Job Postings

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

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

Communications Coordinator at Defoor Centre

Job description:

Communications Coordinator
Defoor Centre seeks part-time communications specialist to manage Defoor Centre news and social media. 20 hours/week in defined but flexible schedule. Can develop into full-time with benefits.
Job Requirements: Knowledge of news and social media, editorial or PR experience, enjoy a social environment, organizational skills, photography experience. Knowledge of technology will be helpful. No sales required.
Send resume to: hiredefoor@gmail.com

COMMUNICATIONS CO-ORDINATOR
1. Monitor and provide content for DefoorCentre.com and all social media sites.
2. Set up meetup program:
a. Send an email describing facility , free rent, food and beverage with sample menu, e-lance bulletin board, accessories (AV, video, etc.)
b. Fixed hours so communication with organizers is smooth, always there on site when scheduled, in order to answer questions and make schedule changes.
c. Continual contacting by email new meetup groups with interests compatible with technology.
f. Plan and execute quarterly Friday night socials with all participating meetups – F&B, movies, etc.
4. PR campaign to newspapers – newsworthy events at Defoor Centre, stories sent to individual publications.
Qualifications:
Knowledge of social media.
Knowledge of news media.
Editorial or PR experience
Experience in photographing both digital video and still pictures.
Enjoy being around people.

To apply:

Send resume to HireDefoor@gmail.com

Accountant at Meredith Corporation, 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.

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.

 

Assistant Chief Engineer at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

Assist Director of Engineering with design, selection, installation of all station technical equipment to ensure operating efficiency and regulatory compliance. Has primary responsibility for ensuring efficiency and compliance in the operation and maintenance of equipment. Must have an understanding of the technology and a proficiency in maintaining of all equipment utilized in a broadcast facility with a strong emphasis on all news, ENG (electronic news gathering) cameras (e.g. P2 technology), editing and other related equipment. Will also assist with management activities for technical staff including performance management, recruiting, and training.

Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for station maintenance activities, which includes scheduling, prioritizing projects, ordering and inventorying parts, and maintaining a relationship with suppliers. This applies to studio/transmitter systems and remote sites and other locations as assigned.
Responsible for overall operation of station maintenance shop and vehicles. Maintains parts inventory. Orders parts and supplies necessary for routine maintenance and emergency repairs. Schedules vehicle maintenance, repair and cleaning.
Provide support and services to news and production operations.
Assist in the recruitment, training, and performance management of technical staff as well as scheduling. May have direct reports.
Assist in the design, selection, and installation of equipment including, but not limited to creating support documents, i.e. training manuals, training personnel, and integrating into operation and maintenance schedules.
Assist DOE in overall station operations, maintenance, system design, installation and integration, personnel matters, and budgeting as well as act on in that capacity during DOE’s absence, including as designated FCC Chief Operator.

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

Education:
Degree in electronics engineering or computer sciences or equivalent field, or equivalent experience in broadcast electronic and computer disciplines preferred.

Experience:
Prior television broadcast experience in Master Control preferred. Previous employment as an Assistant Chief Engineer or 3+ years as a senior maintenance technician in a broadcasting, production or institutional organization is preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Good working understanding and knowledge of all FCC regulations concerning both DIGITAL Television broadcasting AND ANALOG, LPTV, and EAS.
SBE Certification and FCC license a plus
Required to take on-call duty for specified intervals.
Must be detail oriented and highly accurate in record keeping and work habits.
Strong verbal and writing skills.
Must be comfortable working in a highly automated, highly computer intensive environment.
Must be familiar with or be capable of learning many different software applications.
Must be capable of operating and interpreting the readings of all monitoring and test equipment in the broadcast facility to ensure RF, audio, video and signal levels are in compliance with any standard, rule or accepted industry practice

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.