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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

Accounting/HR Assistant
This position interacts regularly with the Accounting and Human Resources Departments and is responsible for primarily assisting the Director of Accounting in executing day-to-day accounting and financial reporting tasks. Experience needed in accounts receivables, accounts payable, payroll, and financial reporting. The role requires strong technical proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office formats. This position will also assist the Director of Human Resources with onboarding new hires and terminations of existing employees in ADP and LA Workforce Commission, properly collecting/recording I-9 documentation, support in maintaining up-to-date human resources files, records, and documentation, data entry, filing, etc., and all other duties assigned. The ideal candidate is a team player, well organized, flexible, proactive and results oriented with good communication skills. Core competencies include attention to detail, meeting deadlines, critical thinking, and multi-tasking. Submit cover letter and resume to: hr@wbrz.com and lrome@wbrz.com; or mail to WBRZ HR at P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE.

Master Control Operator
Are you a tech-savvy professional with a passion for the broadcasting industry? If so, we would like to invite you to apply for our Master Control Operator position at WBRZ. As a Master Control Operator, you will be responsible for ensuring the on-air content quality and accuracy of our broadcast, acquiring and organizing media content, monitoring and controlling the transmission equipment, and troubleshooting technical issues.
Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and ensure quality control of on-air content
  • Manage on-air playlists and scheduling
  • Acquire, record, and organize media content
  • Control and troubleshoot the transmission equipment
  • Communicate with other departments to ensure the smooth broadcast operation
  • Keep record of discrepancies and issues
  • Follow the FCC regulations and guidelines


Email resume, brief cover letter to Joey Verrett, Director of Engineering, at jverrett@wbrz.com, and Human Resources via hr@wbrz.com. Applications can be mailed to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, La., 70821. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE.

Full-time newscast director
WBRZ has an immediate opening for a full-time newscast director. This is a great opportunity to learn the technical aspects of television production. This position is responsible for executing live newscasts, some minor graphic design and video editing. This opening is for positions on our morning newscasts, including weekend mornings. Must be willing to learn basic computer coding and be able to interact with computer equipment for most of the shifts.
Application Process: Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@wbrz.com and copy crentz@wbrz.comdkennon@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE

Morning Anchor/Reporter
WBRZ has an immediate opening for a morning news anchor and reporter. The journalist hired for this position will be responsible for helping to manage and plan our weekend news coverage. WBRZ airs two LIVE hour-long newscasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings complete with interview segments, reporter-driven stories, sports, and weather coverage. Our morning news anchor is pivotal in developing the structure and flow of these newscasts. What sets WBRZ apart from other television stations in similar sized markets: we are locally owned, not bound by any corporate mandates and given the freedom to try new things. WBRZ welcomes fresh ideas. Reporting and anchoring experience preferred.  If you think you can fit into this type of environment, please email resume and video link to 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.

Assistant News Director
WBRZ seeks a bold leader to join the team as Assistant News Director. Top leadership roles at this family-owned station are not available often. The Assistant News Director will manage day-to-day newsroom operations, mentor and coach budding journalists along with helping to create and implement big ideas. This evolving newsroom doesn’t lose sight of the job: News. We do the news - period. Our investigative reporting prowess leaves a mark in the community. WBRZ produces 8 hours of news a day on TV and publishes content constantly on WBRZ.com, where it’s usually reported first. Knowledge of Louisiana helpful; TV newsroom management experience required. Email resume and a brief explanation of your news philosophy to Human Resources at hr@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE.

Managing Editor - Digital and New Media
WBRZ.com, the website associated with the Baton Rouge ABC affiliate seeks a newsroom leader to join our team as Managing Editor – Digital and New Media. Ideal candidate gets excited about breaking news and watching digitally produced content grow legs and run through the internet. Knowledge of news writing, video and photo editing along with experience managing a business or university-associated social media account. Email resume and cover letter to hr@wbrz.com. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Smoke free and drug free work environment. Pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE..

Assignment Desk Coordinator
WBRZ-TV is hiring! We are looking for an Assignment Desk Coordinator who can move morning crews as news breaks.   This position is designed for a news junkie who can multi-task in the areas of logistics, listening to the public, and working with producers and reporters throughout the morning. Our Assignment Desk Coordinator works closely with our Assignment Manager to ensure a constant and consistent workflow between our news producers and digital team. If you thrive in pressure situations and want to be part of an aggressive news operation this is the opportunity for you.
Application Process: Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@wbrz.com  Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE

Part-time Newscast Director
WBRZ has an immediate opening for a part-time newscast director.  This is a great opportunity to learn the technical aspects of television production.  This position is responsible for executing live newscasts, some minor graphic design and video editing.  This opening is for positions on our morning newscasts, including weekend mornings.  Must be willing to learn basic computer coding and be able to interact with computer equipment for most of the shifts.
Application Process:
Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@wbrz.com and copy  crentz@wbrz.com, dkennon@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE

WBRZ Account Executive
WBRZ- TV is looking for a highly motivated and competitive business professional who is a self-starter to sell advertising solutions to local businesses including digital asset strategies.
The applicant is expected to:

  • Manage and grow an existing account list,
  • Develop new business,
  • Employ excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Meet all revenue and new business goals for multiple entities.


Required Experience:
Ad sales experience is preferred, including knowledge of Comscore ratings, Power Point and other Windows-based software. A college degree and advertising sales experience is preferred.
Benefits: Excellent company benefits (health, dental, vision, life).
Application Process: Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@wbrz.com and copy mhudson@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE.

News Photographer
WBRZ has a full-time opening for a news photographer.  Previous experience using a commercial video camera is required.  An understanding of the news gathering process is essential.  This position is ideal for someone looking to take the next step in their career or for an individual who is ready to take their first step as a professional photojournalist.  News photographers capture the first moments of a breaking news story, the emotional elements of a human interest story and the captivating video of an investigative report.  This position may be assigned weekends or evenings.  Send resume and cover letter to hr@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE.

Part-time Runner / Helper
WBRZ-TV has an opening for an entry-level Part-time Runner / Helper. This position is ideal for a student taking afternoon classes and available to work in the mornings only. The duties consist of running errands, light maintenance, moving equipment and supplies, lifting approximately 30-50 lbs., light office duties. Must be dependable and have a valid driver's license with a good driving record. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM with some afternoons on approval. For consideration, email resume to hr@wbrz.com and Pallas Dunn at pallas@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE

Multi-media journalist/TV reporter
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 Human Resources at hr@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE.

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 hr@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE.

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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