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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/Multi-Media 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 news gathering 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

 


Part-Time Multimedia Journalist

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Mississippi TV, LLC in Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, has an immediate opening for a part-time multimedia journalist.

Brief Description:

Duties required, but not limited to: Working knowledge of the news gathering process. Strong news judgment and knowledge of proper grammar are 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 resume 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


Multimedia Journalist

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Mississippi TV, LLC in Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, has an immediate opening for a multimedia journalist.

Brief Description

Duties required, but not limited to: Working knowledge of the news gathering 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 re?sume? 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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Multimedia Journalist

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Mississippi TV, LLC in Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, has an immediate opening for a multimedia journalist.

Brief Description

Duties required, but not limited to: Working knowledge of the news gathering 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. Must have working knowledge of proper grammar.

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


Producer

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Mississippi TV, LLC has an immediate opening for a 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 news stories. 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. 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 newsroom. 

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. 

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

To apply, submit résumé to: 

Liz Zamora 

News Director 

lzamora@wtva.com 

P.O. Box 320 

Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320 

MISSISSIPPI TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 


Producer

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Mississippi TV, LLC has an immediate opening for a 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 news stories. 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. 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 newsroom. 

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. 

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

To apply, submit résumé to: 

Liz Zamora 

News Director 

lzamora@wtva.com 

P.O. Box 320 

Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320 

MISSISSIPPI TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 


Full Time Technical Media Producer (TMP)

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Date Posted: 10/20/2020 

Department: Operations and Technology 

Position: Full Time Technical Media Producer (TMP)  

MS TV LLC has an immediate opening for a Technical Media Producer.  

Brief Description

The Technical Media Producer has the general responsibility for directing live News 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 
Gary Savage, Director of Operations and Technology  
gsavage@wtva.com 

MS TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

 


Traffic Coordinator

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Mississippi TV, LLC (WTVA-TV) has an immediate opening for a Traffic Coordinator. In this position, one would coordinate the daily preparation and maintenance of on-air logs, utilizing meticulous management of commercial inventory to maximize revenue. A Traffic Coordinator needs to be extremely organized and detail-oriented. The Traffic Coordinator would work under the direction of the WTVA Traffic Manager, and will also coordinate with Sales Managers, Sales Assistants, and members of Creative Services.

 

Traffic Coordinator Duties/Responsibilities:

- Secure and accurately input traffic instructions for broadcast advertisers

- Ensure commercials are received, downloaded and processed by the correct deadlines

- Work closely with Traffic Manager, Traffic Coordinators, and Sales Department

- Manage revisions and missing instructions for assigned advertisers and communicate with the Sales Department to help resolve any issues

- Manage storage of commercials and purge spots as directed by Traffic Manager

- Coordinate and communicate with Master Control with any important changes

 

Traffic Manager Minimum Requirements:

- College degree or two years experience with detail-focused position

- Solid time management, oral and written communication skills

- Basic Microsoft Office skills, including Excel

- Ability to work in an extremely high-paced, pressured environment to meet strict deadlines

- Superior organizational skills – must be able to manage multiple priorities with confidence

 

To apply, submit resume to:

Mississippi TV LLC

Attention: Robin Davis

Post Office Box 320

Tupelo, MS 38802-0320

rdavis@wtva.com

 

WTVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer