New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter include openings for assistant news directors, executive producers, news producers, reporters, promotion managers and engineers in Texas, South Carolina and Iowa.
Some TV stations are helping their local advertisers with deeply discounted or free — yes, I said free — advertising to keep their clients top of mind in their market.
Just posted last week to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are directors of TV sales openings by Gray, Meredith, Nexstar and News Press & Gazette for stations in Memphis, Hampton Roads, Colorado Springs and Greenville, S.C.
A recent study shows South Carolina is one of the deadliest states for women – ranking 6th in the nation for women killed by men. “This issue has devastated so many South Carolina families,” said Bruce Barkley, WYFF’s news director. “We want to continue to tell the stories of these courageous survivors and work to find ways to stop the violence.”
Local TV stations ramp up the coverage of March Madness to share the excitement, the drama and the human interest stories beyond the scores. “That’s really all people are talking about, especially in March,” said Russ Poteet, news director for KLBK in Lubbock, Texas, home of Texas Tech.
When a carload of fake news hecklers recently shut down a news live shot, Lyle Schulze, the general manager of WIS had seen enough and called police. “It’s getting almost to the point of violence. We remind our reporters that you’re a visible target. It is a little scary.” The incident encouraged the station to sound off.