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

Lecturer in Public Relations at Georgia State University

Job description:

The Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applicants for a Lecturer in Public Relations to begin August 2015.

Ph.D, MFA, or other terminal degree required.

Ideal candidates will bring a combination of academic and professional experience that evidences a high degree of knowledge of the public relations and corporate communication sectors.

Candidates will mainly teach courses in the Department of Communication’s journalism/PR sequences (e.g., PR Writing, Problems in PR, Corporate Communication, International PR).

Lecturers are eligible for annual renewal that may lead to promotion to rank of Senior Lecturer, and then, given a promotable track record, to rank of Principle Senior Lecturer. The position does not require an ongoing research program, but is centered on teaching and a departmental service assignment, which in this case would center on building programs of mentorship for PR-interested students.

The lecturer hired will co-advise the GSU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, coach the yearly PRSA Bateman Team, and integrate the current student-run firm into the Department of Communication. GSU’s location provides rich opportunities for partnership with leading PR and advertising/marketing firms, with industry professionals (Georgia’s PRSA chapter is among the nation’s largest), and many opportunities to promote and mentor diverse student pathways to career success.

To apply:

Application Procedure: Applications should include a letter of application and CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Review of applications to begin November 30, 2014.

Address applications to Dr. Natalie Tindall, Search Chair, Departement of Communication, Georgia State University, 25 Park Place, NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30302.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and candidates from other traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact Dr. Natalie Tindall at ntindall@gsu.edu or Dr. David Cheshier, Chair, Department of Communication, at dcheshier@gsu.edu.

Centralcast Operator at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

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.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

Education:
Completion of high school or equivalent is required.

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.

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.

Reporter at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

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:
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.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

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

Experience:
One to two years of related news experience.
Experience with breaking news and ad lib situations.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Good writing, editing, shooting and news gathering skills.
Good 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.

Centralcast Operator at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

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.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

Education:
Completion of high school or equivalent is required.

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.

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.

Sales/Marketing Position at New South Publishing, Inc.

Job description:

New South Publishing is seeking a bright, dependable, enthusiastic, self- motivated individual for an outside sales position. The candidate must be able to prospect and contact new accounts, develop and maintain positive relationships with customers as well as prepare presentations, proposals, and contracts.   Position requires 2+ years of sales experience. Prefer someone with involvement in the real estate or building industry.  Base salary plus commission.  Income is dependent on experience and results.

To apply:

Contact hr@newsouthpublishing.com  with your resume and contact information.

Assistant VP of Strategic Communications and Marketing at Kennesaw State University

Job description:

Kennesaw State University – an internationally engaged public university in suburban Atlanta, enrolling 25,000 students – is seeking a seasoned, innovative and dynamic communications and marketing leader to serve as assistant vice president for strategic communications and marketing. 

 

A comprehensive, doctoral-granting institution presently offering more than 90 degrees, Kennesaw State has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Place to Work,” and has been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top universities in the region.  Georgia’s third-largest public university, Kennesaw State also is in the midst of a major transformation that will provide limitless opportunities for enhanced positioning and preeminence.  The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has directed that Kennesaw State University will consolidate with Southern Polytechnic State University, effective in January 2015, creating an institution enrolling nearly 32,500 students.  This will classify Kennesaw State as one of the 50 largest public universities in the United States.

 

Kennesaw State also has been nationally recognized for the quality of its academic programs and core curriculum, comprehensive internationalization initiatives, innovative first-year programs, graduation of minority students, and workplace satisfaction. The institution’s faculty, staff, administrators and students also routinely earn national distinction for their accomplishments.

 

The selected assistant vice president candidate will report to the vice president for external affairs.  The appointee will head a team of communications professionals and managers comprised of highly talented and experienced writers, editors, graphic designers, marketing and advertising specialists, a social media strategist, a website professional, photographers, and administrative staff.

