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Client Management Associate

Jacobson Strategic Communications (Philadelphia)

Jacobson Strategic Communications is a full-service communications firm that combines three essential components – trust, talent and results – to meet every unique client need. From healthcare to transportation, finance to sports & entertainment, and much more, our team has deep and real-world experience across a range of industries. With a wide range of traditional and digital media skills, we have the tools and expertise to tailor and execute your winning communications strategies. Our offerings include: - Media Relations - Digital Development & Strategy - Thought Leadership - Positioning and Messaging - Crisis Management - Community Outreach & Issue Advocacy

We’re looking to hire someone as soon as possible for our Client Management Associate position, so recent college graduates are primarily who we’re looking for. However, we would be willing to have someone with a May 2021 graduation date start part-time until they’ve graduated, and then become full-time.

More Information

How to Apply

Please find the link to apply via LinkedIn, or interested candidates can send their résumé and a writing sample to careers@jacobsonstrategic.com.

Submitted by Taylor Feinman ('20)

Job posted March 5, 2021

Campaign Manager

Ampersand

Positions available in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles

Ampersand is an audience-based multi-screen TV advertising sales and technology company owned in partnership by Charter, Comcast and Cox. Our mission is to help advertisers reach their audiences in premium content environments across today’s multiscreen consumer experience, at scale, and powered by our proprietary insights, automation and measurement capabilities.

Built on three decades of operating experience in television, Ampersand represents inventory from all major multi-channel TV providers including Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirectTV, DISH, and Verizon, as well as many virtual and over-the-top providers. In total, we reach 85M US households in premium TV content across 150 networks, in all dayparts, in all 210 DMAs, and with unique viewership insights derived from nearly 40M households. We leverage these insights to simplify the ability for an advertiser to plan, target, and measure their traditional and digital television buys. Using our industry-leading platform, advertisers can deliver efficient and effective TV campaigns across all screens and markets.

JOB TITLE
Campaign Manager

JOB AT A GLANCE
Responsible for supporting Sales teams in campaign management, trafficking, and ad operations support for Ampersand's audience-based TV & digital offerings. Critical functions include successful implementation and launch of campaigns, as well as processing and maintaining online orders to meet client KPI’s and revenue goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Review and validate online insertion orders (IO) received from Sales
  • Obtain all creative materials from Sales and/or Advertisers
  • Process and transmit all digital orders through Ampersand applications and streamline communication to publishers for order acceptance on Affiliate.spotcable.com
  • Request screenshots and confirmation from all publishers that all digital orders are implemented and activated as ordered per the trafficking details on the insertion order
  • Aggregate and analyze all backend metrics (IE: click-thru rates) on campaign pacing reports on a regular basis to ensure full delivery and optimize effectively
  • Steward all campaign revisions and optimizations accurately and promptly
  • Act as liaison between the publisher’s operations team and sales to troubleshoot issues independently, such as creative errors and data discrepancies
  • Generate all final performance delivery and billing reports for sales to communicate back to the client for feedback
  • Process all digital order reconciliations per the agency’s billing requirements
  • Provide billing information for all digital orders to eBusiness Affiliate team in order for invoices to be created
  • Work with Finance on any discrepancy and credits based on publisher and agency invoicing totals
  • Assist with projects and with any other duties as assigned


EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Knowledge of ad-serving and verification vendors and their reporting dashboards (DCM, Innovid, Sizmek, DoubleVerify, etc.)
  • Experience with various Rich Media Vendor Creative and reporting tools (Pointroll, Sizmek, etc...)
  • Accuracy, excellent organizational skills and ability to problem solve are essential
  • Must be detail oriented and be able to prioritize effectively to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills required
  • Previous experience working in a professional office-setting preferred
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Applications

 

Job posted March 3, 2021

Digital Producer

WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

The Digital Producer leads the transition from broadcast focused newsrooms to multi-platform newsrooms through active daily example; providing training in methods, processes and tactics; as well as in creating/editing origin content beyond that which is produced for on-air.

