Job Postings

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

Account Executive at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Account Executive solicits new advertisers and increases share of business for existing advertisers. This position assesses the market potential of prospective accounts and meets with local businesses to learn about their marketing needs. The Account Executive achieves assigned revenue goals through sale of airtime, internet or other products and services to new and existing clients.

40%-Sells advertising time and provides continuing service to advertising agencies and direct accounts. Assesses the advertising revenue potential of assigned television and non-television accounts. Conveys advertisers’ marketing needs to sales management, research, production and/or promotion in order to design a presentation which shows how the station can fulfill those needs with a television schedule, internet schedule, commercial concept and/or promotional event. Maintains positive client and station personnel relationships.
40%-Utilizes available published information about each assigned or prospective advertiser and their industry in order to approach advertiser with an educated sensitivity. Makes presentation to advertisers’ key decision makers in written and/or visual form. Manages client-chosen solutions. Provides excellent customer service to clients.
10%-Provides management with timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual budget forecasts. Maintains accurate records of individual list performance. Generates any additional station specific reports as required.
5%-Adheres to stations’ credit and collection policies and procedures. Assists business office in credit and collection activities as needed.
5%-Maintains understanding of local market ratings, competitive media, station strengths, industry and product knowledge. Utilizes supplementary market research. Remains updated regarding industry trends through trade publications and marketing seminars.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

Education:
Completion of high school, or equivalent. College degree preferred.
Related sales/marketing courses and seminars helpful.

Experience:
Minimum two years media sales (TV, radio, cable) background preferred; other business-to-business outside sales considered.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Full understanding of current TV ratings
Understanding of share trends, psychographic research and programming philosophies
Solid grasp of retail marketing concepts
Some knowledge of strengths and weaknesses of competitive media
Strong sales skills and the ability to create effective sales promotions. Good computer skills. Good problem solving skills Strong multi-tasking skills. Adaptable and effective negotiating skills.
Well organized
Ability to thrive in a team-oriented, competitive, fast-paced environment
Good customer service skills and professional demeanor
Self starter

 

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

 

 

Image Editor Intern at How Stuff Works

Job description:

How Stuff Works,(howstuffworks.com), an educational website,seeks an imaging intern for the fall semester. The position is paid.

The Image Editor Intern assists editorial staff with sourcing, sizing and incorporating photographs and other artwork for articles and other digital assets. Study in visual art and knowledge of photography are preferred. Experience with of Photoshop or other image editing software is essential. Knowledge of WYSIWIG Web publishing platforms such as WordPress is highly desirable. Applicants should have good organizational skills and attention to detail and the ability to track image downloads and usage over time.

This paid internship will be for 10-15 hours weekly ($15 per hour), with the intern reporting to the HowStuffWorks office in Buckhead. The hours are flexible, and the dress is business casual/casual. The intern would report to editorial team leadership. Qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply. Internship duration is for fall semester, or approximately three months starting in September.

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, unofficial transcript and resume to work @ howstuffworks dot com with the subject line internship application.

 

Social Media Intern at HowStuffWorks

Job description:

How Stuff Works, (howstuffworks.com), an educational website, is seeking a social media intern for the fall semester. The internship is paid.

The Social Media Intern assists the Social Media Editor and podcast hosts with social promotion and analysis of social performance. Applicants must be deeply familiar with the tone, nuances and etiquette of Facebook and Twitter, as well as how best to reach an audience on these platforms. Experience building brands on Pinterest and Tumblr is also a plus.

This paid internship will be for 10-15 hours weekly ($15 per hour), with the intern reporting to the HowStuffWorks office in Buckhead. The hours are flexible, and the dress is business casual/casual. The intern would report to editorial team leadership. Qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply. Internship duration is for fall semester, or approximately three months starting in September.

To apply:

Interested candidates with relevant experience should send a cover letter, unofficial transcript and resume to work @ howstuffworks dot com with the subject line internship application.

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 assigned department. The paid Internship program is designed to augment a student’s academic studies.

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

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

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 Douglas County Sentinel

Job description:

The Douglas County Sentinel in Douglasville is looking for a news reporter to cover the government and education beats.

The Sentinel won 16 awards in this year’s Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, including first place in General Excellence, Local News Coverage and Investigative Reporting.

We are feisty and aggressive, and we take pride in breaking news.

The successful candidate will be a person who relishes the opportunity to be a government watchdog, while also highlighting the many positive facets of our diverse and growing community.

The person chosen will have skills in using digital media to distribute news electronically and be quick on his/her feet to get it posted. The applicant should also be competent with a camera.

Someone who is a copy-editing perfectionist, possesses solid news judgment and has a passion for journalism are also musts for the person we hire.

To apply:

The Sentinel publishes three times a week. We offer a solid benefits package with health/life/dental, 401k, vacation, etc. Please email cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Ron Daniel at jobs@douglascountysentinel.com.

