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. 


Part-Time Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist

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WTVA-TV is searching for a part-time meteorologist/multimedia journalist.

The ideal candidate must have an active CBM, AMS or NWA seal or be able to gain a seal no later than six months following the hire date.

The person must be able to present clear, focused and accurate forecasts for television, radio and online platforms.

Schedule flexibility is a must, and long days and nights are part of the job.

We’re looking for a team player and someone who is willing to live our Weather Authority brand.

In addition, this position requires someone who can shoot, write and edit news packages, vo/sots and look-lives.

Must have a working knowledge of the newsgathering process.

Strong news judgment and knowledge of proper grammar are required.

General knowledge of courts, local and state government is preferred.

Must be able to report live from field as well as shoot your own live shot.

Must follow newsroom dress code to properly represent station on the air and in the field.

Individual will post written, video and picture content across the multiple online platforms and social media sites.

Pre-employment background check and drug test required.

Must be a licensed driver and insurable for a motor vehicle.

To apply, submit a video with reporting samples or link to your reel and your 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

 


Multi-Media Journalist

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Mississippi TV, LLC in Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, has an immediate opening for a Multi-Media Journalist.
 
Brief Description
 
Duties required, but not limited to: Working knowledge of the newsgathering process. Strong news judgment and knowledge of proper grammar is required. General knowledge of courts, local and state government preferred.
 
Must be able to shoot video with station cameras in addition to writing and editing packages, VO-SOTs and look-lives. Must be able to report live from field as well as shoot your own live shot. Must follow newsroom dress code to properly represent station on the air and in the field. Individual will post written, video and picture content across the multiple online platforms and social media sites.
 
Minimum Requirements
 
To be successful in this position, individual must be able to perform each essential duty to his or her utmost ability. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.
 
Four-year College or University degree and/or previous experience in a television, print or web newsroom.
 
Pre-employment background check and drug test required. Must be a licensed driver and insurable for a motor vehicle.
 
To apply, submit a video with reporting samples or link to your reel and your 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

 


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.


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


Part-Time Traffic Coordinator

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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


Integrated Media Marketing Consultant

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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


Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

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Mississippi TV, LLC in Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, has an immediate opening for a Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist.

Brief Description:

Duties required, but not limited to:

Working knowledge and passion for sports. For us, it's all about telling stories about people rather than just teams and highlights.

Knowledge of proper grammar is required.

Must be able to shoot video with station cameras in addition to writing and editing packages, VO-SOTs and look-lives.

Must be able to report live from the field as well as shoot your own live shot.

Must follow newsroom dress code to properly represent station on the air and in the field.

The individual will post written, video and picture content across the multiple online platforms and social media sites.

Minimum Requirements:

To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to his or her utmost ability.

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

Pre-employment background check and drug test required.

Must be a licensed driver and insurable for a motor vehicle.

To apply, submit a video with reporting samples or a link to your reel and your résumé to:

Liz Zamora

News Director

lzamora@wtva.com

Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320

MISSISSIPPI TV, LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


News Producer

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Mississippi TV, LLC has an immediate opening for a News Producer. 

Brief Description: 

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

Duties required, but not limited to:

Working knowledge of the newsgathering 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. Knowledge of proper grammar is a must. This person must thrive under pressure, able to make quick decisions and adapt to last-minute changes. 

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test 

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

When applying, please tell us how you found about the opening. 

To apply, submit résumé to: 

Liz Zamora 

News Director 

lzamora@wtva.com 
 
MISSISSIPPI TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.