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Director - WQAD

The primary focus of the Director is to develop a production plan for and direct newscasts and related productions.  Produce and direct, promotions, remotes and public service projects

Principal Responsibilities/Skills:

  • Develops a production plan for and directs newscasts and special productions. Also, responsible for the pre-production of certain elements and segments. Including various graphic formats.
  • Interacts with newscast producer to understand the content, tone, structure and pace of the newscast.
  • Must be able to work within and set up the scripting and production tools needed to prepare and execute the live newscast.
  • Leads the production team to creatively and technically execute the newscast.
  • Coordinates with the News and Creative Services Departments to achieve the graphic elements of the newscast.
  • Responsible for monitoring studio lighting and staging needs for any production they are involved in.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

Operation of Ross video switcher program, newsroom operating software, editor and other equipment necessary for live News and special projects including commercial and promotional spots. Good eye for composition and experience on a computer graphics platform. Ability to make decisions and react quickly in order to respond to last moment program changes and equipment malfunctions.  Possess the ability to give direction to Production staff in a clear and logical manner.  Be able to quickly interpret and react upon the producers’ request. Must possess a valid State Driver's License (or be able to get one). 

 

Education Requirements:

A college degree is preferred and/or two to five years WORK experience.

 

Physical Requirements:

Good manual dexterity in order to operate the numerous small push buttons and rotary switches on the equipment.  Good eyesight and hearing for the composition and evaluation of commercial production and programs.  Good hearing to be able to receive producer commands, program cues and run audio.  Headsets are used in communications.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION:

Send a resume and tape (or link) to Tom Maloney, Production Manager WQAD-TV, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or you can e-mail him at tom.maloney@wqad.com.

 

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information, please visit www.tribunemedia.com

Multimedia Producer, Cultural Affairs

Great job in a great city!  Join an award-winning team of storytellers in the creation of a diverse array of multi-media projects highlighting Wisconsin culture, arts and performance. 

Wisconsin Public Television seeks a Multimedia Producer with 2 years full time professional video production experience; a high degree of creativity; vision; excellent writing skills; judgment; and flexibility.

Details:   http://wpt.org/AboutWPT/Employment/Multimedia-producer-cultural-affairs.

Betsy Nelson

Betsy.nelson@wpt.org,

608-262-5221

 

 

Producer, Digital Video

PBS NewsHour is seeking a Digital Video Producer who will be responsible for strategizing, producing and managing production of original video content, especially designed for social and online consumption.  You will work closely with senior digital and editorial newsroom leadership and audience development team to create online content that maintains highest journalistic integrity and grows the reach and the following for the PBS NewsHour.  Primary responsibilities include desktop video editing and web publishing, original video production in the field, and researching news archives to develop and produce editorially rich storytelling designed for the social and online audience.  College degree and a minimum of four (4) years of experience in video news reporting and production, including online content, preferably for a national news outlet, required.

For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please click here to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: www.weta.org and www.pbs.org/newshour/.

WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer.  WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law

Production Assistant, Online

Production Assistant, Online

Arlington, VA

 

The Production Assistant (PA), Online is responsible for the management and publishing of all media for the nightly update to the PBS NewsHour’s website. In addition, the PA is responsible for a diverse range of writing, reporting, research, editing, production, and tracking services to support the work of the PBS NewsHour.  The PA exercises independent judgment and collaborates with the Night Editor, Managing Editor, Senior Producer(s), Editor(s) and other members of the PBS NewsHour organization, in the coordination of the many production elements involved with publishing a daily news program online.

For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please click here to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: www.weta.org and www.pbs.org/newshour/.

                                                                                                       

WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer.  WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law

News Producer

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga has an immediate opening for a creative news producer.

Will be responsible for the day-to-day production of our evening newscasts, working closely with the assistant news director, director and assignment desk on the newscast and its content. This position will determine the content and flow of newscasts, work with management and on-air staff to generate and write stories and develop content for our web site.

Ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, be a compelling and accurate writer, be able to multitask and manage his/her time in order to put together an exciting and informative newscast in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Must have at least 2 years of previous news producing experience at a commercial TV station, demonstrated leadership skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to execute news strategies and goals in daily newscasts. Flexibility and on-the-spot problem solving abilities are a must.  Journalism degree preferred. Should also be proficient with non-linear editing such as Avid and newsroom systems such as iNews.

Apply online at www.sbgi.net and include a recent web link of your work. If you do not have a link to your work, please submit your resume online and then send a non-returnable DVD of a recent newscast to:

News Director

WTVC

4279 Benton Drive

Chattanooga, TN  37406

 

Please, no phone calls.

Sinclair Broadcast Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Part-Time Production Assistant

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga is seeking a part-time production assistant.

Responsibilities include:

  • Operate teleprompter and audio for newscasts
  • Prep for newscasts including, but not limited to:
    • Studio and set preparation
    • Maintaining studio
    • Lighting
    • Tape editing for newscasts
    • Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience Level:

  • Experience is not necessary, but education and/or internship in TV or related field preferred
  • Training will be provided

General Hours:

  • Must be able to work nights and/or weekends

 

Apply online at www.sbgi.net.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

News Photographer

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga is seeking a creative, dedicated full-time News Photographer.  We need someone who can see beyond the lens and bring back compelling stories.  Successful candidate should have two years of ENG experience with a network affiliate news organization. Will cover day-to-day, general, in-depth features and investigative assignments.  Will shoot full high-definition (HD) on media cards and edit on desktops and laptops.  Must have strong editing skills in non-linear edit systems, excellent people skills, a strong work ethic and a great attitude.  A passion for storytelling is absolutely essential in this position.

Requirements:

  • We are looking for an aggressive team-player who can produce good stories under tight deadlines
  • Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and be able to operate ENG news vehicles
  • At least one year of shooting experience and technical knowledge of editing and photo equipment preferred
  • Ability to edit and shoot general assignment stories, lives shots and natural sound packages
  • Must be able to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis

Apply online at www.sbgi.net and include a web link to your recent work.  If you do not have a web link, please apply online and then send a non-returnable DVD of your work to:  Chief Photographer, 4279 Benton Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37406.  No phone calls or emails please.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Multimedia Journalist

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga has an exciting opportunity for a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ).  Responsibilities will include reporting, shooting and editing news stories; enterprising story ideas; developing contacts and other responsibilities as assigned.  Will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the Internet, social networking sites and mobile phones, in addition to television.

Skills:

  • Sharp news judgment
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Ability to work well independently

Requirements:

  • Must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record
  • Must be able to lift and carry 15 to 25 lbs. on a daily basis
  • A four-year degree in digital news or equivalent is required
  • A minimum of one year of reporting experience is preferred
  • Experience with live shots, including the operation of LiveU, is a plus

Apply online at www.sbgi.net and include a web link to your recent work.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Technical Director

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga needs a Technical Director for our local newscasts. 

Responsibilities:

Perform production duties as assigned including but not limited to:  

  • Direct and TD assigned newscasts and productions using Overdrive automation
  • Supervise production crew on a daily basis
  • Maintain production studio and control room
  • Perform other tasks related to the position as assigned, which may include website contribution

Requirements:       

  • Knowledge of production standards and equipment
  • Ability to clearly give direction to crew while under pressure
  • Typing and good spelling skills necessary
  • Ability to read and write, college degree preferred
  • Must be able to lift & position 40-pound lighting instruments
  • Live production experience is required
  • Knowledge of automation systems, especially Overdrive, is preferred

Apply online at www.sbgi.net.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Multi-Media Journalist - WQAD

WQAD News 8, the Tribune owned affiliate in Moline, IL is seeking an experienced Multi-Media Journalist to join our news team. We are looking for an authentic, dynamic, engaging individual who can connect with an audience on all platforms and is a team player. The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, strong reporting skills and experience as a videographer and nonlinear editor along with the ability to tell memorable stories and ad lib with ease. If you are a serious, smart journalist who wants to work in an innovative environment, is driven and self-sufficient, apply now!

Responsibilities
• Shoot, edit, write and produce news stories including vo’s, vo/sot’s and packages
• Cover breaking news with a sense of urgency
• Establish and maintain relationships/sources in the community
• Produce content for Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
• Appear on camera as required for all platforms
• Gather material on multiple stories per day – delivering content throughout the day on all platforms
• Evaluate news leads and pitch unique stories that will get results and drive ratings; participate in the editorial process
• Develop and execute enterprise content on a consistent basis
• Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
• 2+ years of MMJ experience
• Proven track record delivering compelling and promotable stories
• Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in this position
Send a resume to Alan Baker, News Director, WQAD News 8, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or e-mail at alan.baker@wqad.com


Company Info
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.