Jobs (not internships yet) at WJAC in Johnstown

DIRECTOR POSITION:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WJAC-TV is currently seeking an Ignite Director. The primary job responsibilities of the position is to plan, code, direct, and manage production of daily newscasts using the Ignite Automation Production System. Our station is a 24/7 business and applicants should understand that this position may require working a variety of shifts, along with weekends and/or holidays. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record is required.

Other duties include:

· Communicating and working directly alongside news show producers, along with entire newsroom in delivery of the news product

· Assisting the promotion department in pre-production of daily topicals and other show elements

· Creating graphics for newscast, commercial and promotional products utilizing Adobe products

· Editing commercial and syndication projects using the AVID editing system

· Maintaining lines of communication throughout departments to ensure clean newscasts

· Create graphics daily using Ross Xpression

· Spell check internal script graphics for accuracy

· Maintain production studio and control room

· Perform other tasks related to the position as assigned, which may include website contribution

Requirements:

· Experience directing and TDing newscasts

· Knowledge of production standards and equipment

· Full working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

· The ability to clearly give direction to crew, while under pressure

· Excellent typing and spelling skills are necessary

· The ability to read and write

· A college degree is preferred

· Must be able to lift & position 40 pound lighting instruments

· Prior directing and/or technical directing experience with live broadcasts is beneficial

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

NEWS PRODUCER POSITION:

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

 

WJAC-TV has an immediate opening for a creative News Producer. In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day production of our newscasts. This position will also work closely with the Executive Producer, Director, and Assignment Desk on the newscast and its content. You will determine the content and flow of newscasts, work with management and on-air staff to generate and write stories, and also develop content for our web site and social media platforms.

Skills:

· Have solid news judgment

· Be a compelling and accurate writer

· be able to multitask and manage time in order to put together an exciting and informative newscast

· Must be able to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment

· Must also have strong leadership skills

· Excellent communication skills

· The ability to execute news strategies and goals in daily newscasts

· Flexibility and on-the-spot problems solving abilities are a must

· Proficient with non-linear editing (i.e. Avid) and newsroom systems, such as iNews

Experience:

· Must have at least 1 year of previous news producing experience at a commercial or college TV station

· A journalism degree is preferred

When applying online, please include a recent web link of your work. If you do not have a link to your work, please apply online and then send a non-returnable DVD of a recent newscast to:

WJAC-TV

Attn: News Director

49 Old Hickory Lane

Johnstown, PA 15905

Please, no phone calls.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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