EMPLOYMENT SPECIAL REPORT: TECH

Stations Mobilize To Enlist Tech Staffers

With the technical demands of running TV stations and related digital media increasing and requiring new IT and IP skills, broadcasters can’t just poach new hires from competitors. Among the alternatives are actively recruiting military veterans who have a number of valuable skills, especially IP and RF experience. This is Part III of a three-part series on the challenges facing broadcasters in finding the right people for the rights jobs.  Part I focused on the impact digital is having on station sales hiring and tactics. in Part II: It used to be a given that news managers would readily move it if meant a bigger market and a larger paycheck. Not anymore. Read all the stories here.

EMPLOYMENT SPECIAL REPORT: NEWS

Stations Find News Execs Harder To Move

A rapidly shifting TV news landscape has made the need for managers all the more pressing. With stations across the country adding newscasts in nontraditional time slots and pushing harder on digital, the demand for qualified news pros is outrunning the supply. And making things more difficult is the fact that many candidates have become far more selective about picking up and moving for new jobs. This is Part II of a three-part series on the challenges facing broadcasters in finding the right people for the rights jobs. Tomorrow, in Part III: The military may become an even bigger source of talent for station IT and engineering departments. Part I focused on the impact digital is having on station sales hiring and tactics. Read all the stories here.

EMPLOYMENT SPECIAL REPORT: SALES

Digital Impacting Station Sales Hiring, Tactics

Stations are finding that recruiting local sales talent at both the staff and management levels is more difficult because of competition from digital media. They can still compete for the best sales talent, the experts, say, but they can’t just sit back and wait for people to reply to a job posting. This is Part I of a three-part series on the challenges facing broadcasters in finding the right people for the rights jobs. Tomorrow, in Part II: It used to be a given that news managers would readily move it if meant a bigger market and a larger paycheck. Not anymore. And, In Part III, on Thursday, the military may become an even bigger source of talent for station IT and engineering departments.