Job Postings

Listed below are available employment positions that have been submitted to the Atlanta Press Club. Click the title to read more.

Public Affairs Intern

Public Affairs is a vibrant
public relations company run by Paula Hovater in Roswell, GA. The company works
with clients like the Atlanta Press Club and Wells Fargo, supporting and
organizing exciting events and projects such as the annual Atlanta Press Club
Hall of Fame and the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Trust Award.

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

Students will spend their
time working on multiple projects (the annual Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame,
the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust Fund, Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker
Luncheons, etc.) in direct relation to organizations such as the Atlanta Press
Club and Wells Fargo. 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.

Communication Requirements and Responsibilities:
* Understanding of basic public relations principles and have the ability to
apply in a real-world situation

* Be able to write the following:
o media advisories
o public service announcements (PSAs)
o bios
o press releases
o pitch letters
* Conduct background research
* Coordinate speakers and sponsors for events at the Atlanta Press Club
* Update media contact list
* Assemble press mailings
* Attend special events

Administrative duties
* Answer phone
*Check and follow-up with email when requested
*Filing
* Attend client meetings and events when appropriate

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

Please send a resume, cover
letter, and two writing samples to phovater@atlpressclub.org
to apply for the position

Traffic Manager at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Traffic Manager leads a team of station Log Editors & Copy Editors and oversees completion of accurate daily logs according to deadlines. This position works with Director Programming and Station Mgrs to analyze network and daypart revenue contribution and recommend pricing and rate strategies to optimize revenue. The Traffic Manager works with and finalizes specified logs for assigned stations. This position provides excellent customer support to station management and oversees programming formats for assigned stations.

Education:
High school diploma or equivalent. College degree preferred.

Experience:
Experience in all phases of TV traffic department and TV sales terminology. Previous supervisory experience required.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with Wide Orbit traffic system.
Ability to work under pressure and ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
Good leadership skills.
Must be a team player who can work well with Traffic Department, other station departments and corporate personnel. Excellent problem solving skills.
Ability to handle intense pressure while communicating with multiple sales departments.
Good computer skills

To apply:

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

Communications Intern at CARE

Job description:

This position’s primary responsibilities will include writing and editing a variety of documents, in addition to conducting research and tracking communications related to the Office of the President.

Some of the CARE projects the selected intern will work on are: helping the office of the president with speech preparation, writing correspondence letters, preparing meeting briefings, assisting with the timely publication of content on CARE’s SharePoint site, and verifying information for accuracy in all speeches and written communications disseminated under the Office of the President.

This position is also responsible for coordinating the President of CARE’s presence on several social networking websites. S/He will work closely with the President’s staff and CARE’s marketing and communications team to ensure consistency in messaging and timely updates to content.

This position may also be asked to with a variety of CARE’s internal communications efforts. This may include editing CARE’s monthly newsletter, updating CARE’s intranet site (Sharepoint Platform) editing communications, analysis or working on EMT communications and/or employee engagement activities.

The intern will take on additional projects as needed for the President’s office.

To apply:

To apply send your resume and cover letter to kriley@care.org with enrollment verification and course credit.

News Producer at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 / WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Producer creates, coordinates and executes all newscasts. This position writes scripts for broadcast, digital content platforms, participates in daily editorial meetings and presents story ideas. The Producer develops the day-to-day on-air look of the newscast to attract the largest available audience to the station’s profitable newscasts. In addition, this position plays a key role in creating the show’s vision based on goals set by news management.

Essential Job Functions

Content creation – coordinates story development w/reporter and desk.
Show production – creates production elements, show/story flow.
Writing – writes minipaks, intros, VOs and co/sots.
Booth producing – coordinates live elements with crew and news team.
Story review/production – oversees script review, reporter storytelling and direction

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience:

Minimum four years experience producing news for a television or cable station. Experience with Avid, Internet production tools, and MS office strongly preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to effectively communicate with reporters, photographers, assignment editors and production staff to create an aggressive, fast-paced newscast.
Must be a self starter with ability to follow through on projects until completion.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule.
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Newscast producing, show writing, i-news experience preferred
In depth understanding of the news business.

To apply:

www.meredith.com/meredith_corporate/careers.html
Meredith Corporation, CBS46 / WGCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Public Relations at Agnes Scott College

Job description:

Develops and maintains a proactive media relations program and serves as a spokesperson for the college within the guidelines of applicable laws and college and departmental policies and procedures. Reports to the senior director of communications and works with co-workers, faculty, staff, alumnae, students, external media, and other contacts to advance the visibility, reputation, and goals of the college.

1. Develops and maintains a proactive public relations program that includes digital and print media as well as media relations. 
2. Along with the senior director of communications, serves as a spokesperson for the college and/or identifies appropriate spokespersons.
3. Oversees the development of content for brand related messaging in digital and print communications including the college’s website, social media presence and news related publications.
4. Supervises the director of digital strategy s well as communications interns responsible for assisting with the development and dissemination of content. 
5. Serves as editor of Agnes Scott The Magazine.
6. Creates and maintains an editorial calendar for the college website as well as writing and developing content, including articles, photo essays and stories.
7. Designs, implements and periodically updates a media relations plan to advance core strategic goals of the college through positive news, features and editorial coverage.
8. Develops story concepts and places them in local, regional and national news media and cultivates and maintains relationships with local and national media, and responds promptly to media requests.
9. Cultivates relationships with faculty, staff, and students as a basis for current source sheets on faculty and staff and for content development and feature stories. 
10. Advises and trains faculty, staff and students about working with media.
11. Along with the senior director of communications, develops and disseminates crisis communications for both internal and external audiences.
12. Monitors the news daily for media opportunities.
13. Researches and writes speeches as needed.

Requirements:
Education: BA/BS in related occupational field of study.
Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years work experience in public relations and/or journalism. 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 
* Considerable knowledge of national media, various cultural differences and concerns, and public relations practices in higher education.
* Ability to exercise diplomacy, think quickly in response to media questions, and to shift priorities to meet a changing market.
* Proficiency in computer and Internet use.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage a heavy workload and multiple priorities, and to maintain confidentiality.

Other: 
* Travel and work in off-campus settings may be required
* Irregular hours may be required on a regular basis.
* High self-confidence and poise essential to position function.

Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional moving of light objects. Work is generally performed in an office.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Agnes Scott does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

To apply:

Reference the position title of Director of Public Relations on the Subject line and e-mail a resume, letter of interest, professional references and salary requirements to hrjobs@agnesscott.edu. Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college’s staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.

Communications Specialist at Southern Regional Education Board

Job description:

The Southern Regional Education Board works with 16 member states to improve public education at every level, from pre-K through Ph.D. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Atlanta, SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislators who recognized the link between education and economic vitality. 

SREB’s work in Educator Effectiveness helps states create policies that support teacher effectiveness so that students learn more in their classrooms. 

The Communications office supports SREB’s mission by focusing the organization’s messages and bringing SREB’s resources to our key audiences efficiently and effectively. 

Full Position Description:

The Communications Specialist for educator effectiveness is an integral member of both the SREB Communications and Educator Effectiveness teams. The position reports to the Director of Communications with dotted-line accountability to the Vice President of Educator Effectiveness.

This is a temporary, full-time in-house staff position, effective April 1 – October 31, 2014.

Responsibilities
-Plan and execute strategic communications for SREB’s work in educator effectiveness 
-Write and edit reports from detailed outlines provided by educator effectiveness staff
-Write web content, news stories and press releases, fact sheets and other products to support communications plans
-Manage content for the educator effectiveness section of SREB.org and proactively pursue improvements in interactive communications and engagement, including developing and implementing a social media strategy
-Plan and execute regular email communications, feedback forms and surveys, including managing contact lists
-Manage production of photo, video or information data graphic resources related to educator effectiveness
-Monitor and analyze media coverage of SREB’s educator effectiveness work as well as general trends and patterns in coverage and discourse about educator effectiveness in SREB states
-Support media relations for educator effectiveness by identifying key outlets and contacts and targeting news about SREB’s work to them
-Provide production and editorial support for webinars, audiovisual presentations and in-person meetings
-Coordinate design, production and distribution of educator effectiveness print pieces, such as papers and policy briefs

Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications, education policy or related field
-With minimum five years of experience in communications, news writing, marketing or project management. Experience working with nonprofit or education organizations preferred.
-Background in education policy preferred
-Demonstrated ability to write and edit effectively
-Demonstrated ability to manage portfolio of multiple project and proven track record of taking initiative and solving problems
-Ability to incorporate basic principles of graphic design into communication products
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 
-Familiarity with online content management, database search systems

The ideal candidate has
-A strategic approach to communications
-A background in or strong desire to learn about education policy
-A grasp of big-picture issues as well as attention to detail 
-Demonstrated leadership skills
-A creative, positive approach to problem solving

Occasional travel may be required.

