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Human Resources Representative
5800 S Marginal Road
Cleveland, OH 44103

WJW-TV is an equal opportunity employer

Position: Anchor/Reporter

Reports To: News Director

Posted Date: May 28, 2014

Station: WJW

Dick Goddard, Stefani Schaefer, Wayne Dawson, Bill Martin. Those FOX 8 names are legendary in Northeast Ohio. Most started as reporters; all of them have transformed what it means to be a news anchor. They are like family to our viewers. Now, we are looking for the next member of our growing FOX 8 family.

Our anchors and reporters are one of the big reasons why FOX 8 is the #1  brand– both on-air and online– in Cleveland.

They are also a HUGE reason why FOX 8 has scored more than half a million fans on our Facebook page.

Our next anchor and reporter should:

*Be able to adlib without notes

*Have a serious streak along with a funny bone

*Have some anchoring experience

*Be a social media pro

*Be able to improvise

*Be flexible to working different hours (FOX 8 does 11 hours of news a day.)

*Jump on breaking news

*Be a star storyteller (come up with stories and tell them like no one else can)

*Be able to shoot and edit your own story

*Have at least 3 years of professional broadcast experience

*College degree preferred

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Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

  • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
  • Email Your Resume Here
  • WJW
  • 5800 S. Marginal Road
  • Cleveland, OH 44103

Position: Reporter

Reports To: VP/News

Posted Date: Sept 19,2014

Station: WJW

Position Description WJW is seeking an experienced Reporter who will be expected to gather and present the news for the newscasts and station website. We are looking for a reporter who thrives on breaking news, enterprising stories and working under tight deadlines.

Primary Responsibilities
• Acts as a general assignment reporter
• Represents WJW to the public viewing audience
• Produces stories on regular scheduled newscasts and other programs produced by the station
• Consistently contributes story ideas for newscasts
• Develop contacts within the area and maintain those contacts on a regular basis
• Works with producers, reporters and associate producers on assigned news broadcasts
• Regularly posts content to the station’s website and updates social media sites
• Performs public speaking engagements and makes other appearance deemed important to the station image by management
• Be on-call for news events
• Answers viewer phone calls and mail
• Performs other duties as assigned

• Minimum 3 years’ experience reporting in a medium to large television market
• Degree in Journalism or related field is preferred
• Must have exceptional live reporting skills as well as the ability to break exclusive stories
• Excellent writing and strong communication skills
• Have the ability to multitask and work under extreme deadline pressure
• Must work individually as well as part of a team
• Strong knowledge of local, national and international events
• Must have a involved and have a clear understanding of web and social media outlets
• Must be extremely flexible to work different shifts and schedules

Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

  • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
  • Email Your Resume Here
  • WJW
  • 5800 S. Marginal Road
  • Cleveland, OH 44103

Position: Accounting Manager

Reports To: VP,  Finance

Posted Date:  November 15, 2014

Station: WJW

The  Accounting Manager is responsible for preparing and coordinating timely and accurate financial information, analysis, and reporting in accordance with company policies, government regulations, and GAAP for WJW.  To lead the finance team and ensure the team objectives and goals are met.  To provide finance service functions to the management of WJW in the absence of the VP Finance.


·     Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field

·     Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a news manager with technical and editorial responsibilities

·     Previous news management experience as a news director, assistant news director, executive news producer, managing editor or technical manager preferred. 

·     Experience involving the distribution of news content across multiple platforms. 

·     Candidate must possess excellent leadership skills while managing a large staff under extreme pressure. 

·     Strong organizational and communication skills, both oral and written required.

·     Strong social media experience

·     Proven track record of growing ratings.

·     Experience dealing with labor issues is a plus


·     Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; CPA a plus.

·     Minimum of 5 years’ experience; broadcast experience a plus.

·     Strong leadership, analytical, and organizational skills are required.

·     Must be able to work under time constraints and manage deadlines.

·     Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and automated accounting systems.

·     Experience in establishing processes and procedures.

·     Ability to manage both internal and external staff and to coordinate with corporate staff is essential.

·     Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.

·     Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information.

·     Accuracy and attention to detail required.

·     Strong oral and written communication skills.

Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

  • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
  • Email Your Resume Here
  • WJW
  • 5800 S. Marginal Road
  • Cleveland, OH 44103

Position: Executive Producer

Reports To: News Director

Posted Date: Dec 8, 2014

Station: WJW

Primary Summary WJW TV Fox 8 in Cleveland is seeking an experienced Executive Producer for our number one rated 10pm newscast. The successful candidate should be a proven producer or current EP, able to lead and guide a team of producers, anchors, reporters to present engaging and informative content across multiple platforms.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Manage and plan broadcasts, special reports, breaking news and live remote segments.

· Enhance and support content with graphics, video and station branding.

· Supervise the writing of content, including but not limited to teases and headlines.

· Communicate with field crews on editorial and technical elements of live reports.
· Create, write and edit complete and accurate news stories.
· Lead post-production discussion, evaluating newscast performance.

· Review content for multiple platforms.

· Manage schedules, overtime and performance reviews.

· Attend editorial meetings and bring stories that can be executed.

· Perform other duties as assigned.


· Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Journalism, or related field is preferred

· Minimum 4-6 years’ experience as a successful Line Producer or 2-3 years as an Executive Producer

· Must have ability to manage and lead staff, be highly organized and have good interpersonal skills.

· Must work well in stressful situations, meeting daily deadlines.

· Website and social media experience is a plus.

· Must have a proven track record of creative and editorial sound newscasts.

· Top notch showcasing skills and superb writing and communication skills

· Demonstrate superior editorial judgment.

Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

  • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
  • Email Your Resume Here
  • WJW
  • 5800 S. Marginal Road
  • Cleveland, OH 44103

Position: Part-time Web Content Specialist
Reports to: News Director
October 20, 2014
Station: WJW

The primary purpose of the web content specialist is to produce and develop mobile, web and broadcast content. Strong candidates need to know how to work on all three platforms. Understand the importance of social networks and the necessity to keep learning all new technology.

Primary Responsibilities
Confirm, write stories in AP style and produce local/national stories using information coming from the assignment desk, police Facebook pages and news releases. Must know the different social media outlets and how each one works successfully.

What content will get the best engagement on each medium.

Stay on top of trending stories via social media- confirm those stories- find elements we can report with including approved images/video
Make sure our social media accounts are updated with unique content focusing on each outlets audience. ( Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, You Tube, Google+ and Instagram.

Must be a self –starter who jumps in and knows the elements needed for breaking news, breaking out top stories into multiple content pieces for digital

Find ways to incorporate more video into stories- must know how to use new technology ( iphone/skype/ipad/etc)
Must think like a reporter to hunt for unique content that would drive our web traffic and confirm local stories when needed.<

Work with on-air staff on breaking out web stories, posting social media content, producing extra elements for web.
Must have strong communication skills to work with producers on cross-promoting web/broadcast elements.

Must have story ideas for web and other digital mediums. Know what story works for which platform.
Must be responsible, reliable and a team player.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field is desired.

Minimum of two years professional internet, digital and or television broadcast experience.

Proficient in multitasking, writing exceptional stories (ap style).

Knowledge in HTML, using SEO and photoshop/dreamweaver.
Must have diversity of ideas and interests.
Solid judgment.
Strong organizational, communication, management, and technical skills.
Must be a self-starter, detail oriented and excellent handling deadlines.

Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:


  • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
  • Email Your Resume Here
  • WJW
  • 5800 S. Marginal Road
  • Cleveland, OH 44103


Position: Local Sales Assistant

Reports To: Local Sales Manager

Posted Date: October 21, 2014

Station: WJW

The Local Sales Assistant is the primary clerical and support person for the local sales staff. This position assists Local Sales Managers and Account Executives in all aspects of the sales process, including good stewardship of client business.


  • Proper paperwork and order entry with high level of accuracy
  • Working with clients directly on make goods, resolving discrepancies, posting reports
  • Responding appropriately to incoming calls and emails from clients
  • Working with traffic operations on programming, commercial placement and break structures
  • Working with Promotions and Community Service departments on placement of inventory and paperwork
  • Maintaining and updating sales support material, including our Intranet sales site as well as physical files
  • Providing back up support for other Sales Assistants and Copy Assistants
  • Pulling reports as needed
  • Preparing multimedia presentations and supporting documents
  • Coordinating sales project merchandising and promotional support
  • Occasionally participating in outside sales functions / presentations
  • Being a positive and professional representative of Tribune Media Company and our multiple advertising platforms


  • High School Graduate or equivalent; College degree preferred
  • 1-2 years business experience with significant exposure to clients or customers in a sales environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Dependability and punctuality
  • Excellent follow-through and detail orientation
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Good interpersonal skills – get along well with others
  • Accurately compare and verify information
  • Work in a fast paced environment; handle multiple duties simultaneously
  • Effectively communicate with others (present ideas, facts and technical information clearly)
  • Quickly adjust to changing priorities, goals, procedures and essential duties
  • Take initiative; effectively solve problems on your own
  • Work with numbers (basic arithmetic including fractions and percentages)

Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

  • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
  • Email Your Resume Here
  • WJW
  • 5800 S. Marginal Road
  • Cleveland, OH 44103


Position: News intern
Reports to: News Director
Posted Date: December 5, 2014
Station: WJW

WJW is currently seeking an Intern for our News department. The internship is paid and lasts 8-12 weeks during Spring Semester. Deadline to apply is January 15th.


    · Assist the Assignment Desk in researching story ideas and coordinating crews of reporters and photographers in their daily assignments. Tasks may include retrieving file materials, answering telephones, making beat checks, and assisting assignment editors and reporters in setting up coverage plans.

· Support live news broadcasts with program content creation. This is an opportunity to learn and participate in the daily production of a fast-paced, major market newscast. Tasks may include writing scripts for live newscasts, creating graphic elements and assisting in story research.

· Assist the Web Producers in story research and writing, use social media to gather information or share station content, and video publishing. Tasks may include conducting internet searches, scanning and reading multiple news sources, writing posts for station social media accounts, creating content for station’s website.


· Must be 18 or older and a registered student in good standing at an accredited college or university

· Must be able to work hours required by department

· Working knowledge of computer operations, proficient in EXCEL.

· Must be organized, detail oriented, accurate and a self-starter.

· Excellent analytical, writing, and computer skills.

· Must be able to work effectively under time constraints, and must have the ability to manage his/her normal workload.

Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

      • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
      • Email Your Resume Here
      • WJW
      • 5800 S. Marginal Road
      • Cleveland, OH 44103

Position: Newsroom Assistant

Reports To: News Director

Posted Date: October 21, 2014

Station: WJW

WJW is looking for a part-time newsroom assistant. The newsroom assistant helps to coordinate the day to day business operation of the newsroom.


      • Assist in preparation of work schedules for writers, reporters, and other non-technical newsroom employees.
      • Organize time cards.
      • Answer and help coordinate newsroom emails and viewer phone calls.
      • Assist News Director with in house correspondence.
      • Assist in recruitment regarding travel and interviews for candidates
      • Assist news managers with various projects.
      • Track requests for days off and sick leave and keep records documenting the requests and usage.
      • Sort and distribute mail to the department and to open and track mail sent to the News Director.
      • Answer and screen telephone calls to the News Director.
      • Set-up and maintain records and files in the News Director’s office.
      • Organize, order, and maintain all newsroom consumables such office supplies.


      • Must have at least a high school education; College degree preferred.
      • 1-3 years relevant work experience.
      • Newsroom experience is a plus.
      • Proficiency in Excel is preferred but not required.
      • Knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation.
      • Understanding of department and company policies, procedures and operations.
      • Ability to use standard computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite and related computer hardware.
      • Effective communication skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding newsroom operations discussed with news management.

Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

      • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
      • Email Your Resume Here
      • WJW
      • 5800 S. Marginal Road
      • Cleveland, OH 44103

Position: Multi-Media Journalist

Reports To: News Director

Posted Date: May 8, 2014

Station: WJW

Minimum Knowledge, Skill &/or Abilities: Cleveland Rocks. Do you? WJW Fox 8 is looking for an MMJ who wants to grab the lead story and go live. Are you ready to work at one of the top stations in the country? Fox 8 is a Tribune owned, top Fox affiliate that produces eleven hours of live news a day. Are you ready to be a part of our talented staff and make the move to a major market in a fun, affordable, major league city?

Position Description: Gather, report and present news on various platforms, including but not limited to mobile, internet and broadcast. Excellent writing and editorial judgment. Strong live and presentation skills. Flexible to work different shifts and schedules. Must be a self starter, enterprising and aggressive. Report, shoot and edit under any type of weather condition or deadline. Ability to shoot and edit video clips on non-linear systems. Familiar with using FTP, Skype and other emerging technologies. Requirements include web posting of text, video, pictures etc. and incorporating social media into day-to-day coverage. Work alone or with co-workers to complete story and or segment for air, web or mobile. Maintain inventory of all assigned equipment and responsible for its upkeep. Communicate maintenance issues to proper personnel. Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements: College degree preferred and or experience equivalent.

Interest parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

No phone calls, please.

WJW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.