Current Available Jobs for WREX


Sports Director

13 WREX has a rare opening for a Sports Director who thrives on storytelling and focuses on providing strong content, not just scores and highlights.

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

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For the first time in more than a decade, our station is searching for a new sports director.

Why?

Well, our former sports director is moving… …to the anchor desk!

We are a station that promotes from within and invests in our talent; that is why we are proud our former sports director has been promoted to evening anchor.

So, this VERY rare opportunity has become available.

Just one-hour west of Chicago is Rockford, IL… Have you heard of it?

Maybe in “A League of Their Own.”

If you haven’t – check out this article from Forbes… (https://bit.ly/3b10c0C)

Rockford, IL, and the communities we serve have a long and rich history when it comes to sports.

And we tell those stories.

If you can produce compelling local sports stories that go beyond scores and highlights, then we would like to talk with you!

Our team covers it all… from local high school athletics to college programs, to our own minor league baseball and hockey teams!

Yes… you would also cover the Chicago Bears… Blackhawks… Bulls… Cubs… Sox and Sky!

And… maybe the Brewers… Bucks… and Packers. (We can chat.)

If you believe you are a newsroom leader that can help elevate our product, not only on television, but on digital as well, please apply.


Engineer

13 WREX in Rockford, IL is currently seeking a self-motivated individual with an emphasis on facilities management for a full-time opening on our Engineering Team.

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

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The successful candidate will be able to combine people-oriented approach to maintaining the physical plant and user-oriented equipment.

The successful candidate will be able to respond to duties and tasks in support of news, programming, sales, and others when needed. 

Live production experience is desired.

Qualifications include broadcast equipment maintenance and repair experience, IT skills, ability to troubleshoot and problem solve, and strong verbal and written communication skills.

Applicant should be able to work independently at times and must be available for some on-call all hours during the week and for scheduled weekends.

Send resumes to:
WREX-TV
Ed Reams, General Manager
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL  61105
ereams@wrex.com

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening


Morning News Anchor / Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX-TV is looking for an energetic and charismatic newsroom leader with a passion for local news to be our next morning news 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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Come live and work in Rockford, Illinois – a great affordable city with a high quality of life!

Located just 55 minutes west of Chicago, Rockford is a city on the rise.

Working for 13 WREX-TV means you will be a member of the Allen Media Broadcasting family, a company that truly cares about the communities they serve.

We are looking for someone who can bring creativity and energy to the anchor desk and can deliver and connect with our viewers with passion, personality, and professionalism.

In addition to anchoring, the job duties will also include producing, reporting, story enterprising and development, script approvals, script writing and video editing.

13 WREX-TV is committed to produce award-winning content on multiple platforms, including mobile, web and social media. The ideal candidate should have a full understanding of how to use digital media to connect with our viewers effectively.

If you are ready to lead an award-winning team, we want to hear from you.

Send resumes / reels to:
WREX-TV
Gregory Deffenbaugh, News Director
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL 61105
gdeffenbaugh@wrex.com

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


4 p.m. Anchor / Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX-TV is looking for an energetic and charismatic newsroom leader with a passion for local news to join our award-winning team as a news anchor / producer.

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

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We are looking for someone who can bring creativity and energy to the anchor desk and can deliver and connect with our viewers with passion, personality, and professionalism.

The perfect candidate will launch our new 4 p.m. newscast and will be someone who can serve as a good example for our young, talent staff; and someone who is dedicated to working with others in a team-oriented environment.

We’re looking for someone who is dedicated to connecting with our viewers on the desk and through social media in the greater Rockford and northern Illinois community.

In addition to anchoring, the position requires reporting, story development and enterprising, script approvals, script writing, and editing.

13 WREX-TV is committed to producing award-winning content on multiple platforms. The ideal candidate should embrace digital/social media to connect with our viewers effectively.

Applicants must have a degree in journalism and/or a related field and prior on-camera professional experience.

If you are ready to help lead an award-winning team just 55 minutes from Chicago, we want to hear from you!

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


Meteorologist / Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX-TV is looking for an energetic and charismatic meteorologist with a passion for local news to join our team as a weekend morning meteorologist and multimedia journalist.

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

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We are looking for someone who can bring creativity and energy to our weathercasts and can deliver and connect with our viewers with passion, personality, and professionalism.

The perfect candidate is someone who is dedicated to working with others in a team-oriented environment.

