Local Music On-Air Talent

WDSE in Duluth is seeking a Local Music On-Air Talent.

JOB TITLE: Local Music On-Air Talent

REPORTS TO: Station Manager

FLSA STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

As an On-Air talent, this position will host The Local program on Wednesdays from 5 pm until 7 pm as well as the Northland Afternoon program from 3 pm to 5 or 6 pm. As with all on-air talent, this position also includes online content creation and curation responsibilities that include the Minnesota Music Archive. This position will also coordinate with the Station Manager and/or the Program Director to be responsible for the complete execution of live events and will coordinate with station personnel, community members, underwriters, and third-party vendors to plan and stage each engagement opportunity. This role collaborates with the Programming, Membership, and Marketing departments to create, manage, and promote station and community events. In tandem with the station’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer to ensure that all ACH events meet or exceed state grant requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES – LOCAL MUSIC ON-AIR TALENT

  • Plan and coordinate, primarily, The Local weekly show as well as, secondarily, daily Northland Afternoon show topics and book guests as needed, for programs to air Monday through Friday, 3 pm until 7 pm. Collaborate with the Station Manager to develop unique daily and monthly content that drives audience engagement.
  • Utilize daily music logs as prepared by the station’s Music Director to plan for content creation, noting any deviation from the schedule to preserve the integrity of music rotations.
  • Be an active participant in the station’s weekly music meeting. Endeavor to monitor relevant news and information about the artists we play via radio and music industry trade magazines, websites, and social media.
  • Maintain expert-level knowledge of PlayoutONE, the station’s audio archive & automation system.
  • Skilled with Adobe Products, or similar, preferred editing suites and software for producing audio, photo, and video productions.
  • Produce a daily on-air calendar, name to be determined, of bands playing live around the area.
  • Produce a regular promo, briefly outlining the week’s The Local program.
  • Curate and continue development of the Minnesota Music Archive through coordination with the Station Manager and/or the Program Director.
  • Contribute to special projects as needed.
  • Publishing regular website articles, special projects, and music reviews to the station’s

website. This should be focused on relevant local music.

  • Attend all required weekly/monthly meetings as directed by the Station Manager.
  • Make in-person appearances and carry out remote broadcasts as directed by the Station Manager.
  • Participate in television broadcasts as requested by the Television Programming department.
  • Participate in radio station promotions as directed by the Station Manager.
  • Submit monthly ACH hourly report to the station’s Special Projects Manager and Business Manager in a timely manner.
  • Work in compliance with organization policies and procedures as well as FCC guidelines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES – LIVE EVENTS

  • Assist in conceiving and developing non-traditional sources of membership and operations revenue.
  • Work alongside the Programming, Membership, and Marketing departments to execute each event and live appearance according to the plan as determined by the station’s Leadership Team.
  • Collaborate with the station’s ACH Producer and/or the Station Manager and/or the Program Director to ensure that all organizational events meet or exceed state grant requirements. Additionally, work with the ACH Producer and Station Manager to ensure that all events are proceeding on schedule/within budget and in accordance with the station’s fiscal ACH work plan.
  • Participate in annual budget planning and individual event budget planning.
  • Assist in the brainstorming of business and services categories to approach for event participation.
  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with community partners, event promoters, artist representatives, and other market event planners.
  • Adhere to organization policies regarding pricing, merchandising, underwriting content, competitive product protection, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in radio broadcasting or a relevant field.
  • Public media experience preferred.
  • Demonstrative track record of successful live event management.
  • A proven ability to professionally represent a high-profile, nonprofit organization.
  • A strong cultural fluency, including a track record of achievement in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to represent The North's interest to various partners, communities, national organizations, and other public service organizations.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Relevant live and recorded audio content experience.
  • Excellent storytelling abilities and a strong affinity for journalism and broadcast integrity. The ability and desire to create a compelling audio experience for our members, wholly unique to your program and consistent with The North brand.
  • Possesses superior news and information judgment; is always curious and highly informed about current events.
  • Commitment and demonstrated ability to listen to the Northeast Minnesota communities we serve, with particular attention to under-represented demographics.
  • Ability to quickly build contacts, sources, and relationships to help the organization grow.
  • Comfortable interacting with the community on behalf of the station at public appearances. Ability to interact and connect with people from different cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities.
  • An enthusiastic team member and collaborator, with an ever-present desire to learn new broadcast and audience engagement concepts and technologies. The ability to quickly adapt to new multimedia platforms in an evolving broadcasting space.
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and brings new concepts to fruition.
  • A diligent appreciation for our organization's mission while maintaining responsible business acumen.

EDUCATION

  • A bachelor's degree in media studies preferred or five years of radio broadcast experience.

To apply, please submit your resume and completed application to applicant@wdse.org. Applications can be downloaded from the Careers page of our website.

WDSE is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, 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.

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Outside Account Executive

iHeartMedia in the Twin Cities is seeking an Outside Account Executive.

The audio revolution is here – and iHeart is leading it!  iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in America, reaches 90% of Americans every month -- a monthly audience that’s twice the size of any other audio company – almost three times the size of the largest TV network – and almost 4 times the size of the largest ad-supported music streaming service. And we were just recognized as one of the Top Media Sales Organizations by The Myers Report! 

 

In fact, iHeart has: More #1 rated markets than the next two largest radio companies combined;

  • We’re the largest podcast publisher, with more monthly downloads than the second- and third-largest podcast publishers combined. Podcasting, the fastest-growing new media, today has more monthly users than streaming music services or Netflix;

  • iHeart is the home of many of the country’s most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers, who build important connections with hundreds of communities across America;

  • We create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour;

  • iHeartRadio is the #1 streaming radio digital service in America;

  • Our social media footprint is 7 times larger than the next largest audio service; and

  • We have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting, which bring data, targeting and attribution to all forms of audio at an unparalleled scale.  As a result, we’re able to combine our strong leadership position in audience reach, usage and ad tech with powerful tools and insights for our sales organizations to help them build success for their clients at a more efficient cost than any other option. 

 

Because we reach almost every community in America, we’re committed to providing a range of programming that reflects the diversity of the many communities we serve – and our company reflects that same kind of diversity.  Our company values stress collaboration, curiosity, welcoming dissent, accepting mistakes in the pursuit of new ideas, and respect for everyone.

 

Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia!

 

If you’re excited about this role but don’t feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.  At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!

                                                                             

What We Need:

Only one company has the #1 position in everything Audio reaching 9 out of 10 Americans every month –– iHeartMedia.

You know iHeart for our massive events and local personalities — but do you know what matters most? We love working with each other; it’s not just what we do. It’s what we do together.

Today Radio has more significant reach than TV. Podcasting is the fastest-growing medium ever. Podcasters and radio hosts are the new influencers with massive, hyper-engaged fan armies. New digital audio data, insights, and analytics tools make it easier than ever to plan, buy and grow with Audio. In short, the audio revolution is here.

As an Outside Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN you will be supported with the most innovative and inclusive broadcast and digital marketing tools at your fingertips to leverage across our 160 markets and multiple platforms.

                                                                             

What You'll Do:

  • Immerse yourself in learning iHeartMedia’s Broadcast + Digital Marketing Products (we are constantly innovating and growing!)

  • Identify and develop new business opportunities while maintaining a pipeline of sales prospects in Salesforce

  • Foster and nurture relationships with the existing client base

  • Identify new opportunities and develop persuasive proposals to meet each client/agency's evolving needs

  • Collaborate with internal partners to drive revenue and meet/exceed established sales targets

  • Create effective marketing campaigns in line with the iHeartMedia brand and resources

  • Deliver compelling sales presentations with confidence

  • Maintain productive client communication to ensure client satisfaction

  • Monitor competition to continually prospect new account leads

  • Negotiate rates and ensure prompt payments

  • Follow all station procedures for preparing orders, resolving billing issues, submitting regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts, and competitive analysis 

                                                                             

What You'll Need:

  • A desire to learn and grow!

