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.

Anchor/Reporter, Weekend – Regular Full Time

A great communicator with a nose for news who can engage our audience with the proper urgency.  That’s what we’re looking for in our next weekend anchor.  This is a working anchor job, no sitting around and reading scripts, you’ll need to make phone calls, help write, and collaborate with the producer and desk on coverage.  When you’re not anchoring, you’re reporting.  The right candidate will come to story meetings with actionable ideas, stories you come up with through your network of sources.  So, if you are ready to work with some of the most dedicated people, in a special working environment, with all the news gathering toys you need, apply.   Send a reel, resume, and cover letter to Kevin Daniels, News Director kevin.daniels@wghp.com.

The qualified candidate will have at least three years experience as a reporter with at least one year anchoring experience.  A bachelors degree in journalism, communications or a related field is required.

Director – Regular Part Time

WGHP/Fox 8 is recruiting for a part-time director to join its team. The position will be responsible for preparing and directing/technical directing multiple live and recorded telecasts.

Responsibilities:

This includes newscasts, programs, specials, newsbreaks, production and promotion sessions. Knowledge of automation software and coding is preferred. Regularly exercises discretion and judgment while determining the best results for newscast direction and final product. Responsible for quality control of all newscasts, programs, sessions, etc. Creatively render scripts and concepts into aural and visual media. Project management skills must include strong team leadership abilities, ability to prioritize and organize projects, meet deadlines, work calmly in a fast-paced environment and work with and supervise production crews.

Qualifications:

Must make quick decisions and have the ability to react quickly to changing events.

A high school diploma is required. A college degree is preferred.

The right candidate should have 1-2 experience in broadcast operations.

Anchor/Reporter – Regular Full Time

Can you solo anchor a show with energy, urgency, and the proper pacing for a new dynamic 11pm newscast?  Are you organized enough to enterprise stories and be one of the go-to reporters in the newsroom?  Do you want to work in an environment where what you do matters, is valued, and appreciated?  Any interest in collaborating with the markets’ best photojournalists, reporters, and producers? One last question, can you not only keep up with our station’s powerhouse social media efforts, but enhance them?  If so, then what are you waiting for?  Send a reel, resume, and cover letter to Kevin Daniels, News Director kevin.daniels@wghp.com.

Producer/Writer – Regular Full Time

A top-rated FOX station in the market for a rock star producer.  You’ll be in charge of our new 11pm newscast as we expand our operations.  You have to come to the table with ideas and know how to execute a fast-paced single anchor newscast.  We already have the market’s leading late newscast at 10pm, so the 11pm needs to look and feel different.  You will produce and write the half hour newscast and be nimble enough in the booth to make changes due to breaking news on the fly.  If you have interest in being a part of a great newsroom culture send resume, and cover letter to Kevin Daniels, News Director kevin.daniels@wghp.com.

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/MMJ – 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 standups 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 opening.

Duties include planning, researching, writing, and reporting (both live and taped), as well as personal appearances on behalf of the station.

Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of television news experience.

Photojournalist  – Regular Full Time – 2 Positions open

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.

Responsibilities:

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.

Qualifications:

High school diploma required, college degree preferred.   Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record. Previous ENG experience preferred.

Weekend Assignment Desk/Web Producer – Regular Full Time

Fox 8 News has an exciting opportunity for an Assignment Editor “PLUS”. This Weekend Assignment Editor is responsible for managing assignments, coordinating vehicle logistics, monitoring phones, scanners, wires, digital platforms and keeping up with local contacts to ensure newsroom is aware of all potential stories, especially breaking news.

You will also be needed to help out with our web content and be able to fill-in as an associate producer.

Assignment Desk Responsibilities:

  • Reviews all news releases and news email
  • Monitors police and fire scanners
  • Monitors other local and national news sources as well as all digital platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other online news sources for story ideas.
  • Plans and assigns the news stories of the day.
  • Coordinates crews and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff.
  • Attend planning meeting with News Director, Asst. News Director and Assignment Manager.
  • Contacts news management in the event of significant breaking news that requires additional resources or would require interrupting regular programming.

Web Producer Responsibilities:

The Weekend Assignment Editor will also write content for and post stories and photos to MYFOX8.COM Digital-Mobile-Social platforms.

Associate Producer Responsibilities:

Associate Producer will work closely with producers, managers, reporters, directors, editors and graphic artists.

They will help producers write and execute daily newscasts, with an emphasis on high story count, breaking news and big weather coverage.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism/communications or equivalent experience in the field.
  • At least 1 year of newsroom experience.
  • Strong communication skills, conflict management and customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast paced environment and deadline driven environment.
  • Requires sound news judgment, the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations.
  • Experience posting stories to digital-mobile-social platforms.
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule.

Producer – Regular Full Time

WGHP is recruiting for a morning 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

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.

Qualifications

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