  • Develops and leads winning strategy for station content
  • Expert understanding of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms
  • Reviews copy and will correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
  • Use our Social Media and Website to build and reinforce brand recognition and drive viewers to television
  • Determines a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organizes material accordingly
  • Research and analyze 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 on-brand local and trending stories during morning meetings
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
  • Shoots and edits content for on-air and digital
  • Produces reports for all platforms
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Builds and calendars digital campaigns to promote local shows and specials.
  • Writes stories for the web and other digital platforms
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Finds new ways to use Social Media and our website to engage with viewers

Experience
Degree in journalism; daily newspaper or news site experience required; live, working web samples and/or print pages preferred

Requirements & Skills

  • Proficiency in Associated Press style, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Basic HTML preferred
  • CSS, Flash and other relevant technology skills is a plus
  • Maintain positive work environment through active team participation and cooperation with co-workers in all departments
  • Responds positively to feedback

More Information

How to Apply

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

Job posted March 3, 2021

Customer Success Analyst

Shareablee Inc. (New York City)

Are you interested in working for an exciting venture-backed NY start-up in the big data and social marketing analytics space? Shareablee is currently searching for a key contributor to our team in New York, NY, as a Customer Success Manager.

Our Customer Success Analyst will be critical to the success of our organization through the creation of best practices, fostering client relationships, driving solutions and satisfaction across clients. This role will lean on the expertise of understanding how to leverage social analytics to address all questions both strategic and non-strategic in nature. This role would report to the Head of Customer Success. This position provides huge growth opportunities for driven, successful individuals.

Mission Critical Duties And Responsibilities

  • Serve as key contact and subject matter expert to multiple clients in your portfolio
  • Build presentations and reports by analyzing social data and extracting insights to help your clients make better business decisions
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively navigate and mediate conflict and foster partnership
  • Responsible to collaborate weekly with the Account Manager on the CS & AM ‘rules of the road’. Making sure all tracking documents are kept updated
  • Responsible for updating, presenting and executing monthly ‘Account Plans’. The Customer Success Manager will work closely with the Account Manager on this but will be responsible for facilitating this monthly process
  • Interface and communicate effectively with multiple cross-functional departments
  • Act as a trusted advisor, thought leader, and subject matter expert to your clients
  • Cultivate productive senior-level client relationships
  • Promote client engagement, loyalty, and retention
  • Partner with Account Manager and Director/VP of Customer Success on initiatives and team projects
  • Keep all clients’ needs, questions, contract information, and actions up-to-date in Salesforce
  • Combine analytical rigor with creative problem-solving skills
  • Collaborate with internal teams, working together to keep projects on track and resolving issues/clarifying data requirements as needed

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 1+ years of work experience that includes analytical/research experience
  • High level of comfort with numbers and statistics, experience in analyzing large amounts of data, and an ability to consolidate and translate that data into business insight
  • Passionate about business and dissatisfaction with status quo – always thinking of ways to improve/grow assigned clients
  • Expert Excel and PowerPoint skills are a must
  • Excellent written, presentation, management, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage and develop ongoing client relationships
  • Ability to operate independently
  • Self-motivated, fast learner, and team player willing to help others
  • Proactive, independent thinker with high energy/positive attitude

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Job posted February 26, 2021

Multiple Positions

Evoke KYNE (Philadelphia)

Account Director
Lead hands-on planning, management, implementation and financial administration of PR programming for healthcare and pharmaceutical clients, using your communications skillset and experience to improve health and make a difference.

Account Supervisor
Support client engagements by developing and executing existing and new client programs,across a range of healthcare clients, using your communications training and experience to improve health and make a difference.

Senior Account Executive
Support projects and programs as directed by the manager and other senior management on the team. This is an opportunity to support client and new business development efforts across a range of private sector, nonprofit, foundation and government health clients, using your communications training and experience to improve health and make a difference.

Account Executive
Support projects and programs as directed by the Account Supervisor or Account Director, and other senior management on the team. This is an opportunity to support programming efforts for clients in the pharmaceutical space, using your communications training and experience to improve health and make a difference.

Senior Art Director
Responsible for the ideation, design, and implementation of innovative visual materials for integrated, cross channel initiatives. Individuals should possess strong conceptual and design skills and assist the Creative Director in bolstering the conceptual, technical and creative performance for teams agencywide.

Senior Social Media Specialist
Support client engagements in executing existing and new programs across social media, as directed by the Supervisor or Director, and other senior management on the team. This is an opportunity to support social media programming efforts for clients in the pharmaceutical space, using your communications training and experience to improve health and make a difference.

