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Human Resources Representative
5800 S Marginal Road
Cleveland, OH 44103

WJW-TV is an equal opportunity employer

Position: Anchor/Reporter

Reports To: News Director

Posted Date: May 28, 2014

Station: WJW

Dick Goddard, Stefani Schaefer, Wayne Dawson, Bill Martin. Those FOX 8 names are legendary in Northeast Ohio. Most started as reporters; all of them have transformed what it means to be a news anchor. They are like family to our viewers. Now, we are looking for the next member of our growing FOX 8 family.

Our anchors and reporters are one of the big reasons why FOX 8 is the #1  brand– both on-air and online– in Cleveland.

They are also a HUGE reason why FOX 8 has scored more than half a million fans on our Facebook page.

Our next anchor and reporter should:

*Be able to adlib without notes

*Have a serious streak along with a funny bone

*Have some anchoring experience

*Be a social media pro

*Be able to improvise

*Be flexible to working different hours (FOX 8 does 11 hours of news a day.)

*Jump on breaking news

*Be a star storyteller (come up with stories and tell them like no one else can)

*Be able to shoot and edit your own story

*Have at least 3 years of professional broadcast experience

*College degree preferred

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Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

  • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
  • Email Your Resume Here
  • WJW
  • 5800 S. Marginal Road
  • Cleveland, OH 44103

Position: Producer

Reports To: VP/News

Posted Date: September 8, 2014

Station: WJW

WJW is seeking an experienced producer to serve as a newsroom leader! The primary purpose of the News Producer is to produce, write and gather information and graphics for highly produced newscasts.

Primary Responsibilities

• Writes & produces news stories for daily newscasts
• Produces opens and graphics elements for a highly produced newscast
• Fills in on other newscasts as needed
• Submits story ideas daily and work aggressively to increase traffic on web and mobile platforms
• Contributes recommendations on daily story coverage and special assignments
• Must be available to work station promotion events
• Serves as a leader within the news room, offering advice & assistance to other employees
• Copy edits news stories by reporters and writers
• Produces special news events, shows and coverage outside the daily newscasts

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field is desired

• 2-3 years minimum producing experience

• Top notch showcasing skills and superb writing and communication skills

• Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines

• Must keep up on local, state, national and international events

• Watch local TV news whenever possible

• Must work individually as well as part of a team

• This position requires someone who can exercise discretion, best judgment, and has solid journalistic/ethical skills

• Must be extremely flexible to work different shifts throughout the year

Interest parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

No phone calls, please.

Apply On-line: please go to http://www.tribunemedia.com/ click on Careers, and Job Listings

Position: Account Executive

Reports To: Local Sales Manager

Posted Date: August 28, 2014

Station: WJW

Responsible for attaining the greatest share of available local advertising dollars for the station through the sale of commercial television spots, specials and sports and website inventory at the highest attainable rates to advertising agencies and direct local advertisers.

Primary Responsibilities
• Plans and organizes a sales strategy aimed at meeting sales goals. Monitors and tracks sales plan and assigned strategies.

• Prepares quarterly sales revenue target goal and is responsible for achieving budget and sales quotas as established with management using historical spending, anticipated renewals and strong emphasis on new business development and digital goals. Re-evaluates performance results against revenue goals on a quarterly basis.

• Creates and implements on-air and digital promotions

• Maintains a working knowledge of all digital assets and their functions

• Effectively problem solves client marketing issues using all media tools at the station – multi-screen approach

• Prepares sales presentations to sell commercial airtime utilizing available in-house ratings research materials and sales tools, knowledge of ad agencies and their advertising needs, knowledge of the local marketplace competition and available station commercial time/inventory.

• Makes in-person presentations to agency buyers and planners and direct local advertisers. Books orders and negotiates spot placement and rates based on the parameters for rate negotiations set by sales management.

• Serves agencies/clients as a market expert by providing information on the respective TV station and the competition. Serves station management as a market information source by gathering competitive rates, programming and advertiser plans.

• Posts orders, verifies accuracy of client’s scheduled air dates and times on a weekly basis; verifies client’s billing based on quoted audience delivery; handles preemptions/make goods in a timely fashion to client and station satisfaction.

• Analyzes client needs and interests. Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with assigned/designated agencies and clients through frequent contact in person or by telephone and promotes the station while selling available airtime. Resolves client’s issues or complaints.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with a focus on advertising, sales and/or marketing, plus three years buying/selling television/radio advertising.

• Strong demonstrable knowledge of the local market, rating services, qualitative research and available sales and research tools.

• Strong analytical and technical skills to analyze the market, package, price, negotiate and sell available airtime.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively negotiate and influence internal and external contacts.

• Ability to analyze the market and effectively sell available airtime through strategic negotiations to meet established financial goals and market share.

• Excellent new business development skills, including prospecting, cold calling, website sales development, lead qualification, handling objections, conceptual selling, client needs analysis, negotiation, closing and client relationship management.

• Responsible for generating quarterly revenues as set by AE and their Manager to meet overall station budget. Make decisions to maximize station revenue through sale of commercial television spots, specials and sports at the highest attainable rates have a major impact on the profitability of the station and overall operation of the business. Management determines account executive goals and revenue responsibility based on the market shares, demographics and client base.

• Indirectly supervises a sales assistant for support in order completion, sales package preparation and other administrative duties.

• Daily contact with sales management regarding rate structure, selling strategies and
problem resolution.

• Daily contact with agencies and clients to sell airtime, handle scheduling changes, make goods and billing problems.

• Frequent contact with traffic, research and programming departments regarding sales-related matters.

• Occasional meetings with station credit manager regarding client-billing discrepancies and first time advertisers, and with promotions department regarding special promotional needs.

Interest parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

No phone calls, please.

Apply On-line: please go to http://www.tribunemedia.com/ click on Careers, and Job Listings

Position: Associate Producer

Reports To: News Director

Posted Date: May 8, 2014

Station: WJW

Feeling stuck in a rut writing the same old dull stories every day? If you want to escape that small market, here’s your shot!

FOX 8 is the #1 station in Cleveland; with a top-rated website and over half a million fans on Facebook– this is the place to be.

Our next associate producer should:

*Have that writing ‘wow’ factor

*Be a go-getter

*Have a great attitude

*Be ready and willing to work any shift (We do 11 hours of news a day.)

*Have at least 2 years experience producing newscasts

*Be able to write creative, accurate and mistake-free stories for both broadcast and our website, FOX8.com

*College degree preferred

Our exceptional associate producers have the chance to be the next producer here at FOX 8.

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Interested parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

  • Attn: Cheryl Thorne Human Resources Manager
  • Email Your Resume Here
  • WJW
  • 5800 S. Marginal Road
  • Cleveland, OH 44103

Position: Multi-Media Journalist

Reports To: News Director

Posted Date: May 8, 2014

Station: WJW

Minimum Knowledge, Skill &/or Abilities: Cleveland Rocks. Do you? WJW Fox 8 is looking for an MMJ who wants to grab the lead story and go live. Are you ready to work at one of the top stations in the country? Fox 8 is a Tribune owned, top Fox affiliate that produces eleven hours of live news a day. Are you ready to be a part of our talented staff and make the move to a major market in a fun, affordable, major league city?

Position Description: Gather, report and present news on various platforms, including but not limited to mobile, internet and broadcast. Excellent writing and editorial judgment. Strong live and presentation skills. Flexible to work different shifts and schedules. Must be a self starter, enterprising and aggressive. Report, shoot and edit under any type of weather condition or deadline. Ability to shoot and edit video clips on non-linear systems. Familiar with using FTP, Skype and other emerging technologies. Requirements include web posting of text, video, pictures etc. and incorporating social media into day-to-day coverage. Work alone or with co-workers to complete story and or segment for air, web or mobile. Maintain inventory of all assigned equipment and responsible for its upkeep. Communicate maintenance issues to proper personnel. Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements: College degree preferred and or experience equivalent.

Interest parties can submit resume and references via email or US Mail at:

No phone calls, please.

WJW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.