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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

WPSD Local 6, the NBC affiliate in the 84th market, needs a newsroom leader. 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 are right for this job if you have a passion for meaningful storytelling, breaking news coverage, comprehensive digital coverage, social media, teaching, coaching and training.  You are a roll up the sleeves journalist. You are collegial with a strong work ethic. Finally, your colleagues will testify that you are a perfect match for this job post.

This is an award winning news organization covering parts of four states. Our teammates frequently take the next step to bigger markets. This opening is available because the incumbent is moving to a Top Twenty.  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. We prefer news management experience but this could be your first management job on your way to being a News Director or more.

Email a resume, links to your best work and a cover letter explaining in detail what you have to offer.  Email to News Director Perry Boxx at pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com. No snail mail. 


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.

Email resume/links to News Director Perry Boxx at pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com. No snail mail.


NEWS PRODUCER 

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 pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com. 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 pboxx@wpsdlocal6.com


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 Rhonda Harris at rharris@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 Rhonda Harris at 270-415-1900 or email rharris@wpsdlocal6.com.