WPSD Local 6, the dominant legacy NBC affiliate in Paducah, Kentucky (84th DMA) has openings in our newsroom for web producers. One position is full time with benefits. The other is part-time (24-28 hours).
Web producers manage content on our website, social media, digital newsletters and other platforms.
We use Social News Desk, MGN Online Graphics, ENPS, the TownNews CMS, AP wire & AP Video, NBC & CNN feeds, CNN Newswire and state of the art WSI weather technology.
Web Producers manage our website, mobile APPs and social media platforms. They work closely with newscast producers, reporters and anchors. They also offer assistance and advice to other departments like Promotions, Creative Services and Sales.
College degree and some experience preferred. Entry level candidates encouraged. Part time position would work well for current students.
Send cover letter and resume to Perry Boxx, News Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPSD Local 6 and The Paducah Sun are hiring content producers for our publications and platforms.
WPSD is the NBC affiliate in Paducah, Kentucky. The Paducah Sun is a daily newspaper published since 1896. Both media companies are owned by the Paxton Family, now in its fifth generation of leadership.
While working with us you will be able to produce content for our newspaper, television newscasts, websites, digital and social media platforms, and our monthly magazine.
If you’re tired of the BIG corporate media farms, then talk with us about continuing your career growth at a media group that produces award-winning local journalism. We have expanded our outreach to all college degrees, not just journalism. We desire creative and curious thinkers. You should know how to write active-voice sentences, be able to ask questions that enable your reporting to discover the effects of events and speak truth to power. You must embrace new technologies and ways to tell stories.
To join our ranks of content producers, send a resume, writing samples and/or links to your reporting reel to Bill Evans, president of the West Kentucky Media Group at BEvans@WPSDLocal6.com.
STUDIO OPERATOR: PART-TIME, NIGHTS/WEEKEND
Going to college and need a job with a schedule that complements your school schedule? Looking for a second job or just wanting to get your foot in the door to a media career? WPSD-TV has an immediate opening for part-time Studio Operator.
Intrigued? Here is what you’ll be doing:
Prepare studio and act as Floor Director for live newscasts and recording sessions. Train for Master Control operation to monitor programming, run automation software, ingest programming and commercials and fill out programming logs.
Perform light janitorial duties as assigned. Work schedule fluctuates, based on needs of programming and newscasts, but mostly weeknights and weekend newscasts.
High school diploma or GED required. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. Must have good eyesight, hearing, clear speech and the ability to work on ladders and able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Send resume to email@example.com
WPSD Local 6, the dominant legacy NBC affiliate in Paducah, Kentucky (84th DMA), requires a dynamic writer with solid news judgment who can become a leader in our newsroom.
You must have a flair for production values, showcasing meaningful breaking news, live elements, social/interactive media platforms, and vibrant graphics to tell compelling news stories. You also love helping reporters craft extraordinary work. If you are on the road to news management, this is where it starts.
Previous experience as a producer preferred. We will consider entry level candidates. We have two open spots. The right candidate can move in to a Monday-Friday prime newscast.
Send resume and link of your latest newscast to News Director Perry Boxx at firstname.lastname@example.org. No snail mail.
MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST/NEWS REPORTER
WPSD Local 6, the NBC affiliate in the 84th market, seeks an excellent MMJ. You should have an outstanding track record of hard news reporting and live work.
Our journalists work hard, and frequently land in much bigger markets after honing their skills with our award-winning staff.
You are an idea person, self-starter and ready to work in a high energy, competitive environment, producing content for multiple platforms.
You can shoot, go live, write, edit, develop sources, know social media best practices and are a team player. You are a compelling storyteller and the best writer among your peers.
We have the tools you need to be successful, including talented photographers, multiple live backpacks, a drone and traditional live truck.
A degree in journalism or a related field and two years of experience are preferred. Talented entry level candidates will be considered. Send a cover letter, resume and video link to News Director Perry Boxx at email@example.com.
CREATIVE SERVICE DIRECTOR
Company Description: WPSD Local 6 is the NBC affiliate for southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, western Kentucky, and northwest Tennessee. We are a private, family-owned television station located in Paducah, Kentucky.
Job Description: The creative services director is the project manager for our internal and external customers. Internal customers include our news products and community outreach, external customers are our local advertisers.
Working with the news team, develop on-air, web, and social media strategic promotional campaigns for newscasts and community projects.
Working with the sales force, develop on-air, web, and social media strategic advertising campaigns for local businesses.
Coordinate commercial production and sales promotion with the sales department.
Supervise and schedule a team of commercial and promotional producers.
Coordinate station promotional campaigns with NBC network and syndication partners.
You must be a hands-on producer, writer, photographer, graphic designer, and manager with knowledge of digital and social media marketing trends and platforms.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, or a related creative field preferred.
Minimum of five years of multimedia creative experience.
Two years of management or leadership experience.
Portfolio of successful marketing concepts and branding efforts are a must.
Skills & Abilities
Be a communicator.
Have a sense of urgency.
Know digital trends and technology.
Be an expert visual storyteller.
To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio along with salary requirements to WPSD General Manager Bill Evans at Bevans@WPSDLocal6.com.
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 Rhonda Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paxton Media Group/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 Rhonda Harris at 270-415-1900 or email email@example.com.