Posted: 4:21 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Job opportunities at CMG Charlotte

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POSITIONS FOR ALL COX ENTERPRISES, INC. CAN BE VIEWED AT THE FOLLOWING INTERNET ADDRESS: www.coxenterprises.com

WSOC TELEVISION, INC. & WAXN TELEVISION, INC. JOB OPENINGS

TECHNICAL OPERATOR

WSOC-TV is searching to fill its opening for a Technical Operator. This is a full time position. Although the duties for this position include production assistant duties (robotics camera operation, teleprompter, basic lighting), there is a strong focus on directing using the Grass Valley Ignite system.

The best candidate for this position will have:

  • Intimate operating knowledge of automation systems, including but not exclusively Ignite
  • Previous experience and understanding of Ignite TME/IQT construction
  • MOS and basic computer network understanding
  • Understanding of newsroom systems iNews or ENPS and extensions with Deko and Chyron
  • Video production switcher experience

 

Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news. The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include early mornings and weekend duties. If interested, please apply at coxmediagroup.com/careers.  No phone calls please.  EOE M/F.

 

WSOC-TV EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

WSOC-TV is looking for an Executive Producer who will guide our research based newscasts.  WSOC-TV is looking for a dynamic leader to work with producers, anchors, reporters, photographers and the assignment desk.  You must have 5+ years of management or senior producing experience.  Web producing and social media skills are required.  Candidate must have proven leadership experience in broadcast television. If interested, please apply at coxmediagroup.com/careers.  No phone calls please.  EOE M/F.

 

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER

WSOC-TV is looking for an Assignment Manager who is passionate about leading in a fast-paced, digital-first newsroom.  The ideal candidate will have the competitive spirit to find original content and initiate breaking news stories on all of our platforms first.  As the Assignment Manager, you will be responsible for taking a leadership role in digital-first content, coordinating coverage for all of our platforms.  In this position, you will also oversee all assignment desk operations including recruiting, hiring, staff scheduling and special event planning.  If you are an inspirational leader who is looking to collaborate with an excellent team daily to support our station research and our strong investigative brand, please apply at coxmediagroup.com/careers.  No phone calls please.  EOE M/F.

 

NEWS PRODUCER (2 positions)

Eyewitness News, the dominant #1 news brand in Charlotte, N.C., is looking for a line producer.  Qualified applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism as well as two years of line producing experience.  Applicants must have superior writing ability, strong control rooms skills like back timing and solid news judgment.  WSOC is looking for a producer who can emerge as a newsroom leader, who can make decisions and then execute a coverage plan both on-air and on all WSOC digital platforms.  This producer must also understand and implement station research in a way which supports and enhances the WSOC brand.  If interested, apply at coxmediagroup.com/careers.  Please note that you may be required to create a job search account with us if you do not have one already.  Thank you for your interest in WSOC-TV and Cox Media Group.  EOE M/F.

 

SALES GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR

 Cox Media Group in Charlotte is looking for a very creative and energetic individual to serve as a Graphic Designer and Promotions Coordinator for WSOC-TV, WAXN-TV and wsoctv.com. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to incorporate on-air, on-line and web elements into high level presentations for computer and IPAD use. You will also be required to execute all sales contests and promotions.  A minimum of three years’ experience in this area is preferred. Prior experience in a broadcast environment is a plus. If interested, apply at coxmediagroup.com/careers . No phone calls please.  EOE M/F.

 

CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR

WSOC-TV, Charlotte’s ABC affiliate and WAXN-TV, a Charlotte Independent station, part of Cox Media Group, is seeking a creative services leader to oversee Marketing, Commercial Production, Graphic Design and Community Relations.  Person must be highly creative, organized, and a strategic thinker who is aggressive, opportunistic and utilizes station research to deliver station goals and grow audience. The ideal candidate should be strong in multi-platform marketing including the application of social media to news. And this candidate should have extensive knowledge in non-linear editing including Adobe Premiere and Avid.  WSOC-TV Eyewitness News is a hard news station with a strong investigative brand.  Individual must have proven track record of leadership, and must have a record of collaborating with station management and its news department to achieve the common goal of “living/delivering the brand,” winning and excellence. Person must have ability to execute a strategic marketing plan, in conjunction with GM and News Director, as well as manage the production of station image and daily news topical promotion, proof of benefit spots, graphic arts, outside media, commercial production, PSAs and station community events.  A strong understanding of and ability to interpret broadcast ratings and station research are needed.  On style, we expect the new CSD to inspire, drive and direct our creative team and be a visible and collaborative news partner.  In addition, this person must navigate between marketing a hard news ABC affiliate and an Independent station with a fun and inspiring brand. The ideal candidate will execute state of the art television/web marketing for on-air, online, print, and radio.  We require someone who has developed a marketing plan with a minimum of five years of experience as a Promotion Manager or Creative Services Director.   If interested, apply at online here.  No phone calls please.  EOE M/F.

 

REPORTER

Enterprise stories by developing sources and contacts. Write and produce news stories for television, web, and mobile. Make creative use of live technology to help tell a story. Understand and implement station's research-based goals. Reporter will be expected to enterprise stories, provide active live shots, use process story-telling techniques. Reporter must utilize social media/digital platforms.   Must be able to work under tight deadlines and respond quickly to breaking news. Reporter may be asked to make public appearances for the station.   Schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Other is required. Send resume/link/DVD to News Director Julie Szulczewski at 1901 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206.  You may also apply online at coxmediagroup.com/careers.  No phone calls please. EOE M/F.

 

MORNING ANCHOR / REPORTER

WAXN-TV64 is seeking an aggressive and experienced Weekday Morning Anchor/Reporter who can handle major news, breaking news and all aspects of a newscast with proven journalistic experience and professionalism. You will co-anchor or solo anchor at least 2 hours of news each morning and then enterprise a story for the evening news. We are the market leader and want a proven journalist who has stamina, leadership and smarts. Social media involvement is a plus.   If interested,  apply at coxmediagroup.com/careers.  No phone calls please.  EOE M/F.

 

DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

The Digital Account Executive is responsible for generating digital media revenues by developing new customers for CMG-Charlotte. The Digital Account Executive is a digitally savvy, self-starter who can creatively apply a variety of digital solutions to achieve a customer’s marketing needs. This individual will be an experienced field sales representative with outstanding communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Prospect for new business and build a full pipeline of digital sales prospects.
  • Develop and manage revenue producing relationships with clients and agencies.
  • Serve as a digital services expert for clients in order to assist in revenue growth
  • Analyze client marketing goals and develop needs based digital solutions to achieve them.
  • Oversee digital campaign execution and analysis to insure clients’ needs are met.
  • Demonstrate focused daily activity.

 Skills/Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of sales success in local media.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years Field Sales experience.
  • Demonstrated record of success in a goal oriented, highly accountable environment.
  • Demonstrated record of success for new business development
  • Must be a self-starter and able to prospect and close business.
  • Be highly organized and goal-oriented.
  • Understanding of digital media landscape and campaign best practices.
  • Be able to adapt to new technology and our digital ad portfolio.
  • Superior sales skills--excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently, as well as, part of a team.
  • Demonstrable computer knowledge required.

Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of sales success in local media.
  • BA/BS degree with a minimum of one year of digital media sales, account management or buying experience.
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Exhibit excellent customer service and follow-up.
  • Hard-working, integrity, relationship-builder with a winning attitude.

If interested, apply at coxmediagroup.com/careers. No phone calls please.  EOE M/F.

 

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
 
WAXN TV-64 in Charlotte is looking for a high level account manager to handle agency and local direct accounts.  This person must have a strong track record of increasing station revenue/share on existing business and the ability to develop new business. Five years of sales experience preferred. Click here to search and apply for any job with WSOC-TV in which you may be interested.  Please note that you may be required to create a job search account with us if you don’t have one already.  Thank you for your interest in WSOC-TV and Cox Media Group.  EOE M/F.

 

EEO POLICY

It is the policy of WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex is prohibited.  If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you may notify the Federal Communications Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other appropriate agency.

 
 

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