Posted: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

KIRO-TV Employment Opportunities




SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

The Account Executive is responsible for generating media revenues for the assigned market to meet or exceed predetermined goals. You will also create revenues by working collaboratively with Local Sales Managers, by making sales presentations and by directly selling to key primary and secondary accounts as assigned. You will service and secure mutually beneficial relationships with various local businesses, agencies or individuals that have a desire to reach their target audience through various advertising channels and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage revenue producing relationships with clients and agencies
  • Prospect for new business and build a full pipeline of sales prospects
  • Analyze client marketing goals and develop needs based solutions to achieve them
  • Oversee campaign execution and analysis
  • Provide consultation to sales managers, sales teams and clients
  • Work collaboratively with internal partners to drive revenue

Qualifications 

  • Proven track record of sales success in local media setting
  • BA/BS degree with a minimum of five years of media sales, account management or buying experience
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Hard-working, integrity, relationship-builder with a winning attitude
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Work with brand teams, ad operations and finance to provide client satisfaction
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and CRM tools
  • Some travel necessary
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record required
  • Must have good working knowledge of ratings, BAR reports, etc.
  • Co-op and vendor support knowledge helpful


COMMERCIAL PRODUCER/EDITOR

Seattle’s KIRO 7 is seeking a Commercial Producer who is to create exciting advertising for our clients and local businesses! We need someone who knows how to sell clients and Account Executives on the value of great advertising, and ultimately, your ideas! The ideal candidate loves writing, editing, and has a strong After Effects background. You will be part of a team dedicated to creating catchy and innovative marketing campaigns. Your input will be valued, in an ego free environment, where you will be given the chance to champion projects and bring a vision to life! Whether you want to find a fun and exciting new place to call home, or take your career to that next level, we’re the place for you!  Come experience the incredible beauty of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, the exciting atmosphere of a winning station, and the support of THE BEST media company in the country!

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Champion the writing/producing of Commercial Campaigns
  • Part of the creative team responsible for writing and producing PSA’s, station sponsored events, sales promotions, and syndicated promotion
  • Will assist Creative Services producers in the writing/producing of News Promos when necessary.
  • Create message driven campaigns that get results for the clients.
  • Work directly with the clients and sales team to develop the best message and branding campaign for the clients’ needs
  • Will be responsible for downloading and uploading to FTP sites
  • Will be responsible for video file conversions and helping the sales team with any video related issue they have
  • Must be able to have flexible hours to meet high volume demands periodically throughout the year
  • Must be willing to work extended hours when necessary  to meet tight deadlines
  • Required to maintain valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to take footage and projects other people have shot, and finish the post production at a high end level

Qualifications:  BA Production, Marketing or Broadcast related field preferred.  Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills are required.  The successful candidate will have a minimum 1-2 years of experience working in commercial production.  You must be a creative writer and video editor. Must have experience in graphic design, as it relates to producing compelling/eye-catching commercials maximizing graphic elements in the production. Prefer Avid, Final Cut, After Affects, and Photoshop experience, as well as videography experience.


NEWS PRODUCER

KIRO-TV has an opening for a creative, dynamic producer to join our news staff. This person must be able to take charge of a newscast, make strong news decisions and be able to coordinate many live shots and handle breaking news like a pro.  This producer must be flexible and be able to write strong copy for TV and the web if necessary, coordinate with reporters and produce a newscast that is showcased. Qualified applicant should have a degree in broadcasting or related field and experience producing local television news. 


CLIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE – Sales

KIRO-TV is looking for a Client Service Representative (CSR) who will be responsible for assisting the Local Account Executives.  This will include but is not limited to: contract order entry, recapping campaigns through pre and post logs and posts, providing duplicate invoices, monitoring adjacencies on a weekly basis, filling dub requests, pulling clips from Volicon, compiling weekly budget reports, and setting up new advertisers in the contracting system.  In addition, the CSR will compile qualitative and quantitative data through the use of Kantar and Marshall Marketing.  The CSR will also be responsible for backing up the National Sales Assistant, Program Coordinator, and Executive Assistant when they are out of the office.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate; college degree preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong math aptitude
  • Strong computer skills; i.e., World, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment

Essential physical functions:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to speak or listen, and is frequently required to sit, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  Employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.  Employee is occasionally required to lift or move up to 10 pounds, and specific vision requirements include close and color vision.  Employee is periodically required to work near moving mechanical parts and is at times exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level of the working environment is usually moderate.


ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

The Account Executive is responsible for generating media revenues for the assigned market to meet or exceed predetermined goals. You will also create revenues by working collaboratively with Local Sales Managers, by making sales presentations and by directly selling to key primary and secondary accounts as assigned. You will service and secure mutually beneficial relationships with various local businesses, agencies or individuals that have a desire to reach their target audience through various advertising channels and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage revenue producing relationships with clients and agencies
  • Prospect for new business and build a full pipeline of sales prospects
  • Analyze client marketing goals and develop needs based solutions to achieve them
  • Oversee campaign execution and analysis
  • Provide consultation to sales managers, sales teams and clients
  • Work collaboratively with internal partners to drive revenue

Qualifications 

  • Proven track record of sales success in local media setting
  • BA/BS degree with a minimum of five years of media sales, account management or buying experience
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Hard-working, integrity, relationship-builder with a winning attitude
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Work with brand teams, ad operations and finance to provide client satisfaction
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and CRM tools
  • Some travel necessary
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record required
  • Must have good working knowledge of ratings, BAR reports, etc.
  • Co-op and vendor support knowledge helpful


METEOROLOGIST

KIRO 7 is looking for a Meteorologist.  Reporting and/or producing during the week is also part of the job.   Candidate must follow the KIRO weather format and action plans as developed by the News Director, Executive Producers and Chief Meteorologist. The ability not only to forecast in a difficult weather market, but also the ability to communicate that forecast in a way the viewers will understand is a must.

Qualifications

  • B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, Science, or Other
  • Required at least three years television weathercaster experience, preferably in at least a medium market
  • Completion of Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) program through the American Meteorology Society (AMS) is a plus
  • Requires strong computer skills and communication skills
  • Qualified candidates must also be proficient at updating the web with blogs, graphics and videos as well as using social media

 

Please attach copies of your resume and video links to your application for review.


MANAGING EDITOR

KIRO 7 is searching for a Managing Editor to supervise the day-to-day editorial operation of the newsroom. The right candidate will be someone who can execute the KIRO 7 playbook, interpret research, and think critically about the major news happening in Seattle. The Managing Editor should have a passion for breaking news coverage, digital news coverage, and social media. The ideal candidate will also bring excellent leadership and teambuilding skills.

The Managing Editor’s duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Supervise the editorial content of the KIRO 7 news product.
  • Proactively exercise journalistic judgment in maintaining accurate, unbiased KIRO 7 coverage.
  • Work closely with the News Director, Executive Producer, Digital Team, Assignment Editors, Producers and Reporters in planning the day's assignments.
  • Provide constructive editorial feedback to news staff.
  • Make sure content is executed on all platforms, including website and social media sites.
  • Report directly to the News Director and act in place of the News Director when appropriate.

The position requires a minimum of 7 years of newsroom experience and at least two years of management experience.

Experience in a large market is a plus.

College degree preferred. 


REPORTER/ANCHOR

KIRO 7  is looking for an experienced Anchor with a passion for reporting. An Anchor at this station must be able to drive the KIRO 7 brand on-air, on-line, and on social media. The Anchor/Reporter who comes to KIRO 7 will join a newsroom of experienced journalists working in America’s most beautiful city. KIRO 7 is part of Cox Media Group, a company that excels in growing its people

Here are the traits of a successful KIRO 7 anchor:

  • Ability to narrate, ad-lib and add value to live breaking news and severe weather coverage.
  • Investigative reporting skills that add depth to the newscast.
  • Strong writing and editorial skills.
  • Thorough understanding of social media and demonstrated ability to move audience between all platforms.
  • Curiosity that drives an understanding of current events in Seattle and beyond.
  • Desire to connect with local communities by meeting with local groups and representing KIRO 7 at important events in and around Seattle.

Qualifications:

Preferred: B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Other
Required 1-2 yrs. experience as a Reporter/Anchor


Please attach copies of your resume and video links to your application for review.


CREATIVE SERVICES WRITER/PRODUCER

Seattle’s KIRO7 is seeking a promotion Writer/Producer who lives and breathes local news and wants to sell a great news brand!  The ideal candidate loves writing, editing, and thrives in a newsroom environment.  You will be surrounded by a team that wants to win, that values your expertise, your passion, and your creativity.  Whether you’re a veteran or a relative newbie, we’re in search of someone with a positive, can-do attitude, and a willingness to learn from a talented and supportive group of producers.  Whether you want to find a fun and exciting new place to call home, or take your career to that next level, we’re the place for you!  Come experience the incredible beauty of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, the exciting atmosphere of a winning station, and the support of THE BEST media company in the country!

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Production, Marketing or Broadcast-related field preferred.  Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills are required.  The successful candidate will have a minimum 1-2 years of experience working in Creative Services or the newsroom at a television station. Must have hands-on experience with a local news product.  You must be a creative writer and video editor. Must have experience in graphic design, as it relates to producing compelling/eye-catching promos maximizing graphic elements in the production. Prefer Avid, After Affects, and Photoshop experience, as well as videography experience. Prefer experience using Avid iNews and DekoCast software.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Champion the writing/producing of daily news topicals
  • Write and Produce Investigative Special Report Promos and Proof of Performance (POPs)
  • Part of the creative team responsible for writing and producing PSA’s, station sponsored events, sales promotions, and syndicated promotions
  • Will assist Client Services in the writing/producing of commercials, and other sales projects when necessary
  • Must produce compelling, targeted, and research driven promotion at all times.
  • Embrace the use of process language, and sell brand distinction in Topicals, Special Report and Image Promotion
  • Integral part of a collaborative team, including the Creative Services Director, Promotion Manager, Senior Writer/Producer and Design Director, to develop and execute the overall graphic design of the News brand
  • Must be able to have flexible hours to meet high volume demands in and out of sweep periods.
  • Must be willing to work extended hours when necessary  to meet tight deadlines
  • Required to maintain valid driver’s license


