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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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General Sales Manager

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

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JOB DESCRIPTION

WAAY-TV, ABC 31 serves North Alabama in the fast-growing, high-tech, Huntsville, Alabama.  The Huntsville-Decatur-Florence market ABC affiliate is seeking an exceptional, experience General Sales Manager with a track record of success.  The ideal candidate should excel at leadership, have the ability to train and be a strong motivator.  The ideal General Sales Manager will lead the market’s most experienced and respected sales and marketing team of talented individuals.  Skills in inventory management are required, as is the ability to forecast, budget and to recruit talented account executives to join our team. Exceptional skills in growing digital revenue is required.

Huntsville, Alabama is the state’s largest city.  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, the second largest research park in the country, and home to the Los Angeles Angels’ AA Minor League team, the Rocket City Trash Pandas. If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Leading and managing an experienced, respected sales team to achieve station goals on all platforms
  • Development, implementation, and communication of sales strategies and programs that maximize inventory
  • Close monitoring of our greatest commodity – station inventory and rates that maximize use of all available inventory
  • Expanding awareness and relationship with the national sales rep firm, working closely in setting budgets and expectations
  • Establishing contact with clients and advertisers leading to high visibility within the market
  • Having relational skills that enhance our team environment, embracing and working closely with all departments within WAAY
  • Working to foster a culture of excellence, continually raising the bar of integrity for the station

 

Experience Requirements:

  • Five years broadcast sales management experience preferred
  • Proven track record of success in transactional, development of new business, digital and in creation of non-traditional revenue
  • Prior experience with Wide Orbit traffic system is a plus
  • Proficiency in creation of sales presentations and programs such as Excel and Microsoft Office is expected

Interested candidates should submit their resume to:

jobs@waaytv.com

Or by mail to:

WAAY – TV
1000 Monte Sano Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35801

Attn: General Sales Manager Search

 

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.


Production Assistant - Part Time

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

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WAAY-TV in Huntsville has an immediate opening for a part time Production Assistant. The Production Assistant assists in the production of news and programming, both live and recorded, for on-air and online presentations. Production Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Preparing the studio for newscasts
  • Operating studio cameras as directed
  • Relaying information to news anchors
  • Adjusting studio lighting as directed
  • Operating teleprompter as needed

Other responsibilities may include operating the following equipment:

  • Video switcher
  • Audio board
  • Microphones
  • Character generator and related graphics software
  • Video editing systems

The Production Assistant may also be required to perform duties in our Digital Broadcast Operations Center. Experience preferred but not required.  Training is available. Must be available to work early mornings and weekends.

Send resume including references to: jobs@waaytv.com or WAAY-TV, Attn: Production Assistant, 1000 Monte Sano Blvd SE, Huntsville AL 35801

No phone calls accepted.  WAAY - TV 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! A background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.


Multimedia Journalist (s)

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

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If you’re looking for a bunch of clichés in this listing hit the back button now.  WAAY 31 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 background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.