Professional Jobs in Baton Rouge

Associate Producer, WAFB - TV

WAFB-TV is looking for an Associate Producer to join Louisiana’s number one news team. The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgement and the ability to write and edit video. This exciting position is on our station’s top-rated morning newscast. This position is a great place to get the training to move into a full-time producing position at the station.

General Responsibilities

  • Ability to edit video and write scripts
  • Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays if needed
  • Good work ethic and strong people skills
  • Ability to be a team player and must always maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • Experience with ENPS editing software is a big plus
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check

Qualifications

  • A degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred 

To Apply

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings. After applying online, email your resume to Farrah Reed at freed@wafb.com   

Job Posted 12/11/19 

Digital/Television Account Executive, WAFB - TV 

WAFB is Baton Rouge’s Leading news content provider including CBS, MyNetwork TV, Bounce TV, cable channel 9, WAFB 9News App, WAFB First Alert Weather App, Louisiana Weekend and more.  WAFB delivers news across multiple broadcasts and digital streams including desktop, mobile Roku and Amazon Fire Stick.  WAFB TV, the areas’ leading news broadcaster is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Come work for one of the best stations in the country.

General Responsibilities

  • Grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.
  • Makes sales calls on existing and prospective businesses.
  • Develops new accounts.
  • Prepares and presents sales presentations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years digital media sales experience including audience targeting, OTT, social media, PPC, SEO
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage your time effectively
  • Ability to use creativity to problem solve
  • Ability to develop campaigns and media presentations
  • Desire to understand your clients and their businesses
  • Desire for ongoing learning, advertising, digital media, television sales, and marketing
  • Excellent knowledge of presentation software such as MS Office products and CRM software
  • Must meet the Gray Television driving requirements and have a valid driver’s license

To Apply

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings 

Job Posted 12/01/2019

Business Development/Marketing Coordinator, WHLC Architecture

 WHLC Architecture is an Architectural, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Planning firm with offices in Baton Rouge, LA and Fairhope, AL. WHLC has expertise in the design and planning of modern healthcare facilities, multifamily residences, civic and master planning projects. Over the past 30 years, WHLC has established a full-service, award-winning professional practice with a distinguished
reputation of excellence in comprehensive design services. WHLC architecture is seeking an experienced or emerging professional to coordinate Business Development and Marketing efforts in the Baton Rouge office.

Job Description

This full-time position will be responsible for leveraging WHLC’s existing business development and marketing channels to promote the firm, while also developing and implementing new strategies to identify and pursue new clients and job opportunities. The Business Development/Marketing Coordinator will work as part of a team with the partners and other staff, and be responsible for meeting his/ her deadlines as part of a collaborative and responsive marketing workflow. The Business Development/Marketing Coordinator will be expected to deliver high quality work with a close attention to detail in keeping with the values of the firm. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to coordinating, writing, assembling and submitting proposals (RFP/RFQ, SF 330); nurturing a positive client relationship with existing clients; reaching out to new prospective clients; establishing and maintaining a customer relationship management (CRM) system; identifying and pursuing new job opportunities. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to managing WHLC’s website, social media accounts, email marketing campaigns and portfolio brochures; pursuing opportunities for publication of professional work in relevant media and design publications; writing and design of marketing collateral award submittals; coordinating the photographing of WHLC projects; assist in collecting and organizing WHLC’s marketing and digital media content.

Desired Qualifications

  • College degree in communications or related field, and 2-4 years of relevant work experience preferred
  •  Strong organization and time management skills, including an ability to manage and prioritize competing assignments
  •  Strong attention to detail and graphic layout skills
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Proficiency with desktop publishing software including Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign) and MS office
  • Ambitious, self-motivated, lifelong learner who takes pride in their work
  • Customer-service minded individual with a positive attitude

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, writing samples, references, and design portfolio if applicable to apply@whlcarchitecture.com . Include “Business Development/Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line.

Job Posted 11/13/19

Media Account Executive; Country Roads Magazine

The Media Account Executive encompasses wide-ranging editorial tasks and responsibilities, some limited graphic design and layout, website and social media content creation and maintenance, digital audience development, and significant management of the flow of incoming information.

Duties and Responsibilities

The principal duties and responsibilities are to sell advertising and sponsorship packages for Country Roads magazine and associated special projects, including but not limited to digital advertisements, paid content packages, and event sponsorships. The employee is responsible for maintaining relationships with existing clients, and developing new prospects for growing their account list.We regard the position of account executive (AE) to be of the utmost importance as this is our direct link for Country Road magazine to our clients. This position requires excellent communication, marketing and people-handling skills.

Responsibilities / Essential Functions

  • Maintain professional relationships through regular contact (visits and calls) with current clients.
  • Serve as a consultant to the publication’s clients, assisting them to make use of their advertising budget effectively.
  • Develop repeat and referral business through service & follow-up calls.
  • Nurture relationships with existing clients in order to provide additional products and services.
  • Research and develop relationships with new clients.
  • Keep abreast of new businesses within the territory and make timely initial contact.
  • Follow up on business leads from sources within the company.
  • Gather ad information & materials from clients and prepare it for ad production in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Become involved in civic or professional organizations to develop leads, additional business, and personal skills such as the Chamber of Commerce, Women in Media, Ad Fed etc.
  • Annual and monthly sales goals are assigned, from which the performance of each AE will be periodically evaluated. Goals are set based on past performance and growth requirements.
  • Observe the rules, policies, and procedures set out in the company’s policy manual.

