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.
Purpose/Reason for this Position
The primary focus of the Assignment Editor is to be in charge of the day to day operation of the Assignment Desk, handle radio and telephone communication with reporters, photographers, field producers and outside news sources.Core Job Functions:
• Keeps up-to-date and knowledge about general developments and trends in the viewing area and ensure that new story ideas are generated for the news coverage.
• Monitors breaking news to determine coverage and re-allocate crews to cover breaking news
• Develops news contacts which provide news tips and stories.
• Contributes story ideas and assigns reporters and photographers to stories as needed.
• Coordinates work between reporters and photographers, ENG editors and producers.
• Handles projects assigned by the Director of News or Executive Producer.
• Write stories for WREG.com and update the website as necessary
• Updates WREG’s social media pages
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Memphis – 38103
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).
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 50 pounds of materials consisting of book, videotapes, ect. Ability to drive news vehicles.
|Local TV / WREG-TV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER|
|Contact:If you are interested, apply in writing to: WREG-TV Assignment Manager – Lisa Dandridge, 803 Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN 38103. Or e-mail Lisa.Dandridge@wreg.com . No phone calls please.|
Job Title: Web Content Producer
Station / Department: WREG-TV / Interactive Reports to: Web Content Manager
PURPOSE/ (reason for this position):
To produce content for our web and mobile delivery systems.
1- Writes stories for wreg.com which may also be used on-air.
2- Maintains various station social media accounts in a timely and informed manner.
3- Contributes story ideas for broadcast as well as internet use.
4- May work on location for some news events.
5- Serves as contact between web audience and the newsroom.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
Competent to use Microsoft and Apple products. Should be highly organized due to the many responsibilities for this position. Needs to work well under high stress situations. Should have the ability to be flexible in scheduling and able to work independently. Must be able to use basic graphics software primarily for photos. Must be familiar, or become familiar with our Content Management System. Knowledge of HTML and Photoshop a plus. Must be adaptable, since technology and systems change every day.
Good manual dexterity in order to operate computer keyboards and calculators proficiately. Ability to lift 20 pounds and file in high and low cabinets. Hearing and speech abilities to communicate via telephone, intercom and in person and on-air. Vision ability to be able to view/edit written material.
Interested applicants need to reply to firstname.lastname@example.org No telephone calls please.
Contacts For Students Interested In Unpaid Internships at News Channel 3:
Internship contact: Debbie Bringle email@example.com
Please send a letter of interest, your updated resume and a letter from a faculty advisor to the email address above, or mail to:
Debbie Bringle c/o WREG-TV 803 Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN 38103.
All News Channel 3 Internship programs are unpaid short-term positions. Only students attending an accredited college (SOPHOMORE – SENIOR) and who will receive course credit should apply.