Monday, May 29, 2006

Looking for a job?

There's no better time than now to fulfill your dreams of working in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton market! All three stations are throwing out their fishing nets for various positions...

- National Sales Assistant ("You're a sales lackey.")
- Anchor/Reporter (Ed. Note: Is this a new position, or is someone leaving WNEP?)
- Photographer ("You'll find VO/SOTs for Mike Lewis to 'report' on.")

- *On-Air Promotion Manager ("Some people don't know that Lyndall Stout is getting married. Change that!")
- *Executive Producer (Ed. Note: Looks like Ron Krisulevicz can take "interim" from his news director title.)
- Consumer Reporter ("Help our idiot viewers NOT get scammed by those Ponzi schemes.")
- *Account Executive ("PLEASE HELP US MAKE MONEY!")
- News Photographer/Editor (Ed. Note: This was posted in February. Did WBRE fill it, or are they slow?)

* Cross-listed on WYOU's website. And you may as well add Phil Yacuboski's job there as well, unless Nexstar really wants a five-person newsroom (not including the sports or weather staff).

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today!


Blogger Tom Carten said...

-*Creative Question Writer
(Paraphrase of what was asked the other night.) To first perp: "Did you commit the crime?" To second perp: "Did you commit the crime?"

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who wouldn't want to join a news organization like NYT??? A supreme #1 with all the name recognition in the world. Never worked there...yet if the offer was there, could anyone really turn it down?

as for the joint news venture that is NEXSTAR, I can imagine compensation is a must for anyone willing to come aboard

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps someone from 16 will confirm, but I'm guessing the anchor/reporter opening is the replacement for long departed Megan Dardanell. When someone's hired, maybe WNEP will actually put a full time reporter on the beat that includes the market's largest city. When Megan left, she was only on the beat part time. After Megan, 16 decided to let an evening anchor handle it. Despite the efforts of Julie Sidoni, it's been a bad idea.

The opening for a photographer seems to say WNEP will hire one to replace two who left recently.

Overall, WNEP has fewer reporters finding even fewer stories than in past years and apparently will cut the photographer ranks. Not good!

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nexstar may be looking for a Chyron operator. A story Tuesday morning referred to a Memorial Day service carried out by "Sons of Human Veterans"

Wonder how the Sons of "Union" Veterans felt about that?

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the On-Air Promotion Manager...from what I've heard. She (the person in charge of promotions at the station) has not even announced the opening for current employees of the station. I believe (from rumors I've heard) that she is the type of person who does not promote from within. Sounds like she is insecure.

Anyways, who wouldn’t want to make those great Million Pound Meltdown Promos! Does anyone else thing Gary Marino has gotten bigger since they started this program?

3:03 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

6:38am said:
Nexstar may be looking for a Chyron operator. A story Tuesday morning referred to a Memorial Day service carried out by "Sons of Human Veterans."

* * *

Tom says:
That happens fairly often, not only in this market but even on networks like CNN. Aside from out-and-out sloppiness on someone's part, I don't know what the reason could be.

The newspaper obituaries suffer from the same lack of accuracy and, as one who reads them over the air every day, I wonder who the "duh" is who gets it wrong.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nexstar lowered the bar even further than most realized, and I would suggest that the chickens have not yet all come home to roost. Any and all shortcomings at WNEP are due to Nexstar's forever changing the dynamic in this market. It'll only get worse. Why should WNEP bother, why spend a ton to beat WBRE/WYOU when they can do it with pennies? What's next, the helicoptor? That would be big savings. Laugh if you will, but I can see that day coming.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only franchise WBRE even came close to owning a piece of in recent memory was consumer. Weiler's gone. Where's his replacement? Will there be a replacement? I have $20 that says there won't be one. And if there ever is, it'll be months and months before a hire.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...


Promotions Assistant

Shamrock Communications is looking for a talented and energetic person looking to learn, have fun and work with one of the top radio cluster in the market. The interested candidate must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays and offer a very flexible schedule. A clean driving record is a must. Duties of the Promotions Assistant include, but are not limited to, production work, assisting the set-up and execution of on-site remotes for our three stations and interacting with both listeners and clients. If this sounds like something you're interested in and qualified for, please send your resume to :

Paul Shaw
Promotions Coordinator
149 Penn Ave
Scranton PA 18503

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The interested candidate must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays and offer a very flexible schedule.

For all of us who labored in the vineyards of radio, doesn't this sound like the very definition of a radio job? Give us your life, we'll give you an hourly rate somewhere(barely)above minimum wage.

8:49 PM  

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