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WTVA, an Allen Media Broadcasting 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.  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 is 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. 


Sports Multimedia Journalist

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WTVA has an immediate opening for a Sports Multimedia Journalist to work at one of the top small-market stations in the country. WTVA is located in Tupelo, Mississippi. Tupelo is the birthplace of Elvis Presley and the regional hub in beautiful northeast Mississippi. 
 
We are in the heart of SEC country. We cover Ole Miss and Mississippi State sports extensively. College sports are an important part of our culture here in northeast Mississippi and at WTVA. It's not uncommon for a sports story to lead a newscast or for a producer to give sports extra time in a show.  
 
We need a team player who lives, breathes and eats local sports. We need a strong storyteller who is able to grab the big sports story and sports feature on a daily basis. We focus on hyper local sports — stories you won't find on ESPN or on the networks. High school sports are just as important to us as collegiate level athletics.  
 
This person will shoot, write and edit stories, report live from the field and write for our website as well as our social media platforms. The person we hire would also anchor and produce sportscasts at least two days a week. 
 
If you're coachable, can communicate and work well with others and have a great work ethic, we want to hear from you. 
 
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 a licensed driver and insurable for a motor vehicle.
  • Must undergo a writing and/or current events test. 

To apply, email 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


Full Time Technical Media Producer (TMP)

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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


Account Executive

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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

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)

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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

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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 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