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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 demonstrated proficiency in the use of social media to interact with news viewers and expand the reach of our news operation. We require an individual 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 reporting experience required. Must possess strong social media skills. Must have a broad working knowledge of police procedures, the court system, and municipal, state and federal operations. Also must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters of reporting for mass media. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems.
The candidate will shoot and edit news stories and special events. They must operate the live truck and other ENG equipment, as well as establish live shots, as required by the news department. The individual must operate
communications equipment in live trucks. They must operate equipment in ENG receive including: tuning in microwave and live shots; utilizing machines for record/dub/edit purposes; downlinking satellite transmissions.
This person must utilize various communications equipment for both in-house and field communications. This person must also understand the use of good lighting, photographic, audio and editing techniques as
required in the production of quality news. Perform other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, or broadcasting required. Minimum of four years of experience as a news photographer/editor. Knowledge of basic journalism and production techniques. Experience with the operation of a P2 camera, P2 editing equipment, and non-linear experience. Must have an understanding of how to utilize social media to gain more newscast viewers and draw more consumers to fox2detroit.com and the Fox 2 Facebook page. A geographical and/or historical knowledge of Metro Detroit is a plus. Must have a valid driver's license.
News Producer (Temporary, Part-Time)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Producer/Writer. Individual will produce and write compelling newscasts. Will be responsible for generating stories, actively engaged in daily newsgathering, writing accurate broadcast copy for multiple platforms, including website and social media. Also responsible for coordinating coverage with the assignment desk and reporters. May be called on upon to field produce or write for other newscasts. Will create graphics and edit video for air and booth live newscasts during breaking news. Other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required. The candidate must possess a minimum of three years’ experience as a television newscast producer in a medium to major market. Candidate must have exceptional news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, excellent communication and people skills. Must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV production techniques and newsroom computer systems required. Must be creative, detail-oriented and a problem solver. The ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations and meet deadlines in fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential. A working knowledge of Metro Detroit history and culture is preferred.
Per Diem Assignment Editor (Temporary, Part-Time)
WJBK's News department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Per Diem Assignment Editor. This person will investigate and set-up stories for reporters, 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, coworkers 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 with our reporters, producers, on social media and to our Website. Will be expected to research, gather and produce relevant, timely original content, including breaking news for use on digital, social, streaming and broadcast platforms.
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 various shifts both weekdays, weekends and holidays. Candidate must be a good communicator who will support and collaborate with co-workers in a team environment.
Account Executive (Regular, Full Time)
We're looking for experienced OTT salesperson to manage develop, assist and service business for the Fox local extension OTT platform (FLX)
Prospecting new business, present FLX capabilities via Zoom and in-person. Act as category expert, working alongside Fox linear sales teams. Overseeing all schedules throughout the campaign; work directly with stations, advertising agencies and clients to increase revenue for the FLX platform
Excellent communication skills, proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Wide Orbit a plus. Knowledge of the local TV marketplace and how they are adapting to new OTT channels. Sales Hunter
2-3 years of successful experience in the digital media industry; Digital Video Advertising and/or Digital Agency/Digital Publisher experience preferred. College degree preferred. IAB certification preferred. Familiarity with basic digital media technology. Excellent presentation skills. Preferred Qualifications: Existing relationships with senior level client or agency decision makers. Digital agency relationships.
Sales Assistant-FLX (Regular, Full-Time)
We are looking for a Sales Assistant to join FOX Television Stations FLX OTT platform. As a member of the team, you will work in a fun, fast-paced and fluid environment. You will work with sales leadership, AE’s and marketing on all aspects of the pre and post sales process.
Assist Local Account Executives in the Fox Local Extension (FLX) sales department. (OTT/Digital ad sales) General administrative work, manage pipelines, CRM. Order processing. Assist AE’s on prospecting, research gathering, sales planning, invoicing. Act as liaison between AE’s agency buyer and clients.
Excellent communication skills. MS Office applications. Organization and prioritization skills. Knowledge of local TV marketplace. Willingness to learn and grow. Customer (internal and external) focus. Wide Orbit experience a plus. Ability to work under pressure and be a team player.
Knowledge of Wide Orbit software helpful; College degree and digital experience preferred but not required.
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