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Career Opportunities at WKTV

By (BI) Jay LaPlante

Looking for a career in the television media industry? WKTV NewsChannel 2 and Central New York's CW11 provides information about what jobs are available at the station. For a complete list of open positions, check out the links below. There may be no jobs listed, but if you would like to send us your resume to keep on file, please send it to:

WKTV
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13503


Job Opening: 


Job Title: Digital Media Account Executive

Description:

WKTV News Channel 2 is looking for digitally savvy, highly motivated sales professionals to join our advertising team in Utica, NY selling our marketing solutions to local and regional businesses. The ideal candidate will be goal-oriented, a relentless hunter, driven to win new businesses, and has a track record of exceeding monthly goals. If you are passionate about selling, have an interest in digital advertising, and possess excellent presentation and closing skills - then we’d love to talk to you!  

Digital Media Account Executives maximize advertising sales potential through the development of quality business relationships and promotion of new/existing advertising products. This position requires a heavy amount of prospecting and lead-development with local and regional businesses.  This position will report directly to the Director of Digital Media. 

Job Duties 

  • Generating new leads by making cold calls, calling on inactive accounts, and maintaining an awareness of new businesses opening in the area.
  • Understanding the clients’ advertising needs, and developing the ideal marketing solution.
  • Delivering customized sales presentations in person or by phone/web-demos.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years sales experience as an individual contributor in a sales (hunter) role.
  • Digital Sales background (i.e. paid search, social, email, mobile, and daily deals).
  • Experience selling into business to business market.
  • Consultative/Solutions/ROI selling experience vs. a single Product selling background.
  • Proven track record in meeting/exceeding monthly, quarterly and annual revenue goals.
  • You are self-motivated and results-oriented.
  • You have an outgoing, resilient personality.
  • You enjoy the thrill of the hunt by bringing in new business.
  • You are confident and not willing to accept average.
  • Passion to educate & sell.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, phone and presentation skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Must have a valid driver license and access to reliable transportation.

When will the position open?
Immediately

When will the search close?
When suitable candidate is found

Contact:

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Michelle Liddy
Director of Digital Media
WKTV NewsChannel 2
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
mliddy@wktv.com

 


Job Title: Experienced Outside Media Account Executive

Description:

Develop, grow and manage key accounts in the Utica Market; maintain customer satisfaction and accountability through consultative selling; network locally to stay abreast of emerging television and digital solutions; work with the General Sales Manager to develop short-term, mid-term and long-term sales plan to reach goals; complete necessary business activity plans and forecasts as required.
 

Job Requirements:
The ideal candidate must possess a solutions oriented mindset and have a deep understanding of television, new media technology and social media. A strong sales and digital background is a must with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals. Technical skills include knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Expectations include ability to work independently, possess effective management skills and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position reports to the General Sales Manager. If you are an experienced advertising sales professional with a strong work ethic and have reliable and dependable transportation we want to talk with you.

When will the position open?
Immediately

When will the search close?
When suitable candidate is found

Contact:

Please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to:
Daphne Berle, General Sales Manager
WKTV NewsChannel 2
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
dberle@wktv.com


Posted 03/06/2014




Job Title:    Producer/Web Producer (Full-time)

Hours:
Monday-Friday  2:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Description:   
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the NBC affiliate in Utica, NY, is looking for a producer to produce the 6pm and 10pm nightly newscasts. The ideal candidate will be responsible for producing two half-hours of news each weeknight, and updating the station website.

He/she will organize newscast lineups, write news stories, supervise story development, assist in updating the station’s website, coordinate news coverage with the assignment desk and assist in special project planning.  Prior producing experience and the ability to edit is a plus.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.  We produce seven newscasts per weekday, and three newscasts per weekend day.

Job Requirements:
The ideal producer must have solid writing skills, including spelling and grammar.  He/she will be required to make decisions at a moment’s notice.  Good organization and ability to work well with other employees required.  A four-year college degree preferred.

When will the position open?
Immediately

When will the search close?
When suitable candidate is found

Contact:
Please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to:
Steve McMurray, News Director
WKTV NewsChannel 2
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
smcmurray@wktv.com

 
Posted 2/14/2014




Job Title:   
Director/Production Assistant

Hours:
Part-time

Special Skills:
Must have good communication skills, the ability to think on his/her feet, knowledge of computers and production equipment, ability to shoot/edit videotape. Candidate must have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Sony Vegas.

Job Requirements:
Direct live newscasts with Parker vision system. Be able to use Linear and Non Linear editing systems. Use Photoshop and other editing software.

Description:   

WKTV NewsChannel 2, the NBC affiliate in Utica, NY, is looking for a candidate with directing and or Linear/Non linear editing capabilities. He/she must have good communication skills and the ability to react quickly to changes.  The candidate will also be responsible for other production duties such as web publishing.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.  We produce nine newscasts per weekday, and three newscasts per weekend day.

When will the position open?
December 25th 2013

When will the search close?
When suitable candidate is found

Contact:
Dave Streeter, Operations Mgr.
WKTV
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
dstreeter@wktv.com


Posted 12/19/2013


 

Job Title:    Photographer-Editor

Hours:   
Part-time (20-30 Hrs. per week)

Qualifications:
Prior professional videotape editing experience preferred.

Special Skills:

Must have good communication skills, the ability to think on his/her feet, basic knowledge of computers and internet technology, basic knowledge of videotape editing and recording, basic knowledge of newscast production.

Job Requirements:
Ability to shoot and edit videotape and ability to navigate newsroom computer systems preferred.

Description:   
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the NBC affiliate in Utica, NY, is looking for a part-time photographer/tape editor for late night and overnight shift.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for shooting and editing general news stories.  He/she must have good communication skills and the ability to react quickly to changes.  Prior experience in a news environment is a plus.  Must also have a good driving record and be able to lift heavy equipment.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.  We produce seven newscasts per weekday, and three newscasts per weekend day.

When will the position open?
Immediately

When will the search close?

When suitable candidate is found

Contact:
Steve McMurray, News Director
WKTV
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
smcmurray@wktv.com

Posted 10/25/2013
 


Job Title:  Weekend Anchor/Producer/Reporter
 
Hours:
Full time

Qualifications:
Four-year college degree required

Special Skills:
Must have good communication skills, the ability to think on his/her feet, build solid relationships with news contacts, basic knowledge of computers and internet technology, ability to shoot and edit videotape a must, basic knowledge of newscast production.

Job Requirements:
Produce/Anchor Weekend newscasts, report on a variety of news stories, solid communication skills and ability to navigate newsroom computer systems.

Description:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the NBC affiliate in Utica, NY, is looking for an anchor/reporter/producer.  The person will produce/anchor the weekend evening and late night newscasts and report at least 3 days a week. He/she must have good communication skills and the ability to react quickly to changes.  1-2 years experience in a television newsroom preferred.  Prior anchoring is a plus.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.  We produce nine newscasts per weekday and three newscasts per weekend day.

When will the position open:
September 28, 2013

When will thesearch close?

When a suitable candidate is found.

Contact:
Steve McMurray, News Director
WKTV
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
smcmurray@wktv.com

posted 9/17/13
 


Job Title: General Assignment Reporter/MMJ (1 positions)
 
Hours:
Full time

Qualifications:
Four-year college degree required

Special Skills:
Must have good communication skills, the ability to think on his/her feet, build solid relationships with news contacts, basic knowledge of computers and internet technology, basic knowledge of videotape editing and recording, basic knowledge of newscast production.

Job Requirements:
Report on a variety of news stories, solid communication skills, ability to shoot and edit videotape and ability to navigate newsroom computer systems.

Description:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the NBC affiliate in Utica, NY, is looking for (2) general assignment reporters/MMJ’s.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for researching and developing local news stories.
He/she must have good communication skills and the ability to react quickly to changes.  We are looking for a self-starter who knows how to get the job done.  Ability to shoot and edit videotape is necessary. Prior reporting experience is a plus.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.  We produce nine newscasts per weekday and three newscasts per weekend day.

When will the position open:
May 6, 2013

When will thesearch close?
When a suitable candidate is found.

Contact:
Steve McMurray, News Director
WKTV
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
smcmurray@wktv.com

posted 4/24/13
 


Job Title:   Commercial Shooter/Editor - Backup Director
 
Hours:  
Full time

Description:
WKTV, NEWSChannel 2 is seeking a dynamic individual with both commercial shooting and editing abilities, as well as the ability to function as backup director for locally produced live newscasts.

Editor for commercial production:
Person creates high-quality short and long-form commercials and video presentations. Meets with sales clients to determine production needs in multimedia formats, and works directly with sales department, producers and other station personnel. Requires extensive experience with Photoshop, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro, and must have a proven track record of balancing and managing realistic goals and expectations between producers, agency representatives, and account executives.

Director: Candidate should have experience directing live newscasts with Parker Vision or comparable system.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Shoots & edits commercials and long-format projects
•    Creates graphics for commercial clients and on-air use
•    Edits audio materials for broadcast and non-broadcast
•    Directs live newscasts
•    Publishes content and video to news and social media websites

Qualifications and Requirements:
Educational requirements: Four-year college degree preferred with an emphasis in Broadcast Communications. Two years’ minimum experience preferred. Ability to work well with others and possess strong organizational and computer skills. The applicant must hold a valid driver license in good standing. Ability to lift 30–50 lbs.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.  We produce nine newscasts per weekday and three newscasts per weekend day.

When will the position open:
March 5, 2013

When will thesearch close?
When a suitable candidate is found.

Contact:
Dave Streeter, Operations Manager
WKTV
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
dstreeter@wktv.com
 


 

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