Job Postings

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

Paralegal/Legal Assistant — CBS46

Paralegal/Legal Assistant will assist the General Counsel – Local Media Group in all legal functions, which may include: vendor contracts, promotions clearance, regulatory matters, licensing, political advertising, program contract work, Federal Communication Commission matters and other work as assigned.

Essential Job Functions
30% – Review, edit, analyze and track legal documents.
30% – Review contests for compliance with standard forms and policies.
15% – Prepare, revise and monitor FCC Filings.
10% – Coordinate legal bills.
10% – Develop and implement processes and procedures for legal billing, document building, management and tracking. All other duties as assigned.
5% – Draft and edit correspondence under attorney direction.

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

Education: B.A. degree with a minimum of two year’s paralegal or other related training and/or experience.

Experience: Minimum two year’s legal assistant experience working with contests, contracts, ownership reports and FCC filings.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be highly motivated, self-starter who is results oriented with the ability to partner with internal and external customers and clients.
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment while providing excellent customer service.
Must have strong communication skills with a high level of attention to details.
Strong judgement and analytical skills.
Excellent computer and technology skills
Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
% Travel Required (Approximate): As required
Position may be based in Des Moines, Iowa or Atlanta,

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.

Public Relations Manager — Troutman Sanders

SUMMARY:

This position reports to the Director of Communications and will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. The manager will provide public relations and media support to lawyers firm-wide, and will help raise the firm’s profile both internally and externally.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Track and pitch news stories to media and assist in publishing lawyer-authored articles.
• Write press releases and track media coverage of the firm, our practices and our lawyers.
• Provide media metrics of firm news coverage and track daily news mentions.
• Gather news items for dissemination on the firm’€™s intranet and website.
• Develop and update media contacts lists.
• Draft and/or edit website content, lawyer articles, advisories, newsletters and internal communications pieces.
• Proof external and internal communications.
• Work with the firm’€™s business development team to implement initiatives that further the firm’s visibility objectives.
• Coordinate submissions and surveys for ranking and recognition in publications, including Chambers and Best Lawyers. Develop submissions for specialized regional, practice and industry recognition opportunities. Maintain an annual calendar tracking all ranking and recognition details, including results the firm achieves, and pertinent dates.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Superior writing and editing skills.
• Broad experience with traditional, trade and digital news publications.
• Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and perform well under pressure.
• Strong project management experience.
• Creative thinker who works well in a team environment and shows sound business judgment.
• Focused and detail-oriented.
• Problem-solver.
• Highly motivated, persuasive, priority-driven and collaborative.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

• Six (6) or more years of public relations experience, preferably with a law firm.
• College degree required, plus any combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
• A Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or Marketing, and professional writing experience, preferably in a legal environment, are highly desired.
• Submission of three writing samples required.

If interested in the Public Relations Manager position at Troutman Sanders, please apply online at www.troutmansanders.com/careers

Investigative Reporter — CBS46

The special projects investigative producer must be a strong journalist with an investigative and research background who is expected to create award winning stories that impact the lives of CBS46 viewers. This position generates high quality investigative story ideas; researches and field produces investigative stories and specials; manages franchise stories; and contributes strong journalistic stories and elements to daily newscasts. This position will also contribute to other special projects, including sweeps features, documentaries, station events, and awards entries. Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including: on-air, web, and social media.

II. Essential Job Functions
40% Generate, produce, and execute investigative stories and special project stories per station strategy and research priorities. May include creating or working with others to create graphics, writing, booth or field production.
40% Generate, produce and execute regular franchise stories for anchors and reporters. Monitor and disseminate online/phone in tips to the investigative team or general assignment as enterprise stories. May require initial phone calls or research.
10% Assist with coordinating investigative team and/or sweeps calendars to meet deadlines and support content requirements. Facilitate communication with other areas within and outside the news department.
5% Follow actions of local government and business leaders on a regular basis. May require attending board meetings, interviewing officials, and monitoring issues of continuing community interest.
5% Produce newscasts on a fill-in basis as needed

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | 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 three years of experience as producer, reporter, or equivalent in a daily news operation. Experience with investigative reporting and producing preferred.

Specific/Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of libel/slander/privacy laws as well as knowledge and experience navigating legal channels in relationship to vetting stories.
Investigative research skills with the ability to navigate investigative tools including LexisNexis, Pacer and public sources of information.
Knowledge of local, state and federal laws that impact the collection and broadcasting of investigative material.
Advanced computer and web publishing skills.
Ability to multi task and manage short and long-term projects.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Knowledge of video editing.
Must be a self-starter with ability to work under minimal supervision.
Must have the ability to motivate and inspire to create a team-oriented environment within the investigative unit and newsroom in general
Ability to work a flexible work schedule.
Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
I-news experience preferred
In-depth understanding of broadcast and digital journalism.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 25%

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.

