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Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem.  We are home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command, and the second largest research park in the country!  This is a growing, thriving, and exciting community.  Huntsville is estimated to be the largest metro in Alabama in the year 2020.  WAAY is owned by Heartland Media.  Our company expects top performance and results but provides support and culture to win.  

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 WAAY Television is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to comply fully with all federal, state, and city statutes.  Discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or other protected groups or conditions is specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission and by federal, state and local laws and regulations.  If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC, Washington, D.C. 20554; The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C., 20506; or other appropriate federal, state, or local agencies


Multi-Media Journalist

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If you’re looking for a bunch of clichés in this listing hit the back button now. WAAY 31 is looking for hungry, passionate Multimedia Journalists who crave coming to work every day.
The ideal candidates have a thirst for breaking news, public safety, education, cultivating sources and asking questions that will hold people accountable. You will be a creative writer and storyteller ready to break the surface with your stories. You will value engaging and active stand-ups. You will appreciate constructive criticism and put ideas into action.

In return, WAAY 31 will take the time and spend the money to invest in you. You will have a voice in the newsroom, opportunities for advancement and the most sophisticated technology in the industry. We will give you all the tools you need to succeed.

If you need a flexible work-life balance, Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem. Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers. We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country. If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.
2 years experience as a MMJ is required.
Able to work independently and as a team member
Ability to shoot and edit video.
Willing to work in any weather condition, holidays and weekends.

Interested candidates should send their resume and reel to jobs@waaytv.com 

No phone calls accepted.  WAAY 31 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WAAY 31 is owned by Heartland Media.  Our company expects top performance and results, but provides the support and culture to win.  Heartland believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science! Must pass pre-employment drug screening. This is a full-time job.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!

 

 

News Producer

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Do you want to work someplace where your bosses listen to your opinion and value your news judgment? Are you looking for an opportunity to make decisions, the freedom to experiment and be given the tools to succeed?

WAAY 31 is looking for an aggressive, smart and creative producer who also a self-starter. It may sound like we’re asking for a lot but the right candidate needs to have a passion for producing TV news.

WAAY 31 is dedicated to breaking news, severe weather and investigative stories that make an impact in our community. We want producers with the desire and drive to help achieve that goal every day.

Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem. Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers. We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country. If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.
Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills

Must be able to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment

The ability to understand the station’s philosophy and implement it daily

Interested candidates should send their resume and reel to jobs@waaytv.com 

No phone calls accepted.  WAAY 31 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WAAY 31 is owned by Heartland Media.  Our company expects top performance and results, but provides the support and culture to win.  Heartland believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science!  Must pass pre-employment drug screening. This is a full-time job.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!

 

 

Associate Producer & Production Assistant - Part Time

AP/PA - PT

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Do you love TV and are looking for a way to help make news magic happen every day?  WAAY 31 is looking for a smart and aggressive writer.  This is a Part Time entry level position.  If you have the hunger to learn all aspects of making a news program, including the equipment used, we have the team to teach you.  The ideal candidate needs to have a creative passion to bring stories to life and the desire to be a producer or multimedia journalist.  

What better place to bring creativity alive than in Huntsville, Alabama where new technology is created from scratch and the arts are celebrated. We’re also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country. If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away. For the outdoorsy types, we have great hiking in our state parks and kayaking down the Tennessee River.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.
Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills

Must be able to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment

The ability to understand the station’s philosophy and implement it daily

 

 Interested candidates can submit their current resume to: jobs@waaytv.com

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WAAY – TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

No phone calls accepted.  WAAY 31 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WAAY 31 is owned by Heartland Media.  Our company expects top performance and results, but provides the support and culture to win.  Heartland believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science! Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screening.


Master Control Operator - PT

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WAAY – TV in Huntsville, AL has an immediate opening for a part time Master Control Operator responsible for operation of all systems within a multi station Digital Operations Center. Duties include, but are not limited to, operation of station broadcast automation systems, editing on-air playlists, setup and record satellite and other electronic delivery feeds, ingest and preparing video content onto servers, live on-air switching and quality control of all programming and transmission systems. Must have ability to understand and adhere to basic FCC rules including EAS systems and logs. Possible work shifts will include weekends, overnight and holidays but occasional work on various shifts for weekday are a possibility. Must work well in a high pressure, fast paced, live news environment and have computer skills and knowledge of applications. Good communication/people skills are required and attention to detail is a must.  Experience is desired, but training will be provided.   Send resume’ to:

 

jobs@waaytv.com

 

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WAAY – TV

Master Control Operator

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801 

 

WAAY – TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants welcome. No Calls please.


Production Assistant

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WAAY-TV in Huntsville has an immediate opening available for a Full-Time Production Assistant.  Responsibilities include operation of television studio, control-room and other production equipment - including but not limited to audio boards, character generator and related graphics software, studio cameras, microphones, studio lights, teleprompter, video editing systems;  assist in the production of news and programming, both live and recorded, for on-air and online presentations. Training is available. Must be available to work weekends and semi-flexible schedule. 

 

Send resume including references to: jobs@waaytv.com

 

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WAAY-TV

Attn: Production Assistant

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville AL 35801

 

EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone calls!

 


News Anchor

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WAAY 31, in Huntsville, AL, is looking for a dynamic Anchor with a passion for journalism, holding the powerful accountable and telling stories that make a difference in our community.  This is an excellent opportunity for a journalist ready for the next step in their career.  This is a position of leadership in the newsroom and requires the ability to coach and be coached.

 

The ideal candidate has a proven track record of delivering breaking news in an urgent manner, breaking big stories, cultivating sources and a newsroom leader.  If you just want to read scripts or repeat what police tell you, this is not the job for you.  You will deliver news from behind the desk and find/report it from the field.  This position also provides the freedom to do work that matters in our community.  But bring your boots because this is hard and important work.

 

If you need a flexible work-life balance, Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem.  Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers.  We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country.  If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

 

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.

2– 4 years’ experience as an Anchor or Reporter with Anchor experience.
Ability to shoot and edit video.

 

Interested candidates should apply at waaytv.com, send their resume and reel to  jobs@waaytv.com or

WAAY – TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

 

No phone calls accepted.

 

WAAY – TV is an equal opportunity employer.  We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices.