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5800 S Marginal Road
Cleveland, OH 44103

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Position: Director, News

Department: News – Cleveland, OH

Reports to: VP/General Manager

Posted Date: October 3, 2014

Station: WJW

Position Summary:
The Director of News is responsible for overall supervision and management of the News Department and for developing and executing strategies designed to make the station’s news product the audience leader in the market.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Responsible for directing daily news coverage by holding daily editorial meetings.
• Delineates what is expected of reporters and photographers in covering news stories.
• Keeps spending under control without hampering the news department’s ability to cover the news.
• Oversee complete budgeting and P&L process for the Newsroom.
• Collaborate with the General Manager to develop innovative new ways to implement our station brand and execute our vision.
• Develop and implement strategies for special projects, including investigative series and sweeps reports, elections, town hall meetings, and live coverage of major events.
• Critiques work of newsroom staff as often as possible.
• Critiques daily newscast on a daily basis.
• Keeps other departments heads informed of news department activities.
• Manage staff, including hiring, job evaluation, training, and team building.
• Consults with staff and other department heads on possible news related programs that could enhance the station’s image and/or bring revenue.
• Ensures adherence to station, corporate and governmental policies and rules, as well as legal matters relating to news programming and staff.
• Participate in community service activities, both as a citizen and as a spokesperson for the news department and the station.
• Participate in union negotiations.
• Remain alert to latest trends in news production and coverage both locally and nationwide.
• Work with news management to develop productive work schedules that best utilize all available resources.
• Reviews formats for daily news programs, making suggested changes when necessary.
• Utilize multiple platforms, including broadcast, web, and mobile, to deliver content and engage our viewers on a daily basis
• Use state of the art news-gathering equipment including digital editing systems, graphic technologies, new control room, HD weather, traffic data system to showcase a compelling product
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Minimum 10 years’ of progressive leadership experience in television as a news director or 5 years of newsroom management experience in medium to large market.
• Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications, Business Administration or equivalent experience.
• Candidates should possess experience in strategic project management, marketing and promotions along with experience in News, Digital, (including technology trends in the market including a social media strategy) and brand management.

• Ability to partner with business leaders, develop strong relationships and drive results. Superior organizational skills with an emphasis on data, reporting tools and metrics. Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
• Experience managing teams including prioritizing, assigning and overseeing work. High attention to detail, while managing multiple projects
• Prior News Director experience in Top 25 market preferred
• Strong financial controls/ budget management
• Strong understanding of content management, multi-platform journalism
• Excellent leader and motivator with strong organizational skills.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

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: Reporter

Reports To: VP/News

Posted Date: Sept 19,2014

Station: WJW

Position Description WJW is seeking an experienced Reporter who will be expected to gather and present the news for the newscasts and station website. We are looking for a reporter who thrives on breaking news, enterprising stories and working under tight deadlines.

Primary Responsibilities
• Acts as a general assignment reporter
• Represents WJW to the public viewing audience
• Produces stories on regular scheduled newscasts and other programs produced by the station
• Consistently contributes story ideas for newscasts
• Develop contacts within the area and maintain those contacts on a regular basis
• Works with producers, reporters and associate producers on assigned news broadcasts
• Regularly posts content to the station’s website and updates social media sites
• Performs public speaking engagements and makes other appearance deemed important to the station image by management
• Be on-call for news events
• Answers viewer phone calls and mail
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• Minimum 3 years’ experience reporting in a medium to large television market
• Degree in Journalism or related field is preferred
• Must have exceptional live reporting skills as well as the ability to break exclusive stories
• Excellent writing and strong communication skills
• Have the ability to multitask and work under extreme deadline pressure
• Must work individually as well as part of a team
• Strong knowledge of local, national and international events
• Must have a involved and have a clear understanding of web and social media outlets
• Must be extremely flexible to work different shifts and schedules

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: 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.