Professional Jobs in Baton Rouge

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

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

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

Local Sales Assistant, WAFB

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 CBS 9 is seeking a Local Sales Assistant. If you're looking for a fun and fast-paced career this may be the position for you! The Local Sales Assistant works directly with the Sales and other station departments to ensure that broadcast ad campaigns are properly executed.

Preferred Knowledge & Skill Qualifications

  • Organized
  • Possess superior communication skills
  • Excellent time management abilities

Requirements

  • Detail-oriented
  • Creative
  • Able to learn new concepts quickly
  • Experience in MS Office
  • Proficient in data entry
  • Experience with television traffic systems such as Wide Orbit is a plus
  • Pre-employment drug screen and MVR check required

To Apply

Please apply online for this position.

Job posted 7/31/19

Proposal Writer, LSU Foundation

The LSU Foundation is the primary fundraising entity for academics at LSU. The LSU Foundation's sole purpose is to provide philanthropic support to LSU, which we accomplish through the work of a campus-wide team of frontline development officers and a support team of advancement services, communications and marketing, donor relations, financial and talent management personnel.

Job Overview

The LSU Foundation is seeking an experienced Proposal Writer to serve as an integral member of an eight-person team of creative professionals who collectively shape and implement the LSU Foundation's development communications plans. Reporting to the Senior Proposal Writer and partnering with development officers in colleges and units across LSU's flagship campus, the Proposal Writer develops comprehensive proposal materials for the Foundation's principal- and major gift-level donors and prospects with the goal of advancing the university's strategic fundraising priorities. These include written materials related to both individual and corporate donor cultivation and solicitation, such as proposals, pre-proposals, concept papers, one-sheeters, and proposal tools and templates. Additionally, the Proposal Writer supports proposal narrative development for charitable grant applications to private foundations and reviews charitable grant narratives written by development officers as well as LSU faculty and research staff.  

Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with Senior Proposal Writer and LSU Foundation colleagues to produce proposals and related collateral for donors and prospective donors. Draft and finalize copy for proposals and related collateral, such as pre-proposals, concept papers, and one-sheeters. Ensure that proposal content is consistent with messages developed for development communications and with LSU's strategic fundraising priorities. Conduct research to compose robust, focused, and donor-centric copy for proposals and related collateral. Serve as an editing, copy editing, and proofreading resource for proposals, grant applications, and related materials written by colleagues.
  • Develop and manage production schedules and client relations for all projects for which the Proposal Writer serves as project manager. Ensure accurate, on-time delivery of completed projects.
  • Collaborate with Graphic Designer as needed to ensure that proposals are visually engaging and align with LSU's brand.
  • Develop and disseminate best practices information related to proposal writing, including proposal tools and templates, in collaboration with Senior Proposal Writer and Graphic Designer.
  • Acquire and maintain a sound understanding of LSU and its associated programs, fundraising/marketing themes, and academic and fundraising priorities. Build and maintain strong, cooperative relationships across campus and within the LSU Foundation.

Marginal Duties & Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Senior Proposal Writer and communications and marketing colleagues, develop and lead writing workshops for LSU Foundation development officers and LSU's advancement enterprise.
  • Be part of sustaining and strengthening the communications and marketing team's storytelling platform, with a focus on developing storytelling opportunities that feature the impact of philanthropy at LSU. This platform is inclusive of copy and design assets produced by the team to serve a wide and evolving range of development communications needs campus-wide.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in English, mass communication, or another field with emphasis on written communication
  • Three to five years of related experience in a position with similar responsibilities
  • Proven track record of driving forward or achieving organizational goals through writing
  • Excellent command of the English language, including grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, compelling, and concise manner with attention to style, syntax, repetition, clarity, flow, and consistency
  • Outstanding writing, editing, copy editing, proofreading, and interviewing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Associated Press style
  • Superior reading comprehension and information synthesis skills, especially as related to topics outside of one's own area of expertise
  • Strong interpersonal skills, reflected in an ability to work collegially in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with insights as to how best to support colleagues making asks for philanthropic support or otherwise pitching to clients
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently under pressure while producing high-quality, accurate work products
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with sensitive information 

