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Senior Director of Public Relations at Agnes Scott

GENERAL SUMMARY: Develops and maintains a proactive media relations program and serves as a spokesperson for the college within the guidelines of federal state and local laws and college and office/departmental policies and procedures.  Reports to the associate vice president for marketing and public relations and works with co-workers, faculty, staff, alumnae, students, external media, and other contacts to advance the visibility, reputation and goals of the college. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Develops and maintains a proactive public relations program that includes digital and print media as well as media relations.
  2. With the AVP for marketing and public relations, serves as a spokesperson for the college and/or identifies appropriate spokesperson(s).
  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 director of digital strategy as 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’s website as well as writing and developing content, including articles, photo essays, videos 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. 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.
  9. With the AVP for marketing and public relations, develops and disseminates crisis communications for both internal and external audiences.
  10. Monitors the news daily for media opportunities; develops story concepts and places them in local, regional and national news media; cultivates and maintains relationships with local and national media; and responds promptly to media requests.
  11. Advises and trains faculty, staff and students about working with media.
  12. Researches and writes speeches or letters as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

Education: BA/BS in related occupational field of study.

Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years work experience in public relations and/or journalism.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent writing and editing skills for print and web publications; keen news judgment with as sense of what stories will engage and motivate audiences; experience with creating and executing a communications strategy; and background engaging and motivating internal audiences.
  • Media relations experience as a journalist and/or substantial experience working with reporters; social media experience parlaying stories into engaging content for social media channels; and understanding of which social media content works best for audiences and channels.
  • Possess a high level of self-confidence and poise essential to position function.
  • Experience preparing for and handling a crisis that requires internal and/or external communications.
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy, think quickly in response to media questions, act with a cool head and present a calm demeanor, and to shift priorities.
  • Experience with video production: planning and overseeing the creation of visual communications content.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, both verbal and written and ability to work with a variety of personalities within a diverse population.
  • Considerable knowledge of national media, various cultural differences and concerns, and public relations practices in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage a heavy workload with multiple priorities, and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills be a self starter.

Other: 

  • Travel and work in off-campus settings may be required
  • Irregular hours, evenings or weekends, may be required on a regular basis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

DISCLAIMER
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.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please apply online. Please submit a writing sample with your application. 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.

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

 

Local Sales Manager at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Local Sales Manager oversees the development of new revenue, expansion of revenue share for existing clients, client relationships and account executive capabilities.

Essential Job Functions

Attracts, motivates and retains highly qualified Account Executives.

Plans, manages and coordinates a comprehensive and aggressive program for revenue growth.

Provides leadership to sales team for revenue, market share growth and business development.

Provides input into station’s strategic planning, marketing and sales budgets as requested.

Prepares sales professional and creative presentations for management and clients.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements 

(All must be met to be considered)

Education: Bachelor’s degree In Marketing or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience: Eight to ten years local television sales or related experience. 

Previous management experience required. Proven track record of successfully managing a sales team.

Experience creating and implementing revenue producing programs required.

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must possess advanced knowledge of TV ratings and research.

Strong sales skills.

Excellent leadership skills.

Good problem-solving skills.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Good computer skills.

Must possess adaptable and effective negotiating skills.

Ability to thrive in a team-oriented, competitive, fast-paced environment.

Knowledge of Atlanta market preferred.

Approximately 30% Travel Required (primarily local/regional)

 

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. 

Director of Communications at Troutman Sanders LLP

Job description:

The Director of Communications reports to the Chief Marketing Officer and focuses on enhancing the firm’s positioning and competitive differentiation through strategic communications initiatives; develops strong national and local media relationships; directs the firm’€™s rankings and recognition submission process; oversees the firm’s social media initiatives; and collaborates with practices and individual lawyers to identify media and publishing opportunities that will help achieve visibility and thought leadership objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop strong relationships with the media.

Collaborate with the CMO, Director of Business Development and Client Services and the senior business development team, to develop public relations strategies and ensure that all communications initiatives are thoughtfully integrated.

Work with firm management on significant media initiatives.

Direct media training and work closely with firm lawyers to provide strategic guidance on media inquiries.

Work closely with practices and marketing and business development managers to develop media plans.

Draft press releases.

Ensure adherence to the firm’€™s media policy and oversee internal screening processes.

Manage the firm’s relationship with public relations firm(s), including establishing priorities and reporting on results.

Work with the CMO and the Director of Business Development and Client Services to continue to refine the firm’s social media strategy and to insure that social media initiatives are thoughtfully and strategically executed.

Create content for the firm’€™s website and social media outlets.

Identify strategic ranking and recognition opportunities and develop submissions in collaboration with firm lawyers and business development managers.

Work with practices and individual lawyers to identify publishing opportunities that will help achieve visibility and thought leadership objectives.

Identify vehicles for re-leveraging firm work product, including advisories, webinars, speaking engagements, and blog posts, to generate visibility for the firm.

Oversee the production and distribution of firm advisories.

Develop and implement internal communications initiatives.

Manage the production of publications, including drafting, editing and ensuring adherence to firm style and graphic standards.

Manage the firm’s communications team, including graphics and production.

Assist with marketing and firm-wide special projects and events.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

•Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to distill complex legal issues into audience-tailored communications.

•Strong existing relationships with local and national media sources.

•Demonstrated ability to develop media plans and generate media results.

•Outstanding interpersonal skills, business maturity and discretion, with significant experience working on confidential and high profile matters.

•Demonstrated understanding of social media, including experience developing and executing social media strategies.

•Strong leadership, organizational, and team building skills. 

•Extremely detail-oriented with strong project and process management experience.

•Highly motivated, persuasive, priority-driven, and collaborative. 

•Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

10 years of public relations or senior level communications experience, including at least 5 years of demonstrated experience managing public relations and/or communications department operations.

Undergraduate degree, preferably in English, journalism or communications. 

This position description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. The statements contained in the position description are not necessarily all-inclusive and additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as determined by business needs.

This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply:

 

For further information, or to apply, please contact Marsha Gilbert, Chief Human Resources Officer, at marsha.gilbert@troutmansanders.com.

 

 

A/R Specialist at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

 

The A/R Clerk accurately posts client payments to appropriate accounts, identifies and resolves payment discrepancies and answers client inquires as needed. This role also resolves client complaints, initiates credit adjustments and refunds. The incumbent will also be responsible for the billing and the maintenance of the aging report to include small dollar adjustments, payment linkages and account reconciliations. In addition, this position performs log reconciliations of daily logs in the Wide Orbit system for multiple Meredith television stations within strict time deadlines and performs other accounting/administrative duties. This position has a secondary reporting relationship to the A/R Manager.

 

Essential Job Functions

40% – Applies daily cash receipts to client accounts and balances batch totals to bank deposit. 40% – Performs log reconciliations accurately and efficiently within strict time deadlines. 10% – Processes weekly and monthly billing and prepares invoices for distribution. 10% – Initiates credit requests for discrepant invoices.

Minimum Qualifications All must be met to be considered

Education:

Completion of high school or equivalent. Four year degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration preferred.

Experience:

Minimum of one year experience in a fast paced billing and cash applications function preferably in the broadcast television industry. Prior experience with Oracle financial systems and Hyperion I highly preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proficiency in MS Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.

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.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Must be team oriented.

Good organizational and time management skills.

Ability to handle and maintain confidential customer and company information.

Must have good analytical skills, a strong grasp of numbers and basic calculations.

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.

 

Director of Sales at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

 

The Director of Sales-WGCL motivates and guides Local Sales Managers and Account Executives. The incumbent leads national sales efforts with a focus on new business/internet/non-traditional sales and development. This position oversees achievement of new business budgets; establishes and monitors progress on targeted accounts; conducts sales meetings and performance reviews; establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with advertisers and assists with development of rate and inventory guide. In addition, the Director of Sales-WGCL oversees sales, and marketing programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new clients.

