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Executive Director, Technology Stations

Executive Director, Technology Stations

Chicago, IL - US

Job ID 765267BR

Location Chicago, Illinois, United States

Business Media Networks Job

Summary:
ABC Owned Television Stations (OTVS) Group is comprised of eight television stations, a National Television Sales Rep, and divisional headquarters, as well as digital media business. The group has television stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, and Fresno.

Our local markets and web properties include:
• WABC-TV - New York, 7online.com
• KABC-TV - Los Angeles, abc7.com
• WLS-TV - Chicago, abc7chicago.com
• WPVI-TV - Philadelphia, 6abc.com
• KGO-TV - San Francisco, abc7news.com
• KTRK-TV - Houston, abc13.com
• WTVD-TV - Raleigh-Durham, abc11.com
• KFSN-TV - Fresno, abc30.com

The Executive Director at WLS will oversee the operations and maintenance functions of technical personnel, equipment, infrastructure, and building facilities to ensure a smooth and efficient operation for broadcast, production and NexGen endeavors. This person will also assist the Division Technology team in the development of long-term goals and action plans to ensure smooth implementations of new technologies to meet company-wide goals.

Responsibilities:
• Operate WLS in compliance with all FCC, OSHA and FAA regulations as well as all company policies and procedures
• Oversee the management and development of WLS technology personnel
• Plan and Execute short and long-term technical projects relating to WLS technical facilities, including remote sites.
• Assist Division Technology in the development of long-term goals and action plans to ensure smooth implementations of new technologies to meet company-wide goals.
• Troubleshoot and repair complex equipment used in daily operation including equipment associated with broadcast operations, network infrastructure, transmission facilities, production control rooms, etc.
• Develop and manage operational budgets and maintain proper documentation.
• Manage the maintenance of building facility in accordance with all local building codes and provide resources to assist building tenants.
• Maintain public safety equipment and standards for building infrastructure.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of 8 years of technical management experience working in a broadcast facility
• Proven experience in leading a diverse team of technologists to set and accomplish organizational goals
• Effectively managing complex projects and operational budgets
• Strong IT based skills, networking and IP video streaming and distribution infrastructure, with understanding of SMPTE ST-2110 and SMPTE ST- 2022.
• RF experience is necessary.
• Ability to plan, design, construct, maintain and operate of all aspects of an advanced broadcast studio facility and remote Transmitter sites including a Doppler Radar site
• Able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills
• Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills with the ability to direct and motivate the technical staff and work well with all station departments.

Required Education
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Education
• Project Management Certification or equivalent a plus.

About Media Networks:
The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.

About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Media Networks.

WLS Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Social Media Graphic Designer

Fuse Media is looking for a highly motivated, driven Social Media Graphic Designer with strong graphic design and video editing skills to help develop and execute engaging, socially-native, multimedia assets for Fuse across all social platforms. Ideal candidate should have a strong interest in and knowledge of social media best practices and design trends, and be able to maintain and build a brand identity through strong creative execution. An interest in music entertainment and culture is highly preferred.

 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and design compelling, interactive content (video cutdowns, infographics, memes, GIFS, motion graphics, etc.) to engage Fuse Fans and grow audiences across social platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok.
  • Work in conjunction with the Brand Creative team to ensure consistency in brand voice and visual style across all Fuse social channels.
  • Experiment and master new tools, features, and functionalities as they roll out on platforms to find new ways to create content, engage with fans, and increase reach.
  • Closely coordinate with Content Studio to plan and capture social content on location during shoots and events.
  • Work in partnership with Audience Development to create cohesive social media assets that can be leveraged for paid media and audience acquisition tactics.
  • Support additional design efforts, including the design of website ads, banners, graphics, and promotional photography.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years of digital graphic design experience, either at an agency, in-house, or freelance.
  • Proficient in Adobe CC, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign.
  • Video editing capabilities to help create short-form and long-form video content.
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff and take directions from various people; ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong conceptual planning, creative design, and typography skills and the ability to follow art direction and collaborate on layouts.
  • Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills, including handing multiple projects simultaneously and ability to shift priorities, meeting tight deadlines, and reacting quickly and smoothly to changes.
  • Photography and copywriting experience a plus.

 

A plus but not required:

  • Proficiency in After Effects, C4D, Premiere
  • Digital Photography experience
  • Copywriting experience

 

Candidates must provide a collection of work: digital portfolio, portfolio PDF, etc. – We’ll look at work in any format as long as it’s organized in one place.

Please submit an application, here.

 

Social Media Graphic Designer

Digital Media Graphic Designer

Digital Media Graphic Designer

Digital Media Graphic Designer

Social Media Coordinator, Bloomberg New Economy Forum (Contractor)

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. We work hard, and we work fast — while keeping up the creativity and entrepreneurialism we're known for. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time.

