Assignment Editor (Part-Time)

WCCO-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking an Assignment Editor.

  • Deadline-oriented people person to facilitate the coverage of news stories and the assignment of field crews
  • Help to assign news stories to reporters and photographers on a daily basis to cover and advance local news for both broadcast and digital
  • Develop and maintain contacts with law enforcement and fire departments, local government and community organizations to stay updated on current events
  • Assist with story research and investigation
  • Coordinate coverage through network affiliates
  • Listen to and understand scanner traffic
  • Coordinate and book satellite windows
  • Take in live and recorded feeds from crews in the field
  • Monitor news tips and grow pool of contacts and sources
  • Other duties as assigned by news management

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong news judgment
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to quickly prioritize and make decisions,  and good problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows including Outlook, iNews, as well as Social Media
  • Must be available to work any shift required in a 24/7 newsroom including weekends and evenings

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field
  • 1-3 years in a medium or large market

For more details and to apply, click here.

WCCO-TV and Paramount is an equal opportunity employer.

Technical Director

WDIO-TV in Duluth, MN is seeking a Technical Director.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience directing live newscasts in an automated environment (preferred).
  • Possess knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operations of television systems.
  • Must be flexible and able to deal with unexpected show changes calmly.
  • Graphic design experience preferred. Knowledge of Adobe After Effects preferred.
  • Experience with studio lighting and using industry standard lighting techniques.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks

Job Overview

The Technical Director is responsible for the direction of live newscasts and any preparation involved for the newscast.

Job Responsibilities

  • Technical direct newscasts using a VizRT Vectar (NewTek TriCaster) via a NewsMaker NewsCaster production automation system (tech directing, graphics, cameras and audio are all automated and executed by the Technical Director).
  • Program production automation system to facilitate the changing of newscast formatting over time.
  • Design graphics for newscasts and adhere to design standards set forth by the Brand Manager.
  • Along with producer, establish pace of newscasts and sequences of segments according to time requirements and accessibility.
  • Ensures programs run smoothly during live broadcasts.
  • Handle last-minute and unexpected changes in a professional, poised manner during live broadcasts. Be able to communicate calmly, quickly and clearly to all involved as needed.
  • Maintain adequate studio lighting levels and work with Brand Manager to light new sets or make changes to existing sets.
  • Keep the studio functional and clean.
  • Assist the News Department when needed. This may include video editing, shooting or updating digital content.
  • Report to work on time and work established schedule/hours, which includes occasional weekend shifts.

For more details and to apply, click here.

WDIO-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

Anchor-MMJ

KAAL-TV in Rochester, MN is seeking an Anchor-MMJ.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Communication, Speech or related field with 2 years' experience as a news anchor; or a combination of education and experience to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Quick and effective decision making, live ad-libbing and maintaining performance under extreme pressure.
  • Highly developed public speaking and interpersonal skills along with exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Professional, consistent on-air appearance and ability to read Teleprompter.
  • Advanced abilities in critical thinking.
  • Broad knowledge of local, national and international affairs (e.g. political, economic, legislative and cultural).
  • Comfortable yet professional presence on camera with the ability to improvise in a live on-camera setting.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Available to work on a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and strict deadlines.
  • Maintain appropriate and strict standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics and grooming.

Job Overview

This position is responsible for selecting stories for broadcast, researching, writing and gathering newscast content. This position is also responsible for presenting live on TV and radio unscripted and scripted news reports.

Job Responsibilities

  • Originate and develop stories for broadcast and digital. May receive story ideas from management. Research and gather content for story. Write clear, accurate and interesting stories. Break down complicated and involved stories so that they are easy to understand. Ensure that any visuals shown are relevant, appropriate and impactful.
  • Present live scripted and unscripted news reports; may present live stories from the scene of the news, the newsroom and/or studio or may tape stories for later broadcast.
  • Travel to the scene of a news story to gather video and other information for broadcast.
  • Write and post stories to website and other digital media platforms. Frequently update online stories.
  • Shoot steady, sequenced video with good, clean audio for news, weather and sports for daily newscasts, specials and social media under tight deadlines and for multiple shows.
  • Edit video satisfactorily for news stories such as vos, vo/sots, setups and reporter pacs using difference techniques and different editing machines under tight deadlines. Editing may be done at the station or remote location.
  • Complete assignments according to established deadlines.
  • Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local and national current events.
  • Make promotional and community appearances as required.
  • Communicate frequently throughout the day and work collaboratively with others in the newsroom.
  • Contribute to the overall team effort to provide the market with the best possible local television journalism. Work in a team environment cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of people. Build working relationships with co-workers, community members, and the general public. Act in a professional manner when representing the station.
  • Maintain appropriate standards with regard to wardrobe, hair, cosmetics, and other areas of grooming.
  • Attend editorial and strategic meetings. Contribute story ideas on a daily basis.
  • Report to work on time and work established schedule/hours. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules as needed, as assigned by the News Director.
  • Complete other duties as requested and needed

For more details and to apply, click here.

KAAL-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

Anchor, Reporter

Learfield's Minnesota News Network is seeking an Anchor, Reporter (part-time).

