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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 insure 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

Assignment Desk Coordinator
WBRZ-TV is expanding again! We are looking for an Assignment Desk Coordinator who can move morning crews as news breaks. This position is designed for a news junkie who can multi-task in the areas of logistics, listening to the public, and working with producers and reporters throughout the morning. Our Assignment Desk Coordinator works closely with our Assignment Manager to ensure a constant and consistent workflow between our news producers and digital team. If you thrive in pressure situations and want to be part of an aggressive news operation this is the opportunity for you. Email resume and brief cover letter to Lee Polowczuk, Director of News, at lpolowczuk@wbrz.comlpolowczuk@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.

Meteorologist
Want to put your tropical and severe weather forecasting skills to the test? Looking for a warm, coastal climate in a growing city? On board with social science and the modernization of weather messaging? WBRZ, the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, is looking for a driven, self-starter to be our weekend/digital meteorologist. The successful candidate will fulfill a multitude of responsibilities such as providing accurate forecasts and researching weather and climate data to produce creative, compelling content for on-air presentations, wbrz.com and digital media platforms. The weekend/digital meteorologist will be responsible for “owning” digital media weather coverage in this market including, Facebook, Twitter the WBRZ Weather mobile app., wbrz.com and forthcoming new media. Expect to deliver several presentations throughout the day on a variety of platforms. Live field reporting in breaking weather situations can be assumed along with occasional weather and climate related reports for news broadcasts. The successful candidate will have (at least) two (2) years broadcasting experience, (at least) a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and be eligible for a broadcasters seal of approval. Our team and station are growing, and we would love to have you grow with us! Come to work with a positive attitude, be willing to work weekends and holidays and know that there is potential growth opportunity from this position. For questions, or to apply, send cover letter, resume and an example of your work (preferably a web link) to jeachus@wbrz.com and hr@wbrz.com.

Producer
WBRZ TV is looking for dynamic television news producers 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 required. Email resume, brief cover letter and show links to Trey Schmaltz, Assistant Director of News, at trey@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.

TV Operations (PT)
WBRZ-TV is always looking for candidates for part-time Television Operations. Duties include editing video, operating teleprompter, audio, and studio camera during live newscasts. Flexible work schedule a must, including weekends and holidays, and must be dependable. Non-linear experience preferred; must be able to work in fast-paced newsroom. Willing to train the right person. Please note: this is a recurring post, although there may not be an actual part-time position currently available. Interviews will be conducted for TV Operations as a vacancy occurs. Email cover letter, resume and link to hr@wbrz.com; or mail to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE

Internships
WBRZ offers internships each semester in the following departments: news, marketing, information systems, production, graphics, sales, 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 college dean/advisor/chair to take an internship course for curriculum credit and grade. Internships are available for most fall, spring, and summer semesters, and interviews begin approximately two months prior to the semester. Email cover letter, resume and link to hr@wbrz.com; or mail to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE

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