Director/Studio Assistant

We are searching for a creative, team oriented individual with the ability to work in a technically challenging environment. The ideal candidate has successful experience directing live newscasts, but is not required. Leadership and great communication skills are essential. We offer a great training program. Full benefits including 401K and vacation.

Responsibilities include, coding and directing newscasts, preparing the studio for newscasts, creating graphics for air. Covering Master Control is also required.

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on

Posted on: April 19, 2018

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Producer

WISN-TV has an opening for a strong, take-charge producer who knows how to create memorable newscasts. The right candidate will have a track record of being creative, aggressive, have the ability to make decisions and communicate the plan in a clear, concise manner.  We expect excellent news judgment and a can do attitude. Candidates must have a proven track record of winning the big story, breaking news and weather. Candidates must be fast and calm under pressure and able to play well in a room of same-minded pros

Job Responsibilities:

• Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an “experience” for viewers
• Working with and guiding reporters in story production
• Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff

Experience:

• 2 years producing experience
• Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure and knowledge of ENPS are pluses
• Military experience in a related occupation specialty will be considered

Qualifications:

• Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills
• Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.
• An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
• Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements
• Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
• Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news

Education:

• College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred
• Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered

Posted on: April 18, 2018

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Weekend News Producer

CBS58, a part of Weigel Broadcasting Co., has a Weekend News Producer opening in Milwaukee! 

Weigel is an entrepreneurial and independent family-owned media company that owns and operates network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, IN.  With over 375 network affiliates and over 175 television markets, we are reaching 96% of U.S. Households.  CBS58 and Telemundo Wisconsin brings you the best in quality news, prime, entertainment and sports. 

Weekend News Producer

CBS-58 seeks an experienced Producer to complement our news team. Responsibilities are primarily producing the weekend newscast. This job requires a strong communicator in the newsroom with familiarity of multiple news platforms, strong writing ability and editing skills. We are looking for someone with a passion to improve storytelling.

Requirements:

Candidate must be an excellent writer/editor able to produce a fast-paced, high-energy newscast in a competitive market.

Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.

Flexible schedule to meet the needs of a weekend newscast.

Must have at least two years producing experience.

iNews experience a plus.

The ideal candidate must have a complete understanding of a multi-platform newsroom and be able manage a newscast with multiple lives shots utilizing backpack technology.

We offer a competitive compensation package, employer contributed health and welfare benefits, paid time off, paid qualified FMLA Leave, and much more!

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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Creative Services Producer

KBJR 6 & CBS 3 in Duluth, MN is seeking a Creative Services Producer to bring their fresh, innovative design and production ideas to the team. The ideal Creative Services Producer will be a skilled writer/producer who is able to create powerful concepts that market a message or tell a story. They will use the power of video to produce memorable and effective commercials while working with clients on a regular basis. This position requires a relevant communications degree and/or a strong background in the Adobe Creative Suite products; DSLR video photography, creative thinking and writing are required.

Posted on: April 17, 2018

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Bilingual Multi-Media Journalist/Producer

CBS-58 and Telemundo Wisconsin seeks an experienced Bilingual MMJ/Producer to complement our news team. Responsibilities are primarily reporting and producing an 11am newscast, but may include acting as a Multi-Media Journalist for daily assignments. This job requires a self-starter with good news judgment, strong writing ability and solid live skills. We are looking for a storyteller.

Requirements:

Excellent verbal and written Spanish language skills required.

Must have a minimum of two years, news experience in shooting and reporting, including gathering content, editing, and running live shots.

Must have strong live skills and the ability to research, write, shoot, and edit daily news stories under deadline pressure.

Must have a valid driver’s license. 

Investigative reporting a plus.

Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.

We offer a competitive compensation package, employer contributed health and welfare benefits, paid time off, paid qualified FMLA Leave, and much more!

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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Director/Technical Director

CBS58, a part of Weigel Broadcasting Co., has a Director/Technical Director opening in Milwaukee! 

Weigel is an entrepreneurial and independent family-owned media company that owns and operates network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, IN. 

In addition to its owned and operated stations, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television networks including MeTVMovies! in cooperation with Fox Television Stations; and ‘H&I’ Heroes & Icons and Decades Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.  These networks are available in over 175 television markets, reaching 96% of U.S. Households.

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As a Technical Director you will direct all technical aspects of our fast-paced, graphic intensive newscast and other live and recorded locally produced programs; including baseball and football on CBS58, WMLW and Telemundo Wisconsin.  Successfully work with producers, tech crew, talent and engineers to oversee and maintain technical control and improve presentation and flow of the newscasts and locally produced programs.  Code newscasts using iNews and offer solutions and alternatives to producers when necessary.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate must be an effective leader and communicator.

Experience with production automation systems such as GV Ignite or Ross Overdrive, and iNews or ENPS are required.

Familiarity with graphic systems, manual program switching and Telemetrics robotic cameras are beneficial.

