Professional Jobs (beyond Baton Rouge)

General Assignment Reporter, Commonwealth, Greenwood, MS

The Greenwood, Miss., Commonwealth, a 3,500-circulation five-day daily, has an opening for a general assignment reporter. You'll work hard, and in return we'll provide both good coaching and interesting and varied assignments. You'll cover local government, education and courts, plus enterprise work and features. Photography and/or videography skills would be helpful.

The Commonwealth publishes Tuesday through Saturday mornings. It is regularly judged one of the best small daily newspapers in Mississippi. It also publishes a general-interest quarterly magazine.

Greenwood is in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, an area with a complex civil rights history as well as a rich and varied culture, including great restaurants. It is farm country, but among its major employers are also Milwaukee Tool and Viking Range. Greenwood is also a place that values a newspaper willing to cover both the easy stories and the hard ones.

Compensation range is $26,000 to $30,000, depending on the candidate's abilities. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k) pension plan, life insurance, two weeks of paid vacation and up to one week of sick leave.

To Apply

Send resume, references and three of your best writing samples to Editor Tim Kalich at tkalich@gwcommonwealth.com.

Job posted 3/7/20

Anchor, KLFY, Lafayette, LA

KLFY has an opening for the #1 Morning Show in Acadiana, Passe Partout. We are looking for an Anchor/Reporter to work with the great team that makes up Passe Partout. We have a great morning team and now we just need to add one more piece to it. This position will also anchor the #1 Noon show, Meet Your Neighbor.

Experience

  • Presents news stories and other content for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Produces newscasts and communicates clear direction with team members.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating news programming and other content.
  • Acts as a field reporter as assigned.
  • Conducts interviews with news personnel and others.
  • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Edits video clips as assigned.
  • Writes content for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in news reporting or anchoring.  (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift. 

To apply

Apply online

Job posted 2/29/20

Meteorologist/News Reporter/Photographer, WTOK TV, Meridian, MS

WTOK, a Gray Television station in Meridian, Mississippi, has an opening for a morning meteorologist/news reporter/photographer. We are the dominant number one station in East MS and West Alabama. We get all four seasons of weather, including hurricanes, with two major severe weather seasons during the year. We are the station viewers in our market turn to when severe weather threatens, and the right candidate will continue a long legacy of trust and dependability in inclement weather. We are looking for a knowledgeable and outgoing meteorologist able to provide accurate, easy-to-understand and up-to-the-minute weather information during our morning newscasts and then go out in the field and turn daily, general assignment news stories. A pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle records check are required. WTOK-TV is a drug free workplace and participates in Homeland Security E-Verify Program.

To apply

Qualified applicants should apply online

Job posted 2/26/20

Weekend News and Sports Anchor, WTOK TV, Meridian, MS

WTOK TV is looking for a passionate, energetic and talented Weekend News/Sports Anchor- MMJ that knows how to cover the news “and” go after the big, local sports story. The ideal candidate will wear many hats in the newsroom and will be ready to cover both news and sports on a regular basis from the anchor desk and out in the field. We’re looking for someone who’s news savvy and knowledgeable when it comes to covering local government, education, crime and politics and know the ins and outs of the sports world. We are in the heart of SEC Country- Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama are short drives away. C-USA’s Southern Mississippi is also a short, one-hour drive from Meridian. While we cover these schools regularly, we don’t want someone who only covers professional and college sports or reads national highlights. We’re looking for a creative, outgoing sports journalist who knows how to put together compelling, LOCAL sports stories and features. The ideal candidate will also be a team player and be able to communicate effectively with management, staff, WTOK viewers and our community. A pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle records check are required. WTOK-TV is a drug free workplace and participates in Homeland Security E-Verify Program.

