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FOX 5 Atlanta is seeking a Vice President of Sales for its leadership team. The VP, GSM develops strategy for departmental business plan and practices. Supervises the activities of the entire Sales Department including the direction of specific selling functions of the Local and National sales personnel, Digital Sales, and of controls related to administrative and clerical procedures. Maintains strict compliance with all corporate guidelines involved in the sales process related to revenue reporting and negotiations. Ensures all advertising meets FOX and local station compliance. Maintains proficiency with all sales and reporting functionality available in Wide Orbit. Oversees staffing, training and performance evaluations to develop and control sales efforts. Oversees traffic department, commercial scheduling. Coordinates commercial promotion efforts with the VP Creative Services. Oversees and analyze periodic Nielsen reporting. Develops fiscal year revenue and expense budgets. Oversees achievement of revenue budgets. Analyzes and control expenditures of department to conform to budgetary requirements. Package, price and control station inventory. Prepare periodic sales report showing sales volume and potential sales. Oversee political advertising effort, including Public File requirements relating to political candidates. Coordinate credit and collection efforts with Regional VP/Finance. Calls on agencies and clients with local and national sales personnel. Advise and inform station management in the development of program scheduling and rate structure.
Requirements: Ability to work under daily deadline pressure with attention to detail. Excellent communication skills. Ability to be self-motivated, and work as part of a strategic team. Ability to problem solve, and possess good decisions making skills. Strong organizational skills. Ability to effectively supervise and motivate a team. Thorough knowledge of event marketing, and ability to create new innovative means to maximize revenue while meeting client needs and achieving results. Basic understanding of broadcast standards and traffic computer operations. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field required. Five years of equivalent experience as a Local or National Sales Manager.
FOX 5 Atlanta is looking for a dynamic leader for our Local Sales Manager position. The Local Sales Manager is responsible for managing local sales activities of the organization for broadcast and digital, and is responsible for the supervision of the sales personnel at the local level. Develops strategy for local sales department business plan and business practices for broadcast and digital sales. Ensures achievement of revenue budgets for spot and digital. Oversees packaging, pricing and controls station inventory including creating packages, working with VP/Sales on rate cards and daily review of avails. Assigns accounts and advertising agencies to local sales staff, and establishes individual sales quotas. Acts as a liaison and source of information between station and local clients, agency personnel, local sales staff, and local sales force. Assumes responsibility for the preparation of reports, projections, and evaluation of the sales staff. Calls on existing advertisers and solicits new advertisers for broadcast and digital through direct calls on accounts and agencies, both alone and with Account Executives, for the purpose of maximizing revenue and attaining financial goals. Collaborates with the VP, General Sales Manager and the National Sales Manager to develop and modify rate cards. Supervises collection procedures and prepares management report while working closely with the Finance Department regarding discrepancies, invoices and collection issues to resolve in an effective and courteous manner. Holds weekly update meetings with all Account Executives to monitor sales goals and review station performance through CMR reporting. Keeps VP, General Sales Manager fully informed of all account activity through weekly and monthly pending and forecasts reports. Designs and implements sales strategies with the intent to accomplish the established sales budget. Evaluates sales and administrative employee performance within the sales department annually.
Requirements: Ability to work under daily deadline pressure with attention to detail. Ability to be self-motivated and work as part of a team. Possess strong organizational skills. Ability to effectively supervise and motive a team. Ability to communicate effectively/politely with co-workers and clients. Thorough knowledge of event marketing, and ability to create new innovative means to maximize revenue while meeting client needs and achieving results. Exhibits solid judgment skills on all issues. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university or college in a related field. Five years of experience with Local and/or National sales experience. Two years of supervisory experience.
The Sports Producer gathers sports information and video for use in newscasts and sports programs, as well as for digital platforms. Shoots, writes and edits packages and other sports elements. Plays an active role in deciding sportscast content and how stories are produced/presented and where they will be placed within the newscasts. The Producer is responsible for creating graphic elements for broadcast. Creates content daily for the station’s website, mobile app and social media platforms. Line produces assigned sportscasts and sports programs. Shoots sports video, sound and conducts interviews. Edits video, including packages, for sportscasts and sports programs. Interacts with the assignment desk and news managers regarding sports story development. Presents on-air reports during sportscasts and sports programs on occasion.
Requirements: Proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline. Strong knowledge of sports. Communicates effectively and politely with the public in person and over the telephone. Previous experience shooting and editing in a broadcast television station. Must be comfortable with file transfer programs. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Two years of experience producing or reporting sports for broadcast on a commercial television station or regional sports network preferred.
The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and executing program driven sales promotions with radio stations and possible third party sponsors as well as coordinating the station’s community efforts. Coordinates all aspects with clients and buyers for all promotions including writing proposal, contract, rules, releases, and logistics for the promotion. Creates dubs and recaps for all clients. Work with Community Affairs Director in coordinating and executing station community initiatives. Writes and produces promotional spots and schedules spots through the Creative Services and Commercial Ops Departments. Coordinates logistics with AE’s buyers, clients, news staff, legal department, and talent. Serves as the main contact with in-house corporate lawyer for promotion rules. Coordinates, executes, and maintains network promotions. Answers contest line and fulfills all prizes to contest winners. Develops and maintains contact with radio station Promotion Managers and on-air personalities. Creates promotional campaigns for annual shows and events, and follows-up with post analysis – sets up and maintains station booth for all trade shows and events. Orders all station premiums and merchandise, and maintains prize closet.
Requirements: Ability to work well under daily deadline pressure. Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent organizational skills. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Sales promotion experience preferred.