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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.  

WAAY – TV participates in the E-Verify program through the SSA and DHS to confirm the citizenship status of all new hire employees pursuant to State of Alabama Act number 2011-535 and Federal Law via the Form I-9.  WAAY – TV will not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and will not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9 should you be hired.  If you have the legal right to work in the United States, no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin or citizenship status.

 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


Master Control Operators

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WAAY – TV in Huntsville, AL has immediate openings for part time Master Control Operators 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 Assistants FT & PT

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WAAY-TV in Huntsville has immediate openings available for Full-Time and Part Time Production Assistants.  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. Experience preferred but not required.  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

 

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! Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!

 


Newscast Director

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March 29, 2019

 

WAAY 31 is looking for a dynamic newscast director/technical director.  The director coordinates and executes all technical aspects of live and recorded broadcasts.  Our directors work closely with producers to deliver fast-paced, production heavy shows throughout the day.

The ideal candidate will have a thirst for news and being first on-air with live pictures, video and studio presence.  Clean shows are also of the utmost importance.

 

Essential Duties:

* Operates video switcher during live or tape broadcast.

* Supervises and directs operations crew during shift, during any live or taped production and ensure crew knows assigned duties.

* Supervises and directs operations crew following rundown, scripts and directions provided by producer.

* Prepares show rundown for live or taped production, making notes for production crew, detailing camera composition, audio sources, graphic sources, video clip channel assignment in ENPS for BitCentral video playback system, live shots, and news talent to follow throughout the show production.

* Oversee show plans ahead of time, checking with producer and advising crew of any changes that may be different.

* Make sure all artwork, graphics, video elements, video board setup is correct and fits into station’s established policy and look.

* Address specific needs of the show production with engineering such as microwave, satellite, internet or outdoor weather shot and make sure all are adjusted properly.

* Meet with producer early in shift, and before any show production or newscast to address any concerns, issues or changes that will affect crew placement or equipment needs.

 

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 in broadcasting.  Able to work independently and as a team member.  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!


Meteorologist

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WAAY 31 is looking for a Meteorologist with a passion for severe weather.  Our daily goal is simple:  Win weather.  We need meteorologists who understand the weather story, how it impacts our viewers and can help keep them safe.

 

We understand the importance of weather and are heavily investing to ensure we have the best weather tools in the country.  Huntsville, AL may be market 80 but our weather technology can compete with the biggest markets in the country.

 

The ideal candidate has experience in severe weather markets and also understands the importance of inconvenient weather.  He/she must also be a certified meteorologist, preferably with at least an AMS seal.

 

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.

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

Or

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 drug screening. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!


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.

 


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!