Careers

Interested in joining the ESPN Ithaca team? Please complete the details below.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Play-by-Play, Reporter, Writer
Vizella Media is seeking a talented broadcaster and sports journalist for ESPN Ithaca – WPIE and Tompkins Weekly.

Major Responsibilities of this Position:
* Lead play-by-play for over 50 Section IV high school sports broadcasts, including football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, baseball, softball and lacrosse
* Sports writer for our newspaper, Tompkins Weekly, printed version and TompkinsWeekly.com
* Host of Gameday, Saturday mornings at 10 – a football focused talk show with an emphasis on the local college, high school and regional NFL teams
* Reporting responsibilities from high school and college games, with sports talk contributions
* Produce daily ESPN Ithaca reports and select features
* Rich social media engagement and reach including some design elements and reporting
* Board-op/produce play-by-play and on-location events
* Lead promotional engagement, including contest and all elements such as registration elements

Desired Skills and Experience:
* College Degree in communications
* 2+ years of on-air broadcast experience
* Play-by-Play experience
* Knowledge of local/regional sports scene
* Experience with Adobe Audition & familiarity with Audio Vault
* Strong journalism skill with ability to be a storyteller
* Photography & photo editing experience
* Strong command of Social Media (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram) attributes
* Website development, knowledge of Word Press and various web platforms, digital ad work
* Extreme attention to detail, creative problem solving, organizational skills and multitasking proficiency are vital
* Willingness to learn and take direction

This is a full-time salaried position including health insurance benefits and reasonable flexibility.

Ithaca is a college town market, often recognized as one of the jewels of New York’s Finger Lakes region. ESPN Ithaca is an affiliate of the New York Yankees, Syracuse Orange, with a strong emphasis on teams from Cornell University, Ithaca College, SUNY Cortland, and Section IV high school athletics.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this opportunity.

For immediate consideration, please email resume, cover letter & aircheck (of sports updates/reports/play-by-play) to:

Nick Karski
Operations Manager
ESPN Ithaca – WPIE
NickK@VizellaMedia.com

Vizella Media is an equal opportunity employer.

NYSBA Internship Program
Gain first-hand experience in sports broadcasting through our NYSBA Internship Program. Over the course of 180 hours, you’ll learn how to research, write, produce and execute live broadcasts and broadcast reports, report on live events, edit audio, and much more with an ESPN-affiliated station that been recognized for outstanding broadcast reporting, talk, and production. You will also get a first-hand experience with other departments within the business to give you a well-rounded understanding of how each plays a role in the operation. This is a paid internship.  Summer and Fall internships are available.
Requirements:
– Must be at least 17 years old
– Must be a New York resident, or attending school in New York
– Must not have participated in the NYSBA Internship Program prior
Please fill out the form below.
Vizella Media is an equal opportunity employer.

Advertising Sales Account Manager

We have a career opportunity to advance professionally as a marketing consultant through leverage of our highly identifiable brands in ESPN Ithaca and Tompkins Weekly and much sought after audience demographics.  We’re really looking for is someone who has a passion for forging business relationships through problem solving as a solution provider.  We look for people that naturally see opportunities, are creative thinkers and live by the creed under promise and over deliver.  Typical fields of education or experience come from sports management, marketing and B2B sales, however if you have the traits outlined above…and looking for a fresh and rewarding opportunity.  We’d like to talk to you about joining our team as an Account Manager. Vizella Media, appreciates an entrepreneurial spirit. We are locally owned and operated with a commitment to professional growth through investing in training and unique resources to provide opportunity to flourish.

This position requires someone who is committed to developing successful, enduring relationships with current and potential customers, which result in selling advertising campaigns designed to grow their business!

Major Responsibilities of this Position:

  • Developing mutually beneficial business relationships
  • Secure face to face meetings
  • Getting involved in our business community, deepening commitment with our customers
  • Generating ideas for advertising campaigns for our clients to utilize
  • Have a long term agenda
  • Achieve weekly, monthly and annual sales objectives
  • Maintain regular customer contact through efficient time management skills

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Outside sales experience with a track record of successfully prospecting and developing new business
  • An understanding of marketing principles and creative thinking
  • Ability to build trust with people early
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Familiar with internet, social media, and digital marketing attributes
  • Excellent listening skills and strong curiosity to learn about business
  • Problem solving ability – ability to see opportunities
  • Have a good driving record and reliable transportation.
  • A belief in your ability to do good work consistently

For consideration, please fill out the form below and upload your resume and cover letter. Vizella Media is an equal opportunity employer.