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 Breaking" 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. 


Part Time Associate Producer

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

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Are you a news junkie? Are you creative, passionate about telling stories and want to use your writing skills to make a difference? WTVA in beautiful Tupelo, Mississippi, needs a focused, detail-oriented producer to join our award-winning news team.

The ideal candidate will 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.

The ideal candidate must be a team player, work well under deadline, communicate effectively and show leadership skills. We’re looking for great, newsroom citizens.

Duties required but are not limited to: working knowledge of the news gathering 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 television, print, or newsroom preferred.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check

Must be full vaccinated against Covid-19

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

To apply, submit résumé to:

Pat Peterson

News Director

ppeterson@wtva.com

P.O. Box 320 Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320

MISSISSIPPI TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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

Brief Description:

Duties required, but not limited to:
  • Working knowledge and passion for sports. For us, it`s all about telling stories about people rather than just teams and highlights.
  • Knowledge of proper grammar is required.
  • 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 the field as well as shoot your own live shot.
  • Must follow newsroom dress code to properly represent the station on the air and in the field.
  • Individual will post written, video and picture content across multiple online platforms and social media sites. 
Minimum Requirements:
  • To be successful in this position, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty to his or her utmost ability.
  • 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 résumé to:
 
Pat Peterson
News Director
WTVA/WLOV
P.O. Box 320
Tupelo, MS  38802-0320
ppeterson@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:

Are you a news junkie? Are you creative, passionate about telling stories and want to use your writing skills to make a difference? WTVA in beautiful Tupelo, Mississippi, needs a focused, detail-oriented producer to join our award-winning news team.

The ideal candidate will 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.

The ideal candidate must be a team player, work well under deadline, communicate effectively and show leadership skills. We’re looking for great, newsroom citizens.

Duties required but are not limited to: working knowledge of the news gathering 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 television, print, or newsroom preferred.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check

Must be full vaccinated against Covid-19

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

To apply, submit résumé to:

Pat Peterson

News Director

ppeterson@wtva.com

P.O. Box 320 Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320

MISSISSIPPI TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Account Executive

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

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Do you want to join a premier multimedia company? When you start a career with Allen Media Broadcasting,
you’ll join a group of top professionals focused on growing together as a team and strive for excellence daily.
WTVA TV, the Allen Media Broadcasting team in Northeast Mississippi, is looking for an experienced Sales Account
Executive who is a self-starter and thrives in a goal-oriented team environment. As an Account Executive, you will
be expected to work both at the station as well as outside of the station making sales calls and/or visiting with
clients or potential clients daily.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain business on all platforms – TV, Digital and Events
  • Prospect, contact and present to new businesses to generate new advertising revenue
  • Create and deliver sales presentations to clients & agencies
  • Ensure all revenue goals are achieved
  • Form strategic business and market partnerships
  • Collaborate with station departments to ensure client satisfaction
  • Act as negotiator for assigned accounts; ensure proposals align with station strategies.

Required Skills

  • Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent understanding of marketing, the advertising marketplace and competition
  • A positive, results-oriented attitude and must be a team player
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, Google platform
  • Strong formal and interpersonal communication skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Must have a proven track record in sales and new business development
  • Experience in TV/Radio/Newspaper or other sales related experience is preferred
  • Must have personal insured transportation & valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

To apply, submit resumé to:

Mississippi TV LLC
Attention: Luke Stanford
Post Office Box 320
Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320
lstanford@wtva.com

WTVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Full Time Technical Media Producer (TMP)

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

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MS TV LLC has an immediate opening for a Technical Media Producer.

Brief Description:

The Technical Media Producer has the general responsibility for directing live News productions as assigned, operating the Master Control Center, monitoring the station’s on-air services, maintaining FCC logs, and ingesting video content into the play-to-air servers.

Minimum Requirements:

To be successful in this position the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty competently and professionally. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.

  • Ability to stay focused under time sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong technical & computer skills.
  • Flexibility with scheduling and job assignments.
  • Willingness to learn new hardware and software.

Training will be provided.

Pre-employment drug screening required.

Contact:

  • Mississippi TV LLC
  • Gary Savage, Director of Operations and Technology
  • gsavage@wtva.com

MS TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Part Time Technical Media Producer (TMP)

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

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MS TV LLC has an immediate opening for a Technical Media Producer.

Brief Description:

The Technical Media Producer has the general responsibility for directing live News productions as assigned, operating the Master Control Center, monitoring the station’s on-air services, maintaining FCC logs, and ingesting video content into the play-to-air servers.

Minimum Requirements:

To be successful in this position the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty competently and professionally. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. 

  • Ability to stay focused under time sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong technical & computer skills.
  • Flexibility with scheduling and job assignments.
  • Willingness to learn new hardware and software.

Training will be provided.

Pre-employment drug screening required.

Contact:

  • Mississippi TV LLC
  • Gary Savage, Director of Operations and Technology
  • gsavage@wtva.com

MS 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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WTVA is looking to hire a multimedia journalist to work at one of the top small-market television stations in the country.

We are in Northeast Mississippi, and we are the leading broadcast newsroom in the Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, market. Our station is an NBC and ABC affiliate owned by Allen Media Broadcasting that produces 52 hours of news every week. We also provide services for Coastal Broadcasting, the area's Fox affiliate. This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking for that first job out of college or if you are working behind the scenes in a larger market seeking an opportunity to get on the air.  

Our multimedia journalists must be able to find storiesturn them on tight deadlines and go live on location. They must be able to shoot, write and edit their stories, then share them with our viewers on air as well as online. In addition, they should have anchor potential. Since we do a lot of newscasts, we have plenty of opportunities for multimedia journalists to possibly add anchor duties.

We believe our newsroom is the perfect place to develop your career. Our station invests in coaching our employees. Whether you want to move to a larger market or move closer to home, we can help you get there. 

Minimum requirements 

  • Must have a four-year college or university degree and/or previous experience in a television, radio, print or online newsroom.
  • Must undergo a pre-employment background check and drug test.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law.
  • Must be a licensed driver and insurable for a motor vehicle.
  • Must undergo a writing and/or current events test. 

To applyemail or mail a video with reporting samples, a resume and how you found out about this job to: 

Pat Peterson
News Director
WTVA/WLOV 
P.O. Box 320 
Tupelo, MS  38802-0320 
ppeterson@wtva.com 

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

MS TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER