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FOX 5 Career Opportunities:
The Anchor/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. 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.
Requirements: 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 an anchor/reporter at a commercial television station preferred. Click here to apply
The Photojournalist shoots video audio and stills in the field, newsroom, and studio; gathers information and interviews in the field; shoots live remote as assigned. Candidate will operate audio, video, and microwave equipment for live remote broadcasts. This position is also responsible for editing news stories on deadline in the field and in the newsroom. Position must contribute to station social media channels with information, stills, and video.
Requirements: Candidate must have skills in video photography and editing on deadlines, exemplary driving record, communicate clearly and deal effectively/politely with the public, public officials and staff. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is preferred. Three years of experience as a photojournalist or equivalent in the news department of a commercial television station required. The ability to write and produce packaged reports for air and web is a plus. Click here to apply
The Director of Engineering & Operations is responsible for performance management of the maintenance engineering staff and oversees the Production and Master Control areas and activities. This position will assist the VP, Engineering, and Operations in the planning and design of station and remote broadcast systems, assures quality control of all installations, responsible for FCC compliance on all signals, and oversees station documentation for all electronic installations as well as building drawings. Also, assists the VP in capital planning for entire building and department expense budget.
Requires: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Five years of experience in supervising an engineering/broadcast operations workforce; strong knowledge of digital video systems; and strong knowledge of networking and IT desired. Click here to apply
The Local Sales Coordinator is responsible for providing clerical support and assistance to the Sales Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to preparing sales proposals, assist with lead inquiry and viewer questions, file maintenance of contracts, creating reports, data entry, and monitoring social media platforms. Position also assists the Commercial Ops department with quality control of commercial material, and serves as back up for the Research Director.
Candidate must have the ability to work under daily deadline pressure with attention to detail. Individual must be self-motivated and able work as part of a team. Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively/politely with co-workers and clients is a must. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred, and previous broadcast television experience is a plus. Click here to apply
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. Click here to apply
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