To apply

Qualified applicants should apply online

Job posted 2/26/20

Master Control Operator, Nexstar Media Group, Lafayette, LA

Experience:

  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum three years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment (More or less depending on market size)
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Strong PC/MS Office experience
  • Experience with digital transmitters and other broadcast-related equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Requirements:

  • The Master Control Operator is responsible for the overall on-air look of the television station through airing programming and scheduled station breaks.
    Updates and maintains signal control systems
  • Maintains programming logs as required by station management
  • Segments content and clips to the server and then trims and modifies it
  • Prints traffic logs and appends logs to the data management system
  • Monitors strength, clarity and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjusts equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts
  • Selects sources from which programming will be received, or through which programming will be transmitted
  • Reports equipment problems and ensures that repairs are made and makes emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible
  • Ensures the station’s compliance with Emergency Alert System requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned

To Apply

Apply online

Job posted 2/26/20

Multimedia Journalist Reporter, Nexstar Media Group, Lafayette, LA

This Multimedia Journalist Reporter is a unique position. You will work on the #1 and award-winning morning news show, Passe Partout. You will go “live“, cover many stories from breaking news to community events, to festivals. This person will fill-in anchor occasionally for the show. We have a great morning team and now we just need to add one more piece to it.

Experience:

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
  • Experience in TV News reporting
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
  • Superior on-air presence
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Flexibility to work any shift

To apply

Apply online. 

Job Posted 2/26/20

2020 Meredith Postgraduate Fellowship Program, Birmingham, AL

The Meredith Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates the opportunity to gain experience working with some of our most popular brands, including Southern Living, Food & Wine, and the Meredith Food Studios. The program runs from June 2019 to May 2020 and is our primary source of hiring for entry-level roles.

Fellows work full time and earn $14 an hour. Positions are available in marketing, print and digital content, copy editing, graphic design, photography, food styling, prop styling, video, and the test kitchens.

If you’re a media-obsessed, enthusiastic self-starter, we want to hear from you!

To Apply

Interested? Submit your cover letter and resume for the program online. Applications are due by March 6, 2020.

Job Posted 2/17/20

Digital Sales Executive, Nexstar Media Group, Lafayette, LA

As a member of the Nexstar digital sales team, the Integrated Digital Specialist is responsible for generating and growing digital marketing service revenue for the company. The IDS will be the market's subject matter expert on digital services and will work both independently and in conjunction with the Nexstar sales team to achieve budgeted revenue goals in the digital marketing services area. The Integrated Digital Specialist will achieve this by professionally and effectively selling Amplify, Nexstar's Digital suite of digital marketing services/products (including targeted video, digital audience and reach extensions, SEO/SEM, and sponsorships) with the objective of advancing client objectives. Responsibilities: Digital marketing services sales lead and subject matter expert in your market. Develop and execute go-to-market sales strategies and tactics that result in exceeding personal and company revenue targets. Establish, maintain and grow meaningful client relationships. Generate new digital marketing services business and grow business from existing clients. Be an effective educator and ambassador both internally and externally on the benefits or digital marketing for clients. Meaningful contributor in sales meetings on digital marketing topics (ex. best practice sharing, industry trends) Assist with training sales team on digital marketing services. conduct educational forums and/or seminars for clients. Be an effective partner with the market's sales team in generating synergy revenue. Effective closer. Consistently communicate with clients. Effective in four-legged call situations.

Experience

  • 1+ years of digital marketing or media sales preferred.
  • Significant knowledge of the local digital marketing services product offering and ti's effective use for clients.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter who is able to work effectively both independently and collaborating in a team environment.
  • Effective communication and client presentation skills.
  • Ability to interact with high-level decision makers.
  • Ability to execute in an organization through collaboration and a consultative process. Excellent follow-up strong organizations skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed sales goals. Up to date on latest trends in digital marketing service industry.
  • Resourceful, self motivated and a skillful multi-tasker.
  • Ability to manage account receivables for your book of business.
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to become proficient on in-house sales systems.

Requirements

  • 1+ years of digital marketing or media sales preferred.

To Apply 

Apply online. 

