Serving Hoosier Broadcasters Since 1998
20 December 2018
Several new employment opportunities in tonight's IRW -- Please see below! If I haven't heard from you lately, please reach out and say Hi. Tell me what you're most excited about in broadcasting for 2019, or what will be new at your radio or TV station!
2019 Indiana EAS Required Monthly Test (RMT) Schedule
Each month, broadcasters conduct a statewide required test of the Emergency Alert System. This monthly test happens on the third Thursday each month, except for March (Avoiding conflict with the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament).
Below is the required Indiana monthly test schedule for 2019:
Odd Months: 2:50pm Eastern/1:50pm Central
Even Months: 4:50am Eastern/3:50am Central
January 17, 2019 2:50pm Eastern/1:50pm Central
February 21, 2019 4:50am Eastern/3:50am Central
March 19, 2019 2:50pm Eastern*/1:50pm Central*
April 18, 2019 4:50am Eastern/3:50am Central
May 16, 2019 2:50pm Eastern/1:50pm Central
June 20, 2019 4:50am Eastern/3:50am Central
July 18, 2019 2:50pm Eastern/1:50pm Central
August 15, 2019 4:50am Eastern/3:50am Central
September 19, 2019 2:50pm Eastern/1:50pm Central
October 17, 2019 4:50am Eastern/3:50am Central
November 21, 2019 2:50pm Eastern/1:50pm Central
December 19, 2019 4:50am Eastern/3:50am Central
* 2019 NWS Severe Weather Preparedness Week – March 17-23, 2019. Please strongly consider using the live TOR code for the Tuesday, March 19, 2019 NWS Test.
Cumulus' Country/WFMS (95.5fm, Fishers) welcomes Jenna Tucker to middays, along with becoming the Digital Director for the entire cluster: WFMS, Classic Hits/WJJK (104.5fm, Noblesville), and CHR/WYRG (93.9fm, Lawrence). Ms. Tucker last worked for Bonneville, handling middays at their KNCI-FM in Sacramento, California. Ms. Tucker graduated from the University of Indianapolis and during college, worked at their WICR (88.7fm, Indianapolis).
Nexstar NBC affiliate WTWO-TV (Channel 2, Terre Haute) and Mission Broadcasting ABC affiliate WAWV (Channel 38, Terre Haute) welcomes Rex Barber as their News Director. Mr. Barber succeeds Deana Reece, who died suddenly earlier this year. Mr. Barber worked for Nexstar sister WJHL-TV in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he served as their Assistant News Director.
Where Are They Now? On January 1, 2019, former WTWO-TV News Director Susana Schuler will become President/GM at WVTM-TV in Birmingham, Alabama.
Woof Boom Radio is looking for a strong leader to run our 5-station group in Lima, Ohio.
This is a leadership role. The development of our culture is the primary responsibility. Prior success in managing a sales organization is a must.
To express your interest, send your information and materials to: J Chapman, J.Chapman@WoofBoom.com or call 765-288-4403. We are an equal opportunity employer and we only will hire someone who believes in the same.
Woof Boom is a small and growing company. Our employees are passionate about what they do and what we accomplish. More on our culture and values can be found here: www.WoofBoom.com
44News, (WEVV, the FOX/CBS affiliate in Evansville, IN) has an immediate opening for a News Director to lead the news department. We are looking for someone with outstanding leadership skills who thrives on teaching, coaching and developing a strong and positive newsroom environment.
The News Director will oversee a department that generates 41 hours per week of on-air content in the Evansville market’s CBS and FOX stations with a focus on family and the community. Evansville is a great place to live and work. We are looking for someone to oversee a department that produces professional and engaging content that reflects that culture in a way that appeals to our own families and communities. The News Director will perform the following duties:
- Recruit, interview and hire MMJs and production staff
- Institute training systems for new employees
- Foster a positive, motivational and professional atmosphere throughout the department
- Make decisions on stories, duties and scheduling of departmental employees
- Establish general duties and schedules for all news department employees
- Exercise editorial and production control of newscast content
- Establish and enforce rules and procedures within the department
- Perform any and all other tasks perceived, assigned, and/or required that contribute to the achievement of departmental and station goals
Education and Experience: College degree is required. Major in journalism, broadcasting, communications, or another related field is preferred. Minimum 4 years' experience in TV news with at least two years in a Producer or other leadership role.
Anyone interested should send a resume and their credentials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Evansville News Director” in the subject line. Bayou City Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer
44News (WEVV-TV: CBS44 and Fox44) in Evansville, Indiana (Market 103) is looking for a Sports Reporter/Sports Anchor to build on the achievements of the department.
The successful candidate should engage viewers through traditional sports coverage. However, reading highlights is only a portion of this job. Good story telling and solid photography skills are also a must.
Applicants should be familiar with Edius or similar editing software, and familiar with Ross Inception or a similar newsroom computer system.
Please send resume and links of your work to email@example.com. Include the words ‘Evansville Sports Reporter’ in the subject line. Bayou City Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer
44News (WEVV-TV) in Evansville, Indiana, is looking for a Weekend Meteorologist/Weekday Reporter.
The successful candidate will be familiar with weather terminology and have the ability to put together and deliver a clear, understandable, and accurate weather forecast. That person will also be able to act as a general assignment reporter/MMJ which includes the ability to take complex issues and situations and explain them in clear, concise, and accurate story form; enterprise stories; cultivate sources; and communicate effectively in both the spoken and written word.
Familiarity with Edius or a similar editing software, Inception or similar newsroom computer system, and Baron or a similar newsroom weather system is necessary. The ability to shoot and edit video is also a must.
Anyone interested should send a resume and a link to samples of their work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the words, “Evansville Weather-Reporter” in the subject line. Bayou City Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Are you a radio journalist interested in an escape from harsh winters and an opportunity to work for a great family-owned radio group? A legendary California medium-market powerhouse is seeking a news director. The successful candidate will have strong reporting, writing, and anchoring skills. He or she must also show ability to coach and manage a staff. If interested, contact email@example.com.
Entercom/Indianapolis has three openings, including an Indianapolis Business Administrator. More details, here.
Country 103.9 WRBI has an immediate opening for a Traffic Director.
Description: We are looking for a Full-Time Traffic Director to manage the daily preparation and maintenance of on-air logs.
Responsibilities will include:
• Daily use of Natural Log software to schedule inventory in order to maximize station revenue on high demand stations in sell out situations
• Data and order entry
• Scheduling ad copy
• Posting of daily commercial logs
• Preparation and maintenance of reports
• Weekly affidavit processing of network and syndicated programming
• Innovative problem solving and decision-making skills used to achieve station revenue goals
• Dependable, responsible, excellent attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Office products
• Demonstrate ability to work under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines with minimal supervision
• Analytical skills, professional demeanor, proven ability to multi-task amid interruptions
Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leeson Media LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
That's all for this issue. Thank you for your continued support.
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