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Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Mississippi TV LLC has an immediate opening for a Weekend Anchor/Reporter.

Duties/abilities required but not limited to:

Follow directions from supervisor to help manage newsroom staff in a courteous and professional manner
Working knowledge of the newsgathering process
Strong news judgment
Staying calm under pressure, making quick decisions and adapting to last-minute changes
Knowledge of proper grammar and strong writing skills
Producing newscasts
Good shooting and storytelling skills
Knowledge of social media

Minimum requirements:

Four-year college or university degree and previous experience in a television newsroom.

A complete copy of the job description is available in the Mississippi TV LLC Human Resources Office.

To apply, submit a sample of your on-air work and a résumé to:

Liz Zamora
News Director
WTVA/WLOV
P.O. Box 320
Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320
lzamora@wtva.com

MISSISSIPPI TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Anchor/Reporter

Mississippi TV LLC has an immediate opening for an anchor/reporter.

Duties/abilities required but not limited to: 
Following directions from supervisor to help manage newsroom staff in a courteous and professional manner
Working knowledge of the news gathering process
Strong news judgment
Staying calm under pressure, making quick decisions and adapting to last minute changes
Anchoring from the field
Producing newscasts
Shooting video and turning stories that can go on the air as well as online
Using social media to appeal to viewers

This position is perfect for a small-market anchor who is ready for the next level or a large-market reporter who is seeking a full-time anchor job.

Minimum requirements:
Four-year college or university degree and previous experience in a television newsroom.

A complete copy of the job description is available in the Mississippi TV LLC Human Resources office.

To apply, submit a sample of your on-air work and a résumé to:

Craig Ford
Interim News Director
WTVA/WLOV
P.O. Box 320
Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320
cford@wtva.com

MISSISSIPPI TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Part-Time Traffic Coordinator

TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

**DESCRIPTION**

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. 

WTVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Integrated Media Marketing Consultant

WTVA-TV, Heartland Media’s NBC and ABC Television Affiliates in Tupelo, Mississippi is hiring an Integrated Media Marketing Consultant. As an Integrated Media Marketing Consultant, you will be responsible for establishing relationships with local businesses and ad agencies, helping develop multi-platform marketing campaigns. This position will be responsible for promoting products across all of our television stations, WTVA.com, and numerous digital marketing solutions. The ideal candidate is service oriented, coachable, self-motivated, thrives in a goal-oriented team environment and has strong interpersonal skills. If you are attracted by the opportunity to deliver the strongest marketing products in North Mississippi, 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
  • 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
  • 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 is preferred
  • 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

WTVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Internships

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.

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 commercial production for local clients. Duties may include writing scripts, assisting on commercial or in-house shoots, planning marketing strategies, monitoring 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. 

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

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