Job posted 1/30/20

Account Executive, KLFY-TV, Lafayette, LA

KLFY TV, a CBS affiliate, is looking for an experienced Account Executive. The ideal candidate has 3+ years Broadcast Sales experience, with a proven record of developing successful Multi-Media campaigns for new and existing clients. Excellent client relationships, communication skills and ability to close business a must. Experience with Wide Orbit and Matrix a plus.

Experience 

  • 3 to 5 years of sales experience 
  • Experience selling Web and Mobile products 

To Apply 

Apply online. 

Job Posted 1/30/20

Part-time Weekend Meteorologist, WTOK-TV, Meridian, MS

WTOK-TV, a Gray television station, is seeking a part-time Weekend Meteorologist for the dominant number one station in East Mississippi and West Alabama. We are looking for a knowledgeable forecaster, compelling storyteller and team player to continue the trust our viewers have placed in Storm Team 11 in every day and breaking weather situations. The ideal candidate will have a comfortable, on-air appearance and be able to break down complex weather situations in an easy-to-understand broadcast, online weathercasts. The candidate we’re looking for should also have a strong social media presence.

To apply

To apply, please go to our Online Careers website at www.gray.tv/careers.  Pre-employment drug screening and MVR check required. WTOK-TV is a drug free workplace, equal opportunity employer and also participates in the Homeland Security E-Verify program.

Posted 1/29/20

Creative Services Producer, WTOK-TV, Meridian, MS

WTOK-TV, in Meridian, MS, is accepting applications for Creative Services Producer. Producer will be responsible for conception to completion of creative commercials and station promotions.  Creative writing and communication skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines and flexible hours are essential. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include web content production and implementation.  Previous videography and editing skills, radio or TV experience, and extensive computer graphics experience is preferred.

To apply

To apply, please go to our Online Careers website at www.gray.tv/careers.  Pre-employment drug screening and MVR check required. WTOK-TV is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and also participates in the Homeland Security E-Verify program.

Posted 1/29/20

Evening Anchor/Multi-Media Journalist, WTOK-TV, Meridian, MS

WTOK has an immediate opening for an experienced News Anchor for our Monday-Friday 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm newscasts. This position also requires the candidate to generate daily, enterprising news stories as an MMJ reporter. The candidate must be willing to serve as a fill-in producer and fill-in anchor on other shows, as needed. We are looking for a team player and newsroom leader. This candidate must be comfortable and connected with all broadcast journalism platforms including television, social and digital media.

To apply

To apply, please go to our Online Careers website at www.gray.tv/careers.  Pre-employment drug screening and MVR check required. WTOK-TV is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and also participates in the Homeland Security E-Verify program.

Posted 1/29/20

Sports Anchor/Multi-Media Journalist, WTOK-TV, Meridian, MS

WTOK TV is looking for a passionate and energetic Sports Anchor/MMJ that knows how to go after the big, “local” sports story. We are in the heart of SEC Country- Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama are short drives away. C-USA’s Southern Mississippi is also a short, one-hour drive from Meridian. While we cover these schools regularly, we don’t want someone who only covers professional and college sports or reads national highlights. We’re looking for a creative, outgoing sports journalist who knows how to put together compelling, LOCAL sports stories and features.  The ideal candidate will also be a team player and be able to communicate effectively with management, staff, WTOK viewers and our community.

To apply

To apply, please go to our Online Careers website at www.gray.tv/careers.  Pre-employment drug screening and MVR check required. WTOK-TV is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and also participates in the Homeland Security E-Verify program.

Posted 1/29/20

Master Control Operator, WBBJ-TV/DT, Jackson, TN

WBBJ-TV/DT has an immediate full time opening for Master Control Operator. The selected applicant will be responsible for the quality control of all programs, commercials and other aspects of broadcast operations.

Skills and Requirements

  • Computer literacy
  • keyboard skills and the ability to learn quickly are a mus
  • Previous television experience is preferred but not required.
  • Applicants must be able to work flexible hours, all shifts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.

To Apply

E-mail resumes to jpruitt@wbbjtv.com or mail your resume to:

WBBJ-TV

Operations Supervisor

346 Muse Street

Jackson, TN 38301

Job posted 1/21/2020