Are you an aspiring actor, model, or host looking for your big break? We are holding auditions for CW Crew on-air hosts for the CW Twin Cities TV Station January 20th from 11am-3pm at Mall of America Rotunda!
CW Crew alum launched careers in major film and tv shows like the Bachelorette and Late Show, and this could be you!
Bring a resume, head-shot (if possible), and be prepared to perform a script using our teleprompter and ad-lib a commercial for the Mall of America (tell the audience why they should visit MOA!). Must be at least 21 years old to audition.
WUCW CW Crew Audition 2019
The following official rules apply to the conduct of the WUCW CW Crew Audition (the “Audition”) to fill up to three (3) temporary part-time Crew host/on-air talent positions.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
1.ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries will be received in person between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. CST on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Mall of America located at 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425. Entries received after 3:00 p.m. on such date will not be eligible.
2.ELIGIBILITY: To participate in the Audition, you must be a legal U.S. citizen and resident 21 years of age or older, who resides within the WUCW viewing area.
3.HOW TO ENTER:
a)WUCW, LLC, which owns television broadcast station WUCW (the “Station”) will conduct the Audition with respect to the performance of eligible participants from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 20, 2019 at the Mall of America, 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425. At that time, participants will be required to complete and sign the WUCW Crew Audition Official Entry Form in order to be eligible to participate in the Audition.
b) At the event, all eligible participants will be required to deliver an on-camera performance using a Teleprompter, perform an ad-libbed commercial for a fictitious event, and answer a simple question posed by the judges in one minute (1) minute or less, which will be videotaped. Should a participant fail to comply with either the official rules, or fail to appear for the competition on such date(s) and time(s) as established by the Station, then such participant shall be disqualified.
c) Limit of one entry per person. If more than one entry is received from the same person, then that person will be disqualified. All entries (including all videotapes) become the property of the Station and will not be returned.
4.JUDGING OF AUDITION:
a)All eligible participants will be required to deliver an on-camera performance using a Teleprompter, perform an ad-libbed commercial for a fictitious event, and answer his/her question before a panel of judges to be supplied by the Station and shall be judged according to the following criteria, in the Station’s sole and absolute discretion: (i) creativity (ii) appearance (iii) personality (iv) overall performance.
b)On or before February 8, 2019, up to ten (10) Participants with the highest scores and best qualifications, as determined by the judges in their sole and absolute discretion, will be determined as Finalists. Each Finalist will be contacted by Station personnel to participate in a callback audition. Finalists will be required to apply for employment online no later than February 13, 2019. The call-back audition will be videotaped and judged in accordance with the same criteria set forth in section 4(a) above. In the event of a tie, the judges will reevaluate the tied participants to determine the best qualified participant.
c)On or before February 22, 2019, Station personnel will review the videotapes of the Finalists, and based on the criteria in section 4(a) above, may select up to three (3) winners, who may, in the Station’s sole and absolute discretion, be offered the position of WUCW CW Crew Temporary Part-Time Host/On-Air Talent. The Station is not obligated to hire anyone participating in the Audition.
d) If a winner cannot be reached by phone or email within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such winner will be disqualified and another Finalist with the next highest score may be chosen in his/her stead, as determined by the Station and the judges in their sole and absolute discretion. The decisions of the Station and the judges relating to the judging of the Audition are final.
e)Once the winners are determined, he/she may be offered the position of WUCW CW Crew Temporary Part-Time Host/On-Air Talent, subject to the conditions set forth in Section 5 of these rules.
f)The Station reserves the right to hold additional auditions to the fill the part-time cohost position in the event the Station is unable to find suitable talent resulting from this audition.
5.DUTIES AND CONDITIONS OF THE CO-HOST PART-TIME POSITION
Employment with Company. Upon the terms and subject to the Station’s regular hiring processes, including receiving results of a satisfactory complete background check and pre-employment drug screening, up to three (3) winners may be offered employment by WUCW, LLC (the “Company”) which owns or programs the Station, on a temporary part-time basis as “WUCW CW Crew Temporary Part-Time Host/On-Air Talent”:
a)to perform services for Company in the temporary part-time position of “Host/On-Air Talent” for the Station and to perform such duties and assignments for approximately six (6) hours per workweek, including, without limitation, appearing in live and taped promotional commercials and events for the Station as an ambassador of the Station and its brand, host promotional commercials and events for Station clients and prospective clients, and in accordance with Station and sponsor guidelines promoting the winner as a personality identified with the Station, as are directed by Company in Company’s sole and absolute discretion; and
b)that the winner will render the above described services non-exclusively for Company, but agrees that he/she will not render any similar services to any person or entity other than Company without the prior notification and written approval of the General Manager of the Station, which approval may be withheld in his/her sole and absolute discretion. Winner will not authorize or permit the use of winner’s name, voice and/or likeness in connection with any activity, except as specifically authorized in writing by the General Manager of the Station; and
c)to sign Company’s standard temporary on-air talent employment agreement, for a term beginning on or about March 4, 2019, and end on December 31, 2019, which shall contain a right by the Company to terminate the employment agreement without cause on fourteen (14) days’ notice, a covenant not to compete during the contract term, a covenant not to solicit the Station’s clients and employees, and an arbitration provision.
6.RULES REQUESTS: Copies of the official rules are available from WUCW, 800 Hennepin Ave.
Suite 700, Minneapolis, MN 55403, during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.
7.All eligible participants acknowledge that Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc. and WUCW, LLC have the right to publicize your name, character, likeness, photograph, and voice for promotional purposes without financial remuneration.
8.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)
The Company adheres to the EEO Plan, as approved by the Federal Communications Commission. It is the policy of Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., WUCW, LLC, and their subsidiaries and affiliated companies that employment decisions will be based on such factors as merit, qualifications, competence, and the needs of the Company. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by virtue of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, handicap, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, placement, promotion, assignment, transfer, compensation, training, leave approval, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment.
9.The Station cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries or information.
10. The Station reserves the right to make rules and casting call changes and change the aforementioned Audition and call-back dates.
LOCAL SPONSOR(S): WUCW
800 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425