  • Work with the production department to supply effective, creative design ideas for advertisements.

  • Increase and contribute feedback at all staff and sales meetings.

  • Become familiar with press production to ensure proper product knowledge and to be able to provide good service to clients.

  • Interact daily with the advertising coordinator to obtain leads and messages.

  • Submit all required sales reports (e.g. daily call sheets, weekly reports, monthly reports, monthly ledgers and hit lists etc.) complete and on time.

  • Collect monies due for the advertising placed by these clients, closely monitoring clients to prevent their accounts becoming overdue.

  • Adhere to all aspects of our sales system, including processing contracts, insertion orders and client production materials, in a timely and complete manner.

  • Read the editorial and advertising in each issue immediately after publication.

  • Update account information in the account executive client information profiles and client lists.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree

  • Good communications skills

  •  A well-organized approach to managing many tasks at once

  • An aptitude for and an interest in research

To apply,

To apply please sent resume and cover letter to Ashley Fox-Smith at ashley@countryroadsmag.com

Job Posted 11/1/19 

Account Executive, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

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

Responsibilities

  •  Implements strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.
  • Establishes credible relationships with local business community.
  • Makes sales calls on existing and prospective clients.
  • Maintains assigned accounts and develops new accounts.
  • Prepares and delivers sales presentations to clients.
  • Explains to customers how specific types of advertising will help promote their products or services in the most effective way possible.
  • Provides clients with information regarding rates for advertising placement in all media.
  • Develops advertising schedules with clients and station personnel responsible for placing advertising into station media.
  • Works with clients and station personnel to develop advertisements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Must have valid drivers license with means of transportation.
  • Must be able to pass a motor vehicle check and background check.
  • Computer skills a must.

Experience 

Broadcast Sales experience preferred, sales experience a must.

To Apply

Apply online at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/31/19

Promotions Assistant, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 197 full power stations (including partner stations) in 115 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar’s platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices. Learn more at www.Nexstar.tv. The promotions assistant works within the established Promotions Department guidelines to carry out the description objectives of the department. The promotion assistant also is responsible for performing all clerical functions required by department personnel. 

Responsibilities

  • Performs all clerical functions for the Promotions Department.
  • Prepares forms, reports, records and documents using computers, ledgers, orders and other resources.
  • Corresponds with customers and confers with coworkers to answer inquiries, coordinate events and resolve problems.
  • Maintains files and other business records.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  •  High School diploma.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum one year’s experience in clerical support or administrative assistance, preferably in the sales/promotions or media fields.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

To Apply

Apply online at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 
 Job Posted 10/31/19

Chief Engineer, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

Responsibilities

  • Manages all aspects of the Engineering Department
  • Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the Engineering Department
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
  • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
  • Ensures station compliance with FCC rules and regulations, as well as all local, state and federal regulations applicable to the station
  • Works with corporate leadership to develop and implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station
  • Manages the information technology staff and system
  • Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met
  • Works with corporate leadership to manage engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Experience

  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Minimum five years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment, with at least three year’s experience in a leadership role
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • 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, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Strong PC/MS Office experience
  • Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
  • Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment
  • Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Physical Requirements

The Chief Engineer must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Chief Engineer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

To Apply

Apply online at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/31/19

Master Control Operator, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

The Master Control Operator is responsible for the overall on-air look of the television station through airing programming

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Updates and maintains signal control systems.  
  • Maintains programming logs as required by station management.
  • Segments content and clips to the server and then trims and modifies it.
  • Prints traffic logs and appends logs to the data management system.
  • Monitors strength, clarity and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjusts equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
  • Selects sources from which programming will be received, or through which programming will be transmitted.
  • Reports equipment problems and ensures that repairs are made, and makes emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.
  • Ensures the station’s compliance with Emergency Alert System requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Must have transportation.
  • Must be able to work any day / time.

To Apply

Apply online at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/25/19

Marketing Producer, WAFB-TV

WAFB is looking for a full-time Marketing Producer to join our award-winning team. Our ideal candidate is multi-skilled, who can produce, write, shoot and edit under tight deadlines. You need to have good communication skills, creativity, self-drive, attention to detail, solid problem-solving skills and a sense of humor.

Responsibilities

  • Work with team members in Creative Services and news to write, shoot and edit station promotions.
  • Work with team members in Sales and with station clients to write, shoot and edit commercials.
  • Download and edit daily topical and episodic promo spots using Adobe Premiere
  • Will work using Wide Orbit system to place daily promotional spots on WAFB, WBXH and Bounce
  • Assist with station sponsored events

Requirements

  • Collaborate with a variety of team members throughout the creative process
  • Manage time while juggling multiple projects
  • Communicate effectively
  • Experience shooting on a DSLR and/or professional grade video camera
  • 1-2 years video production experience
  • Non-linear editing experience (Adobe Premiere, After Effects)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including but not limited to Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Ability to write, shoot and edit content that tells a compelling story
  • FAA Drone Certification a plus

To Apply

Apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings    

Job Posted 10/25/19

Creative Services Director, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv. The Creative Services Director is responsible for developing and leading the overall marketing strategy of the station, and for designing the promotions that will achieve the objectives of that strategy. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum five years’ experience in media promotions
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • 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, fax machines and other office equipment

