ANCHOR / REPORTER

WFFT-TV, the FOX Affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana has an exciting opportunity for an engaging, creative and enterprising Co-Anchor to join our team. 

We are looking for a newsroom leader who can work with the news team to deliver content on multiple platforms.  The candidate should be a strong writer and work well in a team environment.

Requirements:
• 4 year degree in journalism
• Previous Anchoring experience, strong live-shots and excellent writing are essential
• Dynamic delivery and presentation
• Make appearances before social and civic groups as well as participation in other community events on behalf of the station.
• Strong journalistic skills
• Ability to follow current events

Minimum of three years commercial TV reporting experience preferred. Candidates must possess a current valid driver's license and be able to provide proof of current automobile insurance.

Please send your resume and examples of your recent work to:
Stew Hirsch
News Director
WFFT-TV
3707 Hillegas Rd
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46808
rhirsch@wfft.com

WFFT-TV is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

NEWSCAST PRODUCER

WFFT, the FOX affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has an immediate opening for a strong Newscast Producer, who knows how to create extraordinary newscasts.

We are searching for a full-time newscast producer who is aggressive and passionate about local news, and maintains a positive attitude no matter the challenge at hand.  The candidate must be smart in decision making and leadership in the newsroom.  They must also understand how to incorporate station research and branding to deliver dynamic newscasts.

Requirements:
• 4 year degree in Journalism, Communications or related field
• 2-4 years newsroom experience, with at least one year of producing
• Strong Journalistic skills and understanding of the tenants of Journalism
• Understand the focus on local content and story-telling to create a compelling newscast
• The ability to multi-task and handle the pressures of breaking news
• Excellent copy-editing skills

Please send your resume and examples of your recent work to:
Stew Hirsch
News Director
WFFT-TV
3707 Hillegas Rd
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46808
rhirsch@wfft.com

WFFT-TV is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Asst. Traffic Manager

WFFT the local FOX affiliate in Ft. Wayne, IN is recruiting for an Assistant Traffic Manager.  This is a full time position and will be responsible for assisting with the completion of the station’s daily log preparation, maintaining the sales order processes in OSi (traffic system), assigning copy and managing commercial inventory.  Additional responsibilities include applying same-day changes to actual aired logs, completing verification of logs to ensure accurate billing, scheduling weekly barter network orders and filing of barter network affidavits.

Qualifications: Broadcast traffic experience is recommended; Meticulous with details; Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure; Diplomatic, with solid people skills; Initiate problem solving and decision making skills to achieve station goals; Knowledge of broadcast traffic and automation software is a plus.

WFFT TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please send resumes to:
Britchhart@wfft.com

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

WFFT Local, the Fort Wayne, Indiana FOX TV affiliate is currently seeking a business to business sales professional to join its sales team.  This individual will develop new business and increase shares with existing clients selling ad space in some of television’s most popular programming including the NFL, MLB World Series, and NASCAR as well as a full complement of digital marketing products.  This challenging and competitive sales position has the potential to earn $70,000 in the first year.  Benefits include a comprehensive medical plan, dental plan, a 401K retirement plan with matching funds, and a monthly car allowance.

Responsibilities:
• Business to business sales
• Achieve assigned revenue goals for TV and digital sales
• Maintain assigned accounts and develop new accounts all while creating strong relationships with clients
• Implement strategies to consistently grow revenue
• Research, prepare and deliver sales presentations with marketing solutions to clients, explaining the benefits
• Work with clients and station personnel to develop commercial concepts and promotional opportunities
• Track accounts receivable and collect outstanding balances
• Devote time to monitoring the competition, staying on top of industry trends, and sales training

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Advertising or related field
• Effective negotiator
• Understanding of TV audience measurement systems and psychographic research
• Knowledge of strength and weaknesses of competitive media
• Well organized multi-tasker with ability to adapt to a fast paced environment
• Strong problem solver
• Superior verbal, written and computer skills

If you meet these qualifications and have the passion to build a career in media sales and marketing, please send a cover letter and resume to Tascha Heiman at theiman@wfft.com.

MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR

WFFT Local, the Fox Affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is searching for a Master Control Operator.

Candidates must have the following requirements:

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Switch station breaks and programs-analog and digital channels
Record satellite program feeds
Check quality of program feeds prior to air-time
Operate Nexio tapeless airplay system; Beta SP and DVCPro tape machines
Dub commercials, promos and PSA’s for air
Check next day’s logs for missing material
Keep accurate transmitter and program logs

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS NECESSARY:
Good mathematical skills
Computer & internet skills are necessary
Previous Master Control experience preferred

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma

Please email resumes to:  fbrunell@wfft.com.

Resumes can also be mailed to:
WFFT Local
Chief Engineer
PO Box 8655
Ft. Wayne IN 46898-8655
   
WFFT Local is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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