FOX 8 WGHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status or any other legally protected classification in accordance with federal, state and local law.

Assistant News Director, Regular Full Time

WGHP-TV  in Greensboro, NC, is looking for someone who has a passion for news, loves to showcase content, is aggressive with breaking news coverage and ready to be an Assistant News Director!

Qualified candidates must have great people and writing skills, as well as excellent news judgement. You’ll mentor reporters and producers as they generate memorable content for all of our platforms: websites, mobile devices, social networking sites and local news broadcasts.

This is a senior management position, perfect for the aspiring news director.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Be able to shine at showcasing our content whether it’s a special project or daily news.
  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of newsroom operation with direct responsibility to staff scheduling and reporter/producer advancement
  • Participate in the hiring, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Ensures quality news, sports and weather presentation through consistent writing and graphics.
  • Oversees pre-planning for news specials and special assignments and works closely with executive producers to ensure aggressive, competitive and compelling newscasts.
  • Creates and coordinates editorial projects across corporate lines. Assists in developing overall editorial and promotional strategy to increase ratings.

This position requires an undergraduate degree in journalism or equivalent coursework. Minimum of 7 years newscast producing, reporting and/or assignment desk management experience required. Previous management experience is a must.

Producer, Evening, Regular Full Time

WGHP is recruiting for a main show producer.  The producer must be a strong storyteller who brings energy and is ready to take on a challenging new opportunity! This person needs to excel under tight deadlines, be a proven newsroom leader and bring bold, creative ideas for developing the newscast. We are looking for someone who is a strong, dynamic, collaborative, and a people-oriented leader. The right candidate will have solid news judgment, be a positive coach, have impeccable writing skills and be able to produce compelling shows while overseeing talent.

  • Write, manage and approve content for air
  • Collaborate with Editors, Associate Producers and the assignment desk to select stories for coverage
  • Develop and supervise effective workflow strategies and procedures for multiple programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
  • 2+ years previous news producing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to track and select trending news stories
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays

Weekend News Producer – Regular Full Time

Do you want to produce a newscast that’s smart and relevant?   WGHP/FOX 8 is looking for a dynamic producer to join our weekend team.  This producer will be responsible for overseeing the production of the newscast; choosing stories and placement of stories in the newscast.  You will write the bulk of newscast, with assistance from associate producer.  In addition, you will participate in story meetings and set up content and interviews.  Coordinate crews as needed.  Work hand-in-hand with production department to communicate graphic needs and blocking of show.  Review meter and diary ratings to determine direction for newscasts with news managers.

The successful candidate must be aggressive, have strong organizational skills, be creative, competitive, patient, and a strong team player.  Must be a quick writer, demonstrating exceptional spelling and grammar.  Must communicate effectively in booth during a show and work one-on-one with talent in structuring the show.  Must be able to effectively judge multiple live shots, satellite shots with anchors, and have a clean show.  College diploma and 2-4 years of line producing experience preferred.

Producer, AM (Two Positions Available)

Do you want to produce a newscast that’s smart and relevant?   WGHP/FOX 8 is looking for a dynamic producer to join our morning team.  This producer will be responsible for overseeing the production of the newscast; choosing stories and placement of stories in the newscast.

You will write the bulk of newscast, with assistance from associate producer.  In addition, you will participate in story meetings and set up content and interviews.  Coordinate crews as needed.  Work hand-in-hand with production department to communicate graphic needs and blocking of show.  Review meter and diary ratings to determine direction for newscasts with news managers.

The successful candidate must be aggressive, have strong organizational skills, be creative, competitive, patient, and a strong team player.  Must be a quick writer, demonstrating exceptional spelling and grammar.  Must communicate effectively in booth during a show and work one-on-one with talent in structuring the show.  Must be able to effectively judge multiple live shots, satellite shots with anchors, and have a clean show.  College diploma and 2-4 years of line producing experience preferred.

REPORTER – REGULAR FULL TIME

A top-rated FOX affiliate is looking for that next great reporter. You have to like telling great stories, working with award-winning photojournalists, and using the hottest/newest television technology. Bringing the energy every day to do creative live shots and stand-ups is a must. You also need to be a social butterfly able to Facebook, tweet, and Instagram at a moment’s notice with engaging content. If this sounds like you, then what are you waiting for, apply for our reporter’s opening.