Experience

  • Provides leadership for the promotions team
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
  • Develops and executes promotions strategies to enhance station competitiveness
  • Manages and leads the department to create new and profitable events
  • Manages recruitment and development of talented promotions team members
  • Prepares budgets and approves budget expenditures
  • Resolves customer complaints regarding promotions
  • Plans and directs staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control promotions programs
  • Plans, executes and tracks revenue-generating marketing and promotional events and contests that take place on-air, online and on-site
  • Creates and reviews operational records and reports to assess the efficacy of promotions
  • Creates client promotions and promotional proposals with members of the Programming and Sales teams
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements

The Creative Services Director must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The Creative Services Director position requires an ability to work flexible hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays, as necessary.

To Apply

Apply online at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/25/19

Arts and Entertainment Editor, Country Roads Magazine 

The arts and entertainment editor  entails a wide-ranging writing and editing assignments, editorial research, story planning, development, and execution; some limited graphic design and layout duties, website and social media content creation and maintenance, digital audience development, and extensive management of the flow of incoming information.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Upload / format magazine content, articles, event listings and images.
  • Provide LPB with weekly events calendar and monthly cover images.
  • Audit site for adherence to standards.
  • Update Editor’s picks
  • Monitor audience analytics with respect to weekly audience goals
  • See the monthly print issue to completion.
  • Special projects research/support
  • Contribute to improving site SEO (ongoing)
  • Compile/write/send CR This Week
  • Compile/write or assign/send CR Overnight
  • Draw winners and contact lists from giveaways, send to AEs, notify winners, and add contacts to master list
  • Social Media
  • Content
  • Assist managing editor with SM strategy planning/execution
  • FB/Twitter/Instagram
  • Article Marketing/Inbound links.
  • Ongoing education to fine-tune best practices
  • Editorial Content
  • Participate in editorial planning meetings
  • Develop content about and coverage of arts, entertainment, and culture
  • Research & write articles as assignments are available
  • Proof/fact check/copy edit article content
  • Create and manage marketing materials for Country Roads events.
  • Send monthly reminders
  • Research/gather calendar content
  • Process incoming materials
  • Write calendar
  • Recruit/manage freelance calendar contributors
  • Edit calendar for length
  • Develop additional content for calendar, such as reviews of cultural events and exhibits
  • Select story art
  • Production
  • Lay out calendar/select images/write cutlines
  • Marketing
  • Advance/assist with digital audience development/SEO optimization
  • Assist with marketing campaigns
  • Represent CR at public events
  • Country Roads Events (Supper Club series)
  • Assist during live events to welcome guests and perform assigned tasks as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  •  Well-developed writing skills
  •  Strong proofreading/editing abilities
  • Good communications skills
  • An aptitude for and an interest in research
  • Well-developed knowledge of and interest in the cultural life of Sth Louisiana & SW Mississippi
  • A well-organized approach to managing many tasks at once
  • Some graphic design skills will be helpful, particularly familiarity with Adobe InDesign
  • A willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate deadlines

To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to Ashley@CountryRoadsMag.com 

Job Posted 10/25/19

Multimedia Journalist, WAFB-TV

WAFB-TV is looking for a multimedia journalist to join Louisiana’s number one news team. The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgement and storytelling abilities, with a passion for delivering original, imaginative content every day. A successful MMJ candidate will write, shoot, edit and present compelling content both on-air and online. You will be required to remain active on social media and constantly be competing for the day’s top story. If you have a passion for journalism and a talent for storytelling, this is the job for you. Great writing and a willingness to learn will earn you this position.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to shoot and edit video, write scripts, and effectively communicate live on-air
  • Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays
  • Good work ethic and strong people skills
  • Ability to be a team player and must maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • Experience with ENPS editing software is a big plus
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check

Requirements 

  • A degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred
  • After applying online, email a link to your resume to rhays@wafb.com 

To Apply

Apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings 

Job posted 10/25/19 

Anchor / Reporter, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

The NBC affiliate in Baton Rouge is hiring a news anchor . This position is primarily Monday-Friday. The Anchor will present information in newscasts, report special projects, and represent the station at community events. Strong editorial judgement , social media engagement, and live field anchoring/reporting skills are a must. It is essential that the ideal candidate be an effective, ethical newsroom leader.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Anchor a variety of newscasts.
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed style and formatting guidelines.
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order 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 in order 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.
  • 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. 

Experience

2 Years Anchor / Reporter experience preferred.

Requirements

  • Valid drivers license required.
  • Must be able to pass a motor vehicle report.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/23/19

Promotions Producer / Editor,  Nexstar Media Group, INC.

