Fort Myers Broadcasting is a family-owned local news organization covering all of Southwest Florida. Our newsroom is bustling 24/7 as we follow what’s happening in the community. WINK News is the market’s news leader, broadcasting more than 65 hours of local news every week with its diverse news team.  

In addition, we publish breaking and engaging news that matters to our community on multiple digital platforms, and we’re the market’s #1 local news source on social media. 

The WINK News team is made up of journalists that are Fort Myers natives, and from every corner of the nation. It’s a great place to make a difference with quality journalism. 

FMBC offers a superior training program for people entering the news business. WINK is a dynamic and always busy environment. 

Current Openings:

WINK TV NEWS

The News Editor at WINK News integrates visual content and audio material to create compelling stories for 24/7 news network Newsy. This person is responsible for editing projects for multiple news programs. The news editor works with producers and reporters to edit stories and content ensuring a high quality product.

  • Maintain video archive filing system
  • Gathers story related materials (sound and video) on a timely basis
  • Collaborates with field teams and affiliates on breaking stories, sharing of information 

Must Have:

  • Passion for the job with a strong news judgement
  • Journalism degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in non-linear, editing, using Adobe Premiere or Edius
  • Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to the Web site
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Able to work under pressure and meet multiple daily deadlines

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

WINK News-Southwest Florida’s news leader has an immediate opening for a news producer. We are looking for a talented producer who can take our newscast to the next level. Must have solid writing skills, sound news judgement, strong organizational abilities and capable of working with others in a fast-paced newsroom.

MUST HAVE:

  • Passion for the job with a strong news judgement.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related experience.
  • 2 years of experience in a television news room; writer or producer preferred.
  • A local news junkie mentality: knowing news of the day; having vision and ability to advance the big story.
  • Above all, you love to write … a word smith, grammar guru, courageous and creative storyteller.

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Southwest Florida`s news leader has an opening for a news photojournalist. We are looking for a person who believes in solid journalism, must have high production values and tell a story with strong video following NPPA standards.

Capture and edit visual television news content for multiple platforms. Photographers also operate various news gathering equipment, including but not limited to microwave live truck, video camera, and video editing equipment.

Photographers work in tandem with newsroom personnel to create and develop news stories.

MUST HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Must demonstrate superior photography and editing skills and be capable of working well with others.
  • Nonlinear editing experience a must and live truck/LiveU experience is necessary, but will teach if necessary.
  • Two years of television news photography is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency with lighting and computer based editing.
  • Demonstrated creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and knowledge of libel laws
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station’s web sites
  • Able to work efficiently under multiple deadlines on a daily basis
  • Must be able to work night and day shifts

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to carry and set up ENG equipment often weighing 50lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required. 

Submit resume and cover letter to Rich Garcia at: [email protected]

This position is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms. Video Journalists report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadlines, such as Internet and digital channels.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receive assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories. Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment
  • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing newscasts.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multimedia stories. 

MUST HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience preferred
  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to carry and set up ENG equipment often weighing 50lbs.
  • Must be able to drive news vehicle to news story location, and to edit footage in confined areas/space.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

Submit resume and cover letter to Rich Garcia at: [email protected]

WINK News-Southwest Florida’s news leader has an immediate opening for an Assignment Manager responsible for managing the assignment editor staff and newsroom assignments. The right candidate will coordinate news coverage, dispatch crews, and run the day to day operations of the newsroom.  The Manager works with staff to coordinate logistics, monitor news wires and scanners and ensure that reporters are in the right place at the right time. Candidates must have solid management skills, strong organizational abilities and excel in supervising others in a fast-paced newsroom. The applicant will work weekdays.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan news coverage as directed by events and news director
  • Lead Assignment Editors in a 24-hour news station
  • Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement
  • Oversee editor calls to news sources to gain appropriate and actionable information
  • Train and assist staff in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas

MUST HAVE:

  • 4 years of television newsroom experience as an assignment editor or manager required. College degree a plus.
  • Solid understanding of news gathering technology including ENPS, and online research
  • Proven organizational and communication abilities
  • Well versed in the principles of responsible journalism
  • Ability to write effectively

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

This position is responsible for researching, writing, and editing investigative reports for multiple platforms. Gather facts, interview sources, write, produce and present news stories in a clear, concise and easy to understand way. Must be able to develop sources and break stories. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Receive assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing newscast.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multimedia stories.
  • Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration. 

MUST HAVE:

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience along with at least two years reporting experience required.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong news judgment, organizational skills, computer proficiency, keen sense of logistics, a clear and concise speaking voice, and the ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Must be able to report live under breaking news conditions.
  • Excellent editorial judgment and mastery of journalistic ethics and libel law.
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience.
  • Periodically required to drive company vehicle to cover various assignments.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.

Submit resume and cover letter to Rich Garcia at: [email protected]

WINK News looking for someone to cover medical issues through breaking news and enterprise reporting in the local and national arena. This person must have previously reported on health and related topics for a news organization like a newspaper, a TV station or a mainstream news website. The Health Reporter will be skilled at utilizing data, social media and other tools to help identify stories others may miss. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Gather and verify factual information regarding health stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing newscast.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multimedia stories.
  • Appears on news programs when conducting taped interview or narration. 

MUST HAVE:

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience along with at least two years experience in health reporting.
  • Strong news judgment, organizational skills, computer proficiency, keen sense of logistics, a clear and concise speaking voice, and the ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Excellent editorial judgment and mastery of journalistic ethics and libel law.
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience.
  • Periodically required to drive company vehicle to cover various assignments.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Submit resume and cover letter to Rich Garcia at: [email protected]

This position is responsible for writing and presenting a daily business segment on TV and radio. This position also is responsible for researching, writing and editing business news for a long form print magazine. Must be able to easily explain complicated subjects.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Receive assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interviews, observation and research.
  • Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Meet all daily and monthly deadlines.

 MUST HAVE:

  • Four-year college degree with eight years reporting or writing experience in print.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong news judgment, organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Some on-air experience in TV or Radio.
  • Excellent editorial judgment and mastery of journalistic ethics and libel law.
  • Strong AP Style writing skills.
  • Periodically required to drive company vehicle to cover various assignments.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

If this sounds like you, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject “Business Journalist”.

Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community.

WINK TV PRODUCTION

WINK News-Southwest Florida’s news leader has an immediate opening for a News Production Director to work with our Production team. This position is responsible for coordinating the overall look and presentation of a fast-paced newscast.

MUST HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or related field preferred.
  • Applicants must have prior experience working with Kahuna switcher and VIZRT graphics.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with producers and production crew to facilitate all production elements.
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Send resume to Tim Briggs at [email protected]

Fort Myers Broadcasting Co. seeks a full time master control operator responsible for the operation of all systems within a multi station master control. This position administers automation for seven television stations, program recordings and assists with news production.

Responsibilities include:

  • Operation of station broadcast automation systems
  • Edits of on-air playlist,
  • Setup and record satellite and other electronic delivery feeds
  • Ingest and prepare video content onto servers
  • Live on-air switching and quality control of all programming and transmission systems

MUST HAVE:

  • Must be able to understand and adhere to basic FCC rules.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts including overnights, weekends and holidays.
  • Successful candidate must possess good communication/people skills in a very friendly environment.
  • Previous master control experience desired.

Send resume to Tim Briggs at [email protected]

WINK News-Southwest Florida’s news leader full-time Production Assistant to work behind the scenes during our local newscasts.

Responsibilities include operating studio camera, audio, character generator, video switcher and assisting with promotional production. 

Previous production experience helpful but not a requirement.

  • Must be detail oriented, flexible, dependable.
  • Must possess a willingness to learn and be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Non-linear editing experience preferred.
  • Final Cut Pro experience a plus.
  • Live newscast production a plus.
  • Working knowledge of television station production operation equipment.
  • Working knowledge of studio cameras, teleprompters and lighting. 

Send resume to Tim Briggs at [email protected]

WINK News-Southwest Florida’s news leader has an immediate opening for a Production Assistant. We are looking for part-time Production Assistants to work with our TV production team operating camera, character generator, video switcher and audio during local newscasts and assisting with commercial/promotional production. This is an entry level position.

