Job Openings

DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER 

WPSD Local 6, the NBC affiliate in the 88th market, needs a newsroom leader and innovator to manage and continue to give us excellent, strong journalism with the best news content on our many platforms. You need to be so plugged in to the digital news world that you’re eager to find and be a first adopter of that next great thing.

We’re in the OTT world, and looking for you to grow it and become THE expert. You’ll manage our website, mobile apps and social media platforms. You have great ideas about growing audience and engagement. You intuitively understand the interconnectedness of all the content we produce. You know how to gather, write and produce news and get it delivered in the format unique to each platform.

While you have boundless energy and a new idea every 15 seconds, at the same time you are a calm, caring, patient and kind teacher. You speak plain English — not coder jargon. You’ll know what is meant if you’re asked to “explain it to me like I’m a four year old.”

We’re not going to list the software and technologies you need to understand. If you are qualified for this job, you know what they are. If you’re confused now, you’re not.

You take your role as a key newsroom manager and leader very seriously. You have two full-time digital producers and a part-time weekend digital producer to supervise, but more importantly, constantly teach. We have a 50-person news staff, and you are responsible for developing and managing the digital skills and work product of all of them. You will also offer assistance and advise to other departments like Promotions, Creative Services and Sales.

You are not confused by words like FOIA, transparency, storytelling and the Bill of Rights. You’ve actually read a nonfiction book in the past month, probably read and study regularly for pleasure things like history, current events, culture, journalism, character and technology.

Send a letter specifically addressing the elements outlined above and how you qualify for the job. Include a complete resume and links to examples of what you think proves your case to News Director Perry Boxx at pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com. No snail mail.


ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE:

Rare Opportunity!  WPSD, the No. 1 rated and market revenue leader, offers a fantastic opportunity for a driven sales star with a focus on client service. If you are a self-starting customer focused, high energy, highly motivated sales professional who is ready for the next step then tell us and sell us in your cover letter and resume.

Great written and verbal communication skills are a must as well as the ability to develop and articulate creative marketing ideas. Respondents with examples of excellent selling skills and a track record of delivering results will be moved to the front of the line. WPSD-TV is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume to:  khayden@wpsdlocal6.com.


LOCAL SALES COORDINATOR:

WPSD Local 6 is seeking an individual to provide support to the local sales department. The ideal candidate must be detailed-oriented, extremely organized, and able to prioritize and multi-task. Successful candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be a quick learner, self-motivated and be able to work independently as well as in a team. Sales assistant experience preferred.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Kantar, ComScore and Nielsen data bases is preferred.

Responsibilities will include crafting materials for local account executives utilizing station and industry sources, generating reports on key performance metrics, develop strategies to improve workflow processes and increase revenue. Assist as needed the Local and National sales managers, General Sales Manager, and General Manager. Work at special promotional events throughout the year.

Send resume to: Kyle Hayden, WPSD-TV, P. O. Box 1197, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-1197 or e-mail khayden@wpsdlocal6.com.


NEWS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (FULL TIME):

WPSD LOCAL 6, the NBC affiliate in the 82nd DMA has an opening for a news associate producer.  You will learn to research, write, and edit local, regional, and national news stories.  You will also perform associated production duties during newscasts. You must conform to the highest journalistic standards and be able to meet deadlines.  Excellent writing, grammar skills, the ability to react to changing news and programming situations, and to understand and execute last-moment instructions from newscast directors and producers are essential. You must be familiar with basic computer operations. Video editing experience is preferred.  This is an entry level position for those wanting to get to the next step in your career in broadcast journalism.  We will help you get there.  A writing test and current events test must be passed.  This is a perfect opportunity for a college student working toward a four-year degree in broadcast journalism.  E-mail resume/link to:  Executive Producer Eric Hall,  ehall@wpsdlocal6.com.


SPORTS REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER (PART TIME):

WPSD-TV is looking to fill its part-time sports reporter/videographer position with someone who is ready to immerse themselves in local sports. This is not a job for those that want to follow the ball.  We want a sports journalist that will tell unique “people stories” that will connect on an emotional level.  One year experience as a sports reporter/videographer expected.  We will consider students enrolled in appropriate broadcast journalism programs targeting a four-year degree.  You must demonstrate strong videography/editing skills, be an excellent writer, fact gatherer and story teller.  Practical field course work and internships apply to our experience requirement.  You must be willing to adjust your personal schedule to meet the job requirements. Responsible, consistent candidates with a strong work ethic and positive attitude only.   This is a GREAT foot in the door opportunity in one of the most competitive fields in broadcasting.

Send cover letter explaining who you are and why you are the best candidate plus resume and link to:  Dwayne Stice, dstice@wpsdlocal6.com WPSD-TV Paducah, Kentucky.  No Snail mail. Please no phone calls.


PROMOTIONS PRODUCER:

WPSD Local 6 is looking for a writer/producer with the unique ability to translate concept into research driven promotion that cuts through the clutter both on air and on social media. You must be a detailed-oriented team player who is passionate about promotion and knows how to effectively sell our brand on multiple platforms.

We are a locally-owned NBC affiliate serving four states in the heart of the country. You’ll enjoy an affordable quality of life that includes everything from unspoiled recreational areas to an award-winning arts community.

The successful candidate will write, shoot and edit daily topical promotion that drives viewers to our local newscasts. Also, write, shoot, and edit image promotion that clearly identifies the Local 6 brand. Write and edits promotions for special projects including targeted special reports, station events, and community projects. Create specific promotional elements for the station’s social media platforms that expand exposure of the news products.

Requirements include: minimum one year experience as a promotion writer/producer.  Must demonstrate strong writing skills. Solid non-linear editing with an Edius background preferred. Must be proficient in After Effects and Photoshop. The ability to shoot video that makes the news product stand out is a must. Must work well with news producers, reporters, and anchors. The ability to be a flexible team player who can multi-task to meet deadlines and loves to do it is essential.

If you are passionate about television promotion, email your resume and samples of your work to:  Cathy Crecelius, Director of Promotion/Public Affairs, WPSD Local 6, 100 Television Lane, Paducah, Kentucky 42003  ccrecelius@wpsdlocal6.com. No phone calls please.


MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST SOUTHERN ILLINOIS BUREAU 

WPSD Local 6 is looking for a dynamic on-air and multimedia storyteller. Our reporters tell emotional stories focused on real people. Our reporters are team players who enterprise, shoot and edit their own stories, make contacts and become a part of the community. Everyone on our team produces material for all our platforms —on air, online, and mobile. Qualified candidates will have a four-year degree in journalism or a related field and at least two years of reporting experience.

Send resume and DVD/Tape/Video Link to: Dwayne Stice, WPSD-TV, P. O. Box 1197, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-1197 or e-mail dstice@wpsdlocal6.com.


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

WPSD has periodic openings for student internships in various departments. The student must receive academic credit for the internship and have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours.

For more information, contact Dwayne Stice at dstice@wpsdlocal6.com.


WPSD-TV is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Any community organization that desires to be notified when a job opening occurs at WPSD Local 6 should contact Dwayne Stice at 270-415-1900 or e-mail dstice@wpsdlocal6.com.