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Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem.  We are home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command, and the second largest research park in the country!  This is a growing, thriving, and exciting community.  Huntsville is estimated to be the largest metro in Alabama in the year 2020.  WAAY is owned by Heartland Media.  Our company expects top performance and results but provides support and culture to win.  

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Assignment Manager

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

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WAAY - TV has a rare opening for an Assignment Manager who can lead our team to create captivating content that lives up to our brand "Coverage You Can Count On."  This position is the number two manager in the newsroom and will be responsible for a variety of duties.

 

The Assignment Desk Manager is responsible for leading a team of journalists while and planning day-to-day news coverage as well as long-ranging planning for coverage of events such as elections, dispatch crews to breaking news, make calls to sources as needed and getting that information to the newsroom, and publishing content online.

 

The ideal candidate has great people skills, excellent news judgement and a nose for news and digging for those stories that connects with the community.  This is also a position where the ideal candidate will work with staff to teach and mold young journalists. 

 

Requirements, Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Degree in Journalism or a related field preferred
  • 2+ years of newsroom experience, preferably on the assignment desk.
  • Develop and maintain a network of news sources to facilitate exclusive local news content.
  • Stay current on both local and national news events
  • The ability to interact professionally and effectively with all WAAY TV employees and external organizations
  • Must demonstrate solid news judgement
  • Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment
  • Must be able to make decision quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances under tight deadlines

 

Interested candidates should submit their resume to:

 

jobs@waaytv.com

 

Or by mail to:

 WAAY – TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

 Attn: Assignment Manager

  

WAAY-TV is an equal opportunity employer with a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices.  If you have a competitive spirit, common sense and a desire to be the best you can be in an environment that encourages community involvement and is building one of local television's best cultures, you move to the front of the line.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans.  A background check, proof of Covid vaccination and pre-employment drug screen are required.

 


ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

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Are you looking for something that doesn’t seem to exist?  Are you looking for a FANTASTIC place to work where helping local business grow though leading-edge marketing solutions is the standard culture? Do you find that your clients come to you for ideas and a trusted direction for their marketing plans?  Does creating a new “Raving Fan Client” make you both happy and satisfied?  If you answered “YES” to these questions... WAAY – TV in Huntsville, Alabama, wants to speak to you today!   

WAAY - TV, the ABC affiliate in beautiful Huntsville, AL is known for its customer-focused sales with a full suite of digital products, on-going skills training and active management support. Our company expects top performance and results but provides the support and culture to win.  We believe that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science!

If you have 3-5 years of MEDIA selling experience, excellent selling skills, a sense of urgency and the ability to deliver results, we would love to hear from you right now. 

Send your resume to:  jobs@waaytv.com   

 

All inquiries are confidential. 

Make WAAY – TV in Huntsville Your Sweet Home Alabama! 

WAAY-TV is an equal opportunity employer with a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices.  If you have a competitive spirit, common sense and a desire to be the best you can be in an environment that encourages community involvement and is building one of local television's best cultures, you move to the front of the line.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans.  A PXT test, background check, proof of Covid vaccination and pre-employment drug screen are required.