Jobs at FOX 5

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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.

Current Openings

SALES

LOCAL SALES COORDINATOR (R50009601)

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.  

Requirements: 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.

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TRAFFIC DIRECTOR (R50009908)

The Traffic Director supervises the staff and daily work-flow of the Commercial Operations department to ensure daily and weekly goals are met. This includes but is not limited to evaluates, establish and document operational goals and procedures for the department. Maintains systems to maximize revenue on a daily basis by moving available inventory. Review and communicate with Sales Managers regarding inventory. Works with Finance to resolve discrepancies and Engineering to resolve technical issues. Coordinates displaced inventory and log presentations with staff to ensure inventory maximization and commercial placement accuracy. Coordinates commercial material instructions to ensure material assignment accuracy. Responsible for performance management of staff including annual review process. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of show format detail, and for the timely scheduling of show formats to ensure accurate spot avails are generated. Researches and verifies requests for spot credit.

Requirements: Ability to work under daily deadline pressure, strong verbal and written communication skills, good organizational and presentation skills. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Two to four years of TV Traffic experience related to responsibilities.

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NEWS

PRODUCER (R50010057)

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 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.  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:  Proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline.  Communicates clearly, effectively and politely with the public in person and over the telephone.  A 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. 

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DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER (News) (R50009610)

We're hiring a Digital Content Manager to oversee our next-level team at WAGA-TV in Atlanta. Reporting to the News Director, the Digital Content Manager will lead our team of local Digital Content Creators, who are focused on telling stories that truly matter to digital and social users.

Does this sound like you? You're driven, smart, full of energy and as digitally and socially savvy as they come. You’re a leader, but you also know there is no “I” in team. You strive to make a difference every day, and have a deep passion for what you do. You're (very) competitive, sharp, resourceful, quick-thinking, and not afraid to try something new. You're a hard worker by nature, you set the bar high and you want to win. Big.

The person we're looking for is a news junkie who lives and breathes content and knows how to inspire a team. If you're a digital content-creating rockstar who is hungry for the next step in their career, this job is for you.

Responsibilities: Oversee team that creates compelling, UX-focused news and event-based content relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Prioritize allocation of digital resources to cover the most important stories, based on data derived from real-time analytics and trends. Guide digital team’s editorial decisions. Serve as digital leader and resource in the newsroom to ensure station’s digital and social media dominance. Follow group standards for digital publishing. Maintain continuous communication with other FTS digital teams and Group Content Team. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

Requirements:  Four (4)+ years of experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms preferred. Proven history as leader and/or project lead within a team. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Strong desire to advance in digital news career. Superior news judgement, writing and copy editing skills. Fanatical attention to detail. Thrive under pressure. Stellar communication skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus). 

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