  • Independent, self-motivated, competitive, assertive personality

  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and time management skills

  • Persuasive communication skills: verbal, written, and presentation

  • Strong client service relationship-building skills

  • Ability to plan and organize, set priorities, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Stress tolerance, especially with tight deadlines and financial pressures

  • Digital/Media Sales experience is a plus

  • Proven sales experience

  • Salesforce experience is a plus

  • Drive your own vehicle with a valid driver’s license and state-mandated auto insurance

  • Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms skills

  • 3+ years in media/advertising sales is preferred, but not required

  • SalesForce experience is a plus

                                                                             

What You'll Bring:

  • Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return

  • General understanding of business principles and sales environment

  • Interest in developing knowledge of business operations and sales concepts and techniques

  • Individual accountability and understanding of when to seek guidance

  • Skills managing assigned projects to completion

  • Understanding to resolve problems using established guidelines and professional judgement

  • Ability to communicate information about iHeart products in a digestible manner and to apply active listening skills to validate understanding of customer needs

  • Understanding of impact of your own decisions

  • Goal orientation and the ability to focus and prioritize

                                                                             

Location:

Minneapolis, MN: 1600 Utica Avenue South, Suite 500, 55416

                                                                             

Position Type:                                                                                             

Regular

                                                                             

Time Type:

Full time

                                                                                 

Pay Type:

Salaried

                                                                                 

Benefits:

iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options

  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing

  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community

  • A 401K plan

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving

  • ‚ÄčA range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

                                                                             

We are accepting applications for this role on an ongoing basis.

 

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

 

Non-Compete will be required for certain positions and as allowed by law.

 

Our organization participates in E-Verify.  Click here to learn about E-Verify.

For more details and to apply, click here.

Account Executive

Hubbard Radio in Bemidji, MN is seeking an Account Executive.

Hubbard Radio is a full-service media company with 16 radio stations and cutting-edge digital solutions in four of northern Minnesota's most beautiful and active resort communities: Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd and Wadena. At Hubbard, we're looking for the best people in local media to help build dominant brands that connect consumers and advertisers to build better businesses and communities. We succeed by always doing the right thing with focus, urgency, and passion.

Qualifications

  • Previous sales, advertising, digital sales, or media experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, (or ability to learn) broadcasting and digital terminology and methodology preferred.
  • Ability to understand the features and benefits of advertising and competitive media.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word for Windows; sales software knowledge helpful.
  • Excellent written and oral English language communication skills.
  • Experience developing presentations for the purpose of direct-business selling and ability to effectively present and communicate.
  • Ability to respond to questions appropriately and think on feet.
  • Establish and maintain customer relationships; communicate effectively with a wide range of personalities in a professional and courteous manner.
  • High level of initiative and ability to work independently required.
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license and a safe driving history as determined by the Company for the purpose of meeting clients and attending events.  Driving record will be checked. 
  • Demonstrate effective negotiation and closing techniques.
  • Strong analytical skills, good judgment, and a "positive can do attitude" are required.
  • Ability to read, hear and speak clearly and follow both oral and written direction.
  • Ability to think critically, analytically, creatively and logically; and to articulate information in clear, concise manner to others.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Clean driving record.  Driving record will be checked.  
  • Physical Requirements: Manual dexterity and fine motor skills to manipulate computer keys and general office equipment (telephone, copier, etc.). Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Average pushing and pulling, bending and stooping. The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job function.

Diversity Statement

Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding over 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.

Job Overview

The Account Executive is responsible for selling advertising to clients and developing new business relationships by prospecting, developing and selling new direct-business accounts, making sales presentations, performing collections, maintaining client relations and sales.

