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Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

SYRACUSE and UTICA — Looking to start off the new year with a new job?  We’ve spotted a handful of job openings within local broadcast outlets over the past few days.  For your convenience, we’ve got all the details here in one roundup-style article.  Of course, broadcasters, we still continue to accept job postings anytime — and we’ll publish them here for free.  Details on how to submit are inside this article.

Station Operations Manager for WSPX-TV Syracuse.

tv-wspx-200Will oversee the operations of a specific television station from technical operations, fiscal responsibilities and human resources related duties. Supervise the technical, master control and traffic personnel. Administer corporate credit policies and procedures. Check client credit references. Maintain state Accounts Receivable aging, including clearing up discrepancies and collections. Work closely with sate ROM on credit and administrative issues. Maintain petty cash fund. Maintain Corporate Credit Card spending and reconciliation. Responsible for reviewing and approving employee e-Time timesheets. Preparation of station budget, monthly budget variance explanations and other accounting analysis reports as requested by Corporate or ROM. Order office supplies as needed, within budget parameters. Maintain station Public File in accordance with FCC requirements. Review and process all station Accounts Payable invoices into the accounting system. Liaison between corporate and station, credit & collection, accounting and human resources. Responsible for generating, editing and verifying accuracy of daily program logs ensuring all paid programs and commercials run in compliance with agency instructions. Bachelor’s Degree required in Business/Communications or related field. Minimum 3 years experience in Broadcasting/Network/Cable industry. Supervisory experience required. Excellent communications skills both verbal and written. Excellent computer skills a must including MS software. Credit and collection experience required. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general company policies and procedures, and government regulations. Salary doe. Benefits. Reference check. Email resume and cover letter to: jobs@ionmedia.com. When applying, please reference position and location in the subject line.

Anchor/Reporter/Producer with Eyewitness News (WUTR-WFXV-WPNY), Utica.

wutr-wfxv-200Immediate opening. Includes anchoring three newscasts per day, producing & reporting. Looking for a team player and a leader in the newsroom. Must excel during breaking news situations and have a passion for hard news. Must maintain solid contacts in the community and bring relevant stories to the table every day. He/she must also tell stories in a clear and easy to understand way without using news jargon. The ability to tell stories through live shots and non-traditional methods are a must. Key Responsibilities: News writing/editing scripts for the three daily newscasts; anchoring the newscasts; gathering factual information; reporting from the field during major stories; present live on air news and ad-lib unscripted reports; make editorial decisions and possess solid news judgment; represent the station at public events; and contribute to all digital platforms. Required skills: skilled reader, adept at ad-libbing during breaking news; excellent verbal and written communication skills; respond quickly to changing circumstances and breaking news; a passion and good understanding of local news; strong storytelling ability; dynamic desk presentation skills; ability to conduct interviews; calm under pressure, tight deadline, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously; enterprising spirit; strong knowledge of local and national news issues; ability to work with news team on the execution of the news strategy and tactic; handle multiple breaking news stories in a fast-paced network newsroom environment; and positive approach & pro-active working style. Bachelor’s Degree required. Pay & benefits to be discussed. Equal opportunity employer.  TO APPLY: Send a resume and DVD or link by mail to News Director, WUTR/WFXV, 5956 Smith Hill Road, Utica, NY 13502 or by e-mail to dudley@wutr.tv.

Full-time Assignment Editor/Producer/Web Coordinator for Eyewitness News, Utica.

wutr-wfxv-200Immediate opening for a dynamic, attentive and organized individual with Central New York knowledge & experience. Maintain and establish new news contacts, generate story ideas, set and schedule stores, monitor police/fire scanners, wires, newspapers and Internet/social media. Provide content to CNYHOMEPAGE.COM and the station’s other online platforms, write stories and be able to proof copy, direct reporters to news locations, assign stories to reporters and photographers for daily coverage, arrange interviews and opportunities to shoot video and sound, coordinate microwave and satellite live shots, input daily and furniture news assignments into iNews, input script information and co-produce 6:00 newscasts, answer newsroom phones, interact with assignment desks at other Nexstar, ABC, FOX, and CNN stations, conduct research on various topics, and perform other tasks related to the position as assigned. Bachelor’s Degree required. Position is responsible for managing news assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and social media with limited supervision in a complex, live and live-to-tape news operation. Serve as back-up producer when required. Required Skills: Strong news judgment and innate ability to vet tips and sniff out stories; addicted to the digital world and knows how to use social media to find those “hidden gems”; great written and verbal communication and research skills; creative “out of the box” thinking; solid organizational; ability to multi-task and stay calm under pressure; positive, “can do” attitude and knows how to play well with others; familiar with the basic operation of live broadcast trucks, satellite and microwave receivers, two-way radios and other equipment; ability to deal successfully with co-workers who are frustrated; and must be able to work flexible hours. Pay & benefits to be discussed. Equal opportunity employer. TO APPLY: Send a resume, cover letter, and reel (if available) by mail to News Director, WUTR/WFXV, 5956 Smith Hill Road, Utica, NY 13502 or by e-mail to dudley@wutr.tv.

Various Positions at TalkRadio 1450 (WKAL), Rome.

11-0408-tThe future TalkRadio 1450 WKAL is currently taking applications to fill the following positions in anticipation of its upcoming launch:

  1. Morning Show – How can you help build and keep our audience engaged in the morning listening to WKAL?
  2. General Sales Manager – Do you have the necessary skills to coach and mentor a sales team?
  3. Traffic Manager/On-Air Talent – Input commercials, community events, etc., into traffic system. Generate daily program log, update website & social media, announce on-air news, etc.

A complete job description will be available during the interview. Please email resumes and salary history in strict confidence to: wkal1450@yahoo.com EOE.

Sports Reporter/Anchor at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV), Syracuse.

tv-wsyr-200NewsChannel 9, the only station in Central New York broadcasting news/sports in HD, has an rare opening for an Sports Reporter – who will also fill in on the anchor desk.If you love college sports – the successful candidate would be covering Syracuse University and its top-ranked men’s basketball team as well as contribute to our “OrangeNation” franchise which airs across Upstate New York. Extensive high school sports coverage will also be required . Ability to work flexible schedule is a must. Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume and links to their work to careers@9wsyr.com or send materials to News Director, WSYR-TV, 5904 Bridge Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057. EOE.

Weekend Meteorologist at NewsChannel 9, Syracuse.

tv-wsyr-200NewsChannel 9, the only station in Central New York broadcasting news in HD, has an immediate opening for a weekend meteorologist. If you love snow, have a track record of accurate forecasting and a personality that will engage our viewers on air and through social media we want to hear from you. Successful candidate will work both early morning and evening shifts on the weekends and must have a degree in meteorology or related science. AMS or CBM seal is a plus and prefer experience with Weather Central. Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume and links to their work to careers@9wsyr.com or send materials to News Director, WSYR-TV, 5904 Bridge Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057. EOE.

Bridge Street Host/Producer at NewsChannel 9, Syracuse.

tv-wsyr-200NewsChannel 9, the only station in Central New York broadcasting news in HD, has an immediate opening for Bridge Street Host/Producer. We are looking for an energetic and personality driven person to host our daily community-based infotainment program. The successful candidate will also work one-on-one with potential guests to book and plan segments and arrange offsite interviews and shoots. On air work is required… prior producing experience and knowledge of CNY is a plus.
Qualified candidates should email their resume and links to their work to careers@9wsyr.com or send materials to News Director, WSYR-TV, 5904 Bridge Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057. EOE.

Reporter at NewsChannel 9, Syracuse.

tv-wsyr-200NewsChannel 9, the only station in Central New York broadcasting news in HD, has an immediate opening for an experienced, aggressive and enterprising reporter. Wow us with your story ideas and writing skills. Must specialize in active live shots and investigative experience a plus. This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume and links to their work to careers@9wsyr.com
or send materials to News Director, WSYR-TV, 5904 Bridge Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057. EOE.