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.  The promotions producer is responsible for the development, creation and editing of program promotion, image spots, branding and other media content that builds the corporate image of the Network.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow guidelines set by the CSD for creating and editing of media content
  • Oversee all aspects of the creation of spots including concept, initial design of storyboards, copy writing, development of graphics, music selection, and coordination of the voice over
  • Edit to ensure expediency of production, and be flexible with project changes when needed
  • Work with on-air talent in the production of promos and other short fillers
  • Create full screens, interstitials, and other daily news graphic elements
  • Write and edit teases for news story promotions
  • Anchor and staff headshots
  • Learn Nexstar tools and use to create web ads, contest forms, and upload content to designated site pages
  • May perform additional duties as requested by Management

Requirements

  • Experience with any of the following editing software: Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere
  • Experience with Photoshop and After Effects
  • Experience with Videography, Lighting, and Sound Recording
  • Must be able to take project from concept to completion with minimal supervision
  • Ability to adapt the look and feel of a project to fit the objective
  • Detail oriented and ability to work with deadlines
  • Must be able to manage several projects at a time
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work and communicate with others
  • Flexibility with work schedule when needed

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/23/19

Digital Producer, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

The News Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told,
writes teases and other content, times news programs, edits video, and posts video to the website.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms.
  • Writes and orders news stories.
  • Approves scripts.
  • Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts.
  • Edits video.
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience

Producer experience preferred

Requirements

Must be able to pass background check and motor vehicle report.

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/23/19

Multimedia Journalist, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

The Multimedia 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. This position reports to the news director and/or assignment manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 in order 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 in order 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 E-Media platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.

Physical Requirements

The Multimedia Journalist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Multimedia Journalist must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting condition.

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar

Job Posted 10/23/19

News Producer, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

The News Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told,
writes teases and other content, times news programs, edits video, and posts video to the website.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms.
  • Writes and orders news stories.
  • Approves scripts.
  • Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts.
  • Edits video.
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience

Producer experience preferred

Requirements

Must be able to pass background check and motor vehicle report.

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar

Job Posted 10/23/19

Assignments Editor, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.The Assignments Editor answers incoming news calls and assigns daily news stories according to the news personnel available.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in 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
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift

Experience 

  • Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services and community groups
  • Dispatches photographers, reporters and other personnel to cover stories
  • Coordinates logistics for news personnel
  • Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories and works with the News Director to develop plans for all broadcasts
  • Assists in development, planning and follow-up of all news stories
  • Edits video clips as assigned
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • 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
  • 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   
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements 

The Assignments Editor must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  Must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions. When reporting, must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/23/19

Sports Reporter, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

The Sports Reporter produces and presents sports reports for all platforms.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sports and sports related activities.
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum five years’ experience in sports reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Superior on-air presence
  • 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

Experience

  • Produces and presents sports reports for all platforms
  • Ensures that all sports content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Writes and delivers sports stories in a clear and concise manner
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating sports programming and other content
  • Responds to breaking sports events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required
  • Works closely with the sports team to develop comprehensive sports coverage
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned        
  • Shoots video for sports reports
  • Sets up, composes and executes video shots
  • Maintains video equipment
  • Edits video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites

Physical Requirements

The Sports Reporter must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Sports Anchor Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/23/19

Engineering Assistant, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station.
  • Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station.
  • Minimizes service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions.
  • Sets up and operates equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts.
  • Installs and maintains the IT network, switches, data backups, work stations and printers.
  • Interprets and implements instructions and requests from other station personnel.
  • Communicates with members of the engineering team and other teams to effectively resolve equipment and system issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Minimum three years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Strong PC/MS Office experience.
  • Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems.
  • Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment.
  • Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Physical Requirements

  • Be able to operate for extended periods in extremes of heat and cold, wind, rain, ice and snow.
  • Be able to travel on foot, for extended distances, on steep grades, at high altitude, in adverse conditions, carrying tools & equipment.
  • Be able to operate and/or travel on Off-Highway Vehicles including ATVs, snowmobiles, and snowcats.
  • Be able to conduct basic vehicle services such as: winching and recovery operations, tire chain application, flat tire repair & replacement.
  • Be able to operate at significant height from the ground, using ladders, man lifts, and climbing safety equipment.
  • Be able to lift and carry a weight of up to 50lbs, and lift and position such weights overhead.
  • Be able to stand for extended periods, crouch, crawl, climb, bend, descend to and rise from the ground, and operate in any combination of such positions.

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/23/19

Master Control Operator, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

The Master Control Operator is responsible for the overall on-air look of the television station through airing programming and scheduled station breaks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Updates and maintains signal control systems.
  • Maintains programming logs as required by station management.
  • Segments content and clips to the server and then trims and modifies it.
  • Prints traffic logs and appends logs to the data management system.
  • Monitors strength, clarity and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjusts equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
  •  Selects sources from which programming will be received, or through which programming will be transmitted.
  • Reports equipment problems and ensures that repairs are made, and makes emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.
  • Ensures the station’s compliance with Emergency Alert System requirements.

Experience 

Master control experience preferred but not required.

Requirements

Must have transportation.

Must be able to work any day / time.

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job posted 10/22/19

Account Executive, Nexstar Media Group, INC.

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implements strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.
  • Establishes credible relationships with local business community.
  • Makes sales calls on existing and prospective clients.
  • Maintains assigned accounts and develops new accounts.
  • Prepares and delivers sales presentations to clients.
  • Explains to customers how specific types of advertising will help promote their products or services in the most effective way possible.
  • Provides clients with information regarding rates for advertising placement in all media.
  • Develops advertising schedules with clients and station personnel responsible for placing advertising into station media.
  • Works with clients and station personnel to develop advertisements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience

Broadcast Sales experience preferred, sales experience a must.

Requirements

Must have valid drivers license with means of transportation.
Must be able to pass a motor vehicle check and background check.
Computer skills a must.

To Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar 

Job Posted 10/21/19

Communication/Marking Entry-level Position, Cajun Ready Mix Concrete

Cajun Ready Mix Concrete provides ready mix concrete in the Baton Rouge MSA to residential, commercial, and industrial contractors. This position will be responsible for client and internal marketing management with a heavy emphasis on writing and design. We seek a creative writer, with excellent copywriter skills and loves to write on various topics and in various forms including proposals, social media messages, ad messages and email marketing content. The ideal candidate should be very versed in social media and content marketing. This is a ground floor opportunity to grow with the fastest growing concrete company in Louisiana. Candidate will be responsible for building the building and executing the marketing plan. 

Responsibilities

  • Create internal Cajun Ready Mix newsletter
  • Assist in Request for Proposals for Clients and Projects
  • Manage social media
  • Using the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Creating monthly social media calendar
  • Maintaining all social media platforms for CRMC
  • Content writing/research for social media
  • Engaging with social media target audiences
  • Writing, editing, scheduling and publishing posts
  • Researching and selecting images, titles and headings for each post
  • Sending e-newsletters and campaigns to certain target audiences via Constant Contact
  • Provide client marketing support

Qualification

  • A degree in Mass Communication, English, Creative Writing, and Marketing preferred
  • Excellent client service skills.
  • Well versed in InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

To Apply

For more information and/or to apply, contact Ryan Heck at ryan.heck@cajunrmc.com 

Job posted 10/15/19

Associate Producer, WAFB- TV

WAFB-TV is looking for an Associate Producer to join Louisiana’s number one news team. The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgement and the ability to write and edit video. This exciting position is on our station’s top-rated morning newscast. This position is a great place to get the training to move into a full-time producing position at the station.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to edit video and write scripts
  • Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays if needed
  • Good work ethic and strong people skills
  • Ability to be a team player and must maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • Experience with ENPS editing software is a big plus
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check

Qualifications

  • A degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred

To Apply

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings. After applying online, email your resume to Farrah Reed freed@wafb.com 

Job posted 10/14/19

Local Sales Manager, WAFB- TV

The Local Sales Manager is responsible for leading, teaching, and motivating the sales team along with growing local broadcast and digital revenue. The LSM should be proficient in inventory management, revenue forecasting, budgeting, account strategy, product training and focused team development. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational, presentation, leadership and interpersonal skills with a high sense of urgency and ability to deliver results. This self-starter will generate revenue share growth through positive leadership and cohesive team-building.

Responsibilities

  • Train, develop and motivate sales team
  • Maximize revenue
  • Accurate sales forecasting
  • Develop new and non-traditional revenue streams, sales packages and promotions
  • Lead salespeople to achieve local sales goals
  • Hire, train and grow salespeople

Qualifications

  • Strong leadership, motivational and sales skills with a proven track record of meeting or exceeding budgets
  • Proficient with Microsoft products and industry software
  • 3-5 years of media or digital advertising sales experience

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales Marketing or Business equivalent experience

To Apply

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings 

Job posted 10/11/19

Marketing Specialist, MAPP

MAPP is looking for a Marketing Specialist. They provide commercial construction services to clients. This position would be responsible for client and internal marketing management with a heavy emphasis on writing and design layout of proposals. They are looking for a creative writer, with excellent copywriter skills and loves to write on various topics and in various forms including proposals, social media messages, ad messages and email marketing content. Secondly, the ideal candidate will be very versed in social media and content marketing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create internal MAPP newsletter
  • Assist in Request for Proposals for Clients
  • Assist with formatting Budget Books
  • Format and Produce Project Profile Sheets and employee Resumes
  • Manage social media
  • Using the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Creating monthly social media calendar
  • Maintaining all social media platforms for MAPP
  • Content writing/research for social media
  • Engaging with social media target audiences
  • Writing, editing, scheduling and publishing posts
  • Researching and selecting images, titles and headings for each post
  • Sending e-newsletters and campaigns to certain target audiences via Constant Contact
  • Provide client marketing support

Qualifications

  • A degree in Mass Communication, English, Creative Writing preferred.
  • Excellent client service skills.
  • Well versed in InDesign and Adobe Photoshop

To Apply

Submit your resume to Rhonda Badeaux at rbadeaux@mappbuilt.com

Job posted 10/4/19

Marketing Producer, WAFB-TV

WAFB Channel 9 is the CBS network affiliate located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 93rd market in the country. The tradition of television in Baton Rouge began on April 19, 1953, when WAFB signed on the air as the second television station in Louisiana. Over the following decades, Channel 9 created the number one news organization in south Louisiana, covering local, state, and regional news. Today, WAFB brings its viewers 25 hours of news programming each week. Presently, Louisiana's News Channel is the only network station in the market to air a complete rebroadcast of every locally produced newscast, plus a live weekend noon news product on our second cable station, News Channel 9. Their anchors, reporters, producers and photographers have won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. A number of investigative reports by WAFB 9News on various topics have even resulted in changes in state law.

Job Summary

WAFB-TV, a Gray Media Station has an opening for a news promotion writer/producer/editor to join our talented team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Excellent copy writing skills that can cut through the clutter while delivering a clear and creative copy.
  • Non-linear editing skills, preferably on Adobe Creative Suite or Edius platform is a plus, as well as experience with ENPS.

