October 9, 2009


ONE new ND to tell you about.

NO new openings, bringing our count of open ND jobs to 33.

ONE Name in the News item.

TWO paid ads, including a new ad for an ND opening in a top 40 market.

And ONE public service announcement.

All that and more, below.


None, that I know of.  As always, we appreciate your emailed tips to: rick@rickgevers.com


WOFL-TV, Orlando, FL…we told you earlier this week that JEFF ZELLER has been promoted to ND for this FOX o-and-o.  Jeff’s been the Assistant ND since 2006, and has also worked in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Tampa, Cincinnati, and Dayton.  He replaces GAVIN MALISKA who left the station last month after ten months as ND.  Jeff is the fifth ND in just over six years here.

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News Director, WWMT-TV, Kalamazoo, MI:

WWMT-TV, the CBS affiliate in the Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo market is looking for a News Director to drive its innovative news operation.  We are looking for someone with a strong emphasis in shaping daily coverage, who leads by example, and knows how to manage a quick paced newscast with breaking news, in-depth investigations, and severe weather.

The right person must be resourceful, and be able to coach and train reporters and producers.  Candidates must be able to think “web first” with breaking news, create fresh content for the web, as well as handle user generated content and social media.

This is a great opportunity for an up and coming News Director or a strong #2 to grab the reins.  The station assets include the strongest syndicated shows, a high market share with loyal viewers, an experienced anchor team, good technical equipment including two satellite trucks, and Barons radar.

This market is both a winter wonderland with plenty of skiing and a vacation hot spot adjacent to Lake Michigan, so check us out at wwmt.com.

Please email resume and send current newscasts on DVD and cover letter detailing your impact and strategic side to Vice President and General Manager Jim Lutton.

VP/GM Jim Lutton
590 W. Maple Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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Our good friends at IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) are conducting a membership drive.  If you renew…or join…IRE during October you’re eligible for a drawing for a few items, including free registration and three free hotel nights at next year’s IRE conference.  (If you’ve not been to an IRE conference before, you’ll leave with tips and story ideas you can put to work as soon as you get back to work.)

Learn more about the membership drive by clicking here.

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WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (listed 8/7/09)
WSJV-TV, South Bend/Elkhart, IN (listed 9/4/09)
WLNS-TV, Lansing, MI (listed 9/12/09)


KIAH-TV, Houston, TX (PM EP, relisted 9/18/09)
KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (Special Projects, listed 9/18/09)
KING-TV, Seattle, WA (AM EP, listed 8/28/09)
Northwest Cable News, Seattle, WA (PM EP, listed 8/7/09)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (listed 9/4/09)
WOFL-TV, Orlando, FL (listed 8/28/09)
KXTV,    Sacramento, CA (AM EP, relisted 9/25/09)
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO (AM EP, listed 7/31/09)
WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN (PM EP, listed 9/18/09)
KCTV,    Kansas City, MO (AM EP, listed 9/4/09)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (AM EP, listed 8/28/09)
WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, FL (relisted 9/18/09)
WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids, MI (listed 8/7/09)
KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, NV (PM EP, listed 9/4/09)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (listed 10/2/09)
WFTX-TV, Ft. Myers, FL listed 8/28/09)
WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA (relisted 9/18/09)
WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC (relisted 9/18/09)
WPTA/WISE, Ft. Wayne, IN (listed 8/14/09)

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ROBBYN DeSPAIN joins KCTV in Kansas City as an executive producer.  Robbyn had been the morning EP at WPTV/WLMT in Memphis.

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have a current ND opening, as of Friday, October 9, 2009.  If you know of any updates, corrections, or additions to this list, please let me know via email at: rick@rickgevers.com

WPIX-TV   220 E. 42nd Street              New York NY 10017
KNBC-TV   3000 W. Alameda Ave.            Burbank CA 91523
WYIN-TV   8625 Indiana Place              Merrillville IN 46410 (PBS affiliate)
KNTV      2450 North First St.            San Jose CA 95131
NewsChannel 8  1100 Wilson Blvd.          Arlington VA 22209
WUSA-TV   4100 Wisconsin Ave NW           Washington DC 20016
KXLN-TV   9440 Kirby Dr.                  Houston TX 77054  (Spanish Language)
WDIV-TV   550 W. Lafayette Blvd           Detroit MI 48231
WXYZ-TV   20777 W. 10 Mile Road           Southfield MI 48037
WTSP-TV   11450 Gandy Boulevard           St. Petersburg FL 33702
WSFL-TV   200 E. Las Olas Blvd.           Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
WPXI-TV   11 Television Hill              Pittsburgh PA 15214
WCNC-TV   1001 Wood Ridge Center Dr.      Charlotte NC 28217
WZTV-TV   631 Mainstream Drive            Nashville TN 37228
WWMT-TV   590 W. Maple St.                Kalamazoo MI 49008
WHP/WLYH-TV  3300 North 6th Street        Harrisburg PA 17110
WHAS-TV   520 W. Chestnut St.             Louisville KY 40203
WBRE-TV   62 S. Franklin                  Wilkes-Barre PA 18701
KSEE-TV   5035 E. McKinley Ave.           Fresno CA 93727
WNYT-TV   715 N. Pearl St.                Albany NY 12204
WKRG-TV   555 Broadcast Dr.               Mobile AL 36606
WSAZ-TV   645 Fifth Ave.                  Huntington WV 25701
WFTX-TV   621 SW Pine Island Rd.          Cape Coral FL 33991
WNWO-TV   300 S. Byrne Rd.                Toledo OH 43615
WAND-TV   904 South Side Dr.              Decatur IL 62525
WFFF-TV   298 Mountain View Dr.           Colchester VT 05446
WNCT-TV   3221 S. Evans St.               Greenville NC 27834
KRNV-TV   1790 Vassar St.                 Reno NV 89502
WPBN/WTOM-TV 8518 M 72 West               Traverse City MI 49684
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                     Macon GA 31208
WWAY-TV   615 N. Front St.                Wilmington NC 28401
WBBJ-TV   346 Muse St.                    Jackson TN 38301
KALB-TV   605 Washington St.              Alexandria LA 71301

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