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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.

PR Account Executive at Kellen Communications

Job description:

The account executive will support the implementation of media relations/publicity, issues management and digital media programs for clients in B2B and B2C sectors.

 

Want to be a part of a growing global PR firm?!

Kellen Communications – Atlanta, GA
PUBLIC RELATIONS – Account Executive

Who are we?
We are a mid-sized, rapidly growing, O’Dwyer’s top 100 global public relations, public affairs and digital agency with U.S. offices in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Washington, DC, Brussels and Beijing. Founded in 1945, Kellen Communications serves national and international corporate and nonprofit clients including trade associations and charitable organizations.

What are we looking for?
We’re looking for a smart, dynamic and motivated individual with at least one year of full-time professional PR experience who wants to take on an important role in B2B and B2C programs. Qualified applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. degree in a discipline related to public relations, journalism or communications. Applicants must be self-starters with a passion for PR, superb written and oral communications skills, enjoy working in a collaborative environment and exhibit sound judgment, attention to detail and the ability to prioritize assignment and meet deadlines. Applicants should be current on social/ media and digital marketing strategies; knowledge of analytics a plus. Applicants should enjoy learning about new industries and staying up-to-date on current affairs. Prior agency experience, local candidate preferred.

What will you do?
The account executive will support the implementation of media relations/publicity, issues management and digital media programs for clients in B2B and B2C sectors.

Responsibilities vary by client and may include:
• Write press releases, bylined articles, newsletters, brochures, website content, social media content, blogs, infographics
• Monitor online conversations
• Cultivate relationships with journalists/bloggers and pitch media, secure placements, manage media requests for clients; monitor media
• Implement integrated digital and social media programs
• Develop client reports, conduct client related research, arrange and attend meetings, events and conference calls
• Develop, verify and maintain up-to-date media lists, tracking documents and clip books
• Project manage graphic design projects and web development projects
• Support new business proposal writing and research
• Participate in professional development programs
• Overnight travel, domestically and internationally, occasional weekends
• Participate in Kellen Company corporate programs and functions.

To apply:

A congenial atmosphere where teamwork abounds and your efforts are truly appreciated. We take enormous pride in our work and seek individuals who will go the extra mile to deliver ingenuity, innovation and results to our clients. We’re one of the few ESOPs in the PR/Digital agency world, so everyone has a stake in the performance of the company. Fun stuff includes parties, summer picnic, employee recognition, and we close early before holidays! We’ve got great benefits including medical, dental, a health club onsite, paid vacation, holidays, a 401(k), tuition reimbursement.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate, seeking to make his or her mark in a growing division of a well-established, international company.

Submit cover letter, resume and salary history by email to: hr3@kellencompany.com.

Associate Editor at Georgia Magazine

Job description:

This position assists the editor and managing editor in planning and producing GEORGIA Magazine’s monthly print and digital editions.

Responsibilities include:

-Planning, writing and/or editing monthly features and departments; in print and online.

-Identifying and recruiting new writers; making freelance assignments and working with writers to ensure standards and deadlines are met.

-Working closely with graphic designers to facilitate layout and design of articles for publication. Includes coordinating/selecting compelling photography.

-Collaborating with other editors to produce content for the web and digital edition. Involves a combination of content and technical duties related to online publishing and digital delivery systems, including email newsletters and social media.

-Provide backup editing for all magazine content and ancillary products produced by other editors, as needed.

-Represent GEORGIA Magazine in industry associations. State travel required to attend meetings and conferences. Periodic national travel to attend industry conferences and events.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or related field.

Experience: Minimum five years’ related work experience in areas such as feature writing and editing. Ideal candidate will have digital experience in a publishing context, including experience with web authoring/content management tools. Experience with Photoshop or other photo-editing software a plus.

To apply:

Please submit three writing samples with your resume and cover letter to: editor@georgiaemc.com, using the subject line: Associate Editor.

Writer/Producer at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

Will produce daily topicals, special report promotion, image promotion, proof-of-performance promos (POP), sales promotion, commercial spots and long-form production. Will also have advanced skills in non-linear editing and videography.

Essential Job Functions:

40% – Script Writing
30% – Editing
20% – Videography
10% – Directing

Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

Education:
High School Graduate

Experience:
3 years of experience in production/broadcast environment

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, changing priorities and deliver production/promotion projects on-time and under budget.

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 Meredith Corporation, 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.

