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Seven-Time Emmy® Winner & Longtime Board Member, Charles “Bud” Ford dies at 92

CHARLES EDWARD “BUD” FORD, JR. passed away at the age of 92 on May 23, 2019. He was born in Montesano, Washington on May 18, 1927 to Charles E. Ford and Dorothy (McDermont) Ford. Bud grew up in Seattle and Spokane, WA. When Bud was 17, he enlisted in the Army. Due to his linguistic ability he was trained to speak Japanese at the University of Minnesota and Yale University and became an interpreter during and following World War II. Bud was assigned duty in Japan weeks after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. He supervised the construction of two radio stations in Sasebo, Japan for Armed Forces Radio.

After the war, Bud earned his degree in Speech at Washington State University and attended graduate school in Broadcasting at Northwestern University. In 1950, Bud moved to Cleveland to work for the NBC radio network and TV as a writer, director and producer. There he met his loving wife of 47 years, Terese (Terry) J. Trivison, who passed away in 2002. In 1955, Bud and Terry moved to New York City where Bud worked at WNBC as producer/director. In 1962, he was appointed Director of Operations for WJZ-TV in Baltimore, MD. Returning to Cleveland in 1967, Bud became General Manager and partner in the multi-media company Visual Techniques. In 1972 he joined Meldrum & Campbell Advertising (later merged into Marcus Advertising) as Director of Radio/TV where he produced “Academic Challenge” and “Cash Explosion.” His various commercials earned seven Emmy Awards. In 1986 Bud was elected to the Cleveland Board of Governors of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and served in many positions nationally and for the Cleveland chapter. He was inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle in 1996 and the Gold Circle in 2005.

Bud dedicated his life to serving others, particularly at his Church (Gesu) where he was an usher, sacristan, lector, Eucharistic Minister, Scoutmaster and track coach among other ministries. Bud also volunteered at the Cleveland Play House where he and Terry cooked meals for the actors and were members of the Men’s and Women’s Committees. He was honored as the Volunteer of the Year in 2005. One of Bud’s greatest loves throughout his life was the Boy Scouts. He became an Eagle Scout in 1942. He received the Distinguished Eagle Award in 2014 in recognition of his professional achievements and exemplary volunteer leadership service to his community. He served in numerous positions at the Troop, District and Council level in the former Greater Cleveland Council, including Scoutmaster at Gesu Church, the Executive Board and as Council Camping Chairman. He received the GCC Silver Beaver Award in 1990 and the St. George award in 2003 from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. He was actively involved with the Tinnerman Canoe Base in Ontario, Canada and was Head Commissioner at Beaumont Reservation Scout Camp where he renovated buildings and assisted with summer camp programs even into his mid-80s!

Bud was a caring friend and neighbor to many and a devoted family man. His life was full of unwavering faith and demonstrated grace and love. He will be greatly missed and was an inspiration to all. He was a wonderful husband to his late wife, Terry, a loving father of Anne Marie (Tom) Blank, Timothy C. (Lori) Ford, Michael R. (Anne Elizabeth) Ford, Mary Ellen (Greg) Keller, and John D. (deceased). Devoted grandfather to Jeffrey (Elana), Peter (Kellie) and Kevin Blank, Rebecca Douglass, Andrew, Daniel, Elizabeth and Carolyn Ford. Dearest brother to the late Richard D. Ford (Nancy) and brother-in-law to Leanne R. Trivison, Dominic (Joan) Trivison and Lorrie (deceased) (John) Robbins. Son-in-law of the late Betty and Domenic Trivison.