Candidate must exhibit the ability learn all components of the control room to ensure quality standards; exhibit the ability to troubleshoot issues; adapt quickly to change; and make good judgments in tense situations.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience directing live news is a must.

This position requires working holidays/nights/weekends.

We offer a competitive compensation package, employer contributed health and welfare benefits, paid time off, paid qualified FMLA Leave, and much more!

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

Posted on: April 12, 2018

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Video Editor

CBS 58, a part of Weigel Broadcasting Co., has a Video Editor opening in Milwaukee! Weigel is an entrepreneurial and independent family-owned media company. With over 375 network affiliates and over 175 television markets, we are reaching 96% of U.S. Households. CBS 58 brings you the best in quality news, prime, entertainment and sports. Video Editor As a Video Editor, you will edit daily newscasts which air on CBS 58 and THE M WMLW. Successful candidates will have at least 1 year of non-linear experience, preferably using Edius software, have effective communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. Previous newscast editing experience is a plus. Must be flexible with working hours which may include weekends and holidays. We offer a competitive compensation package, employer contributed health and welfare benefits, paid time off, paid qualified FMLA Leave, and much more! Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hp5ff56grh3sqj2s

Posted on: April 11, 2018

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Weekend Director

WXOW News 19 is looking for an energetic creative professional to direct our weekend newscasts and assist in editing and creating graphics. Position is full time. You will be responsible for the coordination and production of compelling live television newscasts and local programs. This important position is responsible for quality control, appearance and graphic creation of our on-air product. This position is a key part of our newscasts and programming. The ideal candidate will have experience with live directing, excellent computer skills, strong communication skills and can be a leader in a studio environment. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus, along with knowledge of non-linear editing and graphics production. A two-year or four-year degree is preferred, but not required.

Posted on: April 2, 2018

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Broadcast Director

TMJ4, The Scripps NBC station in Milwaukee, WI is searching for an experienced and forward-thinking Broadcast Director to lead a team of journalists into a higher level of news content creation. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a strict attention to detail, a true spirit of innovation and strong leadership abilities.

The Broadcast Director works closely with peer leaders in executing the Scripps content strategy so that local consumer expectations are met on platforms including app, OTT, mobile, web and social. This includes local content vision and strategy to address consumer needs, content standards, delivery, quality control and continuous improvement. The primary focus of this role is executing strategy on the television broadcast platform.

Key activities

  • Collaborates with Sr. Dir. of Local Content and team of peer leaders to leverage the Scripps content strategy as the foundation for specific local content strategy. Within the strategy, this position has specific attention on meeting the needs of the broadcast consumer.
  • Partners with content leaders to plan and coordinate content resources for daily coverage on the broadcast platform.
  • Works closely with the leader of Enterprise/Investigative and content and marketing leaders to plan future story schedules.
  • Hires, schedules and manages a team to deliver and continuously improve our television broadcast news product.
  • In alignment with the Scripps content strategy, creates tactics and strategies to increase ratings (demos) performance.
  • Monitors all on-air product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First and Fourteenth Amendments, and trains staff to do the same.
  • Reviews copy, builds capability in staff to review/edit scripts for air.
  • Analyzes and responds to trends affecting the television broadcast platform and the DMA.
  • Provides coaching and development of staff to ensure the strategy for our broadcasts is understood and followed.
  • Ensures shows are properly organized and consumer focused.
  • Develops a pipeline of producing talent for this and other Scripps local media businesses.
  • Works closely with the editorial leader to evaluate workflow and optimize news operations.
  • Responsible for broadcast platform budgetary planning and monitoring.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a combination of education and equivalent experience required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in positions of progressive responsibility required.
  • 3 years of management experience in content media departments preferred.
  • Experience turning news shows around to improve business results.

Skills & Abilities

  • Journalism: Skilled storyteller, journalistic ethics and libel.
  • Working knowledge of television ratings.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of all media platforms and broad understanding of broadcast newsroom operations and equipment.
  • Calm under pressure: able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Customer focus: understands customer needs, raises the bar on customer service, develops unified approach to exceed customer expectations.
  • Very strong collaborator: involves others in problem solving and decision making, asks for and considers an array of perspectives, comfortable relying on the expertise of others and joint decision making.
  • Manage execution: setting expectations, delegating, facilitating, removing barriers, measuring performance, and fostering accountability/recognition.
  • Engage and inspire at all levels: create environment where people feel appreciated, and valued, are committed and want to excel, and want to define opportunities to improve the organization.
  • Manage conflict: Constructive in working through differences, handles recurrent conflict, resolves issues between employees, preserves relationships.
  • Decision making: Ties decisions to strategy, uses sound logic, makes decisions at the right time, brings others into decision making process, chooses the best alternative.
  • Coach: Continuously cultivates capabilities by asking the right questions and equipping staff with tools, knowledge and opportunities they need to develop themselves.
  • Delegation: is clear about lines of responsibility, allows staff to make mistakes, offers guidance without taking over, enables team to manage daily operation of their teams.
Posted on: March 28, 2018

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