Media Relations Manager at Lenz Marketing

Job description:

-Earn client placement in local, regional, and industry media through strategic planning and targeted pitching
-Maintain and develop relationships with media
-Take lead in keeping all client media reports current and updated
-Reports directly to Media Manager

Responsibilities will include:
-Pitching stories to relevant and appropriate media
-Writing and editing press releases
-Cultivating and maintaining relationships with appropriate, relevant media
-Developing media contact list and monitoring the media landscape for changes, new contacts
-Reviewing editorial calendars for story ideas, deadlines
-Staying current on news topics for developments in our clients’ industries
-Monitoring news tracking services and maintaining client media reports
-Assist department head, Media Manager, with miscellaneous projects/activities with other departments, outside agencies, or other organizations as needed

Minimum Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or closely related field
-Minimum of 2 years of PR/media relations experience required
-Experience with medical/healthcare media preferred
-Writing samples will be required

Required skills and attributes:
-Knowledge of communications/journalism principles and practices
-Strong, efficient media-pitching skills
-Understand, utilize benefits of new and traditional media
-Solid organizational skills
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, internally and externally
-Adept at multi-tasking
-Detail oriented
-Strong writing, editing skills
-Work well on deadline
-Work well both in teams and individually
-Perseverance
-Persistence
-Positive attitude
-Willingness to continually learn, hone your craft

Success will be measured by:
-Quantity and quality of media placements for clients
-Ability to work effectively alongside Media Manager
-Employee performance reviews will take place at 30, 90, and 365 day increments during initial year of employment, and then annually after initial year

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Rachel Cushing, Media Manager (rachel@lenzmarketing.com).

Ideally, writing samples should reflect a range of topics and formats. If available, consider providing samples related to healthcare, nonprofit, and/or small business.

Traffic Coordinator at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

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

Essential Job Functions:
40% – Produces daily log for assigned station.
20% – Works future months displaced for assigned stations. Assists with backup for copy or programming.
15% – Assists with documentation writing for traffic processes.
10% – Assists with entry of program formats in Wide Orbit.
5% – Inputs copy for assigned stations or major accounts.
5% – Serves as third tier backup for all station logs.
5% – Serves as third tier backup for all station copy.

Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

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.

MultiMedia Web Producer at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

This person is a hands-on producer of the website cbsatlanta.com and other digital platform efforts. This includes proofreading, writing and posting stories, cutting and posting video clips, breaking news and engaging audiences on social media. In addition, this person is responsible for maintaining the overall look and feel of our digital presence as determined by the Meredith template and stylebook. Will work with reporters, photographers and producers to get the latest content on multiple platforms. This is a very high pressure, ever-changing, deadline-focused environment.Essential Job Functions:

30% – Writing and editing content for digital platforms – including slideshows
30% – Posting content to digital platforms
20% – Keeping all digital platforms up to date, coordinating special projects and events, working with staff members to assist with writing, editing, and posting
10% – Staying in touch with local sales needs
10% – Creating new content, brand extensions
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent training and/or experience. Training in HTML a plus.

Experience:
Minimum two years related work experience in areas such as news writing and editing; video editing a plus. Ideal candidate will have digital experience in a newsroom setting, including having used an online content management system (CMS) and experience with Photoshop or other photo-editing software. Experience with iNews/ENPS and Avid would also be a plus.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Journalism, proofreading, ability to write quickly, basic journalism skills, ability to complete multiple projects under tight deadlines.

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.

Assignment Editor at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Assignment Editor-WGCL monitors police and fire scanners and quickly responds to reports. This position assembles reporters and crews for story coverage, communicates with newsroom staff and informs producers of breaking news. The Assignment Editor-WGCL responds to news tip calls and additional calls to the newsroom; establishes and fosters contacts and sources within the community; maintains current and future file for news stories; contributes story ideas for news coverage.

Essential Job Functions:
45% – Monitors police and fire scanners and quickly responds to reports. Assembles reporters and crews for story coverage. Communicates with newsroom staff and informs producers of breaking news
35% – Sets up and assigns news stories to reporters and photographers. Coordinates logistics for reporters and photographers. Coordinates live and tape feeds from live trucks and satellite sources. Maintains communication with news producers regarding developing and future stories.
10% – Monitors additional news sources including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and internet. Coordinates with public and news sources by telephone and in person.
10% – Maintains story files. Establishes contacts with police and public information officials. Updates assignment files with relevant information including addresses, phone/pager numbers.

Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

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

Experience:
Minimum 1 year previous experience preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess exceptional news judgment and organizational skills.
Must possess in depth knowledge of current events.
Good communication skills. Ability to select stories for reporting and effectively coordinate coverage with newsroom staff and the public. Ability to work a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends.

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.

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

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.

Chief Photographer at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

Responsibilities include training and directing a staff of photojournalists. Photography duties include shooting and editing stories in non-linear format, setting up microwave and satellite shots. Must be able to work weekends, longer hours or varying shifts when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines. Shoot and edit. Direct, train, and critique photographers. Coordinate with engineering on the maintenance of the news vehicle fleet and photography gear. Set up and operate microwave and sat truck. Post to web or other multi-media platforms.

Job Requirements:
All must be met to be considered.

Education:
High School or GED certificate. Degree in broadcast journalism/production preferred.

Experience:
Minimum 10 years of experience in News camera/field photography.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Good leadership skills in such areas as communication, coaching, critiquing and providing feedback.
Partner with management to refine best practices and workflows.
Collaboratively establish visual standards for photographers.
Must be fully knowledgeable in all aspects of ENG field operations.
Must be able to operate an ENG microwave and satellite trucks.
Must be proficient working with Non-linear edit systems.
Most possess valid driver’s license and be able to meet Fleet Driver Safety.

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