Friends received at THE SCHULTE & MAHON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND AND BRAINARD) SUNDAY, JUNE 2 FROM 2 – 6 P.M. Prayers Monday, June 3 at the Funeral Home at 9:15 A.M. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Church of the Gesu, 2470 Miramar Blvd, University Hts. at 10 A.M. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery. A reception and celebration of Bud’s life will be held in McAuley Hall at Gesu after the cemetery service. Special thanks to Bud’s support group including family members, Scouters, Play House friends, special neighbors, the doctors at University Hospitals, the caregivers with Daughters with Degrees and the caring staff at Hospice of the Western Reserve, David Simpson Hospice House. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Lake Erie Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Church of the Gesu, or the Cleveland Play House. (ARRANGEMENTS BY ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME OF BEDFORD 440-232-1155)

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COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP HONOREES

CBS News marks 50th Anniversary of ‘60 Minutes’ with new five-year Commitment to the Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship

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Monday, October 16, 2017, NEW YORK — The Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) awarded $10,000 scholarships to each of five college-bound high school students pursuing careers in television, the organization announced today.

The Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship was presented to Nancy Pickett of Goldenrod, Florida, at last week’s News and Documentary Emmy® Awards. A narrative documentarian, Nancy shined a light on the impacts of Obamacare through her first-person story of navigating the healthcare system to treat her own chronic illness. She recently premiered her first feature length documentary, profiling pediatric cancer patients, and is now attending Chapman University in Orange, California.

The Wallace scholarship was first awarded in 2013 through a five-year grant from CBS News honoring longtime correspondent Mike Wallace (1918-2012). To mark the 50th anniversary this season of its marquee news magazine, 60 Minutes, the network is committing an additional $50,000 to support the program through at least 2022.

“Mike Wallace was one of the iconic journalists that made CBS’ 60 Minutes the dominant news magazine program of its time,” said Bob Mauro, President & CEO, NATAS. “The CBS News funding of this scholarship in his name is a tribute to his illustrious career and encouragement to the next generation of talented journalists that will be the future of the news industry.”

“By investing in the great talents of the future, we reaffirm the standard of creative achievement reflected in the Emmy® and the lasting legacy of two great practitioners of our craft,” said NATAS Foundation Vice President Adam Sharp, a 1996 Trustees’ Scholarship winner. “The scholarships mark an unbroken line of excellence connecting two generations of broadcasters.”

The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship, now in its eighth year, honors sportscaster Jim McKay (1921-2008) and was established in 2009 by the HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC/ESPN and FOX networks. It was presented at the Sports Emmys® in May to Victor Prieto of Miami, Florida. Victor’s selection represents a second McKay win for Christopher Columbus High School, and he is now pursuing a broadcasting degree at the University of Florida.

This year’s other honorees are:

  • Alyssa DeVries of San Diego, California
    NATAS Trustees Scholarship ($10,000), funded by the NATAS Trustees in recognition of overall potential as a future leader in the television industryAlyssa aspires to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, and she’s well on her way. A talented singer and comedienne, she is now pursuing a comedic arts degree at Emerson College in Boston.
  • Natalie Ayala of Chicago, Illinois
    Randy Falco Scholarship ($10,000), recognizing the industry contributions of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) President and CEO Randy Falco.Natalie impressed the scholarship committee with works exploring the immigrant experience and school diversity. She now attends Pitzer College in California.
  • Annelise Odders of Plover, Wisconsin
    Douglas Mummert Scholarship ($10,000), reflecting the community focus of NATAS members in 19 chapters by honoring an aspiring broadcaster who has made a positive impact in their community.Annelise created and supports a local charity to distribute gifts to under-privileged children in her community. Not just a one-time effort at college application time, she established the program in 5th grade and has grown it ever since, touching more than 700 local families. She now attends Tulane University in New Orleans, crediting the scholarship with making the key difference in choosing it over an in-state school.

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF
TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES
ANNOUNCES WINNERS AT THE 38th ANNUAL
NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS

Radio and Television Journalist and Long-Time Anchor Of “CBS Sunday Morning”
Charles Osgood
Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
 
Special Tribute Honoring the 50th Season of “60 Minutes”

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New York, N.Y. – October 5, 2017 – Winners of the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced tonight by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards were presented at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

“It is with great pleasure that the National Academy honors the men and women of the television news and documentary industry who provide us with the in-depth coverage and analysis of events that affect our lives and those around the globe,” said Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS.

“I can’t think of a time in our recent history when the need for clear and factual reporting was more paramount,” said Bob Mauro, President & CEO, NATAS. “Tonight, we honor those who are steadfast in their belief that an informed electorate is the cornerstone of our great democracy.”

