Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content, including 283,000 hours of original video content each year.

Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s television assets also include NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network.

The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property with over 120 million monthly unique users as of December 31, 2021. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. 

NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP INC.

WJZY / WMYT CHARLOTTE, NC

The following represents brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed to represent a comprehensive and/or exclusive description of all duties/responsibilities and required skills associated with the position.

NEWSCAST DIRECTOR: The Newscast Director coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.

  • Coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions
  • Supervises and assigns duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of programs
  • Observes pictures through monitors and directs camera/video staff concerning composition
  • Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments
  • Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast
  • Trains camera and CG operators on the proper operation during live broadcasts
  • Switches video sources and given direction at the same time during live broadcasts
  • Tests equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills:

  • High school diploma
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations and production. (Depending on market size)
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Proficiency with broadcast control equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

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PART-TIME NEWSCAST DIRECTOR: The Newscast Director coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.

  • Coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions
  • Supervises and assigns duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of programs
  • Observes pictures through monitors and directs camera/video staff concerning composition
  • Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments
  • Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast
  • Trains camera and CG operators on the proper operation during live broadcasts
  • Switches video sources and given direction at the same time during live broadcasts
  • Tests equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills: 

  • High school diploma
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations and production. (Depending on market size)
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Proficiency with broadcast control equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Apply for the position here.

NEWS PRODUCER: The News Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes teases and other content, times news programs, edits videos, and posts videos to the website.

Additional Job Description:

  • Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms
  • Writes and orders news stories
  • Approves scripts
  • Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts
  • Edits video
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations (Depending on market size)
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift

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ASSISTANT CHIEF ENGINEER: The Assistant Chief Engineer will assist with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station and transmitter sites.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in managing all aspects of the Engineering Department
  • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station and transmitter sites
  • Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal, laws
  • Works closely with Chief Engineer to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station
  • Assists with managing engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets.
  • Manages and coordinates fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
  • Evaluates, selects, installs, services and maintains station equipment and information technology systems
  • Repairs and maintains station building infrastructures
  • Assists in maintaining station vehicle fleet, including live satellite trucks
  • Communicates with and coordinates equipment maintenance and training with vendors/contractors
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Associate Degree in Electronics, Communications, or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred
  • Minimum three years’ experience with a television broadcasting environment
  • Familiarity with Avid-related software/hardware products a plus
  • Fluency in English; strong communication, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work extended hours, as needed

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NEWS PRODUCER/VIDEO EDITOR: The News Producer line produces daily newscasts, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes teases and other content, times news programs, communicates with reporters, anchors and directors about story content, elements and format, accurately relays information in breaking news situations. Advocates for stories and content to lead daily newscasts. Contributes to the daily editorial meetings with ideas to expand news coverage. Searches for interesting and engaging content across all Nexstar stations to share in daily newscasts.

Video Editor gathers and edits footage from multiple sources for newscasts, sports, and other programming.

The News Producer:

  •  Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms
  • Writes and orders news stories
  • Approves scripts
  • Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts
  • Edits video as needed
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites
  • Performs other duties as assigned

The Video Editor:

  • Ingests, records, organizes, converts, uploads/downloads video to edit for newscasts/breaking news according to scripts
  • Selects and combines the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical, and smoothly running story for VO/VOSOT’s/PKG’s
  • Reviews reporters’ stories to determine whether corrections are necessary
  • Tackling post-production tasks such as titling, color correction, audio correction, basic graphic knowledge
  • Takes direction and works independently, but also works closely with producers, photographers, and other personnel to discuss assignments and decide what works best for that story, newscast, and our overall product
  • Maintains editing equipment. Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum two years’ experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; must be a team player
  • Proficiency editing in Adobe Premiere Pro; Adobe Suite experience is a plus
  • Experience with iNews/ENPS, Bitcentral or similar programs are a plus
  • Must be able to cut VO/VOSOT’s/PKG’s
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Perform well under pressure and ability to problem solve
  • Ability to pay extreme attention to details
  • Knowledge of local, national, and international current events
  • Brings story ideas to the table and helps think of creative ways to tell them
  • Flexibility to work any shift

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ASSIGNMENT EDITOR: The Assignments Editor answers incoming news calls and assigns daily news stories according to the news personnel available.

  • Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services and community groups
  • Dispatches photographers, reporters and other personnel to cover stories
  • Coordinates logistics for news personnel
  • Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories and works with the News Director to develop plans for all broadcasts
  • Assists in development, planning and follow-up of all news stories
  • Edits video clips as assigned
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift

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PHOTOJOURNALIST: The News Photographer operates television or video cameras to record images or scenes for news reports.

  • Shoots video for news reports
  • Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, logistics and shot requirements
  • Sets up, composes and executes video shots
  • Maintains video equipment
  • Edits video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content
  • Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • High school diploma
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience operating video recording equipment (More for larger markets and less for smaller markets)
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Proficiency with video recording equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift

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CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR: The Creative Services Director is responsible for developing and leading the overall marketing strategy of the station, and for designing the promotions that will achieve the objectives of that strategy.

  • Provides leadership for the promotions team
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
  • Develops and executes promotions strategies to enhance station competitiveness      
  • Manages and leads the department to create new and profitable events
  • Manages recruitment and development of talented promotions team members
  • Prepares budgets and approves budget expenditures
  • Resolves customer complaints regarding promotions
  • Plans and directs staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control promotions programs
  • Plans, executes and tracks revenue-generating marketing and promotional events and contests that take place on-air, online and on-site
  • Creates and reviews operational records and reports to assess the efficacy of promotions
  • Creates client promotions and promotional proposals with members of the Programming and Sales teams
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum five years’ experience in media promotions
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment

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PROMOTIONS PRODUCER: The Promotions Producer operates television or video cameras to
record images or scenes for commercial and promotional spots and operates
editing equipment to produce images or scenes for commercial and
promotional spots. Ideal candidate would have strong writing skills.

  • Shoots video for commercial and promotional efforts
  • Strong writing skills required
  • Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, filming sequences,
    desired effects, and shot requirements
  • Sets up, composes and executes video shots
  • Maintains video equipment
  • Organizes and strings together raw footage into a continuous whole
    according to scripts or instructions for commercial and promotional efforts
  • Reviews assembled footage on screens or monitors to determine whether
    corrections are necessary
  • Trims filmed segments to specified lengths and reassembles segments into
    sequences that present stories with maximum effect
  • Determines the specific audio and visual effects necessary to complete spots
  • Sets up and operates computer editing systems, electronic titling systems,
    video switching equipment, and digital video effects units to produce a final
    product
  • Selects and combines the most effective shots of each scene to form a
    logical and smoothly running story
  • Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, work product and
    desired effects
  • Maintains editing equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: The Sales Account Executive generates advertising revenue by calling on established agencies, cold-calling new prospects and convincing potential clients of the merits of television advertising.

  • Implements strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.
  • Establishes credible relationships with local business community.
  • Makes sales calls on existing and prospective clients.
  • Maintains assigned accounts and develops new accounts.
  • Prepares and delivers sales presentations to clients.
  • Explains to customers how specific types of advertising will help promote their products or services in the most effective way possible.
  • Provides clients with information regarding rates for advertising placement in all media.
  • Develops advertising schedules with clients and station personnel responsible for placing advertising into station media.
  • Works with clients and station personnel to develop advertisements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Minimum one year’s experience in sales, preferably in the media field.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Experience achieving long-range objectives and implementing the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

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