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Newscast Producer/Assignment Editor Posted: 01/29/2020

WKTV NewsChannel 2 is in search of a Newscast Producer/Assignment Editor

DESCRIPTION:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the dominant #1 rated NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Utica, New York, is in search of a full-time assignment editor and newscast producer. The position oversees our newsroom assignment desk as well as produces our 6:00 p.m. newscast Monday-Friday. The successful candidate will be a leader in the newsroom and intricately involved in day-to-day editorial decision-making.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates must be proficient in broadcast writing, newscast production, and shooting and editing video. Must be social media savvy and skilled in writing for online publication. Must have excellent organizational skills and news judgment. Must be available to work odd hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Must be able to supervise an experienced team of journalists. Must have a college degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent professional experience. Must have a clean driving record and pass a drug test.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION OPENS: 
Immediately

SEARCH CLOSES:
When a suitable candidate is found

HOURS:
Full-time (40 hours per week)

SUPERVISOR:
News Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
College degree required

EMAIL RESUME TO:
Jeremy Ryan
News Director
WKTV NewsChannel 2
jryan@wktv.com

Email only - Phone calls will not be accepted.

Apply Now

Account Executive (Experienced) Posted: 08/09/2019

WKTV NewsChannel 2 is in search of an Experienced Account Executive.

Job Title: Account Executive (Experienced)

Hours: Full Time

Supervisor: Local Sales Manager

WKTV/NBC is the powerhouse TV station in Utica. Our enormous local news ratings combine with top syndication and NBC prime to dominate the viewing all day long. We also have a fast growing CBS station, a CW and a complete suite of Digital Products to sell. But wait there is more! You will work with a great Sales Team in a fun and productive environment. We have a great account list available with lots of opportunity for you to grow it.

  

Job Responsibilities:

*Manage all aspects of the account list.

*Close Local Direct Business each month.

*Build relationships with agencies and advertisers.

*Did we mention close Local Direct Business every month?

 

Job Requirements:

*Minimum 5 years Broadcast sales.

*Experience calling on local and regional advertising agencies.

*Understand Nielsen ratings and the nuances of negotiating agency business.

*Track record of success in Local Direct Business.

*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

*Proficient in: Microsoft Power Point, Excel and Word.

*Experience with OSI, Ad Connections, Strata is a plus.

*Willing to have fun on the job while making some nice $$$.

 

Send Resume to:

Brittany Beane/GSM/WKTV

Bbeane@wktv.com

 

Brittany Beane GSM/WKTV

5936 Smith Hill Road Utica, NY 13502

 

No Phone Calls Please

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Anchor/Producer Posted: 11/14/2019

WKTV NEWSChannel 2 is looking for a full-time anchor and producer.

DESCRIPTION:

WKTV NewsChannel 2, the dominant #1 NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Utica, New York, is in search of a full-time morning and noon newscast anchor/producer. The successful candidate will be a leader in the newsroom and one of the public faces of our organization. Must be able to anchor and produce newscasts, write copy, edit video, and publish digital content to the station’s website and social media platforms. Must be able to make editorial decisions and react to breaking news. Excellent writing skills, a smooth on-air presence, and a thorough understanding of modern journalism are a must.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be proficient in broadcast writing, videography, and nonlinear editing. Must be social media savvy and skilled in writing for online publication. Must be available to occasionally work flexible shifts. Must have a college degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent professional experience. Must have a clean driving record and pass a background check and drug screening.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION OPENS:

Immediately

SEARCH CLOSES:

When a suitable candidate is found

HOURS:

Full time (40 hours per week)

SUPERVISOR:

News Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

College degree required

EMAIL RESUME TO:

Jeremy Ryan

News Director

WKTV NewsChannel 2

jryan@wktv.com

PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Apply Now

Part-time Multimedia Journalist Posted: 01/29/2020

WKTV NEWSChannel 2 is in search of a part-time news multimedia journalist editor.

DESCRIPTION:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the dominant #1 NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Utica, New York, is in search of a part-time news multimedia journalist and video editor. The successful candidate will be able to write copy, shoot and edit video, operate live shot equipment, and publish content to the station’s website and social
media platforms. Must be self-reliant and have a willingness to perform a variety of assigned tasks. Excellent writing skills, a smooth on-air presence, and a thorough understanding of modern digital journalism are a must.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be proficient in broadcast writing, videography, and nonlinear editing. Must be social media savvy and skilled in writing for online publication. Must be able to lift and carry professional camera gear. Must have a clean driving record and pass a drug test. Must be willing to work flexible shifts, including overnights,
weekends, and holidays. Must have a college degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent professional experience.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION OPENS: 
Immediately

SEARCH CLOSES:
When a suitable candidate is found

HOURS:
Part-time (Approximately 25-30 hours per week)

SUPERVISOR:
News Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
College Degree or Equivalent Experience

EMAIL RESUME TO:
Jeremy Ryan
News Director
WKTV NewsChannel 2
jryan@wktv.com

Email only - Phone calls will not be accepted.

Apply Now

Digital Sales Specialist Posted: 02/13/2020

WKTV NEWSChannel 2 is in search of a Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist

DIGITAL SALES SPECIALIST

Are you ready to take charge of your paycheck and career?  Are you looking for a sales career your entrepreneurial spirit is craving? If so… we've got a great opportunity for you!

This is not your average sales job!

We're looking for digitally-minded, high energy, success-driven Sales Professional. We need those who are passionate about helping small & medium-sized businesses navigate through the ever-changing world of Digital Marketing.

This is your chance to join the WKTV & Pulse Local Marketing team!

So, what does all of this mean for YOU?

  • A large earning potential in a fast-paced, booming industry.
    • Base Salary
    • Productivity Bonuses
    • UNCAPPED Commissions
  • Expense Allowance for your car and cell phone
  • A proven successful approach for prospecting and finding new business
  • Company supplied laptop
  • A reputable CRM system to keep track of your clients and sales pipeline
  • Paid initial training, and ongoing training support
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life Insurance; FSA, EAP, and Disability Benefits*
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching.
  • Generous paid holidays, personal, and vacation days 

Your essential Responsibilities and duties will be:

  • To partner with small to medium-sized business clients to create effective Digital Marketing Strategies that bring increased revenues to their business.
  • You will be accountable for achieving and exceeding sales objectives which are a result of selling our diversified Digital programs.
  • Build and maintain client base through renewal, increased and new business opportunities
  • Explain Digital Marketing concepts to clients and the benefits of how our products work better together in order to help our clients find success
  • Work in both an office and virtual environment, with the benefits of a tenured team at your fingertips
  • You will boldly prospect, develop, and close deals that will drive new revenue streams and new customers.
  • You’re able to stay on top of your administrative tasks and manage your new client and lead records in the CRM.
  • Identify client needs and develop and identify best practices to help them reach their desired outcome and results.
  • Work closely with all teams to onboard new clients.
  • Engage clients daily and work to grow existing accounts while meeting all their needs. 

Do you have what it takes to work at WKTV?

  • We need someone who is not scared to work hard.
  • You have a positive attitude and high energy.
  • You’re highly driven to work in a competitive environment where success is rewarded.
  • You are extremely organized
  • You demonstrate relentless persistence when facing adversity or objections.
  • You’re honest and demonstrate personal integrity.
  • You have a strong business-development mindset. You will prospect and uncover potential partners and drive to develop opportunities from the prospect level through the management of the partnership.
  • You have the ability to be professional while allowing your personality to shine through.
  • Can creatively prospect new business through face-to-face door swings, phone calls, e-mails, the use of Social Media, and ongoing networking.
  • Eager to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving space with an organization that aims to support businesses, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Additional requirements:

  • 1-2 years of sales, marketing, or advertising experience
  • Strong understanding of the Digital space today
  • Proficient use of computers and tablets.
  • Previous use or understanding of a CRM system
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • High energy and positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic and highly motivated to win
  • Self-Starter and can work independently
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Successful completion of a drug screen and background check
  • Reliable, insured transportation
  • Valid state driver's license

These aren't required, but it'd be great if you have them:

  • Google and Facebook Certifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Communication, Public Relations or Psychology

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION OPENS: 
Immediately

SEARCH CLOSES:
When a suitable candidate is found

SEND RESUME TO:

Michelle Liddy – Director of Digital Sales / michelle@heartlandtv.com

 

 

Apply Now

Weekend Anchor/Multimedia Journalist Posted: 11/12/2020

WKTV NEWSChannel 2 is looking for a full-time anchor and multimedia journalist.

DESCRIPTION:

WKTV NewsChannel 2, the dominant NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Utica, New York, is in search of a weekend anchor/producer and multimedia journalist. The successful candidate will anchor and produce the station’s weekend evening newscasts and report during the week. Must be able produce a newscast, shoot/edit video, and publish content to the station’s online platforms. Must be self-reliant and able to oversee news coverage. Excellent writing skills, a smooth on-air presence, and an understanding of modern digital journalism are a must. A minimum one year of professional experience is required.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be proficient in broadcast producing, writing, videography, and non-linear editing. Must be social media savvy and skilled in writing for online publication. Must be able to lift and carry professional camera gear. Must have clean driving record and pass
a drug test. Must be able to work flexible shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. Must have a college degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent professional experience.

POSITION OPENS:

Immediately

SEARCH CLOSES:

When a suitable candidate is found

HOURS:

Full time (40 hours per week)

SUPERVISOR:

News Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

College degree and experience required

EMAIL RESUME TO:

Jeremy Ryan

News Director

WKTV NewsChannel 2

jryan@wktv.com

PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Apply Now

Full-time Multimedia Journalist Posted: 05/06/2021

WKTV NEWSChannel 2 is in search of a multimedia journalist.

DESCRIPTION:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the dominant #1 NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Utica, New York, is in search of a full-time news Multimedia Journalist. The successful candidate will be able to write copy, shoot and edit video, front live shots, and publish digital content to the station’s website and social media platforms. The ability to serve as a fill-in anchor and producer is a plus. Must be self-reliant and have a willingness to enterprise unique local stories. Excellent writing skills, a smooth on-air presence, and a thorough understanding of modern journalism are a must.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be proficient in broadcast writing, videography, and nonlinear editing. Must be social media savvy and skilled in writing for online publication. Must be able to lift and carry professional camera gear. Must have clean driving record. Must be willing to work flexible shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Must have a college degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent professional experience. Must have a clean driving record and pass a background check and drug screening.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION OPENS: 
Immediately

SEARCH CLOSES:
When a suitable candidate is found

HOURS:
Full time (40 hours per week)

SUPERVISOR:
News Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
College degree required

EMAIL RESUME TO:
Jeremy Ryan
News Director
WKTV NewsChannel 2
jryan@wktv.com

Email only - Phone calls will not be accepted.

Apply Now

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