June 4, 2010


ONE new ND opening, ONE new ND to share in this week’s report.  The newly hired ND is a veteran ND who’s returning to that job.

That leaves our count of open ND jobs at  26.

One of those 26 openings is featured in a new paid ad this week, and we also have ads for two EP openings.

There are a few news management moves to report in Names in the News, and an obituary for a longtime Waco, TX, newsman, as well.

One note…next week’s report is likely to be delayed due to travel to the annual IRE conference in Las Vegas.  (While it’s late notice, that’s a terrific conference that you should make every effort to get to, if not this year, at some point soon.)

Read on for this week’s changes and everything else.


WGME-TV, Portland, ME…while not a new opening, we did want to highlight this opportunity which is described in a paid ad just below.

KTRV-TV, Boise, ID…KELLY CROSS has taken a job with an organization that promotes renewable sources of energy.  He’s been ND for this Block Communications owned FOX affiliate since 2007.


WWSB-TV, Sarasota, FL…former ND GENE ROSS returns to the ND chair for this Calkins Media owned ABC affiliate.  Gene’s a former ND in Las Vegas, Jacksonville, FL, Fresno, Bakersfield and Albany, NY, where he worked with WWSB’s GM, JEFF WHITSON. Gene also served as Assistant ND for KGO-TV in San Francisco.  At WWSB, he replaces JASON WILDENSTEIN was named Interactive Operations Director for the Broadcast Division of Calkins.  Jason was ND here for just under a year.

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WGME-TV, the highly rated CBS affiliate in Portland, Maine is seeking an experienced, hands-on, News Director with strong leadership skills and an aggressive style.

The News Director is responsible for managing WGME’s news operations, setting budgets, establishing goals and directing the staff for a news operation producing 41.5 hours of local news weekly. This individual will work closely with local and corporate management to establish news content, philosophy and direction.

The News Director will review daily newscasts to ensure quality control, brand compliance, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff.   The News Director is responsible for recruiting, hiring and negotiating contracts for news personnel, as well as, initiating and managing content delivery on multiple platforms including web and mobile.  This individual will also collaborate with other managers to develop marketing plans, establish and reach ratings goals.


A Journalism degree and a minimum of five years in news management preferred.
Strong fiscal experience with operational and capital expenditures is required.
Demonstrated success in building a winning news organization.
Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy law as well as experience working in a union environment is strongly preferred

Applicants must apply online to be considered. You can apply at www.wgme.com or www.sbgi.net. No phone calls or emails please. If you don’t have access to an on-line computer, please try your local public or school library or your nearest unemployment office.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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Morning Executive Producer, KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT:

Who needs coffee?  Does morning news give you the jolt you need to get your day started?

KSTU Fox 13 is looking for a creative, dynamic, experienced broadcast journalist to oversee “Good Day Utah”.   Our next Executive Producer must have strong news judgement, excellent writing and communication skills, plus a keen grasp on how to push Fox 13 news and information on a multi-media platform.

Candidates with a college degree, at least three years producing experience and previous newsroom management experience preferred.

Please send your resume to:

Janet Gray
Human Resources
KSTU Fox 13
5020 West Amelia Earhart Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

or via email to: hr@fox13now.com

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Executive Producer, KJRH-TV, Tulsa, OK:


SALARY: Commensurate with Experience


This list of duties is not exhaustive, and duties may be added, deleted or changed at any time, without notice.

  • Coordinate the content and presentation across multiple platforms
  • Enhance and support content with graphics, video and station branding
  • Review content for multiple platforms
  • Supervise pre-production to ensure quality and ethical standards and coordination between Control Room and design staff
  • Supervise the writing of content, including but not limited to teases and web headlines
  • Manage schedules, overtime and performance for assigned direct reports, including but not limited to yearly reviews
  • Monitor web analytics on a daily basis to enhance user experience, site stickiness and engagement
  • Post content to station’s web sites
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Create tactics and strategies to increase demo performance in key target areas for multiple platforms
  • Have working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations
  • Work with other departments to accomplish the objectives of the station
  • Perform other duties as assigned


EDUCATION:   High School Diploma or equivalent required.  College degree in Journalism or related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE:   Previous professional experience in television producing a main show; experience producing in a larger market preferred.
EQUIPMENT:   Knowledge of newsroom computer system preferred.  Computer-assisted journalism experience is also preferred.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATE:   Valid Drivers License, and provide proof of insurability
SKILLS /ABILITIES:   Excellent communication skills required.  Strong news judgment is necessary.  Must have a keen sense of logistics and the ability to work successfully in challenging situations.  Must have excellent team-building skills.  Must be able to motivate employees.  Ability to work well with other personnel and the public.