DIGITAL SALES SPECIALIST

Summary: The Digital Sales Specialist will work with the media sales team to grow digital revenue by accompanying the media sales team in the field to conduct customer needs analysis and present client facing solutions. The Digital Sales Specialist must understand all CMG Local Solutions digital product offerings and how to leverage them to meet the client’s strategic objectives. Digital assets include all kirotv.com core products and platforms inclusive of display advertising, streaming media, and native advertising. The Digital Sales Specialist will also leverage 3rd party ad products including but not limited to reach extension, SEM/SEO and social media. The Digital Sales Specialist must be analytical, organized, solution minded, consultative and customer centric.

Digital Sales Planning, Project Management, Execution and Fulfillment:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Media Sales Team on digital advertising sales calls

               o Perform customer needs analysis (CNA) in the field to uncover client’s goals and strategic objectives

               o From CNA create custom strategies and tactics to achieve client’s goals and format into custom client facing proposals

                           -- SEM: Perform keyword research and create reach and CPC estimates

                           -- SEO: Perform SEO analysis and recommendations in coordination with elements and structure of websites and web pages

                           -- Targeting/Retargeting: Perform reach estimates for display and pre-roll

                           -- KIROTV.com: Appropriate use of products to fulfill client needs or compliment SEM, SEO and/or targeting/retargeting.

                o Present proposal to client

                o Assist National Sales Department with digital RFP’s for National clients

  • Digital Product expert to be a resource to Media Sales Team

               o Understand and communicate the “consumer path to purchase” theory and how specific digital products relate

               o Recommend specific digital services to support the different areas in the “sales funnel”

               o Evaluate CMG’s digital product offering against customer's needs, budget and competitors' offerings.

                           -- Products include but not limited to Display, Streaming, Reach Extension, SEM/SEO. Native advertising and Social Media

               o Communicate specific product specifications and processes to clients to ensure quality and timely execution of purchased products

               o Provide a consultation to advertisers on social media best practices and participate in social media engagement

  • Works with Media Sales Team, clients and ad trafficking to deliver a superior return on investment for our customers’ advertising

              o Once the campaign is underway, work with clients, CMG Central Ad ops, CMG Ad Studio and CMG SEM/SEO team to interpret results and optimize the campaign against key performance indicators

              o Set up research studies for clients including view through studies

              o Work with client’s Google Analytics to help analyze campaign effectiveness

  • Serve as project manager between sales, CMG’s centralized trafficking, CMG Ad Studio for ad creation and CMG SEM/SEO team
  • At the end of the campaign, create custom performance reports that effectively analyze how the customer goals were met or exceeded with the goal of increasing retention and upsell Trouble shoot invoicing/reconciliation with 3rd Party reporting and Co-op
  • Point person for AE’s, sales managers, clients, and various station departments including Research, News, Sales and Promotions to provide a full suite of sales materials
  • Point person between sales, promotions, production, research, programming, public affairs, and web/digital media in fulfillment of the sales process for stations initiatives like High School Sports
  • Point person for the promotions department to implement all sales promotions.
  • Work with the News Department and Digital web team on web, APP, WAP and other digital analytics.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Advanced digital industry knowledge about digital products including display advertising, streaming, native advertising, social media, SEM/SEO and reach extension products.
  • Advanced digital industry knowledge about Website analytics including compiling usage reports and interpreting results.

                     o ClickFuel

                    o Google Analytic

                    o Adobe Omniture

                    o comScore

  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills including identifying campaign pitfalls and providing custom solutions
  • Analytical in nature with a firm grasp of numbers and attention to detail
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Can easily identify priority items and complete in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Must possess positive customer service attitude with both internal and external contacts; flexible, patient, courteous, professional and problem solver

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from four-year college or university in digital marketing, digital advertising and/or digital sales; and 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid driver’s license with good driving record is required.

Other Skills and Abilities: Must have good working knowledge of internet and mobile media platforms, terminology, and analytics.

Must be highly proficient with SEM and SEO estimating tools, current IAB.net guidelines for display advertising, conducting customer needs analysis, and presenting technical information to large groups.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions (driving to and from clients/agencies).

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Hours are irregular and often exceed a 40-hour week (preparation, travel and entertainment), based on business demand. Hours may include evenings and weekends.

 


 


To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://jobs.coxmediagroup.com  Internal applicants must apply through InSite or CMGConnex.

KIRO-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the FCC's EEO regulations, any organization that regularly distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refers job seekers to employers may request that it be provided notice of KIRO-TV job vacancies as they occur. If your organization would like to be notified of such vacancies, please contact Human Resources at KIRO-TV, 2807 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 or hr@kirotv.com. Each organization that wishes to be given notice of job vacancies must provide its name, mailing address, telephone number, and contact person, and identify the category or categories of vacancies of which it requests notice. (An organization may request notice of all vacancies).

Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required upon employment.

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