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Executive Producer


WQAD News 8 in Moline is looking for a Rock Star Executive Producer to oversee our newscasts.. We want a strong leader who is aggressive, competitive and creative! We don’t want a stacker! We want someone who will react quickly to breaking news, will dig for interesting stories and will keep the shows updated and fresh.


Our Executive Producers are responsible for managing all aspects of newscast content and play a vital role in our strategic plan to grow ratings and improve our product on air and on our digital platforms. You’ve got to own social media! And have the skills to contribute content to our web site.


Candidate must have very strong digital skills with the ability to contribute to all of our platforms.

Must have solid news judgment, the ability to meet daily deadlines, work well under pressure, generate story and coverage ideas on a daily and long-term basis, manage a team of producers, and work with a large, diverse staff in a professional manner to ensure our content meets standards for editorial and technical integrity. Excellent communication skills are a must.

If you are interested in this position:

Send a resume to Alan Baker, News Director, WQAD-TV, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois  61265-6061 or e-mail at


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.



WQAD, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Marketing Manager




Working Title: Marketing Manager

Official Title:     Marketing Specialist    

Unit:          Wisconsin Public Radio, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Appointment:   Academic Staff 100% fixed term appointment

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Availability:  Open until filled; for best consideration apply by Wednesday, November 16



The Marketing Manager plays a leading role in the development, implementation and evaluation of WPR’s statewide marketing plans on air, online and through community events and engagement.  The Marketing Manager also oversees community partnerships and promotions in the South Central Region in coordination with the Marketing Director. Key areas of activity include Project Management, Public Relations/Copywriting; Community Partnerships; Digital Engagement; and Evaluation.  Reports to the Marketing Director and coordinates activities with the marketing team, development, programing and others. 



  1. Develop, implement and evaluate marketing campaigns that support programming, development and other station initiatives in consultation with Marketing Director.
  2. Manage department projects, including marketing team assignments, deadlines and budgets.
  3. Write, edit and post/distribute marketing and public relations materials including media releases, print and digital promotional copy, audience-facing emails, e-blasts, e-newsletters and other communications. Support station advocacy and public relations efforts.
  4. Lead the writing and production of WPR’s Annual Report.
  5. Foster and maintain relationships with diverse community organizations in the South Central Region (and statewide as needed) to build brand awareness, engagement and audience through partnerships and collaboration.
  6. Represent the department and the South Central Region on weekly regional manager calls and in-person meetings, manage regional on-air promotions and the regional R2 newsletter.
  7. Collaborate with Regional Managers and graphics staff on regional ad placements, content and planning.
  8. Collaborate with Events Manager on promotion, implementation and branding for events.
  9. Work with WPR Marketing Director and Graphic Designer to develop, purchase and distribute WPR-related promotional products (a.k.a. WPR SWAG), event banners and related event materials.
  10. Comply with UW and UWEX code of ethics:
  11. Demonstrates respect in all workplace interactions and relationships.
  12. Other duties as assigned by Marketing Director.



  • Strong project management background working with complex projects and/or outside partners.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the skills, vision and diplomacy to productively work with staff and others in a variety of cross-departmental and partner projects.
  • Ability to juggle priorities and work non-standard hours as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 3 years’ (FTE) experience in marketing, communications and/or public relations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for print/digital publications, social media and audience research projects.
  • Experience with community engagement, partnership development and public speaking.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently in highly collaborative environments under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • High level of organization, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with other staff, management, community partners and vendors.
  • Demonstrated support of and commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace.  



  • Design and/or event management experience
  • Supervisory experience



The start of the pay range for this position is $36,790; we anticipate paying in the mid-40,000s but actual pay will depend on skills and experience. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous vacation, sick leave, health insurance and pension.



For best consideration, submit all application materials online at our applicant portal Search for job #12502. Please include: a detailed cover letter outlining how your background and experience compares to the job duties and qualifications of this position, resume and the names and contact information, including email addresses, for at least three references including at least one supervisory reference, and at least three writing samples of promotional or journalistic work where you were the primary author. Direct inquiries and online support questions to: Alex Behnke, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, 608-263-0477;



  • This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling the person listed above.
  • Employment is contingent upon establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • It is the policy of UW-Extension to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact:
  • A criminal records background check will be conducted for final candidates. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Convictions and pending charges will be considered only if they are substantially related to the circumstances of this position.
  • As a unit within the University of Wisconsin Extension, WPR is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and no qualified applicant will be eliminated from consideration. WPR is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. We want our staff and programming to reflect the rich culture and diversity of our state and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator
Business Segment NBC Sports Group
Sub-Business NBC Sports, NBCSN, & Olympics
Posting Category Research
About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP: When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 10 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.
Career Level Entry-Level
Country United States
State/Province Connecticut
City Stamford
Responsibilities Role Purpose 
The Research Coordinator is responsible for supporting the NBC Sports Group research team with data analysis for Programming/Scheduling, Consumer Marketing, PR, Finance and Sales Planning. This role also provides administrative support to the overall research department including both linear TV and Digital functions. 

Summer Associate Program

The Summer Associate Program is a one-of-a-kind 10-week program for recent college grads interested in emerging media. Way more than a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment biz, the program is an immersive experience that gives you exposure and unparalleled access. Working alongside advisors, you'll have the chance to develop and present a group business proposal to senior execs. If all of that isn't enough, many former Associates have been hired at the end of the program!

Summer Associates will be placed in one of our Tech or Digital focused departments, depending on their smarts, savvy and interests, working with properties like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Spike, VH1 and our other mobile, online and gaming initiatives.

Departments may include:

  • Engineering - Develops, designs, tests and deploys our web, mobile, and emerging platform applications using modern development techniques, tools, and software languages for all of Viacom, including Kids and Family, Music and Entertainment, and our central multiplatform team.
  • Product Management - Works with various teams to develop new products and features to improve user experience, drive user retention and engagement.
  • UX/UI and Product Design - Focuses on rapidly exploring, prototyping, testing, and validating new and existing product designs that address user needs, maximize usage and drive audience growth.
  • Data Strategy, Data Science and Research - Extracts, analyzes and develops tools using web and social data, TV Data, audience insights, and other data that are used to inform strategic decisions in programming, ad sales, marketing and content creation across Viacom.
  • Multiplatform Marketing - Creates opportunities to drive revenue from cross platform initiatives such as live events, social media, web and mobile strategies.

Additional Summer Associate Program perks include:

  • Competitive salary and housing in NYC
  • Senior mentorship
  • Weekly executive speaker sessions
  • Professional skills training workshops
  • Develop and present a group business proposal to senior execs

Traffic Coordinator

Position Summary:

Acts as Traffic Coordinator for WQAD/ANTENNA/MyTV with responsibility for scheduling all elements of the station’s official log from sign on to sign off.  This includes program timings, advertiser separation and commercial copy.  Commercial copy includes scheduling appropriate agency ISCI codes, giving clients the proper rotation, sharing information with other in house channels, and maintaining materials in house for each channel. 


Principal Responsibilities:

  • To manipulate non-program elements (commercials, public service announcements and promotions) to assist with formatting  programs, adjust program timings and protect advertiser and product conflicts
  • To organize, verify, and input program timings, snipes, and ratings information.
  • To review pre-logged commercials to assure proper separation of products and spot placement.
  • To time log for a 24 hour day: finalize and print logs releasing them to Engineering department for acceptance into our automation system.
  • To interpret commercial copy instructions and input them into the Traffic computer system.
  • To work with sales and sales assistants answering questions regarding commercials and copy rotations.
  • To maintain commercial copy instructions/files/materials.
  • To back up to inventory management.
  • To review daily discrepancy reports.



  • High School diploma (college preferred) or equivalent related experience.
  • Ability to operate a computer preferably a broadcast system computer.
  • One to two years’ experience in TV, radio or agency traffic departments preferred.


Revenue/Budgetary/Staff Responsibility

Acts within the Company policy and applicable federal, state and local legislation to do whatever is necessary to appropriately schedule commercial copy rotations and to input all information into the broadcast management computer for accurate record keeping and invoicing. 

Answers given to agency clients, account executives and viewers will have a direct impact on customer satisfaction.  An on-air discrepancy of a commercial could result in the loss of revenue, a payment to an agency, or reduced customer satisfaction.

Requires general supervision from the Traffic Manager. Daily contact within the Traffic Department, along with daily interaction with the Sales, Engineering, and Creative Services Departments along with multiple outside advertising clients and sales rep firms.


Send a resume to Dan Englund

Local Sales Manager at WQAD-TV

 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois  61265-6061

Or e-mail at


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.

Tribune Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Traffic Manager

Position Summary:

Manages the commercial inventory for WQAD, Antenna TV and MyTV maximizing all available time. 


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Maintain skims, regular avails, base rate and other Wide Orbit sales reports and make any revisions necessary to provide adequate information to sales management and staff
  • Process orders
  • Make necessary changes caused by last minute orders, make goods or changes to current day’s log
  • Advise sales reps of changes affecting spots and also of spots not available
  • Work with DOC by ‘phone to resolve issues with current day’s log caused by network changes or breaking news
  • Work with accounting to resolve issues in log reconciliation process
  • Provide Wide Orbit training as needed for sales staff
  • Assist department heads and other departments as necessary, providing information or actions that affect logs
  • Provide back-up for Traffic Assistants that may be absent due to illness or vacations
  • Participating in training events for software, management skills and other fields that might affect the performance of duties
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Sales
  • Supervise and provide training as needed for Traffic assistant & Sales staff



  • High School diploma (college preferred) or equivalent related experience.
  • Requires some experience in TV or Radio Traffic Department.
  • Preferred Managerial experience.


