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News Director

WBUP/WBKP-TV, ABC 10 & CW5, seeks a dynamic and experienced News Director to lead our news team in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. The ideal candidate is a goal-oriented, digitally savvy, and creative leader and coach who’s eager to win in a highly competitive news environment. If you have a proven track record of producing great content that will grow TV ratings and increase our digital presence, we want to hear from you!

General Responsibilities:

Create & implement strategic plans for audience growth and newsroom operations

Approve all newsroom personnel decisions

Build and maintain key relationships to foster a positive news image within the community

Monitor all on-air and online product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First Amendment

Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to digital platforms

Ability to adapt current resources to emerging technology

Supervise and provide regular feedback for direct reports with ultimate responsibility for all newsroom personnel

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

4 year degree with an emphasis in Journalism or equivalent

Minimum five years of journalism experience preferred

3+ years of current digital media experience

A broad-based knowledge of journalism and related standards, the news media environment and audience consumption trends

Up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging multi-platform news content, including text, audio, video, photos, graphics, data, visual journalism/storytelling and community building

Hands-on knowledge of special coverage, features, enterprise and investigative reporting and breaking news

Exceptional leadership and management skills with previous experience building teams, hiring, developing and retaining employees, and clearly articulating roles responsibilities

Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems

Possess a valid driver’s license; acceptable driving record

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick time, health, dental and vision insurance.

To apply, email cover letter, resume, references and demo reel to kenn@abc10up.com.

Part-Time Master Control Operator

WBKB in Alpena is currently seeking a part-time Master Control Operator. Duties include running taped and network programming, inserting local commercials, taking satellite feeds, as well as running audio, teleprompter or cameras for our newscasts. Must be trustworthy, able to think on your feet, and make quick decisions. Please email resume with references to employment@wbkb11.com .

News Reporter/Anchor

WBKB, in beautiful Northeast Michigan, is seeking a full-time anchor and reporter. This is an entry-level position, but experience shooting video and anchoring is a must. The individual chosen for this position must be self-motivated, ambitious, and willing to go the extra mile to produce quality content. Applicant will need excellent time management skills with the ability to turn stories quickly and efficiently.

Job Duties include (but are not limited to): Anchoring and producing newscasts – reporting on a wide range of community events – establishing contacts within the community – shooting events and news-related activities. The position is tremendously rewarding and is a great stepping-stone in the career of News Broadcasting.

Must possess a communications degree (journalism degree is preferable) and have the skills to film, edit, and write news stories. Previous internship experience is preferred.

Applicants must send a demo reel, cover letter, and resume to employment@wbkb11.com

Job Type: Full-time

NO CALLS please.