Anchor-reporters are the on-air voices of the network, as well as the content providers of written stories, audio and newscasts for affiliate clients statewide, and in some cases, regionally or nationally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Report on breaking news events either in person or through a series of phone interviews that are of importance to a statewide audience. This includes contacting and meeting with state and national leaders and newsmakers.
  • Produce and anchor hourly radio newscasts, podcasts and various web products.
  • write and publish news stories to various websites and social media platforms.
  • Interact with affiliate stations all over the state to gather news and serve their need for newscast, including interviews and special reports.
  • Create digital photos and video.

Job Specifications/Requirements

  • College or technical college degree in appropriate field
  • On-air broadcast training
  • At least two years of experience at a radio or TV station or network
  • Proficiency in most up-to-date digital audio editing tools
  • Radio studio operations experience
  • Audio field production – both live and taped
  • College-level writing and editing abilities
  • Knowledge of government (or sports) systems

For more details and to apply, click here.

Learfield is an equal opportunity employer.

Web Developer

Hubbard Broadcasting is seeking a Web Developer.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write clean and well-commented code.  Tests, debugs, documents and implements web applications.
  • Work on multiple projects at once, collaborating with other developers, designers, project managers, and strategists on a variety of engagements, large and small.
  • Develop UX and backend processes.
  • Manage codebase and tools, contribute to strategy and planning, participate in code reviews, and grow with the development team.
  • Utilize our WordPress stack and workflow to build websites based on design concepts, and help us continue to evolve and optimize these things for future projects.
  • Maintain and monitor website functionality and website security.
  • Collaborate with network services, software systems engineering and/or application development in order to restore service and/or identify problems.
  • Report to work as scheduled and work established schedule/hours. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules including weekends, early mornings and evenings as needed, as assigned by the management or required to complete a project or task. 
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Job Overview

The position collaborates on design and development of company websites and resolving technical issues. This position is also responsible for working with the business to ensure the final product adheres to the predetermined budget, scope and design. The position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. Some in-office time is required.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in information technology, primarily WordPress development, required.
  • Post-secondary degree preferred. 
  • Excellent JavaScript, HTML and CSS skills.
  • Good understanding of Bootstrap or other front-end toolkits.
  • A solid understanding of PHP.
  • Functional knowledge of UI/UX best practices to translate design concepts into fully functional layouts.
  • Experience working as a team member with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships.
  • Must be able to take initiative but also to follow direction when required and have a strong ability to meet tight deadlines and work well in pressure situations. 
  • Solid organizational and time management skills. 

Other Requirements

  • This position is subject to a pre-employment background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.

Physical Requirements

  • Communicate in English both verbally and in writing
  • Think critically, strategically and tactically and articulate information in clear, concise manner to others.
  • Work under pressure, meeting tight deadlines.
  • Ability to sit or stand and work at a computer screen for extended period of time.
  • Good vision to see computer screen.
  • Read, hear and speak clearly.
  • Prepare reports, business correspondence, and business proposals.
  • Manipulate computer keys and general office equipment, including telephone.

For more details and to apply, click here.

Hubbard Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Digital Media Manager

Northwestern Media, a network of 21 stations in 13 markets within ten states, is looking for a gifted and experienced digital media expert who will assist in every aspect of Northwestern’s digital media strategic direction. The Digital Media Strategist must resonate with our mission to lead people to Christ and nurture believers in their spiritual growth through Christ-centered media and be committed to providing exceptional work and leading an effective team with excellence.  Visit our website to view job details and apply: https://jobs.unwsp.edu/.

Maintenance Technician

WCCO-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Maintenance Technician.

Overview and Responsibilities

This role maintains, repairs and installs all technical equipment.

  • Installs, maintains and helps detail all technical facilities, equipment and related software.

  • This includes but is not limited to: satellite, microwave, fiber optic and MPEG 2/4 transport, UHF and VHF ATSC digital transmission systems, studio and operations automation systems, control room and routing switchers, IT systems and networks, file based media systems and facility HVAC, electrical and security systems.

  • The Engineer must interface closely with technology users to identify, trouble shoot and accurately resolve problems.

  • Candidate must be able to optimally multi-task and access priorities in a fast-paced winning team culture!

  • Candidate is required to join IBEW Local 292 Union.

Basic Qualifications

  • Two-year degree or higher, or certificate in Electronics, Engineering, IT or equivalent electronics

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in television broadcast and television equipment maintenance and repair

  • A proven “hands on” maintenance background is required

  • Proven ability to assist and/or lead engineering projects as assigned, including implementation of new technologies

Additional Qualifications

  • IT training and experience strongly preferred

  • SBE certification is a plus

  • Results-driven, innovative and demonstrate leadership

  • Must understand and abide by EHS safety rules and procedures that pertain to related job functions

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and push 75 pounds

For more details and to apply, click here.

WCCO-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

Maintenance Technician

WCCO-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Maintenance Technician. 

Overview and Responsibilities

This role maintains, repairs and installs all technical equipment.

  • Installs, maintains and helps detail all technical facilities, equipment and related software.

