Job Openings

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

WPSD Local 6, based in Paducah, KY, offers a FANTASTIC opportunity for a driven sales star with a heart of client service. We are a market leading NBC TV affiliate offering a sales toolbox packed with premium programming, a full suite of digital products, on-going skills training and active management support. We are looking for a self-motivated team player with excellent organizational skills. Creativity, first-rate communication and strong marketing instincts are essential to this position. This is truly a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and experienced salesperson.  We seek and are willing to compensate for top performance. In addition, we provide medical, dental, vision and 401k benefits. If you have up to 3 years of verifiable, selling success, then immediately send a letter and your resume to eneelley@wpsdlocal6.com. Respondents with media sales experience and a track record of delivering results will be moved to the front of the line.


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.


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.


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.