Last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, NBC, NewsNet, Nexstar, NewsHub and Hearst posted new job openings. They are for operations in Boston, Kansas City, Little Rock, Columbus, Ohio, and Cadillac, Mich. Yes, Cadillac, just 50 miles east of Lake Michigan and 50 miles south of Traverse City.
NewsHub in Little Rock, Ark., needs a group executive producer responsible for overseeing the growth of more than a dozen local newscasts per day. NewsHub is the central newsroom serving a growing group of network affiliates, plus additional broadcast groups. “We are broadcasters who believe in local television, quality local newscasts and having fun in a great industry,” it says.
Are you a great writer and producer? Looking to move up to a group management role? NewsHub is looking for a dynamic leader capable of supervising multiple newscasts, anchors and producers simultaneously. The successful candidate will be an experienced local news producer with a minimum of three to five years of experience, be able to demonstrate creativity and quality of local news production and the ability to teach others. If you are this person, please send your resume and a link to your newscasts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more specifics about duties and qualifications.
According to U.S. News & World Report, Arkansas’ capital has earned a reputation among history buffs, foodies and art lovers as an exciting place to live. Residents can spend their weekend exploring the historic Arkansas State Capitol, wandering through the Arkansas Art Center or sipping beer at one of the area’s breweries.
Plus, the beautiful Ozark Mountains provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Little Rock accommodates a variety of tastes. Neighborhoods range from luxurious, well-appointed loft apartments in midtown and downtown Little Rock, to the suburban and family-oriented dwellings of Chenal Valley, Hillcrest and The Heights.
The median sale prices of a home is about $145,000 and monthly rent averages about $800.
WFXT, the Cox NBC affiliate in Boston, needs a news promotion manager. Help bring the Boston 25 News Brand to life through compelling writing and strategic conceptualization. The ideal candidate will have the passion to produce dynamic creative, have solid news judgment and is digital savvy. They must have excellent knowledge of all social media platforms and marketing on all social media platforms. The promotions manager reports to the director of creative services. They are responsible for the marketing of the Boston 25 Brand, news product, and work with Studio 25 production manager on sales related content.
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Keep in mind that while WFXT is Boston’s Fox affiliate, the station itself is located in Dedham, about 20 miles from downtown Boston. So if the thought of living in a big city like Boston intimidates you, you can live and work in a historic suburb with 14 parks, excellent shopping and dining while Boston proper is still just a quick train ride away.
If you’re a city dweller and like the fast-paced vibe of a major, historical city, Boston proper is just a quick train ride from Dedham. Boston covers nearly 90 square miles (harbor included), but the wider Boston region, contains dozens and dozens of other towns and communities. Boston is the Red Sox, the Bruins and Harvard, one of the area’s many colleges and universities, plus Boston Harbor as well as tons of places to eat and explore. Click here for more about why moving to Boston is a good idea.
NewsNet, America’s newest 24/7 national news channel — broadcasting to 40 markets including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles — needs an anchor/producer, a passionate storyteller who can help grow our audience on-air and online.
The right candidate must have a passion and knowledge for news — domestic and international — for telling stories and aggressively creating high-quality content. The ideal candidate will anchor and report enterprise stories with additional duties including writing, editing and occasional field videography.
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Built around two lakes, Cadillac, Mich., is home to everything that floats, bobs, splashes and swims. It has a small town feel but with all the amenities that make day to day life easier. Cadillac is home to a hospital, state police post and Baker College. The greater Cadillac area is also home to six school systems.
Nestled along the shore of Lake Cadillac lies the quaint downtown area lined with unique boutiques, specialty stores and one-of-a-kind restaurants. The greater Cadillac area offers several choices when it comes to real estate and housing options; from rentals, city living and subdivisions to farm and country living, everything to fit your lifestyle.
The median cost of a home in Cadillac is about $80,000.
WCMH, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, one of the great cities in America, DMA 34, needs a news director to lead and supervise all aspects regarding the creation, execution and distribution of news, weather, sports programming and special projects, on all platforms, including its primary TV station, dedicated websites, apps and social media sites.
The news director stays abreast of changes to the industry that affects both media consumers and journalists and has the ability to devise plans to collect and distribute relevant, meaningful content to audiences regardless of platform. Reports directly to the station’s VP-general manager.
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Columbus is Ohio’s state capital. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden.
The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers. Ohio’s capital city is full of beautiful neighborhoods, a critically acclaimed food scene and top-ranked attractions. This creative-minded destination offers something for everyone. Art lovers will savor the collections at the Columbus Museum of Art and revel in Gallery Hop, a monthly celebration in the Short North Art District.
Columbus is a city that invites exploration. Home to THE Ohio State University, the estimated median house value is about $150,000, and the median gross rent is about $890. Click here for more information about Columbus.
KCWE, Hearst’s CW affiliate in Kansas City, needs a creative services promotion writer-producer with exceptional production skills. The qualified candidate will be responsible for conceptualizing, writing, producing, editing and animating fun promotional messages in support of its entertainment-oriented programming — including syndicated comedies, The CW Network, and KCWE’s unique, animated, talking character named “CWAG The Dog”.
The candidate should be well-versed in creating promotion designed for on-air, digital, and social platforms. Additionally, candidates will create sales promotion messaging, sweepstakes promotion, and sizzle reels for sales support as needed. The candidate will work with KCWE’s promotion manager as needed to coordinate and schedule KCWE’s Street Team Ambassadors, and CWAG The Dog costumed mascot performers.
Interested candidates should possess top-level graphic design, animation (both 2D and 3D), video and audio editing skills. Also, a candidate with the ability to draw and illustrate a cartoon-like character is highly preferred.
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Kansas City, Mo., is a major metropolitan area with a diverse population of more than 2 million people, according to U. S. News & World Report. Straddling two states and two rivers, Kansas City surprises newcomers who expect to find a homey metro area. Instead, they find a place that continues to celebrate its history while continuously innovating.
Locals can sit down to a game of cards in a riverboat casino before enjoying a show at the Kansas City Symphony. Or they can honor resident legend Charlie Parker with a stop at the American Jazz Museum before sinking their teeth into the famous Arthur Bryant’s barbecue.
As more millennials flock to Kansas City for its desirable cost of living and optimal job market, the area has fostered the growth of a creative community. Throughout the area, independent boutiques and coffee shops have sprung up, and walls of buildings are decorated by colorful murals.
The median home price is about $201,000 and monthly rent averages about $900.
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