Now, more than ever before, people are turning to local TV news for information they can trust about the changing conditions in their town, their city, county and state due to the coronavirus. And local TV marketers are responding with messages of hope and optimism, togetherness and kindness. Not the usual themes of local TV news promotion, but maybe the ones we need to hear right now.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a sports director in Madison, Wis.; a news producer in Richmond, Va.; a digital content director on Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula; and an anchor/reporter in Wichita, Kan.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager, a general sales manager and a chief innovation officer for Lockwood Broadcasting, News-Press & Gazette and the Local Media Association, respectively.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news anchor/reporter and a meteorologist/reporter for stations owned by Lockwood Broadcasting and Heartland Media.
Maryann Balbo, vice president at Cox Media, started her broadcast career as a part-time master control operator in her hometown of Watertown, N.Y. Today, she lives in lives in Wichita, Kan., and is responsible for operations and advertising sales in the Kansas and Arkansas markets. I spoke to Maryann about her career, how she went from being the only woman in the engineering department to eventually being a station general manager and then corporate VP with stops in sales, programming and marketing along the way.
TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center last week saw new job postings from Lockwood, Hearst, Sinclair and Dispatch for openings in Kansas, Iowa and Ohio for openings in sales, creative services, IT management, and one for a general manager.
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.