Revenue/Budgetary/Staff Responsibility

The Traffic Manager acts within Company policy and applicable federal, state and local legislation to do whatever is necessary to schedule all elements of the station’s broadcast.

The Traffic Manager effects the entire department and its ability to work together within a reasonable time frame.  As the primary inventory control person for WQAD it is important to maximize revenue and work well with sales to assist with their clients on the contracting, scheduling, airing, and billing of all advertisers appropriately.

General Supervision by Director of Sales. Daily contact with sales, programming, community affairs, engineering, management and creative services departments along with daily contact and cooperation within the traffic department .


Send a resume to Dan Englund

Local Sales Manager at WQAD-TV

 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois  61265-6061

Or e-mail at


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.

Tribune Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

HBO Coordinator, Program Marketing


This position coordinates the development and execution of consumer advertising and promotion plans to drive awareness, and tune-in for HBO Original Programming, including Series, Mini-Series, Films, Comedy and Documentaries


  • Coordinate the planning and execution of consumer advertising and promotion campaigns at all stages of the HBO Original Programming lifecycle – from tune-in through the home entertainment release (when applicable).

  • Primary responsibilities include acting as a liaison with internal departments (Creative Services, Legal/Business Affairs,, etc.) to ensure that all media and grassroots promotion plans are executed in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Assist with managing multiple external agencies in the development of creative advertising, media planning and high-impact promotions (e.g. guerilla/viral marketing, event sponsorships, etc).

  • Assist with creative development of all off-channel advertising campaigns (TV, print, radio, outdoor, online) and coordinate material delivery with the in-house production team.

  • Traffic marketing materials to Legal/Business Affairs to secure approval on all rights and clearance issues.

  • Responsible for day-to-day budget maintenance and awareness including but not limited to submission, tracking and reporting.


  • 2-3 years of marketing experience at a media company or advertising/promotion agency (entertainment industry experience preferred).

  • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills.

  • The ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, perform under pressure and pay close attention to detail.

  • Strong MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills.

  • Knowledge of the digital media space (including social media) and new technology platforms (e.g. mobile, broadband, wireless, VOD).

  • A passion for entertainment and popular culture.

To apply, please visit

HBO Executive Assistant, POS Strategy & Education


This person will provide administrative support for the VP, POS Strategy & Education.  This is a new group within our Global Distribution group, focused on building training and development programs for our sales leaders.  The POS Strategy & Education team is responsible for educating and equipping our sales leaders to effectively compete and sell the HBO/MAX value proposition at point of sale to improve acquisition, upgrades and customer retention rates that support subscriber growth.  This is a role that requires an individual with strong people and project management skills, but we are also looking for someone who has a genuinely curious nature, works smart, goes beyond usual approaches to solve problems, and is dedicated to the position. A successful candidate will be imaginative, resilient in an environment of fast-paced change, and highly collaborative. In this role, you will have the chance to work with a diverse and dynamic group of professionals in a position that promises opportunities for growth.

  • Provide general administrative support to one VP as requested. Specific responsibilities include answering phones, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, processing expense reports, and planning events (internal and for affiliates).
  • Serve as liaison between each VP and their teams, internal HBO clients, and partner affiliates.
  • Track budget expenses for assigned corporate accounts. 
  • Process invoices and route for approval in a timely fashion.
  • Prepare outgoing mail as assigned.
  • Process monthly expense reports.
  • Understand the business objectives of HBO and its affiliates by maintaining familiarity with and an understanding of the telecommunications industry.
  • Learn to understand and navigate HBO’s corporate culture to accomplish objectives.
Budget Tracking
  • Knowledge of standard accounting principles at a minimum.
  • Ability to track and monitor budget spending carefully. 
Aptitude and Competence
  • Demonstrate strong organization and planning skills.
  • Manage assignments and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of internal applications once trained.
  • Demonstrate ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously without becoming easily overwhelmed.
 Team Membership
  • Demonstrate support for the team through an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Show a willingness to accept extra work assignments when needed.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with team, other office co-workers.
Adaptability to Change
  • Adapt quickly to changes in the EA position, the marketplace, and the organization.
  • Show a willingness to try new methods and applications when necessary.
Problem Solving
  • Take initiative in completing assignments, solving problems, and seeking solutions.
  • Seek answers to questions proactively when the answers are not immediately apparent.
  • Make progress on assignments independently.
Communication Skills
  • Must be articulate, in spoken and the written word.
  • Must listen well.
 Professionalism, Standards and Ethics
  • Strive to demonstrate adherence to the highest professional standards and ethics.
  • Demonstrate appropriate discretion and decorum while in the office.
  • Exhibit a professional and courteous attitude during interactions with team members, co-workers, and affiliates at all times.
  • Represent the team well on budget calls, in application trainings, and in meetings.
  • 3+ years business experience in a fast-paced environment
  • College degree preferred
  • Accounting/budgeting experience preferred
  • Sales training and learning and development support experience preferred

To apply, please visit