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.
Plans and supervises the production of weekend newscasts. Line produces assigned newscast, and fills in on other newscasts when necessary. Responsible for line producing unscheduled news coverage as needed. Evaluates work performance of newscasts producers and associate producers assigned to the weekend newscasts. Prepares newscast rundowns and builds graphic elements for use in the newscasts. Innovates non-traditional storytelling techniques. Must be proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline and accurate in regards to grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Candidate must be able to communicate clearly, effectively and politely. Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university preferred with a minimum of three years of experience producing television newscasts for broadcast on a commercial television station. Supervisory experience preferred.
The Information Specialist 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. Individual must be able to quickly adapt and respond to rapidly changing and breaking news stories. Candidate stays up to date on news events and topics of interest to viewers. Person 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. Applicant must be able to write and publish stories on the station's website and social media outlets. Position assigns, dispatches, and coordinates reporters/photojournalists news teams, as well as live remote crews and LNS helicopter. Candidate must have the ability to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure and 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 preferred. Avid nonlinear editing experience preferred. Experience shooting news video w-either an ENG camera or I-Pad a plus.
NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER
The News Operations Manager supervises and trains the Media Supervisor, Chief Photographer and SNG Technicians as well as oversees the operation and maintenance of electronic news gathering facilities and newsroom operations. This position advises the Assistant News Director and VP News on matters related to electronic news gathering equipment, including streaming, microwave and satellite transmission. Establishes and maintains maintenance schedules for electronic news gathering equipment including iNews computer system. Oversees and advises the News Department regarding the implementation of new technology in the newsroom, and communication equipment including cell phones. Individual is responsible for conducting annual performance appraisals for all supervisors and technicians under his/her supervision. Responsible for assuring compliance will all relevant Department of Transportation and FCC regulations. This role assists the Assistant News Director and the VP News in researching and developing the News Department's annual capital and operating budgets. Individual must be organized and be detail oriented. Must be able to communicate clearly and deal effectively/politely with the staff he/she supervises, contractors and the general public. Must have an exemplary driving record and provide WAGA with an official copy of his/her Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for the previous three years. A Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university, or technical school preferred. Candidate must have commensurate experience in a commercial television news operation including five years of experience in electronic news gathering operations (microwave and satellite). Candidate must have previous supervisory experience. Prior experience with Bit Central servers preferred.
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
The Director of Engineering & Operations will assist the VP, Engineering and Operations in the planning and design of station and remote broadcast systems; assures quality control of all installations; evaluates maintenance engineering staff for annual reviews; responsible for FCC compliance on all signals, logging procedures, and transmitter maintenance logs; assists VP in capital planning for entire building and department expense budget; oversees station documentation for all electronic installations as well as building drawings; performs other duties as assigned. Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university preferred. Five years of experience in supervising an engineering/broadcast operations workforce; strong knowledge of digital video systems; and strong knowledge of networking and IT desired.
Send resume with salary requirements and non-returnable tape (if applicable) to:
WAGA-TV/FOX 5 Atlanta
1551 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Fax: 404-724-4426. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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