The event was attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. Emmy® Awards were presented in 49 categories.

Legendary anchor Charles Osgood was honored for his almost 50 years in radio and television, including his many years hosting, “CBS Sunday Morning.” The lifetime achievement award was presented by past President of NBC News, former Washington Bureau Chief for CBS News, and past Chairman of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Bill Small.

In addition, a special tribute honoring the 50th anniversary of the CBS’ news program, “60 Minutes” was introduced by current Executive Producer, Jeff Fager.

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WJW & TRIBUNE MEDIA ARE HIRING!

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Part Time Reporter
Details:

WJW is seeking an experienced Part-Time Reporter who will be expected to gather and present the news for the newscasts and station website. We are looking for a Reporter who thrives on breaking news, enterprising stories and working under tight deadlines.

 

Vacancy Type: Part Time
Date Posted: 7/8/2019
Closing Date: 10/8/2019
City: Cleveland – 44103
State: Ohio
URL: http://www.tribunemediacareers.com
Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience reporting in a medium to large television market
  • Degree in Journalism or related field is preferred
  • Must have exceptional live reporting skills as well as the ability to break exclusive stories
  • Excellent writing and strong communication skills
  • Have the ability to multitask and work under extreme deadline pressure
  • Must work individually as well as part of a team

  • Strong knowledge of local, national and international events
  • Must have a involved and have a clear understanding of web and social media outlets

Requirements:

  • Acts as a general assignment reporter/li>
  • Represents WJW to the public viewing audience/li>
  • Produces stories on regular scheduled newscasts and other programs produced by the station/li>
  • Consistently contributes story ideas for newscasts/li>
  • Develop contacts within the area and maintain those contacts on a regular basis/li>
  • Works with producers, reporters and associate producers on assigned news broadcasts/li>
  • Regularly posts content to the station’s website and updates social media sites/li>
  • Performs public speaking engagements and makes other appearance deemed important to the station image by management/li>
  • Be on-call for news events/li>
  • Answers viewer phone calls and mail/li>
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Contact: For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com
Apply Online URL: www.tribunemediacareers.com

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Account Executive
Details:

WJW-TV, Cleveland’s market leader and one of the top FOX affiliates in the country has an immediate opening for an Account Executive to enhance our strong sales team! Ideal candidate will have previous television/digital sales experience.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 3/22/2019
Closing Date: 6/21/2019
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44103
URL: http://www.tribunemediacareers.com
Experience:
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  1. Well organized, excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  2. Ability to develop and enhance strong client and agency relationships.
  3. College degree and sales experience in Television or related industry.
  4. Proficient computer skills.
  5. Valid driver’s license with access to vehicle.

STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES:
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

Requirements:

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS ESSENTIAL TO THE JOB:

  1. Responsible for generating revenues as set by AE and their Manager to meet overall station budget. Maximize station revenue through sale of commercial television and digital products.
  2. Develop strong relationships with both advertising agencies and local clients in an effort to grow their business by planning and organizing a sales strategy to meet goals, as well as monitor and track sales plan
  3. Sell advertising on our television and digital platforms.
  4. Demonstrate a great attitude and strong work ethic to help our clients grow.
  5. Achieve monthly and quarterly revenue goals.
  6. Identify the needs of local businesses and prepare custom sales presentations with solutions to address those needs
  7. Indirectly supervise a sales assistant for support in order completion, sales package presentation, and other administrative duties

Contact: For consideration, please apply at www.tribunemediacareers.com

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Vacation Relief Technician
Details:
WJW is seeking Vacation Relief Technicians to work in our Engineering department. The VR Technician positions are temporary (up to 39 weeks), with a minimum 40 hour workweek.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 9/28/2017
Closing Date: 12/31/2019
City: Cleveland – 44103
State: Ohio
URL: http://www.tribunemediacareers.com
Experience:

  • Must have at least a high school education; College degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to be trained on additional engineering skills as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds.
  • Available to work any shifts, including weekends and overnights.

If interested, please apply online:

Apply On-line: please go to http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/, and search for keyword “Vacation Relief Technician”.

WJW-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requirements:

  • ENG/Production field acquisition.
  • Editing with Final Cut.
  • Master Control/Media Prep operation.
  • Technical Director (Ross Overdrive).
  • Control room audio, studio camera operation and maintenance of all broadcast equipment.

Contact:

For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com

Apply Online URL:
www.tribunemediacareers.com

WEWS IS HIRING!

  • Assignment Editor

  • Cleveland, OH – WEWS
  • Primary Purpose

    The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners.

    Key Activities

    • Plan news coverage as directed by news management
    • Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement
    • Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information
    • Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points
    • Publishing of online content
    • Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management

    Skills

    Education & Experience/Certifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related discipline
    • 3-5 years of experience in broadcast or similar industry preferred

    Skills & Abilities

    • Must be organized, self-starter who can work independently
    • Basic computer skills; non-linear and production techniques
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
    • Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism
    • Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment
    • Ability to write effectively

  • Studio Tech

  • Cleveland, OH – WEWS
  • Primary Purpose

    Studio Technician II is responsible for ensuring smooth operation of technical equipment and services during programs. Performs all duties associated with operating the teleprompter, cameras, studio graphics and audio mixer for broadcast. Demonstrates proficiency in several areas and on at least two technical systems.

    Key Activities

    • Ensures studio is prepared and set-ups are complete; assign and set-up mics for on-air talent and conduct mic checks; coordinate studio position/placement for live shows; operate tele-prompter and cameras during live and taped shows
    • Operation of various technical equipment including, but not limited to, graphics systems, VizRt and Newsticker. Perform audio mixing, coordinate satellite feeds and monitor usage/charging systems
    • Assist technical director with trouble-shooting technical problems and effectively resolves/removes roadblocks as they occur during production in the studio.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Production Manager.

    Skills

    Education & Experience/Certifications

    • High School diploma or GED; Vocational or technical training perferred
    • 1 – 3 years experience

    Skills & Abilities

    • Successfully performed related duties of Studio Tech I for up to one year
    • Demonstrates knowledge of technical systems and floor operations
    • Readily learns and applies training, new techniques and independent judgment
    • Must be able to work a studio lift, capable of lifting 25 pounds or more

    Work Environment

    • Office Environment.  Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes.
    • Hazards:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals or infectious diseases in work setting.

    Additional Requirements

    • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

Multimedia Journalist

  • Cleveland, OH – WEWS

Primary Purpose

The Multimedia journalist is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms.

Key Activities
  • Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.
  • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
  • Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
  • Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing newscast.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories.
  • Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.
Skills

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience

Skills & Abilities

  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
  • Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
Work Environment
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
Additional Requirements
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

PRODUCER
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

WEWS, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, OH is looking for a top-notch producer.  If you are a newsroom leader looking for a challenging opportunity, then this is the place for you to create, lead and organize content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills.  We are looking for the best of the best!

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Develop and organize newscasts; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing
  • Works closely with news managers and assignment editors to determine content needs
  • Enhance content of the rundown with graphics, video, research, and station branding
  • Execute time sensitive decisions
  • Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions
  • Perform desktop editing
  • Posting content to station’s Web sites
  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
  • 3 years as a television writer or producer

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • Must be proficient with newsroom computer systems, MS Office a plus
  • Excellent conversational and creative writing skills
  • Must have strong communication and organization skills
  • Adaptable, self-motivated and able to work in a face paced, deadline driven environment
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Understand and utilize Web analytics

Work environment

  • Newsroom
  • Deadline driven and fast-paced environment

PLANNING EDITOR
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

Primary Purpose 

The Planning Editor coordinates coverage at least one day ahead for key stories as well as scheduled special event coverage.

 

Key Activities

  • Plans, researches, sets-up and builds-out enterprise stories for assigned show(s)
  • Creates a daily coverage plan of compelling, relevant and timely local content for assigned show(s)
  • Collaborates with assigned show(s) executive producer(s) to ensure coverage being delivered aligns with the vision for show
  • Works with the production team to ensure advance planning is a key part of the assigned shows’ newscast development each day, so that there is depth and balance with breaking or overnight news
  • Tracks and plans coverage of newsworthy stories including scheduled events and known news and weather events
  • Networks and cultivates local news sources in the coverage area that lead to compelling content
  • May be involved in dispatching and guiding the work of a small (3-4) assignment team consisting of a mix of Multi-Media Journalist, Reporter and/or photographers
  • Works with team to research, write and produce content for multiple platforms
  • Coordinates with digital and social media staff to facilitate content delivery to those platforms
  • May produce stories for special event programming
  • May set up interviews for newscasts
  • May work with special projects team
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Skills

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • BS/BA in Journalism or related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 yr. experience in multi-platform content gathering and/or distribution

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of local market strongly preferred with the ability to network and cultivate sources that lead to compelling content
  • Excellent verbal, written and social media communication skills
  • Working knowledge of industry technologies and practices
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, social media programs and newsroom computer systems, including iNews
  • Ability to collaborate well in a team
  • Effective delegation and problem resolution skills
  • Proficiency computer based editing, Final Cut Pro is preferred

 

Work Environment

  • Office environment

JOB OPENING – ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

WEWS-TV is a premier media organization and we are currently seeking a high-energy, multi-tasking Account Executive to join our Sales team. The successful candidate will be a broadcast experienced aggressive, break-out salesperson to manage an important list of accounts and develop new and online business for the station.
The Account Executive works under the direction of the Local Sales Manager to maintain and grow existing business/relationships with our key accounts. Identify and pursue ways to increase individual, client and company sales growth and retention in our full product portfolio. Professional with superior people skills, great attitude and work ethic. Is excited about the opportunity for developing relationships and acting as a strategic business partner for our customers.

  • Increase market share from established account base with a focus on business development.
  • Develop high value advertiser relationships and maintain a high level of advertiser satisfaction and results.
  • Consult as a strategic business partner with customers offering a variety of advertising, marketing and audience sales solutions.
  • Identify and pursue ways to increase individual, client and company performance.
  • Conduct needs assessment interviews with clients to develop customer driven audience solutions.
  • Leverages product knowledge and business acuity to create effective solutions for key/large customers.
  • Negotiate large deals and contracts across the full offering of products.
  • Develops layouts, writes ad copy and prepares sales presentations.
  • Anticipate and address problems outside the normal scope of the job and offer solutions.
  • Initiate, coordinate and conduct formal verbal and written sales presentations.
  • Close business in the full product portfolio meeting or exceeding individual and or team goals.
  • Monitor competitive media, trends across markets or client industries and identifies opportunities to increase market share.
  • Participate in budgeting and forecasting individual revenues achievement.
  • Create reports on territory performance and strategic acquisition initiatives.
  • Adheres to company policy and assigned standards of performance.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Education & Experience/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and sales experience generating leads, cold calling, closing business and managing clients or comparable combination of education.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must have excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to craft solutions quickly based on needs assessment.
  • Demonstrated record of success in a goal oriented, highly accountable sales environment
  • Proven ability to sell multiple products, generate new business and increase market share.
  • Strong ability to develop and manage a sales pipeline, generate referrals/leads and track/follow-up on leads.
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure of multiple deadlines and assignments.
  • Must have a diligent work ethic and be dependable.
  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret sales demographics information to develop creative sales solutions.
  • Must be able to use systematic thinking, the ability to persuade and exhibit effective closing skills.
  • Present ability to negotiate large deals and close contracts.
  • Ability to generate reports, business correspondence, and presentations.
  • Strong communication skills and the capability to effectively respond to questions from managers, colleagues and customers.
  • Must have the ability to calculate figures related to advertising rates, discounts, packages, ad sizes, commissions and mileage.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and other software programs such as customer relations software.

JOB OPENINGS AT WKYC

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Graphic Designer/Multi-Media Producer
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC-TV, Channel 3 is looking for a Multi-Media Producer and design savant to join our fast-forward multi-media marketing and design team. This hands-on, high-creative should be a unique hybrid is a graphic designer who can also shoot, direct and edit commercials, promotions and shorts across all-media platforms.  A WKYC producer is responsible for bringing our brand to life on television and social media, at outdoor events and in studio sets and interior workspaces. Candidates must be able to power up Adobe Premiere and CSS and fly around Photoshop with ease.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 7/15/2019
Closing Date: 8/15/2019
City: Buffalo
State: New York
Experience: None
Requirements:

 

To be considered for this full-time position at WKYC Media, complete the application on WKYC.com. No phone calls, please.

 

WKYC Media is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact: www.tegna.com
Apply Online URL: www.tegna.com

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Motion Graphics Editor
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC-TV, a TEGNA owned company in Cleveland, OH.  has an immediate opening for an experienced, energetic Motion Graphics Editor. This position works closely with executive producers, producers and reporting staff in the newsroom. Candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills; must work well under pressure, within a team environment and?have the ability to think?outside-the-box when it comes to creating graphics, animations and editing.    

Responsibilities: 

  • Create Graphics for newscast, reporter pkgs and/or vo for daily turns; ability to work ahead on projects for newscasts and/or projects.
  • Must have excellent design and animations skills. Candidate must have the ability to generate graphics for reporters, newscast for daily turns or pre-taped elements.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple departments when needed
  • Experience in a local newsroom is a must
  • Gather professional video and audio when necessary.
  • Ability to multi-task, handling editing assignments, capturing feeds and sending and receiving material to and from multiple TEGNA stations, while constantly monitoring quality control.   
  • ENG; Tune and take in live feeds and organize them for quick access.
  • Perform other production duties as assigned.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/28/2019
Closing Date: 7/28/2019
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Experience: None
Requirements:

Here’s what you need:

  • Must be team oriented, have a positive attitude, possess good computer skills and strong communication skills. Strong spelling and grammar skills.
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Broadcast experience required
  • Strong skills in Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator), After Effects, Cinema 4D (preferred)
  • Non-liner editing experience; knowledge of Edius a plus.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Able to perform under very tight deadlines; ability to multitask and prioritize multiple needs simultaneously
  • Able to react to change productively
  • College degree with at least two years of newsroom experience.
  • Ability to determine good audio and picture quality; ability to edit with continuity and creativity on non-linear systems. Edius editing experience a plus.
  • Experience with Bit Central playback and archive system a plus.
  • Must be able to work a flexible shift, weekends, occasional overtime and Holidays.
  • ENG experience a plus.
Contact: www.tegna.com
Apply Online URL: www.tegna.com

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Motion Graphics Editor
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC-TV, a TEGNA owned company in Cleveland, OH.  has an immediate opening for an experienced, energetic Motion Graphics Editor. This position works closely with executive producers, producers and reporting staff in the newsroom. Candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills; must work well under pressure, within a team environment and?have the ability to think?outside-the-box when it comes to creating graphics, animations and editing.    

Responsibilities: 

  • Create Graphics for newscast, reporter pkgs and/or vo for daily turns; ability to work ahead on projects for newscasts and/or projects.
  • Must have excellent design and animations skills. Candidate must have the ability to generate graphics for reporters, newscast for daily turns or pre-taped elements.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple departments when needed
  • Experience in a local newsroom is a must
  • Gather professional video and audio when necessary.
  • Ability to multi-task, handling editing assignments, capturing feeds and sending and receiving material to and from multiple TEGNA stations, while constantly monitoring quality control.   
  • ENG; Tune and take in live feeds and organize them for quick access.
  • Perform other production duties as assigned.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/28/2019
Closing Date: 7/28/2019
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Experience: None
Requirements:

Here’s what you need:

  • Must be team oriented, have a positive attitude, possess good computer skills and strong communication skills. Strong spelling and grammar skills.
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Broadcast experience required
  • Strong skills in Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator), After Effects, Cinema 4D (preferred)
  • Non-liner editing experience; knowledge of Edius a plus.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Able to perform under very tight deadlines; ability to multitask and prioritize multiple needs simultaneously
  • Able to react to change productively
  • College degree with at least two years of newsroom experience.
  • Ability to determine good audio and picture quality; ability to edit with continuity and creativity on non-linear systems. Edius editing experience a plus.
  • Experience with Bit Central playback and archive system a plus.
  • Must be able to work a flexible shift, weekends, occasional overtime and Holidays.
  • ENG experience a plus.
Contact: www.tegna.com
Apply Online URL: www.tegna.com