  • Must be detail oriented, flexible, dependable.
  • Must possess a willingness to learn and be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Non-linear editing experience preferred.
  • Final Cut Pro experience a plus.
  • Live newscast production a plus.
  • Working knowledge of television station production operation equipment.
  • Working knowledge of studio cameras, teleprompters and lighting. 

Send resume to Tim Briggs at [email protected]

SUN BROADCASTING RADIO

FMBC Promotions Assistants work with the Promotions department to create brand awareness for our multitude of Radio/TV/Print companies.

Responsibilities include driving station vehicles, facilitating on-site promotions (executing on-site giveaways, setting up promotional equipment, etc.), cultivating a relationship with potential listeners, meeting the needs and expectations of clients and managing promotional inventory during events.

Potential candidates will be expected to work flexible hours that include nights, weekends, and occasional early mornings.

MUST HAVE:

  • Excellent communication skills and outgoing personality
  • Proficient at multi-tasking and have an ability to troubleshoot problems at a moment’s notice.
  • This position requires a fair amount of manual labor so potential candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and be on their feet for extended periods of time.
  • The position requires an intermediate knowledge of technology/social media platforms to post pictures from our station events on our company social media pages
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY

The Sales Assistant is responsible for supporting the sales department in day-to-day activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Contacts clients as needed regarding ad materials, pricing, billing or special upsell opportunities.
  • Data entry: Sales Orders
  • Assists in collecting and composing ad copy, maintaining account base and ensuring high customer service.
  • Works closely with order entry, traffic and layout as needed to ensure clients advertising schedules are met.
  • Calculate and have the ability to communicate rate packages to client and prospects.
  • Assists Sales manager on all special project details including but not limited to production schedule, rate authorization and communication.
  • Facilitate & process sales presentations.
  • Generate sales reports.
  • Identify and correct any billing errors or issues prior to end of month.
  • Correctly input client billing adjustments within the same month as dispute identified.
  • Attend sales training and planning meetings.
  • Research problems that develop with accounts and troubleshoot the issue developing a satisfactory conclusion for the property and the customer needs.
  • Handles the daily general clerical functions such as filing, answering phones, creating correspondence and calculating rates to quote to customers when they call.
  • Arranges and distributes various advertising materials and sales reports to the proper areas in a timely manner.
  • Provide exemplary customer assistance.
  • Adheres to company policy and assigned standards of performance.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Requirements:

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 1+ years’ experience in administrative or sales support or a related field
  • Prior internship experience in sales and/or media industry a plus

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong customer service skills
  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret sales demographics information and creative layouts
  • Must have the ability to generate reports, business correspondence, and presentations
  • Strong communication skills and the capability to effectively respond to questions from managers, colleagues and customers
  • Must have the ability to calculate figures related to the advertising rate packages
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Must have the ability to learn new software programs such as ad order entry and customer relations management software
  • Must have good organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Communicate and work as a team player both internally and externally

Send resume to Janine Mohl at [email protected]

Ft Myers Broadcasting Company has an immediate opening for a Broadcast Traffic Assistant for its Radio and TV properties.

Responsibilities include all aspects of traffic: Log preparation and reconciliation; maintaining media and entering copy instructions; entering programming formats.

MUST HAVE:

  • Experience with Wide Orbit Traffic software is an asset, but not required.
  • Individual should have excellent organizational, communications and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to meet deadlines with great attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently and enjoy working in a team environment.

Submit Resume and cover letter to Donna Ullio at: [email protected]

Marketing Consultants work in a team environment helping our local community business owners grow their customer base.

We are looking for an experienced bilingual sales person for our Spanish TV and radio properties in SWFL. This position is commission-based. Your pay is based on what you sell and collect.

MUST HAVE:

  • Minimum of 2 years of outside sales experience in broadcast media sales preferred.
  • Strong self-motivation
  • Thrives in fast-paced environments.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and presentation skills are a must.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and accomplish goals in a timely manner.

If you’re looking for a fulfilling and fun career in advertising sales with opportunity for growth, where you can help other companies grow their business; we look forward to hearing from you!