Job Responsibilities

  • Meet and exceed monthly, quarterly, and annual budgets including spot, digital, and new direct business. Prospect new businesses on a weekly basis.
  • Prepare and complete sales presentations with decision makers.
  • Make presentations to include a customer needs analysis, research and supporting documentation, and creative business solutions.
  • Follow up and close all pending business in a timely manner.
  • Update General Manager weekly on progress of pending business.
  • Work closely with other departments in creating effective promotional sales solutions for clients.
  • Create and make presentations to agency personnel, including selling and pre-selling the station audience attributes.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to direct and agency accounts. Personally contact each active account regularly- defined as an in-person meeting, including the presentation of pertinent sales information.
  • Obtain credit approval for new accounts.
  • Ensure all accounts are paid in a timely manner. Follow up and assist in the collection process for past due accounts.
  • Utilization of and proficiency with Sales software.
  • Attend special events, such as remotes and broadcasts, which involve clients. These events may occur after business hours and on weekends.
  • Complete all written business requirements within established deadlines. These requirements include but are not limited to:forecast reports, pending business updates, written orders and advertising copy.
  • Attend and participate in weekly sales staff meetings, individual meetings with manager and other necessary meetings and training as required by management.
  • Have a thorough understanding of rates, promotions, inventory, and personnel. Continue to learn and stay abreast of trends in digital and broadcast advertising industry.
  • Maintain regular, reliable attendance.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with others. Build working relationships with co-workers, customers, vendors and the general public.
  • Complete other duties as requested and needed.

Compensation and Benefits

The starting salaried base compensation is $40,000 to $50,000 annually. Additional commissions (or bonuses) may be earned above the base salaried amount.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.

For more details and to apply, click here.

IT Specialist

Pioneer PBS in Granite Falls, MN is seeking an IT Specialist.

IT Specialist – Full Time

Join an Emmy-winning public broadcasting station and specialize in hands-on project implementation, serving Pioneer PBS employees with the technology and tools to execute their jobs, from production and communications to administration and master control operations.

Pioneer PBS is seeking a full-time IT Specialist at their Granite Falls, MN location. The position opens immediately, and business hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., but the applicant must be able to work varying hours and weekends as projects dictate. This position reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer.

 

Pioneer PBS is seeking an individual with an associate or bachelor degree who has intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive and various databases, video storage, etc. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a high priority. Training on internal software will be provided as needed to complete job duties. The ability and willingness to learn new software as required and adapt quickly to all work situations is crucial. Applicant must have excellent organizational skills in preparing work guidelines and schedules, as well as records, reports, and inventory control.

 

The applicant must have the ability to operate test equipment, interpret results, and collaborate on corrective actions. We are seeking an individual who is self-motivated, with the ability to work independently, yet take direction and work successfully in a team environment. All employees must have the ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment as well as maintain a neat, clean, safe, and organized workplace.

 

Specific job duties include but are not limited to:

    • Maintain an up-to-date asset inventory including computers, operating systems, software, and licensing.
    • Discuss issues, provide suggestions and researched potentials costs of those potential solutions.
    • Troubleshoot computer, network and media/broadcast issues that arise and communicate potential solutions with CTO and designated teams.
  • Ability to provide clear information on maintenance needs and all expenses related to fixes to CTO for approval.
  • Must be able to quickly determine potential solutions to complex problems and emergency situations.
    • Routine maintenance of hardware and software, such as planning for and performing software upgrades and file backups on the network.
    • Assist limited computer users through phone, email, virtually or in person as assigned.
    • Prepare documents for easy how to’s and train users to work with new computer hardware or software.
    • Set up or repair various equipment, computer equipment and related devices.
    • Assist engineering team in various larger scale projects.
    • Research industry trends on equipment and present findings to CTO for future planning.

You will join a team of talented, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals who love sharing the story of small towns and farming communities in the region. They operate out of a state-of-the-art facility, located in Granite Falls, MN, where they embrace changing technology, creativity, and humor.

 

Pioneer PBS has been in operation for over 50 years.

A complete job description is available on Pioneer PBS’s website www.pioneer.org. This is a full-time hourly position with benefits. Starting wages are $22 per hour.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: yourtv@pioneer.org, to the attention of the Chief Technology Officer.

