Job Openings

TRAFFIC MANAGER

WPSD-TV (NBC) the number one station in the Paducah DMA is looking for a Superstar Traffic Manager. The successful candidate will have a minimum 3 years working with WideOrbit, be detailed oriented and able to lead a three person department.  A great opportunity to work with a progressive sales team in beautiful western Kentucky. Send resume and cover letter to General Sales Manager WPSD-TV 100 Television Lane, Paducah KY 42003.


 

LOCAL SALES COORDINATOR

WPSD Local 6 is seeking an individual to provide support to the local sales department. Come join the number one media outlet in the market. Terrific Compensation package and benefits to the successful candidate. The ideal candidate should be energetic, detailed-oriented, organized, able to prioritize and multi-task and display an ongoing sense of wonder. The Successful candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be a quick learner, self-motivated and be able to work independently as well as in a team.  Must be proficient in basic Microsoft Office software.   Send resume to Kyle Hayden at khayden@wpsdlocal6.com.


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.


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.


DIGITAL AD OPERATIONS SPECIALIST:

Are you looking for your next career move? Is your passion digital marketing and optimization?

The primary responsibilities of the Digital Ad Operations Specialist will be to optimize, educate and facilitate all things regarding digital advertising and the associated fulfillment processes. This position will report to and work closely with the Director of Digital Sales to help develop and implement new digital revenue streams while training traditional media sales personnel on how these new products fit into our overall portfolio and strategy. Candidates must have outstanding digital advertising knowledge as well as emerging and existing facets of digital media including but not limited to; content marketing, SEO/SEM, display ad networks, video, mobile, IP Targeting, social media, native and website consulting. Candidates must have experience with Ad Trafficking and Yield Optimization, Media Planning and Budgeting, Website Content Management and Maintenance. Google Analytics Certification preferred.

Responsibilities include: Maximizing digital profitability through monitoring and managing audience extension and digital operational costs, developing and planning strategy to maximize ROI with audience extension digital campaigns across multiple properties to increase client retention and maintain these high retention standards, working with Director of Digital Sales in developing digital solutions, positioning them to clients, and establishing plans and processes to fulfill across multiple markets before the sales team goes to market, reporting on performance of digital marketing activities, identify and implement improvements, exploring, identifying, and establishing workflow platforms and processes which can be universally applied across multiple markets, leading operational training initiatives on reporting, tracking, optimizing, and maintaining campaigns as Operations Team grows, managing the day to day digital operations across multiple properties, overseeing ad ops escalations, resolving escalations regionally when possible, and managing escalations in partnership with vendors when necessary and serving as a liaison to digital vendors, managing these partnerships and aligning vendors with each region’s needs to maximize these relationships in partnership with the Director of Digital Sales.

Bachelor’s degree preferred along with 5+ years of digital advertising and marketing experience. Successful experience working in a goal oriented, highly accountable environment. Expert knowledge of digital media including knowledge in content marketing, SEO/SEM, display ad networks, video, mobile, IP Targeting, social media, native, website consulting and video. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with being detail-oriented and possessing strong organization and time-management skills, the ability to work effectively in a team environment that includes Account Executives, sales support, and sales management. Google Analytics Certification preferred.

Qualified candidates should e-mail resume to ahoughtling@wpsdlocal6.com.


 LOCAL SALES MANAGER 

Tired of the corporate grind? WPSD Local 6, a family-owned NBC affiliate in market 88, Paducah, Kentucky, is looking for a local sales manager. Our ideal candidate has experience leading and coaching a team of six or more account executives who sell television, digital, and event advertising solutions to local businesses. We have a well-established, seasoned, and competitive sales team.

You should have experience with Jim Doyle & Marshall Marketing sales initiatives and know how to get the most out of Wide Orbit and Matrix sales programs. Please send a letter (no phone calls) and resume to GSM, WPSD-TV, 100 Television Lane, Paducah, Kentucky 42003. 


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.

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