Director of Creative Services and Marketing

Position: Director of Creative Services and Marketing
Department: Promotions
Reports to: General Manager
Date: 5/25/2018
Submitted by: Pete Veto
Position Available: Immediate

Director of Creative Services and Marketing
WJRT-TV is seeking a qualified Director of Creative Services and Marketing, to develop and lead all facets of station promotion and marketing including image, topical and brand development while managing deadlines and project completion.
Position will report directly to the General Manager. Responsibilities include:
• Managing / Supervising Directors, Creative Services Department, Media & Production Team.
• Create and manage station brands, cross platform marketing and graphic design.
• High comfort level with marketing including social media.
• Collaborate with News Director on strategy for image and topical marketing messages.
• Participates in planning/implementation of specialty publicity material for special event activities.
• Ability to successfully perform in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures.
• Work with General Sales Manager to enhance presentations and promotional opportunities.
• Keep abreast of media technologies as they apply to on-air promotions and graphics.
• Keen eye on industry trends to generate new ideas and opportunities for the station.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively lead/supervise staff and establish positive work relationships.
• Producing compelling daily news topicals and station image campaigns to generate viewer interest.
• Oversee scheduling of media & production and promotions teams.
• Assist in joint promotional efforts with media partners.
• Assist in commercial production.
• Assist in the creation of contests/promotions.
• Create radio (and cable) spots for outside media during rating periods.
Skills Required
• Avid and Adobe Graphic Suite
• 3D Motion graphics preferred
• Experience in directing, commercial production and station promotions.
• Strong communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight daily, weekly , monthly and yearly deadlines
• Create and manage department budget
• Understanding of Nielsen, and Comscore ratings and trends
• Highly creative and self-motivated
• Flexible when it comes to scheduling and able to work some evenings, weekends and holidays.
Qualifications
• B.A. Degree in Marketing
• Four-Six years of station marketing, media & production experience
• Four years Management/Supervisory experience
• Television Broadcasting experience
This is a full time position offering competitive salaries with a competitive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision plans as well as a 401k plan. Passing a drug screening and motor vehicle records check are conditions of employment.

Gray Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.
Hours, shifts, responsibilities are flexible and are subject to change at the General Managers discretion.

Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow. Include a resume and cover letter to

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