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Multimedia Journalist

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Position Summary:

WSIC (Iredell Broadcasting) is seeking a Multimedia Journalist to work on the development of news content for its various platforms.

Job Requirements

  • Strong writing skills with the ability to produce concise, broadcast style pieces and their online versions.
  • Strong broadcast voice with the ability to clearly articulate reports with an authoritative, yet conversational, style.
  • Good news judgement with the ability to develop story ideas.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to station’s style, approach, and news goals.
  • Open to feedback and professional development.
  • Strong critical thinking skills are a must.
  • Willing to work at different times, often in segments throughout any 24-hour period.
  • Willing to work several hours on weekends.
  • Willing to completely handle the creation of newscasts from story ideas to final production.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals.
  • Willing to work remotely or in-person with little or no warning to cover breaking news situations.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • A successful candidate will be confident in his or her role as a journalist and will be willing to push sources for information.
  • Must be a strong social media user able to appropriately present stories to these audiences.
  • Basic understanding of Adobe Audition (or similar program), WordPress and video editing is a plus.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office products.
  • Willing to perform other duties, as assigned.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

Sports Reporter (part time)

To apply, e-mail your resume and appropriate work samples to news@wsicweb.com

Position Summary:

WSIC (Iredell Broadcasting) is seeking a Sports Reporter to work on the development of sports content for its various platforms.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Strong writing skills with the ability to produce concise, broadcast style pieces and their online versions.
  • Strong broadcast voice with the ability to clearly articulate reports with an authoritative, yet conversational, style.
  • Good story/content judgement with the ability to develop story ideas.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to station’s style, approach, and goals.
  • Open to feedback and professional development.
  • Strong critical thinking skills are a must.
  • Willing to work at different times, often in segments throughout any 24-hour period.
  • Willing to work several hours on weekends.
  • Willing to completely handle the creation of sports reports from story ideas to final production.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • A successful candidate will be ready and able to build relationships with various sports programs and create information channels where these programs readily share scores and other information directly with WSIC.
  • Must be a strong social media user able to appropriately present stories to these audiences.
  • Basic understanding of Adobe Audition (or similar program), WordPress and video editing is a plus.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office products.
  • Willing to perform other duties, as assigned.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

Outside Sales Account Executive

To apply, e-mail your resume to msanger@wsicweb.com

Position Summary:

Iredell Broadcasting is searching for a highly motivated, professional Account Executive with a track record of success to develop and sell advertising and marketing campaigns to new and existing customers for our local radio, internet, and television platforms.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Consistent, persistent sales prospecting to identify new revenue opportunities and progress them through the entire sales cycle
  • Identify leads, convert them to qualified prospects and ultimately new customers
  • Prepare and deliver sales proposals/presentations to meet customer needs and follow-up with key decision makers to close
  • Focus on acquiring additional revenue streams from existing customers in order to meet and exceed sales goals
  • Effectively utilize in-person visits, cold calls, phone conversations, emails and outbound marketing campaigns for direct prospect and customer communication
  • Cultivate and maintain excellent relationships with customers by providing top-quality service
  • Responsible for maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction and values for productivity and customer engagement
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of services, products and pricing structure and help formulate new strategies for growing customer reach
  • Meet or exceed company sales goals
  • Complete prospecting, attend business events and networking activities to establish first-class influence in the local business community
  • Regularly meet with Sales Manager to review sales activities, progress on goals and status of prospective customers
  • Maintain adequate activity levels to ensure consistent quota achievement
  • Utilize and maintain company provided CRM with complete and up-to-date information on all stages of assigned prospects and customers
  • Pre-plan travel to maximize customer-facing time and minimize travel between visits
  • Work closely with internal traffic and production professionals to ensure smooth and complete customer onboarding, create and maintain proper customer broadcast schedules, resources and assets
  • Consistently seek guidance and continuous improvement on executing every aspect of this position
  • Occasional weekend work required and expected

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced outside sales professional with 3-4 years of media or entertainment sales experience with a proven and leading track record of success
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation and closing skills
  • Ability to recognize and deliver solutions for spoken needs as well as hidden or unspoken needs of customer prospects
  • Experienced in developing and executing sales strategies
  • Display positive persistence, optimism and empathy in all interactions
  • Must be organized with good time management skills
  • Proven analytical/problem solving and solution generation for the customer and the company
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals
  • High integrity and relationship builder with a positive, winning attitude
  • Computer proficiency with smart phones, Microsoft Windows, Office, CRM and social media platforms and applications
  • Must be highly accurate and attentive to detail
  • Enjoys working in a structured professional environment including interactions with celebrities, community leaders and government agencies
  • Must be a “people person” and not afraid to be in front of a camera
  • Reliable transportation required
  • High school diploma or equivalent; college degree in business, marketing, sales or related field, bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States of America

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required.  It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned.  Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

WSIC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, WSIC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

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