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Producer in Birmingham

Deadline: 2015-05-24

Description: WIAT-TV CBS 42 is looking for a Producer for live newscasts who is experienced, creative and a self-starter. Ideal candidate would have the ability to produce compelling, well-written, fast paced, visually interesting newscasts while working under pressure and tight deadlines.

Responsibilities:

The producer delivers and contributes accurate, visual, news content across all media platforms.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for evaluating stories; organizing them into a cohesive sequence within a newscast or digital content for the web.
  • Oversees writing, production, and timing of broadcast or on-line publication.
  • Define strategic direction for content coverage to meet business objectives.
  • Manage news room, contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations.
  • Monitor postproduction processes to ensure accurate completion of details.
  • Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all digital devices.
  • Write, produce and edit material that appeals to target audiences.
  • Research production topics using the internet, video archives, and other information sources.

Requirements:

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff.
  • Detail oriented; proficient in non-linear editing.
  • Excellent verbal, written, grammar and analytical skills.
  • Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and isual media.
  • Ability to meet quality standards for service & evaluate customer satisfaction.
  • Proficient in non-linear editing.

Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree in Communications, TV/film or equivalent experience may substitute + 5 years experience in television or radio broadcast/production

Training/Equipment: Utilize state-of-the-art television technology; MS Outlook, E-mail.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Some travel may be required on an occasional basis.

Two years prior TV news producing experience required; college degree preferred.

How to Apply: Apply online

No phone calls please.

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Promotions Producer in Birmingham

Deadline: 2015-06-01

Description: Are you looking to join a highly energized team that's creating cutting edge promotion and marketing? Are you looking to make a jump in markets? Then come join our team! WIAT 42 News, the CBS affiliate in Birmingham AL is looking for a sharp, motivated promotion producer to help expand our brand and increase ratings.

Responsibilities: This important person will produce compelling Image campaigns, attention getting proofs and on occasion, deliver topicals that can't be missed. We aren't messing around here. We want a star producer who can impress us and our viewers. We have a new brand, an incredible product and a relentless desire to win!

Requirements:

Skills:

  • AVID editing skills
  • Solid and effective writing skills
  • Use of research/demo information to choose appropriate stories to tease/language.
  • Shooting skills are a huge plus.
  • Some knowledge of graphics is a plus

Applicants should have a college degree. Previous video production experience is required. An emphasis in broadcast news promotion is highly desirable.

Pre-employment background check.

How to Apply: WIAT 42 is great station and Birmingham is a fantastic place to live with a low cost of living, an impressive food scene and did we mention… it’s gorgeous down here?

Please contact Andy Caliendo, Creative Services Director for more information or apply online today!

Media General is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.


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Anchor in Birmingham

Deadline: 2015-07-01

Description: Deliver newscasts accurately, clearly and concisely and in an engaging manner.

Responsibilities:

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas. Gather and verify accurate information regarding articles through interviews, remark as well as research.
  • Build network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors.
  • Present compelling, clear, creative and accurate live shots.
  • Organize material and write articles based on the details and information obtained.
  • Use various social platforms to give updates as well as news stories to the public.

Requirements:

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation.
  • Strong reporting skills.
  • Understand importance of social media.
  • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills.
  • Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education); plus (3) years television anchoring or reporting experience required.

Training/Equipment: Operate newsroom computer systems.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Some travel will be required. Position requires work on weekends and holidays.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education); plus (3) years television anchoring or reporting experience required.

How to Apply: EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED

Please apply Apply online or
WIAT-TV –, 2075 Golden Crest Drive Birmingham. Media General is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.


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Graphic Artist in Birmingham

Deadline: 2015-06-01

Description: If you’re ready to shake up the graphic look in market #42, we’ve got the opening for you.

WIAT-TV in Birmingham is looking for an experienced Graphic Artist with exceptional design and organizational skills to join our promotions team.

Responsibilities: The position will create animation and graphics for news, sales and special programming for on-air, online and print. Ability to hit deadlines is critical. Experience with Cinema 4-D, the Trapcode Suite, and After Effects required. Proficiency with Chyron Lyric and multiple types of nonlinear edit systems desired.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee on and off air branding projects.
  • Conceive, create and design creative solutions.
  • Design a variety of graphics for: daily news, on set graphics, production graphics, and animations.
  • Work with producers, reporters, directors, and production staff to create a professional look and maintain accuracy in all graphics.

