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 the vacancies below, please send resume and/or non-returnable tape/DVD to Human Resources, WBRZ-TV, P. O. 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 appropriate manager for review and scheduling of interviews.

Current openings

Associate News Producer
WBRZ and WBRZ.com, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ABC affiliate and associated website, is seeking a morning Associate News Producer. This full-time position assists the morning producer and updates WBRZ.com in the early morning and mid-morning hours. 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 links to writing samples or videos to Trey Schmaltz, Executive Producer, at trey@wbrz.com, or Laura Sisemore, Dir. of HR, at lsisemore@wbrz.com. No phone calls please. Smoke-free and drug-free work environment. EOE.

Administrative Helper (PT)
WBRZ-TV has an opening for Part-time Administrative Helper to work for top management. Ideal for college student, the duties consist of light maintenance, moving equipment and supplies, lifting approx 30-50 lbs, light office duties, and running errands. Must be dependable and have valid driver’s license with good driving record. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 8a to 12 noon. Email resume and cover letter to pallas@wbrz.com. Drug-free and smoke-free work environment. EOE.

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
Locally owned in Baton Rouge, WBRZ-TV is looking for a highly motivated and competitive self-starter to sell advertising solutions to local businesses. Applicant is expected to develop new business, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and meet all revenue and new business goals for multiple entities. Ad sales experience preferred, including knowledge of Nielsen ratings, Power Point and other Windows-based software. College degree preferred. Good company benefits. Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements when responding to ad. Mail to Laura Sisemore, Dir of HR; or Della Berning, Sales Manager; WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; OR email to lsisemore@wbrz.com or dberning@wbrz.comdberning@wbrz.com. Smoke-free and drug-free work environment. EOE.

Multimedia Journalist
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Multimedia Journalist to enterprise, write, shoot, edit and deliver news to a variety of platforms. Post to the web and air stories on broadcast, digital and mobile channels. At least two years reporting experience with knowledge of computers and digital cameras preferred. Must have strong writing skills with ability to meet deadlines. Please provide a DVD or link with your best and most recent work. Mail resume to Chuck Bark, Director of News or Laura Sisemore, Director of HR, to WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; or email to Chuck@wbrz.com or lsisemore@wbrz.com. Drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE

TV Operations (PT)
WBRZ-TV is 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. Non-linear experience preferred; must be able to work in fast-paced newsroom. Willing to train. 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

WBRZ now has ongoing internships in the following departments: news, marketing, information systems, production, graphics, sales, sports, and weather. Intern will experience first hand, daily operations of department and will perform various duties as assigned. Must be enrolled in Louisiana State University, Southern University, Southeastern University, or station approved college/university and be approved by college dean or department supervisor for course credit. Internships are available each college semester of fall, spring, and summer. Interviews start approximately two months prior to each semester.

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