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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 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.
MULTIPLATFORM CONTENT PRODUCER
The Multiplatform Content Creator is responsible for gathering, writing and creating content for broadcast, web, mobile and social channels. Coordinates live coverage of news events and participates in the selection and development of stories including. Applicant will also edit video segments for broadcast. Produces and coordinates reporter live shots and live talk-back interviews. Produces and coordinates interviews and field package shoots. Candidate will assist in control room during newscasts. Applicant must have skills in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure. Applicant must demonstrate proficiency in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Candidate must communicate clearly, effectively and politely with the public in person and over the phone. A Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university preferred. Two years of experience producing or newsgathering experience for broadcast at a commercial television station 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.
FOX 5 ATLANTA is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to join our award winning Promotion team! Do you enjoy developing creative ideas and solving problems? Are you a responsibility champion? Then send us the best resume we've ever seen! Individual would be responsible for coordinating and executing station events and all aspects of sales, community, and program driven promotions with third party sponsors, syndicators, and FOX network. This includes developing and writing proposals, contracts, and legal rules, as well as coordinating production of necessary promotional materials. Candidate must be extremely organized. Candidate must have outstanding communication skills. This position requires the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and represent the station and station brand with outside clients and viewers. Individual must be able to understand and effectively use social media and adapt to emerging technology. Two years of sales or community promotion experience is preferred. Prior experience with creative production programs such as Adobe Creative Suite and/or non-linear editing is a plus. We're a powerful station in a big city with a reasonable cost of living and great quality of life.
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 Avid Command, ISQ playout of Chyron Hyper-X, Chyron XClyps, Vinten Fusion 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. 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.
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WAGA-TV/FOX 5 Atlanta
1551 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
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