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Technical Director

Job Description

WFFT-TV is seeking applicants for an experienced and dynamic Newscast Director. The Newscast Director is responsible for communicating and executing all technical aspects of live production, with all technical staff, including the Producer, Technical Director, Audio Operator, Studio, and Engineering. Positive pro-active attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position. With a unique format, a dedication to hard news and the resources of WFFT, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best.

Job Responsibilities
Directing broadcast newscasts.
Provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew.
Be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.
Must be able to call and punch a newscast.

Required Skills
MOS and basic computer network understanding.
Understanding of newsroom systems iNews/ENPS and video playback systems.
Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include weekend duties.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or equivalent work experience

Required Experience
Must also have experience with production switchers, video servers, and audio and studio equipment.

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Creative Services Producer

WFFT- TV is searching for a dynamic individual to join our Creative Services Department. If you love working under tight deadlines, editing on an Avid, creating graphics in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, shooting video in High Definition and developing creative ways to influence a viewer in 30 seconds or less, this job is for you! The qualified candidate will write, edit, and produce local commercials and station promos among other responsibilities. Strong writing skills and great organizational and communication skills are a must. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the production of our Emmy-nominated and Award-winning 10pm Newscast. A college degree with experience in television production is preferred. WFFT-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Weekend anchor/MMJ

WFFT FOX 55 in Fort Wayne is searching for a weekend anchor/MMJ

WFFT - FOX 55 News in Fort Wayne, Ind. is searching for a Weekend Anchor/MMJ for our award winning 10 PM newscast. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and confident under pressure, someone who can put together compelling stories, produce and anchor our weekend show and work with the entire news team. All with one goal in mind:  Helping our team grow our TV viewers and our digital users.

Fort Wayne is located in northeast Indiana and is the second largest city in Indiana.  The Fort Wayne market is an extraordinary place to live and work, offering affordable living and an active lifestyle. Fort Wayne has been honored with several awards for quality of life and is a multiple winner of the All American City Award.

The Weekend Anchor/Reporter serves as the primary presenter of weekend news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.  On non-weekend workdays, the Weekend Anchor/Reporter collects, analyzes and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

If you have the required experience and skills, please forward your resume and examples of your latest work to:

Andy Paras
News Director
aparas@wfft.com

No phone calls accepted. WFFT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WFFT is owned by Heartland Media.  Our company expects top performance and results, but provides the support and culture to win. Must pass pre-employment drug screening. This is a full-time job.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!

 

 

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Integrated Marketing Specialist

FOX 55 is looking for high energy individuals that enjoy meeting and working with new people, have great communication skills, enjoy working in a team environment, and are reliable and willing to develop their own customer portfolio with our support. Realistic $50-$60K first year potential. We offer training, medical, vacation and other benefits. Visit wfft.com and click on the work for us link to apply now. FOX 55 is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary:
The Account Executive works within established Sales Department guidelines to increase sales volume with assigned accounts, aggressively seeks new customers for both TV and Digital business, executes plans and strategies set forth by sales management, maintains awareness of the competition, and maintains visibility in the community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Business to business sales
• Achieve assigned revenue goals for TV and digital sales
• Maintain assigned accounts and develop new accounts all while creating strong relationships with clients
• Implement strategies to consistently grow revenue
• Research, prepare and deliver sales presentations with marketing solutions to clients, explaining the benefits
• Work with clients and station personnel to develop commercial concepts and promotional opportunities
• Track accounts receivable and collect outstanding balances
• Devote time to monitoring the competition, staying on top of industry trends, and sales training
Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Advertising or related field
• Effective negotiator
• Understanding of TV audience measurement systems and psychographic research
• Knowledge of strength and weaknesses of competitive media
• Well organized multi-tasker with ability to adapt to a fast paced environment
• Strong problem solver

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Assistant Creative Services Director

FOX 55 Fort Wayne is seeking a highly-creative, experienced Assistant Creative Services Director. If you have a passion for creativity, and need an outlet – this job is your opportunity! The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the development and production of cutting edge promos for on-air, digital, and social media platforms. This person must be ready to hit the ground running by developing campaigns from start to finish, and finding creative ways to connect with our audience.