News Producer at CNY Central (WSTM/WSTQ/WTVH-TV) in Syracuse.

cnycentral-200We are looking for an aggressive, creative, hard working, and eager applicant who truly loves writing and producing. The most desirable candidates will be able to produce content for all of our on-air, online and digital platforms. The ideal candidate will have a passion for social media, using it to promote our CNY Central platforms and carry on engaging interactions with our viewers. Generating promotable, local stories is a must. Must be a strong decision-maker, knowledgeable about current events and passionate about quality.
No phone calls please.
Send resumes and demo tapes to:
Rae Fulkerson, Vice President of News
WSTM-NBC3/WSTQ-CW 6/WTVH-CBS5
1030 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203
rfulkerson@cnycentral.com
WSTM-WSTQ is an EOE and D/V/M/F are encouraged to apply. Drug test and clean Motor Vehicle record required.

Morning Co-Anchor for CNY Central (WSTM/WSTQ/WTVH-TV) in Syracuse.

cnycentral-200Seeking an energetic, fun and hardworking co-anchor to join our morning show team. We are on the air every weekday morning first at 4am in a very competitive market. We are looking for a candidate who wants to win and takes “ownership” of the newscast by playing a key role in day-to-day and future planning. The most desirable applicants will be able to gather and produce content for all of our on-air, online and digital platforms. A passion for social media is key! This position will require the use of several types of social media to promote our CNY Central platforms and carry on engaging interactions with our viewers. Generating promotable, local stories is a must.
No phone calls please.
Send resumes, DVD / reel links to:
Rae Fulkerson, Vice President of News
WSTM-NBC3/WSTQ-CW 6/WTVH-CBS5
1030 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203
rfulkerson@cnycentral.com
WSTM-WSTQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer and D/V/M/F are encouraged to apply.  Drug Test and clean Motor Vehicle Record required.

Digital Media Manager for CNY Central – NBC3, CBS5, CW6, CNYCentral.com, Syracuse.

cnycentral-200Looking for a web-savvy newsie who can help us continue to grow our digital and broadcast audience with compelling content and innovative ideas. We need someone with great journalistic instincts with outstanding social media know-how. CNY Central is a market leader in social media and we are seeking a candidate to take our digital and social media presence to new heights.

Impeccable writing, grammar and diction are essential, but so is knowing how to interact with our web audience in a manner that builds loyalty and grows traffic. As the station’s Digital Media Manager, you will work with both the news and sales teams to ensure content published on the website meets CNY Central’s standards for excellence.

The DMM is also responsible for ensuring that published content is searchable by attaching the correct meta data to the content. The DMM must be able to use analytic tools in real time to make decisions about what content readers are responding to the most and determine what can be done to update and improve that content to take advantage of reader interest. The DMM is responsible for selecting content to be featured on our website’s home page as well as story placement in the CNY Central mobile app and our newscasts. The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of the importance of “pushes” and “alerts” to our mobile audience and develop a strategy to maximize this feature.

The DMM must also be at the forefront of developing CNY Central’s social media strategy, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. What’s the newest social media craze? Can we use it to increase web traffic and viewers? Those are important questions the DMM must consider daily. The DMM is also responsible for developing and carrying out a website / social media plan for breaking news, special events, special promotions, etc. The DMM will also work one-on-one with newsroom team members, both on and off air, to help them create and/or grow their social media presence.

The DMM will strive to meet monthly goals various analytics including; page views, mobile app downloads, mobile app page views, YouTube views, FB and Twitter followers, unique visitors, etc.

So, are you a fanatic social media user? Can you share that enthusiasm with others? Do you thrive on deadline pressure? Do you want to be in the middle of a high-paced newsroom that produces more content than any other news outlet in the market? Do you want to be part of a dynamic news team that wants to be a leader in the transformation of journalism on the web? If you answered “yes” to all of these, then this could be your job.

No phone calls please.  Send or email resumes to:

Rae Fulkerson, Vice President of News
WSTM-NBC3/WSTQ-CW 6/WTVH-CBS5
1030 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203
rfulkerson@cnycentral.com
WSTM-WSTQ is an EOE and D/V/M/F are encouraged to apply.

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