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Job posted February 24, 2021

Production Assistant

Entercom (Pittsburgh)

Entercom is seeking a full-time Production Assistant to voice, edit, write and produce commercial audio spots and promotional announcements for Radio and streaming. The candidate will also work with clients to produce world-class audio production in an agency style setting. Please send an audio demo or link to a demo with your voice-over work and your production work with resume

Requirements:
2-3 years experience required and working knowledge of Pro tools editing software a must. A valid driver’s license, satisfactory completion of a motor vehicle record check, and, if the position requires use of applicant’s own vehicle, proof of insurance, is required.

Additional Information:
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 100 million people each week through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at [1] www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom). References Visible links 1. http://www.entercom.com

More Information

How to Apply

To apply and upload your resume, visit https://entercom.com/careers

Job posted February 23, 2021

General Assignment News Reporter

Altoona Mirror (Altoona, Pennsylvania)

The Altoona Mirror (20,000 daily, 25,000 Sunday) and altoonamirror.com has an opening for a general assignment news reporter.

Experience in covering local government preferred. The Mirror fosters an enjoyable workplace with a number of Penn State grads.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email Managing Editor Neil Rudel at nrudel@altoonamirror.com.

Submitted by Neil Rudel ('78), managing editor

Job posted February 23, 2021

Anchor/Reporter

FOX 40 News (Binghamton, New York)

Fox 40 News in Binghamton, New York, a division of Cox Media Group, is seeking a weekday anchor/reporter.

We`re looking for someone with a passion for the news who knows how to ``talk`` a script. The ideal candidate thrives on tight deadlines, is a strong live reporter and is a great team player.

We want someone who is a natural storyteller and loves to enterprise.

In addition, you will write your own copy and approve reporter scripts and web articles.

Requirements:
* Knows and follows best practices for social media
* Strong writing skills, AP style and SEO
* Shoot, write and edit stories
* Live reporting across multiple platforms
* Demonstrate good editorial judgment

How to Apply

Please email your resume and a link to your reel to sneubauer@wicz.com.

Job posted February 23, 2021

News Editor

FOX 40 News (Binghamton, New York)

FOX 40 News in Binghamton, New York, a division of Cox Media Group, needs a news editor for our 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts.

Duties include but are not limited to the following: editing local and national news, creating graphics, searching and managing news story archives, sending video to on-air playout server downloading, uploading video to affiliate servers, and editing reporter packages on occasion.

You must be able to manage your time and work well under tight deadlines. We need someone with good news judgment who loves to work in a team environment.

Knowledge of Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, TriCaster, OBS and LiveU preferred.

How to Apply

Please send links to samples of your work along with a resume, references and a cover letter to Suh Neubauer at sneubauer@wicz.com.

Job posted February 23, 2021

Account Executive

Lightner Communications LLC (Altoona, Pennsylvania)

Lightner Communications LLC is currently looking for a Radio and Digital Account Executive to join our growing team! We are looking for a goal-oriented individual who is passionate, motivated, and has a desire to win in a fast-paced sales environment.

Who We are:
Lightner Communications LLC operates 7 locally owned Radio Stations based in the Altoona, PA market. Our Brands include: Mix 94.7, Q94, Talk Radio 98.5 WRTA, Classic Favorites 96.9/100.7 WTRN, 96.1 Hank FM WKMC, 107.1 Jack FM, and Easy Favorites 102.9/1230 WCRO. Our group has an experienced staff of broadcast professionals that strives to help our clients grow, and to serve our area with quality news, information, and entertainment.

Responsibilities:

  • Expand local sales by bringing new advertisers to the station, generating new leads, and selling non-traditional and traditional radio advertising.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the client’s goals, objectives, and processes to develop advertising solutions to meet the client’s objectives.
  • Work with our Production and Programming departments to create exciting commercials and promotions for our clients.
  • Establish and develop client partnerships.
  • Prepare promotional plans, sales literature, and advertising proposals.
  • Work with our cloud-based Customer Management System to manage the sales and commercial production process.
  • Investigate and resolve customers problems.
  • Help arrange and attend promotional events.
  • Attend Sales meetings, Training Sessions, and client events.
  • Develop short and long-range plans for revenue growth.

Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with Google G-Suite, and Microsoft Office.
  • Must be self-motivated, goal driven, and have a passion for Sales.
  • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • A creative mind to create campaigns that drive customers to our clients.
  • A valid and clean driver license to safely visit our clients.
  • Excellent customer service.


Experience:

  • At least 1-2 years of outside sales experience is strongly preferred.
  • Media sales experience is a plus.
  • A marketing degree is a plus.

How to Apply

Please submit resume by email to:
mparks@lightnercom.com
Or mail to:
Lightner communications LLC
Attn: Michael Parks
2513 6th avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Job posted February 21, 2021

Director, Social Media

Philadelphia 76ers

The Director, Social Media is responsible for brand and fan development as well as sponsorship fulfillment through social media. Alongside the Director, Content Strategy and Director, Data and Analytics, this professional will build an effective social media strategy. They will identify key performance indicators, target customers, and set clear objectives for the social media team. They will create and implement social media campaigns, measure performance, and improve results. This position must establish relationships with appropriate personnel in various 76ers departments including Brand and Creative, Public Relations, Basketball Operations, Corporate Partnerships, Activation, Strategy and more, as well as other partners to ensure proper execution of projects. The Director, Social Media must also mentor, grow and assist in the development of social media staff to continuously improve and develop the team and product quality.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To The Following

  • Create and drive short-term and long-term social media growth strategy
  • Design, implement and manage social media campaigns integrated into the company's strategic marketing plans
  • Create, curate and manage social media content, including text, audio, visual and multimedia formats
  • Monitor and assess social media dashboards and reports to identify and address points for improvement
  • Monitor social media trends, including developments in design, applications, best practices, strategy and innovation to stay relevant and effective
  • Create comprehensive marketing plans to boost brand image, increase engagement and improve conversions
  • Hire, supervise, develop, and manager the social media staff to achieve social media objectives
  • Develop and implement effective and efficient processes for communication, review and approvals
  • Track social media campaigns' key performance metrics to maximize results and report progress
  • Develop and create content ideas to support partnership pitches and renewals with creative development
  • Meet and execute contractual branded content requirements for partners
  • Execute programming as appropriate that reflects the 76ers's overall objectives and initiatives
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including travel, nights, weekends and holidays


Qualifications (educational, Experience And Basic Knowledge Requirements)
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications and/or related area of study
Minimum five years in social media and/or digital marketing
Must have a minimum of 3 years managing/developing and training a social media team.
Demonstrated understanding of social media platforms, their unique audiences and how to use them to maximize branding and marketing efforts
In-depth knowledge of branded content and digital media
Excellent communication skills
Exceptional time management skills and interpersonal relations
In-depth knowledge of analytics software, content management systems and SEO tools
Sports marketing background preferred, experience with the game of basketball a plus

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Job posted February 11, 2021

On-Air Positions, Editors and Producers

WJAC-TV (Johnstown, Pennsylvania)

Some of the below positions are based at WJAC-TV's main news operation in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and some based at either its bureau in State College, or a mix between Johnstown and Altoona. WJAC is the market's NBC affiliate. For on-camera and producer positions, submit a link to a demo reel.

Morning News MMJ
Job description listed as mix between Altoona and Johnstown. (Job ID: 3593 – posted 2-5-2021). LINK

Newscast (Technical) Director
Position in Johnstown. (Job ID: 3591 – Posted 2-4-2021). LINK

Executive Producer
Position in Johnstown. (Job ID: 3458 – Posted 12-16-2020) LINK

Newscast Producer
Position in Johnstown. (Job ID: 3459 – Posted 12-16-2020 ) LINK

Weekend Meteorologist / News MMJ
Position in Johnstown (Job ID: 3342 – Posted 11-18-2020) LINK

News MMJ
Position in State College (Job ID 3309 – Posted 11-17-2020) LINK

Assignment Editor
Position in Johnstown (Job ID 2569 – Posted 7-7-2020) LINK

News Anchor
Position in State College (Job ID: 1039 – Posted 1-25-2020) LINK

Weekend News Anchor / News Reporter
Position in Johnstown. (Job ID: 1872 2-24-2020) LINK

 

How to Apply

Key Contacts

  • News Director Jim Platzer: jkplatzer@sbgtv.com
  • Assistant News Director Sierra Darville: srdarville@sbgtv.com

Job posted February 9, 2021