In addition to forecasting, the position requires reporting, story development and enterprising, script approvals, script writing, and editing.

13 WREX-TV is committed to producing award-winning content on multiple platforms. The ideal candidate should embrace digital/social media to connect with our viewers effectively.

Applicants must have a degree in meteorology and/or a related field and prior on-camera professional experience.

If you are ready to join an award-winning team just 55 minutes from Chicago, we want to hear from you!

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


Weekend Morning Producer / Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX-TV is looking for a visually creative and highly energetic weekend morning producer / multimedia journalist to join our team in Rockford, Illinois.

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

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We are looking for someone who is passionate about local news, and who wants to create “memorable television moments” in our state-of-the-art studio and/or LIVE in our community.

The successful candidate will produce our new weekend morning newscasts and report three days a week for 13 News Today.

As a producer, the successful candidate will craft and create compelling newscasts that meet the objective and strategy of our news department.

As a multimedia journalist, the successful candidate will shoot, write, and edit their own stories, which will air in our award-winning newscasts and be featured on our digital platforms.

The ideal candidate should embrace social media to connect with our viewers effectively.

Applicants must have a degree in journalism and/or a related field and prior on-camera professional experience.

If you are ready to join an award-winning team just 55 minutes from Chicago, we want to hear from you!

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


Weekend Morning Anchor / Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX-TV is looking for an energetic and charismatic newsroom leader with a passion for local news to join our team as a weekend morning news anchor and multimedia journalist.

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

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We are looking for someone who can bring creativity and energy to the anchor desk and can deliver and connect with our viewers with passion, personality, and professionalism.

The perfect candidate is someone who can serve as a good example for our young, talent staff; and someone who is dedicated to working with others in a team-oriented environment.

We’re looking for someone who is dedicated to connecting with our viewers on the desk and through social media in the greater Rockford and northern Illinois community.

In addition to anchoring, the position requires reporting, story development and enterprising, script approvals, script writing, and editing.

13 WREX-TV is committed to producing award-winning content on multiple platforms. The ideal candidate should embrace digital/social media to connect with our viewers effectively.

Applicants must have a degree in journalism and/or a related field and prior on-camera professional experience.

If you are ready to help lead an award-winning team just 55 minutes from Chicago, we want to hear from you!

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


Creative Services & Marketing Director

13 WREX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Rockford, Illinois is looking for an experienced, energetic individual to market its station on multiple platforms.

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

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The Creative Services and Marketing Director is the driving force behind the National Murrow and Emmy® Award-Winning 13 WREX-TV brand. Your creative storytelling will entertain, inform, and engage our viewers alongside a team of producers dedicated to making our station stand out from the rest. From concept to post-production, this is your opportunity work with a talented group of people to tackle the daily writing, shooting, editing and graphic design challenges of marketing our NBC and MeTV content for on-air and digital.

Applicants should have knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite. Marketing experience is preferred.

This position requires a relevant communications degree and/or at least 5 years of professional experience.

Since the job requires use of company vehicles, this offer is subject to approval by conducting a background check. New hires must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodation or other applicable law).

Paid vacation, holidays, personal days, a 401K retirement plan along with the full suite of insurance benefits.

13 WREX-TV is proud to a part of Allen Media Broadcasting. Throughout AMB, positions are available for candidates with all levels of experience and the advancement you are seeking.

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX-TV is currently seeking a visually creative and highly energetic Multimedia Journalist.

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

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We’re looking for a journalist who knows how to create “memorable television moments” in the studio and out in the field. We are looking for a journalist who can dig for a story and fights to be the lead in the newscast. If you know how to use social media to creatively engage viewers, we want to learn more about you.  Do you know how to develop and enterprise exclusive content? If so, you will get our attention.

This position requires on-camera reporting, photojournalism and non-linear editing.  Our journalists produce content for on-air, online, and mobile platforms. Producing experience is a plus. Applicants must have a degree in journalism or a related multimedia field and prior on-camera professional experience.

The Rockford news market provides an opportunity unlike many other markets even double its size. We break stories, we dig deeper, we enterprise and we go live on a daily basis. If you are looking for a job that will help advance your career and continue to make 13 WREX-TV the market leader then this is the job for you.

13 WREX-TV is committed to produce award-winning content on multiple platforms, including mobile, web and social media.  The ideal candidate will have a full understanding of how to effectively use these kinds of digital media. 

We also need a leader in both the newsroom and the community. The perfect candidate is someone who is dedicated to working with others in a team-oriented environment. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


Director / Master Control Operator

13 WREX-TV is currently seeking a Master Control Operator to join our Technical Department.

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

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This position is accountable for all 13 WREX-TV master control related activities including, but not limited to, switching commercials, station breaks, recording and prepping daily syndicated feeds, inputting material into the video servers and logging transmitter / tower light / EAS information on respective forms. Candidate will need skills in audio board operation for Newscasts.

Qualifications include, but not limited to:

  • High school graduate
  • Must possess the ability to move quickly and make fast, accurate judgments.
  • Previous experience with production / master control switchers or college production courses desired.

Requirements include, but not limited to:

  • Must possess the necessary skills and abilities to properly perform the duties of the position or learn and acquire these skills and abilities within a probationary period.
  • Ability to interface with computer systems running a variety of operating systems and programs.
  • Ability to identify problems and contact appropriate maintenance staff when needed. 
  • Must be willing to follow instructions to perform first level checks of corrective maintenance and to assist maintenance staff in the repair of equipment.
  • Must have/maintain a valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • Speech and hearing abilities that allow the incumbent to communicate logically and persuasively (verbally and in writing) and ability to see, hear and respond to monitoring equipment and print legibly.  
  • Vision enough to read/respond to written safety messages, warning signs and read instruction manuals. Must have manual dexterity and the physical ability to move quickly and respond to various situations in master control.
  • The ability to lift equipment weighing approximately 50 lbs.
  • Some hazards are involved in operation of electrical equipment and climbing ladders.

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


Weekend Evening Anchor / Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX-TV is looking for a visually creative and highly energetic Weekend Evening 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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We’re looking for a journalist who knows how to create “memorable television moments” in the studio and out in the field. We are looking for a journalist who can dig for a story and fights to be the lead in the newscast. If you know how to use social media to creatively engage viewers, we want to learn more about you.  Do you know how to develop and enterprise exclusive content? If so, you will get our attention. Strong news gathering, producing, and investigative skills are preferred.

This position requires on-camera anchoring, reporting, producing, photojournalism, and non-linear editing.  Our journalists produce content for on-air, online, and mobile platforms.  Producing experience is a plus. Applicants must have a degree in journalism or a related multimedia field and prior on-camera professional experience.

The Rockford news market provides an opportunity unlike many other markets even double its size. We break stories, we dig deeper, we enterprise and we go live on a daily basis. If you are looking for a job that will help advance your career and continue to make 13 WREX-TV the market leader then this is the job for you.

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


IT Administrator

13 WREX-TV is seeking a highly motivated IT Administrator for its award-winning, state of the art broadcast facility.

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

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As a key member of the engineering team, the IT Administrator will provide and perform all information technology support for the station including IT policies and procedures, equipment maintenance for WAN/LAN/VPN, wireless access points, domain controllers, Cisco VOIP phone systems and PC workstations.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Active Directory management
  • Desktop support for local and remote users 
  • Design, implement and maintain computer/network security policies 
  • Work with corporate engineering and 3rd party vendors to configure, install, and maintain switches, routers, servers, NAS and other hardware and software 
  • Provide capital budgetary support and advice for selection and replacement of equipment 

Skills preferences and requirements:

  • Degree in IT related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience required
  • Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and other industry certifications are a plus
  • Experience with Active Directory administration, remote desktop applications, VPN, and Office 365 required
  • Experience in broadcast television or a related field preferred
  • Experience with Avid, iNews, Imagine automation, Ross Overdrive and Vantage transcoding system a plus

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. Occasional climbing, kneeling, and crawling may be required for cable installations. Position requires a driver's license. Occasional travel to station events. Typical hours are Monday-Friday; however, all engineering staff are on call 24/7.

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.


Account Executive

13 WREX-TV is seeking a passionate, positive, and self-motivated individual to join our Sales Team as an Account Executive.

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

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We’re looking for a candidate who wants to make a difference in our community by working with businesses to help them succeed. We have a progressive culture where your talents can help to grow existing business and develop new customers for both on-air and digital.  We’re looking for self-starters who are energized by meeting with people and thrive on helping companies in our area WIN!

Successful candidates should highly organized, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, have a valid driver’s license and have previous success as being part of a team.  Successful advertising sales experience, a college education and television background are preferred. If you are ready to take the next step in your sales career, we want to hear from YOU!

Note: Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law) and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.