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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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