Creative Services Producer

 

KTTC-TV in Rochester, MN is looking for a Full-Time Creative Services Producer to join our award-winning marketing department. The Creative Services Producer will develop and produce creative concepts to support all client-based advertising, promotion, and image, as well as station-based promotion. The candidate will build on their already strong base of skills to expand their expertise in storytelling, marketing strategies, cinematography, editing, writing, graphic design for client digital products, and familiarity with Adobe Cloud programs. Candidates must adapt to the project assigned, visually problem-solve, and enjoy working in a creative environment. This is a fun and challenging job with the opportunity to work alongside a team of creatives who consistently deliver top-quality work in a new and fresh way.

KTTC is the leading NBC affiliate, serving Rochester, Austin, and Mason City as the #1 station for news, information, and entertainment programming. KTTC strives for leadership in our industry and in our community, and does this by keeping viewers safe and informed, supporting non-profits and organizations that serve the community, and helping our local businesses grow.

 

All employees accept personal responsibility for maintaining the professional culture at KTTC. The KTTC leadership team believes in workplaces “Free of discrimination, harassment, and incivility – and filled with opportunity, especially for those who’ve been traditionally denied it,” (a definition adopted by the work and training put forth by the Power Shift Project). If you value kindness and respect as much as we do, please apply.

For more details and to apply, click here.

KTTC-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

On-Air Personality and Sports Play-by-Play Announcer

Community First Broadcasting, LLC is currently hiring for a full time On-Air Personality and Sports Play-by-Play Announcer for KKOJ AM/FM and KUXX-FM in Jackson, MN. Work for a company that believes in local radio! We are looking for a dynamic personality that wants to interact with listeners live on the air and on social media. We are also looking for someone who can provide some play-by-play of high school sports. Experience with news and online video streaming is a plus along with experience with Skylla, Adobe Audition, Nex Gen and Music Master. Must be a team player. Responsibilities include live and voice tracked air shifts, production, remotes, hosting community events, along with other various tasks as assigned. Stream KKOJ, KUXX and our other stations at Exploreokoboji.com and hear for yourself how good small market radio can sound! Live and work in a fun, safe community with great schools and be just 20 minutes from the beautiful Iowa Great Lakes! Send air check, resume and references to careers@exploreokoboji.com.

Community First Broadcasting, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Production Technician

KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Production Technician.

Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge and experience with broadcast production equipment, techniques and language; can demonstrate proficiency in use of equipment, techniques and language.
  • Familiarity with television control rooms, audio rooms, studios and news and non-news productions. Previous experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Must be flexible and able to deal with unexpected changes calmly.
  • Follows directions well.
  • Ability to work alternate hours and schedules including early mornings, evenings and weekends.
  • Physical requirements
    • Ability to communicate information and ideas in English both verbally and in writing so that others will understand.
    • Ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented in English through spoken and written words.
    • Must be able to work in areas and conditions that can be noisy, has many distractions, and on occasion in extreme weather conditions (heat and cold).
    • Must also be able to work quietly during live broadcasts and tapings.
    • Must have manual dexterity to operate camera and studio equipment.
    • Must be able to move quickly at times throughout the building and on location.
    • Stands and sits for long periods of time.
    • Pushes and pulls equipment on a regular basis.
    • Work under tight deadlines and in pressure situations.
    • Must be able to lift, carry, climb a ladder, and move with up to 20 lbs.

The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

Job Overview

This position is responsible for studio production, audio and technical directing of live and pre-recorded television shows and promos.

Job Responsibilities

Studio

  • Operate television camera, teleprompter, and audio equipment at a satisfactory level and with confidence during live and taped shows.
  • Respond to all cues given over headset and in person during shows. Must react quickly and efficiently to cues and other directions.  Act as a critical communication link between director and talent.  Reports any concerns.
  • Take care of all aspects of studio maintenance, which includes cleaning, repair, set up, tear down and storage of studio and related items; routine inspection, monitoring performance and basic trouble shooting of equipment. Maintain studio lighting and other studio supplies. Follow proper protocol for notifying other personnel when items are needed or there are problems or failures. Studio Cleanliness includes Studio A, Studio C, Twin Cities Live studio, the production area and storage areas.
  • On a daily basis provides assistance to and provides input about the show.
  • Complete knowledge of the lighting systems in all studios

Audio

  • Under the direction of the director, correctly/accurately switch all audio going through the audio booth. Work ahead to insure that all elements needed during your shift are ready to go.
  • Control the quality of the audio going through the audio booth. Insure that all elements of the audio are at the proper level. Insure that the balance between microphones, music, and videotape sources are mixed and at a proper relationship with each other.
  • Ready at the audio position during assigned shift to handle any audio needs, especially during times of breaking news.
  • Help with coverage of special events and with the coverage of audio during vacations and other times when no audio operator is available.
  • Insure that all paperwork is filled out properly. Accurately complete the logging of all musical elements to insure proper credits under the music license rules. Complete any logs, scripts or other paperwork that is required.

Technical Directing

  • Technical direct a creative and technically clean productions within format guidelines.
  • Protect the integrity of the format.
  • Make suggestions for improvement.
  • Be responsible for all elements of a show. Set a positive attitude and example. Solve problems at the source. Challenge employees to improve. Respond appropriately to others.

Other

  • Assist with training or assistance to new staff members.
  • Work as a team player. Set a positive attitude and example. Foster a spirit of cooperation and helpfulness with news and other departments. Develop professional relationships with employees of other departments.
  • Have a high knowledge of operation of current equipment. Advise Director of Operations and Operations Manager on equipment needs or problems. Bring to the attention of engineering management any ideas that would improve the product we are putting on the air.
  • Seek out ways to become more knowledgeable about new technologies in our business.
  • Maintain current equipment. Communicate with the maintenance staff any technical problems with the equipment. Actively seek solutions to problems with station personnel, equipment and procedures.
  • Reports to work on time and works established schedule/hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Complete other duties as assigned

For more details and to apply, click here.

KSTP-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

Local Sales Manager

KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Local Sales Manager. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of Sales and/or Marketing Promotion experience; television sales experience preferred.
  • Prior experience with teaching, training, and recruiting; proven ability to help people grow and motivate to be better sales people. Must be a strong recruiter and be able to grow the size of the sales staff with qualified, competent salespeople.
  • Demonstrated sales success in digital, event, and sales promotions.
  • Highly organized, sound judgment.
  • Skilled communicator. Ability to establish and maintain customer relationships; communicate effectively with a wide range of personalities in a professional and courteous manner. The ability to motivate and instill confidence in clients is critical.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and goal attainment in adverse market conditions
  • Prior experience using needs-based selling and proposals. Established track record of creating and closing client-based solutions.
  • Proven track record for achieving and exceeding sales budgets.
  • Full knowledge of ratings analysis, spot schedules and traffic systems.
  • Ability to build a strong base of business through local direct client contact.
  • Strong computer skills. Working knowledge of Powerpoint, Excel and Word
  • Proven professional presentation skills with the ability to close a sale.
  • Must be able to drive, have a valid driver’s license for daily travel to client meetings and events and a safe driving history. Driving record will be checked.

Job Overview

This position is responsible for leading the sales team for KSTP-TV, KSTC-TV, Me TV, MSHSL Prep Tournament sales, and a full suite of Digital products and services to meet revenue goals and service client accounts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with Director of Sales to develop short term and long term sales strategy and vision by analyzing data, research and trends. Establishes overall goals and objectives for staff, pricing and spot schedules.  Ensure goals and objectives are executed.
  • Responsible for making and exceeding sales budgets for stations.
  • Develop new revenue streams using the internet, non-spot opportunities, and total marketing plans using creativity and analyzing market information and trends.
  • Effectively lead, develop, motivate, coach and train local sales staff. Provide critiques and performance feedback on a regular basis. Spend time in the field coaching staff.  Resolve conflicts as needed.  Issue discipline when warranted. 
  • Daily analysis and interpretation of data and research. Evaluate whether changes to work are needed and how to communicate such changes.
  • Recruits, interviews and selects new sales staff. Consults with Director of Sales and others on hiring decision.
  • Assist sales staff in setting, meeting and exceeding their individual goals to fit overall sales strategy and vision. Motivates staff to achieve goals despite economic conditions, station ratings, and or competitors. 
  • Confer with and cultivate client (potential and established) relationships. Work to resolve client complaints and concerns. Represents station at client events and Corporate sponsored events.  
  • Establishes, consults and communicates departmental and HBI policies, procedures and guidance as needed.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other employees, customers, clients and corporate departments. Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Acts in a professional manner when representing station.
  • Attends all necessary meetings are required.
  • Reports to work on time and works established schedule/hours. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules as needed. Attends client special events and promotions in the evening and weekends as required.
  • Other duties as needed.

For more details and to apply, click here.

KSTP-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

Twin Cities Live Intern

KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking an Intern for Twin Cities Live.

Job Overview

Internship with Twin Cities Live.

Job Responsibilities

Prepping studio daily before each show and cleaning up studio after each show Running errands for producers.
Meet and greet daily guests.
Assist producers with other various tasks.
Opportunities to assist on field shoots and live shots.
Opportunities to shadow producers and photographers.
May be asked to assist with promotional show events outside of the building.

Qualifications

Must be student enrolled in a degree program at a trade school, college or university which recognizes the internship for a class credit.
A self-starter that thrives under the pressure of strict deadline.
Excellent research and writing skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.
A passion for local programming and storytelling is critical.
Working knowledge of the internet and strong computer skills are essential.
Reliable transportation, valid driver's license and safe driving record as determined by the Company preferred (driving record will be checked).

For more details and to apply, click here.

KSTP-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Director

Leighton Broadcasting in St. Cloud, MN is seeking a Program Director for News/Talk station KNSI. You'll lead all aspects of the radio station's on-air experience, responsible for talent, content, programming, and online presence. 

If you are interested in this great opportunity, apply today at www.leightonbroadcasting.com or submit your resume to jobs@leightonbroadcasting.com.

Leighton Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Twin Cities/Minnesota State Capitol Reporter

Gray Television is seeking a Twin Cities/Minnesota State Capitol Reporter.

Details:

Based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, this position will work for at least four Gray TV stations covering the state of Minnesota: KBJR, KEYC, KTTC, KVLY (Fargo-Moorhead). This position may also appear on Gray stations across the country when covering statewide issues or national political races.

Experience:

Gray TV is seeking a reporter to cover the Minnesota state capitol and large news events in Minneapolis/St. Paul to support and elevate its Minnesota newsrooms. This position would be based in Minneapolis/St. Paul and work remotely covering all levels of state government, particularly the legislative session each year. This position will also have featured roles during elections. The position will need to develop sources and understandings of Minnesota government quickly. With four affiliates in Minnesota and North Dakota, expect multiple live hits for each story and a lot of independence to hold the powerful accountable in Minnesota state government.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

• Shoot, write and edit news content.
• Coordinate with stations across the state for live shots and coverage of key events.
• Reformat and write content for digital platforms.
• Research story ideas.

Requirements:

• A degree in journalism, communications or related field is preferred, or relevant life experience.
• Minimum 2 years on-air reporting experience.
• Ability to carry up to 50 pounds of gear.
• Have and maintain clean driving record.
• Enjoy a fast-paced environment with a desire to win
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

For more information and to apply, click here.

Gray Television is an equal opportunity employer.

Morning News Anchor

KBJR-TV Northern News Now in Duluth, MN has an opportunity for an energetic and creative Morning News Anchor who greets each day with a smile. 

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.

About KJBR:

Duluth is located on Lake Superior, the greatest of the Great Lakes. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, then you can consider Duluth paradise. If you prefer the offerings of the big city life, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are a short drive down I-35. Our building, office space and studios are state of the art. Located in Canal Park, considered one of Minnesota's top tourist destinations. We have views of Lake Superior and the Hillside of Downtown Duluth. We are walking distance to the Lakewalk, Aerial Lift Bridge and many fine restaurants, shops, and clubs.

Learn more about Duluth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohxvt9jZbLg

Responsibilities:

Northern News Now is seeking a Morning Anchor/Reporter. This person will deliver the news in an urgent, hard-hitting, trusting and empowering way. You should be an energetic "morning person" who confidently delivers the news viewers need to start their days. We need an anchor who is involved in the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, including developing and turning enterprise and investigative content. Will be anchoring Morning Newscasts daily plus anchor/producing noon newscast every other week.

Must be able to tell stories in a memorable way, deliver live reports dynamically and support colleagues in pursuit of fast paced, highly visual newscasts. Must be collaborative, team-oriented, solution oriented and calm under pressure.

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

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the Minnesota and Wisconsin market preferred
  • Must demonstrate strong presentation skills on all platforms
  • Strong writing and the ability to create hard hitting content with an edgy style
  • Must be able to work collaboratively under pressure
  • Must be team-oriented and level-headed
  • A journalist at heart who is willing to go live in the field on big stories
  • College degree or equivalent job experience in a journalism-related field
  • Leadership skills
  • Exceptional news judgment
  • Professional knowledge of news operations are required
  • Knowledge of ENPS and Edius is a plus

Travel Requirements:

  • Some Travel Require

Qualified, interested applicants may 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

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.  

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

KBJR-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

On Air Talent/Sports Play by Play

Hubbard Radio Bemidji is seeking On-Air Talent/Sports Play by Play.

Qualifications

  • Previous on air experience preferred. Degree in Communication, Journalism, related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ability to establish listener motivation and loyalty in the target demographic.
  • Good conversationalist, well-read, knowledgeable and articulate in dealing with current affairs; Ability to enunciate clearly and interpret and read copy fluently. Articulate information in clear, concise manner to others. Ability to read, hear and speak clearly and follow both oral and written direction. Ability to think spontaneously and ad lib while on air and at appearances in a coherent manner in situations that can change quickly.
  • Ability to operate all mechanical functions of preparing and delivering an on-air performance, including the recording," editing and playback of listener telephone calls; the preparation of recorded "bits" and other show elements; the operation of the control room console and studio equipment.
  • Ability to write and create commercial production", voiceovers and imaging as needed. 
  • Possess thorough knowledge and understanding of FCC rules and regulations which pertain to announcers, particularly but not limited to Sections 315, 217 and 508.
  • Ability and willingness to be coached and directed by Program Director or Consultant.
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.
  • Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.
  • Travel to and attend station promotional appearances including sales appearances.
  • Physical Requirements Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. Ability to multi-task with a variety of duties while producing the show. Manual dexterity and fine motor skills to manipulate computer keys and board controls as well as general office equipment (telephone, copier, etc.) for extended periods of time. Wear headsets and be confined to a specific space during the course of work. Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Average pushing and pulling, bending," stooping and reaching overhead.The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.
  • Valid Driver's License and clean driving history required as determined by the Company.  Driving record will be checked. 

