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 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.

EEO Public File Report 2023

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 Engineer

WBRZ is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Master Control Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of the network's transmission. They will manage the master control room equipment, ensuring it is constantly operational and efficient. Additionally, they will work closely with our directors and producers to ensure a smooth on-air production. The Master Control Engineer will be an integral part of our broadcast team and will have a direct impact on our programming.


  • Operate, monitor, and maintain the master control room equipment, open source encoding software, and transmission equipment
  • Ensure all content is scheduled and ready for airing on time, while maintaining the flow of programming
  • Troubleshoot technical difficulties in the transmission system and provide feedback to management to resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Maintain the digital library and archive for all content streamed or broadcasted
  • Ensure 24/7/365 monitoring of the master control room, recording equipment, and all
  • broadcast signals
  • Ensure that assigned departments follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and assist in creating new procedures or policy changes as needed
  • Keep up-to-date with changing technology and equipment, and advise on upgrades that improve efficiency and provide quality result

Email resume, brief cover letter to Joey Verrett, Director of Engineering, at jverrett@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.

Master Control Operator

Are you a tech-savvy professional with a passion for the broadcasting industry? If so, we would like to invite you to apply for our Master Control Operator position at WBRZ. As a Master Control Operator, you will be responsible for ensuring the on-air content quality and accuracy of our broadcast, acquiring and organizing media content, monitoring and controlling the transmission equipment, and troubleshooting technical issues.


  • Monitor and ensure quality control of on-air content
  • Manage on-air playlists and scheduling
  • Acquire, record, and organize media content
  • Control and troubleshoot the transmission equipment
  • Communicate with other departments to ensure the smooth broadcast operation
  • Keep record of discrepancies and issues
  • Follow the FCC regulations and guidelines

Email resume, brief cover letter to Joey Verrett, Director of Engineering, at jverrett@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.

Sports Anchor / Reporter

WBRZ is a great sports opportunity for the person looking to cover high level sports all year long.  We're looking for a sports anchor/reporter who knows what they’re doing and wants to take their skills to the next level.  Storytelling, presence, and technical skill are what we’re looking for as you help bring daily local broadcast to a sports-savvy market.

You will develop, write, shoot, edit and deliver sports information on-air and online.

Show us your work that's interesting, educational, and maybe even a little odd.

Anchoring experience in a TV newsroom is required.  Baton Rouge is a sports town.  Come be a part of it.

Email resume, brief cover letter and video links to Michael Cauble, Sports Director, at MikeC@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.

Part-time Newscast Director

WBRZ has an immediate opening for a part-time newscast director.  This is a great opportunity to learn the technical aspects of television production.  This position is responsible for executing live newscasts, some minor graphic design and video editing.  This opening is for positions on our morning newscasts, including weekend mornings.  Must be willing to learn basic computer coding and be able to interact with computer equipment for most of the shifts.

Application Process:

Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@wbrz.com and copy jshelley@wbrz.com, crentz@wbrz.com, dkennon@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE

WBRZ Account Executive

WBRZ- TV is looking for a highly motivated and competitive business professional who is a self-starter to sell advertising solutions to local businesses including digital asset strategies.

The applicant is expected to:

  • Manage and grow an existing account list,
  • Develop new business,
  • Employ excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Meet all revenue and new business goals for multiple entities.

Required Experience:

Ad sales experience is preferred, including knowledge of Comscore ratings, Power Point and other Windows-based software. A college degree and advertising sales experience is preferred.

Benefits: Excellent company benefits (health, dental, vision, life).

Application Process: Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@wbrz.com and copy mhudson@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE.

News Photographer

WBRZ has a full-time opening for a news photographer.  Previous experience using a commercial video camera is required.  An understanding of the news gathering process is essential.  This position is ideal for someone looking to take the next step in their career or for an individual who is ready to take their first step as a professional photojournalist.  News photographers capture the first moments of a breaking news story, the emotional elements of a human interest story and the captivating video of an investigative report.  This position may be assigned weekends or evenings.  Send resume and cover letter to Jonathan Shelley; jshelley@wbrz.com.

Part-time Runner / Helper

WBRZ-TV has an opening for an entry-level Part-time Runner / Helper.

 This position is ideal for a student taking afternoon classes and available to work in the mornings only. The duties consist of running errands, light maintenance, moving equipment and supplies, lifting approximately 30-50 lbs., light office duties.

Must be dependable and have a valid driver's license with a good driving record.

The hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM with some afternoons on approval.

For consideration, email resume to hr@wbrz.com and Pallas Dunn at pallas@wbrz.com. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE

Multi-media journalist/TV reporter
WBRZ seeks dynamic storytellers to join our team as an MMJ. The person hired will also fill in as an anchor on some newscasts. WBRZ is known for its investigative journalism. Reporting and anchoring experience preferred. If you're looking for an aggressive newsroom that will help coach you for a big market job, come work for WBRZ. Send demo reels to Jonathan Shelley;  jshelley@wbrz.com.

Investigative producer
WBRZ is searching for an important part of our award-winning Investigative Unit.  Join an unrivaled team that produces content you can only dream of.  WBRZ is known for its investigative journalism.  A knack for navigating complex stories, creativity and a passion for holding politicians accountable is required.  Dig in, fight for the viewer and help make change.  TV, radio, newspaper, or online newsroom experience required.  Send resume and cover letter to Jonathan Shelley; jshelley@wbrz.com.

WBRZ offers internships each semester in the following departments: News, Marketing, Information Systems, Production, Graphics, 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 the college dean/advisor/chair to take an internship course for curriculum credit and grade. Internships are unpaid and available for most fall, spring, and summer semesters.  Email cover letter and resume 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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