Monday, February 20, 2012

Job Openings at WBNS-TV and 97.1 The Fan in Columbus

Below are job openings from the Columbus Dispatch organization.
Qualified applicants may apply online at

Assignment Editor (Job #200ME): WBNS 10TV has an immediate opening for an Assignment Editor. This is a great spot news market, but we need someone to go beyond the headlines to find the stories that make a difference. This position is responsible for generating strong ideas, cultivating news sources throughout the community, fact gathering and managing staff and resources to accomplish news goals. Previous television news and assertive news gathering skills required. Prior assignment desk experience strongly preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to function effectively under extreme deadline pressure are a must. Knowledge of the region a plus.

Sales Assistant (Job #200JW): WBNS-10TV is has an immediate opening for a detail oriented sales assistant whose responsibilities will include data entry and phone coverage. The successful candidate will be well organized, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. At least two years experience in a data-entry role required, preferably in a media sales or traffic environment.

Traffic Assistant (Job #200JE): WBNS-10TV has an immediate opening for a detail-oriented traffic assistant whose responsibilities will include reconciling and deciphering commercial copy instructions against contracts, entering instructions into our traffic system and obtaining and following traffic instructions received digitally. This position is also responsible maintaining the digital and tape spot library, managing the digital spot delivery systems and assisting in the set up of and implementation of new delivery systems. The successful candidate will work closely with sales, traffic and engineering staff to ensure that commercials run accurately and timely. This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, strong data-entry background with a high degree of accuracy, ability to work effectively in sometimes stressful situations and flexibility in scheduling. Previous experience in television traffic or sales support environment strongly preferred; OSI experience helpful.

General Assignment Reporter (Job #200AH): WBNS-TV, 10TV News HD is searching for an aggressive, enterprising general assignment reporter to join its award winning news department. Enterprise rules, so the ideal candidate will be able to present ideas for several topical, relevant enterprise stories to the table each day that deliver viewer benefit. The ideal candidate will have superior writing and storytelling ability, ability to dig deep and uncover the big stories, and be able to cover and deliver breaking news with accuracy and urgency. 10TV News HD is the number one news operation in Central Ohio, and this position requires experience, self-motivation that will help deliver content that will help us remain number one and grow as a news organization. At least 3years experience as a reporter at a local TV news station required.

Account Executive – The Fan and ONN Radio (Job #100AE): RadiOhio is seeking a highly motivated sales professional to join our sales team, marketing both 97.1 The Fan and ONN Radio to new clients. The successful candidate will thrive on building relationships, collaborating with clients, solving marketing challenges and developing partnerships. This position offers the opportunity to sell products including 97.1 The Fan, 1460 ESPN Columbus, ONN Radio, which reaches 76 affiliate networks throughout the state as well as the Dispatch’s network of web properties and event sponsorship opportunities. This position requires two or more years of successful business to business sales experience, and a degree in marketing. Experience in radio network sales or marketing is a plus. If you have the ability to build strong relationships, identify opportunities and build creative solutions and thrive on challenges, apply today.

Qualified applicants may apply online at Dispatch Broadcast Group is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. We are a drug-free workplace.

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