Job Openings

DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER 

WPSD Local 6, the NBC affiliate in the 88th market, needs a newsroom leader to manage and continue to give us excellent, strong journalism with the best news content on our many platforms.

We’re in the OTT world, and looking for you to grow it and become THE expert. The ideal candidate needs to be capable of managing our website, mobile apps and social media platforms. They also need to be an innovator and be able to flesh out great ideas to grow our audience and engagement. That candidate must also understand the interconnectedness of all the content the newsroom produces. Knowing how to gather, write and produce news – then deliver it in the format unique to each platform is crucial.

The candidate will take your role as a key newsroom manager and leader seriously. We expect this person to not only guide their staff, but also teach younger journalists in our newsroom. 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. The successful candidate will directly supervise three digital content producers. The candidate will also offer assistance to other departments such as Promotions, Creative Services and Sales.

We are a newsroom driven by a passion for journalism – and expect the same from the candidate. Things like Freedom of Information, transparency, storytelling and the Bill of Rights should be familiar to you.

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.


MORNING NEWS CO-ANCHOR

You are the ultimate morning person; so full of energy and truly excited to be at the top of the day’s news cycle.  You LOVE television journalism.  You know the meaningful connections that an anchor can make at the beginning of someone’s day.  Is my world safe?  What happened overnight?  What’s on the day’s agenda?  What really matters?  What do I NEED to know?  You have this intuitive sense about how to make a broadcast come alive.  It’s about the chemistry between you and the rest of the team. It’s about the stories you want in the newscast.  It’s about trust, credibility, meaningful information and making your viewers glad they are alive for another day.  You can also be a top no nonsense, take no prisoners, don’t mess with the 1st Amendment reporter at a moment’s notice.  NO ONE scares you.  There’s nothing at stake here except the Bill of Rights and the future of the country.

We are WPSD LOCAL6, the well-equipped, award winning, family owned NBC affiliate in the 88th market.  We like being number one and expect you to help us stay there.  We need a great morning co-anchor to team with one of our market’s most popular and well known anchormen.  You need to be a newsroom leader.  We expect that from all of our anchors.  We also expect you to know how to shoot, edit and write powerful stories.  We have a group of talented photographers but you’re not too good to WANT to pick up a camera sometimes.  You understand it gives you powerful control.

You are a Journalist, not confused by words like FOIA, transparency, storytelling and the Bill of Rights.  You’ve actually read a non-fiction BOOK in the last month, probably read and study regularly, for pleasure, things like history, current events, culture, journalism and character.

Send an email specifically addressing the elements outlined above and how you qualify for the job.  Convince me you want to work in a First Amendment Newsroom in the heart of America.  Include a complete resume and links to examples of what you think proves your case to Perry Boxx, News Director at pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com. No snail mail.  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.


EVENT COORDINATOR

WPSD Local 6 is looking for an event coordinator with the unique ability to turn a promotional concept into a financially successful event.  You must be a detailed-oriented team player who can handle all aspects of the event.  Duties include:  working with the Director of Promotions to create a timeline for each event and set a manageable budget; design event logo and all promotional materials for the Sales team to use in selling sponsorships and/or booths; coordinate layouts for booths or event locations, including stages, booths, hospitality, decorations, etc.; develop a punch list of duties and deadlines for each event; arrange for event support including sound system, electrical availability, booth pipe and drape, tents, etc.; order banners and decorations necessary to provide identifications for sponsors; work with the promotion team to create television, newspaper, web and/or social media advertising that drives people to participate in the event; coordinate load in and load out schedules to facilitate a smooth set-up and tear down experience for all participants; and arrange schedules for team members who are working during the event.

A minimum of one year experience as an event coordinator, the ability to generate creative ideas, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to solve problems and be customer service oriented, the ability to set a budget and work within the limits of that budget, and being a flexible multi-tasker who meets deadlines and loves doing it is required.

If you are passionate about event coordination, e-mail your resume with examples of success 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.


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:  Managing Editor Nick Miller, nmiller@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: News Director Perry Boxx at pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com. No snail mail.


PORTER SPORTS VIDEOGRAPHER (PART-TIME):

WPSD-TV is looking to fill its part-time sports videographer position with someone who is ready to immerse themselves in local sports. One year experience as a sports 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.


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.