Employment

News Assignment Editor

The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with producers.

The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with producers. We`re looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all and winning on all platforms, broadcast, digital and social media. Action News Now is an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news.

 

If you`re up for the challenge of leading the charge for the best North State news coverage, please apply.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Responsible for listening to scanners
  • Responsible for coordinating field crews
  • Answer phones and email to determine what makes a great story
  • Coordinate live shots and content sharing with affiliates, NBC and CBS
  • Post stories to station website and social media sites

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive knowledge of editorial standards, ethics, and media law
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to make decisions and take a leadership role
  • Excellent phone skills, be able to take information from a viewer and determine if there is a story
  • Basic writing skills and be able to communicate written and verbally
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with people at the station and away from the station Ability to represent the station in the community and at station events
  • Passion for news

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor`s Degree in journalism or communications background preferred
  • At least one year of newsroom experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the North State area a plus

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Must be able to work with people throughout the newsroom and different departments within the station
  • Must be able to work with the public and public officials

 

SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND WORK SAMPLES

 

KHSL and KNVN TV stations are committed to providing a safe place for its employees to work, and therefore adheres to a drug-free workplace policy and pre-employment drug testing is required.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations participate in the Federal e-Verify Program.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants.


News Director

The News Director will lead the Action News Now brand in the newsroom.

Action News Now located in beautiful Northern California has an immediate opening for a News Director. If you have a proven track record as a News Director,  Assistant News Director or Executive Producer and want the opportunity to work in a great environment and culture then we ‘d like to hear from you. The News Director will lead the Action News Now brand (CBS12, NBC24, Chico-Redding CW and Telemundo). We produce over 37 hours of News a week, simulcasting broadcasts on our CBS and NBC stations.

 

Heartland Media provides all the tools and support to be a dominant #1 news operation. Position is based in beautiful Chico, Ca covering the Chico-Redding DMA.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of five years of success in key leadership role(s) within a television newsroom. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of all phases of a television news operation, including, but not limited to: news reporting and writing, newscast formats, news producing, newsroom organization, and newsgathering technology. 
  • Must be a dynamic strong leader with a clear vision and ability to communicate that vision to his/her staff. 
  • Must be creative and adept at managing in a fast-paced and energetic news environment.
  • Basic understanding of newsroom technical operation including computer networking, newsroom systems, microwave, satellite and digital technology.  Success in managing social media and multiplatform news gathering.
  • Understanding of basic budgeting principle and financial management.

 

DUTIES:

  • Developing and maintaining a strategic and editorial vision for Action News Now by working closely with GM, Consultant and market research.
  • Direct and manage overall efforts of the news department. Responsible for all administrative duties associated with running the news organization, including personnel and budgeting. 
  • Reports to the General Manager.

 

JOB LOCATION:

  • Chico, CA

 

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER

 

KHSL and KNVN TV stations are committed to providing a safe place for its employees to work, and therefore adheres to a drug-free workplace policy.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations participate in the Federal e-Verify Program.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants.


Part-time Newscast Producer/ Writer - Telemundo

Telemundo has an immediate opening for a PT newscast producer/writer who is exceptionally fluent in Spanish and English

KNVN and KHSL TV stations (the local NBC, CBS, Telemundo and CW networks) have an immediate opening for a PT newscast producer/writer who is exceptionally fluent in Spanish and English. This is an entry-level position that requires the ideal candidate to get up to speed quickly to be able to produce dynamic, quality newscasts on a daily basis with heavy emphasis on English to Spanish written translation.

 

This person must also work closely with anchors and reporters to develop the content of the newscast and to make sure all copy is accurate, fair, well-written and follows the newsroom guidelines. This position meets tight deadlines and communicates well with the newsroom team. This position is also responsible for posting news stories on ActionNewsNow.com/ AccionTelemundo.com and the station’s facebook page in an accurate and timely manner.

 

EXPERIENCE/ REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong writing and news judgement skills are required.
  • TV newsroom and/or production experience is preferred.
  • It is expected that some training will be required.

 

JOB LOCATION & HOURS:

  • Chico, CA
  • This is a part-time shift, Monday through Friday, approx. 15 to 20 hours a week.
  • Candidate can expect to work extended work hours during breaking news events.

 

SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND WORK SAMPLES

 

KHSL and KNVN TV stations are committed to providing a safe place for its employees to work, and therefore adheres to a drug-free workplace policy and pre-employment drug testing is required.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations participate in the Federal e-Verify Program.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants.


News Reporter/ Multi-media Journalist

A general assignment news reporter for its Action News Now broadcast and digital news operation

KHSL and KNVN TV is accepting resumes and work samples for a general assignment news reporter for its Action News Now broadcast and digital news operation. This position will serve our CBS, NBC, CW and Telemundo affiliates. A successful candidate will be a good storyteller that`s getting better and willing to dig in and learn what`s important to our viewership. This position will go live in the field on a daily basis and work to gather content for packages and other stories for both on-air and online.

 

Our reporters are expected to report on multiple platforms and be capable of running their own live shots with a TVU pack. Reporters are also expected to develop strong contacts, enterprise stories on their own and stay ahead of the competition.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/ KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS:

  • Write and package breaking news stories and general news stories for TV as well as the online and mobile community
  • Strong knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment
  • Detail oriented with strong time management skills
  • Excellent on-air reporting, writing and technical skills

 

Education:

College degree (in Journalism or related field preferred)

 

SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND WORK SAMPLE

 

KHSL and KNVN TV stations are committed to providing a safe place for its employees to work, and therefore adheres to a drug-free workplace policy and pre-employment drug testing is required.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations participate in the Federal e-Verify Program.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants.


Chief Photographer/ Multi-media Journalist

A successful candidate will be a good storyteller that`s getting better and willing to dig in and learn what`s important to our viewership

KHSL and KNVN TV is accepting resumes and work samples for an open Chief Photographer to join our news team. Preference given to candidates with experience shooting 16x9 digital format, skilled in non-linear editing (we edit on Adobe Premier), and experience operating TVU packs. This position will serve our CBS, NBC, CW and Telemundo affiliates. A successful candidate will be a good storyteller that`s getting better and willing to dig in and learn what`s important to our viewership.

 

Our Chief Photographer/ Reporter is expected to shoot and edit video, operating ENG microwave live truck, and report news content on all station digital platforms. This position is also expected to develop strong contacts, enterprise stories on their own and stay ahead of the competition.

 

A minimum of two years’ experience working in broadcast television is preferred.

 

Education:

College degree (in Journalism or related field preferred)

 

SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND WORK SAMPLES

 

KHSL and KNVN TV stations are committed to providing a safe place for its employees to work, and therefore adheres to a drug-free workplace policy and pre-employment drug testing is required.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations participate in the Federal e-Verify Program.

KHSL and KNVN TV stations provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants.


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