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Television Account Manager

ABC 19 WKPT has an immediate opening for an exciting and rewarding position as a television account manager. TV Sales experience is required for this senior AE position featuring an A plus account list. You will be selling top rated ABC programming such as Dancing with the Stars, along with MyTri-Cities WAPK and Cozi TV. Perhaps you’re tired of your current situation in media sales and would like to work for a local privately owned television station. This is a great opportunity to build a strong income working with the great local and regional businesses of the Tri-Cities TN/VA. If you are ambitious, willing to work hard, love a challenge, and have outstanding people skills, this could be the growth opportunity for you!

Please forward resume and qualifications to:  rhaywood@wkptsales.com

News Producer

ABC19 WKPT-TV is seeking a Producer for our television news department.

The successful candidate must possess at a minimum a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism or commensurate degree or commensurate experience producing television news and public affairs programming.

The producer will be responsible for the development and airing of our various newscasts. This will require utilizing news judgment to create and present stories that execute the stations goals of providing important and useful information to our viewers.

He or she will work in concert with news and production management, digital journalists, and production personnel, to design daily rundowns, write and edit copy, and then oversee the successful airing of the newscast. We seek journalists who can be creative with formats and concepts of presentation. Familiarity with Kingsport and the Tri-cities, TN/VA, market is a plus, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Versatility, adaptability, integrity, and determination are required as is the ability to work well with others and the community. Please submit your resume’ and DVD to Director of News and Public Affairs – WKPT TV, 222 Commerce Street, Kingsport , TN 37660. No phone calls. Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resumes to Stan Whitlock at stan@wkpttv.com



Evening Anchor

ABC19 WKPT is seeking an experienced anchor for our 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. newcasts.

This person should have a minimum of five years experience anchoring. All our anchors are, first and foremost, journalists. We expect them to report and front breaking news and major news events. Daily social media posts are also expected. Anchors will also attend various community and regional events and emcee events from time to time as needed.

A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and a minimum of five years experience is required. Pay and benefits are negotiable, depending on the qualifications of the individual. This person will be a morale leader and a news content leader, and should be open to being a mentor to reporters and producers. Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resumes to Stan Whitlock at stan@wkpttv.com


Mobile/Digital Webmaster

ABC 19 WKPT is looking for a Mobile/Digital Webmaster to maintain and manage our TV station websites, Facebook page, Twitter, and mobile apps. This person must be extremely knowledgeable about posting news stories, weather alerts, sports, etc to each of the entities listed above. You will be sending out e-mail blasts for news, promotions, sales, etc and be in charge of building our e-mail database.

This person must also be able to run contests on the websites and combining these promotions with Facebook, Twitter, and our mobile app. You will be in charge of dramatically increasing our web traffic and Facebook likes. More importantly you will help us generate revenue by assisting our sales staff in selling these sponsorships, contests, and breaking news alerts to our local clients. You will also update ABC and local programming and send out alerts to potential viewers about their favorite shows. We are looking for an energetic, technically savvy individual who can integrate our TV stations with the mobile digital world.

Send resumes to Bob Haywood at rhaywood@wkptsales.com