Preferred Knowledge & Skill Qualifications

  • Professional experience working in a marketing/communications and/or development setting, especially for a nonprofit or higher-education institution
  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques, academic units, and leadership structures within a higher education environment
  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Grant-writing experience
  • Project-management experience
  • Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Pro and InDesign
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Experience working with a relationship-focused database (e.g., ADVANCE) and project management software (e.g., Basecamp)

Preferred Competencies

  • Collaboration: Works collegially with others, cooperating in both interpersonal and team relationships; fosters enthusiasm and maintains mutual trust, candor and respect.
  • Adaptability: Responds to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behavior to better fit different situations; successfully works with new colleagues; willing to be flexible; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Effective Communication: Shares and receives information using clear oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Attention to Detail/Accuracy: Focuses on paying attention to all details and aspects of a job or process to avoid substandard outputs.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None associated with this position

Work Environment Requirements

  • May be required to work extended workdays, evenings, and weekends to meet deadlines

To Apply

To apply for this position, visit LSU Foundation's application. Please provide three to five writing samples that reflect your ability to perform the primary job functions associated with this position (e.g., proposals to individual donors, grant proposals, concept papers). Samples should be emailed to bshillings@lsufoundation.org

Job posted 7/31/19

Pitch, Proposal, and Experience Management Specialist, McGlinchey Stafford

McGlinchey Stafford is a business and financial services law firm with a nationwide presence in commercial and consumer financial services litigation. Guiding clients wherever business and law intersect, McGlinchey Stafford’s 170 attorneys are based in 15 offices in Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, DC.

We are currently seeking a Pitch, Proposal, and Experience Management Specialist (PPE) to support the firm’s business development opportunity function and works closely with the McGlinchey Business Development (BD) team to develop timely, high-quality and competitive proposals, pitch materials, and sales collateral, as well as collecting and tracking attorney experience.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Communicate and collaborate directly with BD team members, lawyers, and other stakeholders in connection with proposals and related business development projects.
  • Write and edit responses to Request for Proposals (RFPs) under the direction of the BD leads.
  • Draft proposal portions such as introduction, overview, project approach, and cover letter.
  • Assist with the collection, drafting, and cataloging of attorney experiences for the use in pitches, proposals, as well as directory submissions.
  • Proactively identify pitch, proposal, and panel opportunities.
  • Track pitch and proposal win/loss.
  • Maintain the library of past and current proposals as well as standardized RFP responses.
  • Work with BD leads, as well as outside consultants, on the preparation of directory submissions.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or English.
  • Must be an excellent writer and storyteller with the ability to effectively articulate value proposition and practice/attorney differentiation.
  • Attention to detail and precision in both thinking and written work product are important.
  • Ability to create concise narrative copy from a bulleted list or abstract ideas.
  • Ability to translate complex legal concepts from legalese to English.
  • Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a demanding, fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy and diplomacy, in order to maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of attorneys and business professionals.
  • Commitment to professional growth and development.

To Apply

To apply for this position, visit McGlinchey Stafford's website.

Job posted 7/25/19

Marketing Specialist, MAPP

MAPP is looking for a Marketing Specialist. We provide commercial construction services to clients. This position would be responsible for client and internal marketing management with a heavy emphasis on writing. We 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

  • Create internal MAPP newsletter
  • Assist Marketing Specialist in Request for Proposals for Clients
  • Assist Marketing Specialist 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

To apply for this position, visit MAPP's website or contact Lexie Woodard Polito at lpolito@mappbuilt.com

Job posted 7/16/19

Communications Coordinator, LSU Olinde Career Center

The LSU Olinde Career Center assists students and alumni in choosing careers, obtaining career-related work experiences, developing job search skills and securing employment or admission to graduate or professional school.

