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.
NEWS DIRECTOR – Regular Full Time
WGHP-TV, Tribune Media’s FOX affiliate serving North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad (DMA 46) has a rare opening for a News Director. WGHP/FOX8 is a heritage property and leads the market in multi-platform delivery of news and information. Responsibilities include setting the tone and objective of our news coverage, innovating on all platforms as well as lead the market’s largest news team and largest commitment to news (10.5 hours per day M-F). The ideal candidate will work in collaboration with Creative Services, Engineering, Production and Sales. The successful candidate will be able to create and motivate as well as teach and succeed.
- Manage all news staff, content and station news brand across multiple platforms every day.
- Execute the station’s strategic plan and news philosophy daily.
- Control the day-to-day budget, approving expenses and monitoring overtime and all other costs.
- Oversee all personnel decisions, performance reviews and human resources procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned. No job too big or too small.
Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
The right candidate must have experience in managing a complex news operation. The News Director will need excellent news judgment, knowledge of human resources policies and procedure, FCC regulations and a firm grasp of strategic news planning and positioning. Must have a valid state driver’s license (or be able to get one).
We’re looking for a news manager with a degree in journalism or equivalent and a minimum of five (5) years management experience in a TV newsroom.
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.
INFORMATIONAL SERVICES MANAGER – Regular Full Time
WGHP/FOX 8, myFOX8.com and Antenna TV, in Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem market has an immediate opening for an Informational Services Manager.
The I.S. Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing the I.T. goals of WGHP. As a member of the WGHP Engineering Department, this candidate must be team oriented and capable of working closely with the WGHP employees as well as the Tribune Media corporate team.
Qualified applicants must have 3-5 years of informational service experience and be proficient with all computer based hardware and software. Preferred candidates should have a college degree in computer technology with an emphasis on broadcast technology.
The specific duties for this position include:
- Configure, install and maintain system servers, workstations Newsroom systems, telecommunications equipment and all computer based broadcast equipment.
- Administer user accounts and provide user support for WGHP employees and Tribune corporate team.
- As the IT Manager, this job requires planning and participating in the goals and operating and capital budgets of WGHP working closely with outside vendors and the Tribune Media corporate IT team.
This position requires the candidate to be self-motivated, able to handle stress and willing to work weekends and holidays as needed.
NATIONAL SALES COORDINATOR - Regular Full Time
FOX8 WGHP, myFOX8.com and AntennaTV in the Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem market has an immediate opening for a National Sales Coordinator. Candidate will work with the National Sales Manager to process all national orders, revisions, make goods, and various daily activities. Work closely with our National sales rep TeleRep, and oversee details before and after the sale such as traffc issues, copy, billing discrepancies, etc.
The ideal candidate is team oriented, has the ability to solve problems, and works well under pressure. Candidate should be highly organized and able to multi-task.
Requirements-proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Wideorbit experience is a plus.
College Degree preferred and one-two years office or related experience required.
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.
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