Job Overview

This position creates and performs live broadcasts that are entertaining and informative, that project the Company's desired on-air image,and that achieve maximum audience acceptance and ratings. On Air Talent works closely with the programming and sales teams to grow the Company's revenue and on-air and digital audience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, prepare and deliver live and recorded program content for station in an entertaining and professional manner in a style consistent with the appropriate station format.
  • Prepare and create a topical show by gathering information from news flashes, wire copy, periodicals, computer, web and television.
  • Interview guests and other famous or public personalities, as well as moderating panels or discussion shows.
  • Answer phone lines and interview members of listening audience.
  • Write and reads or ad-lib segments to identify station, announce station breaks, commercials, etc.
  • Preparation of online blogs and similar social media activities on behalf of the Stations; the creation of podcasts or videos or both for online distribution, and participation in, and use of, various digital media platforms.
  • Ensure that contests and promotions are conducted in compliance with FCC regulations, as well as federal and state laws.
  • Follow and enforce FCC regulations, station and company polices, including implementing station's/state's EAS procedures.
  • Knowledge and (preferably) experience in multiple sports, particularly Basketball, Hockey, Softball, Volleyball and Wrestling and a strong willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of remote broadcast and computer based equipment
  • Must prepare for broadcasts by interviewing coaches and/or players, familiarizing yourself with records, stats, starters, etc of the teams you will be covering
  • Occasional travel required to road games (a spot is generally available on the team bus)
  • Occasional appearances on KBUN’s local sports show “High Noon”
  • Promote the Company and clients of the Company by planning and attending in-person appearances such as community events, including hosting and assisting at charity functions and remote broadcasts.
  • Maintain positive relationships with national & local community.
  • Perform necessary and required technical functions of assigned air-shift, including the performing and logging of engineering readings.
  • Maintain the program and music logs and ensure that commercials or programs are aired at times logged and the program log is properly signed, initialed and any omissions noted. Report all discrepancies on the Company Discrepancy Report. Record assigned commercial, promotion or public service announcements in a professional manner.
  • Assure thorough, advance preparation of content, commercials, technical arrangements and show elements.
  • Maintain and build a positive cooperative attitude within the station. Build working relationships with co-workers, customers, vendors and the general public.
  • Act in a professional manner when representing each station.
  • Attend and participate in meetings are required.
  • Report to work on time and work established schedule/hours. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules as needed, as assigned or required.
  • Make public appearances.
  • Complete other duties as requested and needed.

For more details and to apply, click here.

Hubbard Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

Programmatic Podcast Advertising Manager

Hubbard Radio in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Programmatic Podcast Advertising Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee programmatic audio ad performance across Hubbard's portfolio of podcasts
  • Make recommendations for additional demand partners and own setup process
  • Manage price floors, maximizing profitability
  • Analyze entire podcast portfolio and make recommendations for proper inventory optimization
  • Opportunity to further define the role and champion all podcast ad revenue growth from programmatic to local-direct
  • Support internal and external clients with new and ongoing programmatic buys from pre-sale to order set-up, through optimization and reporting
  • Optimize listener experience - adjust frequency caps and inventory load
  • React to reports of unwanted ads/ad categories by listeners or internal personnel in a timely manner
  • Recommend forward thinking strategies and innovations
  • Possibility for programmatic management of Hubbard live stream inventory
  • Provide programmatic performance reports and recaps
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Overview

From Brooke & Jeffrey to Garage Logic, Purple Daily, The Rizzuto Show, KVJ Show, The Morning After STL and beyond - Hubbard Radio has amassed a robust portfolio of high performing podcasts. The Programmatic Advertising Manager will be responsible for maximizing revenue across our entire portfolio of podcasts via programmatic platforms through optimization and inventory management.

Qualifications

  • Experience with programmatic ecosystem including supply-side platforms / ad exchanges, data management platforms, brand safety partners, data partners, and publishers
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Excel/spreadsheets
  • Experience with VAST is a plus
  • Demonstrable analytical skills
  • Preferably a podcast listener and advocate for the medium

For more details and to apply, click here.

Hubbard Radio is an equal opportunity employer.