Job Description:
• Write, produce, shoot, and edit News, Programming, and Community Event promotions for on-air and digital media
• Assist with Commercial Production as scheduled
• Assist with coordinating production, including working with News personnel and clients
• Develop contests with the aid of the Creative Services Director to grow station viewership and website usage
• Assist with station events as necessary
• Schedule and manage inventory for station promos, IDs, and PSAs
• Other duties as assigned by the Creative Services Director

Required Skills:
• Proficiency with non-linear video editing (Avid and Adobe After Effects preferred)
• Ability to shoot eye-catching video and write attention-grabbing copy
• Minimum 2 years broadcast marketing experience at a news-producing station
• Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

Education
• College degree in marketing, mass communications, or related field

Be sure to include a link to your work

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Audio/Graphics Operator

AUDIO/GRAPHICS OPERATOR

Job Description

WFFT-TV has an opening for an Audio/Graphics Operator.  The Audio/Graphics Operator is responsible for preparation of graphic elements for the show as well as the proper operation of broadcast audio console and Ross Xpression CG during the show.

Job Responsibilities
Operate broadcast audio console.
Operate Ross Xpression.
Use Adobe Photoshop to create/reformat elements for use in the show.
Must be able to take commands from director and respond quickly to changes.

Required Skills
MOS and basic computer network understanding.
Understanding of newsroom systems iNews/ENPS and video playback systems.

Experience with Adobe Photoshop.

Experience running sound in a live or recording environment.

Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include weekend duties.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or equivalent work experience

Required Experience
Must also have experience with audio and studio equipment.

 

 

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Digital Sales Manager

WFFT-TV the FOX affiliate in Fort Wayne, IN is seeking an experienced and innovative Digital Sales Manager (DSM). The DSM is responsible for generating and growing our digital marketing revenue. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record in exceeding digital sales revenue goals. Our Digital Sales Manager will be the market’s expert on digital services and will work both independently and in conjunction with our established sales team, to achieve budgeted revenue goals in the digital marketing services area. The Digital Sales Manager will achieve these responsibilities by professionally and effectively selling our suite of digital marketing services/products (including our station’s broadcast news website, mobile platform, targeted video, digital audience and reach extensions, SEO/SEM, and sponsorships) with the objective of advancing client objectives.

Responsibilities:
• Accountable for our digital revenue performance
• Reporting directly to our General Sales Manager
• Expert knowledge of all digital sales and marketing
• Attend sales calls with existing sales staff to develop new accounts and grow existing accounts
• Be an effective educator and ambassador both internally and externally on the benefits of digital marketing
• Conduct educational forums and/or seminars for clients
• Effective closer

Experience:
• 3+ years of digital marketing or media sales preferred
• Significant knowledge of the local digital marketing services product offering and its effective use for clients
• Motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter who is able to work effectively both independently and collaborating in a team environment
• Effective communication and client presentation skills
• Ability to interact with high-level decision makers
• Ability to execute in an organization through collaboration and a consultative process
• Excellent follow-up, strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Proven ability to meet and exceed sales goals
• Up to date on latest trends in digital marketing service industry
• Resourceful, self-motivated and a skillful multi-tasker
• Ability to manage account receivables for your book of business
• Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to become proficient on in-house sales systems

Requirements:
• Education: BA or BS in Business, Marketing, Advertising or Communications preferred

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MMJ Fort Wayne IN

Fox 55 in Fort Wayne, IN is searching for a multi-media journalist. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and confident under pressure, someone who can put together compelling stories. All with one goal in mind: Helping our team grow our TV viewers and our digital users.

Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana, the 76th largest city in the country. In the last year the DMA has grown from the 111th to 104th. The Fort Wayne market is an extraordinary place to live and work, offering affordable living and an active lifestyle. Fort Wayne has been honored with several awards for quality of life and is a multiple winner of the All American City Award.

The Reporter collects, analyzes and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to our viewers.

WFFT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls accepted. WFFT is owned by Heartland Media.  Our company expects top performance and results, but provides the support and culture to win.  Must pass pre-employment drug screening. This is a full-time job.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!

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Master Control Operator

JOB DESCRIPTION: Switch station breaks and programs for both digital channels Record satellite program feeds Check quality of program feeds prior to air-time Operate Nexio and Sapphire tapeless airplay system; tape machines

Manage Playlist Dub commercials, promos and PSA’s for air Check next day’s logs for missing material Keep accurate transmitter and program logs

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS NECESSARY: Good mathematical skills Computer & internet skills are necessary

Previous Master Control experience preferred

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma

 

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS:  Please re-apply to this posting if you still wish to be considered.

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