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 ensure 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.
Online Content Producer
Love snooping on social media? Are you scrolling through feeds, sharing, retweeting, posting? Love being the first to know something? How about being the one to break the news? Join the WBRZ news team with this exciting job opening and produce content across all social media and WBRZ.com. News writing experience preferred. TV experience helpful. Knowledge about Baton Rouge and the Capital region needed. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to WBRZ HR at P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE.
WBRZ is looking for an experienced meteorologist to grow with our team. This meteorologist will be committed to a compelling on-air presentation, accurate forecasting, modern messaging, have a digital first mentality and be open to coaching. The ideal candidate will embrace new technology and find unique ways to present the weather story. Frequent content contribution to wbrz.com, the WBRZ WX mobile app. and social media platforms will be a priority. The new team member will work with schools and local event planners to facilitate working relationships to maintain community visibility for the station. Be willing to work a variety of shifts and hours, especially as high impact weather necessitates. The successful candidate will enter a working environment with significant short-term growth potential. Knowledge of south Louisiana is a plus.
-Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science
-1 to 3 years of on air experience as a Broadcast Meteorologist (exceptional entry-level applicants will be considered)
-Have or qualified for AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal or NWA Seal of Approval
Send resume and video link of recent work to Josh Eachus, Chief Meteorologist, at email@example.com, and Human Resources via firstname.lastname@example.org mail to HR at WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE.
Master Control Operator
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Master Control Operator. This full-time position is responsible for monitoring transmitter by remote control, switching programs and monitoring on-air quality. Prefer experience in broadcast operations, equipment, and computer systems. Looking for ability to troubleshoot, multi-task and communicate well with others. Candidate must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Must be willing to work overnights, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Email resume to Human Resources via email@example.com; or mail to PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Smoke free and drug free work environment. EOE
WBRZ Production Services is seeking a talented editor. Looking for a team player who can edit unsupervised or with client/agency on a variety of projects. Commercial, retail, web, safety training, VNR - a large gamut. Experienced with, but not limited to, Adobe Premier Pro CC, Blackmagic DaVinci or AVID DS Systems. Salary based on experience. Come spread your wings and be a part of a great team. Email resume to Human Resources via firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be mailed to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, La., 70821. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE.
Can you write crisp copy under deadline? How are your on-air skills? Ever considered being a traffic reporter? This is a unique position that would require many skills both off and on-air. WBRZ-TV is looking for a talented experienced news writer that can wear many hats in our fast-paced newsroom. You will have some experience working in the business full time at a commercial television station that produces news. We work hard but like to have fun as well. If you think you can fit into this type of environment, please email resume and video link of recent work to Lee Polowczuk, Director of News, at email@example.com, and Human Resources via firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to HR at WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE.
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Multimedia Journalist to write, shoot, edit and deliver news to a variety of platforms. This person will 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 link with your best and most recent work. Email cover letter, resume and link to Lee Polowczuk at email@example.com ,,and Human Resources via firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to HR at WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE
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 email@example.com, and Human Resources via firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com; or mail to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. 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. Email cover letter, resume and link to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE