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WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

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EdWalker
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WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by EdWalker » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:16 pm

Looks like the arrangement with WILX is ending. They're hiring a full staff:

https://michmab.com/careers/current-ope ... ternships/



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Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by high fidelity » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:06 pm

This is a good development. More opportunities for people who want to work in news.



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Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by MasterB » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:34 pm

I'm surprised that Scripps is building news from the ground up why didn't they do it 5 years ago when they bought WSYM from Journal as I know Jourrnal stop doing news in 2004 or 2005 and let the Gray WILX to do the news.


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Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by SixPlusOne » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:08 pm

Scripps Preps New Lansing-Based Local Newscast for Michigan Viewers

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... rs/224912/



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Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by wsummers » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:12 pm

My guess is Scripps hasn’t been happy with the lack of a newscast in the 5 to 6:30 time as WILX uses those for its news. I also noticed there were no job postings for anchor or weather...so it seems likely the current ones will be retained.



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Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by gotigers » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:14 pm

Could this be where Emily Wahls (formerly of WLNS) lands? The job postings say the application deadline is December 2020 and Emily recently told someone on Twitter that she can't officially announce her new job until next year. Just a thought.



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Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by wsummers » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:47 am

gotigers wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Could this be where Emily Wahls (formerly of WLNS) lands? The job postings say the application deadline is December 2020 and Emily recently told someone on Twitter that she can't officially announce her new job until next year. Just a thought.
She is currently working at WILX preparing forecasts in the morning. If you check out the Facebook live you can occasionally catch a glimpse of her in the weather center.



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Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by gotigers » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:49 pm

wsummers wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:47 am

She is currently working at WILX preparing forecasts in the morning. If you check out the Facebook live you can occasionally catch a glimpse of her in the weather center.
I'm in Kalamazoo now so I don't see much of WILX anymore. Is Claire Cameron doing mornings on WILX and FOX 47 since Darrin Rockcole left? If Claire goes over to Fox 47, Emily could slide into WILX's morning show. Or maybe Emily just had a non-compete clause that WILX is waiting out. So many moving pieces involved. No anchor or meteorologist postings for WSYM, so It'll be interesting to see how this all shakes out.



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Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by wsummers » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:39 pm

Claire Cameron and Caleb Meute have been covering both stations during the morning. As far as I can tell Emily will take over on WILX once her non-compete period ends. At that time Claire will go back to WSYM and Caleb to WILX weekends (and occasional fill-ins).



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Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:18 am

I hate how the new Scripps graphics look on sister station WXMI in Grand Rapids.

The station logo doesn't even appear in the lower thirds!!!

I figured it was only a matter of time until the partnership between WSYM and WILX would end.


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