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STUDIO OPERATOR (part-time, nights/weekend)

Operates studio equipment, which includes, but not limited to: lighting controls, teleprompter, and microphone patch panel.  Will also perform light janitorial duties as assigned.  Prepares set for live newscasts and production.  Flexible schedule of work hours which includes nights and weekends.  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 be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds. Send resume to dstice@wpsdlocal6.com.


 

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.


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


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.


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.