Interested candidates will apply via our career center at www.scripps.com, broadcast division. Requisition # 2008

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KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 4/30/10)
WPTV, W. Palm Beach, FL (listed 5/31/10)
WHAS-TV, Louisville, KY (listed 3/27/10)
WDSU-TV, New Orelans, LA (listed 4/23/10)
KECI/KCFW/KTVM, Missoula, MT (listed 5/31/10)


KYW-TV, Philadelphia, PA (new listing this week)
The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA (listed 4/9/10)
News 12 New Jersey (AM EP, listed 3/12/10)
KCBS/KCAL, Los Angeles, CA (PM EP, relisted 5/14/10)
KTVT-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (Special Projects EP, listing revised 4/18/10)
KPTV, Portland, OR (two openings, one is EP/Special Proj., listing revised 1/29/10)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (Morning EP, listed 5/31/10, see ad above!)
WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI (AM EP, listed 4/23/10)
WSPA-TV, Spartanburg, SC (listed 3/27/10)
WOAI-TV, San Antonio, TX (relisted 5/7/10)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (AM EP, listed 3/27/10)
WTLV/WJXX, Jacksonville, FL (listed 5/21/10)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (listed 3/5/10)
KJRH-TV, Tulsa, OK (listed 5/31/10, see ad above!)
KGBT-TV, Harlingen, TX (listed 3/19/10)
WSAV-TV, Savannah, GA (listed 4/30/10)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (listed 3/5/10)
WBTW-TV, Myrtle Beach, SC (listed 4/2/10)
WLNS-TV, Lansing, MI (listed 4/23/10)


KCBS/KCAL, Los Angeles, CA (PM EP, relisted 5/14/10)


WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH (relisted 5/31/10)


KCBS/KCAL, Los Angeles, CA (relisted 5/14/10)

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Veteran Waco, TX, photographer PAUL OTTER lost his battle with cancer on May 28th.  He was 53.  Paul worked at three different Waco stations, including a stint as Chief Photographer at KCEN-TV, and worked with many young reporters and photographers.  He’s survived by his wife and three children.  More details in this obituary.

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Former ND JOHN RINKENBAUGH returns to a newsroom as Nightside EP for KXTV in Sacramento.  John’s been working in PR lately, but he’s a former ND in Topeka (two stations), Paducah, KY, and Fargo, ND.  He’s also worked in Kansas City, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Ft. Myers.

And congratulations to ASHLEY LOWELL who’s moving to KTVT-TV in Ft. Worth/Dallas as a morning producer.  She’s been an EP for KWTX-TV in Waco.  She’s also the daughter of our old friend, longtime Beaumont, TX, ND DAVID LOWELL.

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Here’s our list of all the stations currently looking for an ND, as of June 4, 2010.

If you know of any changes, additions, corrections, or deletions, please let me know via email:  rick@rickgevers.com

News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn 930 Soundview Ave. Bronx NY 10473
KVEA-TV, 3000 W. Alameda Ave.             Los Angeles, CA 91523 ***
KNBC-TV 3000 W. Alameda Ave          Los Angeles, CA 91523
New England Cable News 160 Wells Ave. Newton MA 02459
KIAH-TV, 7700 Westpark Dr.                     Houston, TX 77063
WXYZ-TV   20777 W. 10 Mile Road           Southfield MI 48037
WWSB-TV 1477 10th St.,                           Sarasota, FL 34236
KCPQ-TV    1813 Westlake Ave.  N.         Seattle, WA 98109
KUVS-TV   1710 Arden Way                       Sacramento CA 95815 ***
KDKA-TV  One Gateway Center,               Pittsburgh, PA 15222
WZTV-TV   631 Mainstream Drive             Nashville TN 37228
WBNS-TV 770 Twin Rivers Dr.                Columbus OH 43215
WAVY-TV 300 Wavy St.                              Portsmouth VA 23705
WFMY-TV 1615 Phillips Avenue                Greensboro NC 27405
WTEN-TV   341 Northern Blvd.                   Albany, NY 12204
KMSB-TV 1855 N. 6th Ave.                    Tuscon, AZ 85705
WNWO-TV   300 S. Byrne Rd.                    Toledo OH 43615
WGME-TV 81 Northport Drive            Portland, ME 04103 (see ad above)
WJHL-TV 338 E. Main St.                           Johnson City TN 37601
KIVI-TV 1866 E. Chisolm Dr.                     Boise ID 83687
KTRV-TV 1 Sixth St. N.                           Boise ID 83687
WGXA-TV 599 Martin Luther King        Macon GA 31201
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                            Macon GA 31208
KECI/KTVM/KCFW 340 W. Main St.    Missoula MT 59802
KJCT-TV 8 Foresight Dr.                             Grand Junction, CO 81505
KLDO-TV 226 Bob Bullock Loop                Laredo, TX 78040
KGNS-TV   120 W. Delmar Blvd.                Laredo TX 78045

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