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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.



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 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. 


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. 


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. 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 experience producing or newsgathering experience for broadcast at a commercial television station preferred.



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.



FOX 5 Atlanta & (market #9) seeks an account executive to service an established client list as well as prospect and develop new business.  Qualified candidates should have a minimum 3+ years spot television and internet ad sales experience.  Candidate must provide a track record of success as well as positive relationships with clients, agencies and co-workers. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, a quick study, able to work independently and have a strong desire to win!  Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Donovan, Wide Orbit and One Domain is required.  Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in a related field preferred.



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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