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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.

General Sales Manager- Regular Full Time

The General Sales Manager is responsible for maximizing revenue for Tribune Company’s WGHP station based in Greensboro/High Point, NC.  Responsible for driving key revenue streams, analyzes all sales variables to determine optimal strategic plan to achieve the revenue goals.  Effective yield management, accurate forecasting, and budget creation/management (including spot television, web, mobile, and event marketing.)  By policy and example, motivates, leads, and fosters a positive work environment for the entire sales department.

  • Effectively lead and motivate station sales staff to achieve revenue plans.  Staff can include Local/National/Digital Sales Managers, Local/Digital Account Executives, Sales Assistants and Research Analysts.
  • Establish a clear vision for the department from revenue to behavior; set goals and standards; monitor performance and holds department accountable.
  • Implement disciplined broadcast yield management and pricing strategies to overachieve station holding capacity.
  • Provide station and Tribune leadership with comprehensive sales analysis, both verbally and in written communication, on a regular basis.  This includes presentations on sales trends, market knowledge, and revenue achievement.
  • Maximize 3rd party vendors, consultants and partners (e.g., Jim Doyle and Associates/Sharebuilders/Media Monitors, etc.) that assist in achievement of revenue goals.
  • Drive demand through development of unique non-spot initiatives, station projects, category opportunities; lead these new business efforts from strategy to execution.
  • Report with accuracy on projected station and market revenues.
  • Evaluate, hire, retain and develop sales staff.  Provide timely coaching and candid feedback to insure goal achievement and career growth of direct reports.
  • Contribute to the development and strength of the station department head team through effective and positive measures.
  • Create and execute a plan to build a positive sales reputation within our industry and market; one based on service, integrity and growth.
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with clients and agencies on a local, regional and national level.

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of broadcast sales experience, 3+ years as LSM or GSM; preferably in a top 50 market and LPM experience desired.
  • Undergraduate degree in business, marketing, communications or equivalent related experience.
  • Proven track record of growing revenue, growing station market share, selling cross-platform, and new business development.
  • Think strategically and act tactically; take initiative and makes decisions without daily guidance.
  • Proficient in inventory management, pricing, and forecasting; WO, Matrix, and Sharebuilder experience a plus or advanced knowledge of television sales software systems and processes.
  • Ability to create and foster a positive working environment with the sales team and key management staff members through a winning attitude, strong leadership and team building.

REPORTER – REGULAR FULL TIME

A top-rated FOX affiliate is looking for that next great reporter. You have to like telling great stories, working with award-winning photojournalists, and using the hottest/newest television technology. Bringing the energy every day to do creative live shots and stand-ups is a must. You also need to be a social butterfly able to Facebook, tweet, and Instagram at a moment’s notice with engaging content. If this sounds like you, then what are you waiting for, apply for our reporter’s opening.

Producer, Executive – Evening, Regular Full Time

Aggressive, competitive, and boundary-testing; those are the three traits we’re looking for in the next FOX8 Evening Executive Producer.   Win breaking news and telling great stories each day, it’s what we are all about here at FOX8.  You have to have the vision to use all of our storytelling tools to put on an informative and entertaining news product.  You will manage all aspects of the 5, 6, and 10pm newscasts, so great communications skills is a must.  So if you want to join a top-notch staff of journalists, you want to use all the latest toys, and you have a good sense of humor, what are you waiting for?  Apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for newscasts, including oversight on story selection, content, and production
  • Work with team to create innovative news content; able to think differently and critically
  • Collaborate with Editors, Producers and the assignment desk to select stories for coverage
  • Step in and write, edit and produce as needed
  • Develop and supervise effective workflow strategies and procedures for multiple programs
  • Provide regular feedback on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years previous news producing experience
  • Supervisory experience highly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule – nights, weekends, holidays

Executive Producer, AM – Regular Full Time

Looking to make that jump from producer to EP?  Well this is your chance to go big.  The FOX8 Morning News is looking to help mold the next rock star Executive Producer.  You’ll have all the tools to succeed; producers, writers, reporters, photojournalists and web wizards, but can you make it special?  You have to have the vision to use all of our story telling tools to put on an informative and entertaining news product.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for newscasts, including oversight on story selection, content, and production
  • Step in and write, edit and produce as needed
  • Provide regular feedback on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years previous news producing experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule – nights, weekends, holidays

Associate Producer– Regular Full Time

WGHP/FOX 8 is looking for a person with a passion for writing and a nose for news. This individual will assist newscast producers with all elements of putting together a newscast including writing and researching stories. Will work with all aspects of the production of a newscast, including coordination with the production staff and graphic artists. Could be assigned overnight and weekend shifts. Will perform other duties as assigned.

This is a training position with expectations to become a newscast producer who will fill-in as needed. Must be an excellent writer, focusing on matching script to video. Must have outstanding spelling, grammar, and copy editing skills. Must be able to work flexible schedule. Broadcast and other related news experience preferred. Must have good news judgment and know current events. Requires strong communications and people skills. Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment within specific time constraints.

Requirements: College degree required. Must be proficient with PC and industry specific software.

ENTRY LEVEL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – REGULAR FULL TIME

If you are a highly motivated individual with outside sales experience and would like to join a top-rated TV station in the Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem market, send your cover letter and resume to FOX8/WGHP.

We are looking for a polished professional or recent college graduate looking to take their sales skills to the next level utilizing multi-platform sales: internet, broadcast, social media and digital channel.

The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop and maintain business relationships. Strong negotiation skills, the ability to multi-task, and a creative eye for commercial ideas are also necessary. Keen organizational and computer skills are required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Previous outside sales experience preferred. College degree required.

Promotions Producer, Regular Full Time

FOX8 WGHP, in Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, NC has an immediate opening for a seasoned Promotion Producer.  This is NOT a call for a promo “pre-editor.”  We are not seeking a “Jack-or-Jill-of-all-trades” type.  We’re after an experienced promo pro with expert skills in one, or more, facets of production.  Are you a dynamite After Effects editor?  A rock star shooter?  A clever and witty writer?  What is your specialty, and what separates you from the rest of the field?  If your skill set matches our needs, you might be the right person to join our award winning team.  We are a collaborative group of highly skilled and specialized promo pros.  Send us your reel and show us what you can bring to the mix.  Minimum 2 years’ experience required.  High school diploma also required, college degree in television production, communications, etc. preferred.  Calls encouraged.  Job duties include…

  • Create, develop and produce on-air promotional spots. This includes producing and editing on-air image campaigns, end-panels, lower third graphics, VO Tags, station IDs, etc.
  • Shoot/Write/Produce/Edit special event and contest promos, as well as organize, set-up and oversee special promotional events.
  • Expert knowledge in Adobe Production Suite required (Premiere, After Effects, etc.).
  • In the absence of the Creative Services Director, strategically place promotional announcements on daily log.
  • In addition to working directly with all station departments, such as traffic, operations, and sales, must have open working relationship and maintain contact with FOX and Syndicated Distributors for changes, directives, specials, and in maintaining all necessary promotional elements.
  • Create promotional material for the Sales Department.
  • Develop and coordinate viewer-related contests and drawings.
  • Work very close with the news department to determine promotional priorities and creative decisions of individual news programs and talent.

Photojournalist – Regular Full Time

WGHP/FOX8, Tribune Media’s FOX affiliate serving the Piedmont area of North Carolina has a unique opportunity available for a seasoned photojournalist to join our team.

We are looking for an individual with a good attitude and excellent people skills. Teamwork with a reporter is essential, but some days you may gather the news solo. Must be able to work under deadline pressure, demonstrate solid ethical news judgment and have excellent communication skills.

Our photojournalists must be able to shoot, produce and edit creative television news stories on high definition broadcast equipment. Must be capable of learning how to operate an SNG/microwave live truck. Must understand basic NPPA storytelling, shooting, lighting and editing techniques. Be willing to work hard, tolerate flexible scheduling, including weekends, and like to have fun.

High school diploma required, college degree preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record. Previous ENG 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