SYRACUSE -- The CNY Central television station cluster, consisting of NBC3 (WSTM) / CW6 (WSTM 3.2) and CBS5 (WTVH) has multiple active job openings, including morning news anchor, multimedia journalist, content producer and marketing sales manager.
CNY Central is looking for a "a dynamic News Anchor for our morning newscast," per a posting published earlier this week. No word on whether someone is leaving, or if this is an addition to the existing dual-anchor wake-up show NBC3 or the single-anchor show on CBS5.
Thanks to a new state law requiring employers to include salary ranges in all job postings, we know Sinclair Broadcast Group is willing to pay $45,000 to $60,000 a year for this position, which requires "at least some on-air" live commercial television experience.
The cluster is looking for another newscast producer, its second posting within a month. Similar to the one posted in November, the pay is shockingly low, "$16 - $17.45 an hour," especially considering the deadline-driven, high-pressure nature of the job, along with the fact that "a journalism degree is preferred" and previous experience producing elsewhere.
Considering minimum wage for upstate New York will increase to $15/hour come January 1st, we're honestly curious where CNY Central expects to find anyone with previous producing experience who is not already making above the range being advertised.
The Marketing Sales Manager position requires a "strong digital sales/management background" and other sales-related requirements, including the preference for a "business related college degree."
They always say the real money in broadcasting is in sales... and this posting confirms it, stating the "salary + bonus compensation range for this role is $135,000 - $190,000."
CNY Central is seeking a multi-media journalist (MMJ) who will enterprise, report, shoot and edit news stories. They will be "expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet, social networking sites and mobile phones, in addition to television."
Even though it says "A minimum of 1-3 years reporting experience is required," including live shot experience, the advertised pay range is $17.43 to $20.43 per hour. Again, we can't help wonder who in the world would have those qualifications AND be willing to accept what would likely be a step down in pay from another station... but it's still more money than the producer positions, so... yay?