Current Available Jobs for WTVA

WTVA, a Heartland Media owned station, is located in the beautiful rolling hills of north Mississippi in the city of Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis and sits on connecting property to the historic Natchez Trace Parkway.  Located just 90 minutes from Memphis and two hours from Birmingham, Tupelo is the shopping and entertainment hub for all of north Mississippi and northwest Alabama and has been voted an All American City an amazing five times.   Mississippi TV, LLC (dba WTVA) is the NBC affilliate broadcasting on channel 9.1 and is the ABC affiliate broadcasting on channel 9.2.  WTVA also provides our over the air viewers with the ION network on channel 9.3.  In addition, WTVA provides services for WLOV (FOX, MeTV and ThisTV) a Coastal Communications station.  WTVA is the dominant number one news station for the 19 counties we cover in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama.  Providing nine hours of live local news each weekday and three and a half hours of live local news each Saturday and Sunday, WTVA and it's sister station WLOV field the largest news gathering team in our market.  We deliver on our brand, "Live, Local, Late Breakiing" with fast paced and relevant newscasts every day.  This is the station and the station group that can launch your broadcast career.  If this is your first broadcast job WTVA has all the tools you will need to succeed.   Using Magid research, consulting and coaching combined with experienced local news leadership you will have access to the best mentoring and training available anywhere in the country.  New and experienced recruits comment on the infectious enthusiasm and excitement when they visit the WTVA studio.  Using ENG vehicles, TVU backpacks and drones you will have access to the latest technology available in our industry and you will be expected to use it, every day in every newscast.  This is a small market station with a large market approach to every aspect of our operation.  You will get excellent, one on one training and support, no matter how experienced you are.  And, you will get national attention because we are known in our industry (numerous times awarded by AP and the Emmys) for developing the best journalists and producers. 


Morning Meteorologist

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Morning Meteorologist

WTVA, the #1 station in North Mississippi, is seeking an experienced meteorologist to join our dominant Monday-Friday morning newscasts and our Emmy award-winning team of meteorologists. Applicant must have a passion for severe weather coverage.  Our goal is simple: Win weather every day. Can you do that?  Do you understand the weather story and how it impacts our viewers? Can you communicate that story clearly and with passion? Can you keep them safe? If so, this may be the opportunity you have been looking for. WTVA understands the importance of weather and we invest heavily in the best technology available. Have you felt restrained by the lack of support and resources? WTVA has all the latest tools from WSI including Max’s Virtual Reality. Can you work with a team? Each morning you will be one of 5 on-air personalities and you must be able to interact with each of them with comfort and authenticity. Whether it’s flooding, snow, heat or tornadoes, when severe weather approaches, you will be the lead on-air and throughout our digital platforms. Are you calm in the storm? Our area experiences violent tornadoes on an annual basis and the right candidate must be able to win the trust of the viewers and lead them through these life-threatening events.  

Why Tupelo? Why north Mississippi? We live in a cultural hotbed for internationally recognized music, art, and literature. Elvis was born here. BB King played in the joints. Tennesse Williams spent much of his youth here. Plus, we’re only 90 minutes from Memphis, 3.5 hours from Nashville - and we’re in the middle of three of the most competitive SEC universities (Alabama, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State). The area is home to the Columbus Air Force Base, PACCAR, Toyota, and produces more home furnishings than any other area of the country. The cost of living is low too, so your generous compensation plan will give you more bang for your buck.

 REQUIREMENTS:

* Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. AMS seal preferred.

* Minimum of 2 years of on-air experience is required.

* Exceptional online and social media skills. Must actively participate in social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam and drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks. You must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under Mississippi law.

WTVA provides services to Coastal-owned FOX affiliate WLOV (27). When applying, please state where you saw this job post.

 

To apply, please send resume via email or mail to:

Liz Zamora

News Director

lzamora@wtva.com

WTVA

P.O. Box 320

Tupelo, MS 38802

 

No phone calls, please.

 

WTVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WTVA will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

 

 


Anchor/Reporter

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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


Technical Media Producer

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Department:  Operations and Technology

Position:  Technical Media Producer

MS TV LLC has an immediate opening for a Full Time and a Part-Time Technical Media Producer.

Brief Description:

The Technical Media Producer has the general responsibility for directing live and pre-recorded productions as assigned, operating the Master Control Center, monitoring the station’s on-air services, maintaining FCC logs, and ingesting video content into the play-to-air servers.

Minimum Requirements 
To be successful in this position the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty competently and professionally. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. 

Ability to stay focused under time sensitive deadlines

Strong technical & computer skills

Flexibility with scheduling and job assignments

Willingness to learn new hardware and software

 

Training will be provided.

Pre-employment drug screening required


Contact:
Mississippi TV LLC

Attention: Gary Savage

Director of Operations and Technology

gsavage@wtva.com

 

MS TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Internships

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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.