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.

Digital Account Executive

WRIC 8News in Richmond VA is seeking a Digital Account Executive to sell comprehensive media solutions to achieve sales targets and maximize revenues. Responsibilities include:  Identify, develop, and expand existing and new client relationships & key accounts. Maintain close communications at various stages in the sales cycle including account updates, weekly projections & forecasting of future advertising.  Research target markets and trends, and adjusts sales strategy accordingly.  Ensure clear understanding and interpretation of client needs, and recommend appropriate solutions, in order to meet requirements.  Develop short and long range plans for revenue growth.  Negotiate advertising rates, create oral & written presentations; generate packages.  Monitor accounts receivables.  Research, analyze and monitor competitive media for new leads A valid driver’s license is required.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

EOE minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans, Drug/Background Screen required. Qualified applicants can apply online at www.mediageneral.com

Business Administrator

WRIC 8News is looking for a full-time Business Administrator. Strong accounting and human resource background, and excellent computer skills are required. Responsibilities include preparation/review of monthly financial statements, annual operating budgets and all accounting functions including G/L, A/P, credit & collections, and fixed assets as well as day-to day human resources functions. Position will monitor key business metrics, identifying and communicating risks and opportunities to senior management. Will supervise building maintenance and security. Four-year college degree in accounting or related field and four plus years of accounting experience, preferably in the broadcast industry. Must have proven analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills, the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities with tight deadlines. Strong oral/written communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to interact with all levels and functional areas, and proven negotiation skills, both internal and external to organization. EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans, Drug/Background Screen required. Qualified applicants can apply online at http://www.mediageneral.com

Executive Producer

WRIC 8News is looking for a Morning Executive Producer who is a leader, an innovator and a motivator. The perfect candidate will supervise the production, writing and execution of daily newscasts with a heavy focus on showcasing and storytelling. This person is a big picture thinker with strong news judgment and great ideas. The top candidate is always thinking about how we can be different and pushing for excellence on all platforms (television, online and mobile). Proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline. Oversee story selection and able to approve and copy edit scripts, teases and graphics. Execute a winning breaking news and weather strategy. The successful candidate has a passion for news, excellent people skills and the ability to get co-workers excited about today’s challenge. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and strong organization skills. A minimum of 5 years newsroom experience is preferred. Previous newsroom management experience will be an asset. EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans, Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at www.mediageneral.com

Motion Graphics Designer

WRIC 8News is looking for a skilled and visionary motion graphic artist to lead the look of 8News and its associated productions on Richmond, Virginia’s ABC station. Motivation, enthusiasm and creativity are expected. Minimum 3 years’ experience required as a designer for television or production house graphics as well as proven professional abilities in Adobe Creative Suite, primarily After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator. The successful candidate will produce motion and still graphics for broadcast, print and web use. Additional skills in Premiere and/or some knowledge of C4D, Chyron, web/app graphic design preferred. Join WRIC with this dynamic design position. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants, please include a link to your reel when you apply online at www.mediageneral.com

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 3 years’ experience is required. EOE M/F/D/V Drug/Background Screen. Qualified applicants can apply online at www.mediageneral.com

News Producer

WRIC 8News 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 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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