School of Media & Strategic Communications

WSLS-TV Roanoke, Virginia -- Job Opening for Reporter

Open Date:  11/11/16
Close Date:  2/11/17

WSLS 10, Roanoke Virginia's NBC affiliate, is looking for a dynamic MMJ/Reporter who can deliver compelling news stories.  Must possess excellent fact gathering skills and be able to "tell the story" through good on-air presence and journalistic excellence.  Must be well versed in FOIA laws and data gathering.  Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1 year experience required.  Applicants can apply online at or by mailing a resume and application to WSLS-TV, 401 Third St., SW, Roanoke, VA  24011:  ATTN:  News Director.  EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran; Pre-Employment  Drug and Background Screen required.  

Tech Skills:
Software:  Microsoft Office -- all applications
AP ENPS system
Non Linear Editing

Job Skills:
Ability to use a personal computer
On-air presentation skills
Ability to complete all aspects of a news story from the gathering of information to the on-air presentation
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to work as part of a team
Strong organizational skills
Ability to communicate verbally in English
Ability to communicate in writing in English

Minimum Education:
Bachelor's Level Degree

Minimum Experience:
1 year of experience

Minimum of one year previous news reporting experience required

Schedule (Days & Times):
40-45 M-S

Instructions for Mailing/Faxing:
EOE M/F/D/V - Background check and drug screen required.  Qualified applicants can apply online at

WSLS-TV Roanoke, Virginia -- Job Opening for Producer

Open Date:  9/9/16
Close Date:  12/9/16

WSLS-TV is looking for a creative, quick-thinking Producer to assist in taking our news product to #1.  Candidate must possess strong leadership skills, excellent writing skills, and the ability to create strong, compelling, fast-paced newscasts.  Candidate must demonstrate the ability to creatively combine eye-catching video, viewer-driven graphics and meaningful stories that will engage the viewer and keep them coming back.  Qualified applicants apply at or send resumes to 401 Third St. SW, Roanoke, VA 24011, Attn:  News Director.  Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.  EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

Tech Skills:
Operating System:  
IRD - Scanner - Router - IFB Systems - Video on Demand (VOD)

APENPS - World Now - Social News Desk

Job Skills:
Ability to use a computer
Ability to work as part of a team
Demonstrate creative writing skills
Ability to communicate verbally in English
Ability to communicate in writing in English after hire
Knowledge of organizational policies
Ability to use the APEN'S Grass Valley system
Knowledge of control room equipment
Knowledge of the writing style of the organization
Good news judgment

Minimum Education:   
Bachelor's Level Degree

Minimum Experience:  0-5 years of experience

Minimum of one year experience as news producer

Schedule (Days and Times):  40-45 M-F


EOE M/F/D/V ~ Background check and drug screen required.  Qualified applicants can apply online at



iHeart Media Inc. Job Opening -- Outside Account Executive

Job Summary:
Identifies and develops new business opportunities; keeps and grows existing client relationships; offers solutions that help clients achieve their business goals; closes business; meets set sales target.


* Identifies and solicits new business; builds and maintains a full pipeline of sales prospects.
* Services and grows relationships in existing base of clients.
* Identifies client/agency needs and develops persuasive proposals to meet needs and opportunities.
* Delivers effective sales presentations.
* Steers clients based on market, platform and station information.
* Maintains client communication and ensures client satisfaction.
* Monitors competition to continually find new account leads.
* Negotiates rates based on iHeartMedia's budgets.
* Works collaboratively with internal partners to drive revenue.
* Ensures prompt payments.
* Follows all station procedures for preparing orders, resolving biling issues, submitting regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts and competitive analysis.
* Creates effective marketing campaigns in cooperation with iHeartMedia resources.
* Generates revenue and meets/exceeds established sales targets.
* Candidate must drive their own vehicle with a valid driver's license and state mandated auto insurance.


* Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms.
* Adept at prospecting and using effective consultative selling principles and practices.
* Strong client services relationship-building skills.
* Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment.
* Negotiation and closing proficiency.
* Persuasive communication skills:  verbal, written and presentation.
* Independent; self-motivated; competitive; assertive.
* Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
* Understanding of market dynamics including demographics.
* Stress tolerance especially with tight deadlines and financial pressures.
* Flexibility and creativity.
* Professional appearance.
* Strong interpersonal skills.

Work Experience:

* 2+ years in media/advertising sales is preferred, but not required.
* SalesForce experience is a plus.


* High school diploma, college degree preferred.


None required.

Location:  1856 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO  65804

Position Type:  Regular