WJLA Job Openings

List of some current WJLA Job Openings as of 5/31/2016

Summary of openings (click to scroll down to a opening):

Weekend News Editor
Associate Producer
WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8 News Production Assistant
Inventory Specialist
Segment Producer
News Editor
Master Control Operator
Broadcast Operations Technician
WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8 News Photographer
Assistant Web Editor


 


Category: News
Position/Title:  Weekend News Editor
Details:
WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8 has an immediate opening for a creative Weekend News Producer for weekend newscasts on ABC7. This position will also work closely with the Executive Producer, Director, and Assignment Desk on the newscast and its content. In this position you will determine the content and flow of newscasts, work with management and on-air staff to generate and write stories, and also develop content for our web site. Must be available to work all shifts for a 24/7 news operation and be able to work in the DC television market.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted:  6/27/2016
Closing Date:  7/27/2016
City: Washington
State:  District of Columbia
URL:
http://www.wjla.com

Experience:
Skills:
  • Must also have strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to execute news strategies and goals in daily newscasts
  • Flexibility and on-the-spot problems solving abilities are a must
  • Proficient with non-linear editing (i.e. Avid) and newsroom systems such as iNews
  • Solid news judgment
  • Be a compelling and accurate writer
  • Be able to multitask and manage their time in order to put together an exciting and informative newscast
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment
Requirements:
Experience:
  • Must have a minimum of two years producing live, daily, professional newscasts for a commercial, network-affiliated news operation
  • Journalism degree preferred
When applying online, please include a recent web link of your work. If you do not have a link to your work, please apply online and then send a non-returnable DVD of a recent newscast to:
WJLA-TV
Attn: Director of News Content
1100 Wilson Boulevard, 6th Floor
Arlington, VA  22209

Please, no phone calls.

Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/
Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 


Category: Production
Position/Title:  Associate Producer
Details:
Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today
WJLA/NewsChannel 8, in the Washington, DC area, is seeking a full-time Associate Producer.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/30/2016
Closing Date: 7/30/2016
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
URL: http://www.wjla.com

Experience:
Responsibilities:
  • Writing copy for newscasts and talk shows
  • News, entertainment and community events segment booking and producing
  • Back up line producing of talk shows and newscasts
  • Assisting Producers with finding stories
  • Posting stories online and to social media
  • Assisting with other editorial duties as assigned
  • Ability to work overnight shift
Requirements:
Skills:
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to write quality broadcast news copy under tight deadlines
  • You must have strong writing and news judgment skills

While completing the online application, please include a recent web link of your work.  If you do not have a web link of your work, apply online and then rush a cover letter, resume and non-returnable DVD of your work or writing samples to: WJLA-TV, Attn: Director of News Content, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 6th Floor, Arlington, VA  22209.

Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/
Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


 




Category: Production
Position/Title: WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8 News Production Assistant
Details:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!
 
WJLA-TV/News Channel 8 is seeking a full-time Production Assistant.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/27/2016
Closing Date: 6/27/2016
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
URL: http://www.wjla.com
Responsibilities include:
  • Operate Deko, Audio or Camera for our Newscasts
  • Prep for newscasts including but not limited to:
    • Prepare all fonts to air during newscast
    • Studio and set preparation
    • Maintaining studio
    • Lighting
    • Tape Editing for newscasts
  • Other duties as assigned
Education/Experience Level:
  • Experience is not necessary, but education and/or internship in television or related field preferred
  • Training will be provided
General Hours:
  • Must be able to work on weekends
  • Other hours as needed, on occasion

Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/
 


Category: Other
Position/Title: Inventory Specialist

Details:
Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!
 
 
WJLA-TV, in Washington, DC, has a great opportunity for you! We have an open position in our Advertising Support Operations department for an Inventory Specialist. The Inventory Specialist is responsible for managing commercial advertisement inventory through a variation of log editing and preempting, communicating inventory oversell and availability, as well as working closely with Sales Managers daily to maximize inventory and revenue potential.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/12/2016
Closing Date: 6/12/2016
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
URL: http://www.wjla.com

General Responsibilities:
  • Verify commercial logs for accurate programming information, commercial content, product separation, advertiser separation, and extensive editing for on-air broadcast
  • Lead and effectively manage all advertising material to maximize inventory and revenue potential
  • Provide assistance as needed for all processes related to programming, generating sales reports, and working advanced inventory within established time parameters
  • Communicate inventory availability or programming conflicts to stations daily
  • Effectively work with other team members and managers in a professional manner
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements:
  • You must be computer literate, detail-oriented, dedicated and dependable
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment is essential
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are also a must
  • Broadcast TV or radio experience is a plus but we will train the right candidate

Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/


 

Category: News
Position/Title: Segment Producer
Details:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast
Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a
communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified
television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and
operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79
geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on
bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top
broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting
and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WJLA/News Channel 8 is seeking a Segment Producer,
who will work closely with the morning show Executive Producer to
schedule guests and create meaningful and entertaining segments for the
morning newscast.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/18/2016
Closing Date: 5/18/2016
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
URL: http://www.wjla.com

Responsible for conceptualizing and assembling production elements
(video, sound, graphics, content, etc.) for existing and future show
segments
• Responsible for booking of guests including car & studio bookings and all matters related to the scheduling
• Contribute editorial ideas and create original content and help translate ideas into television
• Assist line producer with organizing calendar of events for potential story coverage
• Assist with writing titles, summaries and tags for all web videos
• With guidance from the Host and Producer use social media to help market the show
• You should also be able to work well in a fast paced environment.

Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/
 



Category: News
Position/Title: News Editor
Details:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WJLA-TV has an excellent opportunity for an experienced News Editor.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/5/2015
Closing Date: 5/31/2016
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
URL: http://www.wjla.com

Experience:
Job responsibilities include:
  • Editing video for daily news coverage, special projects, and sweep period pieces
  • Taking in news feeds from news bureaus and various news organizations
  • Collaborating with anchors, reporters, and producers on video elements of newscasts
  • Meeting daily deadlines in a high-energy working environment
Requirements:
Job Qualifications:
  • College degree OR minimum 1 year relative experience in the field
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Avid NewsCutter XP editing technology is a definite plus
  • Ability to work with a multitude of people and personalities while maintaining a professional work environment
Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to www.sbgi.net/employment
 

Category: Engineering
Position/Title: Master Control Operator
Details:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!
 
WJLA/NewsChannel8 is seeking a Master Control Operator.  Successful candidate must be versatile and capable of learning specialized software applications and have an aptitude for operating electronic equipment. Previous experience as a television broadcast Master Control Operator is required.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 9/22/2015
Closing Date: 5/31/2016
City: Washington DC
State: District of Columbia
URL: http://www.wjla.com

Experience:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Broadcast Operations including setting up, controlling and
  • monitoring television broadcast equipment to transmit television
  • programs and commercials to the viewing audience
  • On-air switching, dubbing and transferring programs
  • Gathering satellite feeds for broadcast use
  • Preparation and operation of equipment (before, during and after live newscasts)
  • Support the production of newscasts and other live or taped programming for television and multi-platform use
  • Support operation of the station by assisting Engineering, News, and other departments
  • Must be able to work alone or collaboratively with directors and producers in fast-paced multiple channel environment.
  • Able to attend work regularly and available to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays.
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements:
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Must have great attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to www.sbgi.net/employment
 

Category: News
Position/Title: Broadcast Operations Technician

Details:
Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets after pending transactions. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc a communications powerhouse. We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WJLA/NEWSCHANNEL 8 is seeking a FT- Studio Operations Technician

Responsibilities include studio, and set  preparation, lighting, operating robotic cameras, audio console and technical directing.  Other duties may include operating chyron generator.

Candidate must be extremely dependable, have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to work well under stressful and time sensitive situations, be creative along with mixing a clean broadcast.  Will work either early mornings or evenings, some holidays and weekends.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 8/10/2015
Closing Date: 5/31/2016
City: Arlington - 22209
State: Virginia

Experience:
Required Skills
  • Multi-task as a technical director, robotic camera operator, audio console operator during LIVE simultaneous broadcasts for 2 stations.
  • Follow director commands in a timely fashion.
  • Work with control room crew to move cameras, set pieces and other duties as assigned.
Required Experience
2-3 years experience as a studio technician with the ability to operate switcher, audio console and robotic cameras.

Additional Information:
Tracking Code: 4174
Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to www.sbgi.net/employment
 

Category: News
Position/Title: WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8 News Photographer

Details:

Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 167 stations located in 77 geographically diverse markets after pending transactions. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc a communications powerhouse. We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WJLA / NewsChannel 8 in Washington, DC has a job opening for a News Photographer. We are looking for a creative and dedicated full-time News Photographer!  We are seeking someone who can see beyond the lens and bring back compelling stories.  You should have two years of ENG experience with a network affiliate news organization.  You will cover day to day general, in-depth, features and investigative assignments. We are shooting full HD on media cards and editing on desktops and laptops.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 1/23/2015
Closing Date: 5/31/2016
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia

Experience:
You should have strong editing skills in non-linear edit systems, have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record, possess excellent people skills, a strong work ethics and have a great attitude. A passion for story telling is absolutely essential in this position.

Requirements:
We are looking for an aggressive team-player who can produce good stories under tight deadlines.
Must have valid driver’s license and be able to operate ENG news vehicles, have at least one year shooting experience, and technical knowledge of editing and photo equipment.

Responsibilities will involve editing, shooting general assignment stories, lives hots and natural sound packages. Must be able to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis

Additional Information:
Tracking Code: 2877

Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to www.sbgi.net/employment
 

Position/Title: Assistant Web Editor

Details: Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!
 
DCRefined is seeking an Assistant Web Editor who can deliver compelling stories online and on-air. DCRefined is an online magazine that is being launched by WJLA ABC 7, and focuses on what makes our region special. Featuring topics that include Eat & Drink, Lifestyle and Travel, we’re excited to show the DMV everything our region has to offer! 

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 2/10/2016
Closing Date: 3/10/2016
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
URL: http://www.wjla.com

Experience:
Required Skills:
  • Excellent writing and editing skills 
  • Interest in producing engaging and compelling lifestyle content for the web
  • Work directly with the Managing Editor to execute the editorial vision of DC Refined and maintain the brand 
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented and able to balance multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Utilize social media platforms to find unique and enterprise story ideas
  • Ability to stay up-to-date on all current trends and local happenings through a variety of curated local resources
  • Work well under pressure and adhere to deadlines 
  • Work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Self-motivated, proactive and comfortable reporting assignments on the go
  • Should be a regular reader of a variety of local news sources and magazines 

Requirements:
Required Experience:
  • Experience with digital content that is strategic and innovative
  • Experience producing lifestyle content a plus 
  • Basic photography skills a plus 
  • College degree in a related field (Journalism, English. Creative Writing etc.)
  • At least 1 year relative experience in the field 
When applying please send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples that exemplify your best lifestyle writing.

Contact: Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/