Employment at WAAY-TV

Producer (s) - News Posted: 10/05/2020

Do you want to work someplace where your bosses listen to your opinion and value your news’ judgement? Are you looking for an opportunity to make decisions, the freedom to experiment and be given the tools to succeed?

 

WAAY 31 is looking for aggressive, smart and creative Producers who are self-starters. It may sound like we’re asking for a lot but the right candidate needs to have a passion for producing TV news.

 

WAAY 31 is dedicated to breaking news, severe weather and investigative stories that make an impact in our community. We want producers with the desire and drive to help achieve that goal every day.

 

Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem. Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers. We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country. If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

 

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.
Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills

Must be able to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment

The ability to understand the station’s philosophy and implement it daily

 

Interested candidates should send their resume and reel to jobs@waaytv.com or
WAAY – TV
1000 Monte Sano Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35801

 

No phone calls accepted.  WAAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our company expects top performance and results and provides the support and culture to win.  WAAY believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science! Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!  A background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.

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Multimedia Journalist (s) Posted: 10/05/2020

If you’re looking for a bunch of clichés in this listing hit the back button now.  WAAY 31 is looking for hungry, passionate Multimedia Journalists who crave coming to work every day.

The ideal candidates have a thirst for breaking news, public safety, education, cultivating sources and asking questions that will hold people accountable.  You will be a creative writer and storyteller ready to break the surface with your stories.  You will value engaging and active stand-ups.  You will appreciate constructive criticism and put ideas into action.

 

In return, WAAY 31 will take the time and spend the money to invest in you.  You will have a voice in the newsroom, opportunities for advancement and the most sophisticated technology in the industry.  We will give you all the tools you need to succeed.

 

If you need a flexible work-life balance, Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem.  Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers.  We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country.  If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.

2 years experience as a MMJ is required.

Able to work independently and as a team member

Ability to shoot and edit video.

Willing to work in any weather condition, holidays and weekends.

 

Interested candidates should send their resume and reel to jobs@waaytv.com or

WAAY – TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

 

No phone calls accepted.  WAAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our company expects top performance and results and provides the support and culture to win.  WAAY believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science! Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!  A background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.

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Chief Engineer Posted: 03/18/2021

WAAY-TV, ABC 31, serving North Alabama in the fast-growing, high-tech Huntsville-Florence-Decatur market, is seeking an exceptional, technically-minded, team leader for the position of Chief Engineer.  The desired candidate will lead a team of talented individuals, insuring the WAAY facility is operationally sound, enabling the station to deliver the highest quality product to the viewers and advertisers we serve. In addition, the Chief Engineer will have the rare opportunity to provide technical guidance and support through the station’s impending facility relocation.

Required Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Oversee all engineering functions of the station including: management and maintenance of complex television integrated systems with minimal or no supervision, planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations.
  • Strong working knowledge of networks, routers, MS operating systems and application software. 
  • Provide solid troubleshooting solutions, both independently and as a part of a diverse team, in time-sensitive and at times high-pressure situations. 
  • Possess thorough knowledge of FCC rules and regulations related to television broadcasting compliance.
  • Experience with ENPS AP News Systems, Edius editing, and Bitcentral workflow is desired. 
  • Ability to develop, update and follow standard operating procedures a must. 
  • Broadcast TV, RF engineering knowledge to maintain and repair all technical equipment both studio and transmitter, satellite downlink and microwave transmission systems. 
  • Ability to design new engineering projects in conjunction with Corporate Engineering.
  • Have a successful history of project management and leadership, empowering staff to carry-out projects while supporting the positive culture of WAAY.
  • Practical working knowledge of plumbing, HVAC and basic construction codes and techniques. 
  • Contribute to the development, preparation and implementation of operating and capital expense budget and special projects.
  • Effectively present information and respond to general manager, corporate management, clients, viewers and general public in timely manner.

Preferred Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering/Technical related field or equivalent combination of experience/education to ensure comparable skillset is preferred. 5+ years experience in a broadcast management role.
  • FCC license or SBE certification desired.
  • Strong maintenance, organizational, computer, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to 70 pounds, climb ladders or transport other equipment as needed.
  • Have understanding that this role may require non-traditional shifts, weekends/holidays, be willing to be on call and/or work additional hours as needed.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of PC’s, networks, routers, MS & MAC operating systems and application software such as Word and Excel.
  • Possess a valid Alabama drivers’ license or ability to obtain; good driving record, and satisfactorily pass pre-employment drug screening.

 

Send resume to jobs@waaytv.com or

WAAY–TV

Chief Engineer

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

Surrounded by rolling mountains, lakes and rivers, Huntsville is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Arsenal, Space Camp, US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country.

WAAY – TV is an equal opportunity employer with a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices. WAAY believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science! Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!  A background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.

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News Anchor Posted: 03/18/2021

WAAY-TV, ABC 31, serving North Alabama in the fast-growing Huntsville-Florence-Decatur market (Nielsen DMA 79), is seeking an energetic, sincere News Anchor with a passion for story-telling and service to our vibrant region. The desired candidate will be comfortable in assuming a leadership role within the newsroom, coach news team members when applicable and demonstrate a personal commitment to continued professional growth and development.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivering breaking news in an urgent and credible manner, breaking stories of major significance to our viewers, establishing and cultivating sources, a flair for pursuing engaging content for our newscasts and digital platforms, becoming a well-known and engaging personality in the region, and a reputation for standing out as a newsroom leader.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.
  • 2+ years experience as an Anchor or Reporter with Anchor experience.
  • Ability to shoot and edit video should the need arise.
  • Possess a valid Alabama drivers’ license or ability to obtain; good driving record, and satisfactorily pass pre-employment drug screening.

 

Interested candidates should apply at waaytv.com, send resume and reel to jobs@waaytv.com or

WAAY – TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

Surrounded by rolling mountains, lakes and rivers, Huntsville is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Arsenal, Space Camp, US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country.

WAAY-TV is an equal opportunity employer with a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices. WAAY believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science! Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!  A background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.

Apply Now

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