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:

NEWS

PRODUCER (16000606)

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.

WEATHER ANCHOR (16000610)

The Weekend Weather Anchor gathers and presents weather information for broadcast, digital and social channels. Position plays an active role in producing weather content and coverage of severe weather events including working a flexible schedule to support coverage of events.  Maintains weather computer systems, and develops new graphics and presentation styles to take full advantage of the systems’ capabilities.  Constantly monitors for the possibility of severe weather.  Actively contributes to social media platforms, including the FOX 5 Atlanta account, FOX 5 Storm Team account and his/her individual talent account.  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 digital channels. 

Requirements:  The Weekend Weather Anchor gathers and presents weather information for broadcast, digital and social channels. Position plays an active role in producing weather content and coverage of severe weather events including working a flexible schedule to support coverage of events.  Maintains weather computer systems, and develops new graphics and presentation styles to take full advantage of the systems’ capabilities.  Constantly monitors for the possibility of severe weather.  Actively contributes to social media platforms, including the FOX 5 Atlanta account, FOX 5 Storm Team account and his/her individual talent account.  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 digital channels. 

SALES

DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (16000570)

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 market place 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 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 working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (16000609)

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.  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. 

ENGINEERING

ENGINEER (16000573)

This position will have an emphasis on installing, maintaining, and repairing a full power UHF television transmission system. The ideal candidate will have strong working knowledge of all components related to the transmission system, including electrical, cooling systems, encoders, exciters, antennas, and other related RF equipment. Past experience with Comark/Larcan DTV transmitters along with E2V IOTs is preferred. Well versed in reviewing and evaluating transmitter reports and able to document according to FCC requirements and as the station’s Chief Operator.

This position will also 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.

Requirements:

Minimum five years of experience repairing and maintaining transmitters and their related components.  Position requires 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.  Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations is a must. Ability to communicate effectively with management, vendors and co-workers, work efficiently, and meet deadlines.  Four year technical degree in electronics preferred; equivalent education, military, experience or 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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