Job Postings

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

Director of Digital Media — CBS46

The Director of Digital Media is a senior-level position that will lead the strategic development of web, mobile, social, and emerging media platforms in generating revenue and creating content as well as have a hands on role in the execution of strategies and direct the staff responsible for those activities.

 

II. Essential Job Functions

40% Create, communicate, and implement a strategic roadmap for innovative, user-focused digital media experiences across multiple platforms for a 24/7/365 news-driven operation. Develop strategic and tactical plans to optimize digital assets, identify sales and promotional opportunities. Develop and implement social media initiatives and manage a large, multiple-asset social media presence.

20% Serve as a key resource on emerging media concepts and best practices; including the creation and delivery of training workshops and presentations to internal teams and senior leadership. Develop content initiatives that attract new audiences and help drive sales efforts. Pursue, negotiate, and cultivate partnerships with technology and media companies, organizations, and vendors

20% Foster communication and create effective news and content initiatives across all platforms. Work with Director of Sales to develop an integrated sales strategy for all digital platforms. Create and generate weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as needed.

20% Be active in sales and sales calls as needed. Help formulate packages for our content products, push and refine our mobile apps and develop new ones as needed. Help station reach our digital budget goals. Grow to meet or exceed page view goals, unique user’s goals, Facebook likes etc. Work with Marketing to refine our social media approach.

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

Education: Minimum (5) five years of digital media management experience in varying industries strongly preferred.

Experience: Superior knowledge and experience in website usability, audience acquisition, SEO/SEM, web analytics, social media concepts, and mobile content delivery.

Demonstrated experience in successfully motivating and directing cross-functional teams in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Project management of multiple, deadline-driven projects simultaneously.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of the broadcast industry, including news, marketing, operations, promotion, production. Experienced and well-versed in AP Style Guidelines and editorial concepts.

Solid background in digital media sales and marketing Ability to execute with minimal direction.

Ability to execute projects with small teams or as a one-person team. Aptitude for creative and strategic thinking, with strong analytical and problem solving skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Management experience also preferred.

 

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at

www.meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/EXT/job/Georgia-Atlanta-WGCL/Director-of-Digital-Media_JR02481

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

Anchor/Reporter-Meteorologist — CBS46

The Anchor/Reporter – Meteorologist serves as an on-air meteorologist and plays a key role in overall news operation. The incumbent serves as an active member of the weather team and the newsroom staff. The Anchor/Reporter works in a team-oriented environment and provides forecasts and detailed coverage of breaking weather situations. Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media. Current newscast includes weekend mornings and will provide weather reporting/anchor fill-in during the week. After applying online, please send a copy of your resume to

 

II. Essential Job Functions

65% Prepares and anchors accurate, interesting and informative weathercasts with station brand and research in mind. Does weathercasts live and delivers live reports on weather-related subjects. Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.

15% Updates website daily, writes weather blog, updates social media

10% Develops and innovates new presentation tools for TV and digital platforms.

10% Makes public appearances on behalf of the station, fulfills duties for media partnerships (such as radio) and appears in station promotions

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

Education: Undergraduate degree in meteorology or related field. CBM or AMS certified.

Experience: Three years’ experience as a weather anchor or meteorologist at a commercial television station. Experience in top 25 market preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

CBM or AMS certification required.

Proficiency with complex computer-driven weather production systems, preferably WSI True View Max System.

Must be flexible and willing to work unexpected hours for severe weather.

Must possess excellent ad lib skills and be able to drive long-form severe weather coverage solo or in a team setting.

Must be willing to work in a team-oriented environment.

% Travel Required (Approximate):10%

 

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at

meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/EXT/job/Georgia-Atlanta-WGCL/Anchor-Reporter—Meteorologist_JR02486

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

Studio Technician — CBS46

The Studio Technician checks and prepares technical equipment as well as operates technical equipment during live newscasts, special events and promotional sessions. May also assist with posting content to various digital platforms.

Essential Job Functions

60% – Operates and troubleshoots technical equipment including studio camera, audio equipment, and teleprompter before and during live broadcasts, special events and promotional sessions.

30% – Prepares and tears down studio for live broadcasts, special events, and promotion sessions including distribution and upkeep of IFB, light/light system, activation of set monitors, projectors and computers.

10% – Assists with posting to the station’s website(s).

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

Education:

Completion of high school, or equivalent. College degree or vocational diploma is preferred.

Experience: Minimum of one experience in broadcast television production is required.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proficiency with robotic camera, teleprompter, IFB.

Basic computer skills.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, late nights and weekends.

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at

www.meredith.com

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

Video Tape Editor — CBS46

Essential Job Functions

80%-Edits video content.

20%-Perform related job duties including archiving and back-up content.

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

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

Experience: Minimum of 3 years editing experience in a local news environment. Previous editing experience in a production house environment will substitute for one year of news editing experience.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of current state-of-the-art editing equipment.

• Experience on Sony Beta Decks, DVC Pro Laptop and Avid.

• Working knowledge of analog and digital editing.

• Experience with Avid Newscutter preferred.

• Shooting experience preferred.

• Good attention to detail.

% Travel Required (Approximate): None

 

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at

meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/EXT/job/Georgia-Atlanta-WGCL/Video-Editor_JR02211-1

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

Reporter — CBS46

The Reporter gathers news for Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media. 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.

 

After applying online, please send a copy of your resume to Frank.Volpicella@cbs46.com

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%

 

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Centralcast Operator — CBS46

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.

Minimum Qualifications: All must be met to be considered.

Education:

College Degree or Technical Diploma preferred

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.

 

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 News Producer — CBS46

The Digital News Producer Trainee learns and applies essential facets of digital platform production, writing, showcasing of stories, story selection across the .com, mobile and social media platforms. Training in the previously mention activities is provided for a short duration. The Digital News Producer Trainee begins with tasks that include newscast prompter operation and advances into digital news writing responsibilities. Within two to three months, or as opportunities arise, the Producer Trainee typically produces content for CBS46’s digital platforms.

The Digital News Producer Trainee learns and applies essential facets of digital platform production, writing, showcasing of stories, story selection across the .com, mobile and social media platforms. Training in the previously mention activities is provided for a short duration. The Digital News Producer Trainee begins with tasks that include newscast prompter operation and advances into digital news writing responsibilities. Within two to three months, or as opportunities arise, the Producer Trainee typically produces content for CBS46’s digital platforms.

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

 

Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line a

www.meredith.com/meredith_corporate/careers.html

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

Producer — CBS46

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.

 

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.

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