WPSD LOCAL 6, the dominant legacy NBC affiliate in the 84th DMA, has an opening for a full-time photojournalist. You should have an outstanding track record of creative hard news, features, daily turns, long-form and live work. You’ve got a great eye, and everything you create makes an emotional connection.
You are an idea person, a self-starter and ready to work in a high energy, competitive environment, producing content for multiple platforms. You’ll work in a powerful, well-equipped, First Amendment news operation.
While we prefer two years of experience, we consider entry level candidates who can show they’ve got what it takes. Full-time spots are a perfect opportunity for a recent graduate to begin a career. Email resume/link to: News Director Perry Boxx at 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: Perry Boxx, News Director, WPSD-TV, firstname.lastname@example.org. No snail mail, please.
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 Perry Boxx, News Director at email@example.com.
WEB PRODUCER (FULL TIME)
WPSD LOCAL 6, the NBC affiliate in the 84th market needs a newsroom leader and innovator to contribute excellent strong journalism and help manage our current digital 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. You’ll work on our website, mobile apps and social media platforms. We stream a lot!
You’ll work closely with producers, reporters and anchors. 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.
You will help our audiences get their day off to a great start, updating all content and publishing a daily email blast news update too.
While you have boundless energy and a new idea every 15 seconds, at the same time you are a calm, caring, patient and kind newsroom teacher. You speak plain English, not coder jargon. You take your role as a journalist and leader very seriously.
Send a letter specifically explaining how you meet our needs. Include a complete resume and links to examples of what you think proves your case to Perry Boxx, News Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. No snail mail.
WEB PRODUCER (PART TIME)
WPSD Local 6 has an immediate opening for a web editor. You will write and edit stories for our website, wpsdlocal6.com. In addition, you will provide content on our social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You will also be responsible for sending push alerts from our Local 6 app. A web editor will update news many times each day, check and respond to social media comments routinely, post commercial and promotional material, monitor web traffic and report potential problems. You will also help your EP keep the news team on track with their digital responsibilities. Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure during breaking news situations, and communicate effectively with a variety of people in the organization is essential. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience or working toward a degree in journalism or related fields is required. Familiarity with Internet applications such as Photoshop is important, in addition to SEO best practices. Editor must have superior writing and editing skills, self-driven, and be organized, task-oriented and deadline-driven.
E-mail resume/link to: News Director Perry Boxx at email@example.com. No snail mail.
NEWS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (FULL AND PART TIME)
WPSD Local 6, the dominant legacy NBC affiliate in the 84th DMA, has openings for a news associate producer. Full-time and part-time positions are available. 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 and 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 their career in broadcast journalism. We will help you get there. A writing test and current events test must be passed. The full-time spots are a perfect opportunity for a recent graduate to begin a career. The part-time spots will work well for a college student working toward a four-year degree in broadcast journalism. Email resume/link to: News Director Perry Boxx at firstname.lastname@example.org. No snail mail.
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 email@example.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 Rhonda Harris at 270-415-1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.