New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a creative services director at Nexstar’s WDAF, the Fox affiliate in Kansas City.
A week after a rare weather event called a derecho hit eastern Iowa causing massive destruction, reporters in Cedar Rapids say there hasn’t been enough national network TV or cable news coverage.
At 3 o’clock in the morning in New Orleans, drivers lined up to receive free school supplies from WDSU, Hearst’s NBC affiliate there, as part of the station’s Student Connection School Supply Drive, even though the start time wasn’t until 9.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an executive news producer, a digital sales manager and a meteorologist for ABC affiliate KDRV in Medford, Ore.
On Monday, a rare weather event called a derecho hit Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “This derecho has damaged almost every property in a city of more than 130,000 people,” said Elizabeth Malicki, news anchor at KCRG in Cedar Rapids. Malicki wonders why the national press has ignored this story.
“It’s an honor to look back at the past five decades and reflect on the impact the station has had on the Kansas City area community,” said Kathleen Choal, KSHB’s general manager. Throughout August, KSHB will feature numerous stories and impactful moments over the years, while looking forward to the role it will play in the months, years and decades to come.
Local TV news marketers around the country are continuing to rise to the challenge of working remotely while adjusting their branding messages in these times of uncertainty due to the pandemic. In Seattle, Brent Ayres, the marketing and creative services director for KCPQ, the Fox O&O, said that his station had to retire the station’s entire inventory of marketing messages and replace them with new ones during the pandemic.
Television executives from E.W. Scripps, Tegna and the NAB will assess what progress the industry is making toward diversity and inclusion among its ranks and in front of its news cameras in an Aug. 13 TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar. Register here.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a general sales manager at WVII and WFVX, the ABC and Fox affiliates in Bangor, Maine, owned by Rockfleet Broadcasting.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an on-air promotion manager at WSMV, the NBC affiliate in Nashville.