Bloomberg LP has built a significant media business spanning television, digital, magazine, radio and live event platforms across the globe. In the midst of a historic time in the media industry, Bloomberg Media is growing its global footprint and reach through new innovations from QuickTake to New Economy.

Bloomberg New Economy has several social accounts globally: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, & Weibo. These accounts are multipurpose—they are meant to serve as marketing vehicles for the brand, driving awareness and promoting initiatives, but also serving editorial content distribution goals in English-speaking markets.

We are looking for a 6 month contractor to build a follower and engagement strategy, curate and publish content across platforms, and provide coverage and support during the annual forum in Beijing.

The ideal candidate will coordinate with the marketing and editorial social teams globally to build upon Bloomberg’s existing social networks and assets. Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese is preferred.

If you love social media and its ability to capture a moment, amplify a story, and connect distant geographies, this is the role for you! You’ll have the chance to work both globally and locally—building customized strategies for target audiences (ex: China, emerging economies, C-suite English speaking leaders) that can be deployed at a large scale with maximum impact. Ultimately, this role will help drive the expansion of our brand worldwide.

We’ll trust you to:

-  Run Bloomberg New Economy social properties including WeChat, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, & Weibo
-  Curate Bloomberg editorial content, write original copy, & publish posts across platforms in English & Chinese languages
-  Work with our marketing team to build and execute a plan to grow followers across social platforms globally
-  Track & report on performance including impressions, reach, followers, and other engagement metrics
-  Review success of campaigns to build effective content
-  Coordinate and track any paid plans for maximum engagement & ROI
-  Coordinate with our local agency in China to translate & localize appropriate English-language content for Chinese-language markets
-  Collaborate with editorial social team and other BLP social account owners to coordinate efforts across account
-  Drive social conversation during the annual forum, working with Bloomberg teams, partners & vendors to create maximum amplification of forum coverage across global social platforms

You’ll need to have:

-  Proficiency in WeChat, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, & Weibo
-  Strong problem solving, strategic and creative thinking, and decision-making ability
-  Exceptional multi-tasking skills
- Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
-  Experience with technologies and best practices for social media optimization and creative design across multiple platforms
-  Experience running Chinese social media accounts for a business or organization
-  Experience creating social media campaigns for target audiences or a large media brand

We’d love to see:

-  Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese
-  Bachelor's degree
-  Minimum 1-2 years of experience
-  Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
-  Experience covering events

Does this sound like you?

Apply here: https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/84875

If we believe you’re a good match we'll get in touch to let you know the next steps.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Marketing Manager, Bloomberg New Economy Forum (Contractor)

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. We work hard, and we work fast — while keeping up the creativity and entrepreneurialism we're known for. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time.

Bloomberg LP has built a significant media business spanning television, digital, magazine, radio and live event platforms across the globe. In the midst of a historic time in the media industry, Bloomberg Media is growing its global footprint and reach through new innovations from QuickTake to New Economy.

We’re looking for an experienced marketing professional to join our team as a 6 month contractor, and help grow the Bloomberg New Economy brand around the world. This role will work with our Marketing Lead to execute strategy across time zones and target audiences to connect with global leaders and CEOs to build a new economy that works better for us all.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starting individual, adept at multitasking and with a proven track record of planning and implementing end-to-end marketing programs for media businesses. You’ll need to have stellar communication skills and an ability to think creatively while collaborating seamlessly between departments.

We’ll trust you to:

-  Partner with our Marketing Lead to execute global marketing plans across multiple platforms including ad campaigns across TV, print, digital, radio & podcast, OOH, social media, and newsletters
-  Run ad campaign deployment including trafficking of ads and report of success metrics across all marketing efforts
-  Oversee website destinations and maintain content in Wordpress
-  Ensure the highest quality control and review/proofing of all assets for consistent marketing look & feel
-  Partner with our internal design agency and external vendors to produce marketing materials & collateral, ensuring timely delivery, managing feedback, and quality control
-  Build email-marketing campaigns, write email copy, conduct A/B testing, and report on success metrics
-  Manage translation and localization of English marketing collateral to simplified Chinese for use in local markets, in partnership with Beijing colleagues
-  Provide support to our larger team on external communications, documents, presentations, and fulfillment of production & brand pieces
-  Collaborate with PR, audience, editorial, and broadcast teams to build messaging and utilize Bloomberg Media’s ecosystem to expand our brand

You’ll need to have:

-  3-5 years of experience in marketing and overseeing integrated multiplatform marketing campaigns
-  Excellent communication skills including strong verbal, written, editing/proofing, and presentation skills
-  Proven success launching large-scale, integrated campaigns
-  Ability to think and speak to both creative and business goals, balancing the two to achieve our mission
-  Familiar with digital publishing tools (Wordpress, Stensul, Socialflow)
-  Experience working with creative teams (either internal or external agencies) and giving creative feedback and direction
-  Strong multitasking abilities & time management skills

Does this sound like you?

Apply here: https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/84868

If we believe you’re a good match we'll get in touch to let you know the next steps.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.