Audio Operator

Category:
Operations

Position/Title:
Audio Operator

Details:

WLKY-TV has an opening for a production Audio Operator. The audio operator is required to operate a large stereo audio console during fast paced live television programs, for the production of recorded studio programs, and for various commercial and promotional elements. This person will also be cross trained in other areas of operations including camera, teleprompter, and master control.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Operate audio console for live and recorded television programs.
  2. Assist in production of commercial and promotional material.

Experience Requirements:

Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus. Equivalent military training and experience accepted.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Computer literacy is mandatory.
  • Attention to details is imperative.
  • Operational knowledge and experience with master control activities and functions
  • Knowledge of television audio and video systems will be a plus.
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.
  • Mobility and the ability to lift fifty pounds.

Education:

  • College graduates with a communications degree preferred
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS)
  • Technical school, completion of college level technical courses or equivalent military training a plus.

Vacancy Type:
Part Time

Date Posted:
1/22/2018

Closing Date:
2/21/2018

City:
Louisville – 40206

State:
Kentucky

Contact:
Please visit http://careers.hearsttelevision.com/ to apply. EOE

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Reporter

Category:
Media – Journalism – Newspaper

Position/Title:
Reporter

Details:

WLKY is looking for a dynamic, energetic morning reporter who has the ability to
generate story ideas, write to video, and do compelling live shots. We are
looking for a take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. The
successful candidate loves breaking news and is highly competitive. In
addition to credibility and personality; we’re looking for a reporter who
thrives on being in the field and covering breaking news – a versatile,
enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight
deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Multiple live reports during morning newscast
  • Gathering and delivering content for all WLKY platforms – broadcast, digital, social
  • Strong writing skills, excellent live presentation
  • Building a network of news sources in order to generate stories
  • Contributing pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout your shift
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Experience Requirements:

  • Past reporting experience (2-5 years) required – this is not an entry level position
    Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work – and include multiple examples of live reporting
  • Related military experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Ability to use latest technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated
    experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time

Date Posted:
1/22/2018

Closing Date:
2/21/2018

City:
Louisville – 40206

State:
Kentucky

Contact:
Please visit http://careers.hearsttelevision.com/ to apply. EOE

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Camera Operator

Category:
Media – Journalism – Newspaper

Position/Title:
Camera Operator

Details:

WLKY-TV has an opening for a part-time production Studio Camera Operator who is a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking team player with strong interpersonal skills that works well under pressure. Ideal candidate will have working knowledge of broadcast production operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for operation of television cameras for a live broadcast
  • Interact with directors, producers and talent & must remain focused at all times
  • Will also operate audio console at times, being responsible for all aspects of sound during fast paced newscasts and other projects as needed.
  • Operate television studio cameras in a live production setting.
  • Operate studio lights and change bulbs.
  • Operate Windows-based computer software to prepare video recordings for air.
  • Punctual attendance for shifts that can start as early as 4am.
  • Work weekends and holidays as necessary, in support of our 24/7 broadcast operations.

Experience Requirements:

  • Experience operating professional video cameras in live production.
  • Experience using Windows-based computer software.
  • Equivalent military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Knowledge of robotic camera operation and audio is highly desirable
  • Ability to rapidly respond properly to issues that unexpectedly arise on air is necessary.
  • Knowledge of studio lighting.
  • Ability to climb ladders up to 15 feet and the ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Can work flexible hours and shifts including holidays and weekends.
  • Must be an effective communicator and team-worker, able to work cooperatively with others, sometimes in stressful situations.
  • Ability to follow instructions quickly and accurately, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work from a standing position for a 2-3 hour period.

Education:

  • College graduates with a communications degree preferred
  • Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.
  • Military training and experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type:
Part Time

Date Posted:
1/19/2018

Closing Date:
2/18/2018

City:
Louisville – 40206

State:
Kentucky

Contact:
Please visit http://careers.hearsttelevision.com/ to apply. EOE

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Meteorologist

Category:
Media – Journalism – Newspaper

Position/Title:
Meteorologist

Details:

WLKY has an opening for a high energy, highly skilled meteorologist/traffic Anchor. We are looking for a unique candidate: responsibilities will include morning traffic reporting/producing, but we are also looking for a meteorologist who can join our weather team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate compelling, and understandable traffic reports and/or weather forecast..
  • Develop on-air traffic graphics and models using in-house WSI traffic system.
  • Gather information from law enforcement, process multiple incidents and correctly determine the most relevant
  • Provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events on all platforms
  • Summarize fact and clearly communicate content for broadcast
  • Excellent adlib ability, specifically during major breaking news and severe winter weather coverage

Experience Requirements:

· Previous on-air experience required.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Knowledge of weather science and forecasting.
  •  Dynamic on-air presence
  • Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data
  • Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
  • Ability to use common television weather systems.
  • Radar experience preferred

Education:

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field

CBM and/or AMS seal preferred

Military training and experience will be considered

Vacancy Type:
Full Time

Date Posted:
1/22/2018

Closing Date:
2/21/2018

City:
Louisville – 40206

State:
Kentucky

Contact:
Please visit http://careers.hearsttelevision.com/ to apply. EOE

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Sales

JOB OPENING  SALES

Thunderbolt Radio in Union City, Tennessee has an opening in our Marketing Department.  The position includes calling on existing and new customers in helping to market businesses on both radio and digital platforms.

A professional appearance, knowledge of the area and an out going personality are all helpful.  The position pays a salary and commission. Transporation is required.

Send resume to jobs@wcmt.com  or your may apply in person at Thunderbolt Radio in Union City, Tennessee at 223 West Gate Drive  or in Martin, Tennessee at Thunderbolt Radio 1410 North Lindell Street.  EEO

Broadcasters: There When It Matters!

CALLING ALL BROADCASTERS! NOW IS THE TIME TO BE SEEN NATIONALLY AND RECOGNIZED FOR ALL YOUR WEATHER-RELATED EFFORTS. DEADLINE IS JANUARY 26! THE NAB WANTS YOUR WINTRY WEATHER FOOTAGE!

The NAB State Leadership Conference will be held in Washington, DC , February 27-28. As a result, the theme is Broadcasters There When It Matters.

In particular, the NAB is seeking photos of your great broadcasting skills from recent fires, snowstorms, floods, etc. The NAB wants tons of photos from both radio and television stations.

Please be sure the photos are, at minimum, 300 dpi, high-res JPG files as we plan to blow these up. Also please be sure to identify everybody in the photos with names, station call letters, city, state. If there is a great story to go along with the photo let us know as well. Please email those to Sue Keenom or Adam Sandler

If you have compelling video or audio clips, please send those our way as well. We are also producing a video. They need to be HD quality. (1280x h.264 files). You can send them via WeTransfer.com to mkhatcheressian@nab.org.

R.I.P. Wes Strader

The legendary voice of the WKU Hilltopppers, Charles Wesley “Wes” Strader passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 79.

Born in Barren County, his childhood was spent living and working on the family farm. He graduated from Hiseville High School, where he was an avid football and basketball player.

Strader’s association with WKU sports goes back to the late 1940s when, as a 10 year old, he began regularly attending athletic events with his father, a season ticket holder.

Strader spent 36 wonderful years ( 1964-2000) as the voice of the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers.

In 2002, Strader was inducted into the 2002 Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. On February 21, 2013, Strader was honored from his WKU alma mater when WKU unveiled a banner in his name. The banner hangs in the E.A. Diddle Arena. To date, Strader’s is the only banner in the Diddle Arena that is not of a player or a former coach.

In 2008, Strader returned to the mic to host a Hilltopper pre-game and post-game call-in show. Many times, former UK All-American Basketball great, Kenny Walker was Wes’ co-host on the program. It was until late 2017 that his health declined and the show stopped production. Strader’s legacy will live on in the Bowling Green community and at Western Kentucky University. In its third year, the “Wes Strader Schoolboy Classic” basketball tournament will take place.

The KBA family extends its deepest condolences to his wife Sue, daughter Kim and son Chuck, two grandchildren, grandson Wes and granddaughter Kara and great granddaughter Olivia.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 16, 2018 from 2pm to 8pm CST at Eastwood Baptist Church located at 500 Eastwood Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42103. Additionally, funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:00pm with a visitation at 10am until time of service at Eastwood Baptist Church, 500 Eastwood Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42103.

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“A kid can only dream to grow up and be friends with one of his heroes. I was blessed with getting to do this with Wes. I will miss voice and his smile, but more than anything I will miss his friendship.” I know I speak for so many in saying how much we will miss him. I will forever hear him say “Good night sports fans.”

Derron Steenbergen
KBA Past Chair

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“Even though I, personally never worked side by side with Wes, I did have the opportunity to talk with him numerous times about high school players across Kentucky who were excelling in football in his area. We, sometimes, talked for hours about the future of high school sports. In addition, my sidekick for 30 years in calling Henderson County football on the radio was Leo Peckenpaugh. Leo was a former all OVC quarterback from Western in the early 1970s. Wes filled me in on Leo’s past and the same for other sports greats from the Henderson area who played at Western. Leo has been doing color for Western on the Big Red Network for over 15 years”.

“Our friend Wes, no doubt, was a positive influence on many young people at the high school and collegiate level at Western. In closing, Wes loved Kentucky broadcasters. Up until very recently, Wes would join us at the KBA Fall Conference. Wes was more than a sportscaster. Wes was a broadcaster and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

Henry G. Lackey
KBA President/ CEO