Video Journalist - Lynchburg Bureau

WSLS 10, the Graham Media Group, Inc. owned, NBC affiliate in Roanoke, VA is seeking an experienced multi-media journalist (MMJ) to join our award winning staff.

GeneralPosition Description:

WSLS 10 News is expanding.   We’re looking for an enterprise storyteller who thrives on reporting people driven stories on all platforms, from broadcast to digital.

This position will operate out of our soon to open Lynchburg bureau which is located in central Virginia.  Lynchburg is home to Liberty University as well as several other small colleges.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with News management and producers to cover pre-planned and breaking news events.
  • Shoot, write, and edit news stories.
  • Produce content for our television, web, and social media platforms
  • Multi-task on tight deadlines and do active live shots.

Qualifications:

  • Shoot, write, and edit stories for same day air
  • Work closely with producers from a remote location
  • Report live for various newscasts as determined by news management
  • Create content for digital platforms, including wsls.com
  • Candidate should have a minimum of one year of television news experience
  • A college degree in broadcast journalism, communication, or other related area is preferred

To apply please send links of your work, resume, and references to:

Rick Moll, WSLS 10 News Director:    rmoll@wsls.com

No Phone Calls Please

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to successful candidates.

WSLS 10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS 10 will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. 

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verification, and reference checks.   You must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under VA laws.

Video Journalist - Blacksburg Bureau

WSLS 10, the Graham Media Group, Inc. owned, NBC affiliate in Roanoke, VA is seeking an experienced multi-media journalist (MMJ) to join our award winning staff.

General Position Description:

We’re looking for an enterprise storyteller who thrives on reporting people driven stories on all platforms, from broadcast to digital.

This position will operate out of our New River Valley bureau, which located in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg area of our market.  This area is one of the fastest growing regions in Virginia and is also home to Virginia Tech University and Radford University.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with News management and producers to cover pre-planned and breaking news events.
  • Shoot, write, and edit news stories.
  • Produce content for our television, web, and social media platforms
  • Multi-task on tight deadlines and do active live shots.

Qualifications:

  • Shoot, write, and edit stories for same day air
  • Work closely with producers from a remote location
  • Report live for various newscasts as determined by news management
  • Create content for digital platforms, including wsls.com
  • Candidate should have a minimum of one year of television news experience
  • A college degree in broadcast journalism, communication, or other related area is preferred

To apply please send links of your work, resume, and references to:

Rick Moll, WSLS 10 News Director:    rmoll@wsls.com

No Phone Calls Please

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to successful candidates.

WSLS 10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS 10 will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. 

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verification, and reference checks.   You must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under VA laws.

Account Executive

Position Title:  Account Executive

Reports to WSLS Local Sales Manager

General Position Description:  WSLS-TV, the Graham Media/NBC affiliate in Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and results oriented Account Executive to join our team and sell WSLS-TV, Me TV Roanoke, WSLS.com and our advanced digital solutions.

Responsibilities:  Maintain and grow a core account list.  Candidate must be a self-starter and a team-player.  Primary focus is on developing and growing a new client base.  Exceptional customer service is required.

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree preferred  
  •  Broadcast sales experience is preferred, but not required
  •  Proven track record in direct sales
  •  Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with Wide Orbit traffic and media sales, Matrix/Sales Force preferred, but not required

We offer a competitive compensation/bonus plan, as well as a strong benefits package including medical, dental, vision and 401k.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.

To apply, please send resume via email to amower@wsls.com     (Include "Account Executive Job Posting" in the subject line)

No phone calls, please

 

WSLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination

 

Digital Account Executive

WSLS 10 is currently seeking a motivated Digital Account Executive to help lead our multiplatform sales to include digital, mobile, search, SEO, video, social, app, content marketing and all other platforms that content is distributed.

There is no limit on earning potential with the growth and opportunity the Roanoke-Lynchburg market offers.  We are looking for someone who has a passion to use digital media to drive ROI and success for their local business clients.

REASONS TO JOIN WSLS 10:

Growth, experience and training.  At WSLS 10, we'll work with you to help you reach your full potential through ongoing career development programs.  We'll help you leverage your existing skills and coach you to position yourself as a true marketing professional.  We are also committed to ongoing training throughout your career.

You can "be your own boss" by deciding how your day is going to go - you have full control over which clients you visit and are empowered to suggest marketing strategies to help them meet their business objectives.  The media business is fast-paced and exciting and your friends and family will think you are in "show business!"

Our employees are our most important resource.  We encourage entrepreneurship and initiative, and recognize and reward achievement.  We offer a generous benefits package that includes 401k and healthcare.

Are you ready to join the team?  We encourage you to submit your resume for consideration by email to wnorris@wsls.com.

Tech Skills: Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint and Excel.  Experience with Wide Orbit and Matrix Account Management System helpful.

Job Skills:  The digital account executive will meet or exceed sales objectives by promoting and selling products through professional sales techniques and long-term customer relationships.  Specifically she/he will be responsible for:

  • Meeting/exceeding set sales goals; Proven success prospecting, cold calling, building a pipeline, moving opportunities through the sales cycle, proposing, negotiating, presenting and discussing solutions with key decision-makers to close the sale.
  • Champion new digital technologies and understand how to package ideas for presentation
  • Ability to create and deliver creative, high-impact sales presentations
  • Excellent communication, organization and prospecting skills
  • Being well informed about current industry trends and being able to talk intelligently about the industry
  • Maintaining accounts receivables in compliance with objectives
  • Preparing written presentations, reports and forecasts

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran; Pre-Employment Drug and Background Screen required.

Minimum Education:
Bachelors Level Degree

Minimum Experience:

  • Bachelors degree and equivalent sales experience preferred
  • Successful achievement of sales goals and the consultative sales process
  • Ability to manage a pipeline of 50+ accounts at any given time
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team enviroment
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Assertive, organized and creative problem solver
  • Professional appearance

 

WSLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

 

Producer

WSLS 10, Roanoke, Virginia's NBC affiliate is looking for a creative, quick-thinking Producer to assist in taking our news product to #1.  Candidate must possess strong leadership skills, excellent writing skills, and the ability to create strong, compelling, fast-paced newscasts.  Candidate must demonstrate the ability to creatively combine eye-catching video, viewer-driven graphics and meaningful stories that will engage the viewer and keep them coming back.  Qualified applicants can apply by email to rmoll@wsls.com.

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran; Pre-Employment Drug and Background Screen required.

Tech Skills:
Operating System, IRD, Scanner, Router, IFB System, Video on Demand

Job Skills:
Ability to use a computer; Ability to work as part of a team;  Demonstrated creative writing skills; Ability to communicate verbally in English;  Ability to communicate in writing in English; After Hire - Knowledge of organizational policies; Ability to use the AP ENPS Grass Valley system; Knowledge of control room equipment; Knowledge of the writing style of the organization;  Good news judgement

WSLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.