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.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Regular Full Time
Are you ready to take the next step in your career and join the best and the brightest newsroom in the Sunny Southeast? Are you looking to use your creativity in a way that traditional newscasts don’t allow? Would you like to create a different type of newscast? We’re a FOX station looking for a creative executive producer who can oversee 3 hour-long newscasts that include lots of local guests, community news and interesting talk. You’ll manage the on-air presentation of assigned newscasts, including show content, look and live remotes. Manage and direct news personnel to create and develop compelling newscasts. Make sound editorial decisions and write news copy. Hire, train, manage and prepare schedules for producers and associate producers. Will fill-in line producing as needed. Plan and create special events for newscasts. Set up guests and segments. Your tools include the Piedmont Triad’s largest news gathering team, several live trucks, FOX NewsEdge, CNN Newsource and access to video from all of the Tribune Broadcasting properties. Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field is preferred and a minimum of five years live news producing experience required. Must have ability to manage and lead staff, be highly organized and have good interpersonal skills. Requires excellent broadcast news writing and A+ spelling and grammar. Must have the ability to implement new technologies into newscasts.
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR – Regular Full Time
Operate state of the art broadcast equipment including but not limited to automated on-air playback systems, satellite receiving equipment and server based media storage systems. Must be a highly motivated individual with heavy emphasis on digital media, FTP protocol, and file movement from in house and out of house networks. Oversee transmitter remote, take transmitter readings, and make remote adjustments to transmitter as needed. Must communicate effectively with all station departments. Must make quick decisions and have the ability to react quickly to changing conditions. Must be able to precisely write discrepancy reports daily and maintain written documentation of daily events and errors during assigned shifts. Regularly assesses audio and video (visually and audibly) content of on-air signal for quality and conformity to on-air look. Attend and participate in department meetings, safety meetings and training. Operator may assist in training other operators in attaining new skills or training new employees on station specific equipment and operations. Effectively communicate with other departments regarding on-air and operational situations. Occasionally moves throughout the station and the department to coordinate work requirements. Good computer skills a must. High school diploma required and college degree preferred. Prefer candidates that have 1-2 years’ experience as a Master Control Operator.
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 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.
PHOTOJOURNALIST – Regular Full Time
Must be able to shoot, produce and edit creative television news stories on high definition broadcast equipment. Must be capable of learning how to operate an SNG/microwave live truck. Must understand basic NPPA storytelling, shooting, lighting and editing techniques. Be willing to work hard, tolerate flexible scheduling, including weekends, and like to have fun. Good attitude and people skills essential. Teamwork with a reporter is essential, but some days you may gather the news solo. Must be able to work under deadline pressure, demonstrate solid ethical news judgment and have excellent communication skills. Previous ENG experience preferred. High school diploma required, college degree preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record.
RESEARCH DIRECTOR – Regular Full Time
WGHP/FOX8, myFOX8.com and AntennaTV, in the Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem market has an immediate opening for a Research Director. The Research Director will be responsible for directing and supervising overall research efforts and determine objectives of department. The successful candidate will monitor and communicate WGHP/FOX8 market ratings; analyze and evaluate Nielsen data for Sales, News, Programming and Creative Services with the ultimate goal of helping maximize our ratings/viewership on WGHP/FOX8, myFOX8.com and AntennaTV.
The ideal candidate is team oriented works quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment.
Qualified applicants must have a minimum of one to two years of broadcast research experience and a proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Preferred candidates should also have a college degree in communications, mathematics, marketing, broadcast/cable research or equivalent studies and knowledge of Nielsen products including Scarborough, Grabix, NLTV and WideOrbit Media Sales.
WEB PRODUCER/DIGITAL JOURNALIST – Regular Full Time
Join the growing online news team at WGHP/FOX8 and www.myfox8.com. We’re looking for a talented and creative journalist with the ability to learn new systems and jump into a fast-paced environment. This is a full-time position.
The specific duties include: must be able to report, write, select and publish original news and other stories to assigned station Web sites. Develop regular sources within your assigned communities and review non-staff contributions for publication. Ensure consistency and accuracy of stories on the site and consistency with the station news department. Must have the ability to react to and post breaking news quickly and accurately. Work is self-directed to generate, research, and write original stories. Monitor stations newscasts and mine other information sources for news and distinguish newsworthy stories for the site. Capture and edit still images and video and post to site. Ability to work autonomously and use legal and ethical judgment on stories, images, video to post to sites. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications are as follows: BA/BS degree or equivalent (degree in journalism or related field preferred). Strong writing, grammar, proofreading and editing skills required. Good editorial and ethical judgment along with knowledge of legal issues required. Journalism background and knowledge of AP style required. Basic HTML knowledge helpful and strong graphics skills desired. Strong computer skills desired and experience with Photoshop is helpful but not required.
Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work well with a diverse group of people. Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines. Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Must be able to work mornings, weekends and holidays.
FOR CONSIDERATION – Interested candidates should forward resume, cover letter, and a non-returnable tape if applicable. Please state job title and where you found out about the position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
FOX 8 WGHP-TV
Attn: Human Resources
2005 Francis Street
High Point, NC 27263
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FOX 8 WGHP
Attn: FOX 8 Jobs
2005 Francis St
High Point , NC 27263