Current Available Jobs for WTVA

WTVA, a Heartland Media owned station, is located in the beautiful rolling hills of north Mississippi in the city of Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis and sits on connecting property to the historic Natchez Trace Parkway.  Located just 90 minutes from Memphis and two hours from Birmingham, Tupelo is the shopping and entertainment hub for all of north Mississippi and northwest Alabama and has been voted an All American City an amazing five times.   Mississippi TV, LLC (dba WTVA) is the NBC affilliate broadcasting on channel 9.1 and is the ABC affiliate broadcasting on channel 9.2.  WTVA also provides our over the air viewers with the ION network on channel 9.3.  In addition, WTVA provides services for WLOV (FOX, MeTV and ThisTV) a Coastal Communications station.  WTVA is the dominant number one news station for the 19 counties we cover in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama.  Providing nine hours of live local news each weekday and three and a half hours of live local news each Saturday and Sunday, WTVA and it's sister station WLOV field the largest news gathering team in our market.  We deliver on our brand, "Live, Local, Late Breakiing" with fast paced and relevant newscasts every day.  This is the station and the station group that can launch your broadcast career.  If this is your first broadcast job WTVA has all the tools you will need to succeed.   Using Magid research, consulting and coaching combined with experienced local news leadership you will have access to the best mentoring and training available anywhere in the country.  New and experienced recruits comment on the infectious enthusiasm and excitement when they visit the WTVA studio.  Using ENG vehicles, TVU backpacks and drones you will have access to the latest technology available in our industry and you will be expected to use it, every day in every newscast.  This is a small market station with a large market approach to every aspect of our operation.  You will get excellent, one on one training and support, no matter how experienced you are.  And, you will get national attention because we are known in our industry (numerous times awarded by AP and the Emmys) for developing the best journalists and producers. 


Assignment Manager

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

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Mississippi TV LLC WTVA 9 News, the AMB-owned NBC & ABC affiliate has an opening for a self-motivated Assignment Manager to lead our assignment desk and daily newsgathering effort in the Tupelo-Columbus, MS Market.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized person with strong leadership skills and managerial abilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring radio/scanners/social media for breaking news.
  • Coordinating and dispatching reporters and photographers in the field.
  • Maintaining court files and future event planning.
  • Set news coverage priorities by following the strategic news plan and breaking news coverage plans.
  • Gather information on stories by cultivating sources within official channels.
  • Develop sources and generate story ideas.
  • Contribute to the station's digital platforms.
  • Collaborate with other management to facilitate newsroom-wide communications and workflows.
  • Must be strongly versed in social media for both posting and newsgathering purposes.
  • Familiar with local newsgathering technology and terminology.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • The applicant will have strong people and phone skills as well as the ability to work in a team atmosphere.
  • A strong emphasis on breaking news, that's our culture so the ideal candidate must be open and willing to embrace the strategic mission.
  • Must be highly organized.
  • Must have the ability to work multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to foster and maintain professional working relationships with newsmakers.
  • Ability to gather information from multiple sources and push it out to anchors, reporters & producers.
  • Must have a sense of urgency and thrive in a high-pressure breaking news and weather environment.
  • Be able to remain calm and level-headed during breaking news situations.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Successful candidate will be required to contribute to all digital platforms, as well as monitor multiple social media accounts in order to gather content and communicate with newsmakers.

Education:

  • College degree in Broadcast Journalism, or related field (preferred).
  • Military training and experience will be considered.

Pre-employment background check and drug test required. 

To apply, submit your résumé to: 

  • Liz Zamora
  • News Director
  • WTVA/WLOV
  • P.O. Box 320
  • Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320
  • lzamora@wtva.com  

MISSISSIPPI TV, LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER  


Meteorologist/MMJ

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

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WTVA-TV is searching for a full-time Meteorologist/MMJ to join our award-winning team. We are searching for a storyteller that wants to hone their skills covering tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding and snow-- many times from the field. We have the latest tools, including augmented reality capabilities to help you tell compelling weather stories, every day. The ideal candidate should be on-track to get their CBM or NWA seal within the first year of employment. The person must be able to present clear, focused and accurate forecasts for our market dominating television, radio and online platforms. Schedule flexibility is a must, and long days/nights during severe weather are a part of the job. We’re looking for a team player and someone who is willing to live our Weather Authority brand.

In addition, this position will require someone who can shoot, write and edit news packages, vo sots, and look-lives. We are willing to train a talented newcomer, but a working knowledge of the news gathering process, strong news judgment, and knowledge of proper grammar is required. General knowledge of courts, local and state government is preferred.

Must be able to report live from field as well as shoot your own live shot. Must follow newsroom dress code to properly represent station on the air and in the field. Individual will post written, video and picture content across the multiple online platforms and social media sites.

  • Liz Zamora
  • News Director
  • WTVA/WLOV
  • P.O. Box 320
  • Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320
  • lzamora@wtva.com

MISSISSIPPI TV, LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Part-Time Meteorologist

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

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WTVA-TV is searching for a part-time weekend meteorologist to join our award-winning team. 

We are searching for a storyteller that wants to hone their skills covering tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding and snow - many times from the field.

We have the latest tools, including augmented reality capabilities to help you tell compelling weather stories, every day.

The ideal candidate should be on track to get their CBM or NWA seal within the first year of employment.

The person must be able to present clear, focused and accurate forecasts for our market-dominating television, radio and online platforms.

Schedule flexibility is a must, and long days/nights during severe weather are a part of the job.

We’re looking for a team player and someone who is willing to live our Weather Authority brand. 

Pre-employment background check and drug test required.

To apply, submit a video with a link to your reel and your résumé to: 

  • Liz Zamora
  • News Director
  • WTVA/WLOV
  • P.O. Box 320
  • Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320
  • lzamora@wtva.com 

MISSISSIPPI TV, LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 


Multimedia Journalist

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

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Mississippi TV, LLC in Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, has an immediate opening for a multimedia journalist.

Brief Description

Duties required, but not limited to: Working knowledge of the news gathering process. Strong news judgment and knowledge of proper grammar is required. General knowledge of courts, local and state government preferred.

Must be able to shoot video with station cameras in addition to writing and editing packages, vo sots and look lives. Must be able to report live from field as well as shoot your own live shot. Must follow newsroom dress code to properly represent station on the air and in the field. Individual will post written, video and picture content across the multiple online platforms and social media sites.

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in this position, individual must be able to perform each essential duty to his or her utmost ability. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.

Four-year College or University degree and/or previous experience in a television, print or web newsroom.

Pre-employment background check and drug test required. Must be a licensed driver and insurable for a motor vehicle.

To apply, submit a video with reporting samples or link to your reel and your re?sume? to:

Liz Zamora
News Director
WTVA/WLOV
P.O. Box 320
Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320
lzamora@wtva.com

MISSISSIPPI TV, LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 


Producer

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

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Mississippi TV, LLC has an immediate opening for a Producer. 

Brief Description

Candidate must be able to produce fast-paced, hard-hitting newscasts, understand basic producing functions including rundowns, newscast timing and meeting production needs. Will work with anchors and reporters, editing, writing news stories. Other duties will include writing and editing stories to the website and social media. 

Duties required, but not limited to: working knowledge of the newsgathering process, strong news judgment and the ability to frame stories effectively. Knowledge of proper grammar is a must. This person must thrive under pressure, able to make quick decisions and adapt to last-minute changes.  

Minimum Requirements: Four-year college or university degree and/or previous experience in a newsroom. 

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. 

When applying, please tell us how you learned about the opening. 

To apply, submit résumé to: 

Liz Zamora 

News Director 

lzamora@wtva.com 

P.O. Box 320 

Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320 

MISSISSIPPI TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 


IT/Engineering Technician

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

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WTVA has an immediate opening for an Engineering Technician.

POSITION:

IT/Engineering Technician

REPORTS TO:

Director of Operations and Technology (DOT)

JOB SUMMARY:

The IT/Engineering Technician works to maintain the station’s technical infrastructure in support of the company’s goal of providing a quality product to our viewers and clients. He/she works in support of the technical needs of each department within the television station. The IT/Engineering Technician also helps maintains the physical infrastructure of the station. This includes, but is not limited to, buildings, grounds and equipment. WTVA is a 24/7 operation and the Engineering Technician is required to be on-call as needed.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:

  • Repair, maintenance, installation and configuration of computers, software and network systems

  • Repair, maintenance, installation and configuration of broadcast studio equipment

  • Provide technical expertise to station personnel

  • Facility maintenance

STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the IT/Engineering Technician is responsible. 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 require it.

Experience maintaining computer networks is required.

Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Gary Savage

Director of Operations and Technology

gsavage@wtva.com

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