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MAINTENANCE ENGINEER (R50012730)
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.
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ASSIGNMENT EDITOR (50012903)
The Assignment Editor is multi-functional with responsibilities and skills in different areas. The position requires researching, developing, and gathering news leads and stories for newscasts from the newsroom’s assignment desk or digital center. Must be able to quickly adapt and respond to rapidly changing and breaking news stories. Writing skills are essential as position must be able to write and publish stories on the station’s website and social media outlets. Stays up to date on news events and topics of interest to viewers. Develops contacts across government, law enforcement and business communities as well as developing local community contacts to generate exclusive stories and follow-ups. Monitors social media and scanners for breaking news and makes decisions on coverage and best use of resources. Develops plans for coverage of scheduled news events including assignment of personnel, equipment and other logistical concerns. Provides frequent, concise and effective communication to staff. Assigns, dispatches, and coordinates reporter/photojournalist news teams, as well as live remote crews and LNS helicopter. Discusses the development and progress of news stories with newscast producers, technological support staff, and news managers. Monitors competing news websites and social media sites for story ideas and developments. Receives, evaluates and responds to news tips from viewers and others received by phone, email or social media messages.
Requirements: Must be able to work a flexible schedule as news events and staffing require.
Ability to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure. Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot. Excellent communication/organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Minimum two years of experience in a commercial newsroom. Previous assignment desk experience required. 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
WEATHER ANCHOR (500
The Weather Anchor gathers and presents weather information for broadcast, digital and social channels. Plays an active role in producing weather content and coverage of significant weather events. Maintains weather computer systems, and develops new graphics and presentation styles to take full advantage of the systems’ capabilities. Gathers, prepares and presents weather information for broadcast/web/social platforms. Constantly monitors for the possibility of severe/significant weather. Works a flexible schedule to support coverage of significant weather events. Produces computer generated graphics, animations, and radar images for incorporation into on-air and digital weather reports using FOX 5’s weather graphics systems. Actively contributes to social media platforms, including the FOX 5 Atlanta account, FOX 5 Storm Team account and his/her individual talent account. Produces and presents reports from the field, both live and pre-produced, on weather-related topics as assigned. Stays abreast of developments in television weather technology. Makes recommendations to the News Director and News Operations Manager regarding hardware and software upgrades. Expected to make 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: Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure. Strong organizational skills. Well developed skills in the area of journalism, and television production with a keen sense of what makes "good television". Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in meteorology or related science required. Broadcast television weather anchor experience required. Click here to apply
DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR (R50013021)
The Digital Content Creator is responsible for publishing and updating news content on the station’s digital platforms, including but not limited to text stories, photos, links and related information, slideshows, videos and streaming of newscasts and live news events. Also responsible for posting and engaging with users on the station’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Alerts users to pertinent breaking news via mobile alerts and social media posts. Monitors web, mobile and social media sites for quality control purposes, and produces special web coverage during major news events. Works with the Digital Content Manager to maintain all production/quality aspects of the station’s web sites and social media platforms. Conceptualizes and produces high-profile, creative and engaging material for use across the station’s digital platforms. Performs duties of online writer/producer, specializing in print-style writing, copy editing and editorial newsgathering. Facilitates the gathering and online publication of local news and breaking news stories, selecting pertinent information from reporters, producers, assignment editors and outside sources and applying commonly-accepted standards of journalism. Reports, writes and publishes original, long-form news content unique to the station’s website and social media platforms. Produces compelling, engaging content for the station’s social media platforms. Identifies stories that are socially-driven, and creates posts that generate interest to drive engagement. Produces live streaming content for the station’s website, Facebook page and other digital live streaming platforms. Monitors social media platforms and responds to the station’s social audience. Works with newsroom editorial managers and supervisors to create a cohesive working atmosphere, integrating broadcast and online newsgathering to facilitate the delivery of content using digital, mobile and social media platforms. Communicates with broadcast news producers and managers to integrate the presentation of digital and social media content into the station’s on-air news product and vice-versa. Monitors the submission of user-generated content, and works with newscast producers and managers to facilitate the use of user-generated content in the station’s on-air news product.
Requirements: Expert knowledge of content management systems. Excellent print/web writing, web editing, interface design, social media and web production skills. Solid understanding of web publishing standards, design and usability. Demonstrated ability to produce engaging content for social media users. Knowledge of common web and application architectures. Knowledge of print and broadcast newsroom encoding techniques. Basic HTML and photo editing skills. Handle multiple demands and completing priorities simultaneously in a strict deadline-oriented environment. Excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills and solid work ethic; and ability to work under pressure as a cohesive team member. Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university preferred. Two to three years of experience working for an online news organization required. One to two years of experience posting news content to social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter required. Click here to apply
DIRECTOR/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (R50012961)
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. Click here to apply
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