Consumer Investigative Reporter
WJXT-TV is hiring a Consumer Investigative Reporter to join the I-Team. We need a problem solver who works independently and understands the power of good storytelling and reporter involvement in every story and live shot. Must excel at enterprise reporting on all content platforms and public records requests. WJXT-TV thrives on teamwork. Reporters change gears quickly because of breaking news. Reporters wear a lot of hats and help with general assignment reporting as needed. The consumer reporter is also on the solutions journalism team for Graham Media Group that investigates stories about “what is working.”
Weekend Mobile Journalist /Reporter
Details: WJXT, The Local Station in Jacksonville, FL, is looking for an experienced Reporter/MMJ to work weekends. Must be able to handle breaking nes and turn daily content quickly. Need strong, enterprise storyteller who can produce engaging live shots, stand-ups and teases. Plan to turn several stories a day---including content for web and social media.
Producer in Training
Graham Media Group of Florida is looking for a Producer-In-Training. In this role, you will work closely with the Executive Producers to develop producing skills. You will also work closely with producers in all aspects of putting together a newscast. This includes writing stories, teases, editing video, producing graphics and posting to various social media platforms. You will learn the assignment desk and be assigned other duties as needed.
Creative Services Producer
#1 rated WJXT, the Graham Media Group-owned station in Jacksonville, one of Florida’s best kept secrets, seeks a motivated, high-energy Creative Services Writer-Producer to join our award-winning team. Candidate will be responsible for bringing our brand to life through compelling writing, break through editing and strategic concepts. The qualified candidate must be able to conceive, write, edit and succeed in a fast paced, results-oriented media environment. Ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker and a self-motivator with the ability to contribute ideas and learn from those around them.
WJXT, the #1 station in the Jacksonville, Florida market, is looking for a full-time newscast director. The person filling this role will be responsible for the technical directing and switching of our live news broadcasts and other productions using Grass Valley Ignite automation. WJXT produces 10 hours of news content daily.
Human Resources Administrator
WJXT/WCWJ, the Graham Media owned – independent and CW affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for an experienced Human Resources professional to work with our talented team of media personnel and creatives. WJXT is an award winning, number 1 news station with deep roots in the Jacksonville area.
Managing Editor of Weather
Are you a Chief Meteorologist at a station where things aren’t done the way they used to be? Would you love to trade all the hassles and headaches of being a Chief to come work in a newsroom that still is concerned about helping the viewer plan their days around weather? Do you want to help a dominant number one station be the best they can be every day and continue to innovate on all digital, TV, and OTT platforms? And did we mention the job is in the great state of Florida?
Part-Time Associate Producer
WJXT/Graham Media Group, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for a part-time Associate Producer. We are looking for future producers and this is the perfect position to learn the ropes. You will produce for the web and social media. In addition, you will assist producers in all aspects of producing a newscast. Responsibilities include writing stories and teases, editing, graphics, research, and monitoring news feeds. You will be assigned other duties as needed, such as filling in on the assignment desk.
WJXT-TV is looking for a Morning Executive Producer who is aggressive, competitive, and wants to win every newscast. We are the number one station in Jacksonville, producing 10 hours of news Monday – Friday, 5.5 hours of news on Saturday, and 3.5 hours of news on Sunday. We need someone who can showcase stories, has good story ideas, knows how to leverage web and social media to help drive ratings, and gets the importance of engaging storytelling, standups and live shots. You will also help manage anchors, producers, reporters, photographers and editors. In addition, you will be involved in daily planning and sweeps projects.
Morning Assignment Editor/Backup Traffic Anchor/Mobile Media Journalist
WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for a Monday–Friday morning assignment editor who will also have a backup role covering traffic reports on-air. The morning AE helps with web and social media content and works with executive producers on content and projects. When The Morning Show is over, you are assigned general assignment reporting duties as needed. Must be able to generate story ideas, set up interviews, shoot and edit. We need someone with strong organizational/planning skills and a strong on-air presence. Must be a leader who is a critical thinker, thrives in a fast-paced competitive environment, can solve problems and understands the importance of teamwork.
Audience Development Director
News4Jax.com is looking for an Audience Development Director with strong digital marketing skills and entrepreneurial mindset to join our management team. This position will coordinate, supervise and maintain our News4Jax membership program and assist in developing initiatives designed to increase and grow highly engaged users (HEUs). We want someone who understands what it takes to create highly successful and impactful digital messaging statements across all platforms and optimize them for our brand. The ideal candidate oversees projects from start to finish and must be able to work both independently and with a team. This is a leadership position in the newsroom. You will be part of the on-call rotation and report to the News Director.
