Job Postings

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

Editor-in-Chief

Wimp.com Editor-in-Chief

 

Wimp.com is a family-friendly website that boasts more than 20 million unique monthly visitors and has garnered more than 2.5 million Facebook fans. We pride ourselves on providing a broad range of thought-provoking, creative, and entertaining content scoured from across the world. Our mission is to entertain, inspire and educate our audience, and make our corner of the web a little bit of a brighter, better place.

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial content maven, who thrives on discovering and presenting the best-of-the-best to our audience on a consistent basis. Wimp.com’s Editor-in-Chief will oversee our content team, and will also develop strategy, both independently and collaboratively, across departments. We’re a pretty small crew, so you’ll end up wearing a lot of hats. If you thrive on big responsibility and close-knit teams, then this is the place for you.

About You:

• A ton of experience discovering, writing and developing content for a large publication or a major website.
• Experience managing a content calendar, style guide and staffing schedule.
• Proven ability to build teams and manage remote work force.
• An advanced degree in communications, journalism or another related field.
• Tech-savvy person who knows their way around the backend of a website. Familiarity with Google Analytics is helpful.
• Knowledge of automated content discovery tools a big plus.
• A passion for technology, social media and culture.
• Number-loving geek who uses data to make informed decisions.
• Someone who will roll up their sleeves, get in the trenches and learn all core aspects of the business to get the job done.

If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to jobs@wimp.com.

Assistant Director at Atlanta Press Club

Job description:

One of the South’s premier non-profit organizations and the nation’s second largest press club seeks Assistant Director. Ideal candidate is a well-organized people-person with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Responsibilities include oversight of day-to-day office administration, managing organization’s social media presence, event planning, volunteer management and writing club’s communications. Must be able to attend periodic evening, breakfast and weekend events. Salary range $32,000 – $35,000.

A bachelor’s degree and experience with WordPress, various social media applications, videography and editing preferred. 

To apply:

Send resume, writing samples and references to: info@atlpressclub.org

Producer – CBS46

The Producer creates, coordinates and executes 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
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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.

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 Staff Writer at Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Job description:

The Sr. Staff Writer’s roleis focused on creating, anticipating and managing Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) publicity and positioning the company with key opinion leaders through original written content.  The Sr. Staff Writer is a critical resource maximizing the Authority’s communications effectiveness, flexibility and responsiveness.This position will also serve as executive editor for all Authority original content.

  • Employs an awareness and knowledge of hospitality, tourism, event, and facility resources and contacts; understands the attitudes and concerns of those communities and establishes and maintains cooperative and effective relationships for the purpose of generating original content in support of strategic objectives.
  • Provides communications counsel and helps support the strategic communications needs of GWCCA senior management team.
  • Ensure documentation coverage is in place for venue events and functions.
  • Manage overall PR efforts utilizing media distribution software to ensure news items and stories are submitted consistently to promote GWCCA venues and customers to local, state, and national audiences.
  • Develop new web site content in coordination with CCLD, the Authority’s technology provider.   Oversee program to monitor coverage about or affecting the GWCCA and its facilities found in both print and electronic media.
  • Participate in industry and PR/Communication professional organizations as assigned by the Director.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervise indirectly the Communication/PR Specialists in publication, photography, advertising, collateral, and other projects. These responsibilities include planning and assigning work, training, and appraising performance.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:  This professional has extensive experience pitching and developing new content on behalf of a major news organization. To succeed in this position, an individual must perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily and be willing to work weekends and overtime.  The requirements listed below represent the basic knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to accomplish the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor degree with emphasis in journalism.  Minimum 5-7 years’ experience working with a news organization.  A successful candidate would have published content across all platforms including: print, digital, and social media. Hospitality, Travel, Tourism, Event or Facility experience preferred. Management experience preferred but not required. Experience may serve as a substitute for education on the basis of two (2) years’ experience for one (1) year of education.

 To apply:

Apply on our website at www.gwccajobs.com

Photographer, Anchor Packages at CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The anchor photographer is responsible for capturing the visuals of Anchor packages and news stories as well as editing at the highest professional quality for daily news broadcasts. Effectively utilize existing technology to enhance story coverage.

Essential Functions

  • 50% Functions as anchor photographer; shoots and edits video for anchor packages. May assist in producing.
  • 20% Functions as general assignment photographer; shoots and edits video of daily general assignments and spot news stories.
  • 15% Utilizes existing technology to enhance story coverage.
  • 15% Operates ENG and SNG Vehicles and related broadcast equipment.

 

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

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent. College degree preferred. Video photography courses or seminars preferred.

 

Experience:

Minimum of three year’s€™ experience in television news photography preferably in top 25 DMA, live ENG microwave truck operations and non-linear editing experience. Field and line production experience preferred. NPPA Workshop and SNG Operations experience is a plus.

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of technological aspects of television news gathering. 
  • Superior skills of video photography and editing. 
  • Ability to shoot and edit with speed, efficiency, and creativity. 
  • Ability to produce high quality news stories. 
  • Comfortable working with anchor talent and independently when necessary.
  • Ability to maintain all assigned equipment in excellent working condition. 
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule. 
  • Must have a valid drive’€™s license. 

75% Travel Required (Approximate): Extensive local travel.

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

 

Sports Producer at CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Sports Producer coordinates and produces sports segments, coordinates major sports coverage, produces weekend sportscasts. This position produces relevant/current sports shows that incorporate key local sporting events. May also assist with line producing or writing for newscasts.

