SYRACUSE -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of Syracuse's NBC-3 (WSTM), has recently announced job openings for an assignment editor and for a news producer. And, given a recent announcement, it looks like they'll soon be posting for a new morning show co-anchor, as well.
First up, WSTM "Today in Central New York" co-anchor Frankie Jupiter recently announced on Facebook that this Friday, May 27, will be his final day doing the wake-up shift at the NBC3 anchor desk, wrapping-up a 3-year stint alongside longtime morning anchor Lisa Spitz.
According to syracuse.com, Jupiter has accepted a similar role at CBS affiliate WDJT-TV in Milwaukee, a considerably larger market than Syracuse. TV ratings giant Nielsen has Milwaukee ranked as the 37th largest TV market in the nation, a 50-market jump from Syracuse at #87.
Although Jupiter's anchoring position hasn't been officially posted by WSTM yet, Sinclair does have a posting up for a News Producer. The eventual hire will be actually be working for WUTV, Sinclair's FOX affiliate in Buffalo... but the posting explains the position can be based at either WUTV or at WSTM, perhaps in a move intended to make the job more accessible to a wider pool of applicants.
The posting for the market #53 job says "at least some" commercial TV news producing experience is required, but "the right entry-level candidate may be considered." It also says a journalism degree is "preferred."
WSTM also has a posting for an Assignment Editor, who we'll assume will also be contributing to entire CNY Central operation, which also includes CBS-5 (WTVH) and CW-6 (WSTM 3.2).
Unlike the WUTV position, which can be staffed remotely, the Assigment Editor posting says applicants must be familiar with the Syracuse area. The posting has a long list of other qualifications including the ability to work all shifts -- including early mornings, overnights, evenings, weekends and holidays.
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