News4JAX Senior Editor
WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida has an opening for a highly motivated and creative news video editor. News4JAX needs a strong leader who thrives in a fast-paced competitive environment. You must be a problem solver who understands the importance of communication and teamwork. Our ideal candidate has an excellent eye for video and is passionate about storytelling with great pictures and sound.
WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, FL is looking for a Digital Director to oversee News4Jax.com, the market’s number one website and most trusted source for local news. In this leadership position, you will also supervise the web/social media teams. The Digital Director reports to the News Director.
Managing Editor of The Morning Show
Graham Media Group in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for a News Planner/Producer to help develop and produce enterprise segments, set up interviews, plan content, build a diverse list of contacts, and produce newscasts when needed.Experience:You will also contribute daily to the web and social media platforms. Excellent news judgment, storytelling, and research skills required. We are looking for a self-starter with good time management skills. You will also lead planning meetings. This full-time position includes working weekends and holidays as needed. Must be available when breaking news happens and be willingly to work flexible hours. There will be other duties assigned based on the needs of the newsroom.Requirements:Qualifications: Minimum two years of experience in a TV newsroom. College degree in journalism or communications preferred
News Weekend Anchor/Reporter
WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for a Weekend Anchor/Reporter to help lead a strong newsroom in a fast-paced competitive environment. You will be responsible for anchoring weekend morning newscasts and general assignment reporting. Journalists at WJXT-TV contribute daily to the station’s website and social media platforms. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WJXT/WCWJ will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checksAdContact:No phone calls.
List: Positively Jax March Gladness MOSH ticket winners
As part of our Positively Jax March Gladness bracket challenge, we promised the first 50 users to complete their brackets would win complimentary family passes to the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History. Below is a list of the winners:Aaliyah MackAlma BrumleyJerry FeketeDiana DanaMichael MurdonoRobin RocchioJune HutchinsonRobin MurdonoTaily PerezMichele DavisJim ParsonsCody ParsonsRebecca RamscarTom PrinceDiane SingerAngela TekinColleen RocchioKim PigottJulie PierceLinda McLelandJane DanielJayne EarleKristen LeeLara ReissChad LeeWende GrantKristy TetensCody ElySebastian CastelliKaren HardinPaula HarrisDonna GrahamAndrea ChandlerEileen SmythStephanie FearEdna OteroErika CostleyShaundolin AllenTrina CurryDenise WinterPhyllis BriggsTchviece StuckeyAngela GilboyLisa DuncanSean WalkerMelissa RosarioBrenda HudsonJason BagnallEvans SevieuxCarolyn Jacobs
Details:WJXT, The Local Station in Jacksonville, FL, is looking for an experienced Reporter/MMJ to work weekends. Must be able to handle breaking news and turn daily content quickly. Plan to turn several stories a day--- including content for web and social media. Requirements:Must be flexible with work schedule which includes working different shifts including nights, holidays and on-call as needed. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WJXT/WCWJ will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
March Gladness: Vote for your favorite Positively Jax story
Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of sharing some truly inspiring stories through Positively Jax, which highlights the people who make a difference in our community. Introducing March Gladness: an interactive bracket challenge we put together to find out which Positively Jax story mattered most to you. POSITIVELY JAX: Join the movement on PositivelyJax.comOnly two stories remain as we enter the championship round of this Positively Jax bracket challenge: a 10-year-old boy who channeled his love of sewing into a good cause and a wildly successful book drive for a local elementary school. (⬇️ To learn more about the featured stories, scroll down past the bracket)Vote in our ‘March Gladness’ bracket (Don’t see it? Click here)Learn more about these storiesShare your Random Jax of KindnessHave you done or witnessed a good deed lately?
Web/Social Media/News Associate Producer F/T
WJXT/Graham Media Group, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for a full-time Associate Producer. Details: We are looking for future producers and this is the perfect position to learn the ropes. We are only interested in candidates who want to become a future newscast producer. Additional Information: Graham Media Group (GMG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen.
WCWJ Account Executive
Details: Graham Media Group, Jacksonville (WJXT, WCWJ, Bounce-TV and OMNE Digital Solutions) is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and results-oriented account executive to join our team. This person should possess outstanding sales experience, honed customer service skill and a passion for technology, new systems and innovative business solutions in a variety of settings and inceptions. We value executives who are passionate about growing our existing accounts while proactively pursuing new accounts. The ideal fit will be innovative enough to suggest tailored solutions to common account problems. Dedication to growing the business and facilitation smooth connections between our clients and internal stakeholders is a must.
CW17 signed on 55 years ago as WJKS
Channel 17 signed on February 19, 1966, as WJKS, Jacksonville’s first full-time ABC affiliate. It confidently declared it was ready to “create our own shock wave of interest,” serving a market that had been without a full-time ABC station long enough. In 1980, Channel 17 picked up NBC, then in 1982, Media General purchased the station from Ziff Davis. During this period, Media General invested in the station as never before and NewsWatch improved to a solid No. Allbritton had recently purchased a station in Brunswick, and would later purchase a license and build another Jacksonville station from the ground up.
Assistant Director of Broadcast Technology
The Assistant Director of Broadcast Technology will be a leadership position in the Engineering department, under the Director of Broadcast Technology, who will assist in the decision-making and implementation of department goals and initiatives, and who will directly manage a diverse staff of IT and engineering specialists and technicians. The overall responsibilities will include management of IT operations, broadcast maintenance and broadcast operations, and assisting in strategic planning within the Engineering department. AdRESPONSIBILITIESThis position reports to the Director of Broadcast Technology to assist in coordination and implementation of strategic technology and operations initiatives for both broadcast television and digital platforms. The Assistant Director of Broadcast Technology will supervise and manage the IT and engineering technical teams within the Engineering department and assist with all aspects of the broadcast station and its multi-platform content distribution. The Assistant Director of Broadcast Technology assists with preparing the fiscal operating budget for the department, including capital budget.
Details:WJXT, The Local Station in Jacksonville, FL, is looking for an experienced and self-driven Investigative Reporter with a passion for public records, data, and exposing wrongdoing. We want a high-energy professional who will contribute investigative content on a big local or national story daily while also working on in-depth long-form storytelling. You will work with an investigative producer and photographer to help visualize your story to have maximum impact on-air and online. Requirements:Prior investigative experience needed. Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.
News4Jax studio manager celebrates 50 years with Channel 4!
The year Freddie Rhodes started at Channel 4, a gallon of gas cost 40 cents, the microprocessor was first invented and Disney World opened in Orlando. A 53-year broadcast radio veteran, Freddie -- who is legendary for his baritone voice and size 17 shoes -- clearly has no problems committing. News4Jax celebrated with Freddie five years ago for his 45th anniversary, so we knew we had to come back even bigger this year. It’s your old friend, George.”Mayor Lenny Curry even recognized Freddie’s long term of exceptional service with News4Jax and declared Jan. 15, 2021, as Freddie Rhodes Day in Jacksonville! “I want to take this time to congratulate my man, Freddie Rhodes, you know you’re one of my favorites.
Director of Broadcast Technology
Graham Media Group stations WJXT and WCWJ, in Jacksonville, FL is seeking a technically sophisticated manager with a history of innovative design, leadership, construction and implementation of industry leading Broadcast and IT Technologies and practices to serve as Director of Broadcast Technology. The Director of Broadcast Technology will be an active hands-on manager of a staff of diverse Broadcast Engineers and IT Professionals. The overall responsibilities will include advance IT operations, new digital technology, broadcast maintenance, broadcast operations, and assisting in strategic planning of the station’s Broadcast Engineering & Operations, IT and Digital groups. The Director of Technology will supervise and manage all aspects of the Broadcast station and its multi-platform content distribution. The Director of Technology supervises a team of Broadcast Engineers and IT professionals, ensuring that the department effectively and proactively services the stations’ news, local programming, and digital operations.
Multi-Platform Producer P/T
WJXT, Graham Media Group, located in Jacksonville is looking for a Part Time Newscast Editor who is proficient in non-linear editing systems including EDIUS. You will help edit newscast stories, reporter packages, web video and other projects as needed. Requirements:We will train you on how to take in satellite/microwave feeds and how to post video to the web and other social media platforms. You will also be trained to write stories for newscasts, the web and social media. Additional Information:Graham Media Group (GMG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for an aggressive photojournalist to join the award winning News4JAX team. You must be a problem solver who understands the importance of storytelling and teamwork. Looking for an innovative storyteller who understands and can help execute digital coverage on all platforms. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WJXT/WCWJ will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.
