Assistant Director, Media Relations – Emory University

Emory University seeks a media communications professional with a keen news sense, superb writing and storytelling skills, and demonstrated success in obtaining high-value, high-impact media placements. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Media Relations, the media relations officer will play a key role in the development and implementation of integrated media relations and communications strategies that will enhance Emory’s visibility, impact and reputation. Working in partnership with the AVP and other media team members, the successful candidate will identify and develop innovative ways to leverage content in achieving placements in national and international media outlets, including print media, broadcast, social and digital.

Job Description
Emory University seeks a media communications professional with a keen news sense, superb writing and storytelling skills, and demonstrated success in obtaining high-value, high-impact media placements.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Media Relations, the media relations officer will play a key role in the development and implementation of integrated media relations and communications strategies that will enhance Emory’s visibility, impact and reputation.

Working in partnership with the AVP and other media team members, the successful candidate will identify and develop innovative ways to leverage content in achieving placements in national and international media outlets, including print media, broadcast, social and digital.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Ten or more years of senior-level communications management experience
Superb writing skills, a sharp news sense, keen analytic abilities
Proven track record in successful national and international media placement
Demonstrated storytelling ability utilizing video and social media
Proven ability to organize, shape, and align priorities and projects
Demonstrated knowledge of/experience in mainstream, digital/online and social media
Demonstrated ability to apply research and strategy in planning
Ability to work effectively as both a team member and a team leader
Understanding of higher education issues
Must exhibit leadership ability and be capable of working independently with minimal supervision to accomplish goals and objectives in a timely fashion
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or a related field, is required; master’s degree is a plus.
Preferred requirements include: Experience in working for a large, complex organization; experience working for an institution of higher education a plus; experience in issues management and crisis communications preferred
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Works with administration to identify programs, research, and cultural and other events appropriate for media relations attention.
Develops and implements promotional strategies and media relations programs to promote the organization locally, regionally, and nationally.
Establishes and maintains relationships with reporters through letters, telephone calls, and personal visits.
Creates media opportunities.
Responds to incoming media inquiries and prioritizes media coverage.
Attends campus events to host reporters on evenings and weekends.
Travels to meet with reporters and editors.
Monitors news to be aware of current events.
Researches issues/trends relevant to higher education.
Develops, writes and edits news releases, stories, articles, letters and other media relations communications materials.
Plans and assigns article ideas for periodicals.
Interviews sources for stories and obtains quotes and background information.
Participates in strategic communication planning and implementation including crisis communication and issues management.
Supervises staff by orienting, training, and providing performance feedback on an on-going basis.
Monitors new developments in electronic communications technology; recommends the acquisition of appropriate new technologies/applications.
Assists in developing distribution procedures and mailing lists.
May be responsible for managing various aspects of social media activities.
Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or related field. Five years professional experience in public relations, writing, or editing.

DATE REVIEWED/CREATED/MODIFIED: 11/14/11 JB
Operating Unit/DivisionCommunications and Marketing
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/TemporaryRegular
Minimum Hourly Rate $
23.076923
Midpoint Hourly Rate $30.817308
Minimum Annual Rate $
48000
Midpoint Annual Rate $64100
Additional Job Details
Specific responsibilities include:

• Develops creative and effective ways to tell Emory’s story across multimedia platforms.

• Develops and implements external communications strategies that promote and highlight extraordinary teaching, research, community service, and engagement, as well as the achievements of faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

• Cultivates strong relationships with major local, national and international media representatives, and uses network to identify and leverage media opportunities for the university.

• Collaborates with Communications and Public Affairs division team members, including health sciences colleagues, to develop creative and effective ways to tell Emory’s story across multimedia platforms.

• With the AVP, helps develop proactive approaches to issues management; anticipates potential issues and problems that could have a negative impact on the university; recommends strategies and action plans; and works in close coordination with the AVP for Media Relations and other senior leadership to ensure seamless communications. Serves as university spokesperson, as assigned.

• Helps interpret complex issues for internal and external audiences with the goal of fostering understanding of and building support for the university’s priorities and mission.

• Develops and provides media training sessions for faculty, deans and staff.

• Monitors and assesses news coverage and trends; develops, implements and monitors methods of measuring impact of media relations activities.

• Works with the AVP to develop and maintain a comprehensive crisis communications program for the institution.

To apply, go to www.hr.emory.edu/careers/index.html and search for Job Requisition ID 69367BR

Paid Internship – Public Affairs

Public Affairs is a vibrant public relations company run by Paula Hovater in Roswell, GA. The company works with clients like the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau and SaportaReport. 

 

The students will have the opportunity to interact with Atlanta’s top leaders in the business, non-profit and media communities.

 

Job Description:

 

Students will spend their time working on multiple projects. Strong writing and organizational skills are required. This internship needs a minimum of 18-20 hours per week (scheduling is flexible) and runs for the entire semester (a commitment of about 15 weeks).

 

Students will experience daily applications of a Public Relations environment with one-on-one instruction from the president and owner of the company, Paula Hovater, a professional with over 35 years of experience in the business. Rather than performing minor work, students will be directly involved with projects from beginning to end, aiding in research, planning, writing, execution, and finally evaluation of each task. Take-aways from this internship include increased knowledge in important programs and tools of the business, increased experience with various social media, knowledge of and direct connection with important companies in Atlanta and across the country, and new experience handling the day-to-day challenges of Public Relations.

Required Materials:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to paula@paulahovater.com to apply for the position.

Cell: (404) 625-2882

Address: 340 Chaffin Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Preferred Majors: Communications/English

Salary: $750 for entire semester

Duration: 18-20 hours per week for approx. 15 weeks (entire semester)

Degree Level: Bachelors or Masters

Intern Broadcast News – CBS46

This Internship is a paid, internship of approximately 20 hours per week during the academic semester. It is designed to provide meaningful and challenging projects for individuals interested in news department of a local broadcast station.

Essential Functions:
Experience and assist with various jobs in the news and production department.

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education:
College student or recent college graduate in related concentration.

Experience:
Limited experience required.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Competency in Microsoft Office Suite, effective verbal and written communication skills, valid drivers’ license preferred.

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at www.meredith.com Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chief Editor – SREB

SREB’s chief editor is responsible for ensuring that SREB print and electronic communications are clearly written and accurately edited. The chief editor also creates content about SREB programs for print, web, news media and social media.

SREB’s chief editor is responsible for ensuring that SREB print and electronic communications are clearly written and accurately edited. The chief editor also creates content about SREB programs for print, web, news media and social media. The position reports to the director of communications and works closely with staff throughout the organization. The chief editor:

Ensures that SREB materials comply with established editorial style, copyright and graphic standards
Edits or secures editing services for external communications from SREB
Directs and updates SREB’s editorial style guide. Acts as senior adviser to all SREB editors and arbiter of decisions about SREB editorial style
Works with multiple staff authors to revise drafts and finalize manuscripts for publication, including copyediting and proofreading for consistency, grammar and punctuation
Leads initiatives throughout SREB to improve the quality of SREB’s editorial products
Serves as primary liaison with SREB’s senior designer and production manager to coordinate design, revisions and print proofs
Backs up other communications team members for media relations, strategic communications consulting and web management.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

Four-year degree in journalism, communications or English
At least five years of writing and editing experience in a professional setting
Demonstrated ability to write and edit fluently and effectively, with strong attention to detail and command of English grammar
Excellent organization and time-management skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Demonstrated ability to manage portfolio of multiple projects
Preferred

Advanced degree in journalism, communications, English, education or public policy
Experience working in education, nonprofit or policy organizations
Familiarity with AP style
Understanding of basic principles of graphic design and digital communication
The ideal candidate has:

Familiarity with online content management systems
Proven ability to work with multiple academic authors
A background in or desire to learn about education policy
A grasp of big-picture issues as well as superior attention to detail

 

Qualified applicants may send a letter of application, current resume, the names and contact information (preferably, email addresses) of three professional references, and salary requirements. You may apply by:
Email: human.resources@SREB.org
Fax: (404) 872-1477
Mail: Southern Regional Education Board
592 10th Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318

Digital News Producer Trainee | Part-Time Temp – CBS46

The Digital News Producer Trainee learns and applies essential facets of digital platform production, writing, showcasing of stories, story selection across the .com, mobile and social media platforms. Training in the previously mention activities is provided for a short duration. The Digital News Producer Trainee begins with tasks that include newscast prompter operation and advances into digital news writing responsibilities. Within two to three months, or as opportunities arise, the Producer Trainee typically produces content for CBS46’s digital platforms.

Essential Job Functions:
30% Under the direction of authorized staff member, write and edit content for digital platforms – including slideshows
25% Rewrite press releases using AP style and proper formatting for the web for approval by authorized digital staff member
20% Under the direction of authorized staff member, curate for and post to social media
15% Cut video to attach to reporter stories, cut VOSOTs from shows for standalone clips
10% Work within Worldnow to share digital content from WGCL’s sister stations within the Meredith group.

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent training and/or experience. Training in HTML a plus.

Experience:
Limited experience required. Must have completed an internship or work study in the digital or broadcasting field. This is a trainee position.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must have understanding of journalism basics.
• Must be comfortable with complex material including public affairs, economic, sports and science.
• Good verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading.
• Ability to work a flexible work schedule and work as a member of a team.
• Must possess good writing and graphics skills with ability to provide an interesting and substantive product.
• Must be results oriented.
• Ability to work in a creative, fast-paced environment on multiple project simultaneously
• Proficient in news writing, AP style, non-linear editing and photo-shop

 

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at
meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/EXT/job/Georgia-Atlanta-WGCL/Digital-News-Producer-Trainee_JR02962
Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Photographer – CBS46

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The Photographer/SNG ENG Op is responsible for capturing and editing the moments and visuals for news stories, and is expected to be involved as much as possible in any other aspect of producing those stories. This role will also include the operation of the station’s SNG and ENG trucks.

II. Essential Job Functions | Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
60% Function as staff photographer; shoot and edit and help produce video of daily general
assignments and spot news stories.
15% Utilize existing technology to enhance story coverage.
15% Operate ENG and SNG Vehicles and related broadcast equipment.
10% Maintain related technical equipment in working order.

