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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
Meteorologist (Regular, Full-Time)
The Meteorologist will serve as the primary producer and presenter of weathercasts on-air and online. Will utilize forecasting experience and technology to create graphics used in broadcasts and digital platforms. The Meteorologist will generate multiple daily weathercasts, text stories, social media postings and blogs for Fox 2's aggressive weather strategy. WJBK/Fox 2 is seeking an energetic and motivated team player to join WJBK's Weather Authority Team. Primary responsibility to gather and interpret weather data for on-air weather reports used in newscasts, online and social media channels. This includes generating graphics, writing and/or producing packages for air and reporting weather news both live and on tape for on-air broadcast purposes. Additionally, will represent the station at Fox 2 events (e.g., school visits, serve as host at charity events, and other station projects). Must have demonstrated command and reliability in forecasting and presenting weather. Also, the position requires personality, energy and a positive on-air presence in delivering to our viewers and interacting with other talent. Knowledge and use of social media as a method of delivering weather information on all platforms is mandatory. Must be calm and authoritative in breaking situations. Local knowledge a significant plus.
Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology or equivalent broadcast experience forecasting weather on-air required. Minimum three years working in the field of communications as a weathercaster. Must be able to provide examples of on-air severe weather coverage, on-air or web weathercasts, and evidence of engagement with users of digital platforms. Familiarity with winter weather forecasting is preferred. Proven ability to gather, interpret, prepare and present weather information during live newscasts and other station productions. Strong writing and producing skills are also essential. Ability to contribute ideas on a daily basis and be able to troubleshoot operational issues related to the weather department and to communicate effectively with newsroom management on any unresolved issues. Knowledge of local market and the weather patterns in our area will allow the Meteorologist to offer expertise to the newsroom staff regarding coverage plan on severe weather days. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with peers and news management and other contacts outside the station. AMS, CBM, NWA sealed meteorologist preferred. Must have the technical capability to operate content-generating systems associated with reporting weather for broadcast and on digital platforms.
Job Code: 8316
News Reporter (Temporary, Part-Time)
WJBK's News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Reporter. 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. Knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices.
Job Code: 8330
Photographer/Editor (Temporary, Part Time)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Photographer/Editor. Candidate will shoot and edit news stories and special events. They must operate 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.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, or broadcast required. Minimum of four years’ 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 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.
Jobe Code: 8238
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 news gathering, 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 strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, excellent communication and people skills. Intermediate to advanced experience with Social Media platforms and Website postings required. 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. Exceptional news judgment a must. The ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential. A working knowledge of Metro Detroit history and culture is preferred.
Job Code: 6215
Stagehand (Temporary, Part-Time)
WJBK’s Fox 2 is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide expertise as a stagehand for on-the-air, rehearsals and general studio production. Responsibilities include the following: Assists with production planning and consulting on staging logistics; Constructs, installs, repairs, dismantles and stores scenery, props and materials; Installs, erects, adjusts, handles, operates, maintains and repairs studio lighting equipment; Prompts, cues, and times talent during commercial tapings, show tapings and live shows; Operates special equipment such as the teleprompter; Constructs major set pieces for commercial, public service and news productions; Assures proper cleanliness of studio facilities and keeps props and scenery orderly and in good repair. Performs all of the above for remote productions and other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, team oriented, broadcast news and production environment. Have an in-depth knowledge of broadcast theatrical lighting and staging techniques. Minimum associates degree or equivalent TV broadcast experience. Five years lighting and staging experience required. Teleprompter experience necessary. Must have a proven ability to establish effective working relationships, effective communication skills, and ability to work independently. Able to lift 75-pounds, reach above one’s head and climb ladders exceeding 14-feet. Must be able to stand and walk up to five (5) hours continuous. Valid driver’s license. IATSE Union membership.
Job Code: 8983
Account Executive (Regular, Full-Time)
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: 8953
Sales Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)
WJBK's Sales Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Sales Assistant. Individual will perform administrative and office support activities for the V.P. General Sales Manager and the Research Director. Will assist the General Sales Manager with various tasks which include: answer telephones, receive and direct visitors; coordinate travel and maintain monthly expense reports for both the General Sales Manager and National Sales Manager; maintain political tracking and upload orders on the FCC file; and update trade agreement book. Will also assist the Research Director with various tasks which include: maintain all sports tracking reports; update the regular and political rate guides; update all sports schedules; and create presentations and one-sheets. Additionally, will update programming in the Nielsen Enames system and send out end times; update quarterly program schedules for WJBK; update and post sales one-sheets, presentations and tracking reports on BOX; and provide back-up to the sales assistants for the Local Sales Manager and National Sales Manager.
4-year college degree preferred; high school degree required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel and Power Point. Knowledge of Nielsen ratings and Wide Orbit products are a plus. Minimum of 2 years' experience working in an office environment. Strong communication skills, detailed and organized.
Job Code: 8341
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