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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)

NAMES 2017-2018

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.


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.



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

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

  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.

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.



  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

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Vacation Relief Technician
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

  • 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, and search for keyword “Vacation Relief Technician”.

WJW-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • 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.


For consideration please apply to

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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.

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.

(please apply at

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!


  • 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


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


  • 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

(please apply at

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



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

(please apply at

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.


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

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: 11/13/2018
Closing Date: 5/31/2019
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Experience: 2 Year(s)

Here’s what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking 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 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

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

Be a Creative Force at WKYC-TV 

WKYC-TV, Channel 3 is looking for a Multi-Media Marketing Producer to join our fast-forward marketing and content team. This hands-on, high-creative should be a born storyteller with a strong digital graphics/animation and videography background. A WKYC producer is responsible for writing, shooting/directing and editing commercials, promotions and shorts across all media platforms- traditional, digital and social; and must be able to power up Adobe Premiere and CSS with superior design skills. Candidates who know how to tell a story in an exciting new way will fly to the front of the line! 

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 3/13/2019
Closing Date: 5/31/2019
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Experience: None

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

WKYC Media is an equal opportunity employer.

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Producer in Residence
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No

TEGNA is excited to announce the Producer-in-Residence program is hiring again! We’re in search of six outstanding entry-level producers to join our team. This program is for recent college graduates who want to have a career as an innovative broadcast and digital News Producer. It will involve a one-week producer boot camp summer 2019 where you’ll learn from the best news show producers in the industry, and then a 2-year full-time placement as a producer at one of these top TEGNA stations. KUSA (Denver), WKYC (Cleveland) and WTLV/WJXX (Jacksonville) We’ll place you two at each station so you have a producing partner.

This is a chance to get real-world experience producing newscasts and integrating digital and social content. We’ll provide the training, experience, and resources. You supply the ambition, creative content, and good attitude!

As a producer at KUSA, WKYC or WTLV you and your counterpart from the program will co-produce a daily news show that you two design, write and roll out.  We want creativity and credibility to guide you into what local news should look like in today’s multi-platform world.  Bring your ideas, innovation and imagination, and make a new style of news show come to life.

This IS a full-time job (NOT an internship). It will involve a 2-year contract, and it comes with full-time pay and eligibility for benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K). New hires will need to successfully complete a drug screening and background check.

Here’s what you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field
  • Strong academic performance (3.2 min. overall GPA)
  • Professional initiative as evident through completed internships and/or work experience
  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • Proficiency with digital and social media platforms
  • Skills in critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work calmly under deadline and in breaking news situations
  • Your own transportation & a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to relocate

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 2/26/2019
Closing Date: 5/31/2019
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Experience: None

Here’s how we make our selections:

  • Complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume that includes education, internship experience, awards, extracurricular activities, and a link(s) to your work, which should include writing samples that showcase your creative writing ability
  • Our team will review your application and contact you directly if we believe you would be a great candidate for the PIR
  • Each selected participant will receive a contract and assigned work location.
  • If you are not selected for PIR, don’t fret!  You’re still in our candidate pool and will be contacted for future opportunities.




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

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.


  • 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

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