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The following represents brief/broad position descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills for each position.
Reporter/Anchor(Regular, Full Time)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Reporter/Anchor. Must bring hustle, originality, innovations, and commitment to the job every day. Will be expected to establish contacts and develop original story ideas. Must write and report with fairness and clarity and be an outstanding storyteller and on-air performer. Must have a demonstrated proficiency in the use of social media to interact with news viewers and expand the reach of our news operation. We require a person who communicates with a diverse audience in a concise yet comfortable manner. This person will be able to recognize important issues and meaningful developments in continuing stories. The job requires composure in breaking news situations and command of a spectrum of topics including hard news, entertainment, and popular culture. Knowledge of the Detroit market a plus. Other duties as deemed appropriate to be assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism or related field or equivalent experience required. A minimum of three years of journalism background and television anchoring and reporting experience required. Must possess strong social media skills. Knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices.
Job Code: 090
Producer(Regular, Full Time)
WJBK’s News department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Producer. The ideal candidate must possess versatility to successfully execute a variety of producing functions in the evolving modern newsroom. These include, identifying and producing accurate, interesting and compelling stories and shows on multiple platforms while meeting deadlines. Candidate must be able to build graphics, edit video and post stories to our Website and social media. Must be able to perform as a digital journalist capable of producing and fronting an on-line news show that mixes breaking news, preloaded video clips, graphics and continual interaction with viewers/commenters.
Candidate must demonstrate strong news judgment, problem-solving skills and commitment to journalistic principles. We require a command of social media involvement with viewers and users, and the ability to quickly learn new production skills. A geographical and historical knowledge of Metro Detroit is a strong plus. The candidate needs to be available to work weekdays and weekends. Candidate must be a good communicator who supports and collaborates with co-workers in a team environment. Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required, as well as, demonstrated knowledge of television and digital production techniques and newsroom computer systems. Proven production experience in a medium to major market is a strong plus.
Job Code: 066
Assignment Editor(Regular, Full Time)
WJBK’s News department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as an Assignment Editor. This person will investigate and set up stories for reporters on a daily basis, and assign reporters and photographers with precise attention to logistics. Monitor police and fire scanners, websites and social media. Will be expected to have command of local and national events and recognize important developments in those stories. The successful candidate will need to possess strong communications skills for interaction with viewers, government and law enforcement officials, public relations professionals, co-workers and others. Must cultivate and maintain sources for newsgathering purposes, and conceive enterprising stories unique to FOX 2. The successful candidate will possess complete reliability in accurately gathering, recording and sharing information to our reporters, producers, on social media and to our Website.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required. Three years of assignment desk experience strongly preferred. Must have strong knowledge of television news and digital production techniques, as well as newsroom computer systems. Candidate must demonstrate strong news judgment, problem-solving skills and commitment to journalistic principles. We require a command of social media involvement with viewers and users. A geographical and historical knowledge of Metro Detroit is a strong plus. The candidate needs to be available to work weekdays and weekends. Candidate must be a good communicator who will support and collaborate with co-workers in a team environment.
Job Code: 067
Credit & Collections Manager(Regular, Full Time)
WJBK is seeking a highly efficient Credit and Collections Manager to join our Finance staff. Responsibilities include processing credit applications, coordinate monthly credit meetings, make collection calls, work with collection agencies on collection issues, Accounts Receivable, report payment discrepancies, apply daily cash receipts, manage bad debt, short pays & client overpayments, transmit and mail monthly invoices. Other duties as deemed appropriate to be assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience required. Minimum 2-3 years accounting experience. Proven ability to operate Microsoft Office Systems (i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook). Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills. Professional demeanor and proven ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships required. Must work effectively and courteously with the finance team and other departments. Ability to sit for extended periods of time. Must be able to work varied hours, holidays and weekends, as required. Broadcast experience helpful but not necessary.
Job Code: 407
Executive Administrative Assistant(Regular, Full Time)
An employee in this classification, under the supervision of the VP/General Manager, performs administrative duties: handles appointments; travel arrangements for GM; and expense reports. In addition, this position assists multiple departments such as: inputting daily promo spots and PSA’s into Wide Orbit for Creative Services and Community Services; tracking expenses for Sales/Research/General Manager; Forecasting and budgeting for various departments for the Finance Department; preparing/distributing job postings for the Human Resources Department. Inputting and eliminating job postings on the web for Station career opportunities. In addition, as the Petty Cash Custodian, this person is responsible for adhering to the SAQ policies. Other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Successful candidate must possess strong writing, organizational and verbal communication skills. Should be detailed oriented and have demonstrated ability to multi-task and follow through on all projects assigned, while meeting strict deadlines. Must be resourceful and pro-active identifying issues needing attention. Proper telephone manner required. Expert-level skills with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Power Point. Knowledge of Wide Orbit preferred. Must be able to work with multiple departments and station personnel. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentially regarding company information. College Degree in business or other related area, highly preferred. Minimum three years experience in an executive administrative function. Familiarity with broadcast news operations a plus. Moderate stair climbing, standing, sitting at workstation, and bending. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Job Code: 282
EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled; A VEVRAA Federal Sub Contractor
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to email@example.com, call (248) 552-5122, or visit our readily accessible station located at 16550 West 9 Mile Road Southfield, MI 48075-4720, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.