SYRACUSE -- Nexstar-owned NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) has some prominent titles among its current list of vacancies. Among them, the ABC affiliate is seeking a new Assistant News Director, and a new weekday morning co-anchor / reporter.
The Assistant News Director opening comes with congratulations to Sabrina Betts, who has exited the newsroom to accept a new position as a communications specialist with the New York State Department of Transportation. Focusing on the multi-year Interstate 81 viaduct project, Betts will be working closely with former NewsChannel 9 colleague TeNesha Murphy, who joined NYSDOT in 2022.
Nexstar's job posting calls for someone with a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in television broadcast/production, along with experience in newsroom leadership, broadcast and digital journalism and a variety of other skills and experience. Thanks to New York State's pay transparency law, the posting indicates the job will pay between $55,000 and $85,000 per year.
No word on who else is leaving NewsChannel 9 to trigger this particular opening, but the station has posted an opening for someone who will be "the primary presenter of weekday morning news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to news consumers. The qualified candidate must excel in breaking news situations, have excellent news judgment, and win the big story."
The posting calls for a bachelor's degree or similar experience in broadcast journalism, along with previous on-air anchoring and reporting experience, and the flexibility to work any shift. The salary for this position will range between $50,000 and $75,000 per year. For the full list of qualifications and to apply, click here.
In addition to the above, Nexstar's website currently lists 10 other job openings at NewsChannel 9, the rest of which were posted about a month or more ago. The job titles include producers, reporters, photographers and back office positions in sales, engineering and IT.