MORNING EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
WPSD Local 6, the NBC affiliate in the 84th market, needs a newsroom leader to manage our excellent and successful morning newscast. You must be a creative thinker, a great writer, a tireless champion for quality, a problem solver, extraordinarily curious, a person of empathy, intelligence and, most of all, embrace a long tradition of journalism as both watchdog and community servant. You’ll supervise a team including two producers, co-anchors, our Chief Meteorologist, a reporting team and a digital producer.
You will join a management team that includes two other daypart EPs, an Assignment Manager and Chief photojournalists.
You need to understand broadcast television and digital content including web, apps, OTT and social media. You have a passion for meaningful storytelling, breaking news coverage, comprehensive digital coverage and social media. You are collegial with a strong work ethic. Your colleagues will testify that you are a perfect match for this job post.
This is an award winning, well equipped news organization covering parts of four states. Our teammates frequently take the next step to bigger markets. We are convenient to Nashville and Saint Louis. Outdoor life is wonderful here with boating, hiking, fishing, hunting and camping. We also boast a symphony, fine dining, art house cinema, Community Theater, a thriving arts community and the ambience of a historic river city. Things here are starting to get back to “normal.” We prefer management experience but this could be your first management job on your way to being a News Director or more.
Please email a resume, links to your best work and a cover letter explaining in detail what you have to offer. Email to Perry Boxx, News Director, WPSD Local 6, Paducah, Kentucky. firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com. 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 awarding 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. No snail mail.
DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER
WPSD Local 6, the dominant NBC affiliate in the 84th market, needs a newsroom leader and innovator to contribute to news content on our many 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.
You are fast and smart. Being first with the push alert, web story, social media post and video makes you happy. We use Social News Desk, MGN Online Graphics, ENPS, the TownNews CMS, AP wire & AP Video, NBC and CNN feeds, CNN Newswire and state-of-the-art WSI weather technology. Six regional newspapers and associated platforms are part of our news gathering network.
We’re in the OTT world, and looking for you to help us grow it. We stream a lot!
When you are on duty you’ll manage our website, mobile apps and social media platforms. 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.
While you have boundless energy and a new idea every 15 seconds, at the same time you are a calm, caring, patient and kind teacher. You speak plain English, not coder jargon. You’ll know what I mean when I say “‘splain it to me like I’m a 4 year old.”
You take your role as a journalist and leader very seriously. You’ll report to an executive producer who supervises two full-time digital producers and a part-time weekender. We have a 50-person news staff, and you are responsible for helping develop their digital skills and work product. You will also offer assistance and advice to other departments like promotions, creative services and sales.
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, character and technology.
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 Perry Boxx, News Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. No snail mail.
WPSD Local 6 is looking for a writer/producer with the unique ability to translate concept into research driven promotion that cuts through the clutter both on air and on social media. You must be a detail-oriented team player who is passionate about promotion and knows how to effectively sell our brand on multiple platforms. We are a locally-owned NBC affiliate serving four states in the heart of the country. You’ll enjoy an affordable quality of life that includes everything from unspoiled recreational areas to an award-winning arts community. The successful candidate will write, shoot and edit daily topical promotion that drives viewers to our local newscasts. Also, write, shoot, and edit image promotion that clearly identifies the Local 6 brand. Write and edit promotion for special projects including targeted special reports, station events, and community projects. Create specific promotional elements for the station’s social media platforms that expand exposure of the news products. Requirements include: minimum one year experience as a promotion writer/producer. Must demonstrate strong writing skills. Solid non-linear editing with an Edius background preferred. Must be proficient in After Effects and Photoshop. The ability to shoot video that makes the news product stand out is a must. Must work well with news producers, reporters, and anchors. The ability to be a flexible team player who can multi-task to meet deadlines and loves to do it is essential. If you are passionate about promotion, email your resume and samples of your work to: Cathy Crecelius, Director of Promotion/Public Affairs, WPSD Local 6, 100 Television Lane, Paducah, Kentucky 42003 email@example.com. No phone calls please.
WEB EDITOR (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: EP Kayla Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. No snail mail.
Responsibilities include directing newscasts using the Grass Valley Ignite automation system, master control operations including oversight of playlist play out for three channels, checking in program materials and ingesting commercial/promotion materials and editing with Grass Valley Edius software. High school diploma or GED required. College degree with one year media experience is preferred. Strong spelling and grammar skills are essential. Must be able to work in fast paced environment. Send resume to: Rhonda Harris, WPSD-TV, 100 Television Lane, Paducah, Kentucky 42003-1197 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.