WBRZ-TV does not discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission.
WBRZ is committed to a broad applicant recruiting outreach program. In our continuing efforts to represent our diverse community, we encourage qualified community organizations to be included in our job opportunity notification list. Informing you and your organization of our employment opportunities is an affirmative action on our part to actively seek qualified minorities and women for our staff vacancies. If your organization is interested in being notified about our job vacancies, we would like to hear from you. Through your assistance to refer individuals to us, we want to insure that our employment opportunities are made known to members of minority groups and to women.
WBRZ-TV is a drug-free and smoke-free work place.
How to apply
If you would like to apply for a vacancy listed below, please refer to the contact information listed in each posting. Or mail resume and/or non-returnable DVD to Human Resources, WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; or fax to 225-336-2213, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All resumes are forwarded to the hiring manager for review and scheduling of interviews.
WBRZ is hiring a part-time digital producer. This position is designed for area college students who are pursuing a career in the television news or journalism field. Training provided but some understanding of journalism needed. Perfect for college students who have had an internship or work at a university's student newspaper or campus news program. An aggressive attitude is a must. Passion required. Mostly weekend mornings and some evenings M-F. Writes stories for WBRZ.com, posts updates to social media and edits video to be viewed on various digital platforms. Email brief cover letter and resume to Trey Schmaltz, Assistant Director of News, via email email@example.com or Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail applications to WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. No phone calls. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE
Weekend Graphics Design Operator - Part-Time
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Part-Time TV Newscast Graphics Designer to work with various software computer programs making graphics, animations and maps. Prefer some knowledge of television operations and design. This job requires working weekends. Candidate must have maximum flexibility to occasionally work shifts that include mornings, nights and holidays. Send resume and/or link to Lee Polowczuk, News Director at email@example.com,and Human Resources via firstname.lastname@example.org. Or mail to Human Resources, WBRZ-TV, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE
Television News Videographer
WBRZ-TV is looking for a talented news videographer/editor who understands video photography. Prefer experience covering breaking news and packages. Proficient editor with nonlinear experience a plus. Will operate live cellular equipment, know or be willing to operate satellite news van and be required to fly in helicopter or plane as needed. Position requires ability to lift 25 pounds of equipment at times. Schedule can change as dictated by news events. Must have valid drivers license with clean driving record. Email resume and work sample to Lee Polowczuk, Director of News, at email@example.com, and Human Resources via firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be mailed to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, La., 70821. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE.
WBRZ-TV is looking for a talented, creative writer/producer who can bring urgency and energy to the WBRZ News 2 brand. Apply if you are a creative, energetic, deadline oriented marketer who has a love for writing and a passion for news promotion. You’ll work for one of the few family-owned and operated stations left in the country, with a vision for leading the way in the changing broadcast landscape. You'll have the opportunity to create something new and exciting every day while working on engaging image campaigns. Strong copywriting and creative vision needed. An understanding of social media and web is a must. Rush your resume, demo reel and references to Noah Kozinko, Director of Marketing, at email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Human Resources, WBRZ-TV, P. O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Master Control Operator
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Master Control Operator. This full-time position is responsible for monitoring transmitter by remote control, switching and monitoring on-air programming. Prefer 3-5 years experience in broadcast operations, equipment, and computer systems. Looking for ability to troubleshoot and communicate well with others. Must be willing to work overnights, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Email resume to Human Resources at email@example.com; or mail to PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.
WBRZ-TV is looking for a Multimedia Journalist to write, shoot, edit and deliver news to a variety of platforms. This person will post to the web and air stories on broadcast, digital and mobile channels. At least two years reporting experience with knowledge of computers and digital cameras preferred. Must have strong writing skills with ability to meet deadlines. Please provide a link with your best and most recent work. Email cover letter, resume and link to Lee Polowczuk at firstname.lastname@example.org ,,and Human Resources via email@example.com; or mail to HR at WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE
WBRZ TV is looking for dynamic television news producers to join our team. Producers at WBRZ have energy and produce fast-paced newscasts that send a clear message: We're fast, first, and the best. Shows are built around our breaking news and investigative formula with ample resources. Willing to work overnights and weekends. Experience in TV news required. Email resume, brief cover letter and show links to Trey Schmaltz, Assistant Director of News, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Human Resources via email@example.com. Applications can be mailed to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, La., 70821. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE.
TV Operations (PT)
WBRZ-TV is always looking for candidates for part-time Television Operations. Duties include editing video, operating teleprompter, audio, and studio camera during live newscasts. Flexible work schedule a must, including weekends and holidays, and must be dependable. Non-linear experience preferred; must be able to work in fast-paced newsroom. Willing to train the right person. Please note: this is a recurring post, although there may not be an actual part-time position currently available. Interviews will be conducted for TV Operations as a vacancy occurs. Email cover letter, resume and link to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE
WBRZ offers internships each semester in the following departments: news, marketing, information systems, production, graphics, sales, sports, and weather. Interns will experience firsthand the daily operations of the department and will perform various duties as assigned. Student must be enrolled in a station approved college/university and be approved by college dean/advisor/chair to take an internship course for curriculum credit and grade. Internships are available for most fall, spring, and summer semesters, and interviews begin approximately two months prior to the semester. Email cover letter, resume and link to email@example.com; or mail to WBRZ-TV, P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Pre-employment drug screening required. EOE