Web/Social Media/News Associate Producer P/T
WJXT/Graham Media Group, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for a part-time Associate Producer. Details: We are looking for future producers and this is the perfect position to learn the ropes. We are only interested in candidates who want to become a future newscast producer. Additional Information: Graham Media Group (GMG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen.
What questions do you have ahead of November's election?
What questions do you have ahead of November's election? Published: September 29, 2020, 7:44 pmAt News4Jax, we want to make sure you're informed about voting and the issues before casting your ballot. Submit your questions in the Vote 2020 section of News4Jax.com.
Digital Sales Manager
Graham Media Group is searching for a Digital Sales Manager (DSM) who will reinvent our business by being big, bold and thinking outside the traditional way of doing business. The DSM will support the digital sales plan and develop strong partnerships with sales leadership and provide input regarding market conditions, competition, and effectiveness of the digital sales plan. Establish and lead consistent, ongoing, productive communication relating to interactive sales and operations among station AEs and sales management. Provide on-site interactive sales training, perform and assist on sales calls when warranted and establish ongoing interactive sales consulting. QUALIFICATIONS:Candidate should have extensive experience in digital sales, product knowledge, and local market analytics, preferably TV sales and management.
Image Awards 2021 might look different but show will go on
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Image Awards, a one-of-a-kind community recognition program to recognize outstanding achievements in the African American community will return for 2021, although the show might look different. CW17 will partner with the Cochran Firm for the second year in a row to host the February awards show, which is modeled after the official Trumpet Awards and hosted by News4Jax anchors Tarik Minor and Melanie Lawson. I could not be prouder to announce the second annual Jacksonville Image Awards program. Due to the pandemic, the Image Awards could be held virtually in 2021. Like the Trumpet Awards, the Jacksonville Image Awards were created to herald the accomplishments of black humanitarians who have succeeded against immense odds.
News4Jax is viewers No. 1 choice
News4JAX at 5 a.m. is #1 in the time period with 7,000 A25-54 viewers. At 5:30 am, News4JAX won with 10,000 A25-54 viewers, more than double the nearest competitor. News4JAX at 4 p.m. had 8,000 A25-54 viewers beating Action News Jax at 4 p.m., Dr. Phil, Judge Judy and Ellen. News4JAX at 5 p.m. is most-watched in the time period with 13,000 A25-54 viewers. News4JAX at 6 p.m. anchored by Mary Baer, Tom Wills and John Gaughan is #1 with 17,000 A25-54 viewers and a 12 share.
WJXT suite of apps deliver local news, weather, sports
1 local source for news, weather, sports and local events on desktops and mobile devices, but the digital team at WJXT also has a suite of apps for your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. Search WJXT in the app store or download now: iPhone | AndroidWeather, hurricanes and your photos/videoDownload our user-friendly Weather Authority app from WJXT to your smartphone and never be without the latest weather information. Our main weather app has everything you need to prepare for and track Jacksonville weather, get severe weather alerts, detailed local forecasts and interactive radar automatically centered where you are. Share photos or video with our weather team with SnapJax, a photo-sharing site within our weather app. All the latest news, weather, sports and traffic information on our responsive website designed to display on any size screen.
Jacksonville viewers start new year choosing The Local Station, CW17, News4Jax
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The new year kicked off with The Local Station as the most-watched local news and more than 13 million pageviews on News4Jax.com. Morning news leads the way with 13,132 households (HH) watching News4JAX at 4:30 a.m. for a 10 share. News4JAX at 4 p.m. beat Ellen, Dr. Phil and Judge Judy for the #1 spot with 22,846 HHs watching. In evening news, News4JAX at 5 p.m. is the most-watched local news in the time period with 36,7119 HHs. 1 at 10 p.m. and had 32,455 HHs watching and at 10:30 p.m. 25,760 HHs tuned in.
Rescan to keep watching free, over-the-air TV
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – If you’re still watching Channel 4, 17 and other local television the old-fashioned way -- using an antenna -- you’re not alone. In the 15-county Jacksonville TV market, nearly 24% of viewers watch local programming using an antenna -- and that percentage is growing. Select the channel scan option, channel tuning option or auto search, depending on the option offered by your TV manufacturer. AdThen you’ll be all set to watch your favorite local channels and you might discover a few new ones as well. If you rescan and your TV is still missing Channel 4, Channel 17 or both, try adjusting your antenna and try one more time.
Online public inspection file
To access the online public inspection files: WJXT-TV | WCWJ-TVPersons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact the station using the following phone number, or by sending an email using the address below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888‐225‐5322, 888‐835‐5322 (TTY), or email@example.com. Contact specifically about WJXT/WCWJ’s business operations (not general questions or requests for help):Denise Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-393-9801.
WJXT, the Graham Media Group-owned station in Jacksonville is searching for a SALES COORDINATOR who will be responsible for the processing of sales orders and assisting the sales managers as needed. The successful candidate will input and maintain orders, provide avails information, solve billing discrepancies, and help Account Executives and Sales Managers with a variety of tasks. Two years' experience in a television station's traffic department or traffic role preferred. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WJXT/WCWJ will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.
The Graham Media Group-owned station in Jacksonville, one of Floridas best kept secrets, seeks a motivated, high-energy Production Producer to join our award-winning team on CW17. The qualified candidate must be able to conceive, write, shoot, edit and succeed in a fast paced, results-oriented media environment. Ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker and a self-motivator with the ability to contribute ideas and learn from those around them. Solid understanding of preproduction, production and post production processes. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to maneuver between on location shoots and WJXT/WCWJ studios, handle a time-sensitive work environment and be able to carry or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Bob Ellis, Vice President and General Manager
Bob Ellis is the vice president and general manager of WJXT and WCWJ, the Graham Media Group Inc. duopoly in Jacksonville, Florida. Under Ellis’ leadership, WJXT has widened the gap as the most-watched television station in Jacksonville. In 2014 news4jax.com earned the national Edward R. Murrow award as the best local television website in the United States. Ellis has led WJXT in launching several innovative projects to emphasize its popular station brand, The Local Station. Before joining WJXT, Ellis had been news director of WDIV, the Graham Media Group Inc. station in Detroit.
WJXT-TV, the Graham Media Group owned station in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for a full time Accountant to maintain accounting records and prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial statements and reports. The successful candidate will assist in preparation of capital and operating forecasts and budgets, prepare accounting, programming and audit schedules, and monitor and administer operating expenses. Additional Information:Graham Media Group (GMG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, GMG will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen.
WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for a Producer-In-Training to work in a fast-paced competitive newsroom. In this role, you will work closely with managers and producers to learn how to produce newscasts. You will assist producers in all aspects of producing a newscast. We are only interested in candidates who want to become future newscast producers. It is our hope that you will excel and become a newscast producer at WJXT-TV.
Channel 4 celebrates 70th anniversary of broadcasting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Sept. 15, 1949, Channel 4 signed on as WMBR as the first television station in Jacksonville and the second in the entire state of Florida. In 1952, anchor Bill Grove was hired to host a daily news broadcast and help invent local television news. That transition required some innovation and wasn't always easy, but it truly made us The Local Station. In January 2017, our parent company bought WCWJ-17 and we program the two Jacksonville stations to complement each other. Many of us, including those mentioned already, spent most of our careers in this Jacksonville and at this television station.
Morning Assignment Editor/Backup Traffic Reporter
Details:WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, is looking for a Morning Assignment Editor. This position requires someone with strong communication, computer, web, social media, and reporting skills.. In addition, you will serve as back-up traffic reporter on The Morning Show. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WJXT/WCWJ will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.
AP Florida awards News4Jax 7 first-place, 5 honorable mention trophies
ORLANDO, Fla. – News4Jax was honored Saturday night with seven first-place awards at the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters gala in Orlando. The Morning Show won both best morning newscast (for Hurricane Michael) and the category's runner-up award (for the broadcast the morning after the Parkland school shooting). News4Jax.com won best website. Our sister station in Orlando, WKMG, won the most awards of any broadcast station in the large market category. The day began with a seminar for college students and the awarding of AP's college broadcast journalism awards.
