The IBA is hosting its next career fair on February 25th and 26th virtually via zoom. More than 90-stations will be represented and students can schedule interviews now. WTTS/WGCL Radio General Manager Brad Holtz sits down with IBA Director of Member Services Sam Klemet to talk about what makes an applicant stand out, what jobs are in high-demand, and why the IBA Career Fair is such an important opportunity for someone trying to get their foot in the door in the industry.
Broadcasters and Hoosiers across the state are mourning the loss of two legendary voices. Journalist Jill Ditmire, 56, passed away after a long career in both TV and Radio. The IBA also is remembering the life and career of former Association president David Bailey, 76.
Before Esther Bower was a journalist at KXLY 920 News Now in Spokane, she was a student at Ball State University and a two-time recipient of the Indiana Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship. IBA Director of Member Services Sam Klemet spoke to Esther about the impact the scholarship had on jump starting her career, what she is doing now, and advice to students looking to break into the industry.
On February 10, Laurie Kahn Creator and President of Media Staffing Network,Inc. is conducting a special session for students looking to get their foot in the door of the broadcasting industry. The one-hour discussion will focus on what students can do to best position themselves for their first job and how they can stand out when interviewing.
The IBA is hosting its first of two career fairs in 2021 on Thursday, February 25th and Friday, February 26th. In an effort to ensure both our stations and students are prepared, the IBA is offering a series of programs in advance to improve connections made at the fair. Starting on Thursday, February 4th – Laurie Kahn, Creator and President of Media Staffing Network,Inc., will start an eight-week series on attracting prospective employees, recruitment and retention, diversity, and hiring in a remote world.
The violence and riots at the U.S. Capitol yesterday were plainly an attack on our country and democracy. Unfortunately, members of the news media community were caught in the crosshairs. Those who stormed the Capitol left callous messages aimed at broadcasters and other members of the media that are gravely concerning. The bravery of those who stood strong to document the unrest offer another example of the fearlessness and commitment to public service by journalists. As tensions remain high, please refer to some resources to keep your staff safe.
The Indiana Broadcast Pioneers are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame. Nominations for the new class will be accepted through Friday, February 19th
The Indiana Broadcasters Association is proud to serve more than 270-member TV and Radio stations that reach each of the state’s 92 counties. In a year that has undoubtedly been trying, we continue to be impressed with the work of our Indiana broadcasters who have never wavered and are a critical resource in supporting and informing the communities they serve. The recent rollout of the COVID vaccines is a glimmer of hope that we will be returning to “normal” at some point. But, we also know that the past year will in many ways change the way we live, work and gather.
The Indiana Broadcasters Association is, again, hosting our career fair virtually to keep people safe during the ongoing pandemic. The 2021 Spring Career Fair will be held online via Zoom to allow job seekers and stations to still meet face-to-face. Stations must...
Each month, a required test of the Emergency Alert System takes place statewide. The first test in 2021 is January 21, 2021 at 2:50 pm Eastern.
As broadcasters continue to operate in challenging times, your Association is working to ensure that we effectively ADVOCATE for broadcasters, that we help to EDUCATE our members and their teams, and that we CELEBRATE the achievements of the best in Indiana broadcasting.
The Indiana Broadcasters Association is making more face masks available for stations who need them to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IBA is offering cotton masks to Hoosier radio and TV stations for use by station personnel only – NOT for distribution to...