Marketing Assistant at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The Marketing Assistant is responsible for assisting the Marketing Manager with developing cross-platform marketing initiatives for sales management and account executives to generate program ratings that drive revenue and build/maintain the quality of the WGCL’s brand. The incumbent works with management, sales and corporate staff on multi-platform business processes, including targeting/prospecting, research, and concept and creative proposal development for use by the sales force. In addition, the Marketing Assistant develops and organizes print advertising revenue sponsored elements, power point presentations and executable for the sales force.

30% – Develops presentations and proposals for sales staff.
30% – Coordinate fulfillment of sold promotions.
25% – Organize all non-spot products.
15% – Assist in local & national sales efforts.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field. Relevant experience will be considered in lieu of degree

Experience:
Prior Broadcast TV or marketing experience preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Basic knowledge of marketing concepts.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Good organization and research skills.
Good verbal and written communication 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.

News Director at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

This is one of the most critical positions in the newsroom. The News Director is the day to day manager of the news operation; must understand, embrace and implement newsroom long term and short term strategy. Provides daily and leadership following the strategies, branding and budget set by the VP of Digital Content.

The News Director plays a critical role in story development with reporters and is responsible to review scripts for accuracy, legal issues, content, value, relevance, grammar and overall direction. Will be intimately involved in recruiting newsroom personal and responsible hiring certain job categories. Person must have a network in the industry to identify up and coming talent. They will serve as the primary point of contact in the newsroom; must demonstrate fairness and sensitivity in all interactions with employees and news subjects, stressing fairness, balance and consistency. They will have strong interaction with other departments and must be a team player.

60% – Dayside newsroom supervision, including reviewing scripts, working with newsroom assets and other depts., daily editorial web oversight
30% – Administrative functions – schedules. Time sheets, project coordination

10% – Assist in news strategy planning and breaking news coverage
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

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

Experience:
Five years of experience in television news management.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess thorough understanding of television news operations.
Good leadership skills.
Must understand the importance of promoting and branding a newscast.
Must possess knowledge of budgeting process.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet 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.

Intern at Public Affairs

Job description:

Public Affairs is a vibrant public relations company run by Paula Hovater in Roswell, GA. The company works with clients like the Atlanta Press Club and Wells Fargo, supporting and organizing exciting events and projects such as the annual Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame and the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Trust Award.

The students will have the opportunity to interact with Atlanta’s top leaders in the business, non-profit and media communities.

Students will spend their time working on multiple projects (the annual Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame, the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust Fund, Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheons, etc.) in direct relation to organizations such as the Atlanta Press Club and Wells Fargo. Strong writing and organizational skills are required. This internship needs a minimum of 18-20 hours per week (scheduling is flexible) and runs for the entire semester (a commitment of about 15 weeks).

Students will experience daily applications of a Public Relations environment with one-on-one instruction from the president and owner of the company, Paula Hovater, a professional with over 35 years of experience in the business. Rather than performing minor work, students will be directly involved with projects from beginning to end, aiding in research, planning, writing, execution, and finally evaluation of each task. Take-aways from this internship include increased knowledge in important programs and tools of the business, increased experience with various social media, knowledge of and direct connection with important companies in Atlanta and across the country, and new experience handling the day-to-day challenges of Public Relations.

To apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to phovater@atlpressclub.org to apply for the position.

Phone: (770) 998-1106

Cell: (404) 625-2882

Fax: (770) 587-3171

Address: 340 Chaffin Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Preferred Majors: Communications/English

Salary: $750 for entire semester

Duration: 18-20 hours per week for approx. 15 weeks (entire semester)

Degree Level: Bachelors or Masters

Class Level: Freshman-Masters Level 

Broadcast WGCL-WPCH Community Engagement 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 assigned department.
The paid Internship program is designed to augment a student’s academic studies.

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

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 Associate at Meredith Corporation, CBS46 WGCL-TV

Job description:

The incumbent will work individually or with other sales personnel to identify sales leads, develop sales proposals, and conduct outside sales calls.

Essential Job Functions:

80% – Participation in an extensive sales associate training program including a knowledge camp, hands on experience and assignments and will participate in the development of RFPs; sales and marketing strategies; developing comps; sell sheets and collateral, outside sales calls; and client presentations.
20% – Interaction and learning of a variety of station departments: Digital, Marketing, Research, Traffic, Sales and interaction and mentorship with senior leader.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Communications, Marketing or Liberal Arts

Experience:
Sales and/or marketing internship experience preferred
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidates must have strong presentation and interpersonal skills, be adaptable and flexible, and employ a collaborative team approach

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to install and configure computer hardware and software, and troubleshoot computer-related problems in support of Broadcast specific technology.
Ability to communicate with non-technical personnel to resolve equipment issues.
Good written and verbal skills.
Must possess a positive work attitude, a strong work ethic, and ability to work well with others.
Ability to prioritize and make changes to work plans without loss of efficiency or composure.
Ability to make well-informed decisions quickly while under pressure.
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule in support of a 24x7x365 Broadcast operation.

Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

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