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Job Openings at 13abc

Weekend Director/Production Assistant  (6/3/14)
13abc is looking for an energetic, eager-to-grow newscast director to work with Toledo’s top-rated news team!  If you enjoy traditional production directing (we are not an automated control room), fast-paced shows and a new challenge every day, we may be a good fit for you.  Candidate should thrive on live newscast directing but also be interested in shooting and/or editing short-form projects.  We are a great fit for someone looking for variety in their work environment.

If interested, please send your resume and directing/production reel (with director’s track) to wtvg.hr@13abc.com, or mail to Tamara Rost, Director of Operations, 4247 Dorr St.  Toledo, OH 43607.  We accept on-line links (YouTube, Vimeo) or DVD-Video discs for reels.

Job Responsibilities:
-Direct and TD Saturday and Sunday night 6pm and 11pm newscasts.
-Fill-in for the morning and evening directors during the week as necessary.
-Assist with production of commercials, PSAs and promotions.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
-At least one year work experience in a live production environment.
-At least one year non-linear editing experience.
-Ability to give calm, clear direction to crew while under pressure.
-Ability to multitask while under tight deadlines.
-Ability to direct non-scripted breaking news.
-Preferred Technical Experience:
o   Grass Valley Kalypso or similar 4 M/E switcher
o   VIZrt Graphics
o   ENPS Newsroom Computer System
o   Avid Media Composer
o   Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop is a must)
o   Sony XDCAM EX cameras and media
o   Four Year Degree in a related field, such as Communications, preferred.

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.

• 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
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
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, MI  48503

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 :
Jayne Hodak
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, MI 48503

Job Openings at WICU/WSEE in Erie, PA

No openings at this time.

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

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.

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

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