General Responsibilities

  • Prior experience working in television marketing, news or sales
  • Ability to shoot, light and direct professional quality HD video
  • Advanced editing skills, Adobe Premiere and After Effects experience preferred
  • Prior experience designing, posting and tracking social media

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in film, television, news, or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
  • Experienced with Adobe creative Suite: Premier, Photoshop
  • Demo reel is required
  • Ability to prioritize and address multiple projects with varying production timelines
  • Experienced in still photography preferred but not required

To Apply 

Please apply online.

Job posted 9/25/19

Graphic Designer, WAFB-TV

WAFB Channel 9 is the CBS network affiliate located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 93rd market in the country. The tradition of television in Baton Rouge began on April 19, 1953, when WAFB signed on the air as the second television station in Louisiana. Over the following decades, Channel 9 created the number one news organization in south Louisiana, covering local, state, and regional news. Today, WAFB brings its viewers 25 hours of news programming each week. Presently, Louisiana's News Channel is the only network station in the market to air a complete rebroadcast of every locally produced newscast, plus a live weekend noon news product on our second cable station, News Channel 9. Our anchors, reporters, producers and photographers have won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. A number of investigative reports by WAFB 9News on various topics have even resulted in changes in state law.

Job Summary

WAFB has an immediate opening for a Graphic Artist in our Creative Services Department.  The Graphic Artist is responsible for creating graphics for various departments within the station, as well as editing daily topicals.  This person will Assist in commercial and promotional video production and will assist the Creative Services Manager in maintaining daily tasks and projects.

General Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including but not limited to Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Must be able to:
    • Collaborate with a variety of team members throughout the creative process
    • Manage time while juggling multiple projects
    • Communicate effectively

Qualifications

  • Degree in Graphic Design preferred; equivalent experience is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, film, television, news, or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
  • Experienced with Adobe Creative Suite: Premier, Photoshop
  • Demo reel is required
  • Ability to prioritize and address multiple projects with varying production timelines
  • Experienced in still photography preferred but not required

To Apply 

Please apply online

Job posted 9/25/19

Staff Writer, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Business Report is the premier business publication for Louisiana’s Capital Region, which includes Baton Rouge and eight surrounding parishes. We are a digital-first newsroom, publishing morning and afternoon editions of Daily Report, an enewsletter packed with original local reporting. We also publish a print edition that, along with the businessreport.com website, provides insightful content on topics and issues that engage the region’s executives, entrepreneurs and professionals.

General Role Description

Develops and produces original content for multiple news distribution channels, including Business Report and Daily Report, our twice-daily e-newsletter.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Business Report team to enact an innovative vision for our print and online news content that establishes both as dominant news sources for business and other top-of-agenda topics for the Capital Region market.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Editor and Assistant/Managing Editor on a regular basis to develop original enterprise stories and write engaging content for our publications. Coverage should be highly competitive, with a persistent goal of being first in the market to bring critical, original stories to our readers, as well as analytical, bringing comprehensive perspective on the issues.
  • Produce creative, engaging and relevant cover packages, news and focus stories, StartUp items and other content as needed. Coverage should be pitched and prepared with a variety of presentation approaches in mind, to include the traditional narrative, infographics, tip sheets, timelines and multimedia.
  • Build a network of reliable news sources through networking and a regular presence at key community and business functions.
  • Protect the Business Report brand through a commitment to excellence, accuracy, integrity and ethical practices in newsgathering, writing and editing.
  • Primary responsibility is to the print publication. However, as time permits or efficiency demands, the writer may take the initiative to further develop stories on occasion for Daily Report after consulting with the Executive Editor or Assistant/Managing Editor, as well as the Online News Editor.
  • Assist the Executive Editor and Assistant/Managing Editor in other projects as needed.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or a relevant field.
  • Experience in newsgathering and writing in a creative, dynamic setting.
  • A commitment to accuracy and the ethical principles that guide excellence in journalism.
  • Excellent news judgment and a familiarity with the issues in business, politics, community and other subject areas that concern our readers.
  • A collaborative spirit and a desire to work to high standards.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a detailed resume, journalistic work samples and a cover letter expanding on interest in and qualifications for the position to Executive Editor JR Ball at jrball@businessreport.com or to 9029 Jefferson Hwy., Ste. 300, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

Louisiana Business Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in our workplace.

Job posted 9/4/19

Reporter/Multimedia Journalist, WAFB-TV

Job Summary

WAFB-TV is looking for a multimedia journalist to join Louisiana’s number one news team. The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgment and storytelling abilities, with a passion for delivering original, imaginative content every day. A successful multimedia journalist (MMJ) candidate will write, shoot, edit and present compelling content both on-air and online. You will be required to remain active on social media and constantly be competing for the day’s top story. If you have a passion for journalism and a talent for storytelling, this is the job for you. Great writing and a willingness to learn will earn you this position.

General Responsibilities

  • Ability to shoot and edit video, write scripts, and effectively communicate live on-air
  • Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays
  • Good work ethic and strong people skills
  • Ability to be a team player and must maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • Experience with ENPS editing software is a big plus
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check

Requirements

  • A degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred

To Apply

Please apply online. After applying online, email a link to your resume reel to rhays@wafb.com.   

Job posted 8/28/19 

Design and Communication Specialist, LSU Student Health Center

LSU is the State’s flagship research university and carries the designation of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of 24 universities nationwide holding land-, sea-, and space-grant status. LSU enjoys a lively and diverse community of more than 36,000 faculty, staff, and students from every state and more than 120 countries. Occupying 2,000 acres on the Mississippi River in Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, LSU is approximately 80 miles northwest of New Orleans in the heart of the culturally diverse delta region. LSU’s campus, largely of Italian Renaissance architecture, is regarded as one of the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the United States with 57 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 1,200 magnificent Live Oak trees, amongst numerous magnolia grandiflora, crape myrtle, camellia, and azalea.

Job Summary

Responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing all communication initiatives for the LSU Student Health Center to support the strategic mission of the department and the University. Through various means, such as graphic design, photography, web design and maintenance, this position is responsible for creating and advancing the Student Health Center and its services, programs and events to the campus community. Responsibilities also include developing, executing and evaluating communication strategies and collaborating with partners within the Health Center, across campus and in the community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work in coordination with Division of Strategic Communications and other communications professionals in a manner that complements the University's overall marketing and communications efforts. Establish and maintain a communications strategic plan with supporting policies and procedures and coordinate all internal and external marketing activities.
  • Develop concepts, design and/or provide art direction for all marketing and communication items, including brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, forms, and displays. Recommend and design promotional items to market the Student Health Center in the campus community.
  • Serve as webmaster for the department's website; design website and oversee content management to ensure accuracy and facilitate ease of use. Manage an evolving and expanding social media presence, including Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. Compile and share analytics as available.
  • Coordinate production of publications. Oversee print jobs, employing knowledge of pre-press and print production. Cultivate vendor relationships.
  • Manage marketing budget to maximize resources and support effective exposure of the Student Health Center services, programs and events.
  • Represent the Student Health Center as assigned. Participate actively in University student recruitment and orientation activities. Serve on campus and community committees, including Campus Communicators.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate the Graphic Design Assistant and/or interns in the field of marketing and graphic design
  • Recommend and purchase software, hardware and technical equipment necessary to keep current with industry standards. Collaborate with the Director or Operations, who is supervisor, the Wellness and Health Promotion staff, and the entire Student Health Center staff. Partner with other departments to advance the communications plan. Serve as the department's liaison to the Division of Strategic Communications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic design or Related Field and One Year Related Experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Full-time professional experience in marketing, public relations and/or graphic design in healthcare and/or higher education

Special or Physical Qualification

  • Ability to adjust to seasonal workloads and sometimes demanding deadlines for publication that may require evening work.
  • Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.

To Apply

To apply for this position, internal applicants must apply on the internal job posting website. External applicants must apply on the external job posting website.

Job posted 8/13/19

Creative Services Manager, WAFB-TV

WAFB Channel 9 is the CBS network affiliate located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 93rd market in the country. The tradition of television in Baton Rouge began on April 19, 1953, when WAFB signed on the air as the second television station in Louisiana. Over the following decades, Channel 9 created the number one news organization in south Louisiana, covering local, state, and regional news. Today, WAFB brings its viewers 25 hours of news programming each week. Presently, Louisiana's News Channel is the only network station in the market to air a complete rebroadcast of every locally produced newscast, plus a live weekend noon news product on our second cable station, News Channel 9. Our anchors, reporters, producers and photographers have won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. A number of investigative reports by WAFB 9News on various topics have even resulted in changes in state law.

Job Summary

WAFB is looking for a Creative Services Manager. This creative services team is responsible for commercial production, marketing, branding and station partnerships for WAFB and WBXH. This is a department head management position reporting to the General Manager. The candidate will have excellent time management and organizational skills. The CSM will meet with clients, station partners and community stakeholders and should be comfortable making presentations and recommendations.  The ideal candidate must have a track record of helping clients build their brand and strengthen their commercial messages through quality television and digital production/messaging. If you are a leader who is creative, organized, driven and want to be part of a talented, winning team, we’d like to hear from you.

General Responsibilities

  • Develop and supervise the execution of all on-air, digital and outside media related to promotion and imaging of station programming and news
  • Utilize research and work with various departments to develop and implement strategic marketing plans to build station awareness
  • Prepare and manage department budget
  • Periodically produce media releases as necessary; act as station contact with outside media
  • Quality control of news, commercial, promotional and public service production and marketing
  • Develop immediate and long-range marketing plan for the station. Manage and coordinate all outside media and specialty advertising
  • Meet deadlines

Requirements

  • 3+ years of management experience
  • 4-year Degree or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Candidate should have a strong writing background as well as a solid knowledge of lighting and a creative eye for shooting video and composing images and promotion campaigns
  • Must have working knowledge of contest rules
  • Integrity, creativity, passion, compassion, positive energy, active listener, engaging personality.
  • A broad-based knowledge of marketing and related standards, the media environment and audience consumption trends
  • Supervise and provide regular feedback, performance appraisals for direct reports
  • Exceptional time management skills, can-do attitude, excellent work ethic.
  • Proven and effective leadership skills; foster open dialogue, empower others, address conflicts quickly and directly.

To Apply

Please apply online.

Job posted 8/13/19

Communications Manager, New Schools for Baton Rouge

Founded in 2012, New Schools for Baton Rouge (NSBR) is a community partnership bringing together talent and resources to deliver excellent schools to students and families in Baton Rouge. We invest in programs and initiatives that support the success of schools to expand and sustain excellence citywide.