Digital Sales Assistant — CBS46

The Digital Sales Assistant is responsible for assisting the Digital Sales Manager with developing cross-platform marketing initiatives for sales management and account executives to drive revenue and build/maintain the quality of the station brand. The incumbent works with management, sales and corporate staff on multi-platform business processes, including targeting/prospecting, research, concept and creative proposal development for use by the sales force. In addition, the Digital Sales Assistant may develop and organize Cornerstone/Opportunity advertising revenue sponsored elements, power point presentations and executables for the sales force.

II. Essential Job Functions
40% Coordinates with World Now or other digital provider for developing web ads and placement.
40% Develops presentations and proposals for sales staff.
20% Assist in local and national sales efforts.

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

Education: Completion of high school or equivalent. Bachelor’€™s degree in Marketing or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience preferred.

Experience: Prior Broadcast TV, Digital or marketing experience preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications with a focus on PowerPoint
• Basic knowledge of marketing concepts.
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
• Good organization and research skills.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Good interpersonal skills.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 10%

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 Specialist — Southern Regional Education Board

Proactively improve SREB’s Web, email, social and other digital and interactive communications in support of the organization’s objectives

Full-time professional staff position in the Communications office of SREB’s Atlanta headquarters.

Responsibilities

Proactively improve SREB’s Web, email, social and other digital and interactive communications in support of the organization’€™s objectives
 Manage SREB.org content, edits, approvals, queries and analytics
 Coordinate training, collaboration and improvement among SREB web and social media contributors
 Plan, execute and evaluate email campaigns and feedback strategies
 Manage Communications office contacts through Microsoft CRM and MailChimp
 Research and write news stories, vignettes, features, fact sheets, newsletters and other pieces to support communications priorities
 Manage production of photo, video, audio and information data graphics for the digital communications specialist’s portfolio of projects

Qualifications

Bachelor’€™s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, education policy or related field
Five+ years of experience in communications, news writing, marketing or project management
Experience with nonprofit or education organizations preferred
Proven ability to write fluently and edit effectively
Demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of multiple projects
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) and experience with content management systems, email marketing platforms, social media and web analytics.

Ideal candidate

Enthusiasm for learning new content, skills and tools
A creative, positive approach to problem-solving
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

Please send, in a single PDF file:
 letter of application
 current resume
 three to five writing samples that demonstrate effective news, web and marketing writing
 names and contact information for three professional references
 salary requirements

human.resources@SREB.org

Reporter — CBS46

The Reporter gathers news for broadcast, web and other platforms of the future. The incumbent appears on-air, including live shots. The Reporter researches, sets up, writes and edits stories. In addition, the Reporter:
– Works with assignment desk, producers and managers on story development.
– Writes daily content for the website.
– May fill in for anchor as needed.

Essential Job Functions | Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

30% – Writes and edits news stories.
30% – Gathers news for broadcast, web and other platforms.
25% – Oversees story generation and source development.
15% – Presents news on air/live.

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

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

Experience: Minimum three years of related news experience. Experience with breaking news and ad lib situations. Prior experience in top 25 market preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Good writing, editing, shooting and news gathering skills. Good interpersonal skills.
% Travel Required (Approximate):10%

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.

Senior Digital Producer — CBS46

The Sr. Digital Producer assists with determining and executing strategy for digital and social platforms. They will also oversee the quality of daily digital and social media content. The Sr. Digital Producer ensures immediate and accurate reporting of breaking news and is responsible for site troubleshooting and special projects as well as overall stewardship of the editorial standards for all CBS46 digital and social platforms. In addition, the Sr. Digital Producer also performs as one of the day-to-day hands-on producers of the website cbs46.com and other digital platform efforts. This includes posting of stories, videos and breaking news. In addition, this person is responsible for maintaining the overall look and feel of the site as determined by the Meredith template and stylebook. Will work with reporters, photographers and producers on getting the latest content on multiple platforms. This is a very high pressure, ever-changing, deadline-focused environment.

II. Essential Job Functions
25% Writing, editing content for site – including slide shows
20% Posting content on the site
15% Keeping overall site up to date, coordinating special projects and events, working with staff members to assist with writing, editing, and posting
10% Creating new content, brand extensions
10% Oversee quality of daily digital and social media content, ensuring the editorial standards are met
10% Site troubleshooting
5% Staying in touch with local sales needs
5% Assist with determining and executing strategy

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered
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Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent training and/or experience. Training in HTML.