Producer, Executive – Evening, Regular Full Time

Aggressive, competitive, and boundary-testing; those are the three traits we’re looking for in the next FOX8 Evening Executive Producer.   Win breaking news and telling great stories each day, it’s what we are all about here at FOX8.  You have to have the vision to use all of our storytelling tools to put on an informative and entertaining news product.  You will manage all aspects of the 5, 6, and 10pm newscasts, so great communications skills is a must.  So if you want to join a top-notch staff of journalists, you want to use all the latest toys, and you have a good sense of humor, what are you waiting for?  Apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for newscasts, including oversight on story selection, content, and production
  • Work with team to create innovative news content; able to think differently and critically
  • Collaborate with Editors, Producers and the assignment desk to select stories for coverage
  • Step in and write, edit and produce as needed
  • Develop and supervise effective workflow strategies and procedures for multiple programs
  • Provide regular feedback on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years previous news producing experience
  • Supervisory experience highly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule – nights, weekends, holidays

Executive Producer, AM – Regular Full Time

Looking to make that jump from producer to EP?  Well this is your chance to go big.  The FOX8 Morning News is looking to help mold the next rock star Executive Producer.  You’ll have all the tools to succeed; producers, writers, reporters, photojournalists and web wizards, but can you make it special?  You have to have the vision to use all of our story telling tools to put on an informative and entertaining news product.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for newscasts, including oversight on story selection, content, and production
  • Step in and write, edit and produce as needed
  • Provide regular feedback on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years previous news producing experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule – nights, weekends, holidays

ENTRY LEVEL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – REGULAR FULL TIME

If you are a highly motivated individual with outside sales experience and would like to join a top-rated TV station in the Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem market, send your cover letter and resume to FOX8/WGHP.

We are looking for a polished professional or recent college graduate looking to take their sales skills to the next level utilizing multi-platform sales: internet, broadcast, social media and digital channel.

The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop and maintain business relationships. Strong negotiation skills, the ability to multi-task, and a creative eye for commercial ideas are also necessary. Keen organizational and computer skills are required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Previous outside sales experience preferred. College degree required.

Promotions Producer, Regular Full Time

FOX8 WGHP, in Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, NC has an immediate opening for a seasoned Promotion Producer.  This is NOT a call for a promo “pre-editor.”  We are not seeking a “Jack-or-Jill-of-all-trades” type.  We’re after an experienced promo pro with expert skills in one, or more, facets of production.  Are you a dynamite After Effects editor?  A rock star shooter?  A clever and witty writer?  What is your specialty, and what separates you from the rest of the field?  If your skill set matches our needs, you might be the right person to join our award winning team.  We are a collaborative group of highly skilled and specialized promo pros.  Send us your reel and show us what you can bring to the mix.  Minimum 2 years’ experience required.  High school diploma also required, college degree in television production, communications, etc. preferred.  Calls encouraged.  Job duties include…

  • Create, develop and produce on-air promotional spots. This includes producing and editing on-air image campaigns, end-panels, lower third graphics, VO Tags, station IDs, etc.
  • Shoot/Write/Produce/Edit special event and contest promos, as well as organize, set-up and oversee special promotional events.
  • Expert knowledge in Adobe Production Suite required (Premiere, After Effects, etc.).
  • In the absence of the Creative Services Director, strategically place promotional announcements on daily log.
  • In addition to working directly with all station departments, such as traffic, operations, and sales, must have open working relationship and maintain contact with FOX and Syndicated Distributors for changes, directives, specials, and in maintaining all necessary promotional elements.
  • Create promotional material for the Sales Department.
  • Develop and coordinate viewer-related contests and drawings.
  • Work very close with the news department to determine promotional priorities and creative decisions of individual news programs and talent.

 

 

FOR CONSIDERATION – Interested candidates should apply online here. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

If you are an organization that would like to be added to the distribution list for the FOX 8 Job Openings, please contact us at TWilkins@Tribunemedia.com or call (336) 821-1204. You may also write us at:

FOX 8 WGHP
Attn: FOX 8 Jobs
2005 Francis St
High Point , NC 27263