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.
Producer, Weekend Evening – Regular Full Time
WGHP is recruiting a producer for our weekend evening newscasts. 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
- 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.
Promotions Producer – Regular Full Time
WGHP FOX8, in Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, NC has an immediate opening for a seasoned Promotion Producer. Are you a dynamite After Effects editor? A rock star shooter? A clever and witty writer? What’s 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’re 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 but are not limited to…
• Create, develop and produce on-air promotional spots. This includes producing and editing on-air image campaigns, topicals, bag and tag episodic promos, etc.
• Produce/Edit/Shoot 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.).
• Work closely with the news department to determine promotional priorities when crafting compelling news topicals, show hot opens, etc.
Associate Producer – Regular Full Time
WGHP/FOX 8 is looking for a person with a passion for writing and a nose for news. This individual will assist newscast producers with all elements of putting together a newscast including writing and researching stories. Will work with all aspects of the production of a newscast, including coordination with the production staff and graphic artists. Could be assigned overnight and weekend shifts. Will perform other duties as assigned.
This is a training position with expectations to become a newscast producer who will fill-in as needed. Must be an excellent writer, focusing on matching script to video. Must have outstanding spelling, grammar, and copy editing skills. Must be able to work flexible schedule. Broadcast and other related news experience preferred. Must have good news judgment and know current events. Requires strong communications and people skills. Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment within specific time constraints.
Requirements: College degree required. Must be proficient with PC and industry specific software.
Master Control Operator/Director – Regular Full Time
WGHP/FOX 8 has an opening for a Master Control Operator/Director. The successful candidate will 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.
Photojournalist – Regular Full Time
WGHP/FOX 8, Tribune Media’s FOX affiliate serving the Piedmont area of North Carolina, has a unique opportunity available for a seasoned photojournalist to join our team.
We are looking for an individual with a good attitude and excellent people skills. 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.
Our photojournalists 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.
High school diploma required, college degree preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record. Previous ENG experience preferred.
Reporter – Regular Full Time
WGHP, Tribune Media’s FOX affiliate serving the Piedmont area of North Carolina, is recruiting for a dynamic reporter who will break stories, do creative live shots and enterprise great pkgs. We have award-winning photojournalists, all the best equipment and 10.5 hours of local news to fill a day. We’re seeking someone who can quickly become immersed in the community to develop and maintain a story source network. Duties include planning, researching, writing and reporting (both live and taped), as well as personal appearances on behalf of the station. The job requires solid journalism skills and a strong knowledge of national and international events, as well as keeping up on all local stories. Must be able to deal effectively with people, manage multiple projects simultaneously and work accurately and efficiently under pressure.
Candidate must demonstrate proficiency with live news technology, creative production techniques and newsroom computers, have a minimum of 2 years of television news experience and be a strong live reporter with excellent writing and storytelling skills.
College degree required with preferred major in journalism.
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 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 and have previous outside sales experience. College degree required.
Thank you for your interest. Please note that this is not an actual Job Opening. Tribune Media Company is being proactive in their search for candidates by building a database of qualified resumes for future opportunities. Once you have submitted your contact details and some basic information about your background, it will be reviewed as opportunities arise.
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