Essential Job Functions:

20%-Content creation – coordinates story development w/sports reporter/anchor. 

20%-Show production – creates production elements, coordinates live coverage.

20%-Writing 

20% Edits content.

20%-Booth producing – if applicable coordinates live elements with crew and news team.

 

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 preferably in sports.

Experience with Avid, Internet production tools, and MS office strongly preferred.

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to effectively communicate in aggressive, fast-paced news environment

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.

Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Will require travel: 20%

 

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 of Special Projects at CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Producer-Special Projects will develop, research, write, and produce compelling, highly polished investigative stories for multiple platforms in support of the station’s advocacy Journalism brand and as part of the special projects team gathering and broadcast. This position may also edit as well as occasionally line produce. This position writes scripts for broadcast, digital content platforms, participates in special projects and sweeps meetings and presents story ideas.

Essential Job Functions:

30% Content creation: Plans and coordinates story development w/team.

30% Show production: Works with adv. & promo on production elements and topical promotions, possible editing

20% Computer-assisted reporting, database analysis and other technology-based information gathering

10% Posts full, publication-style text stories online, with supplemental web-only materials, maximizing experience of station’s investigative content

10% Writing for special projects team or newscasts as requested

 

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

 

Education: 

College degree in Broadcast journalism or related field preferred.

 

Experience: 

Minimum 5 years producing – preferably in top 25 market. Experience in special projects preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Knowledge of libel/slander and privacy laws. Advanced computer and web publishing. Knowledge of editing.

Must be able to produce packages which will fit the CBS46 brand of advocacy journalism.

 

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

Executive Producer at CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Executive Producer directs and supervises all aspects of station’€™s news programs, including development and execution of show content and program format. This position works closely with Producers, Reporters and Assignment Editors in developing and maintaining high quality newscasts. The Executive Producer oversees story selection, pre-production and Producer rundowns. The incumbent proofs and edits scripts on a daily basis. In addition, the Executive Producer helps reporters craft their stories and oversees brand management and content for the show.

Essential Job Functions:

30% – Manages newsroom during shift; ensures journalistic policies are being followed.

25% – Reviews show content and story content for accuracy. Oversees quality and brand management.

25% – Works with producer and desk on story assignment and creation.

20% – Leads project planning and related project management.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

All must be met to be considered.

 

Education:

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

 

Experience:

Minimum 2 years show producing or other news supervisory role.

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong journalistic and writing skills.

Advanced understanding of libel law.

Strong production and television presentation accomplishments.

 

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.

Staff Accountant at CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Accountant oversees the day-to-day general accounting for broadcasting stations within the hub. This position also compiles monthly financial statements and related monthly and quarterly reports.

Essential Job Functions:

75%-Reviews and completes monthly closing process for compilation of station financial statement reporting and completion; performs balance sheet account reconciliation, prepares and inputs journal entries. Oversees accounting/business area functions to ensure adherence to station and corporate policies and departmental deadlines.

15%-Provides Regional Business Director with financial data for the monthly and quarterly financial reports and/or prepares monthly and quarterly financial reports. Assists Regional Business Director in the preparation of stations annual budget and strategic plan.

10%-Participates and/or leads special projects as required. 

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:

All must be met to be considered.

 

Education:

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

 

Experience:

Minimum of 3 years general accounting required.

General accounting experience at a broadcast television station preferred.

Past experience with Oracle Hyperion, Wide Orbit, and Blackline preferred.

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.

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 self-motivated and be able to focus on tasks and projects with limited supervision.

Must be team oriented and have had past successful experience working in a team environment collaborating and providing support to peers and managers.

Must have good organizational and time management skills.

Must be able to handle confidential information and keep customer and company data confidential.

 

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 Reporter at CBS46

Job description:

 

The Investigative Reporter researches and produces hard edge, compelling, and aggressive investigative stories that fit the CBS46 brand. This position obtains and verifies evidence by interviewing, observing, or by analyzing records. The Investigative Reporter accurately reports investigative stories which may impact and/or create controversy in the local community.

Essential Functions

50% Performs in depth research and observation (including undercover) for information to tell a story uncovering unethical behavior, practices or policies. Develops, produces and reports findings for various newscasts. Determines scope, timing, and direction of investigations.

20% Follows actions of local government and business leaders on a regular basis; attends board meetings, interviews officials and monitors issues of continuing community interest. 

15% Identifies issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of story idea, complaints in community or allegations of unethical behavior or practices. Examines records to locate links in chains of evidence or information. Prepares reports that detail investigation findings. 

10% Assist other reporters with story sources and investigative leads.

5% May anchor a news cast on a temporary basis or as a development opportunity.

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements (All must be met to be considered)

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 as is top 25 market experience.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong understanding of undercover reporting – legal, journalism, ethical issue, strong writing,

Must be understand/able to use news management software and editing, preferably, iNews and Avid.

Must possess strong research, journalism and storytelling skills.

Must possess strong organization skills.

Ability to multi task and manage short and long-term projects.

Must possess strong writing skills a priority.

Ability to work under minimal supervision.

Strong on-air presence.

% Travel Required (Approximate): 50%

To apply:

 

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at www.meredith.com/meredith_corporate/careers.html

Meredith Corporation, CBS46 GCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer