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.

Sales Assistant

WRIC, Media General’s ABC affiliate in Richmond, VA has an immediate opening for a Sales Assistant to provide back-up for Account Managers and Sales Managers.  The position is also responsible for assistance in the preparation of client presentations and avail proposals; and, input, management and maintenance of Sales Orders.  Direct contact with agency personnel and clients on all assigned accounts.  Work directly with traffic department to coordinate scheduling of advertisers. Focused on meeting client and station needs.

Excellent telephone and verbal communication skills.  Accuracy and attention to detail critical.  Strong administrative, organizational and problem-solving skills necessary. Sense of urgency, ability to handle pressure and prioritize multiple tasks.  Must be a self-starter who willingly accepts direction.  Mathematical aptitude and knowledge of Nielsen Audience Measurements a plus.  Computer proficiency with computer systems word processing and spreadsheet applications essential.  Must be flexible and be willing to work overtime.  Able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and consistently meet deadlines.  Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers; must be a team player.

Position Requirements:One to two years of Sales/Traffic experience in a broadcast station, rep firm or ad agency or BS/BA degree preferred.   Excellent telephone and verbal communications skills.  Strong administrative, organizational and problem-solving skills.  PC/MAC Computer systems proficiency. Knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point essential. Qualified applicants may apply online at www.mediageneral.com/careers. EOE M/F/V/D Background check and Drug screen required.

News Photojournalist/Editor

WRIC 8News 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 2 years experience is required. Qualified applicants may apply online at www.mediageneral.com/careers. EOE M/F/V/D Background check and Drug screen required.

Meteorologist

WRIC 8News is looking for an energetic meteorologist who embraces the concept of hyper-local forecasts and storm tracking. We take weather seriously and so should you. Candidates must be able to connect to viewers on television and all digital platforms. The ideal candidate will be required to report as well. Must be a strong writer with a great eye, creative editing skills and understand the value of pictures and natural sound. Must be a good communicator and work well with others. At least two years experience and a degree in Meteorology is preferred. AMS CBM and/or NWA Seal preferred but not required. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen required. Qualified applicants may apply online at www.mediageneral.com/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.mediageneral.com/careers.

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 a 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 www.mediageneral.com.

 

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.mediageneral.com.

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:
–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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