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Visual Storyteller
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details: WKYC is looking for an experienced visual storyteller with strong digital media skills including videography and editing.  We need a journalist who can develop characters and find the emotion at the heart of a great story.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/28/2019
Closing Date: 7/28/2019
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Experience: None
Requirements:

You must be fluent in social media and understand how to use a variety of cameras and tools to create stories for multiple channels.  Technical proficiency with live broadcast applications including microwave and satellite are preferred.  If you see the changing media landscape as an opportunity for creativity, we want to hear from you.

To be considered a candidate for an opening at WKYC– you must complete the online application for this position at: WKYC.com/about Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come thru the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool.

Contact: www.tegna.com
Apply Online URL: www.tegna.com

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Digital Content Producer – 007398
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC in Cleveland has an excellent opportunity for a cutting-edge journalist to explore and innovate as a Digital Content Producer. We’re looking for someone with ambition who can demonstrate a strong skill set of digital skills to help us engage our audience. 

Responsibilities

  • You’ll use your nose for news and interest in local happenings to create engaging content for all platforms.
  • You’ll spread your creative wings and work on great stories, videos and slideshows to engage our audience.
  • In this role, you will be responsible for the following duties:
    • Developing, publishing and updating content for www.wkyc.com, the WKYC app and our social media platforms.
    • Writing and reporting original content to highlight social media, digital and technology news.
    • Researching, creating and integrating original and repurposed content, including text, images, video and social media. 
    • Writing and producing breaking news stories and launching live streams for web and social platforms.
    • Participating in news meetings and working with news staff to develop digital content opportunities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/19/2019
Closing Date: 10/16/2019
City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
Experience: 1 Year(s)
Requirements:

  • College degree in journalism, mass communications or marketing preferred.
  • Some digital content production experience preferred.
  • Solid digital news background with experience covering breaking news.
  • Demonstrate ability to reach the audience with engaging headlines and social media posts.
  • Strong understanding of AP Style, including ability to rapidly edit and/or rewrite stories.
  • Highly motivated individual with creative and aggressive approach to driving digital results.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task confidently under tight deadlines.
  • Experience working with a digital content management system preferred.
  • Experience with editing in Photoshop and Final Cut preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holiday shifts. 
Contact: http://www.jobs.net/j/JrSWTxGH
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JrSWTxGH

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: News Producer – 007397
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC in Cleveland is seeking an experienced, energetic News Producer to join our newsroom. If you like to produce fast-paced, creative newscasts and enjoy working in a team environment, we want to hear from you. You must love where our business is headed and be aggressive at participating on all platforms.

In this role, you will:

  • Encourage innovation and risk-taking in crafting great newscasts through evoking emotion and showcasing
  • Write and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platform
  • Develop content through social listening and independent sources
  • Be a top-notch communicator
  • Work collaboratively with other producers and staff members
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Write and post on all digital platforms including social media
  • Research for facts and credibility
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Be able to handle assignment desk duties including phone newsgathering, crew coordination and other duties as assigned
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/19/2019
Closing Date: 10/16/2019
City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
Experience: 2 Year(s)
Requirements:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
Contact: http://www.jobs.net/j/JhHlhxTV
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JhHlhxTV

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Editor – 007396
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC in Cleveland is looking for a highly-skilled video editor who can create exciting content for television, social media, and mobile. 

Our ideal candidate is familiar with the latest editing tools and techniques. They create unique and exciting content on all platforms. They are proficient with live news-gathering tools and are able to edit all elements for a fast-paced and highly produced newscast.

