Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. Nexstar’s current portfolio and pro forma acquisitions include 197 television stations and over 100 community portal websites located in 40 states, reaching 63% of US television households.

NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP INC.

WJZY / WMYT CHARLOTTE, NC

The following represents brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed to represent a comprehensive and/or exclusive description of all duties/responsibilities and requites skills associated with the position.

METEOROLOGIST: The Meteorologist forecast weather conditions and produces and anchors weather reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to news consumers.

  • Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers weather stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content.
  • Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • Strong understanding of the field of meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

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FREELANCE COMMERCIAL PRODUCER: The Freelance Commercial Producer is a temporary assignment that will be responsible for the development of cutting-edge commercial spots from concept to completion. Creative scripting, shooting and non-linear editing experience is a must.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Creatively write, shoot, and edit content to tell compelling stories
  • Collaborate with creative team and project stakeholders to produce videos and digital content that are on-brand and drive results
  • Coordinate asset and information exchange take meeting notes
  • Maintain a variety of projects and work with varying production styles while employing strong client service skills
  • Coordinate production, including working with clients, account executives, agencies, as well as planning location(s), talent, music, voice-over and reserving any other technical pieces (camera’s, vehicles, etc.) needed for project
  • Manage video equipment and software needs
  • Mentor junior commercial producers as needed
  • Extensive shooting and scripting of both short and long form spots from concept to completion
  • Interpreting the client’s business needs; developing design briefs by gathering information and data to clarify design issues
  • Perform other duties, as directed by management

Requirements & Skills:

  • Minimum 1-2 years commercial and/or promotion experience, or college degree preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of the post-production process, including media management and encoding video to various formats
  • Broad understanding of marketing and design
  • Advanced knowledge of High-definition (HD) cameras and videography, motion graphics and proper lighting techniques
  • Exhibit advanced editing expertise
  • A passion to stay up-to-date on production trends and continually strive to push boundaries
  •  Live, multi-camera production and microwave truck experience preferred
  • Software skills required include Adobe CC Suite production package including; Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition and Media Encoder
  • Position will require day-to-day multi-tasking, as well as managing multiple projects simultaneously with frequent change in direction and priority
  • Must be able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Occasional weekends, evenings, and holiday shifts will be required
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record as some travel may be required for commercial shoots and production meetings with advertisers of the station
  • Possess a strong understanding of fundamental design, a strong sense of color, typography, and composition
  • Meet all deadlines, fulfill scheduling commitments and consistently achieve quick turnarounds in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

Physical Demands & Work Environment: The Commercial Producer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Commercial Producer must be able to lift, set up, and operate equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, and be able to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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NEWS ANCHOR/REPORTER: The News Anchor Reporter serves as the primary presenter of news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to news consumers.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Produce content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.
  • Work with management to enterprise and develop stories daily
  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
  • Organize material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
  • Gather and verify information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.
  • Build network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assign

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education
  • (3) years television anchoring or reporting experience required
  • Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Understand importance of social media
  • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills
  • Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel
  •  Operate newsroom computer systems

Physical Demands & Work Environment: The News Anchor Reporter must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the News Anchor Reporter must be able to lift, set up, and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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MAINTENANCE ENGINEER: The Maintenance Engineer participates in managing and maintaining all broadcast and technology-related equipment within the facility.

  • Participate in managing and maintaining all broadcast and technology related equipment within the facility
    • Understand and assist in compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws
    • Help implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the facility.
    • Participate in engineering and other technical projects
    • Evaluate, select, install, service, and maintain facility broadcast equipment and information technology systems
    • Work closely with management and co-workers to ensure company objectives are being met
    • Other duties as needed

Requirements & Skills:

  • 3 years previous broadcast engineering experience
    • The ability to terminate broadcast and IT related cables is required
    • Experience with Broadcast automation systems, routers, video storage devices, SAN storage, Isilon storage, satellite ground stations, and RF preferred
    • Strong interpersonal and organization skills
    • Ability to identify the development needs of others and coach/mentor others to improve their knowledge and/or skills
    • Provide Desktop support
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work extended hours as needed, may include overnight and weekends
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • ‘Can Do’ attitude, desire to learn new skills consistent with good engineering/IT practices

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!

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TRAFFIC REPORTER-MMJ: A Traffic Reporter / MMJ is a flexible and agile conveyor of timely traffic information. In addition, the ideal candidate should be a capable multimedia journalists who can enterprise their own stories. Seeking a candidate who is aggressive and resourceful. If you lead by example, care about being accurate, are an effective multitasker with strong ad lib skills… this job is for you!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 10% – Establish and maintain relationships with traffic resources.
  • 50% – Review traffic data from resources and prepare multiple live reports.
  • 40% – Produce, shoot, write and edit stories for multiple platforms.

Requirements:

Command of the English language, secondary language such as Spanish, helpful. Should be able to write in complete sentences with proper spelling, punctuation and format. Should be able to function under extreme stress and deadline pressures. Experience in traffic reporting and news gathering preferred. Should have working knowledge of the Internet and feel comfortable using computers and electronic newsgathering equipment.

A four-year degree in liberal arts or journalism is preferred and/or one+ years related experience.
Dexterity for operating keys and buttons on computer. Vision and hearing and vocal communication skills used to gather and report news. Ability to climb ladders and get in remote places to report stories. Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering. Works, as required, outdoors in all kinds and extremes of weather. Must be able to drive a vehicle.

Statement about Other Duties:

The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change.

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NEWS PRODUCER: The News Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes teases and other content, times news programs, edits video, and posts video to the website.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms
  • Writes and orders news stories
  • Approves scripts
  • Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts
  • Edits video
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum three years’ experience in news operations (Depending on market size)
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The News Producer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the News Producer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST REPORTER: The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

  • Minimum 5 years experience required.
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms

Physical Demands & Work Environment: The Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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PHOTOJOURNALIST: The News Photographer operates television or video cameras to record images or scenes for news reports.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Shoots video for news reports
  • Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, logistics and shot requirements
  • Sets up, composes and executes video shots
  • Maintains video equipment
  • Edits video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content
  • Operates live microwave and satellite
  • 4 years College degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five years’ experience operating video recording equipment in smaller markets, three years’ in larger markets

Requirements & Skills:

  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum five years’ experience operating video s
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Proficiency with video recording equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Some travel may be required
  • Flexibility to work any shift

Physical Demands & Work Environment: Photojournalists -News must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, Photojournalist – News must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 704-944-3344 or visit our readily accessible station located at 3501 Performance Rd., Charlotte, NC  28214, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you. WJZY/WMYT is an equal opportunity employer.