Jobs at FOX 2 Detroit

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.

 

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Digital Content Creator (Regular, Full-Time)
FOX Television Stations (FTS) Digital, the digital arm of one of the nation’s largest owned and operated TV station groups, is committed to being the digital leader in Live, News and Sports. We invest in the very best people, technology and ideas, and we’re here to drive transformation of traditional media to exciting heights. We’re looking for creative, innovative leaders who are passionate about digital and crave a challenge. We’re all in. Are you? Let’s go.

We’re hiring a Digital Content Creator to be a part of our next-level team at WJBK/Fox 2 in Detroit. Reporting to the (Digital Content Manager/Digital Content Director), the Digital Content Creator will be laser-focused on telling stories that matter most to digital and social users—and doing it better than anyone else. Does this sound like you? You’re smart, fast on your feet, team-oriented and full of energy. You’re an expert in digital and social media platforms. You know a big story when you hear it. You’re obsessed with details. Nothing gets past you. You have a zero-tolerance policy for grammatical errors. You could copy edit in your sleep (but you won’t—we promise). You love a fast-paced, challenging environment and crave the chance to learn new things. You’ve got goals, which you strive to meet and exceed (all of them). You thrive in a competitive, fearless culture of creativity and expertise. What you do matters, and you’re out to make a difference. Most of all, you want to win. Every. Single. Day.

The person we’re looking for loves and breathes digital news and information, and is driven by an intense passion for storytelling.  If that’s you, your dream awaits.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Create compelling, UX-focused content related to news, events and topics relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photo/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Engage and build loyalty among communities. Serve as liaison to newsroom, ensuring digital and social dominance. Reach and engage users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and beyond. Work with Group Content Team and other FTS markets to distribute high-interest stories at scale. Follow group standards. Monitor real-time analytics. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 3+ years’ experience developing and publishing content including news, on digital and social platforms preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Excellent writer and story teller. Superior news judgment. Impeccable writing and copy editing skills. Overwhelming attention to detail. Thrive under deadline pressure. Stellar communications skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus). Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends.
Job Code: 5678  


Digital Sales Manager (Regular, Full-Time)
FTS is hiring Digital Sales Managers in six of their owned and operated markets. The individuals will be responsible for conceptualizing and executing a winning digital sales strategy for their respective markets. Position will report to the local VP General Sales Manager and the VP of Digital Sales. The Digital Sales Manager (DSM) will be responsible for the overall monetization strategy for the Station's website, apps, OTT and social media platforms. The DSM plays a key role as the driving force behind revenue growth and new digital business development. 

Develop revenue-producing digital sales ideas for station from start to finish. Increasing local revenue share and driving creation of new digital business. Primary point of contact for all local digital sales campaigns. Internal expert on digital sales. Coach and motivate local sales staff. Track/maintain digital sales records for all clients. Create effective sales presentations and one-sheets, giving clients a clear picture of opportunities presented to them. Analyze campaign performance and communicate results to clients. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned. The person we’re looking for loves and breathes digital news and information, and is driven by an intense passion for storytelling.  If that’s you, your dream awaits.

REQUIREMENTS: 5+ years digital sales or sales management experience preferred. BA in Marketing, Communications or related field. Deep understanding of digital sales and how to meet client’s needs while also meeting/exceeding revenue goals. Expert in social media monetization. Understanding of ad tags, analytics and campaign tools. Demonstrated leadership skills. Experience developing/motivating winning teams. Must be able to thrive in an intense, fast-moving environment. Must be creative and have a passion for innovation. Must be a strong communicator with significant experience building/delivering presentations. Working knowledge of DART or similar operation systems.
Job Code: 5417  


Account Executive (Full-Time, regular)
WJBK’s Sales Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as an Account Executive. The person will maintain and improve existing clients and target prospective customers to sell comprehensive advertising campaigns utilizing all platforms including television and digital performing the following duties: 
•    Responsible for obtaining revenue goals in all facets including existing accounts, new business, zero share business and digital.
•    Meet regularly with sales management and digital team to communicate sales goals, new business development and forecasts.
•    Proficient in negotiation skills utilizing NSI LPM ratings, and qualitative research.
•    Possess strong written and oral communication skills including strong presentation skills.
•    Ability to identify and target new business opportunities and hit quarterly sales goals as assigned.
•    Call on prospective clients and present outlines of various programs, packages and opportunities for both linear and non-linear platforms.
•    Create and present marketing plans to encourage the use of FOX in their advertising mix.
•    Process all paperwork related to account lists accurately, completely and in a timely manner.
•    Work with Credit Manager to ensure appropriate credit references are furnished and timely payments are received for business sold.
•    Demonstrate responsibility for any and all equipment issued by FOX.
•    Represent WJBK FOX 2 in a professional manner at all times.
•    Regular attendance.
•    Comply with all 21st Century computer requirements – myfoxpay, Navigator training, password protection, computer usage, etc.
•    Comply with all 21st Century and Station polices – Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption, Insider Trading, etc.
•    Duties as assigned.
•    Entertain clients.
•    Local/regional travel.
 

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university preferred. Two to five year’s sales/advertising experience strongly preferred. Possess proficient skills in Word, Excel and Power Point (a plus). Knowledge of Wide Orbit preferred. Extremely organized, self-motivated, sales driven, team-oriented, works well under pressure in a fast paced environment. Good listening skills along with relationship building qualities. Must maintain valid driver’s license.
Job Code: 4653


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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 fox2jobs@foxtv.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.
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