT and assist whenever there is a cross-related project and/or problem.
  • Support and resolve end-user issues. Develop and maintain relationships with manufacturers and suppliers. Keep accurate records for both inventory and licensing purposes. Install and relocate equipment as needed.
  •  Stay current with a working knowledge of new technologies and apply whenever necessary or beneficial.
  • ENG\SNG Operations – must be able to obtain a Class B CDL within 6 months of employment
  •  Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years Broadcast Engineer\ IT experience
  • College \ Technical School graduate in related fields 
  • Familiarity of TCP/IP/SNMP Network topologies, VLANS and Cisco switches and other IT infrastructure preferred.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  •  Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.
  • Must be available to work all shifts, including early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends, late breaking news and weather emergencies.
  • Available 24hour/7days per week based on Scheduled hours
  • Mandatory overtime based on broadcasting needs
  • Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 high stress work environment.
Desired Characteristics
  • Multitask, react, solve problems and obtain results under pressures of television production and broadcasts.
  •  Interact with a variety of individuals including management, employees, and outside vendors/consultants.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Act independently
  • Display flexibility, creativity, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Be a team player
WTVG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All interested applicants please send resumes and cover letters to wtvg.hr@13abc.com

Creative Service Videographer (9/8/14)
The Creative Service Videographer is responsible for shooting local commercials, station promos, and public service announcements in conjunction with the overall creative team. Emphasis on creative shot composition, lighting & sound techniques, still photography and extensive knowledge of equipment is preferred.  Position reports to Production Director and may receive projects from Director of Operations and Promotion Director.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A degree in Broadcast Communications; TV, Radio and Film; Visual Technology; or related field
  • At least 2 years of industry or university-based experience
  • Knowledge of various cameras and formats, including XDCAM, DSLR and GoPro
  • Proficient with camera accessories (dolly, jib, stabilizer etc.)
  • Desire to maintain a competency for new technologies
  • Ability to be creative and innovative
  • Ability to manage time and juggle multiple projects efficiently and effectively
Key Responsibilities
  • Field/studio direction and videography, ensuring particular emphasis on shot composition, creative lighting and audio
  • Strong understanding of camera techniques (time lapse, compound shots, bracketing, reveals, rack focus, etc.)
  • Adapting video to script with direction from members of creative team
  • Basic knowledge of post-production, editing, compositing and special effects
  • Maintain a flexible schedule (may include night, weekend and breaking news shoots)
  • Organizing, transcoding, encoding, uploading and archiving of media files
  • Quality control of projects from concept to completion
  • Basic maintenance and organization of department equipment
  • Identifying new technologies, hardware, software and new techniques to remain on the leading edge of technology in video production
  • Maintain professional relationships with clients, agencies, Account Executives and 13abc staff
  • Responsible for all other duties, activities and responsibilities considered reasonable in terms of the scope and spirit of this job description. All other terms and conditions of employment with WTVG 13abc will be governed by the employee manual.
Please email wtvg.hr@13abc.com to submit your resume and reel for consideration.

Creative Service Production Assistant (9/8/14)
The Creative Service Production Assistant is responsible for basic non-linear editing of local commercials and public service announcements in conjunction with 13abc's creative team. Assist Creative Service Videographer on shoots as grip with ability to operate cameras/lights/audio when needed.  Position reports to Production Director and receives projects from Director of Operations and Promotion Director.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • ·         A degree in Broadcast Communications / TV, Radio and Film / Visual & Digital Technology / related field
  • ·         At least 2 years of industry or university-based experience
  • ·         Knowledge of Avid Media Composer, the Adobe Production Suite and basic videography equipment
  • ·         Excellent time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • ·         Desire to learn new editing techniques and technologies
Responsibilities
  • ·         Edit video, graphics and audio files to create local commercials and PSAs
  • ·         Follow direction from creative team and/or work independently
  • ·         Basic maintenance of editing equipment
  • ·         Organize and understand media files and video formats
  • ·         Ability to serve as grip and/or shoot for the Creative Service Videography
  • ·         Adhere to a flexible schedule (occasional nights and weekends)
  • ·         Uphold professional relationships with clients, agencies, account executives and 13abc employees
  • ·         Responsible for any other duties in the scope and spirit of this job description
  • ·         All other terms and conditions of employment with WTVG 13abc will be governed by the employee manual
Please email wtvg.hr@13abc.com to submit your resume and reel for consideration.

News Producer  (7/21/14)
WTVG 13abc is now accepting applications for the position of news producer.  Candidates must be interested in crafting compelling newscasts using creative storytelling, and must demonstrate exceptional writing and organizational skills. News producers are responsible for crafting newscasts that showcase stories and other relevant material for  viewers in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

News producers are required to make editorial decisions and work with anchors, reporters and a technical team under the direct supervision of the executive producer. The position requires the ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines.  Ideal applicant must be able to write accurate scripts, create graphical elements, craft compelling teases, time shows, coordinate field crews and have a strong understanding of the importance of breaking news and last minute developments in big stories.