NSBR is an entrepreneurial organization of accomplished individuals who are both deeply rooted in their belief in educational equity and highly motivated to provide excellent schools for every child in Baton Rouge. NSBR provides critical thought leadership to the educational landscape, but it is best described as an “action-tank” – dedicating its resources to the implementation of ideas that lead to demonstrable results in favor of kids. Understanding that this work is urgent and complex, team members are quick to identify opportunities that will further NSBR’s mission and exercise flexibility in reorienting their work. Team members think of themselves as
jacks-of-all-trades and are eager to develop their expertise in topics that may be new to them, but are mission-critical. Team members are valued not for what they already know, but for their curiosity, innovation, drive, and what they can accomplish.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Managing Director of External Affairs, the communications manager position is a three-year grant-funded opportunity charged with operationalizing the organization’s strategic communications plan.

  • Collaborates with freelancers and consultants to facilitate the development of graphics library
  • Develops ongoing relationship with portfolio schools to provide support for press releases
  • Provides communications training to school personnel
  • Develops a plan for and executes digital campaigns including scheduling of posts as well as promotion of posts by influencers and media outlets
  • Produces content for school and NSBR social media
  • Develops opinion pieces and editorial calendar for submissions to various media outlets
  • Drafts outreach materials such as email newsletters, press releases, fact sheets and blog posts
  • Maintains media contact list

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or a closely related field preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience also considered
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a
    complex environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Mastery of industry-standard social media management tools

Work Demands

Ability to travel locally to various school sites and external partner organizations during work hours

Compensation

This is a full-time role offering compensation that is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, NSBR provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes individual health and
dental insurance, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with company-matching contributions.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume describing your background and experience to adonica@newschoolsbr.org

Job posted 8/6/2019

Managing Editor, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Business Report is the premier business publication for Louisiana’s Capital Region, which includes Baton Rouge and eight surrounding parishes. We are a digital-first newsroom, publishing morning and afternoon editions of Daily Report, an enewsletter packed with original local reporting. We also publish a print edition that, along with the www.businessreport.com website, provides insightful content on topics and issues that engage the region’s executives, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Job Summary

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report—a winner of multiple national awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers for investigative reporting, feature writing and design—seeks an experienced managing editor to guide its digital and print publications.

Job Requirements

  • A solid background in writing, editing and planning
  • Proven experience coaching, managing and engaging full-time and freelance journalists as well as photographers
  • An ability to put photography, illustrations and multimedia presentations to interesting use
  • An ability to collaborate with graphic and digital designers in conceptualizing content presentation is necessary
  • A collaborative spirit and a passion for high standards are musts

This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a detailed resume, journalistic work samples and a cover letter expanding on interest in and qualifications for the position to Executive Editor JR Ball at jrball@businessreport.com or to 9029 Jefferson Hwy., Ste. 300, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

Job posted 8/6/19

Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Kids' Orchestra

Kids’ Orchestra is the largest after-school music program for Kindergarten through fifth-grade students in the United States. Nearly 800 students from across East Baton Rouge Parish are enrolled in Kids’ Orchestra programming where they study an instrument, perform in an ensemble, and/or sing in a choir.

Position Summary

As a member of the development team, the marketing manager will be responsible for the successful project management, development, implementation, and tracking of marketing and communication initiatives including fundraising campaigns; website management; online advertising; social media, and email marketing programs, supporting the overall growth of Kids’ Orchestra’s mission and program. The individual in this role will be responsible for delivering compelling content for different channels and accountable for tracking, analyzing and reporting digital metrics, as well as making recommendations regarding the consideration of new and emergent marketing technologies. The marketing manager generates funds through the development of targeted online programs. The marketing manager focuses on elevating Kids’ Orchestra’s digital footprint to cultivate donations and increase brand awareness.

Requirements

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Two years fundraising experience
  • Experience with donor database
  • Must be proficient in, or able to learn, Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint and Google Drive
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Marketing

  • In-kind Partnerships with Media including advertising
  • Program Specific Planning
    • Create a project marketing plan that has exact steps and outcomes associated
  • Logo Partner inventory

Communications

  • Web site -Layout and Content Management
  • E-newsletter-Send monthly email targeted to the following stakeholders: Donors, Board Members, potential volunteers, advocates
  • Press and Public Relations-Build relationships with local media, communicate timely information and secure coverage of Kids’ Orchestra activities
  • Press Releases -Create compelling content targeted to media.
  • Staff Understanding of Communications Spearhead media training & support for officers, program directors
  • Communications Committee-Recruit and manage committee of leaders/experts/volunteers meeting on a quarterly basis to guide the communications plan

Social Media

  • Diversify Content for Social Media Channels-Content development to reach the typical target audience. Ex. Instagram - all pictures, Twitter a little more stats and Facebook Events

Design & Create

  • Annual Report-Create annual report that summarizes the organizations efforts for the previous year.
  • Development brochure, donation envelopes, donor presentation folders, event save the dates/invitations

General Responsibilities

  • Cataloguing-organization of electronic and hard copy files

To Apply

Qualified applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Melissa Parmelee, our Development Director at mparmelee@kidsorchestra.org

Job posted 7/9/19