Updated: October 11, 2019
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ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR – (Regular Full Time / Orlando): Oversee/manage the day-to-day newsgathering operation and digital media content initiatives. Manage daily news coverage for television, digital and social platforms. Motivate and coach news team to create dynamic stories and memorable television. Respond quickly to breaking news with coverage on all platforms. Ensure accuracy of news broadcasts and digital/social content. Review reporter scripts. Provide regular feedback for news team members. Support VP/News on hiring and employee relations issues as well as annual performance appraisal process. Prepare schedules and handle vacation requests. Identify social media opportunities to increase digital and social metrics. Ensure effective communication with digital producers. Demonstrate strong editorial judgment. Manage big event coverage and specials/enterprise stories. Adhere to all professional broadcast journalism and online journalism standards concerning legal and ethical issues. Work with management team to ensure accountability and efficiency among those they supervise. Work with station attorney on legal matters. Work with staff to reinforce station brands. Serve as a liaison with other departments in station projects and marketing campaigns. Comply with all station and department policies, procedures and guidelines. Qualifications: Previous broadcast news management experience. Education: College degree in an applicable discipline such as broadcast journalism or communications. Outstanding storytelling and people skills, strong leadership abilities and detail-oriented. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
SENIOR PRODUCER – (Regular Full Time / Orlando): Manage the editorial content, staff for assigned newscasts and web site and social media platforms. Supervises the activities of the weekend news staff according to company policy and guidelines. This person must work independently, effectively and with minimal oversight from management to communicate goals and assignment to newscast team. Exercise discretion. Supervise the activities of the weekend news staff. Work independently, effectively and with minimal oversight from management to communicate goals and assignments to newscast team. Help team member’s process and prioritize information clearly and accurately in a stressful, fast-paced, and distracting environment that includes deadline pressures and breaking news. Oversee planning of content for all weekend newscasts to include logistical planning for weekend news coverage and events as well as secure guests and experts for news segments where appropriate. Assume leadership role in the newsroom; serve as a gatekeeper through story selection and copyediting; have active and informed participation in news planning and development. Exercise discretion, judgement and solid journalistic/ethical decision making by selecting, creating and producing stories/newscasts that are clear, meaningful, accurate, fair and creative. Coach news producers to ensure newscasts in terms of writing, visualization and impact. Give instruction in best writing and production techniques. Think creatively to help producers find imaginative ways to communicate information within newscasts. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
PRODUCER – (Regular Full Time / Orlando): Looking for strong, creative, take-charge producer who has a vision for the newscast and knows how to turn a plan into remarkable television. Candidates must be aggressive, decisive and creative. We are looking for someone with stellar news judgement who owns big stories and wins breaking news coverage. The successful candidate must think big and communicate effectively with everyone on the team. The candidate must also be assertive yet calm under pressure. Qualifications: Strong creative writing skills and editorial judgment are necessary. Working knowledge of newsroom computer systems, the Internet, graphic and production equipment, ENG & SNG remotes is desirable. College degree in an applicable discipline such as broadcast journalism. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a television news department producing newscasts. Must work well under deadline pressure during breaking news. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – (Regular Full Time / Orlando): Write stories for news programs and use across the station’s digital platforms, including text stories, photos, links and related information. Select appropriate video and sound for stories on air. Assist anchors, reporters and producers in preparing stories for broadcast and the web. Produce newscasts as needed under management supervision. Seek out and identify engaging content and post on the station’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Work with the assignment desk in gathering information from various news sources and determining the newsworthiness. Keep news staff apprised of breaking news and changes in assignments. Make beat check calls to law enforcement and other governmental agencies. Communicate with affiliates to ensure continuity of coverage. College degree in an applicable discipline such as broadcast journalism or equivalent job experience. Strong creative writing skills and news and editorial judgment are a must. Must be proficient in social media and have an eye for content that will engage viewers on social media. Must be well organized, able to manage multiple projects and work well under deadline pressure. Must be able to deal effectively with people. Working knowledge of newsroom computer systems, the Internet, graphic and production equipment, and ENG & SNG remotes is strongly preferred. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – (Regular Full Time / Orlando): Seeking a highly motivated Account Executive to join our dynamic team. This is a multi-platform sales opportunity responsible for increasing share on transactional sales. Develop relationships with existing TV advertisers and their agencies. Produce and present effective sales solutions to existing and developed accounts. College degree and a minimum of two years’ sales experience preferred. Candidate should possess top communication skills and be service-oriented. Experience with new business development preferred. Knowledge of Scarborough, NSI, Wide Orbit, Media Sales and general computer skills a plus. Must have valid driver’s license. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN – (Regular Full Time / Orlando): Working knowledge of AM, PM News and other show formats Receive and implement directives from Director over headset. Communicate clearly and coherently in person and on headset. Anticipate the needs of the director. Ensure talent and guests microphones have charged batteries, that microphones are on proper frequency, turned on properly and have corresponding IFB’s (when applicable). Conduct proper studio microphone and live-remote audio checks prior to air and inform director immediately if any source is not suitable for air. Ensure talent is on the set, miked and informed of the cues in use. Prior to air, verify that all studio equipment is working properly. Ensure all RTS panels are labeled correctly with proper studio or remote talent prior to live or taped broadcasts. Update music request playlists on a daily basis with music requested from executive producers. Know camera-blocking positions for newscasts. Ensure camera shots are in focus and framed according to camera directives from Director. Create creative bump shots along with standard formatted shots. Change batteries in microphones and IFB’s when necessary. Leave studio clean, orderly and safe at the end of the newscast or production taping. Be familiar with Sony ELC coding and show execution to fill in as needed. Make minor repairs to IFB’s, microphones, monitors and audio board as needed. Operate prompter when talent is unable to do so as assigned. Understand basics of lighting panel. Maintain audio booth, prop room, cameras and prompters. Interact effectively and professionally with talent, producers and crew. Ability to operate a broad range of production equipment. Qualifications: Experience in the master control and news production environment. College degree or two years equivalent experience in the broadcast industry. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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