Jobs at WRIC 8News

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS – WRIC-TV presently has the following openings. It is our policy to encourage the application of minorities and women as WRIC-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in the hiring, training or promotion of employees by reason of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Excellent benefits available. Due to the urgency of filling these positions, an immediate response is recommended.

Reporter/Video Journalist

WRIC 8News is looking for a Reporter/Video Journalist who is passionate about great storytelling. The ideal candidate must be an aggressive reporter with high journalistic standards. Must be a strong writer with a great eye, creative editing skills and understand the value of pictures and natural sound. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines under pressure. Must be a good communicator and work well with others. The successful candidate must be able to master Edius editing system and shooting on Panasonic P2. A minimum of two years experience preferred. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at www.nexstar.tv

Newsroom Assistant

WRIC 8News is looking for someone who is organized, enthusiastic and passionate about news. The ideal candidate must be willing to do it all in the newsroom. This person must display creativity, attention to detail, and understand the value of compelling video and sound. This person will assist on the assignment desk: monitoring scanners, answering phone calls, coordinating logistics, dispatching crews and writing for our digital platforms. The ideal candidate must be able to make quick decisions under pressure and meet deadlines. Must be a good communicator and work well with others. Be willing to work flexible shifts. Other required skills/knowledge: ENPS and WordPress. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers/

Graphics Designer

WRIC is seeking a creative, motivated, team first motion graphics designer to create visually compelling graphics for daily local news programs, sales projects, promotions, print, web/digital and station events. This motion graphic design position will work closely with the Creative Services Director, other Graphic Artists, Promotion, Production and Sales staff to visualize and execute concepts for all station projects. This position also interacts with Newscast Management, Producers and Directors to successfully create designs to help the storytelling process. As part of the WRIC team you will be required to maintain and advance the graphic look of the station, you will also manage all graphics and related files. The ideal candidate will be a team player, excellent communicator and be flexible to work some holidays and off hours when needed. Job Requirements: Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Design/Animation or equivalent training and/or experience. Experience: Two to three years related experience preferred. You must have an exceptional reel, showcasing your versatility and scope of style, design and creativity. If creating cutting edge graphics is what you live for then we want to hear from you. Attention to detail is a must, ability to quickly develop a creative solution for daily news and promotion projects and you must have a strong ability to take advantage of the tools at your fingertips. Must be proficient in Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator, experience with C4D is a plus. You will need to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Having experience with Chyron Lyric, Channelbox & Axis News/Order/Maps is preferred. Apply Online: www.nexstar.tv/careers/

Technical Media Operator (Part-time)

Technical Media Operator (Part-time- 26 hours/week-weekend) The ideal candidate will be familiar with Yamaha Audio consoles, Ross OverDrive, Crispin Rapid PlayX, and television station operations within FCC Regulations. Our TMOs perform a variety of tasks from Audio Operation, to Ross OverDrive operation for newscasts, to Master Control functions including satellite receiver operations, and commercial and program delivery. We are seeking a sharp, dependable, well-organized individual with the ability to multi-task and display good judgment in live broadcast situations. Willingness to work nights and weekends required. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants may apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers/

News Producer

WRIC-TV8 News is looking for an aggressive, innovative and creative News Producer to help take our product to the next level. The top candidate is an excellent writer who has a passion for news, solid editorial judgment and the ability to handle breaking news and weather. This person knows how to produce compelling and informative newscasts that make an impact with an audience on-air, online and on social media. No show stackers here. Think outside the box. Seek different ways to make your newscast unique. You must be creative and a strategic thinker. The ideal candidate should be well informed about current events. We need a leader and team player who can meet deadlines. A minimum of 3 years’ experience is required. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers/

Digital Content Manager

WRIC 8News is looking for an internet-savvy journalist to be our next Digital Content Manager. The ideal candidate must be a news junkie with high journalistic standards and sound news judgment. This person understands how people utilize social media to find news and information that’s important to them. This position will focus on development and management of the site, as well as oversee all content. The DCM will supervise the social media efforts of the WRIC News Department, which requires focused leadership that ensures all staff members are using social media tools effectively. Serve as site administrator working closely with Media General digital media when necessary. The goal is to create a website that effectively drives traffic and audience engagement while providing a positive user-experience. This position will work closely with the Director Digital Sales to help build content engagement and revenue driven opportunities. Candidate must be able to work knowledgeably and effectively with reporters, producers, and photographers. Strong collaborative and problem-solving skills are mandatory. Must be able to coach staff. 2-4 years of newsroom experience (television, print or digital) required. Other required skills/knowledge: WordPress, Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and PowerPoint), working knowledge of HTML, Flash and Photoshop, excellent internet research and usage skills, and general digital savvy. Previous experience with digital video, blogging, and social aggregate/monitoring tools (TweetDeck, Social News Desk, HootSuite, etc.) is highly desired. BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university preferred. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers/

Internship Opportunities

We only offer internships to college students who need the internship for a grade or course.

The following is needed for internship consideration:
–Resume.
–One-page paper, double-spaced explaining why the student wants this internship and what they hope to learn. Include the department/career of interest such as news (producing, photography, reporting), production, sports, graphics, weather; and specify the semester needed (Fall, Spring or Summer).
–Confirmation email from an advisor, dean or registrar’s office saying the internship is needed for the student’s grade/course.  Include how many credit hours are needed (This varies with each student and school).
**Without all three documents, student will not be considered for an internship**

Send via mail, fax or email to:
301 Arboretum Place
Richmond, VA 23236
Fax: 804-330-8883 | Email: Todd Densmore, Internship Coordinator (tdensmore@wric.com)
(do not send requests for job positions/job questions; this is only for internships)

Station WRIC 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 to our station. Organizations that wish to receive our vacancy information should contact the Human Resources Department at WRIC TV by calling 804-330-8888.

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