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News Director

WAAY-31 News is looking for a competitive, organized and motivational individual to lead the News Department of WAAY TV, Ch 31 (ABC) in one of the most beautiful cities in the country, Huntsville, Alabama (DMA Market 78).

The right candidate should be experienced in newsroom leadership, have a track record of developing strong talent, and possess strong journalistic integrity. Prefer extensive experience and understanding of digital strategies that deliver information to consumers, leading to growth of the brand and viewer loyalty.  The qualifying candidate must be passionate about local news, and focus on strengthening the quality of local news reporting.  A desire to develop, maintain and grow community contacts and relationships is mandatory.

The ideal candidate should seek to build and maintain a newsroom environment that emphasizes a true team mentality, driven by a culture of mutual respect of co-workers and a desire to be the best.  Raising the bar of performance is expected, not settling for mediocrity, but developing a culture rooted in the belief that perfection is the goal and excellence will be tolerated.  Experience in a mid-size newsroom is preferred. 

A background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.

Lead a team of dedicated individuals who will join their leader in focusing on development of the region’s premiere newsroom, rooted in journalistic integrity, at North Alabama’s ABC network affiliate.  WAAY-TV is a legacy station with a history of service to the region, one of the most recognized local television brands in need of a strong, positive leader.  Huntsville is known as “Rocket City,” home to space exploration, past and future with a heavy NASA presence, the U.S. Army’s highly respected Redstone Arsenal, high-tech development and ingenuity and home to the second-largest research park in the country. U.S. News and World Report designated Huntsville as the “best affordable place to live in the U.S.”

Email cover letter, resume, and references to Jobs@waaytv.com

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News Director
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!

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Multimedia Journalist (s)

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.

Apply Now

Producer (s) - News

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.

Apply Now

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