Current Available Jobs for WKTV

WKTV NEWSChannel 2 is the dominant #1 NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Utica, New York.


Sales Strategy Manager

WKTV NewsChannel 2 is in search of a Sales Strategy Manager.

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

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POSITION:
Sales Strategy Manager 

REPORTS TO:
General Sales Manager

STATUS:
Full-time

CLASSIFICATION:
Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
This position is primarily responsible for the station’s Regional and Digital business, setting budgets, establishing strategy on growth and meeting goals. This positions secondary responsibility includes assisting the General Sales Manager on Local Sales growth; recruitment, interviewing and training.   

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
•    Meet or exceed station’s regional and digital budgets
•    Maintain a current regional sales revenue forecast and create sales projects or campaigns to counteract market softness
•    Negotiate all regional business which includes assisting any of the AE’s that currently work on regional business
•    Oversee and maximize regional average unit rate, inventory management, pricing, and rate cards with General Sales Manager approval
•    Increase Market Share for all regional business
•    Maintain a current digital sales revenue forecast and create sales projects or campaigns to counteract market softness
•    Oversee Digital Invoice Recon and Digital Pacing each month 
•    Oversee, implement and maintain all station promotional deals: Foodie Friday, Contests/Giveaways, Virtual Job Fairs
•    Program all shared digital materials, sales promotion and social media posts 
•    Assist the General Sales Manager in recruitment, onboarding and training of new sales team members
•    Train New AE’s in company provided sales software and services; OSI, Nielsen, Ad Connections, Matrix and Ad Mall 
•    Work with the General Sales Manager to create a multi-platform sales proficiency plan for regional, local and digital business 
•    Oversee all third-party local sales training, including Doyle, Nielsen, and other vendors
•    Assist the General Sales Manager in building and maintain a sales environment that is based on “team,” is centered on mutual respect of co-workers, and has a winning culture
•    Work with other management personnel to coordinate marketing plans, production, new programming schedules, and promotions
•    Protect and promote station "brand image" within; work with the Local Team on presenting a consistent sales message in a professional, courteous, and partnership-building manner
•    Maintain a current understanding of trends in sales strategies, technology, training and product offerings within the market and industry, paying special attention to multi-platform sales opportunities
•    Maintain a thorough knowledge of current business events and trends in the DMA
•    Complete all tasks and reports in an accurate and timely manner
•    Serve as a public representative of WKTV at community functions, business networking events and station-sponsored events
•    Other duties as assigned by the General Sales Manager and/or the Vice President & General Manager

SKILLS REQUIRED/QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Minimum 3+ years as a Sales Manager preferred
•    Innovative mindset and strong analytical skills
•    Strong judgment, organizational, communication, management and writing skills
•    Thorough understanding of selling content on multiple platforms
•    College degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related field preferred
•    Outstanding interpersonal skills; a team player

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
•    Must possess or be able to obtain a valid New York driver’s license

STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES:  
•    The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.


Account Executive (Experienced)

WKTV NewsChannel 2 is in search of an Experienced Account Executive.

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

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Job Title: Account Executive (Experienced)

Hours: Full Time

Supervisor: Local Sales Manager

WKTV/NBC is the powerhouse TV station in Utica. Our enormous local news ratings combine with top syndication and NBC prime to dominate the viewing all day long. We also have a fast growing CBS station, a CW and a complete suite of Digital Products to sell. But wait there is more! You will work with a great Sales Team in a fun and productive environment. We have a great account list available with lots of opportunity for you to grow it.

  

Job Responsibilities:

*Manage all aspects of the account list.

*Close Local Direct Business each month.

*Build relationships with agencies and advertisers.

*Did we mention close Local Direct Business every month?

 

Job Requirements:

*Minimum 5 years Broadcast sales.

*Experience calling on local and regional advertising agencies.

*Understand Nielsen ratings and the nuances of negotiating agency business.

*Track record of success in Local Direct Business.

*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

*Proficient in: Microsoft Power Point, Excel and Word.

*Experience with OSI, Ad Connections, Strata is a plus.

*Willing to have fun on the job while making some nice $$$.

 

Send Resume to:

Brittany Beane/GSM/WKTV

Bbeane@wktv.com

 

Brittany Beane GSM/WKTV

5936 Smith Hill Road Utica, NY 13502

 

No Phone Calls Please


Full-time Multimedia Journalist

WKTV NEWSChannel 2 is in search of a multimedia journalist.

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

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DESCRIPTION:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the dominant #1 NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Utica, New York, is in search of a full-time news Multimedia Journalist. The successful candidate will be able to write copy, shoot and edit video, front live shots, and publish digital content to the station’s website and social media platforms. The ability to serve as a fill-in anchor and producer is a plus. Must be self-reliant and have a willingness to enterprise unique local stories. Excellent writing skills, a smooth on-air presence, and a thorough understanding of modern journalism are a must.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be proficient in broadcast writing, videography, and nonlinear editing. Must be social media savvy and skilled in writing for online publication. Must be able to lift and carry professional camera gear. Must have clean driving record. Must be willing to work flexible shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Must have a college degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent professional experience. Must have a clean driving record and pass a background check and drug screening.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION OPENS: 
Immediately

SEARCH CLOSES:
When a suitable candidate is found

HOURS:
Full time (40 hours per week)

SUPERVISOR:
News Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
College degree required

EMAIL RESUME AND REEL TO:
Steve McMurray
VP/General Manager
WKTV NewsChannel 2
smcmurray@wktv.com

Email only - Phone calls will not be accepted.


Part-time Multimedia Journalist

WKTV NEWSChannel 2 is in search of a part-time multimedia journalist.

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

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DESCRIPTION:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the dominant #1 NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Utica, New York, is in search of a full-time news Multimedia Journalist. The successful candidate will be able to write copy, shoot and edit video, front live shots, and publish digital content to the station’s website and social media platforms. The ability to serve as a fill-in anchor and producer is a plus. Must be self-reliant and have a willingness to enterprise unique local stories. Excellent writing skills, a smooth on-air presence, and a thorough understanding of modern journalism are a must.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be proficient in broadcast writing, videography, and nonlinear editing. Must be social media savvy and skilled in writing for online publication. Must be able to lift and carry professional camera gear. Must have clean driving record. Must be willing to work flexible shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Must have a college degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent professional experience. Must have a clean driving record and pass a background check and drug screening.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION OPENS: 
Immediately

SEARCH CLOSES:
When a suitable candidate is found

HOURS:
Part time (Approximately 30 hours per week)

SUPERVISOR:
News Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
College degree required

EMAIL RESUME AND REEL TO:
Steve McMurray
VP/General Manager
WKTV NewsChannel 2
smcmurray@wktv.com

Email only - Phone calls will not be accepted.

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


Technical Media Producer (Part-time Director & Master Control)

WKTV NewsChannel 2 is in search of a Part-Time Technical Media Producer (Director & Master Control).

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

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Job Title:
Technical Media Producer (Director & Master Control)
 
Hours:
Part Time 

Supervisor:
Dave Streeter, Operations Mgr.

Special Skills:
Must have good communication skills, the ability to think on his/her feet, knowledge of computers and production equipment. Candidate must have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and basic broadcast operation. Ross Overdrive & Xpression knowledge a plus.

Job Requirements:
Run Master control with Imagine ADC Automation. Direct live newscasts with Ross Overdrive system. Use Photoshop and other editing software. Employment is contingent upon successful drug screening. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

Description:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the NBC affiliate in Utica, NY, is looking for a candidate with directing and or master control experience. He/she must have good communication skills and the ability to react quickly to changes. The candidate will also be responsible for other production duties such as web publishing, camera operation, and audio operation.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.  We produce nine newscasts per weekday, and three newscasts per weekend day.

When will the position open:
Now

When will the search close?
When a suitable candidate is found.

Contact:
Dave Streeter, Operations Mgr.
WKTV
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
dstreeter@wktv.com


Technical Media Producer (Full-time Director & Master Control)

WKTV NewsChannel 2 is in search of a Full-Time Technical Media Producer (Director & Master Control).

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

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Job Title:
Technical Media Producer (Director & Master Control)
 
Hours:
Full Time 

Supervisor:
Dave Streeter, Operations Mgr.

Special Skills:
Must have good communication skills, the ability to think on his/her feet, knowledge of computers and production equipment. Candidate must have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and basic broadcast operation. Ross Overdrive & Xpression knowledge a plus.

Job Requirements:
Run Master control with Imagine ADC Automation. Direct live newscasts with Ross Overdrive system. Use Photoshop and other editing software. Employment is contingent upon successful drug screening. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

Description:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the NBC affiliate in Utica, NY, is looking for a candidate with directing and or master control experience. He/she must have good communication skills and the ability to react quickly to changes. The candidate will also be responsible for other production duties such as web publishing, camera operation, and audio operation.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.  We produce nine newscasts per weekday, and three newscasts per weekend day.

When will the position open:
2/1/2022

When will the search close?
When a suitable candidate is found.

Contact:
Dave Streeter, Operations Mgr.
WKTV
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
dstreeter@wktv.com


Weekend Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

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

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DESCRIPTION:
WKTV NewsChannel 2, the dominant #1 NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Utica, New York, is in search of a full-time news Weekend Anchor/Multimedia Journalist. The successful candidate will be able to write copy, shoot and edit video, front live shots, and publish digital content to the station’s website and social media platforms. The ability to serve as a fill-in anchor and producer is a plus. Must be self-reliant and have a willingness to enterprise unique local stories. Excellent writing skills, a smooth on-air presence, and a thorough understanding of modern journalism are a must.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be proficient in broadcast writing, videography, and nonlinear editing. Must be social media savvy and skilled in writing for online publication. Must be able to lift and carry professional camera gear. Must have clean driving record. Must be willing to work flexible shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Must have a college degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent professional experience. Must have a clean driving record and pass a background check and drug screening.

WKTV is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION OPENS: 
Immediately

SEARCH CLOSES:
When a suitable candidate is found

HOURS:
Full-time (40 hours per week)

SUPERVISOR:
News Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
College degree required

EMAIL RESUME AND REEL TO:
Steve McMurray
VP/General Manager
WKTV NewsChannel 2
smcmurray@wktv.com

Email only - Phone calls will not be accepted.