  • Using the latest editing and photography tools.
  • Creative storytelling with the highest journalistic standards.
  • Using creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Editing, filing and posting a variety of video elements including voice-overs, packages, bumpers and some promotional material.
  • Encoding video for web and mobile distribution.
  • Ability to operate non-linear edit systems, experience with Edius is a plus.
  • ENG shooting experience is also a plus.
  • Maintaining and being responsible for all issued station equipment and vehicles, in accordance with policy.
  • Have a professional demeanor and work well/as a team player with news team and staff at all times. 
  • Ability to multi-task, handling editing assignments and capturing feeds and FTP material from multiple TEGNA stations, while constantly monitoring quality control.
  • Performing other tasks as required by supervisor or news managers. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/19/2019
Closing Date: 10/16/2019
City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
Experience: 1 Year(s)
Requirements:

Here’s what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • Experience in photojournalism, non-linear editing, and content management systems
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Demonstrated social media proficiency
  • Demonstrated news judgment, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills
  • Flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable     
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events 

 

Contact: http://www.jobs.net/j/JgRxHqwy
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JgRxHqwy

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Multiskilled Journalist – 007395
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC in Cleveland is looking for great storytellers who will excel in this digital age of journalism.  We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. 

In this role, you will:

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
  • Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.
  • Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Enterprise news stories.
  • Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/19/2019
Closing Date: 10/16/2019
City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
Experience: 3 Year(s)
Requirements:

Here’s what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking a plus
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking, general, and feature news reporting
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of non-linear editing systems a must
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
Contact: http://www.jobs.net/j/JMfemtkP
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JMfemtkP

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Meteorologist – 007393
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC is looking for a Meteorologist to join our team. The successful candidate must have a passion for winning severe weather and telling a compelling weather story even on bright sunny days. We are looking for a team player who can help with every aspect of meteorology, from forecasting, to preparing graphics, to reporting in the field, being an integral part of severe weather coverage, and reaching our consumers not only on TV, but online and on social media. The ideal candidate embraces new technology and is willing to explore new ways to present the weather story. Another “must have" is to understand the importance of community involvement by speaking at schools and other community functions. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate weather forecasts using the most accurate weather technology in a multi-platform environment
  • Write, edit, and report on weather content from the field or inside the newsroom
  • Produces clean and informative graphics to tell the weather story
  • Updates website and social media platforms as necessary
  • Makes public appearances
  • Effectively and positively reflect the station in the community at all times

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/19/2019
Closing Date: 10/16/2019
City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
Experience: 1 Year(s)
Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science required.
  • Minimum of one – three years of on air experience as a Broadcast Meteorologist
  • Applicants should have, or be qualified to apply for, the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist or the AMS Seal of Demonstrated ability to post forecasts, graphics, etc. to various digital media platforms
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule and fill-in when necessary
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
  • Current valid driver’s license and excellent driving history required
Contact: http://www.jobs.net/j/JdXWcWcL
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JdXWcWcL

JOB OPENINGS AT WGRZ

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Temporary Part-Time Weekend Anchor
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WGRZ-TV, the TEGNA owned NBC affiliate in Buffalo, NY, is looking for an experienced, dynamic, enterprising Temporary Part-Time Weekend Anchor. The successful candidate is a team player and newsroom leader with excellent interviewing skills and proven ability to skillfully ad lib in any live situation. This candidate must be connected to the community, fully understand the market and connect with the audience on all platforms: TV, social, mobile and online.

Responsibilities

  • Anchor weekend evening newscasts as assigned
  • Excellent, creative presentation and writing skills a must
  • Excellent use of social media for news gathering/disseminating and community engagement
  • Cultivate sources
  • Contribute to multiple platforms including writing for station website and posting on social media
  • Collaborate with a team to produce creative and compelling stories
  • Develop contacts and relationships in the community

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Part Time
Date Posted: 5/30/2019
Closing Date: 6/30/2019
City: Buffalo
State: New York
Experience:None
Requirements:

Job Requirements

  • Journalism or Mass Communication degree preferred with a minimum of two years of news anchoring experience
  • Strong on-camera delivery with the ability to ad-lib
  • Excellent writing, packaging and live skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong social media presence
  • Shooting and editing skills a plus 

Contact: athan.kompos@wgrz.com