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ABOUT OUR MISSION

In 1974, four Air Force veteran broadcasters who served together in Europe built WBKB-TV. In doing so we launched the first and only local television service in Northeast Michigan. Our communities have come to rely on WBKB-TV and its digital platforms for timely local news coverage that matters to them, timely weather forecasts focused on the northeast and local sports up-close. Nearly 50 years later, WBKB-TV’s tradition as a vital community resource is growing.

Over the decades, many dedicated and talented individuals have left their mark on our station and the communities we serve. They’ve gone on to fulfill their own dreams. From time to time, WBKB has or expects to have vacancies in our Award Winning News Department that could be just the thing to grow your career.

Apply now for one of these outstanding career opportunities with WBKB-TV and its platforms.

Awaiting you are OPPORTUNITIES.
CHALLENGES.
REWARDS.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer offering

A two year contract with INCENTIVE BONUSES

Paid Vacation
Paid sick leave
Medical Insurance

 

ALL-PLATFORM DIGITAL REPORTER 

We’re hiring an individual with an insatiable curiosity about the people and issues in our community. This individual will join a team whose work together makes our communities a better place to live, and makes us better journalists.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

This full-time position calls for self-starters who work effectively alone, or in a team structure to develop story ideas and produce content for WBKB and our digital platforms.

You’ll be working in a team environment, thinking through stories for coverage. You’ll be expected to gather, write, shoot and edit video, produce and report stories for live broadcast on-air as well as for the internet, mobile and social platforms, and perform other duties as may be assigned. Typically, you’ll be handling multiple stories daily from the field or in the studio. You also may have opportunities to substitute anchor, and conduct longer-form interviews.

APPLICATION

In applying for this position, we require:

  • an understanding of Michigan’s geography and natural resources
  • college undergraduate degree in one of these fields: journalism, communications, political science
  • samples of your reporting on television/cable newscasts (university student broadcasts are acceptable)
  • samples of stories you’ve written and published to social platforms or website
  • examples of your ability to work independently
  • no less than three references
  • valid license and a good driving record

APPLY HERE:

employment@wbkb11.com

 

ALL-PLATFORM WEATHER FORECASTER & ENVIRONMENT SPECIALIST

Between winter storms or rough seas on Lake Huron, our viewers have a keen interest in what the weather is doing now and what it’ll do in the days or weeks ahead. We’re hiring someone who will tell them.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This full-time position reflects our commitment to keeping our viewers prepared and safe from storms, providing the most accurate and timely weather forecasts, live on-air and on digital platforms. You may be produce content elements for use on our website and / or on social media or digital platforms.

Your knowledge as a Weather & Environment Specialist will help our viewers and fans to be prepared when storms threaten or a winter snow event looms. In addition to preparing and presenting scheduled weather forecasts for broadcast and online, you’ll engage our audience year round in ways that will enrich their lives every day while keeping them safe.

APPLICATION

In applying for this position, we require:

  • an undergraduate degree in one of these fields: meteorology, journalism, communications, earth sciences; or geography
  • samples of your weather segment on TV or social media (can be linked for us to view)
  • samples of weather stories you’ve written and published to social platforms or website
  • have AMS or other weather certification
  • examples of your ability to work independently
  • no less than three references
  • valid license and a good driving record

APPLY HERE:

employment@wbkb11.com

ALL-PLATFORM DIGITAL SPORTS REPORTER 

Reporting sports is a lot more than just showing video highlights and score boards. Whether on land or the lake, fishing or boating, games played inside or outside, the faces you see around here are of people engage in fun year around.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We’re hiring an energetic, motivated individual who gets this, one who knows how to find and tell the many very compelling stories of competition that others overlook.  

You’ll be expected to gather, write, shoot and edit video, produce and report sports and news stories for WBKB-TV broadcasts and the internet, mobile and social platforms.

Perform other duties as may be assigned.

 

APPLICATION

In applying for this position, we require:

  • an undergraduate degree in one of these fields: journalism or communications
  • samples of your sports segment on TV or social media (can be linked for us to view)
  • samples of sports stories you’ve written and published to social platforms or website
  • examples of your ability to work independently
  • no less than three references
  • valid license and a good driving record

 

APPLY HERE:

employment@wbkb11.com

 

NEWS ANCHOR-PRODUCER & DIGITAL REPORTER

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for you to hone your skills and make your mark as a news anchor-producer and digital reporter for WBKB in beautiful Northeast Michigan!  The candidate we select will be the face of our news team, on the air and on our digital and social platforms.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

News anchoring is much more than reading the prompter. 

This is an opportunity for you to move your career forward as a news anchor-producer and digital reporter.   In addition to producing and anchoring our traditional news broadcasts on WBKB, we expect you to be an eager force to push content to air, to our website and to our social platforms.

 

What you can expect to do on a typical day (job duties):

  • write news stories
  • shoot video and edit it
  • produce & anchor the newscast
  • uploading content to our platforms & website
  • grow your connections in the community

The candidate we choose for this position is motivated, ambitious and engaging, eager for feedback and personal growth.

APPLICATION

What we need from you with your application:

  • cover letter
  • journalism or communications undergraduate degree
  • samples of on-air work in studio and remote location (can be uploaded for us to view)
  • examples of your ability to work independently
  • no less than three references
  • valid license and good driving record

 

APPLY HERE:

employment@wbkb11.com