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Employment Opportunities

WBRZ-TV does not discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission.

WBRZ is committed to a broad applicant recruiting outreach program. In our continuing efforts to represent our diverse community, we encourage qualified community organizations to be included in our job opportunity notification list. Informing you and your organization of our employment opportunities is an affirmative action on our part to actively seek qualified minorities and women for our staff vacancies. If your organization is interested in being notified about our job vacancies, we would like to hear from you. Through your assistance to refer individuals to us, we want to ensure that our employment opportunities are made known to members of minority groups and to women.

WBRZ-TV is a drug-free and smoke-free work place.

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How to apply

If you would like to apply for a vacancy listed below, please refer to the contact information listed in each posting. Or mail resume and/or non-returnable DVD to Human Resources, WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; or fax to 225-336-2213, or e-mail to hr@wbrz.com. All resumes are forwarded to the hiring manager for review and scheduling of interviews.

Current openings

Weekday Morning Meteorologist
WBRZ is looking for a high energy weekday morning meteorologist committed to becoming a cornerstone of our growing weather team. This meteorologist will provide a compelling, lifestyle focused on-air presentation, accurate forecasts with modern messaging and have a digital first mentality. In this position, you will broadcast every weekday from 5am – 9am as well as 12 – 1pm and also be expected to create new content on every shift for wbrz.com, the WBRZ WX mobile app. and our social media platforms.

Additional job responsibilities include working with the chief meteorologist to organize public outreach campaigns, communicating with the news team about high impact weather events and maintaining weather department hardware and software. Come in ready to build relationships with local schools and event planners to promote community visibility for the station. Be willing to work varying hours as high impact weather necessitates. Be open to coaching. Knowledge of south Louisiana is a plus. If you embrace new technology, like to find unique ways to present the weather story, and want to work somewhere that emboldens you to try new things, we want to talk to you!

Applicant Requirements
-Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science
-1 to 3 years of on air experience as a Broadcast Meteorologist
-Be qualified for AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal or NWA Seal of Approval
-Familiarity with TWC Max platforms a plus

Send resume and video link of recent work to Dr. Josh Eachus, Chief Meteorologist, at jeachus@wbrz.com, and Human Resources via hr@wbrz.com or mail to HR at WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE.

Master Control Operator
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Master Control Operator. This position is responsible for monitoring transmitters by remote control, switching programs, and focusing on broadcast quality. Prefer experience in broadcast operations, equipment, and computer systems. Looking for candidates that can troubleshoot, multi-task, pay attention to detail, and communicate well with others - both written and verbal. Candidate must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Must be willing to work overnights, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate.  Email resume to hr@wbrz.com or jverrett@wbrz.com.  You may also mail resume to P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Smoke free and drug free work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Multi-media journalist/TV reporter, anchor
WBRZ seeks dynamic storytellers to join our team as an MMJ. The person hired will also fill in as an anchor on some newscasts. WBRZ is known for its investigative journalism. Reporting and anchoring experience preferred. If you're looking for an aggressive newsroom that will help coach you for a big market job, come work for WBRZ. Send demo reels to Jonathan Shelley;  jshelley@wbrz.com.

Investigative producer
WBRZ is searching for an important part of our award-winning Investigative Unit.  Join an unrivaled team that produces content you can only dream of.  WBRZ is known for its investigative journalism.  A knack for navigating complex stories, creativity and a passion for holding politicians accountable is required.  Dig in, fight for the viewer and help make change.  TV, radio, newspaper, or online newsroom experience required.  Send resume and cover letter to Jonathan Shelley; jshelley@wbrz.com.

Internships
WBRZ offers internships each semester in the following departments: News, Marketing, Information Systems, Production, Graphics, Sports, and Weather. Interns will experience firsthand the daily operations of the department and will perform various duties as assigned. Student must be enrolled in a station approved college/university and be approved by the college dean/advisor/chair to take an internship course for curriculum credit and grade. Internships are unpaid and available for most fall, spring, and summer semesters.  Email cover letter and resume to hr@wbrz.com; or mail to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE.

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