Job Openings

Engineer IT Manager
WYZZ – Peoria, IL

Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation is seeking an Engineer IT Manager at television station, WYZZ in Peoria, IL. This individual will be responsible for maintaining the network and IT systems used for broadcasting and business operations, in excellent working order to help the stations run efficiently.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Support the Chief Engineer and Maintenance Engineers in emergency or problematic situations.
  • Maintain all IT based broadcast equipment and technology for stations.
  • Minimize service interruptions during times of equipment and/or system failures by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions.
  • Install and maintain IT network, workstations, and printers.
  • Install and test new systems and technical infrastructure for stations and personnel.
  • Design, configure, and maintain a complete data backup and server storage for multiple departments.
  • Interprets and implements instructions and requests from station personnel.
  • Communicates with Chief Engineer and Maintenance Engineers to effectively resolve equipment and system issues.
  • Maintain and identify issues with stations communications systems both incoming and outgoing.
  • Provide technical support to operational users.
  • Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required.
  • Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices.
  • Develop knowledge of facility specific IT needs and assist in supporting these systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision.
  • Be able to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via telephone or in person.
  • Be able to read and understand technical materials.
  • Able to set priorities under pressure of deadlines.
  • Able to concentrate for long periods of time.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours weekends and evenings.
  • Preferred 1-2 years relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of broadcast station operations.
  • Knowledge and competency in core hardware and computer system technologies, including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and LAN/WAN networking
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft, Mac, and Linux operating systems

To apply, please send resume to jobs@cunninghambroadcasting.com and include “Engineer IT Manager” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

WYZZ and Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Account Executive
WATM – Johnstown, PA

WATM/WWCP-TV the ABC/FOX affiliates in Johnstown, Altoona and State College, PA has an opening for an Account Executive to join our team of integrated Broadcast professionals. This position will report to the Director of Sales. The Account Executive position is responsible for selling WATM/WWCP-TV, as well as a full suite of digital product offerings. Ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, the drive to succeed, be detailed orientated, have outside sales experience, and the ability to work in a changing, fast-paced environment.

General Responsibilities (but not limited to):

▫ Maintain a current client list as well as developing new business

▫ Excellent grammar, writing and communication skills

▫ Ability to work independently and manage your time effectively

▫ Ability to solve problems

Requirements:

▫ Business or marketing degree preferred or equivalent in years of experience.

▫ Previous work in media sales is preferred.

Must have strong administrative skills.

Must have strong prospecting skills

To apply, please send resume to jobs@fox8tv.com and include “WATM/WWCP Account Executive” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

WATM/WWCP-TV and Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

 

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
WYZZ – Peoria, IL

Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation is seeking a detail-oriented Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to work at WYZZ-TV (Fox)/WMBD-TV (CBS) located in Peoria, IL.  The successful candidate will possess strong customer service skills, can prioritize tasks, and remain professional at all times.  We are looking for someone who is energetic and enthusiastic about their job.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage our front desk and lobby, welcome visitors, answer phone calls in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Supervising incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries. (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.)
  • Clerical support for accounts receivable/payable as needed including logging of incoming checks.
  • Order and maintain supplies as needed.
  • Serve as liaison for station with various station venders and support technicians.
  • Responsible for WYZZ programming and preparing FCC quarterly and yearly reports for Cunningham Broadcasting (WYZZ-TV/Fox)
  • Support the Sales department with updating rate cards, TV and Digital order entry, creating, and maintaining sales collateral, managing pre/post logs for clients, and additional client correspondence as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Minimum of two years administrative assistant and/or receptionist experience.
  • Organization and prioritization a must.
  • Ability to create and edit accurate documents using proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Proficiency with MS Office specifically Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Knowledge of Wide Orbit Traffic systems and/or media traffic experience a plus.
  • Exceptional attendance record.
  • High School diploma, some college preferred.

To apply, please send resume to jobs@cunninghambroadcasting.com and include “Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

WYZZ and Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

 

MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST
WTAT – Charleston, SC

WTAT FOX 24 in Charleston, SC, is seeking to fill the position of Multi-Media Journalist (MMJ)/Weather Presenter/Producer. The candidate researches, writes, reports, shoots video and edits material for our daily news and lifestyle show, FOX 24 News Now. The candidate will furnish a wide variety of news content either working alone or in tandem with the rest of the team. This position coordinates with the Executive Producer, Segment Producer and Editor/Director. The individual will be called upon to represent WTAT in public in a professional and courteous manner.

Essential Job Functions

Writes, reports, presents, shoots, edits video content/assets and stories from concept to finish. Generates story ideas, cultivates news sources and remains knowledgeable regarding places, events, and people in the news, local or national.

Builds community contacts, provides daily story notes outlining ideas for future stories. Passes along facts uncovered concerning ongoing projects and shares information relating to upcoming events, meetings, or story developments.

Serves as community ambassador for the news department. Responds to concerns of viewers.

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements: All must be met to be considered.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience

At least two years experience in broadcast journalism. Experience reporting (MMJ) news at a commercial television station preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism.

Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting news stories.

Ability to shoot, write and edit packaged reports.

Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public figures.

Ability to perform quality work in high pressure deadline situations.

Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Must possess valid Driver’s License with a good driving record.

To apply, please send resume to jobs@foxcharleston.com and include “WTAT-MMJ” in the subject line.  No phone calls please.

WTAT-TV and Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

BROADCASTING IT/ENGINEER
WDBB – Birmingham, AL

Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation is seeking a Broadcast/IT Engineer at television station, WDBB in Birmingham, AL. This individual will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting including server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, newsroom computer systems, data networks and broadcast transmission equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide the engineering design and assist with the building and installation of electronic systems/equipment as assigned.
  • Maintain and repair transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave, Fiber, satellite, etc.), cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, monitors and display systems.
  • Provide technical support to operational users.
  • Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required.
  • Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices.
  • Develop knowledge of facility specific IT needs and assist in supporting these systems.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Other Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision.
  • Be able to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via telephone or in person.
  • Be able to read and understand technical materials.
  • Able to set priorities under pressure of deadlines.
  • Able to concentrate for long periods of time.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours weekends and evenings.
  • Minimum of 3 years broadcast experience.
  • Working knowledge of broadcast station operations.
  • Knowledge and competency in core hardware and computer system technologies, including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and LAN/WAN networking
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft, Mac, and Linux operating systems

To apply, please send resume to jobs@cunninghambroadcasting.com and include “Broadcast/IT Engineer” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

WDBB and Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.