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 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. 

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The Production Trainee will operate studio and hand-held cameras. Help with lighting equipment, teleprompter and chyron. Assist with set and prop construction and perform other duties as necessary.

Requirements:  Candidates should have a recent college degree (one year or less), preferably in Journalism or Broadcasting. They must be able to take direction, work well with others, and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  

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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. 

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Coordinates live coverage of news events and participates in the selection and development of stories.  Produces and coordinates interviews and field package shoots, live shots and live talk-back interviews as needed. Position edits video segments for broadcast.  Individual will assist in the control room during newscasts.  Publishes content to web CMS and to social media networks.  

Requirements:  Candidate must be skilled in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure.  Candidate must be proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and able to communicate clearly and effectively/politely with the public in person and over the phone.  A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.  One year of experience producing or newsgathering experience for broadcast at a commercial television station 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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