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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.  

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


Executive Producer

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

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WAAY-TV, Alabama Broadcaster Association’s Station of the Year is seeking an Executive Producer to lead primarily our nightside operations.  The Executive Producer must be a proven newsroom leader with skills and experience necessary to lead a team of talented journalists in covering breaking news and weather while always working to improve our team-driven, positive newsroom culture.

The Executive Producer will be responsible for overseeing assigned newscast, writing content and supervising a winning multi-platform strategy while collaborating with anchors, reporters, other producers and the assignment manager. 

You will be part of an experienced team that always seeks ways to improve our product on all levels including recruiting for positions that will take WAAY-TV to a higher level of performance and journalistic integrity.

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.

3 years experience as a Producer is required.

Able to work independently and as a team member

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. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).  A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.

 


Chief Meteorologist

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

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WAAY-TV, the 2022 Alabama Television Station of the Year, is looking for an outstanding individual and on-air performer to lead the weather department as Chief Meteorologist.  Top candidates must have superior skills for forecasting and on-air presentation while leading 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 must, 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 a social media weather leader who realizes 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 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.
  • Five years of experience as an on-air meteorologist
  • AMS/NWA seal is preferred.
  • Outstanding communication and technical skills various weather programs
  • When applying, please include a link to your online demo reel.

 

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).  Pre-employment drug screen, a good driving record and background check are required.  Cover letter, resume, and references should be submitted to:                                    

jobs@waaytv.com

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WAAY-TV

Chief Meteorologist

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

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Multimedia Journalist

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

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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.

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).  A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.

 

 


Producer

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

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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. 

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).  A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.