New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJob Center include openings for an investigative producer, a news director, a chief meteorologist and a technical media producer.
WJLA, Sinclair’s ABC affiliate in Washington (DMA 7), is looking for an enterprising and aggressive investigative producer to join its 7 On Your Side investigative and consumer unit. The station needs someone with a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, research it, write it with an edge and use strong storytelling and TV production to make it powerful and memorable.
Knowledge of the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting and data-driven reporting is required along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting. Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events is essential. Dynamic storytelling skills are a must. Click here for more specifics and how to apply.
D.C. metro area residents don’t want for things to do. The District is home to numerous cultural attractions, including several Smithsonian museums, theaters and year-round markets. The area also encompasses a blossoming restaurant scene that will please any foodie, and plenty of nightlife venues, from the trendy bars along the U Street Corridor to concerts at the Capital One Arena. District residents are also big sports fans, coming together to cheer on the Washington Redskins (football), the Wizards (basketball), the Capitals (hockey) and the Nationals (baseball).
Outside the immediate metro area, residents can take advantage of hiking, camping and boating opportunities in Shenandoah National Park, Great Falls State Park and other outdoor spaces. Both southern Maryland and northern Virginia also feature numerous wineries and orchards.
KSBW, the No. 1 local television and multi-platform news operation on California’s beautiful Central Coast (the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz market, DMA 124), has an opening for an experienced and dynamic news director with the talent, energy and leadership skills to guide its news department.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, skilled communicator who leads our team in the execution of market-leading breaking news, weather coverage and community service on all platforms daily. With a unique format (it runs a dual operation with our news broadcast on both KSBW and its ABC subchannel), a dedication to hard news, and the resources of Hearst Television, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best. Click here for more specifics and how to apply.
According to U.S. News & World Report, Salinas promotes itself as the Salad Bowl of the World as tribute to the area’s huge farming business that produces lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, broccoli, grapes for wine and flowers. But the heart and soul of Salinas is Oldtown, or Main Street, anchored on the north end by the National Steinbeck Center. The community is fiercely proud that there isn’t one chain store to be found downtown; instead, the families, students and couples who gather here to shop, eat, stroll the farmers market and attend movies or concerts all do so at locally owned, mostly mom-and-pop businesses.
Salinas’ mild Mediterranean climate means there’s something to do year-round, whether it’s hiking one of the many trails in the 4,756-acre Toro Park, attending the monthly First Friday Art Walk or touring the Monterey Zoo, which is also a sanctuary to elephants, big cats and other animals that were once part of the entertainment industry.
The Victoria Television Group of Morgan Murphy Media has an opening for a high energy, highly skilled chief meteorologist in Victoria, Texas (DMA 202). The ideal candidate is someone who knows the science, but can tell a relatable weather story.
Its next meteorologist will be an experienced journalist who will lead our weather coverage and deliver forecasts for television, digital, and social audiences. They will strive to keep our viewers and employees safe, convey appropriate tone, and stay cool under pressure. In all roles, creativity, flexibility, and an interest in digital and social media is a must. Click here for more specifics and how to apply.
Victoria is an industrious city rich in agriculture and history, located in southeastern Texas, just 30 miles inland from the Gulf Coast. The Coastal Plains region of Texas is an area renowned for hunting, fishing and birding. Victoria is the county’s largest city, centrally located between Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Houston, which gives the area the nickname “Crossroads of South Texas.”
Victoria offers several cultural outlets including the Victoria Symphony, the Victoria Bach Festival, Victoria Ballet Theatre, the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Texas Zoo and the best theatre venue in the coastal region at the Welder Performing Arts Center that hosts local theatre productions and vocal concerts year-round.
The median home price is about $125,000 while monthly rent averages about $900.
WWBT, Richmond, Va. (DMA 54) has an immediate opening for a technical media producer (TMP). A TMP combines the roles of a traditional newscast director and master control operator.
The successful candidate will have experience switching live television, be it in a newscast or a master control setting. Good communication skills are a must. Familiarity with Crispin Automation, Ross Overdrive, and VizRT graphics preferred.
This position is for those who prefer working in a fast-paced news environment switching live television using the latest technology. Click here for more specifics and how to apply.
Richmond sits on the James River, about 100 miles west of Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay, and just 70 miles east of Charlottesville. U. S. News & World Report says Richmond is the only region in America with whitewater rapids running through its downtown district. Downtown Richmond is anchored by Virginia Commonwealth University, which draws a large crowd of younger part-time residents.
World-class museums, a vibrant food scene and a wide array of entertainment options from concerts and theater performances to family-friendly festivals can be found in Richmond. The Richmond metro area features more than 100 local parks and plenty of recreational activities. Richmond is a major financial center and is also the seat of Virginia’s state government.
With a wide range of housing options, the Richmond metro area appeals to a varied demographic, from young families to retirees. The median home price is $225,000 and monthly rent averages $1,100.