Full-time openings:

Chief Engineer
Master Control Operator
Weekend News Anchor/Reporter

Part-time openings:

News Multi-Media Journalist
Sports Photojournalist
Floor Crew

Here is the printable job application for positions at WKBT News 8.

Full-time:

Chief Engineer

WKBT-TV, the La Crosse, WI affiliate of Morgan Murphy Stations, is aggressively searching for a Chief Engineer to manage and supervise our Engineering and Operations staff. This position has overall responsibility for the television broadcasting technical facilities and includes project management, staff development, and administrative functions.

Duties include supervising the troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of all broadcast equipment, including transmitters, ENG systems, studio gear, and facilities. Hands on repair will be necessary at times. Oversee an IT systems technician and a operations technician, prepare and administer capital and operating budgets for technical facilities, manage, develop, schedule and supervise operations crew, ensure station compliance with all FCC and OSHA regulations.

This is a department-head level position that requires close interaction with other departments. Qualifications include 5 years’ experience in television broadcast engineering; PC literacy; valid Wisconsin driver’s license, and flexible schedule. Candidate must possess a strong electronics background, a working knowledge of digital electronics and broadcast IT, and the ability to manage a staff. Candidate must also have a strong knowledge of RF and FCC rules and regulations.

Prefer SBE certification; experience in remote television and computer-networking. Prior experience in a supervisory role or as a Chief engineer is helpful.

WKBT-TV offers a professional, challenging work environment as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. To apply, send resume and salary requirements to:

WKBT Human Resources/Chief Engineer
141 6th St. South
La Crosse, WI 54601
or email info to:
humanresources@wkbt.com

Equal Opportunity Employer
No phone calls.

Master Control Operator

WKBT-TV News 8 is seeking a full-time employee for Master Control Operator.  Prior television production experience is preferred but not required. Candidates must be able to work independently. Duties include: Maintaining station logs, monitoring quality and accuracy of on-air broadcast, playback of recorded programming, responding to timing changes at a moment’s notice, taking accurate transmitter readings, recording and logging video feeds. This is an entry-level, full-time position with benefits. The position will include overnight, weekend and holiday shifts. If interested, please send resume to WKBT-TV, Attn: Human Resources/Master Control, 141 S. 6th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 or email resume to humanresources@wkbt.com. No phone calls please.  WKBT is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Weekend News Anchor/Reporter

WKBT News 8 is looking for a weekend News Anchor/Reporter.  We need a strong journalist who can communicate effectively on air, online and on social.  If you have solid news experience we are ready to put you to work in beautiful La Crosse, WI as a contributing member of our award winning news team.  We value enterprise reporting and great storytelling.  This is not an entry level position.  It is a great next step for journalists in smaller markets looking to build on their anchoring skills and do high quality reporting.  Send resume info to:

WKBT Human Resources/Weekend News Anchor
141 6th St. South
La Crosse, WI 54601

or email info to: humanresources@wkbt.com

WKBT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Part-time:

News Multi-Media Journalist

WKBT News 8 is hiring a part-time News Multimedia Journalist to join our team of news professionals. Candidates must have journalism related experience and/or relevant college classes.  Camera, editing and computer experience is a plus.  Hours per week range between 10-25 and you must have an excellent driving record.  This is an excellent entry level opportunity for someone willing to learn the multiple skills required to work behind the scenes in a busy, challenging and deadline driven newsroom.

Drop off or mail your application to:
WKBT Human Resources/
141 6th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601
or email: humanresources@wkbt.com
WKBT is an equal opportunity employer.

Sports Photojournalist

WKBT News 8 is hiring a part-time Sports Photojournalist. We will train the right applicant to record and edit highlights for our nightly sportscasts. Hours per week range between 10-25. Most shifts occur in the late afternoon and evening. Must be available Friday nights along with some weekends and have an excellent driving record.

We take pride in our coverage of local high school sports and area college athletics. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start their career in broadcasting and/or a big sports fan who is excited about the possibility of having a part-time job that takes you to various local sporting events.

Drop off or mail your application to:
WKBT Human Resources/Sports
141 6th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601
or email:humanresources@wkbt.com
WKBT is an equal opportunity employer.

Floor Crew

WKBT News 8 is hiring part-time Floor Crew Members for 2 shifts, our Morning (4:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.) and Noon (11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.) Newscasts and our Evening and Weekend (4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.) Newscasts. Hours per week range from 20-30. This a great entry level opportunity for someone who is looking to start their career in broadcasting or is willing to learn multiple skills required to work behind the scenes in a fast paced environment.
We will train the right applicants to run teleprompter, studio cameras, and generate on-air graphics.

Drop off or mail your application to:
WKBT Human Resources/Floor Crew
141 6th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601
or email:humanresources@wkbt.com

No phone calls please.
WKBT is an equal opportunity employer.