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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

Producer
WBRZ TV is looking for a dynamic television news producer to join our team. Producers at WBRZ have energy and produce fast-paced newscasts that send a clear message: We're fast, first, and the best. Shows are built around our breaking news and investigative formula with ample resources. Willing to work overnights and weekends. Experience in TV news is required. Email resume, brief cover letter, and show links to Letitia Walker, News Director, at lwalker@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.

Digital Content Producer
WBRZ.com has an immediate opening for an aggressive digital journalist. The position produces written, video, and other digital stories to WBRZ.com, Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts daily. Willing to work weekends, mornings, and late nights. Some experience in digital news or entertainment media is suggested. Desire to live, breathe, and own breaking news required. Have a knack for headline writing. Email resume, brief cover letter and links to Letitia Walker, News Director, at lwalker@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.

Director of Production
WBRZ, the family-owned TV station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is looking for a Creative Services Director to run the Commercial Production Department. The director will lead a small team of creative writers, editors, and cinematographers. The primary role of the Commercial Production Department is to support the sales team by creating commercials for Baton Rouge’s local businesses. They also assist the station with special projects and are instrumental in helping to start new local programming and assisting the newsroom with documentaries. In this role, there is room to flex your creative aspirations and the support you need to start passion projects. Applicants must have an understanding of marketing, copywriting, editing, and videography with at least 6 years of experience in production and 2 years of experience in a leadership/management role. If you are interested in joining our award-winning team email your resume and any supporting documents (cover letter, reference letter, links to examples of work) 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.

Television News Photojournalist
WBRZ-TV is looking for a talented News Photojournalist who understands video photography. Prefer experience covering breaking news and packages. Proficient editor with nonlinear experience is a plus. Will operate live cellular equipment and be required to fly in helicopter or plane as needed. Your duties in this career include taking steps to capture images that show newsworthy events. You work in the field and often travel to different places to take pictures. Position requires the ability to lift 25 pounds of equipment at times. Schedule can change as dictated by news events. Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Email resume and work sample to Letitia Walker, Director of News, at lwalker@wbrz.com and hr@wbrz.com. Applications can be mailed to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, La., 70821. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE.

Investigative Reporter
WBRZ is searching for an Investigative Reporter to add to our award-winning Investigative Unit. A successful candidate should have a knack for navigating complex stories and holding officials accountable. You'll enterprise, research, write and investigate stories for our broadcast and digital platforms. At least two years of TV, radio, newspaper, or online newsroom experience is required. Send your resume, link to your reel, and cover letter to Letitia Walker at lwalker@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE.

Asst. News Director
WBRZ is seeking an innovative, energetic newsroom leader to join the journalism team as Assistant News Director. This position mentors and coaches young journalists and works closely with MMJs and reporters on daily assignments and investigations. Previous experience as a reporter/MMJ or anchor is helpful. This is a great opening for a reporter who is looking to move into a newsroom manager role. WBRZ owns investigative journalism and breaking news. This newsroom thrives on urgency. Catapult your career by joining the WBRZ News management team. WBRZ prides itself on being authentically local and is the area's only locally owned and operated TV news station. It has been so since signing on in 1955. Send resume, brief cover letter and an outline of your news philosophy to Letitia Walker Director of News, lwalker@wbrz.com or mail to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. 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 Letitia Walker at lwalker@wbrz.com and Human Resources at hr@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE.

Anchor/ MMJ
WBRZ, a family-owned TV station in the heart of culture-rich Louisiana, has an immediate opening for an Anchor/MMJ. As an anchor, you'll helm the desk and be a newsroom leader for our weekend morning newscasts and report three days a week. An understanding of digital journalism, including social media reporting and engagement, is key. Email resume, brief cover letter and video links to Letitia Walker, Director of News, at lwalker@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.

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.

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.

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

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.

WBRZ Internship Application

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