 

Pioneer PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Event Coordinator and Membership Assistant

Pioneer PBS in Granite Falls is seeking an Event Coordinator and Membership Assistant.

Event Coordinator and Membership Assistant

Join an Emmy-winning public broadcasting station and specialize in event planning and coordination as well as assist Membership in meeting their goals. Pioneer PBS has a tremendous opportunity for a detail-oriented assistant with strong communication skills.  This position works for the Development and Communication Director. The position opens immediately, and business hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This is an onsite position.

 

The Event Coordinator and Membership Assistant is responsible for overseeing tasks related to event planning and execution. It is expected that this person will be great with members of the community, utilize excellent communication skills and is highly detail oriented.

Specific job duties include but are not limited to:

    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with exterior vendors and venues.
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with all departments internally related to events.
    • Planning event details and aspects, including seating, dining, the entire guest experience etc.
    • Planning internal staffing and volunteers needed to successfully execute events.
    • Creating reliable financial reports and management of invoicing.
    • Remaining under budget with all expenses related to each event.
    • Managing events as they happen and addressing potential problems that may arise.
    • Planning for potential scenarios that could impact the integrity of the event.
    • Maintaining a working knowledge of the complex needs of a wide variety of events.
    • Keep a running calendar of events that have been approved by station leadership.
    • As events are proposed, keep current with planning documents & communication via weekly short event meetings.
    • Be on site at events to help setup, execute as planned and return space to its original state.
    • For events that other station employees lead, act as support for their success.
    • Collect information from event attendees and follow up on information regarding membership.
    • Through events showcase to the community that we are their tv station.
    • For Underwriting, provide support to the underwriting rep(s) with contracting, invoicing, in kind letters for trades and tracking to assure deliverables are met.
    • Help create sales tools for underwriting rep(s) to make closing easy and consistent.
    • Help collect post “uw” reports on impact to assist in renewal successes.

The Event Coordinator and Membership Assistant will have at least a high school diploma with a 2–4-year degree in Hospitality preferred. 4 years of relevant experience can compensate for lack of a degree. Must have Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and have a willingness and ability to learn new software as required. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail are a high priority.  The Event Coordinator and Membership Assistant must have a pleasant, professional manner in greeting all members of the public. Must have the ability to coordinate and meet multiple deadlines, a desire to learn software, and strong organizational skills.

 

You will join a team of talented, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals who love sharing the story of small towns and farming communities in the region.  They operate out of a state-of-the-art facility, located in Granite Falls, MN, where they embrace changing technology, creativity, and humor. Pioneer PBS has been in operation for over 50 years.

This is a full-time hourly position with full benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:  Sherece Lamke, President and General Manager, PBS, 1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 or slamke@pioneer.org.  For additional information, or a detailed job description, please contact Shari at 320-289-2915.

 

Pioneer PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Development and Communications Director

Pioneer PBS in Granite Falls is seeking a Development and Communications Director.

Development & Communications Director – Full Time

Join an Emmy-winning public broadcasting station and tell its story and create a stronger future for the organization! Pioneer PBS has a tremendous opportunity for a strong communicator and organization leader. This position works for the President/General Manager and helps lead the organization’s funding and strategy for future growth at Pioneer PBS. The position opens immediately, and business hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This is an onsite position.

 

The Development & Communications Director is a dynamic individual who secures, cultivates, and grows Pioneer PBS’s generous donor base. They have an outgoing personality and a demonstrated history of successfully soliciting financial gifts, able to manage all aspects of the station’s annual fundraising plans. They are responsible for leading Membership, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Event and Outreach/Engagement aspects of Pioneer PBS. They will execute grant writing, grant management and reporting for Legacy, MACP, LCCMR and other production and general operating grants annually. Finding innovative ways to reach audiences through broadcast and digital means will be an important facet of the job. In addition, this position collaborates closely with the President/General Manager in leading the organization and strategizing the future growth for Pioneer PBS.

 

This role is an effective written and spoken communicator and relationship builder with a passion for the mission of public media. They will make regular presentations to an array of internal and external constituents and have strong presentation and data analysis skills. They are responsible for brand management and leading the communications team that includes the Pioneer PBS website and social channels.

 

The applicant must have an Advanced Degree (AA/BA) in Philanthropic Studies, Mass Communications or similar; 5-7 years of fundraising and community building experience with a demonstrated growth in fundraising ability; 5-7 years of related communications experience; 5-7 years of demonstrated leadership within an organization.

 

You will join a team of talented, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals who love sharing the story of small towns and farming communities in the region. They operate out of a state-of-the-art facility, located in Granite Falls, MN, where they embrace changing technology, creativity, and humor. Pioneer PBS has been in operation for over 50 years.

 

This is a full-time salaried position with full benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:  Sherece Lamke, President and General Manager, PBS, 1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 or slamke@pioneer.org.  For additional information, or a detailed job description, please contact Shari at 320-289-2915.

 

Pioneer PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Technical Media Producer

KBJR-TV in Duluth is seeking a Technical Media Producer.

Description:

The successful candidate is responsible for several tasks including but not limited to quality controlling commercials and content and timing live events. They will also direct live newscasts, edit video and maintain the studio.

About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 101 television markets. Upon closing pending transaction, Gray will own television stations serving 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

See what our employees have to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yxmd2PLChk

Responsibilities:

- Operate the Master Control automation
- Monitor multiple program streams to ensure correct programming and commercial run times, record any discrepancies
- Prepare the electronic playlist
- Ingest commercials, programming, and other material into automation system for broadcast
- Code Scripts for Newscasts and Direct Live Newscasts
- Oversee changing batteries in the wireless mics, IFBs and setting up anchor/reporter positions
- Edit video for newscasts (Experience with Grass Valley Edius or Adobe Premiere preferred.)
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications/ Requirements:

- Basic knowledge of TV video production

- Previous experience directing live broadcasts preferred
- Previous experience with non-linear video editing. (Grass Valley Edius or Adobe Premiere preferred.)
- Accuracy and attention to detail are critical aspects of this position. Along with the ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and problem-solve
- Must be able to handle high-stress situations and pressure deadlines.

Travel Requirements:

  • Some Travel Required

Qualified candidates with a desire to work with a great group of people, and live in one of America’s best cities, send your link, cover letter, resume and references to:

Jordan Sherman
Production Manager

jsherman@kbjr6.com

Life Style Producer

KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Life Style Producer.

KSTP 5 Eyewitness News is the award-winning ABC network affiliate for the Twin Cities. Part of Hubbard Broadcasting, KSTP-TV is a longtime market leader, and is committed to excellence in all that it does-broadcast news with hyper-local coverage, important public service that deals powerfully with today's issues, and now, more than ever, top-notch digital content, to reach our viewers and followers with information the way they want to receive it. When you work for KSTP, or our other local, independently operated station KSTC, Channel 45, you will find yourself among dedicated, passionate people who work hard every day to improve our product and our community. If you have the qualifications, and you are a person of talent and integrity, we invite you to apply!

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years' experience producing or reporting for a lifestyle show or comparable industry.
  • Be inquisitive and interested in what is happening in the Twin Cities.
  • Excellent organization and writing skills, including grammar and spelling.
  • Four-year degree in journalism, or high school diploma and equivalent job experience.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Compensation and Benefits

When extending an offer, the company considers a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) the candidate's work experience, education/training & key skills as well as internal peer equity and other market and business considerations.

