Current Available Jobs for WREX


Photojournalist

13 WREX is searching for a photojournalist to join our award-winning news team.

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

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13 WREX, the NBC affiliate serving northern Illinois is seeking a photojournalist to join our award-winning team.

The ideal candidate will shoot and edit creative, engaging content for our television newscasts and digital platforms.

We want journalists who tell compelling stories on their own or with a team in a deadline-driven environment.

Applicants need to be familiar with the latest photography and editing techniques. Knowledge of Avid Media Composer is preferred.

The Rockford Television market is a great place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, low-cost of living, ample recreation and close proximity to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

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

WREX is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting station.

If you would like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

WREX-TV
Gregory Deffenbaugh, News Director
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL 61105
gdeffenbaugh@wrex.com

Rockford TV, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Engineer

13 WREX is searching for an engineer to join our 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 is searching for a morning news anchor / multimedia journalist to join our award-winning news team.

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

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13 WREX, the NBC affiliate serving northern Illinois is seeking an Morning News Anchor/Multimedia for our growing morning show, 13 News Today.

If you are passionate about news, love story telling, and have some anchoring and TV reporting experience, lets talk!

Qualified candidates must have a degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, Communications, or related field.

Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and on-camera skills.

You will have a co-anchor, meteorologist, producers (2), and reporter - every single morning to help craft our highly competitive morning newscasts.

We are looking for a serious, creative journalist who is as comfortable in a live ad-lib situation as they are reading a prompter.

You will anchor our morning and midday newscasts five days a week, and represent the Station at community events.

The Rockford Television market is a great place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, low-cost of living, ample recreation and close proximity to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

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

WREX is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting station.

If you would like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

WREX-TV
Gregory Deffenbaugh, News Director
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL 61105
gdeffenbaugh@wrex.com

Rockford TV, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assignment Editor / 5 p.m. News Producer

13 WREX is searching for an assignment editor / 5 p.m. news producer to join our award-winning news team.

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

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13 WREX, the NBC affiliate serving northern Illinois is seeking an Assignment Editor/5 p.m. News Producer.

This successful candidate will be a take-charge leader that will help guide our team and help manage our platform of news products.

This team member will serve as an editorial decision maker.

Excellent news judgement is needed for this fast-paced environment and multi-city market.

The successful candidate must be able to identify great stories, create urgency, and showcase stories in a memorable way.

The Assignment Editor/5 p.m. News Producer will partner with the Content Manager and the News Director to execute a vision and strategic plan for success in daily weather, severe weather, breaking news, and the big story every day while assisting with the management of day-to-day operations.

You will work with fellow producers and anchors to showcase and execute the presentation of newscasts, while also doing the same for web and social media.

The Assignment Editor/5 p.m. News Producer will have a creative vision for the use of writing, video, graphics, and other production elements to tell great stories, employing all of our technology on all of our platforms including our Storm Chaser and our drone.

13 WREX is a continuous news source with an immediate deadline culture.

The Assignment Editor/5 p.m. News Producer will oversee and be in constant contact with those involved in our newsgathering and delivery process.

You will be responsible for making immediate decisions on how stories and content will be presented.

Applicants must have a strong desire to further their career in a management position.

The Rockford Television market is a great place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, low-cost of living, ample recreation and close proximity to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

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

WREX is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting station.

If you would like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

WREX-TV
Gregory Deffenbaugh, News Director
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL 61105
gdeffenbaugh@wrex.com

Rockford TV, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


4 p.m. Anchor / News Producer

13 WREX is searching for a 4 p.m. anchor / multimedia journalist to join our award-winning news team.

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

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13 WREX, the NBC affiliate serving northern Illinois is seeking an Anchor/Producer for 13 News at 4:00 p.m.

If you are passionate about news, love story telling, and have some anchoring and TV reporting experience, lets talk!

Qualified candidates must have a degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, Communications, or related field.

Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and on-camera skills.

We are looking for a serious, creative journalist who is as comfortable in a live ad-lib situation as they are reading a prompter.

You will anchor and produce 13 News at 4:00 p.m. and represent the Station at community events.

The Rockford Television market is a great place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, low-cost of living, ample recreation and close proximity to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

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

WREX is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting station.

If you would like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

WREX-TV
Gregory Deffenbaugh, News Director
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL 61105
gdeffenbaugh@wrex.com

Rockford TV, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Meteorologist / Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX is searching for a meteorologist / multimedia journalist to join our award-winning news team.

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

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13 WREX, the NBC affiliate serving northern Illinois is seeking a Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist.

Our team needs an experienced meteorologist who understands the importance of severe storm coverage.

From spring and summer tornados to winter blizzards; we see it all.

We are looking for someone who is a great forecaster, good communicator, and calm under pressure.

We have an experienced weather team, the next generation in weather graphics and storm tracking with the WSI Max system and live cameras throughout the DMA.

Plus, we have all the other tools you need to successfully tell your weather story.

You will forecast weather for our television newscasts and digital platforms.

You will also do live shots from major breaking weather stories across the counties we serve in northern Illinois.

The Rockford Television market is a great place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, low-cost of living, ample recreation and close proximity to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

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

WREX is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting station.

If you would like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

WREX-TV
Gregory Deffenbaugh, News Director
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL 61105
gdeffenbaugh@wrex.com

Rockford TV, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX is searching for a multimedia journalist to join our award-winning news team.

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

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13 WREX, the NBC affiliate serving northern Illinois is seeking an Multimedia Journalist.

You will work with new, state-of-the-art HD cameras and editing equipment, producing compelling stories for our television and digital platforms.

Our team uses LiveU backpacks for daily newsgathering, along with access to our drone, REX 1.

You’ll enterprise, shoot, write and edit stories that set us apart from the competition.

Everything from breaking news to memorable features.

We’re looking for someone who is just as comfortable in a live ad-lib situation as they are with a script.

Superior writing skills are key, as well as your ability to connect with the audience.

The Rockford Television market is a great place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, low-cost of living, ample recreation and close proximity to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

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

WREX is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting station.

If you would like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

WREX-TV
Gregory Deffenbaugh, News Director
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL 61105
gdeffenbaugh@wrex.com

Rockford TV, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Director / Master Control Operator

13 WREX is searching for a director / master control operator to join our production 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 News Anchor / Multimedia Journalist

13 WREX is searching for a weekend evening news anchor / multimedia journalist to join our award-winning news team.

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

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13 WREX, the NBC affiliate serving northern Illinois is seeking an Anchor/Multimedia Journalist for our Weekend Evening Newscast.

If you are passionate about news, love story telling, and have some anchoring and TV reporting experience, lets talk!

Qualified candidates must have a degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, Communications, or related field.

Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and on-camera skills.

You will have a producer and a team with you on our highly competitive Saturday and Sunday Newscasts.

We are looking for a serious, creative journalist who is as comfortable in a live ad-lib situation as they are reading a prompter.

You will anchor our Weekend Evening Newscasts, report three days a week, and represent the Station at community events.

The Rockford Television market is a great place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, low-cost of living, ample recreation and close proximity to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

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

WREX is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting station.

If you would like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

WREX-TV
Gregory Deffenbaugh, News Director
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL 61105
gdeffenbaugh@wrex.com

Rockford TV, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Account Executive

13 WREX is searching for an account executive to join our sales department.

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!

You can click the yellow bar above to apply with your resume, cover letter and references or send your information to:

WREX-TV
Kelly Masanz, Local Sales Manager
P.O. Box 530
Rockford, IL 61105
kmasanz@wrex.com