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MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST (R50014978)
The Multi-Media Journalist shoots, 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. Must be proficient in integrating graphics, video and audio into cohesive packages for use in newscasts or webcasts and must be capable of presenting stories live in studio and on remote locations assuming all responsibility for the final content and presentation. 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.
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. Must be experienced with Sony camcorders (or similar) and Adobe Premiere Pro (or similar) non-linear editing system. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. Two years of experience as an MMJ at a commercial television station preferred. Click here to apply
The Producer gathers news and information for newscasts and plays an active role in deciding newscast content, how stories are presented, and where they will be placed within the newscasts. Line produces assigned newscast, and fills in on other newscasts when necessary. Line produces unscheduled news coverage as needed. Assigns and supervises associate producers. 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. Collaborates with production staff to execute live newscasts and to develop compelling presentations of newscast content. Discusses story angles and newscast content with news managers, reporters and assignment editors. 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. Innovates non-traditional storytelling techniques.
Requirements: Computer literacy. Proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline. Proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Communicates 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 required. Click here to apply.
ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR (R50015245)
The Assistant News Director leads daily newsgathering and content presentation across all platforms. The Assistant News Director has direct supervision over Executive Producers and their teams and is responsible for producing dynamic, compelling newscasts. The Assistant News Director is also responsible for special event planning, leads specials production and other projects as assigned.
· Demonstrates strong editorial judgment
· Manages overall look and editorial content of daily newscasts
· Leads daily coverage planning along with Managing Editor
· Reviews newscasts to ensure objectives are attained
· Must execute branding initiatives across all platforms
· Works with Digital Content Manager to reach online and social media goals
· Manages special events, severe weather coverage, and planning and production for key ratings periods
· Coordinates with Unit Manager on staff scheduling
· Reports to work to assist with newscasts during times of severe weather conditions or breaking news
· Develops and executes strategic planning for the News Department in conjunction with the Vice President/News Director
· Undertakes other production and supervisory tasks as directed by the Vice President/News Director
· Meets all scheduling and broadcast deadlines
· Skilled in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure
· Ability to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
· Is a dynamic, aggressive, positive leader
· Must be organized with a strong attention to detail
· Proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
· 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 journalism or related field preferred. Five years of experience in a commercial news station required. Three years of newsroom management experience preferred. Click here to apply
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (R50015496)
The Associate Producer is responsible for gathering, writing and creating content for broadcast, web, mobile and social channels.
· Writes stories and builds graphic elements for news broadcasts under deadline
· Coordinates live coverage of news events and participates in the selection and development of stories
· Creates content for online, mobile and social channels
· Writes and coordinates interviews and field package shoots as needed
· Writes and coordinates reporter live shots and live talk-back interviews
· Assists in control room during newscasts
· Assists with field crew communication and coordination
· Skills in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure
· Proficient in English grammar, spelling and punctuation
· Communicates clearly, effectively and politely with the public in person and over the phone
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Two years of experience producing or newsgathering experience for broadcast at a commercial television station. Editing video segments for broadcast is a plus. Click here to apply.
DIRECTOR of ENGINEERING (R50014985)
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
MAINTENANCE ENGINEER (R50014984)
The Maintenance Engineer 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, Evertz 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. Click here to apply.
DIRECTOR/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (R50015667)
The Director/TD works with Producers to assemble show rundowns in iNews, block cameras, talent placement and set lighting. Position will operate Sony ELC automation system, Sony MVS 8000G video switcher and associated peripherals. Candidate must be able to use Bitcentral Prexcis playout, ISQ playout of Chyron Mosaic and Powerclips, Vinten Robotic camera control and Wheatstone audio console. Candidate must maintain manual Director and Technical Director skills in the event of a catastrophic failure. Floor direct and run audio as needed. Work professionally as a part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints. Position is also required to work in Master Control switching basic live programming and segmenting program content.
Requirements: Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot, self-starter, detail oriented, and good organizational skills. Must have the ability to prioritize, work under daily deadline pressure, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Interviewee must be proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. A bachelor’s degree from a university or college preferred. Five years of experience in a top 20 market television station is a plus.
FLX SALES COORDINATOR (R50015001)
FOX 5 Atlanta is looking for a Sales Coordinator to join Fox Television Stations FLX OTT platform. As a member of the team, you will work in a fun, fast-paced and fluid environment. You will work with sales leadership, AE's and marketing on all aspects of the pre and post sales process. This position will assist 2-3 Account Executives in the Fox Local Extension (FLX) sales department. (OTT/Digital ad sales) General administrative work, manage pipelines, CRM. Order processing. Assist AE's on prospecting, research gathering, sales planning, invoicing. Act as liaison between AE's, agency buyers and clients.
Requirements: Excellent communication skills. MS Office applications. Organization and prioritization skills. Knowledge of local TV marketplace. Willingness to learn and grow. Customer (internal and external) focus. Wide Orbit experience a plus. Ability to work under pressure and be a team player. Knowledge of Wide Orbit software helpful; College degree and digital experience preferred but not required. Click here to apply
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (R50015284)
FOX 5 Atlanta is seeking a highly motivated business developing Account Executive. The Account Executive is responsible for maximizing share on established television and digital accounts with emphasis on developing new accounts by converting marketing dollars and alternative advertising platforms. Services established agency accounts as directed by sales management. Establishes direct client contact while maintaining cooperative relationships with the agencies. Develops and presents in-depth multi-screen platform sales and research presentations. Responsible for obtaining revenue goals in all facets including existing accounts, new business, zero share business and digital. Strong understanding of digital platforms and a proven track record of successful digital sales. Work with Credit Manager to ensure appropriate credit references are furnished and timely payments are received for business sold. Generates frequent written correspondence such as pre/post buy letters. Provides the Local Sales Manager with weekly, monthly, and quarterly report.
Requirements: Ability to work under daily deadline pressure with attention to detail. Ability to be self-motivated and work as part of a team. Strong creative, organizational, planning and prospecting skills. Ability to communicate effectively/politely with co-workers and clients. Thorough knowledge of television ratings and research as it relates Nielsen and comScore/Rentrak data. Excellent presentation skills. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. Minimum of three years of experience in broadcast television and/or digital platform sales. Experience selling OTT platforms preferred. Click here to apply
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