WANE 15, the top-rated station serving northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio is seeking a host / producer for a brand-new lifestyle show launching in 2022. This is a unique opportunity to help build something new from the ground up. The ideal candidate will host daily segments from our new state-of-the-art studio, but also be expected to take the show to remote locations. The host will be responsible for booking guests, planning show content, developing franchise segments, and working with our sales team on sponsored content interviews. You will be juggling multiple shows and deadlines, so planning and organizational skills are a must!
The right candidate will also be responsible for growing the online presence of the show, with the backing of the most visited local news website in the market. This is an ideal role for a news reporter / anchor or a radio show personality to transition into something new and different. Knowledge of Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio are a plus. You’ll work with the help of the production department, creative services, and the digital team.
The Lifestyle host / producer is a full-time position responsible for hosting a daily program, conducting in-studio interview segments, and participating in on-location segments as scheduled. The successful candidate will:
Organize and plan show calendar, book guests and schedule segments
· Interview show guests / clients on camera both in studio and on-location
Collect information, video, or photos at remote locations for post-production
Greet and assist guests during show preparations, putting them at ease on camera
Research show topics and segment ideas for guests
· Participate in events –either station-sponsored or others – to promote the show
Balance feature elements and sponsored content to create a compelling show
Maintain a show social media account and assist with all online content
Write and approve scripts, shooting and editing skills are a plus
Responsible for timing each show
Requirements & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in film, photography, television, marketing, news, or related field, or equivalent professional experience
Previous experience as a host or on-air personality, MMJ or radio DJ is a plus
Must have video samples for consideration
Organization skills are key – Ability to prioritize and schedule based on multiple production timelines
Must be energetic, positive, and great in a team environment
Must be a highly motivated self-starter, able to work well alone and as part of a team
Other duties as assigned – flexibility and forward thinking are key
Edit on Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects), Avid iNews, post to web on WordPress.
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
Deadline driven and works well under pressure
Creative thinker who isn’t afraid to try new ideas
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
Fluency in English
Other duties as assigned
ALL applicants must apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar. Please upload resume and cover letter.