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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 the largest metro in Alabama.  WAAY is owned by Allen Media Broadcasting.  Our company expects top performance and results but provides support and culture to win.  

WAAY – TV participates in the E-Verify program through the SSA and DHS to confirm the citizenship status of all new hire employees pursuant to State of Alabama Act number 2011-535 and Federal Law via the Form I-9.  WAAY – TV will not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and will not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9 should you be hired.  If you have the legal right to work in the United States, no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin or citizenship status.

 WAAY Television is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to comply fully with all federal, state, and city statutes.  Discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or other protected groups or conditions is specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission and by federal, state and local laws and regulations.  If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC, Washington, D.C. 20554; The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C., 20506; or other appropriate federal, state, or local agencies


Television Broadcast Engineer

We are looking for a skilled Television Broadcast Engineer to support the technical aspects of our television broadcasting operations.

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Company Overview:

WAAY-TV is a local television station dedicated to delivering high-quality programming to audiences in the Northern Alabama viewing area. Winning “Station of the Year” two years in a row, WAAY sets the standard for innovation, excellence, and providing viewers with engaging content across various platforms. As we continue to expand our operations, we are seeking a talented and experienced Television Broadcast Engineer to join our dynamic team.

Position Overview:

We are looking for a skilled Television Broadcast Engineer to support the technical aspects of our television broadcasting operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of our broadcast facilities, maintaining equipment, troubleshooting technical issues, and implementing new technologies to enhance our production capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain television broadcast equipment, including cameras, switchers, audio consoles, routers, servers, and transmission systems.
  • Set up and configure broadcast systems for live and recorded productions, ensuring optimal performance and quality.
  • Monitor on-air signals and troubleshoot technical issues as they arise, taking prompt corrective action to minimize downtime.
  • Conduct regular maintenance and inspections of broadcast equipment, performing repairs and upgrades as needed to ensure reliability and performance.
  • Manage the maintenance of systems associated with the station including but not limited to HVAC, generators, satellite dishes, electrical hardware, radar systems.
  • Assist in the installation and integration of new broadcast equipment and systems, including testing and commissioning.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends in television broadcasting, recommending upgrades and improvements to enhance our capabilities.
  • Maintain accurate documentation, records, and logs of broadcast equipment, configurations, and maintenance activities.
  • Provide technical support and training to staff and production teams as needed, ensuring proper operation and utilization of broadcast equipment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in television broadcasting or broadcast engineering preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in operating and troubleshooting broadcast equipment and systems, including cameras, switchers, audio consoles, routers, and transmission systems.
  • Strong technical skills in video and audio production, signal processing, and transmission technologies.
  • Experience with broadcast automation systems, graphics systems, and non-linear editing systems is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and protocols, such as SMPTE, ATSC, and SDI.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail, with a proactive approach to identifying and resolving technical issues.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, including severe weather events, evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required in a broadcast environment.

Location: Huntsville, AL

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and relevant experience for the position of Television Broadcast Engineer to jobs@waaytv.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

WAAY-TV is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those with diverse backgrounds and those with disabilities.

 


Staff Meteorologist

WAAY is looking for an outstanding individual and on-air performer to join the weather department as a Meteorologist.

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POSITION OPEN: WAAY-TV Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, AL Staff Meteorologist

 

Opening Date: January 2, 2024                                                           Closing Date:   When filled

 

WAAY-TV, the 2022 and 2023 Alabama Television Station of the Year, is looking for an outstanding individual and on-air performer to join the weather department as Meteorologist. Top candidates must have superior skills for forecasting and on-air presentation while being a positive part of an outstanding team of Meteorologists in a beautiful, rapidly growing market. This market is known for its breaking weather. WAAY-TV is home to the nation’s largest privately owned radar network and the region’s most advanced weather tracking unit, providing the ability to produce and deliver weather reports live on location. Involvement in community and appearances at station-sponsored events is necessary.

Sustained, breaking weather experience is a preferred, delivering high-quality information on-air, on digital, social and through the OTT stream. This individual is expected be a leader in the newsroom dedicated to professional growth and leadership. The ideal candidate should possess skills necessary to become engaged on social media, realizing the importance of leading in weather coverage both on-air and on-line. Live shots, presentations to students and groups, and interaction with those we serve at station-sponsored events throughout the DMA is an expectation. Knowledge of Weather Company (IBM) system tools, WSI Max, and possessing the ability to enhance graphics and maps while providing exceptional live reporting skills from the field are necessary.

 

Requirements include:

  • BA/BS degree in meteorology, science or equivalent
  • Experience as an on-air meteorologist highly preferred
  • AMS/NWA seal is preferred; otherwise, we will assist you in obtaining your seal
  • Outstanding communication and technical skills various weather programs
  • When applying, please include a link to your online demo reel

 

Pre-employment drug screen, a good driving record and background check are required.

 

Cover letter, resume, and references should be submitted to: News Director, WAAY-TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

Or emailed to: jobs@waaytv.com • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Chief Photographer

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The Chief Photographer at WAAY TV oversees the day-to-day videography efforts. They lead the vision for all video elements and are responsible for the maintenance of all photography  equipment for the news department. Trains, manages, evaluates, and develops photographers and editors. Performs photographer duties as required by shooting video, editing packages and VOSOT's in the field and at the station. Operates live backpacks, microwave, and satellite trucks in remote situations. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Minimum 3 years' experience as a photographer in a television broadcasting environment, management experience a plus. FAA certified Drone pilot license a plus.

WAAY was recently honored as the only station in North Alabama to earn a coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for exemplary work. WAAY is also the only station in Alabama to win Station of The Year two times in a row! We`re looking for the right person to join the region`s most respected and experienced newsroom leadership in taking us to the next level. In addition, Huntsville, AL was named as the No. 1 Best Place to Live in the Country according to U.S. News and World Report.

Please submit your resume and any relevant information to:
jobs@waaytv.com
Or by mail to:
WAAY – TV
1000 Monte Sano Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35801

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 and pre-employment drug screen are required. 


Photographer/Video Journalist

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JOB DESCRIPTION-NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEO JOURNALIST

WAAY-TV, ABC 31 serving the Huntsville Alabama DMA is looking for a creative full-time News Photographer. We are seeking someone who can see beyond the lens and bring back compelling stories. The candidate should have one or more years of ENG experience with a network affiliate news organization. You will run live shots, cover day to day general news, in-depth features, and investigative. Skills in shooting on media cards and editing on desktops and laptops is necessary. You should have strong editing skills in non-linear edit systems, possess excellent people skills, a strong work ethic, and a great attitude. A passion for story telling is absolutely essential in this position. Please provide examples of your work to be considered.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • At least one-year of shooting experience and technical knowledge of editing and photo equipment
  • Team-player who can produce good stories under tight deadlines
  • Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and be able to operate ENG news vehicles
  • Ability to edit and shoot general assignment stories, lives shots and natural sound packages
  • Must be able to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis

 

WAAY-TV is currently the Alabama Broadcasters Station of the Year for journalistic excellence and service to the region. Over the past two years, WAAY is the most honored station in Alabama.

 

U.S. News and World Report designates Huntsville as the No. 2 Best City to Live in America, and a recently released study (SmartAsset) lists Huntsville as the TOP job market in the United States. Surrounded by rolling mountains, lakes and rivers, Huntsville is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Arsenal, Space Camp, US Army’s Aviation and Missile command, other notable companies like Northrop-Grumman, Boeing, Toyota, Raytheon and the second largest research park in the country.

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

A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.

 

WAAY TV · 1000 Monte Sano Boulevard · Huntsville, Alabama 35801

256.533.3131 · Fax 256.533.6616 ·  www.WAAYTV.com


Multimedia Journalist

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WAAY - TV, Alabama Broadcasters Association's Station of the Year is seeking Multimedia Journalists.  If you’re looking for a bunch of clichés in this listing hit the back button now.  WAAY is looking for hungry, passionate Multimedia Journalists who crave coming to work every day.

The ideal candidates have a thirst for breaking news, public safety, education, cultivating sources and asking questions that will hold people accountable.  You will be a creative writer and storyteller ready to break the surface with your stories.  You will value engaging and active stand-ups.  You will appreciate constructive criticism and put ideas into action.

In return, WAAY 31 will take the time and spend the money to invest in you.  You will have a voice in the newsroom, opportunities for advancement and the most sophisticated technology in the industry.  We will give you all the tools you need to succeed.

If you need a flexible work-life balance, Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem.  Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers.  We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country.  If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.

2 years experience as a MMJ is required.

Able to work independently and as a team member

Ability to shoot and edit video.

Willing to work in any weather condition, holidays and weekends.

 

Interested candidates should send their resume and reel to jobs@waaytv.com or

WAAY – TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

 

No phone calls accepted.  WAAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our company expects top performance and results and provides the support and culture to win.  WAAY believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science! Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans.

A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.

 

 


Producer

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WAAY - TV, Alabama Broadcasters Association's Station of the Year is seeking Producers.  Do you want to work someplace where your bosses listen to your opinion and value your news’ judgement? Are you looking for an opportunity to make decisions, the freedom to experiment and be given the tools to succeed?

WAAY is looking for aggressive, smart and creative Producers. It may sound like we’re asking for a lot but the right candidate needs to have a passion for producing TV news.  Craft fast-paced, creative newscasts with a focus on breaking news, severe weather, and investigative reporting.  You will be responsible for story selection and placement, while working to create graphics and special elements to enhance a viewer's experience. You'll work with the Executive Producer and Creative Services department while using your creative freedom to create a compelling storytelling experience. In this job, you'll work alongside a supportive team of dedicated and award-winning journalists with a passion to serve their viewers. Excellent communication skills are required. 

Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem. Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers. We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country. If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

 Minimum Requirements
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.
Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills

Must be able to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment

The ability to understand the station’s philosophy and implement it daily

Interested candidates should send their resume and reel to jobs@waaytv.com or
Producer

WAAY – TV
1000 Monte Sano Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35801

No phone calls please.  WAAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  WAAY believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science! Benefits include medical, dental, vision, supplemental and 401K plans. 

A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.