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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. 


News Director

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

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Small Market News Directors, are you tired of chasing #1 with little to no resources? Are you ready to work for a dominant station and experience what winning BIG feels like? Mid-Market Middle Managers, are you ready for your first News Director gig with a serious news station?

WTVA, the Allen Media Broadcasting owned NBC and ABC affiliate in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (133) will take your career to a big market experience fast. You must eat, sleep and breathe news to do this job. WTVA attacks news every day with a fast-paced delivery for more than 9 hours of live coverage each weekday. Allen Media Broadcasting is a company that believes in and invests in live, local news.

Does your current employer invest in your career with training and consulting as if you were a network 0 & 0? Allen Media does, and you could soon be working with Magid consultants who partner with us to provide research-based consumer insights to continue to evolve our winning strategy. We may be market 133, but we play like the big leagues. Interested?

The ideal candidate must be energetic, positive, passionate, competitive, possess strong motivational skills and exceed in recruiting, training and leading across generations. If you can't check those boxes, please do not waste my time or yours.

Why Tupelo? Why North Mississippi? We live in a cultural hotbed for internationally recognized music, art and literature. Elvis was born here. BB King played in the joints. Tennessee Williams spent much of his youth here. Plus, we're only 90 minutes from Memphis, 3.5 hours from Nashville - and we're in the middle of three of the most competitive SEC universities (Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State). The area is home to the Columbus Air Force Base, PACAR, Toyota, and produces more home furnishings than any other area of the country. The cost of living is low too, so your generous compensation plan will give you more 
bang for your buck.

WTVA is looking for an individual who can lead their legacy station in north Mississippi to new heights of success. This individual should be high energy with a positive and competitive personality and possess the leadership skills necessary to quickly gain the respect of a very strong team of journalists. Duties required, but not limited to, overseeing day-to-day operation and responsibility of the newsroom and the following:

  • Provide strategic, logistical planning, and direction to the entire news department.
  • Lead, develop, and coordinate electronic and digital news gathering operations: writing, 
    video gathering, editing, remote broadcasts, and backpacks.
  • Provide guidance, training, and leadership for editorial and newsgathering personnel, 
    including MMJs, videographers, reporters, editors, anchors and others as assigned.
  • Responsible for staffing and supervisory duties, including hiring, performance management, scheduling, and evaluation of all department personnel.
  • Mentor and develop news employees' news gathering and technology skills, especially in the use of digital and wireless tools.
  • Work with General Manager, Business Manager and Director of Technology/Operations to plan and manage the TV News operating and capital budgets. Plan, supervise, and track department expenditures.

NOTE: All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree (or the equivalent) preferably in journalism or communications. 
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in newsgathering and/or production and at least 3 years of direct management experience in a local television or network environment is preferred.
  • Experience supervising, training, coaching and motivating a team.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam and drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks. You must hold a valid driver's license and be insurable under Mississippi Law. Applicant must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

WTVA provides services to Coastal Television's WLOV (FOX 27).

To apply please send resume via email or mail to:

No Phone Calls Please

WTVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WTVA will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

 


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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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

MS TV LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER