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Master Control/Director

WAGM -TV has a full time Master Control/Director position available for immediate employment.
Master Control is a fast pace environment, so the ability to multi-task is a must. Responsibilities included but are not limited to; ingesting commercials and programs for air on two broadcast stations, direct local live news casts, follow broadcast logs to ensure that commercials and program breaks air properly and program log documentation.
Candidate must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
Candidate must have good computer background and solid communication skills, a background or experience in broadcast. Experience or knowledge in the following would be helpfully but not necessary; knowledge of video and audio signals, ability to read and understand technical operations manuals, experience operating broadcast equipment, experience with automation systems.
College degree or technical school preferred.
Willing to train the potential candidates, with a willingness to learn and grow with the job.
We are looking for a candidate that works well in a stressful environment and who can work well in a team.

Please send your resume to WAGM-TV
ATT: Kelly Landeen
12 Brewer Road
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
Or email to: klandeen@wagmtv.com (subject line Master Control)

FULL TIME NEWS REPORTER

WAGM TV is looking for a broadcast television reporter who can set up, shoot, write and edit their own stories for broadcast and web. Stories can cover any event, from hard news to features, on any given day

Responsibilities
This Reporter is expected to bring story ideas to the news department, which are found through beat checks, contacts, reading newspapers, etc. The reporter is then assigned to a story and may be required to shoot his or her own video and work as a One Man Band.

Before leaving the station, the Reporter will research the story, set up interviews, and set out to get all the elements for the story, at times requiring a stand-up

The Reporter will then view and log the video, noting the sound bites, b-roll and natural sound. It is an excellent idea to “write to video,” in other words, uses narration to supplement what the viewer sees and hears. The Reporter will then write the script, and have the script approved by a manager or Producer. The Reporter will then return to the edit booth to record a voice track and put the story together.

When the package is complete, the Reporter may be asked to “front” the story via a live shot or set piece. In this case the Reporter will take a toss from an anchor and handle the intro and outro of the story.

A good Reporter knows a little about everything, so reading the entire newspaper from front to back on a daily basis is a good idea. Most successful reporters are fast Writers, as they often have to jump on a story or go live at a moment’s notice. Collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events to write, edit, produce and deliver news stories.

This is an on-air position; reporter presents news reports on camera.

Requirements
Ability to operate a video camera, and edit video is preferred. Education in communications and/or experience is preferred. Will train right applicant who is outgoing, a good writer and works well with others. Valid driver’s License and good driving record is required

Apply To: Write or email, Chris Weimer News Director, please include audition DVD or Upload your best work to YouTube or a comparable video sharing site and provide a link in your cover letter.

Chris Weimer News Director
cweimer@wagmtv.com
WAGM-TV
12 Brewer Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769

No Phone Calls please

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