This is a great opportunity to bring your smaller market experience and make an impact in a larger market ready for change.

Requirements:

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Highly organized and detailed oriented.
  • Working knowledge of computer graphics equipment, and other related software required for placing the graphics on-air.
  • Excellent grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to think conceptually, and effectively communicate creative vision.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.

Applicants should have a college degree. Minimum of two years broadcast experience preferred.

Pre-employment background check.

How to Apply: Please Apply online or WIAT-TV –, 2075 Golden Crest Drive Birmingham.

Media General is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.


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IT Administrator in Birmingham

Deadline: 2015-06-30

Description: JOB SUMMARY: Maintain company's IT network, servers, and security systems as well as direct development of strategic plans to meet department service needs.

Responsibilities:

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day to day maintenance, repair, project planning, design, installation, and administrative functions of the department.
  • Direct the development of strategic plans to organize the department to meet its service responsibilities and operate efficiently while undergoing rapid change due to the adoption of newer Broadcast IT based technologies, the launch of new services, and the construction of new facilities.
  • Maintain and ensure all documentation is up to date including but not limited to system diagrams (IT and technical facilities), schematics, technical specification documents and standards and training manuals.
  • Investigate and diagnose network problems, collecting IT usage stats, making recommendations for improving the company's IT systems and carrying out routine configuration and installation of IT solutions.
  • Order, maintain and monitor the purchases of equipment and services.

Requirements:

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Innovative and imaginative approach to content security, storage, and distribution.
  • Computer engineering skills.
  • Knowledge of data storage equipment and schemes.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Time management skills.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Electrical and/or Computer Science. (3) Years experience in computer systems, network design, and administration.

Training/Equipment: Broadcast equipment, and latest computer technology.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: Position requires lifting up to 50 pounds. High stress environment with deadline pressures. Position may require work on weekends and holidays.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Electrical and/or Computer Science. (3) Years experience in computer systems, network design, and administration

How to Apply: EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED

Please Apply Online or WIAT-TV –, 2075 Golden Crest Drive Birmingham. Media General is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.


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Reporter/Anchor in Birmingham

Deadline: 2015-06-30

Description: WIAT-TV CBS42 is searching for a a dynamic Anchor/Reporter to join our weekend team. The position requires prior anchor experience with strong writing skills, news judgement and creative enterprise thinking.

Responsibilities: Anchors write, report, post to the web and participate regularly in community projects outside of normal work hours.

Requirements: Applicant must possess a polished presentation to deliver the news and other content. Must have strong multimedia skills to contribute to online and social network platforms. Looking for an energetic personality with strong people skills and excellent writing ability.

Education/Experience: Bachelors degree in Journalism or related field preferred, with minimum of (2) two years experience as news reporter.

Pre-employment background check.

How to Apply: If you have a proven track record as a hard-working journalist, both anchoring and reporting and you want to join an aggressive team-oriented newsroom.

Please Apply online or WIAT-TV –, 2075 Golden Crest Drive Birmingham.

Media General is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.


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Digital / New Business Account Executive in Birmingham

Deadline: 2015-06-30

Description: WIAT is looking for a Digital/New Business Account Executive will be responsible for driving digital revenue and achieving monthly budgets. Specific responsibilities include prospecting, preparing presentations, presenting, closing and maintaining a growing list of local advertising clients.

Responsibilities:

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Generate new leads by making cold calls, calling on inactive accounts, prospecting new business opportunities while maintaining strong relationships with existing accounts.
  • Identify and understand the clients' advertising needs and develop ideal marketing solutions.
  • Create and deliver customized sales presentations in person, via phone and/or via webinars.
  • Drive sales growth within assigned territory.
  • Meet or exceed sales goals by utilizing creative resources to achieve results.
  • Provide creative and innovative solutions for customers utilizing industry trends, selling techniques and digital product knowledge.

Requirements: Prior experience in interactive and/or media services, preferred. Creativity and an overwhelming desire to win is a must. Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum 2 year sales experience. Position is available immediately.

Pre-employment background check.

How to Apply: Please Apply Online or WIAT-TV –, 2075 Golden Crest Drive Birmingham.

Media General is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.


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