Experience:
Minimum two years related work experience in areas such as news writing and editing, video editing preferred. Ideal candidate will have web experience with web content management system (CMS), Photoshop or other photo-editing software. Experience with iNews/ENPS and Avid would also be a plus. Prior leadership role a plus.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Journalism, Avid, ability to write quickly, basic journalism skills, ability to complete multiple projects under tight deadlines. High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 0%

Please send resume/email to Frank.Volipicella@cbs46.com

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 Specialist — Move On When Ready

The Communications Specialist for the Move On When Ready (MOWR) Program will assist with all strategic initiatives coordinating marketing and planning efforts for the MOWR Program, a dual enrollment program that provides the opportunity for high school students in the 9-12 grades to enroll part-time or full-time to earn both high school and college credits.

Under immediate supervision of the Executive Director of Communications, and working closely with the Technical Education Division, the Communications Specialist for the Move On When Ready (MOWR) Program will assist with all strategic initiatives coordinating marketing and planning efforts for the MOWR Program, a dual enrollment program that provides the opportunity for high school students in the 9-12 grades to enroll part-time or full-time to earn both high school and college credits. This position requires someone with a willingness to work a flexible schedule in order to meet aggressive deadlines which may include working occasional weekends and evenings. Statewide travel is required. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties:
• Coordinates and plans marketing efforts for the Move On When Ready (MOWR) Program and coordinates implementation of the plans with senior management
• Manages the production of publications and information
• Assists with social media presence
• Develops and provides website content
• Responds to routine and more complex inquiries from students and the general public in conjunction with the Office of Technical Education staff

Minimum Qualifications: Associates degree and three years of experience working in marketing or public relations

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience working in marketing or public relations.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience in the following:
• Working with print, broadcast and interactive marketing strategies
• Social media and interactive technology
• Branding and brand management
• Experience in marketing or communications for an educational institution
• Project management

Technical Competencies:
• Knowledge of marketing and advertising principles
• Knowledge of social media marketing
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Customer service skills
• Decision making and problem solving skills
• Ability to relate to high school students
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Complete an application and submit a resume and cover letter on the tcsg.edu website. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

It shall be a condition of employment to submit to a background investigation. Offers of employment shall be conditional pending the result of the background investigation. Federal Law requires ID and eligibility verification prior to employment.

Only those who receive an interview will be notified of the status of the position.

Applicants who need special assistance may request assistance by phoning (404) 679-1759.

The Technical College System of Georgia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).

Senior Executive Producer — CBS46

The Senior Executive Producer directs a team of managers as well as producers in the overall production of the station’€™s news product. This person directs the editorial content of the station’€™s news by spending the majority of time leading the Executive Producer teams in creating consistency between news shows and creating overall content that attracts viewers. Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.

Essential Job Functions
60% Directs team to deliver on brand product.
20% Develops direct reports to improve performance.
10% Gives script and video approval.
10% Brainstorms new story ideas.

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | 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: Five years of experience producing in a broadcast television news environment in a major market required. Five years of experience as an executive producer required. Previous experience as News Director and/or Assistant News Director strongly preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism.
Must have a proven track record of managing producer teams in a newsroom environment
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting news stories.
Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public figures a plus.
Ability to edit stories as necessary.
Strong initiative and self-motivation to create news stories.
Ability to perform quality work in high-pressure deadline situations.
Able to balance between planning ahead and getting results.
INEWS experience a plus
Adapt to flexible schedule

Interested candidates should contact News Director Frank Volpicella at Frank.Volpicella@cbs46.com.
Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Local Digital Content Producer — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is currently seeking a local digital content producer for ajc.com. This position is responsible for content that drives audience growth at the community level in metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is currently seeking a local digital content producer for ajc.com. This position is responsible for content that drives audience growth at the community level in metro Atlanta.

The content producer covers one or more geographically defined areas (for example, city; county or collection of communities) and produces original news and features, aggregated content and social media to engage our audiences. The person filling this role is expected to produce multiple pieces of socially sharable content daily across a range of topics – from crime to local government to education and things to do – to distribute across our websites and social media channels

The ideal candidate displays a strong sense of urgency, high energy and tenacity to get complete content for AJC audiences on a timetable that promotes engagement.

Experience creating content in a variety of story forms — including mobile-effective articles, video, aggregated social media posts, databases and interactives” is a plus.

Go to www.ajc.com/hiring/contract/local-digital-content-producer.