Submit resume and cover letter to Vanessa Cardona at: [email protected]

Fort Myers Broadcasting Company seeks an Account Executive to join our team. We are seeking a motivated, versatile account executive to grow the business, build client relationships and effectively manage accounts.  

If you’re looking for a fulfilling and fun career in advertising sales with opportunity for growth, where you can help other companies grow their business; we look forward to hearing from you!

Responsibilities include:

  • Creatively grow client base for given territory
  • Create compelling proposals and presentations to prospective and current clients
  • Communicate ideas and solutions to decision makers
  • Collaborate with clients and colleagues to create effective campaigns
  • Accurately update sales tracking system with client information
  • Travel locally to client sites in Southwest Florida

MUST HAVE:

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience along with at least two years’ sales experience
  • Ability to effectively close deals and meet or exceed sales goals
  • Capacity to manage a high volume of work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • CRM experience is a plus
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

If this sounds like you, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject “Account Executive.” Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community.

FORT MYERS BROADCASTING ESTA BUSCANDO PROFESIONALES DE VENTA BILINGUES PARA NUESTRAS ESTACIONES DE RADIO Y Televisión HISPANAS. SI ERES UN PROFESIONAL DE VENTAS BILINGUE, VIVES EN EL AREA DE NAPLES, TIENES PASION, CREATIVIDAD Y QUIERES SER EL MEJOR, QUEREMOS HABLAR CONTIGO.

DEBES TENER ETICA DE TRABAJO FIRME, DESTREZAS DE MERCADEO SOLIDAS Y TENER LICENCIA VALIDA DE FLORIDA CON UN RECORD DE MANEJO LIMPIO. DEBES TENER EXPERIENCIA EN VENTAS. TENER EXPERIENCIA EN MEDIOS DE COMUNICACION ES PREFERIBLE PERO NO UN REQUISITO.

SI ESTO SE PARECE A TI, ENVIA UN RESUME A [email protected]

FORT MYERS BROADCASTING ES UN LUGAR DE TRABAJO LIBRE DE DROGAS Y UN PATRONO CON IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDADES.

GULFSHORE LIFE MEDIA

Gulfshore Life seeks an Account Executive to join the team as we continue to elevate and evolve our iconic brand. We are seeking a motivated, versatile account executive to grow the business, build client relationships and effectively manage accounts.  

Who We Are: Gulfshore Life Media is the print leader in Southwest Florida.  Established in 1970, Gulfshore Life is a luxury lifestyle publication that covers the people, places and culture of Southwest Florida (Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties). We produce 12 issues a year, in addition to several special edition publications.  Take a look at some of our recent issues to get a feel for our brand: https://www.gulfshorelife.com/issues-archive/

Responsibilities include:

  • Creatively grow client base for given territory
  • Create compelling proposals and presentations to prospective and current clients
  • Communicate ideas and solutions to decision makers
  • Collaborate with clients and colleagues to create effective campaigns
  • Accurately update sales tracking system with client information
  • Travel locally to client sites in Southwest Florida

MUST HAVE:

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience along with at least two years’ sales experience
  • Ability to effectively close deals and meet or exceed sales goals
  • Capacity to manage a high volume of work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • CRM experience is a plus
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

If this sounds like you, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject “Account Executive.” This is a full-time position based in our office in Bonita Springs, Florida. Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community.

This position is responsible for researching, writing and editing business news for a long form print magazine. This position will also write and present a daily business segment on TV and radio. Must be able to easily explain complicated subjects.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Receive assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interviews, observation and research.
  • Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Meet all daily and monthly deadlines.

 MUST HAVE:

  • Four-year college degree with eight years reporting or writing experience in print.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong news judgment, organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Some on-air experience in TV or Radio.
  • Excellent editorial judgment and mastery of journalistic ethics and libel law.
  • Strong AP Style writing skills.
  • Periodically required to drive company vehicle to cover various assignments.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

If this sounds like you, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject “Business Journalist”.

Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community.

WINK is also an EEO employer, who actively seeks to diversify its workforce. This EEO Public File Report is filed in Station WINK-TV, WINK-FM, WJUA-AM and WTLQ-FM’s public inspection file pursuant to Section 73.2080©(6) of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) rules.

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Fort Myers Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are a drug-free and smoke-free environment.