Jobs at WRIC

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.

Traffic Liaison

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to; Evaluate inventory usage in order to maximize revenue; make rate recommendations as they relate to inventory; control inventory by approving orders ensuring sectioning is correct. They will be a programming point person to expedite programming detail flow and accuracy between the station and central operations. This position will be expected to advise sales management of unique opportunities to increase revenue. Quality control will be key. The traffic liaison will be a critical bridge between sales management and central operations. Must understand the nuances of accounts as to flexibility, flight dates and make pertinent decision to keep the inventory efficient. Excellent computer proficiency needed. Previous sales experience preferred. Must be detail oriented, organized, adaptable and a problem solver. The TL is required to multi task, make vital decisions and meet extreme deadlines. Needs to work with little supervision and be a team player. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at www.mediageneral.com

News Photojournalist/Editor

WRIC-TV8 is looking for a News Photojournalist/Editor who is organized, enthusiastic and passionate about great storytelling. The ideal candidate must display creativity, attention to detail, and understand the value of capturing compelling video and sound. Must be able to edit pictures to words and tell a story. No wallpaper video. Must be able to make quick decisions under pressure and meet deadlines. Communicate effectively with the public and co-workers. The successful candidate must be able to master Edius editing system and shooting on Panasonic P2. Be willing to work overtime and work flexible shifts. A minimum of 3 years experience is required. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at www.mediageneral.com

Account Executive
A rare opportunity to take your successful selling skills to a new level!  Media General d/b/a WRIC-TV8 is looking for ONE successful seller from a Business to Business industry to become an Account Executive for WRIC’s broadcast and digital platforms.  As our next Account Executive, you will learn our platforms and will sell, service, and maintain new and existing advertisers.  Organizational, written, verbal, presentation, and computer skills required. If hard work, fun and the desire to be the best appeals to you, send resume and references to Local Sales Manager, WRIC-TV8, 301 Arboretum Place, Richmond VA 23236-3464 or apply on-line @ www.mediageneral.com. A valid driver’s license, good driving record, pre-employment background and drug screen required. EOE M/F/D/V

Digital Content Producer
WRIC-TV8 is looking for an internet-savvy journalist to be our next Digital Content Producer. 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. The successful candidate knows how to write digital content that drives engagement on our social media platforms, as well as traffic to our website. Must be a strong writer, able to work well with our digital content team as well as independently, juggle multiple assignments at once and meet deadlines under pressure. The Digital Content Producer will be responsible for making sound editorial decisions and publishing quality content in a timely manner. Must be a good communicator and work well with the entire newsroom. Must be flexible with regard to their schedule; some nights, weekends and holiday shifts will be required. Required skills/knowledge: 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. 2-4 years of newsroom experience (television, print or digital) or equivalent required. M/F/D/V Drug and Background Screen Required all applicants must apply on-line at www.mediageneral.com

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

*We are currently only accepting Fall 2015 internship applications.*
Deadline for Fall internships: July 10th.
Deadline for Spring internships: November 28th.
Deadline for Summer internships: April 4th.
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: Erika Stein, Internship Coordinator (estein@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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