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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 Digital Editor is responsible for posting 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 is responsible for posting and engaging with users on the station's social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.  The Digital Editor 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 sections during major news events.  Candidate must demonstrate ability to produce engaging content for social media users, handle multiple demands and completing priorities simultaneously in a strict deadline-oriented environment, and excellent communication skills. A bachelor's degree from a four year college or university is preferred, two to three years of experience working for an online news organization, and one to two years of experience posting news content to social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. 

NEWS TRAINEE (Temporary – 6 months)

Write scripts for FOX 5 newscasts as assigned by newsroom producers and managers. 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. Collate and distribute news scripts for FOX 5 newscasts. 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. Candidates must have a college degree preferably in Journalism or Broadcasting, and be a recent graduate (within one year or less). Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Basic computer skills are required.



The Master Control Coordinator is responsible for managing operations in Master Control while also working as a Master Control Operator.  Responsible for switching live programming in Master Control, segment and prep shows, and ingest commercial content as well as feeds from satellite, fiber, and in house production.  Create and manage record schedules and confirm all program and commercial content is properly prepped and ready for air.  Ensure the quality of our on-air product while developing methods on improving workflow and minimizing any possible errors.  Candidate will also assist in troubleshooting equipment issues and will work closely with engineering staff to keep the facilities operating smoothly.  Maintain iTX database and perform regular preventative maintenance on the system.  Work closely with other departments in the station to facilitate their needs and interactions with Master Control.  Applicants must be flexible to work varied shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays.    Candidate must be a self-starter, detail oriented, good organizational skills, effective communicator and able to perform well under pressure.  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; a college degree preferred.  Five years of experience in a top 20 market television station a plus.

PRODUCTION TRAINEE (Temporary – 6 months)

Operates robotic and hand-held cameras; help with lighting equipment and teleprompter; assist with set and prop construction and perform other duties as necessary. 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.



FOX 5 ATLANTA is searching for an awesome WRITER/PRODUCER to join our award winning Promotion team. This is your chance to work at one of the top FOX stations in the nation and show off your brilliant creative skills to a large market audience every day. Candidate must have amazing initiative and work ethic with at least 2-3 years of promotion experience at a news station. Excellent writing skills are required! Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work well with others. Non-linear editing experience and camera operation skills are needed. Make sure to highlight any involvement in late news promotion, unique social media strategies, or understanding of design programs. Candidate must also have a college degree in a related field.

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Send resume with salary requirements and non-returnable tape (if applicable) to:
Human Resources
WAGA-TV/FOX 5 Atlanta
1551 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Fax: 404-724-4426


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