Local Sales Manager, Investigative Reporter and Weekend Anchor/Producer

Website Nexstar

WSAV (NBC) and ESAV (CW), located in the charming Southern escape of Savannah, Georgia, has immediate openings for a Local Sales Manager, an Investigative Reporter and a Weekend Anchor/Producer.

Savannah is on the upper northeast coast of Georgia, just across the South Carolina state line.  Hilton Head is nearby and Tybee Island, on the Atlantic, is even closer. Named a Top Ten Cities of the United States, Savannah is rich with history, haunting natural beauty and majestic waterways and features a lively art and dining scene, varied neighborhoods and laid-back lifestyle. Savannah’s cost of living index is below the national average and that of many nearby cities including Charleston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Jacksonville and Greenville. Savannah is a nature-lover’s paradise. From winding rivers and vast marshland to sprawling parks lined with magnificent live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, the city’s outdoor landscape is simply breathtaking. There are numerous ways to take advantage of Savannah’s outdoor beauty, whether you enjoy fishing, lounging at the beach, kayaking, hiking, biking or simply strolling through quaint squares. And of course, there is also the favorite pastime of porch sitting (and drinking).

Local Sales Manager

The Local Sales Manager is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of all members of the Local Sales Team, including development of new business and achievement of revenue goals across Broadcast and Digital Platforms. Recruiting, coaching, & developing talent are key areas of responsibility as well.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides leadership for the broadcast/digital sales teams
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
  • Develops and executes sales strategies which result in exceeding revenue targets in local, new business and digital revenue
  • Drives new business development
  • Manages inventory and revenue forecasting
  • Manages recruitment, training, evaluation, and development of sales professionals
  • Prepares budgets and approves budget expenditures
  • Manages Accounts Receivable
  • Develops and cultivates client relationships alongside Account Executives
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Minimum three to five years of media sales experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Experience guiding, directing, and motivating personnel, including setting and monitoring performance standards
  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, and other office equipment
  • Experience with Wide Orbit Traffic, Strata, Matrix, Wide Orbit Media Sales and ComScore is preferred

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Investigative Journalist

The Investigative Journalist produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting. (More or less depending on market size)
  • Superior on-air presence
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Flexibility to work any shift

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News Anchor

The News Anchor serves as the primary presenter of news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

  • Presents news stories and other content for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Produces newscasts and communicates clear direction with team members.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating news programming and other content.
  • Acts as a field reporter as assigned.
  • Conducts interviews with news personnel and others.
  • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Edits video clips as assigned.
  • Writes content for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in news reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

CLICK HERE to apply directly to the position of Weekend Anchor/Producer.

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