Current Job Openings at WREG News Channel 3

WREG-TV, an equal opportunity employer, is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies at the station. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants. Organizations that wish to receive our job openings should mail your contact information to: WREG-TV, Human Resources, 803 Channel 3 Dr., Memphis, TN 38103.

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Job Title: Producer

Station:   WREG-TV                                                   Reports to: Executive Producer

WREG needs a free-thinking news producer who can set the pace in an already fast-moving newsroom. We’re the number one station and we’re working hard to keep it that way.

Memphis is one of the busiest markets you’ll find anywhere. That’s why our producers won’t accept yesterday’s leftovers, but seek out today’s news. Severe weather. Breaking news. Those phrases get our blood pumping. If you’re on a mission to create an exciting show every day, a show that never gets put to bed, WREG may just be the shop for you.

You’ll work hard at WREG, so you’ve got to be able to keep up. Getting the facts right must be your highest priority. Producing at our shop includes story showcasing and writing, as well as posting stories online and on social media. You’ve got be a self-motivator, a strong writer and an ace at spelling and grammar.

Those merely interested need not apply. We want the passionate, the producers who bring it every single day and take no prisoners.

Minimum Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Experience in news reporting and gathering. (Management skills to guide schedule and coordinate work of reporters and photographers). Ability to type, operate police scanner, handle news telephones, and other such equipment. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License ( or be able to get one).

Education Requirements:

A degree or equivalent is preferred and/or two to three years’ work experience.

Physical Requirement:

Dexterity to operate buttons and switches on switchboard.  Ability to lift up to pounds of materials consisting of book, videotapes, etc.  Ability to drive news vehicles.

Statement about Other Duties:

The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for

Which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of minimum requirement and

Specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.

If you are interested, apply in writing to: WREG-TV Executive Producer – Richard Holden, 803 Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN 38103. Or e-mail Richard.Holden@wreg.com . No phone calls please.

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Job Title: Part-Time Operator
Posting Dates: 4/4/14-5/4/14
Station: WREG-TV
Reports to: Production Manager

Purpose/reason for this Position:
The primary focus of the Operator is to operate cameras, Chyron, teleprompter, and the video tape recorders.

Core Job Functions:
• Operates the studio cameras.
• Controls the teleprompter.
• Operates still store
• Operates the audio during newscasts and production.
• Edits audio and video recordings.
• Airs weather announcements.
• Lights studio and remote locations.
• Sets-up and records field production by operating cameras, recorders, lighting and audio equipment.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
Must be physically able to reach and manipulate all operating controls on the technical equipment. Ability to make decisions and react quickly in order to respond to last minute program changes and equipment malfunctions. Must have a good sense of timing in order to back time programs and pre-roll equipment. Experience in audio during newscasts. Knowledge of lighting techniques. Know-how to frame camera shots. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one).

Education Requirements:
A minimum of two years WORK experience.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to get videotapes from the storage shelves and load them on the videotape machines. Good manual dexterity in order to operate the numerous small push-buttons and rotary switches on the equipment. Ability to maneuver cameras and manipulate camera and lens controls. Ability to climb ladders for set repair and lamp replacement. Ability to lift and move lamp fixtures, sets, and props. Ability to perform elementary carpentry skills such as sawing, hammering and painting. Ability to control the teleprompter speed consistent with the talent reading speed. Good eyesight and hearing for the monitoring and reporting of commercial and program quality. Good hearing to receive director commands. Some driving required.

Statement about Other Duties:
The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.

Send resumes to Production Manager: Fax 901-543-2198. E-mail john.gwin@wreg.com

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Job Title: News Photographer
Station: WREG-TV
Reports to: Chief Photographer & Assignment Manager

POSITION SUMMARY (Scope & Purpose)
The primary responsibilities of a News Photographer are to shoot and edit video and operate Live Van under extreme deadline pressure.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Insures sound and picture quality of all video shot.
2. Works alone, with a reporter or field producer to edit the story for broadcast.
3. Drives and operates ENG Microwave Van and Digital Satellite Truck.
4. Maintains inventory of all assigned equipment and responsible for its up-keep.
5. Examines, maintains, and manages routine maintenance of any assigned vehicles.
6. Edits newscasts as required.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to shoot and edit video in different settings and under extreme deadline pressure. Ability to drive and operate ENG Microwave Van and Digital Satellite Truck. Operate assigned photography equipment, operate Apple computers. Knowledge of how assigned photography gear works in order to perform minor repairs and troubleshoot in field when necessary. Oversees assigned news car maintenance (oil changes, cleanliness, etc.). Ability to operate Final Cut Pro non-linear editing system. Ability to type. Ability to fully operate Droid X Smart Phones and other communication equipment. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License (or be able to get one) and maintain a clean driving record.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Dexterity to operate camera, Smart Phone, Apple computer, etc.. Vision to shoot and edit video. Ability to lift 100 pounds or more, as needed, of equipment consisting/camera, laptop computer, tripods, batteries, etc.. Ability to get into nooks, crannies and high places to shoot video. Work in extreme weather conditions. Accept travel assignments out of the market as required.

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 current 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.

If you are interested, apply in writing to: Scott Sutherland, WREG-TV, 803 Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN 38103. Fax information to (901) 543-2167 or e-mail scott.sutherland@wreg.com. No phone calls please.

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Position: Reporter

Purpose/reason for this Position: The primary purpose of the reporter is to gather the facts and present them in a clear and concise manner as assigned.

