WTVQ-TV has the following employment opportunities available.

Local Sales Assistant: Join our team. Here’s your opportunity to launch a career in broadcast television. WTVQ-TV ABC36 Lexington, Kentucky is seeking a Local Sales Assistant to support its sales, promotions, digital marketing and creative services teams. The ideal candidate should be well organized, with extensive computer skills and knowledge of Power Point, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Suite as well as social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Experience with a MacBook Pro is a plus.

The Local Sales Assistant will help develop sales marketing materials, coordinate promotional events and assist with all things digital, including social media marketing coordination. Previous experience in a sales support role and college degree preferred. EOE M/F/D/V pre-employment background screen required. WTVQ is a drug free environment and we reserve the right to administer random drug testing as deemed necessary. Please send resume to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 55590, Lexington, KY 40555 or email hr@wtvq.com

Digital Sales Manager: WTVQ-TV, a subsidiary of Morris Network is seeking a Digital Sales Manager who can take us to the next level. The DSM will cultivate new business, grow existing business and work as a team leader with seasoned marketing Account Executives who attain results for their clients by recommending solutions that combine traditional and digital media. The candidate will have full access to a suite of ‘ChartLocal Digital Marketing Services’ as well as “Television Station Digital Assets” in order to achieve the stations digital revenue goals.

ChartLocal Digital Marketing Services include:
•Website Services: Design, Hosting, Domain, Security, Updates & Maintenance
•Content Services: SEO, Google My Business, Social Media Management, Database Management
•Advertising Services: SEM, Targeted Display, OTT, YouTube, Social Media Ads
•Software Services: Contesting, Business Listings Management, Reputation Management

Television Station Digital Assets include:
•News Website: Display Ads, Video Pre/Post Roll, Deals, Content Sponsorships, Native Advertising
•News Mobile App: Display Ads, Video Pre/Post Roll, Content Sponsorships, Native Advertising
•Non-Traditional: Event Marketing, Outside Media Partnerships, etc

The candidate must be willing to take ownership of the TV Station’s Digital budget. This means a dedicated effort to generate business on his/her own, as well as a dedicated focus on working with the sales team to help them close more digital business. The expectation will be to “lead with digital” by identifying “digital pain points” for prospects and offering solution based marketing to help the prospects improve his or her business. The ideal candidate will also have experience securing relationships with franchise organizations and multi-location businesses. The DSM must have strong digital knowledge but be able to utilize it strategically to advance the sales and marketing partnership.

During the interview process, we will be evaluating quantifiable evidence of sales success as well as examples demonstrating digital marketing knowledge. Knowing the many digital marketing products and how they work together to create a strategy is paramount to the candidate’s success.
If this describes you and you`re looking for a position that will allow you to leverage your talent and make an impact on business and your own career, the role of a Digital Sales Manager is the opportunity you`ve been waiting for.

EOE M/F/D/V background screen and drug screen required. WTVQ is a drug free environment and we reserve the right to administer random drug testing as deemed necessary. Send resume to Human Resources, P.O. Box 55590, Lexington, KY 40555 or email hr@wtvq.com

Photographer/Editor: WTVQ-TV (ABC), Lexington, KY has an immediate opening for a creative services videographer/editor for long and short format programming. The position will include filming and editing 30 minute programs involving multiple locations, as well as 2 – 5 minute news features – working with clients as well as on-air talent. Applicant must have creative non-linear video editing and videography skills, must be creative, willing to work flexible hours including weekends and be a team player. Experience with Adobe Creative suite – including Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects are a plus. Experience with HD video cameras, tripods, wireless microphones, and portable lighting are a must. A valid driver’s license and clean driving history is a must. Please send resume and tape to: Human Resources, WTVQ–TV, 6940 Man O War Blvd., Lexington KY 40509. EOE M/F/D/V pre–employment background screen and drug screen required. WTVQ is a drug free environment and we reserve the right to administer random drug testing as deemed necessary.

Web Content Producer: WTVQ-TV ABC 36 Lexington seeks a web content producer to join our team. Candidate should have a minimum of 1 year of producing television news or the equivalent. We are searching for a candidate that is highly motivated, a team player, creative, aggressive, and a self-starter. Individual must have strong writing skills and be familiar with social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Responsibilities will include:
•Create content for all digital platforms while communicating with newsroom staff
•Post video to WTVQ website
•Work with reporters and producers to post material on the website and social media
•Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights
•Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity
•Meet assigned deadlines.
•Good organizational skills
•Can work under pressure

EOE M/F/D/V pre-employment background check and drug screen required. WTVQ is a drug free environment and we reserve the right to administer random drug testing as deemed necessary. Please send resume to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 55590, Lexington, KY 40555 or email hr@wtvq.com.

 

Chief Meteorologist: WTVQ has an opening for a Chief Meteorologist. We’re looking for an aggressive, energetic leader who keeps weather local and relevant for our central Kentucky viewers. The successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the latest weather tools and weather science.Experience covering severe weather and tornadoes is required. Other job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, formulating and forecasting weather segments, designing graphics and providing leadership to our staff of Meteorologists. A degree in meteorology is required. Previous experience as a Chief Meteorologist, AMS certification and 3-5 years of on-air television experience is preferred. EOE M/F/D/V pre-employment background check and drug screen required. WTVQ is a drug free environment and we reserve the right to administer random drug testing as deemed necessary. Send resume to: HR Coordinator, P.O. Box 55590, Lexington, KY 40555

Web Content Producer/Assignment Editor: WTVQ-TV ABC 36 Lexington seeks a part-time web content producer/assignment editor to join our team. Responsibilities include posting content on the station website and social media on a daily basis, gathering and confirming information, monitoring fire/police scanners, and assigning reporters to planned and breaking news. Some technical production responsibilities will also be required. We are searching for a candidate who possesses strong communication and organizational skills, is highly-motivated, assertive, detail-oriented and a news consumer. EOE M/F/D/V pre-employment background check and drug screen required. WTVQ is a drug free environment and we reserve the right to administer random drug testing as deemed necessary. No phone calls please.

Local Sales and Marketing Consultant: ABC Affiliate WTVQ-TV in Lexington KY is hiring for an entry-level Sales and Marketing Consultant with concentration in the eastern Kentucky area. Candidates must have good communication, people, organizational & time management skills. Successful candidate will be a self-starter motivated by personal goals as well as company objectives. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, developing new local direct business and selling full-service digital marketing programs. College degree required and a demonstrated professional sales ability a must. Send resume to Human Resources, PO Box 55590, Lexington, KY 40555-5590. EOE M/F/D/V pre-employment background check and drug screen required. WTVQ is a drug free environment and we reserve the right to administer random drug testing as deemed necessary.

Multimedia Journalist:  WTVQ Lexington is in search of a Multimedia Journalist to join our news team. This is a news “one-man-band” position that requires the applicant to enterprise stories shoot, write, edit, and present those stories both live and pre-record. All applicants must have a minimum of one-year of employment at a broadcast television or cable station is required. Candidate must have the technical and mechanical abilities associated with use of digital video camera / recorders, Edius non-linear editors, and Dejero live units. You must have a valid driver’s license. EOE M/F/D/V pre-employment background check and drug screen required. WTVQ is a drug free environment and we reserve the right to administer random drug testing as deemed necessary. Please send resume to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 55590, Lexington, KY 40555 or email hr@wtvq.com.

 

WTVQ-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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