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.
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 email@example.com. All resumes are forwarded to the hiring manager for review and scheduling of interviews.
Investigative Executive Producer
WBRZ-TV needs an Investigative Executive Producer. You will be required to work on your own and with investigative unit reporters. Develop stories and have a proven record of balanced reporting and producing. Must be research-driven with knowledge of document analysis, fact-checking and FOIA requests. A minimum of seven years experience in journalism is preferred. The successful candidate will understand how to be fair while seeking the truth. Pre-employment drug screening required. Send resume and work sample/link to Mary Ginn, Director of HR or Lee Polowczuk, Director of News, WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA, 70821 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Drug-free and smoke-free workplace. EOE.
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Multimedia Journalist to enterprise, write, shoot, edit and deliver news to a variety of platforms. Other abilities include posting to the web and airing stories on broadcast, digital and mobile channels. Must understand the beat system to break and enterprise hard news stories. At least two years reporting experience preferred with a working knowledge of computers and digital cameras. Must have strong storytelling writing skills with the ability to meet deadlines. Please provide a DVD or link with your best and most recent work. Email resume’ to Lee Polowczuk, Assistant News Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Ginn, Director of HR, email@example.com. WBRZ is a drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE.
Field Anchor/Multimedia Journalist
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Multimedia Journalist to enterprise, write, shoot, edit and deliver news to a variety of platforms. Position includes live shots for the morning news and ability to turn a hard news story for future broadcasts. Other abilities include posting to the web and airing stories on broadcast, digital and mobile channels. At least two years reporting experience preferred with a working knowledge of computers and digital cameras. Must have strong storytelling writing skills with the ability to meet deadlines. Please provide a DVD or link with your best and most recent work. Email resume’ to Lee Polowczuk, Assistant News Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Ginn, Director of HR, email@example.com. WBRZ is a drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE.
Television News Videographer
WBRZ-TV is looking for a talented news videographer/editor who understands video photography. Prefer experience covering breaking news and packages. Proficient editor with nonlinear experience a plus. Will operate microwave news vans, live cellular equipment, know or be willing to operate satellite news van and be required to fly in helicopter or plane as needed. Position requires ability to lift 25 pounds of equipment at times. Schedule can change as dictated by news events. Must have valid drivers license with clean driving record. Email resume and work sample to either Director of HR at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Chuck Bark, Director of News at email@example.com. Drug-free and smoke-free workplace. EOE.
Digital Associate News Producer
WBRZ and WBRZ.com, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ABC affiliate and associated website, is seeking a Digital Associate News Producer. This full-time position assists producers in creating award-winning newscasts and updates WBRZ.com. Will write news stories for on-air/web and learn formatting of newscasts. Preferred candidate is one looking to get their foot in the door of a serious news organization. Willing to train the right person with a competitive, hungry, can-do attitude. Email resume and brief cover letter to Trey Schmaltz, Executive Producer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Director of HR, at email@example.com. No phone calls. Smoke-free and drug-free work environment. EOE.
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Multimedia Journalist who thrives on hard news. You’ll deliver content on several platforms including broadcast, the web and in-studio during afternoon and nightside newscasts. At least two years experience preferred with knowledge of developing solid stories, investigative reports, shooting, editing and live presentations. Must have strong writing skills with the ability to meet deadlines. Please provide a link or DVD of your work. Mail resume to Chuck Bark, Director of News or Director of HR, WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; or email to Chuck@wbrz.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE.
WBRZ News is looking for a high-energy Traffic Reporter. This part-time weekday early morning position will require the ability to handle multiple tasks quickly. You’ll organize and prepare traffic reports for on-camera and web presentations, obtain local road conditions and alternatives, and present information in an easily understandable manner. This position requires basic computer knowledge and a professional speaking voice. Email resume and link of work sample to Director of HR, email@example.com; or Chuck Bark, Director of News, to Chuck@wbrz.com. OR mail resume to WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA, 70821. Drug-free and smoke-free workplace. 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. Pre-employment drug screening required. Email resume to Chuck Bark, News Director at Chuck@wbrz.com; or Director of HR at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or mail resume to WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE
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 Director of HR at email@example.com.