Core Job Functions:
1. Brings in story ideas to discuss for possible assignment.
2. Make calls and set up interview for stories.
3. Research news stories to ensure factual content.
4. Conduct interviews with newsworthy subjects, maintaining professional attitude and objective frame of mind at all times.
5. Write factual account of stories assigned, sometimes under extreme deadlines pressures.
6. Present stories in edited or live format, as assigned.
Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
1/28/2014
Closing Date:
8/01/2014
City:
Memphis – 38103
State:
Tennessee
Experience:
Command of the English language, secondary language such as Spanish, helpful. Should be able to write in complete sentences with proper spelling, punctuation and format. Should be able to function under extreme stress and deadline pressures. Experience in reporting and news gathering preferred. Should have working knowledge of the Internet and feel comfortable using computers and electronic newsgathering equipment.
Requirements:
Education Requirements:
A four year degree in liberal arts or journalism is preferred and/or two years WORK experience.

Physical Requirements:
Dexterity for operating keys and buttons on computer and typewriter. Vision and hearing and vocal communication skills used to gather and report news. Ability to climb ladders and get in remote places to report stories. Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering. Works, as required, outdoors in all kinds and extremes of weather. Must be able to drive a vehicle.
Additional Information:
LOCAL-TV / WREG-TV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Contact:
If you are interested, apply in writing to: Bruce Moore, WREG-TV, 803 Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN 38103. Fax information to (901) 543-2167 or e-mail bruce.moore@wreg.com – NO PHONE CALLS!

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Position/Title: Account Executive

Details:
1. Responsible for the retention of current business and the development of new business as evidenced by the attainment of sales goals in total revenue & emphasis revenue.
2. Sells special projects that generate new business.
3. Develops relationships with multiple level contacts at both agencies and advertisers in order to better understand the business objectives and advertising strategies of clients in order to help them achieve their objectives through effective use of electronic media.
4. Develops and successfully executes aggressive growth action plans, overcomes obstacles, continuously improves client relationships by adding value, enhances profitability and increases revenue by fully leveraging the station’s unique advantages.
5. Makes sales presentations to all classifications of advertisers to obtain orders for advertising time and use of commercial production facilities.
6. Co-ordinates internally the actual purchase of advertising time, placement of the schedule and availability of production material.
7. Schedules and makes marketing presentations in conjunction with Sales Manager/Marketing Research using station research materials.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
1/28/2014
Closing Date:
5/31/2014
City:
Memphis – 38103
State:
Tennessee
Experience:
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Three to five years media sales exp. & college degree preferred. Nielsen, One Domain, TNS , Internet/Convergence sales and Marshall Marketing exp. a plus. Need a proven track record of new business development plus ability to grow business by developing marketing solutions and creative ideas. Need to have excellent written, verbal and organizational skills. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint). Must possess a Tennessee Driver’s license (or be able to get one).
Requirements:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Eyesight to do sales research and verbal skills used in conversation. Ability to drive a vehicle, put together displays. Dexterity to operate keys and buttons on computers, and telephones. Ability to lift tapes, sales packages and other objects up to 20 pounds and over where needed. Exposed to all kinds of weather in connection with making sales calls on clients.
Additional Information:
LOCAL TV LLC / WREG-TV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Contact:
Send resume to Local Manager: Email Sales@wreg.com.

Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Job Title: Reporter

Reports to: News Director

Purpose/reason for this Position: WREG in Memphis is searching for a seasoned storyteller to join a team of champions. We’re looking for a digger who can uncover leads in one of the sauciest cities in America. This place is news heaven, and the veteran good enough to win this job will be aggressive, resourceful and relentless. If you lead by example… if you care about being fair and accurate… if you are a live-shot artist… let me hear from you.   If you love the give and take of social media… let me hear from you.

Core Job Functions:

1. Brings in story ideas everyday
2. Builds and maintains a list of sources
3. Turns stories on deadline that are fair, accurate and engaging to the audience.
4. Presents those stories on live television in an energetic, conversational and creative style
5. Posts and promotes those stories on the internet, social media, and other platforms that have yet to be invented.
6. Cultivates curiosity
7. Relishes personal responsibility, including learning new things and adapting to change as the world and the industry evolve.
8. Works well in a team environment.
9. Refuses to give up, even when people aren’t returning telephone calls.
10. Protects the reputation and integrity of self and that of the station.
11. Welcomes coaching and constructive criticism without rolling up into a ball or becoming

Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

Command of the English language, secondary language such as Spanish, helpful. Should be able to write in complete sentences with proper spelling, punctuation and format. Should be able to function under extreme stress and deadline pressures. Experience in reporting and news gathering preferred. Should have working knowledge of the Internet and feel comfortable using computers and electronic news-gathering equipment.

Education Requirements:

A four-year degree in liberal arts or journalism is preferred and/or two years WORK experience.

Physical Requirements:

Dexterity for operating keys and buttons on computer and typewriter. Vision and hearing and vocal communication skills used to gather and report news. Ability to climb ladders and get in remote places to report stories. Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering. Works, as required, outdoors in all kinds and extremes of weather. Must be able to drive a vehicle.

Statement about Other Duties:

The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.

CONTACT:   Resumes and examples of your work may be sent to:

Bruce Moore – News Director
WREG TV
803 Channel 3 Drive
Memphis, TN  38103
bruce.moore@wreg.com

WREG-TV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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