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.
The Executive Producer is responsible for managing production of daily newscasts, publishing to digital and social channels and providing outstanding leadership in the newsroom. Collaborates with show producers, associate producers, web producers, photojournalists, and reporters assigned to their daypart. Evaluates work performance of program staff and develops, implements, and maintains standards of performance in writing, photography, editing, and graphic presentation in daily newscasts. Candidate identifies outstanding producers for promotion or recruitment. Applicant must have well-developed skills in the area of journalism and television production with a keen sense of what makes "good television". Candidate must have outstanding leadership skills, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and strong organizational skills.
Proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline, and must participate and excel in social media. Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in a related field preferred. Four years of experience producing television newscasts for broadcast at a commercial television station. Two years of supervisory experience preferred.
The Supervising Producer for Good Day Atlanta is responsible for the production of the broadcasts, plus digital channels. Candidate works with the assignment desk, reporters and newscast producers in determining news coverage and live reports. Applicant coordinates with the planner daily on segment planning. Position collaborates with the newscast producers regarding formats, rundowns and story showcasing, and also with reporters on story development and coverage. Assists the Executive Producer with performance management of producers and associate producers, and develops implements and maintains standards of performance in writing, photography, editing and use of graphics. Publishes content on all of our social media platforms and coordinates with digital team regularly. Applicant must be a dynamic leader, able to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure and have good organizational skills. Proficiency in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline is a must. Communicate clearly and deal effectively/politely with the public in person and over the telephone. Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university preferred. Five years of experience as a news line producer at a commercial television station. TV News management experience a plus.
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.
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.
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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