Jobs at WTHR

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It is the policy of WTHR and WALV to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability, military status, citizenship or any other legally-protected status in accordance with applicable local, state and federal law.

Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or other legally protected status is prohibited. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you may notify the Federal Communication Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity commission, or other appropriate agency.

The Dispatch Broadcast Group and WTHR/WALV are Equal Opportunity Employers. In accordance with the FCC's EEO regulations, any organization that distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refers job seekers to employers may request that WTHR provides notice of job vacancies as they occur.

If your organization would like to be notified of such vacancies, please contact Human Resources at 1000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or careers@wthr.com. Each organization that wishes to be given notice of job vacancies must provide its name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and contact person.

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Resumes will only be accepted for specific job openings and only through our website http://www.dispatchbroadcast.com. Any resumes submitted through any other means will not be evaluated.

To view and apply for the WTHR job opportunities listed below please visit our careers page at www.dispatchbroadcast.com/careers/.

MORNING EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JOB #300-KG

WTHR – the top-rated NBC affiliate in Indianapolis - has an immediate opening for an energetic and creative Executive Producer to oversee our 4-7am weekday newscasts. This person is responsible for story selection, reporter assignments and newscast planning and production, while also being a leader and advocate for our dominant brand. Breaking news ownership is a must to keep the newscasts evolving and engaging. You would work directly with producers, anchors, reporters, photographers and digital staff on daily content, along with pre-planning for future newsgathering needs. Our candidate should have very strong social media skills and the ability to brainstorm & engage with content on all digital platforms. Must work as a coach and mentor for a diverse newsroom staff, and be able to interpret and deploy key research initiatives in a collaborative environment. Occasional fill-in producing is expected. This is your chance to join one of the best newsrooms in the country and to work for a company that values journalism and journalists!

Qualifications:
• Five years’ experience as a large market producer or as a smaller market senior producer or EP
• Degree in journalism or communications
• Strong writing skills, copy editing and news judgment
• Experience & involvement in special projects
• Digital and social media experience
Responsibilities:
• Lead coverage plans and execution of Monday-Friday 4-7am news
• Oversight of weekend morning team planning
• Conduct reviews of morning staff
• Correct copy and grammar
• Lead daily post-newscast discussions on “how we did” and plan for the next day
• Participate in digital/social media campaigns & commitments

Qualified candidates may apply online at www.dispatchbroadcast.com/careers/.

WEEKDAY SUNRISE ANCHOR/REPORTER JOB #300-SA

WTHR, Indiana’s News Leader, is seeking an engaging anchor/reporter for our #1 weekday morning newscast. This is a position for a true team leader in morning news, as we are Central Indiana’s News Leader from 4am-7am. The person for this job will do whatever it takes to deliver urgency, energy and personality. The ideal candidate will have the ability to command the desk during breaking news, and will also be able to engage with viewers in personable and conversational ways. We are also looking for a candidate who has a strong track record in reporting on daily news assignments and shows proficiency in generating sources and stories. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong news judgment on and off the desk and be able to connect with an audience on digital platforms as well. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and have a minimum of 5-years anchoring in medium-large markets.

To be considered for this opening, candidates must include demo link with their resume for consideration. No phone calls please.

NEWS PHOTOJOURNALIST JOB #300-CC

The NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, IN is looking for a tech savvy, innovative and creative visual storyteller to join our award-winning staff. We are the number #1 station in the market and a part of The Dispatch Broadcast Group, a family owned company that provides us with great resources. If you like to tell great stories, have a positive attitude, and thrive in a fastpaced, team environment, we want to hear from you. Knowledge of Edius/Grass Valley editing, P2 camera technology, laptop computer usage, 4G bonded cellular technology, and ENG/SNG trucks are preferred. The successful candidate will also need familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Internet, etc. We expect our photojournalists to collaborate with reporters, as appropriate, to conceptualize and produce creative and compelling content.

Additional Requirements:

• Minimum 2 years of experience as a TV News Photojournalist preferred.
• Journalism and/or Mass Communication degree preferred.
• Current driver’s license and excellent driving history required.
• You must be physically able to lift, carry and handle camera gear with or without accommodation.

WTHR is constantly working to be one of the best visual storytelling stations in the country. We like when the staff participates in the NPPA TVQCC and the Best of Photojournalism contest. Include links to your work via YouTube, Vimeo, etc in your resume or cover letter.

PART-TIME PRODUCTION ASSISTANT JOB #300-JB

WTHR, the NBC affiliate located in Indianapolis, is looking for a part-time production assistant. This position will possibly require working weekends and early Saturday/ Sunday mornings in addition to Monday through Friday operations. Duties will include preparing studios for broadcasts, operating teleprompter, operating light board and executing cues, and floor directing. Other duties include remote production needs during special broadcasts and tagging syndication promotions. Experience with robotic cameras including Cambots and Furio is a plus. Applicants must have one to two years of experience as a broadcast production assistant. Full training will be provided. A degree in a communications or media-related field is preferred.

PRODUCER JOB #300-AM

WTHR, the top rated NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana is looking for a content-driven producer to join our award- winning news team. This producer should have the ability to seek out and present relevant and immediate stories with a keen eye towards important news of the day and enterprise. We need a self-starter who can juggle planning, producing, social media and web. The best candidate is someone who is consistent, creative, in charge, flexible and energetic. Applicants must have a bachelors’ degree in Journalism or related field and previous newscast producing experience.