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



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. 

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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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The Research Director will track ratings for all stations.  Develop promotional materials, qualitative profiles and positioning pieces for sales staff.  Create rating estimates for local and national sales teams.  Maintain Nielsen station information and remain current with Nielsen related issues.  Manage all research related computer systems and programs.  Provide web analytics for the Digital Sales Manager and Creative Services Department. 
Provide research as it pertains to programming & promotions decisions.  Work with station departments to provide research data as needed on research related functions including ratings interpretation. 

Requirements:  Candidate must have knowledge of various products including Wide Orbit Media Sales and Nielsen Arianna.  Candidate should possess excellent communication and computer skills.  Applicant must be an innovative, strategic thinker able to work in a team environment.  Must have strong analytical skills, multi-tasking and be an efficient time manager.  Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or Statistics or equivalent work experience desired.  Three or more years of experience in TV Sales Research or related field, and strong working knowledge of Nielsen methodology preferred.  

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The News Trainee will learn all facets of their respective department as preparation for full-time regular employment at a broadcast station.  This position writes scripts for FOX 5 Atlanta newscasts as assigned by newsroom producers and managers.  Assist with digital responsibilities including creating web stories and social posts on multiple platforms.  Assist assignment editors by monitoring incoming e-mail, monitoring scanners, answering telephones and performing other duties as directed by newsroom managers and staff.  Work with reporters and photographers to gather video and interviews for newscasts as needed.  Assist field crews in executing live remotes by communicating with the newsroom, helping with cabling and lighting and other duties as needed.  Perform a variety of clerical duties as assigned by newsroom management and staff, including answering newsroom telephones, sorting mail, and collating and distributing memos and other documents.  Being able to communicate effectively is a must. 

Requirements:  Candidate must be a recent college degree (one year or less) recipient, preferably in Journalism or Broadcasting.

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Assist Creatives Services Department and Contributors in researching social interest topics that would be the content for the social topic segments and podcasts.   Identify and pitch social interest stories for segment content.  Identify and pitch stories and guests appropriate for the segment and associated podcast.  Prepare appropriate research for pitch meetings with contributors, producers and anchor.  Conduct pre-interviews with contributors.  Solid news judgment and a grasp of local news, politics and current events.  Schedule guests for the segment and podcast.  Plan for anticipated future news events.  Cut video and sound, and make graphics as needed.  Write scripts for a podcast rundown.  Ability to write in a vibrant conversational style that makes the subject matter relevant, clear and catchy.  Ability to identify news, select video and sound bites and oversee editing.  Assist with Podcast creation. 

Requirements:  Excellent writing, production and communication skills.  Creative thinking and a passion for news and current events.  Team-player attitude and attention to detail.  Ability to meet critical deadlines.  Knowledge of television, field and studio production.   College degree preferably in Journalism or Broadcasting, and be a recent graduate (within one year or less).

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