To apply:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to send, in a single PDF file, a letter of application with a current resume, three relevant writing samples that demonstrate effective news and marketing writing, names and contact information for three professional references and salary requirements. You may apply by: fax 404-872-1477 or email: human.resources@sreb.org 

SREB is committed to recruiting, selecting and retaining the best employees by affording equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of age, religion, marital status, disability, race, gender or sexual orientation. This policy includes those provisions of law that apply in particular to disabled veterans. SREB offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including the TIAA-CREF retirement program.

Traffic Coordinator at CBS46 WGCL-TV/Meredith Corporation

Job description:

The Traffic Coordinator performs copy and/or log duties. This position will also assist programming as needed.

Education:

Completion of high school, or equivalent.

Experience:

Previous broadcast experience working in radio or television programming or traffic department.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proficiency with Microsoft Windows
Experience with broadcast traffic software

To apply:

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

Anchor/Reporter at CBS46 WGCL-TV/Meredith Corporation

Job description:

The Reporter/Anchor gathers news for broadcast, web and other platforms of the future. The incumbent appears on-air, including live shots. The Reporter/Anchor shoots, writes and edits stories. In addition, this position:
-Fills-in for anchor as needed.
-Works with assignment desk, producers and managers on story development.
-Writes daily content for the website.

Education:

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

Experience:

Two years of related news experience.
Experience with breaking news and ad-lib situations.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Good written and verbal communication skills.
Good editing and shooting skills.
Good news gathering skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.

To apply:

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

Investigative Consumer Reporter at CBS46 WGCL-TV/Meredith Corporation

Job description:

The Investigative Reporter – Consumer will research, produce and present original, local news stories with a consumer focus that will help establish/maintain the station’s identify and image in the community and support the station’s brand. Responsible for obtaining and verifying evidence by interviewing, observing, or by analyzing records. This reporter will also be accountable for accurate reporting of stories as they may impact and/or create controversy in the local community and will be expected to develop community contacts and sources to deepen their enterprise work.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Broadcasting or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience:

Five to seven years related reporting experience. Investigative experience strongly preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong understanding of undercover reporting – legal, journalism, ethical issue, strong writing,
Knowledge of current events
News management software and editing, preferably, iNews and Avid.
Strong research, journalism and storytelling skills.
Outstanding organization skills.
Ability to multi task and manage short and long-term projects.
Ability to fashion a story visually.
Strong writing skills.
Ability to work under minimal supervision.
Knowledge of the FOIA process, computer-assisted reporting, data-driven reporting and legal issues preferred.
Strong on-air presence.

To apply:

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

All Platform Journalist at Georgia Public Broadcasting

Job description:

GPB News is searching for a seasoned broadcast journalist to contribute to our new primetime news and public affairs television program On The Story, our statewide public radio network and our digital platforms. This reporter will be based at GPB’s Savannah, Ga. bureau covering Georgia’s coastal region for statewide and local audiences.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Reporting/producing, recording/shooting, writing, editing and voicing/hosting for live and recorded radio and television news program and digital platform. 
  • Enterprising and pitching creative and unique daily radio, television, and digital news stories to editorial team
  • Writing and posting stories on station website and engaging with your audience on social media.
  • Producing high-quality long & short form radio, television, and web news stories. 
  • Applying journalism ethics, style and editorial standards to all work.
  • May operate audio console and substitute as radio host. 

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Experienced audio, visual and digital storyteller with exceptional on-air experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience and a solid track record as a radio and/or video journalist; national and/or large-market experience preferred. 
  • Video live shot field reporting (Experience with new transmission systems including 4G LTE a plus).
  • Proficiency using audio recording field and studio equipment and digital video and still cameras. 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere and knowledge of audio and video compression techniques. 
  • Proficiency in web-based skills including HTML editing, information and meta data tagging, posting content to third party services including Brightcove, YouTube and Storify. 
  • Understanding of public media journalism and the role and proper use of social media to engage audience.
  • Energetic and curious self-starter; excellent time-management skills and adherence to deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills; Maintains updated network of contacts/sources.
  • A reliable vehicle and a current operator’s license; requires some travel.

To apply:

Qualified candidates must upload resume, cover letter, references, audio/video/photo portfolio web link and applicant form on the GPB Job Center located at www.gpb.org/jobs. ONLY applications submitted through the GPB Job Center WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Deadlines To Apply: Open Until Filled
Georgia Public Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.