New podcast chronicles disappearance of HaLeigh Cummings
Ten years after the disappearance of 5-year-old HaLeigh Cummings, News4Jax is launching a new podcast Monday that chronicles the decade-long cold case. TRAILER: Into Thin Air: What happened to HaLeigh Cummings? JENNIFER WAUGH'S I-TEAM REPORTS: Into Thin Air special section"Ten years ago, this story captivated North Florida as details emerged after HaLeigh's disappearance," said WJXT VP and General Manager Bob Ellis. News4Jax is hoping that renewed attention on HaLeigh's disappearance will breathe new life into this case. To learn more, visit the podcast's website or subscribe by clicking on one of the following links:Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher
GMG president, CEO Emily Barr receives 2018 Golden Mike Award
NEW YORK – Graham Media Group president and chief executive officer Emily Barr has received the Broadcasters Foundation of America's 2018 Golden Mike Award. Barr was presented with the award at a gala event Monday night in New York City. "This year, the Broadcasters Foundation rose to the challenge of helping so many of our colleagues who were impacted by hurricanes, floods and wildfires. Full Screen 1 / 6 Dan Mason (Chairman, Broadcasters Foundation of America), Emily Barr, Deborah Norville (Anchor, Inside Edition), Jim Thompson (President, Broadcasters Foundation of America)Barr has sat at the helm of the broadcast TV division of Graham Holdings since 2012. Organizers said previous Golden Mike Award recipients include former Post-Newsweek Stations president and CEO Alan Frank, Bob Pittman, Gordon Smith, David Barrett and Jeff Smulyan.
WJXT through the years
Young singer, Virginia Atter, along with future sportscaster Dick Stratton was hired to do commercials and host talk shows on Jacksonville television. Chief Meteorologist George Winterling was the first to accurately predict the path of Hurricane Dora in 1962 and the first snowy Christmas in 1989. After 19 years together, Deborah Gianoulis, Tom Willis, Sam Kouvaris and George Winterling were the longest running news team in the nation.. In 2017, the WJXT still has the top rated newscasts in Jacksonville, and often has the most viewers in other dayparts, as well. While many people have made their careers at this television station, some WJXT alumni have gone on to big jobs at the networks, such as 60 minutes' Steve Kroft, CBS veterans Randall Pinkston and Bruce Hall and ABC's Karla Davis.
Kim Parker, Business Manager
Kim Parker is the business manager for WJXT-TV/Graham Media Group Florida Inc. She has held this position since 2007 and is responsible for all aspects of the station’s finance, human resource and business operations. Parker started her broadcast career in 1995 at Enterprise System Group Inc. out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She began as implementation specialist working with finance departments at local TV, radio and cable companies during the software conversion process. In 2003 Parker began working with Marketron and assisted the company during its migration to the television industry with installation of their software at the Telemundo stations. Parker later transitioned to the station side of the business in 2004 and began working at Media General as the regional controller in the Jacksonville market before joining WJXT-TV.
Sam Foley, General Sales Manager
Sam Foley started in the broadcast business as an assistant with Blair Television in New York City after graduating from Washington & Lee University. He worked for both TeleRep and Blair in Atlanta from 1988-1994. He moved to Jacksonville in 1994 as National Sales Manager with WTLV in 1994 and was with Gannet/Tegna in a variety of sales management roles through August of 2015. Married to Diane with 2 boys (20 and 17) he lives at the beach, enjoys golf, photography and SCUBA diving
Tracy Gaffney, EP for Sales, Station Projects
Tracy started at WJXT in 1982 as a public affairs producer and host, then director of community services. She now combines community services duties with station events. She coordinates Channel 4 events in the community, hosts station tours for school groups and assist WJXT”s sales team with production needs for on-air elements related to sponsorships.
Nancy Tillman, Manager of News, Studio Operations
Nancy Tillman is the director of news and studio operations at WJXT in Jacksonville. During her early years at WJXT, she not only honed her design skills, but gained greater experience in strategic planning and personnel management, leading to her promotion to Manager of Design and Production in 2000. She scheduled director training, news production rehearsals, and automation launch of different news day-parts while assuring that the station's broadcast operations remained seamless. Tillman began her career in broadcasting in 1982 as a staff artist at CNN Headline News in Atlanta. A native of Atlanta, Tillman is a graduate of Auburn University and holds a BFA in Graphic Design.
New ConnecTV app allows viewers to connect with favorite programs, each other like never before
ConnecTV's social platform lets users instantly see what their friends are watching and share their favorite TV moments with a single touch. The ConnecTV social TV platform is available beginning today in "Public Beta" in Apple's iPad App Store or directly from any browser at www.connectv.com. ConnecTV automatically connects television viewers while they watch their favorite programs and synchronizes engaging second screen content, including latest news, celebrity information, trivia, polls and play-by-play sports stats. ConnecTV also makes it easy to share viewers' favorite TV moments using Facebook, Twitter and email. Scripps Co., Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television Inc., Media General Inc., Meredith Corp., Post-Newsweek Stations Inc. and Raycom Media.