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Looking for that 1st TV job? A better opportunity? A bigger market? A change in career course? The good news is, Local TV is hiring and looking for qualified people, from On-air talent to account execs and engineers.

Here's a current list of opportunities in the NATAS Lower Great Lakes region: 

  • Digital Support Specialist
  • Sales Assistant - WKYC
  • Part-time Production Assistant- WKYC-TV
  • Paid Intern - WKYC
  • Multi-Media Journalist
  • Reporter MMJ
  • Account Executive
  • Chief Meteorologist
  • Account Executive 


  • Traffic Anchor
  • Account Executive
  • Associate Account Executive
  • Digital Account Executive
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Nightside Executive Producer
  • Assignment Editor
  • News Producer
  • Multimedia Marketing Producer
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Investigative Producer
  • Ignite Director
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Full-Time Producer
  • Full-Time Technology Director

For up-to-the minute postings, check the NATAS LGL Website .
tvcareerdayTV CAREER DAY

NATAS Lower Great lakes Chapter President Tom Farmer participated as a panelist at the recent NATPE Career Day, Job Fair and TV Station Tour at WEWS Channel 5.

Co-sponsored by iHeartMedia, WEWS, Scripps and the NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter, the event was attended by well over 1 00 students from colleges and universities throughout the Ohio. Three $1500 scholarships were donated by iHeartMedia Cleveland and were awarded through drawings overseen by WMJI Morning Show Producer Tracey Carroll and iHeartMedia Cleveland Account Executive Matt Razzante.

After opening remarks by Greg Pitts (NATPE), Steve Weinstein (WEWS), Gary Mincer (iHeartMedia) and Tom Farmer (NAT AS), students had the opportunity to listen to and interact with nine panelists representing different positions in media. In addition to NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter President Tom Farmer and iHeartMedia Cleveland's Market President Gary Mincer, panelists included Mitch Davis (WKBN), Tia Ewing (WOIO), Kelly Gentile (Brokaw Inc.), Lynne Lai (WKYC), Peg Neeson (WVIZ/PBS ideastream), Erika Storrs (WEWS) and Barb Toth (WJW).

Students were even treated to a job interview demonstration between Kent State University Senior Tyler Trill and WKBN News Director Mitch Davis.

Later that day, students made their way to a conference room where a number of stations hosted a job fair. NAT AS Lower Great Lakes Chapter was represented by Chapter Administrator Gary Manke who encouraged students to enter the Em my® Awards Student Award categories and apply for NAT AS Scholarships.

The Board of Governors of NAT AS Lower Great Lakes Chapter would like to thank all the students for their participation, and thank Dick Block and NATPE for asking NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter to be a part of this outstanding and important event.

The First and Only LIVE News Gathering Drone in the State
For Immediate Release
Scott Hainey (317) 956-8530

Indianapolis, Indiana - November 10, 2015 - Today marks another first from WISH-TV's 24-Hour News 8 as the station launches the first ever news gathering drone in Indiana.

"WISH-TV continues to be a leader in innovation and the go-to news source for Central Indiana viewers," said Les Vann WISH-TV president and general manager.  "This latest news gathering technology, breaks new ground, literally providing viewers a whole new perspective of our coverage."
WISH-TV's high definition drone, named AVI8OR, is the first federally-sanctioned quadcopter aircraft cleared for media use in Indiana.  The craft can be used to provide LIVE aerial footage or recorded video, both providing viewers a new view and a better visual understanding of stories covered by 24-Hour News 8.
WISH-TV News Director Elbert Tucker says it's great to be the first and only television station in the state actively using this type of drone. "I'm thrilled that months of training and preparation have paid off with WISH-TV being able to unveil this technology.  AVI8OR's debut marks the latest chapter in 24-Hour News 8's long standing commitment of being on the cutting edge, always looking for new ways of providing better storytelling for our viewers."
Media drones must be operated by a licensed pilot alongside with a trained observer, and requires strict adherence to Federal Aviation Administration standards and guidelines.  Chopper 8 Chief Pilot Keith McCutchen is the licensed pilot behind the AVI8OR controls. He spent weeks training both in Colorado and here at home.
"I'm very excited to be able to fly it, bringing this type of coverage to our viewers," said McCutchen. "It required a lot of training on both the technology side as well as learning all the new FAA regulations." McCutchen jokes, "I had no idea initially it would be more difficult to fly than a helicopter."

WISH-TV's AVI8OR uses a DJI Inspire 1 model, which provides 360 degree views from high above. The FAA granted Media General, WISH-TV's parent company, the ability to fly that specific drone for news gathering purposes.
AVI8OR makes its debut on Tuesday, November 10, but viewers will get a chance to see aerial coverage provided by the craft all this week.  AVI8OR will provided live images over Crown Hill's "Field of Valor" and "National Cemetery," during WISH-TV's day-long coverage devoted to "Hoosier Heroes" on Veterans' Day, Wednesday, November 11.
Footage from Tuesday's AVI8OR debut flight, during 24-Hour News 8 at 5PM can also be seen at  

emmynewsEMMY® NEWS

Yes, it's almost December, and you know what that means: Season's Greetings from your friends at NATAS, otherwise known as the "EMMY Call For Entries."

There are some changes this year in categories and deadlines. So be on the lookout for the latest EMMY entry news!