The following represents brief/broad position descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills for each position.
Sales Assistant: RESPONIBILITIES: The FOX Owned & Operated duopoly in Chicago seeks a highly motivated individual to join our sales assistant team. The ideal candidate will assist members of the sales team with various projects, reports, and presentations. Core responsibilities include: data entry of broadcast orders, filing, organizing and verifying accuracy of all orders as well as complete follow through of the sales order process; Candidate must be extremely detailed oriented. Position also requires daily interfacing with Sales Management, Accounting, Traffic, Research and Programming departments. REQUIREMENTS: College degree preferred. Qualifications include strong clerical, communication and problem-solving skills. Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide service excellence to clients and account executives. Prior broadcast sales assistant experience preferred. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Wide Orbit, One Domain and Nielsen ratings knowledge a plus.
General Ledger Accountant: RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidate will work with finance managers to prepare monthly P&L, reconcile all G/L and Bank accounts and assist in month end close (i.e., journal entries and month end management reporting). Will assist managers in financial & operational analysis and coordinate all intercompany accounts with corporate office and other stations as well as posting daily logs and applying cash receipts to the traffic/billing system and contributing to the annual planning process. REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must have a B.A. degree in accounting or finance with 2-3 years of public or private corporate accounting experience. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis towards hands-on Excel experience and strong general PC knowledge/skills. Must have the ability to interface with staff and senior management. Broadcasting industry experience a plus.
Assistant News Director: RESPONSIBILITIES: WFLD/WPWR-TV, CHICAGO seeks an Assistant News Director responsible for managing day to day aspects of the Stations television news operations. The position requires the establishing of news content and production goals while motivating the staff to achieve ratings growth. In addition, the asst. news director will attend to scheduling issues, and work on coaching and holding newsroom personnel to standards of excellence. This manager must have the ability to keep pushing the definition of the electronic news on all three platforms to engage viewers while maintaining the overall progressive and differentiated look of the news product. This would include, but not limited to, the integration of social media, social media newsgathering techniques and mobile media. Responsibilities also include working with the assignment desk, producers and reporters on the development of differentiated content and unique storytelling techniques. This individual will play a large role in the direction of the newsroom on a daily basis, and all other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate. REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must have a degree in journalism or related field, strong ethical standards and communication skills. The position requires an aggressive, highly motivated, organizationally sound news leader with proven team building skills and a winning attitude. The ideal candidate should be a creative self-starter with great writing skills and a clear vision of what makes a newscast relevant, urgent and important. The position demands an accomplished record of achievement and previous asst. news director experience or equal in a major market competitive environment. This is a job that requires passion and commitment to making this newsroom the #1 station in Chicago.
Per Diem Sports Producer: RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidate will produce daily segments and line produce. Candidate will also assist the Executive Producer of Sports in all aspects of segments including writing, field producing, ordering of pre-production, researching segments, and any other responsibilities assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidate must have 3-5 years major market television news experience as well as experience with on-line research. Must have college degree in Journalism or related field. Knowledge of INews and/or computer skills required. Experience with AVID or other non-linear editing, highly desirable. Individual must be detail-oriented, dependable, and familiar with technical aspects of production. Ability to travel and work weekends/nights.
Director of Finance: RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidate will be responsible for the weekly/monthly/quarterly flash and forecast for WPWR, inclusive of all Hyperion reporting. In addition, will act as the back up for WFLD in the absence of the Director, Finance. Candidate will have responsibility for all aspects of this dual station operation's Fixed Asset accounting and depreciation forecasting; Daily accounting of all syndicated amortization, including the preparation of all barter valuation paperwork. Candidate will assists in the annual preparation of the stations' budgets (operating as well as capital). REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must have experience in staff supervision, adhere to and enforce company policies and procedures as well as accounting principles and policies. Should possess a degree in Accounting with five years experience in broadcasting or related field and must be detailed oriented. Other required qualities include the ability to adhere to strict deadlines and a high level of computer literacy (Excel a must). Familiarity with Integrated accounting (Peoplesoft) and traffic (Wide Orbit) system is a plus. Excellent communication skills and a strong desire to work in a fast paced environment needed.
Topical Promo Producer: The Topical News Promo-Producer will write, produce and edit promos, including daily topicals, station and news image spots, POP's, network prime and program spots for the Fox Duopoly in Chicago, IL. RESPONSIBILITIES: Writing/producing/editing FOX 32 News promotions under deadlines. Production of image identity campaigns. Production of compelling spots that take a unique approach and connect with viewers. Increase viewer tune-in through the production of top quality promotions. REQUIREMENTS: 5 + years experienced non-linear editor. Degree in Communications field. Flexibility to meet tight deadlines. Ability to execute distinct marketing and branding strategies. Avid platform experience a strong plus. Motion design skills. Strong writing skills. Good understanding of how to sell news stories and station programming to target demographics. Ability to produce promos with a distinctive, trademark edge. Production of image identity campaigns.
Digital Sales Manager: The FOX O&O Duopoly in Chicago is seeking a dynamic sales professional to develop, maintain and grow revenue for all digital properties including sales for myfoxchicago.com as well as our mobile and emerging platforms. RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidate must be able to develop and execute multifaceted deals, create solid sales marketing presentations, and work closely with local and national sales teams in order to facilitate consistent market share growth and achieve sales revenue goals. Individual must be a proven leader who quickly identifies opportunities and is able to move the sales process forward. Candidate will be responsible for monthly forecasts, quarterly budgets, new business objectives and consistent monitoring of digital sales goals. REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must possess a working knowledge of all digital metrics, technologies and research tools. Strong relationships with key ad agency personnel and experience in direct sales with interactive agencies and clients is preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of online and mobile advertising; effective verbal and written communication skills along with strong time management and demonstrated presentation skills. Candidate must have 3-5 years of solid sales experience with a proven track record of sales results. Must be detail-oriented with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
Per Diem Writer: RESPONSIBILITIES: Write stories assigned by producers, gather facts, find video and oversee editing of stories. Responsible for story content and accuracy. Perform duties of line producer when assigned. Must perform all other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate. REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must have 2-3 years writing experience, experience as a line producer and computer knowledge preferred. Must be creative, concise, detail oriented, able to handle deadline pressure and take direction from producers. Reliability, good news judgment, and factual accuracy are crucial. Heavy sitting at workstation, light standing, bending, walking, and stair climbing are also required.
Account Executive: The Fox O&O duopoly in Chicago is looking for a highly motivated salesperson to join our team. Candidate must have a strong track record of increasing station revenue/share on existing business and the ability to develop new business. Additionally, candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills and thrive in a fast paced environment. Solid computer skills and knowledge of industry software is a must. 3-5 years sales experience in a top ten market is preferred.
WFLD & WPWR offers an academic credit internship program for college juniors, seniors and graduate students. Applicants must be receiving academic credit for internship hours. For consideration please email a copy of your resume along with our internship application to: