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.

Assistant News Director

WRIC 8News is looking for a dynamic Assistant News Director who has a passion to win all platforms (TV, digital, and social). The ideal candidate will help develop and maintain a strategic and editorial vision for the newsroom. This person will need to possess a desire to win every day. Must be a big picture thinker with strong news judgment. The top candidate must be knowledgeable about news reporting, writing, newscast formats, news producing, newsroom organization and news-gathering technology. We’re looking for a team player who comes with a natural ability to lead and push for excellence even on the most stressful day. The top candidate must have a clear understanding of journalistic ethics and laws. Must have the ability to teach, coach, solve problems quickly and effectively and hold people accountable. A minimum of five years in a key leadership role within a television newsroom is preferred. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at

Account Executive

WRIC-TV8, the ABC affiliate in Richmond, VA is looking for an experienced (minimum 3 years’) dynamic, career-minded Account Executive to join our professional sales team. Qualified candidate must be highly motivated self-starter, organized and have strong presentation skills. Applicants must demonstrate a track record of success and a passion for developing new business as well as being proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Wide Orbit, Matrix, Power Point and Outlook. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. College degree and valid driver’s license required. Qualified applicants can apply online at

Newsroom Assistant

WRIC 8News is looking for a Newsroom Assistant who is organized, enthusiastic and passionate about news. The ideal candidate must be willing to do it all in the newsroom – editor, assignment editor and digital content producer. This person 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. The successful candidate must be able to master Edius editing system. This person will also 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 overtime and work flexible shifts. EOE Minorities/Female/Disability/Veterans Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at

Creative Services Producer

WRIC, the Media General ABC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, has an immediate opening for a Creative Services Producer to join our award-winning team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly creative team and help produce some of the best local TV and commercials in Central Virginia. Responsibilities include writing and producing creative campaigns for local clients advertising on television and online. The producer will also crew and support Live and pre-produced 8News and WRIC original programming. We are looking for someone with copywriting, production and/or videography experience. You must provide a link to your reel, work or portfolio. Qualified candidates must demonstrate solid copywriting skills, be organized and be able to clearly communicate a vision. We think in and out of the box, so creativity is a must. Should have basic skills using video cameras and/or DSLR cameras, and have experience using non-linear editing systems. Experience in Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects is preferred. Must have 1-3 years in a video production, agency, creative or television related field. Apply online: EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled Background check and drug screen required. No phone calls, please.


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

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

*We are no longer accepting Spring 2016 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:
–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 (
(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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