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FOX 8 WGHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status or any other legally protected classification in accordance with federal, state and local law.

VP/Technology – Regular Full Time

WGHP-TV, Tribune Media’s FOX affiliate serving Greensboro / High Point (Market #46) is looking for a Vice President of Technology to manage all technical aspects and engineering personnel at the Greensboro, N.C. based operations center.

This leadership position reports directly to the General Manager.  The successful candidate will have experience managing, planning, developing and budgeting multiple concurrent priorities.  Hiring and retaining the right personnel, combined with the candidate’s knowledge of current IP based systems, is critical to success and is expected.

This “never stop learning, never stop innovating” position requires the desire and drive to stay competent in the latest trends in broadcast television and related Internet / mobile systems.

Typical Daily Responsibilities:

  • Direct maintenance of the transmitter, tower, and related equipment.
  • Direct station IT technology operations including computers, servers, networking and telecommunications equipment.
  • Develop and implement strategic capital and operating budget plans.
  • Plan and manage building and grounds maintenance.
  • Knowledge of non-linear editing systems, broadcast station automation, graphics generation and rendering systems (and their related storage technologies).

Ideal qualifications:

  • College or Technical School graduate with emphasis on IT technology.
  • Experience with web, social networking sites, and mobile technologies.

As is typical with critical broadcast system support, the applicant must be willing to be on call.

MORNING NEWS PRODUCER – Regular Full Time  (Two Positions Available)

Do you want to produce a newscast that’s smart and relevant?   WGHP/FOX 8 is looking for two dynamic producers to join our morning team.  These producers will be responsible for overseeing the production of the newscast; choosing stories and placement of stories in the newscast.  You will write the bulk of newscast, with assistance from associate producer.  In addition, you will participate in story meetings and set up content and interviews.  Coordinate crews as needed.  Work hand-in-hand with production department to communicate graphic needs and blocking of show.  Review meter and diary ratings to determine direction for newscasts with news managers.

The successful candidates must be aggressive, have strong organizational skills, be creative, competitive, patient, and a strong team player.  Must be a quick writer, demonstrating exceptional spelling and grammar.  Must communicate effectively in booth during a show and work one-on-one with talent in structuring the show.  Must be able to effectively judge multiple live shots, satellite shots with anchors, and have a clean show.  College diploma and 2-4 years of line producing experience preferred.

WEEKEND NEWS PRODUCER – Regular Full Time

Do you want to produce a newscast that’s smart and relevant?  WGHP/FOX 8 is looking for a dynamic producer to join our weekend team.  This producer will be responsible for overseeing the production of the newscast; choosing stories and placement of stories in the newscast.  You will write the bulk of newscast, with assistance from associate producer.  In addition, you will participate in story meetings and set up content and interviews.  Coordinate crews as needed.  Work hand-in-hand with production department to communicate graphic needs and blocking of show.  Review meter and diary ratings to determine direction for newscasts with news managers.

The successful candidate must be aggressive, have strong organizational skills, be creative, competitive, patient, and a strong team player.  Must be a quick writer, demonstrating exceptional spelling and grammar.  Must communicate effectively in booth during a show and work one-on-one with talent in structuring the show.  Must be able to effectively judge multiple live shots, satellite shots with anchors, and have a clean show.  College diploma and 2-4 years of line producing experience preferred.

Digital Sales Manager – Regular Full Time

WGHP/FOX 8 is recruiting for a dynamic sales professional to join our station.  This position is an integral part of the sales management team.  The DSM is a progressive, creative thinker who can conceptualize, execute, and close revenue producing ideas that connect our advertiser’s goals to our multimedia digital properties, including, but not limited to, the station websites, apps, social media, off-site partners, and marketing services.

This position works on the sales management team in tandem with the Local Sales Manager and National Sales Manager in business development for the overall operation; specifically championing digital sales.  This position reports directly to the Vice President of Sales.

Major responsibilities and efforts include but are not limited to:

  • Drive local digital revenue growth for the station and company; take revenue share out of the market, and create new digital business – be a part of every local advertiser’s budget.
  • Work at a partnership/consultative level as an expert in digital advertising with account executives, agencies, and advertisers.
  • Work in tandem with the Local, National, and Vice President of Sales in revenue strategy, expense management, training, and overall cross-media revenue production.
  • Oversight of all digital sales products, inventory management and pricing strategies.
  • Ability to forecast revenue, develop and sustain a business plan to exceed the digital sales budget.
  • Management of the digital sales pipeline, including the formation of individual AE budgets.
  • Coach and deliver sales presentations in tandem with AE’s.
  • Create strong business relationships and develop a sense of team with the AE’s and assist with prospecting, building plans, negotiating and closing deals.
  • Brainstorm creative digital promotions that leverage the digital and broadcast assets.
  • Develop and deliver best practices for digital knowledge among the sales department and clients.
  • Partner with News and Creative Services to support the overall growth of our digital audiences through internal strategic objectives.
  • Work with the corporate digital team on corporate led sales initiatives and group sales projects.
  • Work with 3rd party vendors to support digital initiatives including ad operations, creative, marketing services, analytics partners, contesting and email programs, lead generation, search, and others.
  • Produce reporting, and other support functions of Interactive.

Desired Skill and Experience:

  • Promote a winning, positive culture.  Be a team player.  Have thick skin, ability to sell up and down.  Have passion for the business, your job, and helping clients to be successful.
  • 5 years or more experience in sales, promotions, or marketing required.  Digital advertising experience preferred.  Sales management experience a plus.
  • Ability to translate and communicate problems into opportunities.
  • Presentation experience, excellent written and verbal communications essential.
  • Creative thinking essential.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, manage time wisely, and prioritize projects and people.
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in PowerPoint, screen sharing, Excel, social media, etc.
  • Some technical skills to work with ad tags, analytics, campaign tools.

News Producer, 6pm – Regular Full Time

Do you want to produce a newscast that’s smart and relevant?   WGHP/FOX 8 is looking for a dynamic producer to join our weekday evening team.  This producer will be responsible for overseeing the production of the 6pm newscast; choosing stories and placement of stories in the newscast.

You will write the bulk of newscast, with assistance from associate producer.  In addition, you will participate in story meetings and set up content and interviews.  Coordinate crews as needed.  Work hand-in-hand with production department to communicate graphic needs and blocking of show.  Review meter and diary ratings to determine direction for newscasts with news managers.

The successful candidate must be aggressive, have strong organizational skills, be creative, competitive, patient, and a strong team player.  Must be a quick writer, demonstrating exceptional spelling and grammar.  Must communicate effectively in booth during a show and work one-on-one with talent in structuring the show.  Must be able to effectively judge multiple live shots, satellite shots with anchors, and have a clean show.  College diploma and 2-4 years of line producing experience preferred.

FOR CONSIDERATION – Interested candidates should apply online here. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

If you are an organization that would like to be added to the distribution list for the FOX 8 Job Openings, please contact us at TWilkins@Tribunemedia.com or call (336) 821-1204. You may also write us at:

FOX 8 WGHP
Attn: FOX 8 Jobs
2005 Francis St
High Point , NC 27263

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