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Engineering Technician

WTVA has an immediate opening for an engineering technician.

REPORTS TO:

Director of Operations and Technology (DOT)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Engineering Technician works to insure the station’s technical infrastructure is maintained in support of the company’s goal of providing a quality product to our viewers and clients. He/she works in support of the technical needs of each department within the television station. The Engineering Technician also maintains the physical infrastructure of the station. This includes, but is not limited to, buildings, grounds and equipment. WTVA is a 24/7 operation and the Engineering Technician is required to be on-call as needed.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:

  • Repair, maintenance, installation and configuration of broadcast studio equipment
  • Provide technical expertise to station personnel
  • Repair, maintenance, installation and configuration of computers, software and network systems
  • Facility maintenance

STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the Engineering Technicians responsible. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances require it.

Candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test. 

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Gary Savage

Director of Operations and Technology

gsavage@wtva.com

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Traffic Coordinator (Part Time)

WTVA (Heartland Media) has an opening for a part-time position Traffic Coordinator. He/she will work daily with the Sales Operation Manager and Traffic Manager on the production of the daily broadcast logs. They will be responsible for (including but not

WTVA (Heartland Media) has an opening for a part-time position Traffic Coordinator.

He/she will work daily with the Sales Operation Manager and Traffic Manager on the production of the daily broadcast logs. They will be responsible for (including but not limited to) the placements of spot advertisements, required last-minute revisions, optimizing use of commercial inventory,
finalizing broadcast logs, programming format and commercial copy. Organizational skills are a
must to succeed in this fast-paced, deadline driven environment. The ideal candidate is a highly
proactive individual who is willing to take initiative, can work seamlessly between independent
and collaborative work. This position will also interact with other departments such as Sales,
Programming and Engineering. Other duties will be given as assigned.

**QUALIFICATIONS**

Detail-oriented person who is organized and able to meet deadlines. Must be accurate
and able to work well under pressure.

Strong communication, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills.

Must be computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS
Outlook/Express, with the ability to learn new computer systems.

Experience working in Broadcast Traffic or Sales Service department is a plus.

Candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test. 

Contact April Turner at aturner@wtva.com

WTVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Producer

Mississippi TV, LLC (WTVA) has an immediate opening for a Producer.

Mississippi TV, LLC (WTVA) has an immediate opening for a Producer.

Candidate must be able to produce fast-paced, hard-hitting newscasts, understand basic producing functions including rundowns, newscast timing and meeting production needs. This person will be working with anchors and reporters; editing, writing, and show layouts for the newscast. Other duties will include writing and editing stories to the website and social media.

Duties required, but not limited to: This job requires working knowledge of the news gathering process, strong news judgment, and the ability to frame stories effectively. This person must be able to assist in building stories for newscasts that are relevant to viewers. This person must thrive under pressure and be able to make quick decisions and adapt to last-minute changes.

Minimum Requirements:

Four-year college or university degree or previous relevant experience in a television, print, or web newsroom.

Candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test.

To apply, submit resume to:
Attention: Michael Raffaele
News Director
WTVA/WLOV
P.O. Box 320
Tupelo, MS 38802
mraffaele@wtva.com

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Multi-Media Journalist

Mississippi TV, LLC (WTVA) has an immediate opening for a Multi-Media Journalist.

Mississippi TV, LLC (WTVA) has an immediate opening for a Multi-Media Journalist.

Brief Description: 

Duties required, but not limited to:  This job requires working knowledge of the newsgathering process. Strong news judgment required. Candidate must be able to drive vehicle to cover news stories. Must be able to shoot video with station cameras as well as write and edit stories with station equipment. Candidate must be able to report live from the field. Candidate must be able to post written, video and picture content across the multiple online platforms and social media sites. Candidate will follow newsroom dress code to properly represent station on the air and in the field. 

Minimum requirements: 

Four-year college or university degree and/or previous experience in a television, print or web newsroom.? Valid driver's license and be insurable. 

Candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test.   

To apply, submit resume to:? 

Mississippi TV, LLC 
Attention: Michael Raffaele, News Director 
WTVA/WLOV 
Post Office Box 320 
Tupelo, MS 38802-0320 
mraffaele@wtva.com 

Please include where you found out about the open position. 

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Internships

Do you want to intern at WTVA?

WTVA internship opportunities exist in the News, Operations, and Marketing departments.

WTVA internship opportunities exist in the News, Operations, and Marketing departments. To be considered for an internship position you must fill out and return an Internship Application via postal mail or e-mail. Guidelines for the program are also posted on our Web site; please read them to ensure you meet the qualifications.

All of WTVA's internships are unpaid; therefore, you must receive college credit for your internship. There are no exceptions. You are not guaranteed a position just because you've submitted an application. We receive many more applications than positions available.

Types Of Internships

News Intern
News interns may be responsible for a variety of duties. They will be asked to answer the assignment desk phone, take viewer comments and story ideas, make phone calls, and set up interviews. As part of the internship, they will be offered the opportunity to go out on stories to observe a news crew and produce a résumé tape. Interns may also assist the Sports and Weather departments when needed. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Raffaele at (662) 842-7620.

Operations Intern
Operations interns work with directors as well as other department personnel in the planning and execution of television broadcasts. This includes working with daily newscasts, as well as local programming specials. Interns will work in all phases of the Operations department, including master control, audio mixing, character generator operation, studio camera photography, and graphics. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Savage at (662) 842-7620.

Marketing Intern
Interns will assist the Marketing and Creative Services department in implementing and developing multi-station promotional items as well as commerical production for local clients. Duties may include writing scripts, assisting on commerical or in house shoots, planning marketing strategies, monitering social media accounts, and assisting at station-sponsored events. This internship requires superior writing skills, proper phone etiquette, and the ability to work well with people. Will also aid in general departmental duties as assigned. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Usry at (662) 842-7620.

All interns are required to pass a pre-internship drug test.

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Account Executive

WTVA-TV, Heartland Media�s NBC and ABC Television Affiliates in Tupelo, Mississippi is hiring an Account Executive.

WTVA-TV, Heartland Media’s NBC and ABC Television Affiliates in Tupelo, Mississippi is hiring an Account Executive. As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for selling advertising and promotions to local businesses and ad agencies. This position will also bring in new businesses to advertise on WTVA-TV, WTVA.com and other digital products offered by our sales department. The ideal candidate is service oriented, coachable, thrives in a goal-oriented team environment and has strong interpersonal skills. If you are motivated by an excellent product, great compensation, and working with a talented team of professionals; look no further. We will provide the tools for powerful multi-platform marketing solutions that will create partnerships to retain and grow our existing and new client base – you provide sales ability, positive attitude, client focus, and desire to WIN! 

Job Responsibilities:                           

  • Generate revenue across all available platforms
  • Prospect, contact and present to new businesses to generate new advertising revenue
  • Manage inventory and protect station rate structure
  • Form strategic business and market partnerships
  • Manage an active account and client list
  • Regularly meet with sales managers to ensure progression and success with stated goals
  • Act as negotiator for assigned accounts; ensure proposals align with station strategies.
  • Create and deliver sales presentations to clients & agencies

Required Skills                           

  • Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced environment
  • Accountability within a goal-structured organization
  • A positive, results-oriented attitude and must be a team player
  • Proven track record of successfully selling to business owners and CEO’s
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to use qualitative research effectively to further sales effort
  • Strong formal and interpersonal communication skills         

Minimum Requirements:                                        

  •  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Must have a proven track record in sales and new business development  
  • Experience in TV/Radio/Newspaper or other sales related experience
  • Experience in a consultative customer focused business atmosphere
  • Must have personal insured transportation & valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check

To apply, submit resumé to:

Mississippi TV LLC
Attention: Luke Stanford

Post Office Box 320
Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320
lstanford@wtva.com

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