Essential Job Functions

 

20% Develops and implements strategic marketing plans and sales plans and forecasts to achieve corporate objectives for products and services.

20% Develops and recommends product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share.

20% Meets with key clients. Assists sales representatives with maintaining relationships and negotiating and closing deals.

20% Reviews and analyzes sales performances against programs, quotes and plans to determine effectiveness.

20% Achieves satisfactory profit/loss ratio and market share in relation to preset standards and industry and economic trends.

 

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

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or Business, or a related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

 

Experience:

Minimum of 10 years related experience with progressive managerial responsibilities. Experience in a top 20 market strongly preferred.

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must possess advanced knowledge of TV ratings and research.

Excellent sales skills.

Excellent leadership skills.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Must possess adaptable and effective negotiating skills.

Valid driver’s license

% Travel Required (Approximate): 5%

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Producer at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Technical Producer oversees the operation of the news production automation system and will execute live newscasts and special projects from that terminal. This position coordinates the successful completion of “start to finish daily work-flow. The Technical Producer enters graphics into show rundowns, creates pre-production elements, and provides support as necessary to post news and other material to the station website(s).

Essential Job Functions

60% Operates and maintains automation during the newscast. Directs and switches live newscasts and special project reports to ensure all show elements are executed flawlessly. Troubleshoots technical issues as they occur.

25% Collaborates with promotion and news employees to develop pre-production elements. Directs special projects. Performs non-linear editing (and associated functions) for promotion, commercial ingestion and duplication, satellite operations, promo ingestion, news and sales projects. Utilizes graphics in support of the branding and editorial philosophy of the station’s newscast. Also provides support as necessary to post news and other material to the station website(s).

15% Provides daily direction and alignment to various aspects of show execution. Creates pre-production elements that have been developed. Generates graphics for newscasts and promotions. Addresses technical issues. Provides continuous feedback on daily performance.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements |

All must be met to be considered.

 

Education:

Completion of high school, or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in broadcast television production or media preferred.

 

Experience:

Minimum two years of experience in a live broadcast television environment with hands-on experience in control room in areas such as switching, audio, graphics, character generator, robotics, and automated rundown software. 

Experience as a news or technical director strongly preferred.

Experience operating and maintaining automation tools and software preferred. 

Experience using Avid editing software preferred. 

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Highly motivated and confident in executing difficult and complex tasks. 

Self-directed and able to function proactively to ensure results and goals are met as well as adhere to strict deadlines.

Good leadership skills; ability to provide guidance and direction to a team. 

Ability to consistently function in a high pressure role and environment.

Ability to quickly react to changing priorities and needs. 

Must be able to troubleshoot difficult problems and develop solutions to address root causes. 

Good verbal and written communication 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.

 

 

 

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.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:

All must be met to be considered.

 

Education:

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

 

Experience:

Minimum four years of 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:

 

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.

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant-Accounting at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Admin/Accounting Assistant’s primary role will be to assist the VP of Finance and Regional Business Directors with administrative duties such as correspondence, coordinate daily schedules/calendars, and set up/arrange for group meetings. The assistant will work independently on assigned projects. This position also performs accounting duties such as review/confirmation/general ledger account coding and processing of account payable invoices. The position is integral to the efficient flow of the department, often operating under tight deadlines in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. Essential Job Functions Assists Finance Management with processes related to the review/confirmation/general ledger account coding and processing of account payable invoices, budgeting, and other accounting projects. Provide back up for log reconciliation. Assist with script matching and distribution as needed. Workflow administrator for Sharepoint Credits and Adjustments for the group. Provides administrative/office manager support to Broadcasting Accounting and Finance Hub. Answers client inquiries, orders office supplies, manage Fedex account, answers departmental phones, generates reports; greets clients and guests and drafts correspondence, creates Excel spreadsheets and tracks expenses. Also responsible for departmental travel and meeting logistics. Will be responsible for ensuring that all department printers and fax consumable supplies are properly stocked. Provides administrative support to the Vice President of Finance. Maintains calendars; schedules meetings and makes travel arrangements. Prepares, composes and initiates correspondence, memos, and reports as required. Answers and screens telephone calls. Completes and submits expenses reports. Creates marketing materials and presentations. Assist in the preparation of certain monthly group reports. Assists hub staff with month-end, quarter-end and year-end reporting such as headcount, YTD credits and adjustments. Prepares industry and regulatory reports such as TVB and retrans payment processing. Receive, track, and maintain records of stations’ monthly, quarterly and year-end reports.

To apply:

 

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at 

www.meredith.com/careers

Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Communications & Marketing Manager at Atlanta Regional Commission

Job description:

Be a part of shaping the Atlanta region of the future. The Communications and Marketing Manager leads the strategic direction and deployment of an integrated communications and marketing program for ARC, the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta region. 

Who is the Atlanta Regional Commission?

ARC is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for metropolitan Atlanta. For nearly 70 years, ARC and its predecessor agencies have helped to focus the region’s leadership, attention and resources on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. It does so through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and collaborative partnerships. 

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a smart, dynamic and motivated professional who has a passion for the Atlanta region and helping to shape its positive future. The Communications and Marketing Manager oversees a division that provides a comprehensive range of communication services and communications initiatives, including strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; event planning; digital and video production; and social media. This manager leads a team that assists all divisions within ARC in developing and executing communications strategy and requires contact with all levels of the agency including senior management, board members, staff, media, community partners and the public.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Plans and provides leadership and strategic communications counsel to the executive director, senior staff and others to achieve ARC’s goals and objectives on behalf of the Atlanta region. 

Provides strategic and tactical counsel in crisis situations to protect ARC’s reputation and ability to achieve its goals. 

Cultivates and develops strategic media relationships, and translates complicated policy issues into messages that resonate with the media, the public and other stakeholders. 

Directs the creation, development and implementation of effective media strategies that contribute to a well-defined, public presence for ARC.

Oversees the Model Atlanta Regional Commission youth leadership program.

Oversees the writing, editing and production of print and online materials.

Oversees the planning and coordination of various special events.

Prepares or edits speeches and talking points for board and senior leadership.

Manages a professional and technical staff of seven; develops and administers the division’s budget.

 

Competencies, Skills and Abilities Required

Thorough knowledge of the theories, concepts and practices of communications/ public relations and marketing

Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical way to a wide range of stakeholders

Strong strategic thinking skills and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects, while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details

Ability to prioritize tasks and effectively work toward deadlines

Ability to work equally effectively in team-based environments, as well as on tasks that require high levels of initiative, autonomy and independent thought and action

Ability to interact, build relationships and foster open communications effectively with internal staff, the board, the community and a broad range of active stakeholders and partners

Education and Experience Required

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, from an accredited university or college in public relations/communications, marketing, journalism or related field

At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies, with previous supervisory/management experience

 

To apply:

ARC offers the opportunity to work on some of the region’s most important and interesting issues with a great team of talented individuals and offers generous benefits. For more information or to apply, visit the ARC website. www.atlantaregional.com/about-us/employment

 

 

Client Portfolio Manager at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

Meredith Corporation seeks a Customer Service and Collections Specialist. We are in search of an energetic team player with excellent customer service skills to join our Finance department. This position requires an effective communicator, complex problem solving abilities, comfortable in a fast- paced environment, and a background in Accounting. Daily responsibilities include, placing a large volume of client phone calls and resolving discrepancies. This position verifies CIA payments, releases associated orders and notifies the sales group when payments have not been received. This position may be located in Phoenix or Atlanta.

Minimum Qualifications:

All must be met to be considered.

Education:

Completion of high school or equivalent. College degree preferred.

Experience:

Three years experience in a fast-paced billing and cash applications function; preferably in the broadcast television industry.

Proficiency in MS Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Prior experience with Oracle financial systems and Hyperion l highly preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Must be team oriented.

Must possess good organizational and time management skills.

Ability to handle and maintain confidential customer and company information.

Must have good analytical skills, a strong grasp of numbers and basic calculations.

 

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.