FOX 5 Careers

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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.

FOX 5 Career Opportunities:

SALES

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (17000334)

The Account Executive is responsible for maximizing share on established television and digital accounts as well as developing new accounts by converting marketing dollars from competitive TV stations and alternative advertising platforms. Candidate will service established agency accounts as directed by sales management, and establish direct client contact while maintaining cooperative relationships with the agencies. Position requires a strong understanding of digital platforms and a proven track record of successful digital sales. The position will develop and present in-depth multi-screen platform sales and research presentations and generate frequent written correspondence such as pre/post buy letters.

Requirements:

This position requires a strong understanding of digital platforms and a proven track record of successful digital sales. AE must have the ability to work under daily deadline pressure with attention to detail, be self-motivated and work as part of a team. Candidate must also have strong creative, organizational, planning and prospecting skills. AE must be able to communicate effectively/politely with co-workers and clients. Interviewees must have a thorough knowledge of television ratings and research as it relates Nielsen and Rentrak data. Position requires a valid driver’s license and transportation. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. A minimum of three years of experience in broadcast television and digital platform sales required.

NEWS

SOCIAL MEDIA AND ENGAGEMENT PRODUCER (17000422)


The Social Media and Engagement Producer is responsible for coordinating and creating content for the station’s social media efforts including engaging audiences, interacting with communities and increasing brand awareness. This position will create compelling and engaging social and digital stories daily and present digital stories and social media content on television. Gather social, news and feature content in the field. Actively engage in online communities and blogs to promote FOX 5 Atlanta, the station’s talent and website. Produces and hosts live streaming of news and special event coverage on Facebook, YouTube and other social platforms.  
Serve as a social media leader for the station, training staff on best practices for creation and publication of social media content, and embedding a social mentality into our culture.  

Candidate must show excellent broadcast, web and social writing, handle multiple demands and competing priorities simultaneously in a strict deadline-oriented environment and be an effective communicator. A Bachelor’s degree preferred.   One to three (1-3) years of previous on-camera presentation experience required. 

REPORTER (17000370)

The Reporter gathers information, edits, prepares, writes, and disseminates general news information and video on the air, online and on social media.  Expected to use contacts and sources to cultivate story ideas daily, and be an active participant in the news-editorial planning process. Interviews subjects in the field and gathers news information for the purpose of producing news reports and generating other content for newscasts and digital platforms. Candidate must be proficient in live storytelling for extended breaking news or weather coverage. The position is expected to actively contribute to social media accounts on platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram on behalf of the station. Produces news reports and live content for broadcast and publishes editorial content, including text and images in the station’s website Content Management System. Must be able to travel on overnight assignments and be capable of using file-based video systems designed to deliver material to the station via computer while on assignment. Expected to make occasional promotional appearances on behalf of the station and must communicate clearly and deal effectively and politely with the public in person, over the phone, and via the Internet. Establishes and maintains a leadership role within the station. 

Must possess exceptional writing skills, be proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation and must be able to use conversational broadcast copy style efficiently under daily deadline pressure. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Excellent on-camera delivery and communication skills required. Candidate must be able to make independent editorial decisions in the field, and able to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. Two years of experience as a reporter at a commercial television station preferred.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – PART TIME (17000358)

Coordinates live coverage of news events and participates in the selection and development of stories. Produces and coordinates interviews and field package shoots, live shots and live talk-back interviews as needed. Position edits video segments for broadcast. The individual will assist in the control room during newscasts.  Publishes content to web CMS and to social media networks. Candidate must be skilled in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure.  Candidate must be proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and able to communicate clearly and effectively/politely with the public in person and over the phone.  A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. One year experience producing or newsgathering experience for broadcast at a commercial television station preferred.

ENGINEERING

ENGINEER (17000436)

The engineering position maintains and installs equipment at the studio and transmitter facility, provides broadcast engineering support for all news and production operations and provides assistance and training to operators.  This position will perform duties at the studio including maintenance of master control and production automation systems, ingest and playback servers, routing systems, satellite distribution, microwave systems, networking equipment, server hardware, and other various facility needs as assigned. The position will also provide timely and professional support for fast-paced news and broadcast television environment.  The ideal candidate will also have strong working knowledge of all components related to the transmission system, including electrical, cooling systems, encoders, exciters, antennas, and other related RF equipment.

Requirements: Must have a minimum of five years of experience repairing and maintaining transmitters and their related components.  Must have a strong background in information technology and knowledge of IP networking, computer and software maintenance.  Previous experience with Grass Valley iTX automation systems, Sony production switchers, ELC automation, Vinten robotics systems, Chyron graphics systems, Utah routers, Centrio multiviewer, and BitCentral news playback is a plus.  Must have knowledge of FCC rules and regulations. Willingness and ability to work varied schedules and on an on-call basis. Ability to travel to remote broadcast sites, as needed.  Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, work efficiently, and meet deadlines.  Understanding of the requirements of a 24/7/365 live news operation. A bachelor degree in technical and/or electronics preferred; equivalent education/military/experience/training is acceptable.  Previous experience or familiarity with the use of VidCAD software is desired.  Prior experience in a commercial television station preferred.

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