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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 National Sales Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and maintaining all national sales efforts. Represents the station in a positive and professional manner with all advertisers, their advertising agencies, direct clients, and the national sales organization, Fox Station Sales. Assumes responsibility for maintenance of sales files including confirmations, changes, make-goods and all relevant order information. Processes orders, order revisions, and order pre-clearance for Fox Station Sales. Must become proficient with in-house Wide Orbit Traffic/Sales systems. Acts as a liaison and executes contracts/invoices between clients and Account Executives. Maintain files to preserve historical integrity on each account. Troubleshoot system problems and train new sales coordinators on procedures, software, and responsibilities. Works with Local Sales Staff and Traffic in coordinating schedules for clients on a daily basis. Assumes responsibility for paid programming and Direct Response Coordination.
Requirements: Ability to prioritize and multi-task on deadline. Strong understanding of television/advertising business terminology, as well as Nielsen TV ratings. Must have excellent organizational skills. Ability to communicate and deal effectively/politely with clients, as well as the public, over the telephone. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university or college preferred. Two years of experience working in a Local/and or National television sales department preferred.
The Executive Sales Assistant assists the VP, General Sales Manager overseeing the day to day operations of the Sales department. Creates yearly budget report for Local Account Executives and national offices. Produces various weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for Sales and Accounting. Acts as quality control for new account setup. Coordinates travel arrangements for Sales Managers. Manages corporate suite at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Reviews weekly sales safe timesheets for accuracy. Reconciles vacation time for sales staff. Maintains political files on the FCC website. Assist Local Sales Assistant.
Requirements: Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks, and to work under daily deadline. Must be able to communicate and deal effectively with clients and the general public over the telephone. Proactive problem solver. Requires excellent organizational skills. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university 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.
The Executive Producer is responsible for managing production of daily news coverage on-air and on digital platforms, publishing to digital and social channels and editorial leadership in the newsroom. Plans and supervises the production of daily news broadcasts, determining content and coverage. Publishes and supervises publishing of content across all of our digital channels, including social media. Develops implements and maintains standards of performance in writing, photography, editing, and graphic presentation in daily newscasts. Evaluates work performance of newscast producers, associate producers and reporters, and identifies outstanding producers for promotion or recruitment.
Individual must have outstanding leadership skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Candidate must be proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. Four years of experience producing television newscasts for broadcast at a commercial television station preferred, and at least two years of supervisory experience required.
The Editor uses raw material to prepare video sequences for publication during newscasts and on digital platforms. Works closely with the Digital Team and Newscast Producers to help identify strong video content for both mediums. Edit video sequences for air under deadline using editing software. Use software to restore and archive video in long-term storage. Update iNews scripts to indicate running times of video sequences and times for graphics to be added over video sequences during live newscasts and special news coverage. Inform producers and writers about any discrepancies between written scripts and edited stories. Work to identify and prepare compelling video content for publication on digital and social media platforms. Prepare file video for use in the field as needed. Edit special reports for sweeps periods. Serve as Editing Coordinator for newscasts when needed. Assist Editing Coordinator by taking in feeds, restoring archive video, and making sure all elements in a rundown are online before deadline. Operate ENG Receive equipment as needed.
Requirements: Demonstrated skills in video editing under daily deadline pressure. Familiarity with social media and clipping elements for use in those channels. Must possess excellent organizational skills (including strong digital organization). Ability to learn newsroom computer system post hire. Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Two years of experience at a commercial television station as a news video editor required.
The Anchor gathers, prepares, writes and presents news and information across multiple platforms. Prepares and presents news and information for broadcast from the studio, in the newsroom and the field. Is active in newsroom editorial meetings. Uses new technology to gather, edit and present news content. Establishes and maintains contacts with newsmakers, cultivates news sources and strong bonds with the community on a continuing basis. Reports, writes and produces package reports for broadcast in regularly scheduled newscasts and special news programming. Seeks out opportunities for field anchoring. Researches and develops stories and story ideas for future use. Assumes responsibility for final content and presentation of news stories on the air. Collaborates with newsroom managers and newscast producers to maintain strong editorial standards in news programming. Understands and maintains a strong presence on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others. Continuously works to build social audience and engagement. Makes frequent appearances at civic functions, station promotions and other community outreach events. Establishes and maintains a leadership role within the newsroom and the station.
Requirements: Skilled in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure. Highly skilled in on-camera performance, reading scripted news copy clearly and with the ability to ad lib effectively for extended periods when required. Ability to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Must communicate clearly and deal effectively/politely with the public in person and over the phone. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. Five years of experience as a news anchor at a commercial television station.