 

Requirements:

  •  A minimum of 10+ years of strategic communications, integrated marketing, media relations and events management experience, including specific and documented expertise in issues/crisis management, preferably within higher education;
  • Extensive experience in managing/supervising integrated marketing and communications teams to high levels of performance, with an emphasis on measurable results and continuous national visibility and positioning;
  • Extensive experience in innovatively utilizing a wide variety of communications channels (digital/print/social/and broadcast media) for effective messaging and positioning;
  • Documented communications planning and measurement experience;
  • Ability to build and leverage partnerships, both within the university and the community-at-large; and
  • The ability to work collaboratively and continuously foster a team-oriented environment.

To apply:

All applicants for this position must apply online at: https//jobs.kennesw.edu

The final deadline for submission of applications is November 21, 2014;
however, interviews may begin immediately upon review of highly qualified candidates.

Senior Executive News Producer at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Senior Executive Producer directs a team of managers 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.

Essential Job Functions:

60% – Directs team to deliver on brand product.
10% – Gives script and video approval.
10% – Brainstorms new story ideas.
20% – Develops direct reports to improve performance.
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:
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 the Executive Producer teams in creating consistency between news shows and creating overall content that attracts viewers.

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.

Promotion Coordinator at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Promotion Coordinator develops and implements effective promotions and special projects. This position coordinates daily scheduling and filling of the on-air log; covers network promos and provides updated weekly inventory promos to Centralcast. In addition, the Promotion Coordinator:
• Attends daily editorial meeting. Writer/Producer/Editor for daily news topicals.
• Bag and tags syndicated and network TV promos.
• Assists on commercial production and promotion projects.

Essential Job Functions:
40% Coordinates logs and manages on-air inventory.
30% Edits syndicated and network promos – bag and tag.
30% Writer/ Producer/Editor for daily news topicals

Job Requirements:
Completion of high school or equivalent. College degree in communications, broadcasting or marketing is preferred.
2 years television and or marketing experience in news or entertainment media formats. Production experience is a plus.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Computer proficiency including experience with Excel and PowerPoint.

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.

General Counsel-Local Media Group at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

Join Meredith Corporation’s Local Media/Broadcasting Group as General Counsel and help us reach local audiences in more than 12 million U.S. households in top markets. Meredith’s network affiliates use the power of TV, backed by our local digital and mobile sites, to create compelling and effective marketing solutions for clients. Because we always surround ourselves with talented, smart, compassionate people in a fun, friendly and fast-paced environment we are looking for YOU!

As General Counsel, you will report to the Chief Development Officer/General Counsel, Meredith Corporation and have a direct working relationship with the President, Local Media Group and other senior executives. Successful candidate will:

60%-Provide strong legal support and strategic direction in areas to include: drafting and negotiating client and vendor contracts; regulatory matters, licensing, political advertising, program contract work, litigation management, Federal Communications Commission matters and other work as assigned. Develop and implement training and education programs as needed.

20%-Partner with Human Resources and other business partners to identify and minimize legal and regulatory risk in the labor and employment law area. Work closely with internal corporate groups and outside counsel to appropriately and efficiently address specific issues as they arise. Support union matters as appropriate.

20%-Manage outside counsel relationships to effectively handle legal needs and minimize outside counsel expense.

Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

Education:
Juris Doctor Degree

Experience:
Seven years of legal practice experience; minimum 4 years’ experience working in the media, marketing or television industry. Current license required.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be a highly motivated, self-starter who is results oriented with ability to partner with internal and external customers and clients. Must be keenly focused on all areas impacted by the business including shareholders, advertisers, viewers, and employees. Significant experience with intellectual property licensing and issues relating to trademarks, copyrights, and rights of publicity. Excellent interpersonal skills to include: persuasion, negotiation, cooperation, diplomacy, and planning. Must be detailed oriented and have strong communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals on every level, internally and externally. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment while providing excellent business solutions. Must have strong ethics and be a credible resource to the company.

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.

Broadcast Intern at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

This particular Internship is a structured, part-time approximately 250 hours during the academic semester. It is designed to provide meaningful and challenging projects in the news (digital content) department.

Essential Job Functions:
100% – Experience and assist in the various jobs related to broadcast news, sales, administration, or engineering.

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

Education:
College student who meets the academic eligibility requirements of the specific program.

Experience:
Individual subject matter and skills will vary depending upon available placements.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Current or recent graduate in the related field.

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.