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Career Opportunities

Multimedia Reporter

ORTV, Inc., which comprises the Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ-FM (ORTV), seeks to fill a Multimedia Reporter position with an individual strongly committed to telling uplifting stories of faith and the power of goodness and caring.

ORTV produces a "Good News" television magazine program, Crossroads Magazine, which is aired on two Connecticut broadcast channels and carried statewide on cable systems.

ORTV also operates a non-commercial FM radio station, WJMJ at 88.9 FM. In addition, ORTV also produces multimedia presentations for agencies of the Archdiocese of Hartford, as well as materials for distribution on social media.

Job duties will include, but not be limited to; coordinating with broadcast journalists, videographers and editors to ensure stories are competently executed at a high level of quality and are entertaining and informative. The ideal candidate must write well and should have news-style production experience.

Successful candidates will manage time efficiently, pay strict attention to detail, perform duties with accuracy, and be knowledgeable in technical requirements of audio production, videography and editing. Candidates should have a knowledge of and appreciation for the Roman Catholic faith and be comfortable working with clergy on religious matters.

Qualified candidates must possess a BA Degree in a related field and one to three years of professional experience. Exceptional technical knowledge, good interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task are required.

Candidates must also be willing to submit to a background check and have the ability to work flexible hours with occasional evening, weekend and holiday assignments.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and current resume to: Reverend John P Gatzak, Executive Director, at email: HR@ortv.org.

Production Assistant

ORTV, Inc., which comprises the Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ-FM (ORTV), seeks to fill a part-time position with a candidate strongly committed to excellent television production techniques.

ORTV produces a daily live telecast, The Celebration of the Eucharist, which is the Catholic Mass of the Day, celebrated by various priests of the Archdiocese of Hartford, is a three-camera in-studio production that is broadcast at ten o’clock in the morning on two commercial television stations (WCCT and WCTX).

In addition, Saturday and Sunday Masses are recorded during the week for playback on the same stations on those days. Another television program, Crossroads Magazine, is also produced to air on those broadcast channels and, like the Mass, carried statewide on cable systems.

A typical work day on Mondays and Tuesdays begins at 9:00 a.m. and can last until noon or later, as these are usually the days Mass is recorded following the live one-half hour telecast that airs at 10:00 a.m.

Job duties will include, but not be limited to; assisting with set design and decoration, studio camera operation in a live production, entering information into a Chyron computer for on-screen graphics, audio production including placing and operating mics for musical performances and closed captioning responsibilities. Additionally, there are also occasional opportunities to set-up and operate production equipment associated with a multi-camera production van in remote locations.

ORTV also operates a non-commercial FM radio station, WJMJ at 88.9 MHz, and produces multimedia presentations for agencies of the Archdiocese as well as materials for distribution on social media. There are opportunities for the production assistant to work in audio production and editing tasks at WJMJ.

Successful candidates must be reliable, punctual, and professional and pay strict attention to detail, follow directions, dependably perform duties with accuracy, and be knowledgeable in technical requirements of audio and video production.

Candidates should have a knowledge of and appreciation for the Roman Catholic faith and be comfortable working with clergy on religious matters.

Production experience is required as well as strong technical knowledge, good interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task. Candidates must also be willing to submit to a background check and have the ability to occasionally work flexible hours with possible evening, weekend and holiday assignments.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and current resume to: Reverend John P Gatzak, Executive Director, at email: HR@ortv.org.

Operations Manager

ORTV, Inc., which comprises the Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ-FM (ORTV), has an opening for a full-time Operations Manager. The primary daily responsibilities are to manage workflow, personnel schedules and production facilities, to expedite the creation of a daily three-camera television production of the Catholic Mass for airing on two Connecticut broadcast TV stations, and Internet streaming to viewers around the world.

The manager supports the efforts of WJMJ’s program director and staff. WJMJ is a leading non-commercial broadcast radio station, operating 24/7, it provides music and information serving Hartford, New Haven, Western Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, and Internet streaming to listeners around the world.

This position will require an individual with a familiarity with audio/video production equipment and techniques, is essential, as are broadcast writing and news gathering skills, public relations experience and customer relations abilities.

Qualified candidates must possess strong internal and external communication skills and also strong employee relations skills.

On a daily basis, there is interaction with clergy and members of audiences ranging from the religious faithful, to the secular, to the religiously disinterested. Knowledge, familiarity and comfort with tenets and practices of the Roman Catholic Church is at the core of the skill set required for this position.

The Operations Manager reports to Reverend John Gatzak, the executive director of ORTV.

BS/BA degree in Communications and/or 3-5 years of equivalent work experience in a related field, is preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and an updated resume to email: HR@ortv.org.

Receptionist

The Office of Radio & Television/WJMJ Radio (ORTV) has an immediate opening for a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Receptionist.

The Receptionist is responsible for providing phone, reception and related office services for the Business Office and other ORTV departments, as directed. This position is the initial point of contact for donors, listeners and viewers or visitors when calling or visiting ORTV.

Duties will include, but are not limited to; phone and reception duties; data entry; general support of ORTV; maintaining record-keeping and filing systems; computer and internet work; and well as other office related duties.

Qualified candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent computer skills, utilizing Microsoft applications. Qualifications include professionalism, hospitality and a high degree of confidentiality, as well as the ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of organization and productivity, as well as exemplary written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and an updated resume to email: HR@ortv.org.  Please, no phone calls!
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