New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news director, executive producer, news anchor and reporter/MMJ in markets in Virginia, Idaho and Mississippi.
The United States will experience a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse Aug. 21 — the first in 99 years. For the reporters, anchors and news crews at local TV stations, coverage of the celestial event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With just under two months to go, many stations are deep into their coverage planning.
How do you show highlights from the “fight of the century” when it’s still going on and footage from the fight is embargoed? Dig up your old Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, of course. That’s what KIFI Idaho Falls, Idaho, did when its sportscast needed to cover the event but couldn’t use actual footage from the fight due to pay-per-view provider restrictions.
The cuts to the 43-person staff at Fisher’s CBS affil KIDK Idaho Falls are revealed following announcement of a shared-services agreement with News-Press & Gazette’s KIFI.