For information regarding our benefits, please copy the link below and paste in your browser:

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Job Overview

KSTP-TV is looking for a creative individual to join the team as a producer for its two weekday lifestyle programs. This position is ideal for an
individual who can work independently and collaboratively. The show will thrive based on the ideas and execution this individual brings to the team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for multiple segments each week. This includes sourcing guests and topics, vetting, pre-interviewing, scheduling, coordinating and producing elements for live broadcasts.
  • Ensure all video and graphic elements are coordinated, requested and delivered for segments.
  • Work ahead to ensure plans are in place both for that day's segment and future segments.
  • Must be flexible to pivot or redirect a segment in light of challenges, including breaking news.
  • Booth and line-produce multiple episodes of the show each week. That includes timing the show, floating or moving blocks, communicating with show hosts, coordinating with live talent in the field and managing Skype/Zoom interviews for on-air appearances.
  • Write and edit copy throughout the show for teases, segments, host chat, contest messaging and more.
  • Contribute to social media pages.
  • Assist in editing show video and other video elements, if needed.
  • Bring positive energy to coincide with the positive nature of the show and our stories.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.

Diversity Statement

Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding over 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.

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Assignment Editor

KARE 11, TEGNA’s NBC affiliate in Minneapolis/St. Paul, is searching for a part-time Assignment Editor to join our team!

The ideal candidate is an experienced journalist with solid news judgment and effective communication skills. You are dedicated to generating story ideas for daily news and special events coverage. You contribute to story ideas, advance developing stories and collaborate with the leadership team on daily news-gathering efforts. You will be thinking equally about our content on TV and our digital platforms. This is a role for someone who thrives in high-energy positions and has a keen ability to balance multiple tasks under pressure. This position also assists with publishing digital content.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing news stories, gathering information, delivering content on digital platforms, answering phones, listening to police scanners, bringing in live shots from various sources and live streaming
  • Assigning and dispatching crews, assisting crews with contacts and research and publishing original content to the website
  • Working in multiple content management systems
  • Identify stories that could be exclusives and attract large audiences
  • Work with reporters to develop assigned stories
  • Gathering information
  • Delivering content on digital platforms
  • Verify confirmed information during breaking news situations
  • The position is responsible for assigning and dispatching crews, assisting crews with contacts and research and publishing original content to the website
  • Enterprise news through beat calls, social media and cultivated sources

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred; equivalent experience required
  • 1- 3 years of experience
  • Must be a strong writer and copy editor with excellent editorial judgment, time management and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize quickly
  • Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources and work well with varied personalities on deadline
  • Excellent in managing news crews and news judgment
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Extensive knowledge of social media, online, mobile, etc. content gathering tools and technologies
  • Knowledge of ENPS and Edius a plus
  • Ability to write in both broadcast and AP style a plus.
  • Flexible with shift assignments

 

Benefits: 

TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% - 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays. 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email askhr@tegna.com 

News Director

KTTC-TV in Rochester, MN is seeking a News Director.

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets, reaching 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. By upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and developing the best and brightest employees in the business.

About KTTC:

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.

To learn more about KTTC visit: https://www.kttc.com/page/living-working-and-playing-in-rochester-minnesota/

Job Summary/Description:

KTTC is looking for its next News Director who will lead the shaping of news strategy, story selection, and story development. The candidate will work with a team of news managers and leaders to make plans on where content goes on multiple platforms. You must have proven newsroom leadership experience with a track record of success and know how to take charge of a fast-paced environment. The candidate must also demonstrate an understanding and enthusiasm for evolving digital, social, and mobile media. In a fiercely competitive market, you will ensure the station's content delivers audience growth by being distinct, research-driven, and community-focused.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Outstanding knowledge of television news operations and other media platforms
• Expertise in enhancing the presentation and delivery of news content through coaching and mentoring staff
• Strong editorial judgment and leader in the newsroom
• Understand the importance of recruiting and creating a culture of success in the newsroom
• Proven administrative skills with budgeting, planning and staff scheduling
• Ability to work closely with other station department heads and fellow managers within the company
• Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field
• 3-5 years experience in television news management
• Strong management, communication, and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff and the community
• Proven leadership ability
• Creativity and passion for news
• Knowledge and understanding of using various digital and social platforms
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to multi-task in high-stress situations

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people 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, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal )

KTTC-TV/Gray Television, 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, 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.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

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