New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for general managers, meteorologists, news producers, digital content creators, assistant news directors, multimedia journalists, assignment editors and chief engineers from Dallas to Dubuque, from Lansing to Lafayette.
NOTE: Inspired by broadcasters offering free ads to support local businesses during the pandemic, TVNewsCheck is offering its MediaJobCenter to employers free for the month of April. Many broadcasters have taken advantage of the offer, and were especially surprised to see the videos and pictures of their market included in the ads.
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Chico is about 90 miles north of Sacramento, sitting between two national forests. Chico has strived to maintain its strong sense of community, while simultaneously establishing itself as a dynamic regional center for business, education, recreation and culture. Over the years, Chico has garnered recognition among the “Best Places in America” by Forbes magazine, the “Best Places to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report and its dedication to the environment has landed it acknowledgement as the “Best Green Places to Live” by Country Home Magazine and the “10 Greenest Colleges in America” at Chico State by U.S. News & World Report.
The Dallas/Ft. Worth area, which encompasses 13 counties, is larger in area than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combine. Like most big cities, other than the downtown areas, the Dallas/Ft. Worth area is mostly a collection of suburban towns, each with its own charm and character. Offering both big-city excitement and quiet, suburban living, the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area offers an interesting mix of Texas pride and cosmopolitan offerings. The cowboy life still exists in Fort Worth, while Dallasites love the trendy local bars and numerous retail shops.
U. S. News & World Report ranks Dallas/Ft. Worth area as the 21st best place to live in the country and the 10th best place to retire. There is no state income tax in Texas.
KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston (DMA 8) needs a weekend digital content creator.
According to U.S. News & World Report, a paycheck goes further in Houston than it does in other major metro areas, with affordable housing and free or cheap attractions like biking along Buffalo Bayou and exploring the 7,800-acre George Bush Park. The affordability of this region, which is located in southeastern Texas and home to more than 6.7 million residents in the metro area, is attracting new people from across the country and around the world. In Houston, dining is a pastime, and the region pleases palates with more than 11,000 restaurants. Sports fans have their pick of professional teams to root for, including the Texans (NFL), the Astros (MLB), the Dynamos (MLS) and the Rockets (NBA).
Huntsville is ranked as the 11th best place to live in the country by U.S. News & World Report which says, “Huntsville has a significant international population, and the region’s culinary scene reflects this diversity. Because the climate is warm most of the year, outdoor concerts and events are plentiful. The downtown area hosts outdoor concerts, movies and food truck rallies almost every weekend. Monte Sano State Park is a favorite with hikers and mountain bikers. Boaters and water sports enthusiasts head to nearby Lake Guntersville and the Tennessee River.”
KADN-KLAF, News15, the Fox and NBC affiliates in Lafayette (DMA 121) need a morning show producer.
In 2014, Lafayette was named the happiest city in America by MarketWatch, a financial news website. According to U.S. News & World Report, folks here work hard, but they live well, too, thanks to their access to outstanding cuisine, great music and a calendar full of festivals. Visitors and newcomers to the metro area often comment on how friendly people are in Lafayette. This trait may harken back to the population’s Cajun and Creole roots. Together with French-speaking African Americans called Creoles, the Cajun community created a unique, blended culture defined by good food and upbeat zydeco music. Rather than worrying about what to do in Lafayette, residents instead focus on where to eat. The town offers as many restaurants as there are days in the year; many serve Cajun and Creole-based cuisine, while others feature menus as diverse as those of New York City restaurants.
WLNS in Lansing (DMA 110) needs a vice president and general manager.
Lansing, on the banks of Michigan’s Grand River, is the capital city of the state and is located about 90 miles west of Detroit, and 90 miles east of Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan. Lansing is the home of Michigan State University. Michigan State is well known as a Big Ten staple and has captured many national titles in both football and basketball. Lansing is also home to various museums, gardens, libraries and river walks. It is a great family friendly location that offers seasonal outdoor activities including hiking, golf, and water sports. Winter skiing is within two hours.
Rochester, the third-largest city in Minnesota, is about 80 miles south of Minneapolis, and just 70 miles east of La Crosse. Rochester often wins awards for high quality of life. In 2016, Livability named it the No. 1 small-to-mid-size city in the country. It sits on the banks of the Zumbro River and has a growing community filled with people from all over the world. Rochester is surrounded by biking and hiking trails, gorgeous parkland, and recreational facilities that offer many types of outdoor recreation in summer and winter. Rochester has an exceptional public education district and a wide variety of private options. The typical rent in Rochester is $830, and the median home price is $243,000.
Livability says Waterloo dramatically re-energized its downtown in recent years by completing a huge riverfront renaissance initiative that includes a plaza, riverwalk trail, amphitheater, splash pad and Dekhockey rink. The development complements an array of shopping, dining, nightlife and cultural entertainment options downtown and was a catalyst in growing those destinations.
Residents enjoy convenient access to two quality hospitals, plus many amenities to keep them healthy and fit, including 50-plus parks and more than 100 miles of paved trails. The community is home to Hawkeye Community College and is adjacent to Cedar Falls, home of the University of Northern Iowa.