Job Summary

Develops, coordinates, and implements all LSU Olinde Career Center marketing and communication initiatives for student, faculty, staff, corporate, and donor audiences. These activities include research, marketing plan, promotions, public relations, video presentations, customer relations, website, social media, email campaigns, stewardship, and all print and web-based publications.

Responsibilities

(60%) Communication

  • Support internal and external communication to staff, students, employers, parents, and other key stakeholders.  Serves as departmental representative to Campus Communicators and MarCom, ensuring the effective implementation of university and division directives as well as communicating current department information to the university and division.
  • Continuously research, analyze, develop and implement the department's evolving socIal media presence.  Monitor multiple user accounts, interfacing with online users and providing consistent message of the department and university.  Develop content for web & social media platforms.
  • Use design software to develop communication materials.
  • Update website for the department,ensuring accurate and accessible information is
    maintained.
  • Support communications related to Handshake, including informational and registration email campaigns to students and employers, coordinating Resources for students, ensuring labels relevant to communications are maintained, and promoting Handshake to students, faculty, staff, and employers.

(40%) Marketing/Public Relations

  • Deploy comprehensive marketing-communication plan in support of department's strategic plan & annual goals involving students, faculty/staff, employers, parents, prospective students, families, and alumni.
  • Follow annual content calendar, editorial calendar, and assist with project management of all
    components of the plan.
  • Promote all resources, services, and major events, and programming by developing, designing, producing collateral, and strategically disseminating messaging across audiences with goals of educating on career-related topics and driving engagement and event participation.
  • Design, create, and print with vendors marketing and promotional materials for various internal and external outlets including local and student print and web media, flyers, brochures, reports, manuals, development collateral, and signage.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public relations, graphic design, marketing, advertising, communications, journalist or a related field.
  • Part-time or internship experience with communications functions   

Closing Date

July 24, 2019

Benefits

LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!   

To Apply

Apply for the position online or contact Jesse Downs at jdowns@lsu.edu

Job posted 7/16/19

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

Associate Producer, WAFB-TV

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. WAFB is the dominant CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge, LA.

Job Summary

WAFB-TV is looking for an Associate Producer to join Louisiana's number one news team. The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgment 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 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 at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings. After applying online, email your resume to Farrah Reed at freed@wafb.com

Job posted 7/2/19

News Editor, The West Side Journal

The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana, serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The office is located at 668 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, LA., 70767. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s. But the Journal as it is known now dates back to 1936 when L.D. Young bought it and changed its name from the Port Allen Observer to the West Side Journal.

At the Journal we strive to inform, entertain and tell the story of the close-knit West Baton Rouge community. Every Thursday residents can look forward to a new edition of the Journal filled with community news, features and pictures. The Journal prides itself on service to the community with accurate and balanced news and community features.

Duties & Responsibilities

The news editor of the West Side Journal is responsible for news coverage of West Baton Rouge Parish, the digital presence of the Journal, and the design of the weekly print publication.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing news articles
  • Curating news and lifestyles content
  • Social media management
  • Publishing online content using BLOX/CMS TownNews
  • Regularly attending and photographing governmental meetings and community events
  • Design of the weekly print publication using InDesign

This is a full-time, salary position with flexible schedule and office hours.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please contact Breanna Smith at 225-444-0265 or email Editor@TheWestSideJournal.com

Job posted 6/13/19

Media Account Executive, Country Roads Magazine

General Explanation of Position:

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 Roads magazine to our clients.

This position requires excellent communication, marketing and people-handling skills.

This position also requires representing the company within a specific region, which will be assigned to you.

An AE is expected to exemplify the highest ethical and professional conduct at all times.

Responsibilities / Essential functions:

  • Service existing clients and develop new business:
    • 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
  • Team effort for company productivity:
    • 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.
  • Conduct administrative activities as necessary to properly manage job function:
    • 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.

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his or her direct supervision.  The position may include certain duties not explicitly described but that are similar in description and level of difficulty.

To apply, contact Associate Publisher Ashley Fox at ashley@countryroadsmag.com

Job posted 6/4/19