WKBT CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Full-time openings:

AM News Producer
Creative Services Producer
Creative Services Supervisor
Chief Engineer
Weekend News Anchor/Reporter

Part-time openings:

News Multi-Media Journalist
Sports Photojournalist
Floor Crew

Click here for a printable job application for positions at WKBT News 8.

Full-time:

AM News Producer

WKBT News 8 needs a morning news producer with AM show attitude.  You`ll take charge of creating compelling daily news content and memorable moments as part of our #1 rated morning newscast.  We need someone with equal parts great news judgement and a flair for creating fun TV! If you can survive and thrive working overnights, this position offers a great opportunity to lead a terrific team and a very successful newscast that`s very much a daily habit for our viewers.

   

Send resume info to:

Human Resources/AM News Producer
WKBT News 8
141 6th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601
Or Email to humanresources@wkbt.com

WKBT is an EOE employer.

Creative Services Producer

WKBT-TV News 8 is looking for a Creative Services Producer.  We value creative thinkers with internal drive to continually innovate and produce high quality video and online production.  The right candidate will have the ability to concept, shoot and edit commercial advertisements.  Solid experience needed with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Motion and DSLR cameras.  Experience in  HTML5 rich media design a plus. Candidates must have outstanding customer service skills and the ability to do great work under deadlines. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required.  No phone calls please.  Submit resume, application and DVD and/or web link of completed demo reel to:

WKBT-TV

Attn:  Human Resources / Creative Services Producer
141 S. 6th Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Or Email to humanresources@wkbt.com

WKBT is an equal opportunities employer.

Creative Services Supervisor

WKBT is looking for the next leader of our award winning Creative Services Department. We value creative thinkers with the internal drive to continually innovate and produce high quality production. Previous management experience and/or leadership training is preferred.

Candidates must have:
• Ability to coach, mentor and lead Creative Services team
• Strong attention to detail
• Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
• Experience concepting, writing, lighting, shooting and editing commercial and promotional videos for use on multiple broadcast and digital platforms
• Ability to direct on-camera talent
• Outstanding customer service skills
• Ability to do great work managing multiple projects under deadlines
• A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

Essential skills needed
• Solid expertise with video cameras including broadcast quality and digital SLR
• Proficiency with Mac-based editing and effects software including Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and Motion
• In-studio and on-location lighting proficiency
• Strong graphic design talent
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Experience creating digital promotions and advertisements using HTML5 a plus

Submit resume, application and a demo reel link or DVD to WKBT-TV, Human Resources/Creative Services Supervisor, 141 6th Street S., La Crosse, WI 54601.

WKBT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

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.

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