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The following represents brief descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of each position.
The VP Creative Services is responsible for the administration and operation of the Creative Services department, as well as the direction, coordination, and supervision of all marketing and branding activities of the station across all platforms. Assumes responsibility for total station look and show branding. Establishes marketing goals, budget, and plans with the station’s VP General Manager. Hires, manages, and directs a staff of producers, designers, and coordinators that perform the planning, writing, designing, and production of all promotional and branding materials for on-air and digital platforms. Oversees all outside media expenditures; including radio, cable, outdoor, digital, and social campaigns. Conducts post-buy media and on-air analysis measuring marketing messages and effectiveness. Researches and tests market trends and new methods of advertising, marketing, and promotion. Oversees all sales promotion and contest efforts. Maintains GRP and impression levels to ensure effective ratings. Leads station design initiatives with FTS Graphics Hub. Coordinates corporate Creative Services initiatives at the station level. Represents station at industry conferences. Oversees production and look of all news packaging.
Experienced and knowledgeable in media production and design skills to create, develop, and supervise marketing and branding efforts. Experienced and knowledgeable in marketing tactics, strategies and trends across all broadcast and digital media platforms. Understanding of FCC, FTC and station policies. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong supervisory skills. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Four years of broadcast media experience. Experience with digital media is preferred. Experience in news related marketing is a plus.
The Producer gathers news and information for newscasts and plays an active role in deciding newscast content, how stories are produced, and where they will be placed within the newscasts. Line produces assigned newscast and unscheduled news coverage as needed, prepares newscast rundowns, utilizes a variety of storytelling techniques, devices and studio stage locations to showcase news content in the most compelling and appropriate manner possible, builds graphic elements for use in the newscasts and assigns and supervises associate producers. Collaborates with the digital team to identify digital and social media content to present in the television newscasts, using production styles to maximize viewer interest in the newscast and engagement on the station’s digital platforms, and publishes stories to the station’s website using content management system.
Requirements: Applicant must be proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline. Also, must communicate clearly, effectively and politely with the public in person and over the telephone. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Two years of experience producing television newscasts for broadcast on a commercial television station desired.
The Digital Account Executive is responsible for prospecting, developing and servicing new business accounts by utilizing and optimizing emerging digital marketing products. The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of this outside sales position. The Digital Account Executive will be goal oriented, aggressive, tenacious, and creative. This position requires detailed working knowledge of digital marketing products and the passion to help small and medium sizes businesses grow their markets. This position performs a needs analysis to develop marketing solutions for small and medium-size businesses. Needs working knowledge of digital marketing solutions available in the marketplace and the ability to learn and adapt to new emerging digital marketing tools to offer effective solutions for clients. Provides Sales Management with weekly tracking and reporting of sales process, and results in an effort to reach sales goals as a team.
Requirements: Strong understanding of digital platforms and a proven track record of successful digital sales. Position requires the ability to work under daily deadline pressures with attention to detail. Have the ability to self-motivate and work as part of a team, and have creative, organizational, planning and prospecting skills. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively/politely with co-workers and clients. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and transportation. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. Experience in digital platform sales preferred. Applicant must have a working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
The Sr. Accountant is responsible for all month end journal entries and reconciles all general ledger accounts. Assist with quarter end corporate reporting package and related analytical reports. Prepare and submit Georgia Sales & Use tax report. Assist with preparation of annual Federal and State tax packages. Maintain and reconcile all fixed asset records and monthly depreciation. Manages program/film asset and liabilities and monthly amortization. Assist in preparation of station’s annual budget process. Assist with daily log reconciliation. Manages and prepares monthly commission reports. Performs and maintains analysis on trade agreements. Assist in annual SOX testing and auditor requests. Assists Regional VP of Finance and Executive Director of Finance in preparing other financial and operational analysis, as needed.
Requirements: Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with various station personnel.
Solid working knowledge of Excel spreadsheet applications. Working knowledge of JDE, A3 and Wide Orbit preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Must have 5 years progressively responsible accounting experience. Previous experience in major television broadcast market highly desirable. Previous audit and SOX experience preferred.
The Master Control Operator is responsible for operating the iTX Master Control automation system. This includes ingesting material into the system, overseeing the system while on air and ensuring the quality of the system’s output to air. Switch live programming in Master Control, segment and prep shows. Ingest commercial content as well as feeds from satellite, fiber, and in house production. Coordinate with the Centralized Hub in all matters pertaining to the iTX system. Work closely with other departments in the station to facilitate their needs and interactions with Master Control. Create and manage record schedules and confirm all program and commercial content is properly prepped and ready for air. Ensure the quality of our on-air product and minimize any possible errors.
Must be a self-starter that is detail oriented with good organizational skills. Must be able to communicate effectively and performs well under pressure. A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. A Bachelor’s degree from a college or university preferred. Five (5) years of experience in a top 20 market television station a plus.
The Production Trainee will operate studio and hand-held cameras. Help with lighting equipment, teleprompter, and chyron. Assist with set and prop construction and perform other duties as necessary.
Candidates should have a recent college degree (one year or less), preferably in Journalism or Broadcasting. They must be able to take direction, work well with others, and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.