  • This includes but is not limited to: satellite, microwave, fiber optic and MPEG 2/4 transport, UHF and VHF ATSC digital transmission systems, studio and operations automation systems, control room and routing switchers, IT systems and networks, file based media systems and facility HVAC, electrical and security systems.

  • The Engineer must interface closely with technology users to identify, trouble shoot and accurately resolve problems.

  • Candidate must be able to optimally multi-task and access priorities in a fast-paced winning team culture!

  • Candidate is required to join IBEW Local 292 Union.

Basic Qualifications

  • Two-year degree or higher, or certificate in Electronics, Engineering, IT or equivalent electronics

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in television broadcast and television equipment maintenance and repair

  • A proven “hands on” maintenance background is required

  • Proven ability to assist and/or lead engineering projects as assigned, including implementation of new technologies

Additional Qualifications

  • IT training and experience strongly preferred

  • SBE certification is a plus

  • Results-driven, innovative and demonstrate leadership

  • Must understand and abide by EHS safety rules and procedures that pertain to related job functions

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and push 75 pounds

For more details and to apply, click here.

WCCO-TV and Paramount is an equal opportunity employer.

Digital Line Producer (Part-Time)

WCCO-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Digital Line Producer (Part Time).

CBS NEWS MINNESOTA is looking for a Digital Line Producer to work on WCCO’s live streaming network and other digital outlets, managing and creating content for audiences. The content producer will work with a digital team managing, optimizing and timing live and on-demand video content for mobile, desktop and OTT platforms. The content producer works in coordination with News Managers and Broadcast Line Producers during live news programs, and takes on other responsibilities such as writing headlines, conducting interviews, editing and publishing video, and maximizing SEO and shareability of all content.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:

  • Overseeing content on CBS NEWS MINNESOTA by building show rundowns and segments, editing video and scripts whenever needed.

  • Aggressively manage and publish updated news stories, video segments and photo slideshows, concentrating on developing stories and breaking news.

  • Tracking news and events; coordinating coverage with managers and line producers.

  • Constantly updating news stories in the stream and producing breaking news and other updates as they happen instead of waiting for a scheduled newscast

  • Aggressively manage and publish updated news stories, video segments and photo slideshows, concentrating on developing stories and breaking news.

  • Anticipating the needs of CBS NEWS MINNESOTA for video, graphics, scripts and other elements.

  • Coding/stacking rundown content with regard to video, graphics, scripts and other elements.

  • Writing memorable headlines, scripts and segments.

  • Working with managers and the entire digital team to develop and produce special content utilizing the resources and storytelling of the entire WCCO Newsroom.

  • Conducting interviews in the field or over web camera, shooting video, producing stories, and editing video for audiences on digital and social media platforms.

  • Demonstrating expertise in timing in a control room environment.

  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in creating and publishing digital stories and video content.

  • Demonstrated success operating in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines to write headlines and edit video for live digital broadcast.

  • Knowledge of social media and the competitive digital news environment.

  • Familiarity with editing systems such as Edius/Stratus, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere required.

  • Familiarity with iNews, and Cripsin Rapid Play preferred.

  • Available for early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Understanding of SEO.

For more details and to apply, click here.

WCCO-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

Digital Sales Manager

KBJR-TV in Duluth, MN is seeking a Digital Sales Manager.

As a Digital Sales Manager, you will work with the sales staff in developing and executing multi-platform campaign and facilitating growth and revenue for digital media. This includes developing proposals, pricing, and packaging for Account Executives as well as managing digital inventory and maintaining metrics and reports. You must have excellent communication skills, a strong sales record and thrive in the fast-paced television environment.

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 KBJR:

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

Job Summary/Description:  

As a Digital Sales Manager, you will work with the sales staff in developing and executing multi-platform campaign and facilitating growth and revenue for digital media. This includes developing proposals, pricing, and packaging for Account Executives as well as managing digital inventory and maintaining metrics and reports. You must have excellent communication skills, a strong sales record and thrive in the fast-paced television environment.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Create and maintain professional relationships with potential and existing accounts.
- Assist with creating and maintaining budgets and quota goals.
- Assist with overseeing the sales team and working directly with the General Sales Manager.
- Ensure proper development of new and existing accounts.
- Ensure digital marketing material is up to date.
- Create and implement new strategies to develop new business.
- Ability to manage multiple projects.
- Effectively handle scheduling problems in a timely manner, make-goods, and general follow-through with clients.
- Manage paperwork in a timely manner.
- Maintain and continually improve knowledge of effective marketing principals.
- Make regular contributions to sales team through research and participation in sales meetings.
- Professionally represent and support station, both in policy and demeanor.
- Must be aware and involved in community affairs, including personal appearances as necessary.
- Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications/Requirements:

- High School Diploma or equivalent required.
- Associates or bachelor's degree preferred.
- Minimum of five-years proven media sales or business to business sales success.
- Previous management experience.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Must have exceptional time management skills.
- Ability to lead a team.
- Must be able to adapt with the market.
- Must have exceptional critical thinking skills.
- Valid Driver's License and clean driving record.
- Some Travel Required.

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, and references

KBJR-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

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, and 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.