This past week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, Tegna, Cox, Hearst, Gray and Quincy have posted job openings at stations in Biringham, Orlando, Phoenix and Waterloo, Iowa.
Mike Newman joins WHBQ from Cox’s ABC affiliate in Orlando, WFTV, where he was the senior promotions producer. “My wife Erin and I can’t wait to experience the food, culture and music of Memphis and make it our new home,” said Newman.
TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter was busy last week. Jobs were posted by 5 different broadcast companies, some well-known like Cox and Meredith, and some by lesser known media companies like Lockwood, Waypoint and Morgan Murphy.
New TV jobs posted on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news promotion and sales for stations owned by Sinclair, Hearst and Cox in Boston; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; and Nashville.
Easy to recognize with their call letters emblazoned on the sides and their dish on top, perhaps no other hardware involved in the news gathering process says TV news like the news van. So it makes sense to use TV station news vans as part of the marketing. Here are some examples.
For 354 days, Mackenzie Grant was a morning news producer for a TV station. Until the election of 2016. “The results deflated me in a way I wasn’t expecting. A Trump presidency meant fighting for an industry that would never fight for me.”
The National Weather Association named Amy Sweezey its annual Broadcaster of the Year. “The award may represent one year but Amy puts in the effort to elevate broadcast meteorology and humanity all years,” said Alan Sealls, NWA president.
A news producer at WKMG Orlando, Fla., gets involved to help a homeless teen receive a full scholarship. “I will do it again tomorrow for somebody and nobody might ever know about it. It’s just what we do here. We do little things to try to help somebody all the time. That’s just what we do. I love working here. It was an exceptional day.”
WESH and the American Red Cross of Central Florida are holding a disaster relief telethon today to raise funds to benefit all of those in the Florida panhandle impacted by Hurricane Michael. “We want to make sure the victims and families impacted by this disaster know they have the support of Central Florida in this time of healing and rebuilding,” said John R. Soapes, WESH’s general manager.
New image promos from Orlando, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Charlotte that promote trust, celebrate anniversaries, introduce new talent, and position the station as part of the community.