Low pay for the "glamor" of television
Public Affairs Producer (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – May 26, 2012
The best part of working at WRAL-TV are the nice people who are your co-workers. The worst thing is that the pay is low because management seems to think that the glamor of working in TV is reward enough. The benefits are good if you attain full-time employment, which seldom happens for TV production crew. They are kept at 30 hours/week or less to avoid earning the privilege of benefits. Most people behind the cameras use Channel 5 as a stepping stone to a bigger TV market. The same is true for reporters unless they attain full anchor status. Even some of those (often loved by the viewers) do not have contracts renewed if outside consultants find something to complain about to management. It is an overall very conservative management team. Work there for the experience and move on.
nice co-workers, a good starter position in tv
low pay, hard to qualify for health benefits