Qualifications/Skills   
• Ability to organize compelling, strong, local audience driven content.
• Demonstrated teamwork skills.
• Proven leadership skills, including the ability to manage a team to present relevant, accurate and clean newscasts.
• Must be willing to contribute story ideas and make calls to sources and contacts to develop compelling stories.
• At least one year of television producing experience is preferred.
• Strong writing and editorial skills required.
• Knowledge of current and local events and politics required.
• Must have open availability to assist in breaking news situations at any hour.
• Strong understanding of online content and possess skills to post stories on 13abc and other relevant social media outlets.

If you have a strong sense of journalistic integrity and are looking for mid-market experience, send your resume to wtvg.hr@13abc.com or mail to Joshua Love, Executive Producer, 4247 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH  43607.

Part-Time Broadcast Technician
(4/25/14)
WTVG is accepting applications for a Part-Time Broadcast Technician. Experience with live robotic camera operations, video tape, audio or studio operations and knowledge of commercial TV studio operations and standards is preferred. Currently attending or completion of an accredited college/technical school, or SBE certification is ideal. Must be able to work any shift, including weekends and holidays. Please send resumes and cover letters to wtvg.hr@13abc.com.

News Interns (3/26/14)
WTVG is proud to offer internships for News Interns and Production Interns. The criteria for our program:
  • Must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Must receive college credit in exchange for internship.
  • Internships are performed within one complete semester.
To apply for an internship:
Submit resume to WTVG Human Resource Department by mail:
WTVG HR Department
4247 Dorr St. Toledo OH 43607
ATTN: Internship

Job Openings at WJRT in Flint, MI

Studio Crew (6/16/13)
WJRT-TV, the ABC affiliate in Flint, Michigan is seeking candidates for Production Studio Crew.

Responsibilities for Studio Crew include camera operation, character generator, audio board, and teleprompting.  Assist with timing live news and manage the studio floor. Field camera operation, remote setup, lighting and strike for video productions.

Secondary duties may include assisting the News Department with shooting and editing video and audio for news stories and assist Engineering with master control operation.  Must possess strong computer, organizational, and time management skills.  Production experience and college degree preferred. 

This is a Part Time position with benefits.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Rick Roffman
Production Director
WJRT-TV
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, MI  48503
*******NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE*****


Promotion Writer/Producer (5/12/14)

Job Summary: Creative, energetic writer/producer to lead the station's news and programming promotional efforts.  Emphasis on daily news topical promotion and station image campaigns.

Key Responsibilities
  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Comprehensive graphic design for the look, feel and brand consistency
  • Understanding of cross platform marketing including social media
  • Multitask while under tight deadlines
Minimum Qualifications and Skills
  • Special skills
    • Avid non-linear editing required
    • After Effects required
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • 3D motion graphic preferred
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Experience Requirement
    • Three years of experience producing topical and image spots/campaigns for a local news broadcast affiliate
    • Three years of Avid editing experience
    • Basic exposure to shooting techniques: shot composition, focus, flow and lighting
  • Education
    • Four year degree in related field.  Will look at years of station experience
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and key responsibilities and essential duties of work performance by employees within this classification.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job.  The job description is not an employment contract.  Out company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

No phone calls please. Please submit resume along with a cover letter and demo reel on DVD to :
WJRT-TV
Jayne Hodak
WJRT-TV
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, MI 48503

Job Openings at WICU/WSEE in Erie, PA

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Job Openings at WENY in Elmira, NY

Master Control Operator
WENY-HD has an immediate job opening for a Master Control Operator.  Candidate should be flexible and able to perform a variety of tasks from camera operator to switching on-air programming, live and recorded.  Record satellite feeds.  Operate server and audio board during studio newscasts.  Maintain transmitter and programming logs and discrepancy reports.  Previous experience with audio / video in a broadcast environment desired, but will consider trainee with technical background or training in another field.  Thorough understanding of basic computer operations is absolutely essential to be considered for this position.

- Excellent organizational and Project Management skills
- Expert Computer skills
- Solid general networking experience (LAN, WAN etc.)
- General knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel
- Strong Communication skills (Written and Verbal)
- Detail oriented, excellent organization, prioritization and problem-solving skills
- Ability to handle and prioritize a heavy workload
- Typing skills with high level of accuracy
- Ability to work with little or no supervision
- Solid understanding of PC and server architecture and inter-connectivity
- Attention to detail.
- Programming experience / knowledge (Java Script, HTML) helpful

Applications / resumes may be submitted by mail or dropped off at our studios at the address below, or by email to: jobs@weny.com

WENY-HD ABC|CBS|CW2
Recruiting Department
474 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845
WENY-HD, and Lilly Broadcasting LLC. are an equal opportunity employer.

Local Account Executive - Local Sales
WENY-HD ABC|CBS|CW2 has an immediate job opening for a Local Account Executive - Local Sales: Seeking an individual with a strong sales background.  Canidate must be a proven developer of new business and have the ability to sell non-traditional and traditional advertising.  Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must.  Applications / resumes may be submitted by mail or dropped off at our studios at the address below.

WENY-HD
Attn: Douglas Beers
474 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845
WENY and Lilly Broadcasting LLC are an equal opportunity employer.

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