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education Minimum – High School diploma or GED required. Technical or vocational degree or two years of college preferred.

Experience
Minimum of three years of experience in television news photography preferably in a top 50 market, live ENG microwave truck operations and non-linear editing experience. NPPA Workshop and SNG Operations experience is a plus.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Good working knowledge of digital broadcast systems operations and broadcast system interconnection.
Operation of large vehicles and knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.
Possess good eye-hand coordination.
Have a valid Driver’s License with excellent driving history. Must have good navigational skills.
Able to work well under time constraints of news operation and be a good ambassador for the station at all times.
Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment.
Must be able to make decisions quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 80-90% local and/or regional travel

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at
www.meredith.com
Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Video Editor | Temp Fill-in – CBS46

The Video Tape Editor edits video tape for regularly scheduled newscasts and special projects.

Essential Job Functions
80%-Edits video content.
20%-Perform related job duties including archiving and back-up content.

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education: Completion of high school, or equivalent. College degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years editing experience in a local news environment. Previous editing experience in a production house environment will substitute for one year of news editing experience.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current state-of-the-art editing equipment.
Experience on Sony Beta Decks, DVC Pro Laptop and Avid.
Working knowledge of analog and digital editing.
Experience with Avid Newscutter preferred.
Shooting experience preferred.
Good attention to detail.
% Travel Required (Approximate): None

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at
meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/EXT/job/Georgia-Atlanta-WGCL/Video-Editor–Temp-Fill-in-_JR02918
Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Engineer – CBS46

The Maintenance Engineer repairs and maintains all mechanical and electronic equipment within the broadcast facility, as well as remote microwave sites, mobile production, and ENG/SNG vehicles. This position provides IT support and repair for Broadcast IT systems, repairs video production and master control switchers, video and audio routers, videotape recorders, video servers, studio cameras, ENG cameras and camcorders, video monitors, waveform monitors and vector scopes, audio, video and rf amplifiers, microwave transmitters and receivers, intercom and IFB systems, audio production boards, graphics production equipment, computers, and other electronic equipment generally associated with a broadcast television station.

Essential Job Functions
• 50% Performs troubleshooting of hardware and software problems on all Broadcast equipment. Repairs component or board level as appropriate.
• 30% Provides prompt service in support of daily News Department operations and other station departments.
• 15% Performs preventative maintenance as appropriate on station equipment
• 5% Cross-trains other member of the technical staff, and improves/updates technical job skills.

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education
Associate’s degree in Electronics or Computer Science, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience
Five years of experience maintaining technical equipment in a television broadcast or post-production facility preferred. Must possess mid-level experience and knowledge of computers, servers, data infrastructure including Ethernet and fiber in support of IP and communications protocols, and computer operating systems (Xp, Windows 7, Windows 10, Server 2008, etc).

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to install and configure computer hardware and software, and troubleshoot computer-related problems in support of Broadcast specific technology.
Ability to communicate with non-technical personnel to resolve equipment issues.
Good written and verbal skills.
Must possess a positive work attitude, a strong work ethic, and ability to work well with others.
Ability to prioritize and make changes to work plans without loss of efficiency or composure.
Ability to make well-informed decisions quickly while under pressure.
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule in support of a 24x7x365 Broadcast operation.
% Travel Required (Approximate): <5%

 

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/EXT/job/Georgia-tlanta-WGCL/Maintenance-Engineer_JR02883
Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Centralcast Operator | Part Time — CBS46

The Centralcast Operator monitors the on-air signal of multiple television stations and switches sources to air using Harris Automation as well as a manual master control switcher. Also Ingests programs, commercials and promos as needed.

Essential Job Functions

70% – Operates technical hardware and systems related to on-air operations. Monitors on-air signal of multiple television stations and switches sources to air using Harris Automation as well as a manual master control switcher. Records satellite feeds and ingests programs, promos, and commercials into playout servers.
Video editing as required.
15% – Documents on air operations through logs and reports including recording transmitter readings and writing discrepancy and shift reports.
10% – Communicates issues and problems to management and other personnel at local and remote facilities to ensure all material is ready for air.
5% – Participates in projects and special assignments as requested by management.

Education:

Completion of high school, or equivalent.

Experience:

At least 3 years of successful experience in a broadcast television station master control or operational/technical department is required.
Experience providing master control/operational support to multiple stations is highly preferred.
Experience with Harris Automation is highly preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to work flexible, varying shift schedules as needed including early mornings, overnights, and weekends.
Ability to adhere to strict deadlines and complete work assignments in an accurate and timely manner.
Must be adaptable and flexible with the ability to shift focus on new priorities.
Good interpersonal skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Must be team oriented and have had past successful experience working in a team environment.
Must have good organizational and time management skills.
Must be able to follow directions and dependably complete work assignments.
Must be technologically proficient.

 

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at
www.meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/EXT/job/Georgia-Atlanta-WGCL/Centralcast-Operator—Part-Time_JR02905
Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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