Job Openings

METEOROLOGIST:

WPSD LOCAL6, the NBC affiliate in the 88th market seeks a talented Meteorologist.

We are The Weather Authority in our market.  Tracking storms is quite simply the most important work we do.  It is work that literally saves lives.  We expect an absolute commitment from our team to do whatever it takes to serve our viewers in four states, on every platform, better than anyone else, without regard to our own comfort or convenience.

You know WSI, every social media platform, are familiar with wall-to-wall “tag-team” weather coverage, congenial and collaborative.   You are a graphic whiz and a great weather story teller.   You are warm, reassuring, conversational and credible.  Everyone likes you and believes you.

Degree in Meteorology or related field, NWA or CBM seal and three years of experience preferred. Send cover letter, resume and video link to Perry Boxx, News Director at pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com. No snail mail or DVDs.

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


NEWS PRODUCER:

The NBC affiliate in Paducah, Kentucky (88 DMA), requires a dynamic writer with solid news judgment who can become a leader in our newsroom.  You must have a flair for production value, incorporating breaking news, live elements, social/interactive media platforms, and vibrant graphics to tell compelling news stories.  We have a number of broadcasts available due to promotions.   Previous experience as a producer required.  Send resume and link to:  Perry Boxx, News Director, WPSD-TV,  pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com.  No snail mail, please.


NEWS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (1 FULL AND 1 PART 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: Managing Editor Nick Miller, nmiller@wpsdlocal6.com.


SPORTS REPORTER/VIDEOGRAPHER (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. One year experience as a sports reporter/videographer preferred.  We will consider students enrolled in appropriate broadcast journalism programs targeting a four-year degree.  You must demonstrate strong videography/editing skills.  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.


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: News Director Perry Boxx at pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com. No snail mail.


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 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, Digital Director, General Sales Manager, and General Manager. Work at special promotional events throughout the year.

Send resume to Kyle Hayden at khayden@wpsdlocal6.com.


ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Rare Opportunity!  WPSD-TV Paducah, NBC (DMA 88) the number one 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.


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.