TV Career Possibilities

WIFR-TV Examples of Television Broadcast Job Possibilities

May include general overview of job description, however, responsibilities may vary.

Managers: General Manager, General Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager, Director of Broadcast Operations, News Director, Chief Engineer, Director of Creative Services, Office Manager, Media Manager

Receptionist: Handles incoming calls/guests, general duties, may assist with accounting paperwork flow/traffic assistance when needed and other projects as assigned.

Broadcast Information Technologist: Responsible for day-today maintenance and upkeep of a network of workstations and servers, troubleshoots, upgrades, and repairs network computers and infrastructure, non-network computers and printers. Also assists Engineering staff with various projects.

Sales Staff: Sells commercial airtime and Internet/Digital Media on local, regional level.

National Sales Assistant: Inputs National sales orders, handles make goods, preemption and paid programming.

Digital Media Coordinatro: Provides support for digital sales, processes and products as well as providing support for digital media vision and strategy.

Creative Services Producer: Writes, shoots, and edits promotions for newscast and station. Works with sales staff in conjunction with clients to produce local commercials.

Assignment Editor: Coordinates and manages weekday assignment desk. Daily beat checks. Works with reporters, producers and photographers to make sure news stories are covered. Internet and Social Media contributions.

News Producer: Produces newscasts may include editing Internet copy and video. Internet and Social Media responsibilities.

News Reporter/Producer: Writes, reports, and edits news stories with ability to produce a newscast. Internet and Social Media responsibilities.

News and Sports Reporters: Generates, writes, and edits stories with ability to shoot video. Some back-up anchoring/producing possible. Significant Internet and Social Media responsibilities.

Chief Photographer: Leads and trains photography staff, oversees ENG gear, vehicles, auxiliary equipment, and schedules. ENG-Live truck operations experience and be able to edit. Ability to ask questions for some stories with capability to explain and recount such to producers and the Assignment Desk.

News Photographer: Shoots and edits news stories.

News and Sports Anchors: Reports, field anchors live shots with some producing and writing required. Help reporters and producers with ideas and experience. Internet and Social Media responsibilities.

Social Media Coordinator: Manages social media initiatives for station's news and sales departments using the Internet, mobile apps, online communities, including support of our digital network across our websites, Facebook, YouTube, and more.

Technical Media Producer: Operates Master Control switcher, maintains a program log operates computer based commercial playback system and dubs commercial spots. Operates multi-receiver system for catching program feeds, news feeds, etc. and may assist with engineering projects.

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