New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for openings at the Nexstar station in Spartanburg, S.C., and the Gray stations in Roanoke, Va., and New Orleans.
WDBJ Television, Gray’s CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va., one of the most beautiful parts of our country, is looking for a “dynamic” news director to lead the news department of this dominate No. 1 station in a top 70 market.
It’s looking for a leader with great news judgment, communication skills and the ability to inspire their team. “Our newsroom has developed a culture that pushes each journalist to be their best while offering the support needed to learn and grow each day. We’re ready for our next leader to take us to a new level,” WDBJ says.
The news director supervises all news programming and personnel and establishes policies for standards and practices within the news and operations department. The ND will provide long-term strategic vision for the news department and protects the journalist integrity of the station.
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Roanoke, a city in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, is about 160 miles west of Richmond. The surrounding park area is home to trails, picnic areas and the Mill Mountain Zoo. Surrounded by scenic beauty, the Roanoke region is a perfect destination for visitors wanting a little of everything in a Blue Ridge mountain getaway.
Roanoke is ranked No. 3 on the new list of 2018 Best Affordable Places to Live published by Livability. According to the criteria on the publication’s website, the list was compiled based on a review of over 2,000 cities around the country and selected based on a combination of cost of living, entertainment, median income, economy, healthcare, and amenities.
With more than 600 miles of trails and a reputation as one of the best regions on the East Coast for outdoor recreation, combined with a local economy that is reinventing itself around health care and technology and an affordable cost of living, Roanoke is becoming a very attractive place to live.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is looking for an “exceptional” general manager to lead WSPA (CBS) and WYCW (CW) and digital operations in Spartanburg, S.C. (DMA 38). WSPA and WYCW present a rare dynamic as the only television duopoly in the market. As such, the stations produce more than 60 hours each week of local content, making it a decisive leader in serving the local communities. The stations enjoy a unique and exclusive partnership with Clemson athletics; and produces and distributes football and basketball games for the Southern Conference across a number of Nexstar markets.
The individual also will oversee development of the stations’ digital and mobile platforms including WSPA.com, the top visited broadcast website in the market. For the right individual, this is an opportunity to join the largest station group in the industry and oversee a television station duopoly with a tremendous competitive position in the market.
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Spartanburg, S.C., nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is in the northwest part of South Carolina, just a few miles from the North Carolina line. But just 200 miles east are the beaches of Myrtle Beach. There’s a boom happening in the Hub City, a nickname Spartanburg earned in the late 1800s for its role as a major transportation center.
From new buildings to renovations, construction is underway on multiple downtown properties, to expand retail, office and residential spaces. Downtown Spartanburg has so many art galleries, music venues, museums, culinary arts, and literary arts venues within walking distance of one another that it’s been designated a cultural district by the state’s arts commission. Stroll the wide sidewalks and you might hear a musician playing jazz or see a painter brushing a canvas. Walk any direction to see some of the more than 75 public art installations that dot the city, ranging from abstract to whimsical. You can park and explore downtown Spartanburg without getting back into your car.
Meander downtown Spartanburg on a themed trail using your smartphone to guide the route and tap into detailed information. Learn about the city’s 200-year music-making history on the Music Trail, listening to music that honors 18 local musicians who made a national or international impact on your phone as you go. Find 14 significant sites related to architecture, war, transportation, entertainment and more on the Historic Downtown Walking Tour, referencing facts and historic photos on your phone along the way.
The Greater Spartanburg Area is home to thousands of acres of lakes and miles and miles of rivers. Spartanburg was voted the first bicycle-friendly community in the state of South Carolina by the League of American Bicyclists. Roads and trails for cyclists abound.
From paved walking trails to natural, wooded paths, you’ll find an abundance of well-maintained, safe trails for all levels of adventure in and around the Spartanburg area. Observe plants and wildlife in their natural habitats, take a scenic stroll along local waterways, or meet your daily step goal in one of our many parks. There’s so much happening in Spartanburg, it’s hard to stand still.
The median home price is $115,000 and renting a 2-bedroom apartment is about $785 a month.
WVUE, Gray’s Fox affiliate in New Orleans, has an immediate opening for a producer for its market leading, award winning 10 p.m. newscast. If you want to work in a highly functioning, experienced, and talented newsroom, apply now. Its next 10 p.m. producer must be an excellent writer for all multi-platform content. It expects a creative, aggressive producer who can tell impactful stories and enhance our award-winning team’s enterprise content. WVUE asks: “Have a sense of service? Want to tell stories in a highly ethical journalistic environment? You will have a solid experience at Fox 8.”
Candidate must be strong at managing breaking news and severe weather coverage and be able to make sound split-second decisions during live broadcasts. Strong digital skills-working within the station’s CMS, social media and gathering of user generated content are important. It is looking for someone who knows how to execute a strategic plan from the producer chair, consistently implement strategies within the content on a daily basis and motivate those on their shift to execute the vision.
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Don’t be surprised if you hear people describe New Orleans as a Northern Caribbean city rather than a Southern United States city. The city was founded in 1718 by explorers Iberville and Bienville. And it’s why many first-time visitors — and year-round inhabitants — say New Orleans feels more like Europe than the U.S.
Known as The City that Care Forgot, The Crescent City, America’s Most Interesting City, and, of course, The Big Easy, New Orleans offers a lifestyle that is worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of most metropolitan areas. Situated amidst Lake Pontchartrain on the north, the Mississippi River on the south and wetlands all around, the city is a bit of an island itself, a factor that has allowed local traditions to grow and develop during the past centuries so that New Orleans has a quirky character all its own.
Part of the culture is reflected in the food, known around the world for its interesting spices and seafood base. From the haute cuisine of the fine French restaurants to earthy fried oyster po’-boys at neighborhood restaurants, the cuisine reflects the diversity and eccentricities of this port city. And of course, there’s the music. Like the food and the architecture, the music of New Orleans reflects the rich heritage of the city.
Parks and playgrounds dot the landscape, so parents of young children can often push a stroller from their front doors to a suitable recreation spot for their children. And walking, of course, is the best way to get to know your neighbors. Plenty of New Orleanians commute to work on bikes and their ranks are growing, thanks to the construction of bike lanes on many major thoroughfares. In fact, the New Orleans Cycling Coalition has mapped the city’s streets and graded them according to their ridability.
Lake Pontchartain is the perennial destination for those who enjoying sailing, water skiing and all kinds of aquatic activities. Marinas on the lakefront provide berths for hundreds of vessels, both small and grand. Ever since the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation began monitoring and improving the quality of water in the lake, locals have flocked back to this beautiful spot, if only to enjoy a picnic along the seawall or in-line skating along its edges.