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.

EEO Public File Report 2014 / Recruitment Sources

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

Master Control Operator
WBRZ-TV, the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, is looking for a Master Control Operator. This full-time position is responsible for monitoring transmitter by remote control, switching and monitoring on-air programming. Prefer 3-5 years’ experience in broadcast operations, equipment, and computer systems. Looking for ability to troubleshoot and communicate well with others. Must be willing to work overnights, weekends, and holidays. Email resume to Laura Sisemore, Director of HR, at lsisemore@wbrz.com; or mail to PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Smoke-free and drug-free work environment. EOE

Multimedia Journalist
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Multimedia Journalist who thrives on hard news. Will deliver content on several platforms including broadcast, Web and in-studio. At least two years’ experience preferred with knowledge of developing solid stories, shooting, editing and live presentations. Must have strong writing skills with ability to meet deadlines. Please provide a link or DVD of your recent work. Email resume to Chuck Bark, Director of News, to Chuck@wbrz.com; or Laura Sisemore, Director of HR, to lsisemore@wbrz.com. Or mail resume to WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE.

FILL-IN (AS NEEDED) RECEPTIONIST
WBRZ is looking for a fill-in Receptionist/Switchboard Operator to work as needed as an occasional sub for our permanent full-time receptionist. Duties include greeting and assisting clients and station visitors, accepting deliveries, and receiving/routing incoming calls and faxes. Position may assist other departments with clerical work as requested. Applicant must have pleasant phone voice and good communication skills, and be able to handle calls and visitors in a professional manner. MUST be available to work on short notice. Experience answering multi-line phone system required, along with professional dress and appearance, positive attitude, and willingness to assist others. Other abilities include basic computer skills and working knowledge of Windows software. Email resume and cover letter to Laura Sisemore, Director of HR, at lsisemore@wbrz.com. Smoke-free and drug-free work environment. EOE

Account Executive
WBRZ, a legacy station in Baton Rouge, is seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to be part of our successful sales team. Candidate must have 2 plus years’ experience in media sales and the ability to thrive in a fast paced, competitive multimedia environment. Experience handling transactional business plus achieving new business goals across all platforms is crucial. Good company benefits. Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements when responding to ad. Email resume to Laura Sisemore, Director of HR at lsisemore@wbrz.com; or Della Berning, Sales Manager at dberning@wbrz.com; or mail resume to WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Smoke-free and drug-free work environment. 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 resume to Lon Tegels, Assistant News Director at ltegels@wbrz.com; or Laura Sisemore, Director of HR at lsisemore@wbrz.com. Or mail resume to WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Drug-free and smoke-free facility. 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. Please submit resume and letter of introduction to lsisemore@wbrz.com, Director of HR.

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