Job Openings and Internships

Equal Opportunity Employer

Production Specialist

(Full Time position, posted June, 2017)

 

JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to write, produce, shoot, and edit original content for WTCI broadcasts and digital platforms. He / she will assist in all areas of video production and post-production as assigned by the VP of Content & Digital Strategy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in communications, broadcasting, or related field Experience: Minimum two year related work experience

ATTRIBUTES / SKILLS:
Must possess knowledge of video and/or film production including; current techniques, essential elements, and industry standards for production of public television programs. Working knowledge of studio and field production equipment; strong research and writing skills; ability to use time effectively and meet reasonable deadlines. Willingness to accept supervision and direction; and willingness to work as a part of a team in carrying out duties. Must also be able to budget work hours wisely, and to communicate effectively as part of a team to represent WTCI in a positive and professional manner both online and in person. The successful candidate will possess strong videography, motion graphics, and editing skills, and must demonstrate a clear understanding of the current media landscape.

Role Specific Core Competencies are defined as the specific duties, which persons in this position are encouraged to develop and expected to demonstrate in the performance of their role.

ROLE SPECIFIC CORE COMPETENCIES:

Conceive, research, plan, script and produce content on a regular basis, in keeping with established guidelines of WTCI and FCC.

Adhere to station policies and other rules, regulations, standards and procedures set forth by the FCC, as well as other policy-making and regulatory agencies, in the execution of assignments.

Obtain and incorporate all elements of program production in each assignment as needed including proper site selection, lighting, camera placements, shooting logs, schedules, scripts, graphics and other elements necessary to complete a successful program.

Ability to travel overnight or longer when necessary to complete assignments.

Exercise sound professional judgment at all times in evaluating work-related situations; show maximum courtesy and tact in dealing with other staff, volunteers and public; show initiative in helping to make each local production cost-effective for the station and relevant to the viewing public.

Create, write, produce projects for both the Media Services Department and the WTCI-TV Production Department as assigned by the V.P. of Content and Digital Strategy

Create and write on-air promotions
Create, write and produce all elements needed for fundraising and underwriting credits.

Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required, and must carry out other work related duties as assigned.

Work with other WTCI staff members and outside clients, constantly striving towards producing quality content.

Work within the guidelines of WTCI station and procedures, and other rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Communications Commission, NTSC, SMPTE and other regulatory agencies, to include, but not limited to, the identification of legal video signals and corrections necessary to correct problematic situations.

Able to identify and correct any video problems which may occur during any given project or situation.

Maintain a professional image while working with other staff members and outside clients, to include but not limited to, retaining a positive attitude under the most stressful situations, and in terms of personal hygiene, utilizing proper dress code when representing WTCI-TV in the community.

Respect and meet all assignment deadlines given by the V.P. of Content and Digital Strategy. 

To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to stownley@wtcitv.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

(Full Time position, posted June, 2017)

JOB SUMMARY:   WTCI serves a 35-county region in the Tennessee Valley. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate an enthusiastic and detail-oriented approach to promoting underwriting opportunities to businesses and organizations in this territory. Job responsibilities involve managing, prospecting and closing sales activities for corporate support of WTCI’s programs and productions while maintaining a defined monthly goal. This is an exempt position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:       Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in fine arts, communications, marketing or related field.

Experience:      Related work experience with a strong development background with emphasis on media sales, marketing and promotion.

Equipment/Skills:  Must have at least one year of proven successful sales experience, particularly marketing to corporations, small business owners and private practice professionals.  Must be organized, self-driven, possess strong power point and related computer skills, and able to meet metric and development goals on a monthly basis. Exceptional oral, presentation and writing skills a must. Essential to have the ability to effectively prioritize various schedules, and communicate as part of a team to represent WTCI in a positive and professional manner throughout the community in numerous roles.

WTCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other personal attributes desired include:

  • Impeccable character and reputation
  • Competitive, energetic self-starter
  • Personable—comfortable meeting new people and representing WTCI at networking events
  • Articulate—effective listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Keen sense of community involvement
  • Manage sales activities that achieve and exceed revenue objectives
  • Prospect, target and cold call to identify business opportunities in order to build sales pipeline
  • Build and maintain client relationships with key decision makers to generate new sales
  • Attract and close clients in a fast paced environment with a desire to win
  • CRM software use is a plus
  • Customer Service
  • Excellent selling, communication and negotiation skills
  • Self-Confidence
  • Product Knowledge
  • Presentation Skills
  • Client Relationships
  • Relationship management skills and openness to feedback
  • Prioritizing, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations tailored to the client needs

Role Specific Core Competencies are defined as the specific duties, which persons in this position are encouraged to develop and expected to demonstrate in the performance of their role.                                  

ROLE SPECIFIC CORE COMPETENCIES                                                                                         

  1. Obtain corporate underwriters for programs and local productions.
  2. Present, promote and sell products/services using solid arguments to existing and prospective customers
  3. Prepare underwriting and ad contracts for review.
  4. Work closely with the production department to assure underwriting spots meet client expectations and follow FCC guidelines.
  5. Monitors competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products and new products
  6. Analyze the territory/market’s potential, track sales and status reports
  7. Maintains professional and technical knowledge of WTCI and PBS
  8. Drive creative process in all underwriter deliverables
  9. Establish, develop and maintain positive business and customer relationships
  10. Expedite the resolution of customer problems and complaints to maximize satisfaction.
  11. Distribute underwriting contract information to appropriate staff, per station policy.
  12. Communicate with Director of Corporate Support, on a daily basis, regarding weekly goals, contacts made with businesses and results achieved; account for a 40-hour week
  13. Supply management with reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services
  14. Log and record all sales activities into CRM.
  15. Achieve agreed upon sales targets and outcomes within schedule
  16. Drive revenue through creative thinking and customized solutions
  17. Other duties as may be assigned
  18. Adhere to all station policies and to industry, State and Federal
  19. Regulations as they apply to department’s activities

     PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO Jaye Brewer at jbrewer@wtciTV.org.

     

Internships

Thank you for your interest in the WTCI Internship Program. The program is designed to provide college students the opportunity to explore careers in the broadcasting industry while providing meaningful and practical business experience.

WTCI Internships:
1. WTCI offers internships year-round. Internship term is based on the academic calendar of the student’s school.
2. This is an unpaid internship. Students must be earning academic credit as determined by the school.
3. Intern positions available in the following areas: production, development, membership, marketing, public relations and community engagement.

Note: Not all positions are available every academic term.

To be eligible for a WTCI internship:
1. A student must be registered as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in good standing at a participating college or university. The registration must apply for the full duration of the internship.
2. The intern must receive university or college credit for participating in this program. The amount of course credit is determined by the student’s college or university, and students must comply with the school’s requirements for course credit. WTCI does not require written reports or assignments, but an individual school may. Students should be fully aware of their school’s internship requirements before applying.

Candidates who are believed to be a good match will be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

WTCI is now accepting applications for summer (June-August) and fall (September-December) internships. Those interested should submit their resume, cover letter and references to:

WTCI Interships
7540 Bonnyshire Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37404
internships@wtcitv.org

 

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