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Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem.  We are home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command, and the second largest research park in the country!  This is a growing, thriving, and exciting community.  Huntsville is the largest metro in Alabama.  WAAY is owned by Allen Media Broadcasting.  Our company expects top performance and results but provides support and culture to win.  

WAAY – TV participates in the E-Verify program through the SSA and DHS to confirm the citizenship status of all new hire employees pursuant to State of Alabama Act number 2011-535 and Federal Law via the Form I-9.  WAAY – TV will not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and will not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9 should you be hired.  If you have the legal right to work in the United States, no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin or citizenship status.

 WAAY Television is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to comply fully with all federal, state, and city statutes.  Discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or other protected groups or conditions is specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission and by federal, state and local laws and regulations.  If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC, Washington, D.C. 20554; The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C., 20506; or other appropriate federal, state, or local agencies


Assistant News Director

WAAY-31 the Allen Media ABC Affiliate in Huntsville Alabama is looking for our next Assistant News Director.

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Summary:

Our ideal candidate is a collaborative, experienced leader who`s great at juggling multiple projects and growing journalists. Through careful coaching, the Assistant News Director elevates our station`s storytelling, writing and execution on all platforms.
The Assistant News Director will lead day-to-day decision making on broadcast coverage and work closely with the digital team to ensure our content best serves the audience on all platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

The Assistant News Director works closely with producers, reporters, anchors, digital desk producers and photographers on compelling, emotionally connecting, impact-driven original
storytelling. The AND will oversee production of newscasts and special programming and help lead the news team during breaking news and severe weather events. Solid journalistic and content
judgment that emphasizes accurate, fair and engaging content. Must have proven positive people management skills, be a strong communicator, and have strong conflict management skills.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please visit the below link to apply for the position.

https://allenmediabroadcasting.com/careers/waay.html


Television Broadcast Engineer

We are looking for a skilled Television Broadcast Engineer to support the technical aspects of our television broadcasting operations.

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Company Overview:

WAAY-TV is a local television station dedicated to delivering high-quality programming to audiences in the Northern Alabama viewing area. Winning “Station of the Year” two years in a row, WAAY sets the standard for innovation, excellence, and providing viewers with engaging content across various platforms. As we continue to expand our operations, we are seeking a talented and experienced Television Broadcast Engineer to join our dynamic team.

Position Overview:

We are looking for a skilled Television Broadcast Engineer to support the technical aspects of our television broadcasting operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of our broadcast facilities, maintaining equipment, troubleshooting technical issues, and implementing new technologies to enhance our production capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain television broadcast equipment, including cameras, switchers, audio consoles, routers, servers, and transmission systems.
  • Set up and configure broadcast systems for live and recorded productions, ensuring optimal performance and quality.
  • Monitor on-air signals and troubleshoot technical issues as they arise, taking prompt corrective action to minimize downtime.
  • Conduct regular maintenance and inspections of broadcast equipment, performing repairs and upgrades as needed to ensure reliability and performance.
  • Manage the maintenance of systems associated with the station including but not limited to HVAC, generators, satellite dishes, electrical hardware, radar systems.
  • Assist in the installation and integration of new broadcast equipment and systems, including testing and commissioning.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends in television broadcasting, recommending upgrades and improvements to enhance our capabilities.
  • Maintain accurate documentation, records, and logs of broadcast equipment, configurations, and maintenance activities.
  • Provide technical support and training to staff and production teams as needed, ensuring proper operation and utilization of broadcast equipment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in television broadcasting or broadcast engineering preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in operating and troubleshooting broadcast equipment and systems, including cameras, switchers, audio consoles, routers, and transmission systems.
  • Strong technical skills in video and audio production, signal processing, and transmission technologies.
  • Experience with broadcast automation systems, graphics systems, and non-linear editing systems is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and protocols, such as SMPTE, ATSC, and SDI.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail, with a proactive approach to identifying and resolving technical issues.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, including severe weather events, evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required in a broadcast environment.

Location: Huntsville, AL

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and relevant experience for the position of Television Broadcast Engineer to jobs@waaytv.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

WAAY-TV is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those with diverse backgrounds and those with disabilities.

 


Staff Meteorologist

WAAY is looking for an outstanding individual and on-air performer to join the weather department as a Meteorologist.

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POSITION OPEN: WAAY-TV Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, AL Staff Meteorologist

 

Opening Date: January 2, 2024                                                           Closing Date:   When filled

 

WAAY-TV, the 2022 and 2023 Alabama Television Station of the Year, is looking for an outstanding individual and on-air performer to join the weather department as Meteorologist. Top candidates must have superior skills for forecasting and on-air presentation while being a positive part of an outstanding team of Meteorologists in a beautiful, rapidly growing market. This market is known for its breaking weather. WAAY-TV is home to the nation’s largest privately owned radar network and the region’s most advanced weather tracking unit, providing the ability to produce and deliver weather reports live on location. Involvement in community and appearances at station-sponsored events is necessary.

Sustained, breaking weather experience is a preferred, delivering high-quality information on-air, on digital, social and through the OTT stream. This individual is expected be a leader in the newsroom dedicated to professional growth and leadership. The ideal candidate should possess skills necessary to become engaged on social media, realizing the importance of leading in weather coverage both on-air and on-line. Live shots, presentations to students and groups, and interaction with those we serve at station-sponsored events throughout the DMA is an expectation. Knowledge of Weather Company (IBM) system tools, WSI Max, and possessing the ability to enhance graphics and maps while providing exceptional live reporting skills from the field are necessary.

 

Requirements include:

  • BA/BS degree in meteorology, science or equivalent
  • Experience as an on-air meteorologist highly preferred
  • AMS/NWA seal is preferred; otherwise, we will assist you in obtaining your seal
  • Outstanding communication and technical skills various weather programs
  • When applying, please include a link to your online demo reel

 

Pre-employment drug screen, a good driving record and background check are required.

 

Cover letter, resume, and references should be submitted to: News Director, WAAY-TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

Or emailed to: jobs@waaytv.com • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Sports Director / MMJ

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WAAY-31 in beautiful Huntsville Alabama is home to SEC football and looking for an energetic/charismatic Sports Director/MMJ who co.  The right person for this job understands local sports is a lot more than game highlights and postgame interviews with coaches.  This position is for someone who wants to approach sports from a community-based perspective, be known among high school and college athletics across the entire North Alabama region, and create the leading sports coverage department in the market.  We are looking for someone to tell the stories of our local athletes.  You must be able to identify when sports becomes the news and help flag those situations. Prior experience as a sports director is a plus.

All candidates should understand that assisting in news coverage can be part of the job.

 

This job offers wonderful benefits to college sports fans.  Huntsville, AL is part of a very fast-growing area of Alabama located in the heart of SEC Country.  You will have the chance to cover the SEC Championship Game, Sugar Bowl, College Football Playoffs and other major sporting events.

 

If you need a flexible work-life balance, Huntsville, AL is a truly awesome place. Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers. We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command, Redstone Arsenal and the second largest research park in the country. If you like to travel, Nashville is an under two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.  Leaders with incredible common sense and a competitive spirit move to the front of the line.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent
  • 2 years experience as a MMJ is required
  • Able to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to shoot and edit video
  • Willing to work in any weather condition, holidays and weekends.

 

Interested candidates should send their resume and reel to jobs@waaytv.com or
WAAY – TV
1000 Monte Sano Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35801

 

No phone calls accepted.

WAAY–TV is an equal opportunity employer. We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices.


News Anchor

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WAAY 31, in Huntsville, AL, is looking for a dynamic Anchor with a passion for journalism, holding the powerful accountable and telling stories that make a difference in our community.  This is a position of leadership in the newsroom and requires the ability to lead, coach, and be coached.

The ideal candidate has a proven track record of delivering breaking news in an urgent manner, breaking big stories, cultivating sources and a newsroom leader.  If you just want to read scripts or repeat what police tell you, this is not the job for you.  You will deliver news and engage with our audiences on every platform we serve from behind the desk and find/report it from the field.  This position provides the freedom to do work that matters in our community.  

If you need a flexible work-life balance, Huntsville, AL is a true gem.  Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers.  We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country.  If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

 

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.

5 or more years’ experience as an Anchor and same or more as Reporter.
Ability to shoot and edit video a plus

 

Interested candidates should apply at waaytv.com, send their resume and reel to  jobs@waaytv.com or

WAAY – TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

 

No phone calls accepted.

 

WAAY – TV is an equal opportunity employer.  We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices.

 


Sports Anchor/MMJ News Reporter

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WAAY 31 is looking for an energetic and charismatic Sports Anchor/MMJ who will also cover news.  The right person for this job understands local sports is a lot more than game highlights and postgame interviews with coaches.

This position is for someone who wants to approach sports from a community-based perspective.  We are looking for someone to tell the stories of our local athletes.  You also must be able to identify when sports becomes the news and help flag those situations.

All candidates should also understand covering news is part of the job.  News drives our product and is the key piece to our success.  If you aren’t willing to cover news, please do not apply.

This job also offers wonderful benefits to college sports fans.  Huntsville, AL is in the heart of SEC Country.  You will have the chance to cover the SEC Championship Game, Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoffs.

Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem. Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers. We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country. If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.
2 years expereince as an MMJ is required.
Must be able to work independently and in a team environmentAbility to shoot and edit video
Must be willing to work in any weather condition, holidays, and weekends.

Interested candidates should send their resume and examples of current work to:
jobs@waaytv.com

No phone calls accepted. WAAY 31 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.