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Anchor/Producer/Multi-Media Journalist

WENY News, the ABC and CBS affiliate in Horseheads, NY has an anticipated opening for a producer/anchor/MMJ. The right candidate should have a strong on-air presence, the ability to work with limited supervision, have solid news judgment and writing skills, and ability to handle pressure and last-minute changes.

We are looking for the right person to join our energetic team and continue to grow our newscasts. Our anchors also act as producers on their show, and also report for other shows.

WENY also prides itself on its social media presence, and incorporating that into shows to grow audiences on both TV and digital platforms.

The right candidate will have strong organizational and time management skills, the ability to operate as a one-person band, and edit video when necessary. Prior producing experience is preferred. ENPS knowledge is a bonus, but not required.

WENY is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Just a few hours drive from many major cities (NYC, Buffalo, Syracuse, Toronto, Philadelphia), it`s surrounded by nature full of natural waterfalls, hiking trails, wineries, and small but thriving communities.

Send resume, cover letter and demo reel to:

Renata Stiehl
WENY News Director
jobs@weny.com

No phone calls please!

WENY and Lilly Broadcasting, LLC are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Multi-Media Journalist

WENY News, located in Horseheads, New York has an immediate opening for a multi-media journalist.

The ideal candidate must be a creative storyteller, possess strong writing and organizational skills, and have the ability to shoot and edit video using Adobe Premiere Pro. Must be able to operate as a one-person band. Social media experience involving Facebook and Twitter in a professional setting also desired. This position includes responsibilities for all aspects of the news gathering process, from story pitches to going live to present your story, and posting to the station website and social media.

A degree in Journalism, Broadcast Communications or similar field is required.

We`re looking for the right person to join our award-winning, tight knit team and continue to elevate our news product that puts a premium on local news content that matters to our community.

WENY News is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, located just a few hours drive from major cities like NYC, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Toronto. The region is host to beautiful scenery, with access to hiking trails, gorges and waterfalls, lakes and streams, as well as dozens of local wineries, breweries and other cultural attractions.

Please send cover letter, resume and demo reel to:

Renata Stiehl
WENY News Director
474 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845
jobs@weny.com

No phone calls, please!

WENY and Lilly Broadcasting LLC. are an equal opportunity employer.



Account Executive Job Description

  • Are you the type of person who needs to be busy & productive every waking hour?
  • Do you maintain momentum despite setbacks or disappointments?
  • Of all the "sales people" you know, are you the best at pinning down commitments from clients?
  • Do you genuinely like people and people seem to really like you too?

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media at WENY-TV. 

WENY-TV, the ABC CBS +CW affiliate TV stations have an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive to join our dynamic and forward-thinking sales team. The ideal candidate will showcase his or her entrepreneurial and strategic expertise by building collaborative relationships and providing results driven customer solutions through an integrated suite of media platforms- including television, internet, mobile and additional emerging products.

This position requires an energetic and strategic entrepreneur. As an Account Executive, you'll use a consultative selling approach to build relationships with businesses to sell a broad set of solutions from our extensive market-leading portfolio:

  • ABC,CBS + CW network affiliates
  • Targeted Display Advertising (Banner Advertising)
  • Web Presence Optimization, including services for Organic Search (SEO) 
  • Marketing and Reputation Management
  • Email marketing

Roles and Responsibilities

  • This position will be accountable for local television and digital revenue performance; working both strategically and tactically with other sales executives in the station and division.
  • Prospect for qualified local and regional businesses
  • Meet with prospective clients to conduct thorough customer needs analysis (C N A)
  • Build out solution based programs specifically designed to solve client needs/challenges
  • Present and close tailored marketing programs 
  • Create new relationships 
  • Accurately project revenues & meet / exceed monthly budgets
  • Follow accountabilities set forth by your Sales Manager to help guide you to success achieving monthly sales quotas consistently
  • Provide insight and value to executive management to shape the future of our organization
  • This individual is responsible for driving new television and digital sales (by assessing and facilitating the use of best practices in solutions based selling), up-sell of existing account advertisers, while driving retention.
  • This individual will be responsible for order entry and maintenance of advertising schedules.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience selling television/digital preferred.
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in marketing or advertising.
  • Sales experience in television, digital or media industry preferred.
  • Excellent communicator who can communicate and sell ideas and solutions.
  • Must have strong time management and organizational skills; candidate must be able to work in a fast paced, high-pressured, evolving environment. 
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills required.
  • Be able to utilize Wide Orbit Traffic + Wide Orbit Media Sales or be willing to learn
  • Professional appearance is a must
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and your own vehicle

WENY General Sales Manager
474 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845

jobs@weny.com

No phone calls please!

WENY and Lilly Broadcasting LLC are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 



WENY in Elmira, NY is always accepting applications for future reference


News Interns

WENY News is looking for college students who'd like to intern with us for the semester. This is an unpaid internship, though you'll get full college credit.  We have several positions available for college credit internships.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Renata Stiehl
WENY News Director
474 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845

Jobs@weny.com

No phone calls please

WENY and Lilly Broadcasting LLC are an Equal Opportunity Employer.




 

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