Professional Jobs in Baton Rouge

Morning Show Producer - Syndication, iHeartMedia

Job Summary

Creates program content and manages the whole production process for both live and recorded radio programs including customization for iHeartCustom stations rebroadcasting show content. This job is located at Baton Rouge, LA: 5555 Hilton Avenue, Suite 500, 70808. Position Type: Regular. 

Responsibilities

  • Undertakes key administrative responsibilities as well as assists in planning and producing live and/or pre-recorded radio shows which may include news, music, talk, sports, traffic, and feature productions.
  • Oversees customization requests for individually affiliated stations broadcasting the show content and ensures production and return communication to receiving stations.
  • Generates original ideas, identifies suitable ideas from others, and carries out thorough research.
  • Researches information, obtains materials and assists with contacting and scheduling guests.
  • Gives direction to presenters, content providers, assistants and other crew members.
  • Manages budgets and ensures the efficient use of resources.
  • Obtains permissions or licenses for recording or broadcasting on location, and for the use of music, sound effects and audio archive material.
  • Monitors listener emails, inquiries and responses related to shows.
  • Works in collaboration with presenters, performers or other program contributors, in order to perform quality assurance to meet established production standards, rules and regulations.
  • Uses various broadcasting technologies such as soundboards and editing/production software - including podcasting and blog posting to websites and social media.
  • Schedules and monitors the radio stream during live recordings.
  • Assists with time-keeping, saving show recordings, archiving show files and post-production editing as directed.
  • May work the board for pre-recorded or live shows.

Qualifications

  • Ability to generate original ideas, and to think creatively about how to communicate them to audiences; has comprehensive knowledge of subjects relevant to specific radio genres
  • Excellent communication skills, complemented by diplomacy, empathy and patience
  • Understanding of syndication and communication with affiliated radio stations
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and respond to multiple radio station requests in different markets to accommodate customization needs with accuracy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms
  • Proficiency in digital audio and video editing, blog posting and podcast production, and general understanding of broadcast audio quality controls
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills; ability to tailor and adapt content for different audiences and platforms
  • Knowledgeable of the radio market, different station/program styles, audience demographics
  • Knows how to use a variety of recording equipment and to operate different radio studios
  • Ability to build rapport and draw information from people
  • Can coach and develop others
  • Has confidence and tenacity to pursue information, overcome obstacles and pitch ideas to senior colleagues
  • Stress tolerance: ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, and to react quickly to changes
  • Ability to plan and organize, set priorities, multi task and meet tight deadlines
  • Full knowledge of the law, rules and industry regulations around radio production; knows when it is necessary, and how to acquire, relevant clearances and licenses
  • Work Experience: 3+ years' experience as Radio Producer and/or Assistant in a smaller market or college station
  • Education: 4-year college degree, preferably in Radio or Media Production
  • Certifications: None required

Additional Information

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status. Our organization participates in E-Verify. Current employees and contingent workers click here to apply and search by the Job Posting Title.

To Apply

This job posing will close on 4/6/21. Apply online at https://iheartmedia.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_iHM/job/Baton-Rouge-LA/Morning-Show-Producer---Syndication_Req22824.     

Job posted 1/7/21 

Sports Reporter, WAFB

Job Summary

Baton Rouge is a dream town for covering sports and WAFB has a rare opening for a full-time sports reporter to join our award-winning team. You must have a passion for sports and a great ability to tell good stories across all platforms.

General Responsibilities

  • MMJ/Reporter for sports
  • Gather and produce VO’s VOSOT’s and packages as assigned
  • Assist with news, when needed, on breaking news
  • Maintain a heavy presence on social media
  • Contribute to all platforms, including consistent on our digital platforms
  • Fill-in as sports anchor when scheduled

Requirements

  • College degree preferred
  • Must have a video resume reel showing your work

To Apply

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume. 

Job posted 1/6/21

Producer, WAFB

Job Summary

WAFB-TV is looking for a full-time news producer to join our Emmy award winning morning newscast! Our morning newscast is one of the highest rated in the country! The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgment and the willingness to be extremely flexible with stacking for breaking news.

General Responsibilities

  • Ability to edit video and write scripts
  • Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays if needed
  • Good work ethic and strong people skills
  • Ability to be a team player and must always maintain a professional attitude
  • Experience with ENPS editing software is a big plus

Requirements

  • A degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check

To Apply

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings. After applying online, email your resume to Farrah Reed, freed@wafb.com.

Job Posted 12/21/20   

Associate Producer, WAFB

Job Summary

WAFB-TV is looking for a part-time Associate morning news producer to join Louisiana’s number one news team. Our morning newscast is one of the highest rated in the country! The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgement and the willingness to be extremely flexible with stacking for breaking news.

General Responsibilities

  • Ability to edit video and write scripts
  • Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays if needed
  • Good work ethic and strong people skills
  • Ability to be a team player and must always maintain a professional attitude
  • Experience with ENPS editing software is a big plus

Requirements

  • A degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check.

To Apply

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings. After applying online, email your resume to Farrah Reed, freed@wafb.com

Job Posted 12/21/20       

Part-Time Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Scope of Position

This position works with the Marketing/Communications team and external stakeholders to intake and traffic projects and edit, proof and finalize marketing collateral. Manages all printing requests and ensures optimal pricing and quality. Leads department budget coding and tracking process. Assists with special projects, including coordinating MBPCC’s participation in community events.

Functions

  1. Intake and production management of marketing collateral; ensures efficient workflow and deadlines through project trafficking; serves a department liaison as appropriate.
  2. Manages professional printing of materials.
  3. Manages tracking and coding process within department budget.
  4. Assist special projects including writing, photography, community sponsorship coordination, etc.

Skills Needed

  • Proficiency in Mac OSX, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and basic Photoshop), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Office and PowerPoint)
  • Proven knowledge of Facebook/Twitter/Instagram social media strategy skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Team-player mentality
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Attention to detail in writing, editing and proofreading materials
  • Knowledge of the principles of public relations, marketing and advertising are desired

To Apply

Apply online via Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center's job portal.

Job posted 12/8/20

Director of Membership Development, Louisiana Dental Association

The position is a full-time position, reportable to the Executive Director. Duties include membership retention, membership recruitment, and servicing and administrative support as needed.

Duties

  • Membership Retention, including:
    • Processing membership applications for active, active life, retired, retired life, disability, students, no dues transfers and hardship waivers
    • Handling of all dues-related matters including, billing (including installment plans), repaying, posting, reconciling with Accounting and reconciling remittance reports to the ADA
    • Mailing membership cards to paid members
    • Maintaining records in Tripartite System database: updating addresses, class changes, deleting suspended and deceased records, and general maintenance of membership records
    • Handling most routine membership requests, including status changes, records, waivers, etc.
    • Producing membership retention reports, non-renewal lists and similar query reports for component associations, staff and officers (upon request), as well as for insurance company partners on a monthly basis
    • Follow-up letters to non-renewals
    • Coordinating with ED and/or public relations staff on social media and similar interactive communications
    • Coordinating with ED and/or public relations staff on membership-related content for publications, both print and electronic
  • Membership Recruitment, including:
    • Coordinate with ED and/or public relations staff in the development of membership recruitment materials, letters and brochures
    • Coordinate with LSUSD, ASDA, etc. on LDA/dental student events at LSUSD
    • On-site support at recruiting functions
    • Suggest new ways to enhance recruiting efforts
    • Attend recruitment training seminars, as directed (budget permitting)
    • Coordinate with Director of Conference Services on recruitment events
    • Coordinate with ADA on recruitment programs, including grants, co-production of collateral materials, etc.
  • Member Services, including:
    • Processing and recordkeeping for Contract Analysis requests
    • Administration of component related programs, including administrative support for Council on Membership and Dental Practice (COMDP), Council on the New Dentist (CND), Council on Insurance (COI) and the Distinguished Service Award Committee (DSAC)
  • Administrative:
    • Answering phones as needed when executive assistant is not available
    • Maintain all member-related rosters and databases, including LDA council and committee rosters, component officer rosters
    • Order and/or prepare and handle all correspondence, recordkeeping, etc. related to all awards, including producing mailing lists and labels as needed
    • Staff liaison to IT consultants
    • Support staff at LDA Annual Session and other LDA events as needed/assigned
    • Perform reconciliation with Director of Accounting for credit card and lockbox transactions
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Desired Qualifications

Experience with membership databases and friendly and confident demeanor when working with volunteer leadership

To Apply

For more information or to apply, email a cover letter and resume to annette@ladental.org or call (225) 926-1986.

Job posted 11/23/20

Senior Account Manager, Feigley Communications

Feigley Communications, a full-service integrated advertising and marketing agency, is seeking a Senior Account Manager responsible for strategically planning and implementing marketing initiatives to achieve client growth and goals. The Senior Account Manager works with clients to understand their short and long-term objectives and assists with researching, planning and implementing solutions to drive their business. This position works to determine client needs, challenges, budgets and goals, analyze market and competitor trends, develop strategies and solutions, present ideas to clients, manage costs, maintain client communications, and measure effectiveness of our work.

Our services include graphic design, traditional and digital media campaigns, public relations, social media management, website development, brand development, video production, strategic planning and other strategic communications.

Responsibilities of the Senior Account Manager position include

  • Serve as client lead and work with clients to gather information, gain approvals, and provide deliverables.
  • A high level of customer service and follow-through is required
  • Create project plans and timelines for all projects and manage marketing projects to the agreed deadlines and client's satisfaction
  • Manage client marketing and communications initiatives including: website development and management, social media, TV, radio, print, email, SEO/SEM and public relations
  • Responsible for strategic planning and forecasting related to account management
  • Develop and manage account budgets, prepare estimates and support billing process
  • Source and manage various service providers in support of projects; eg. digital media vendors, printers, copywriters, etc.
  • Write press releases, blog posts or social media copy for clients and/or agency as needed
  • Create monthly (or weekly, as requested) reporting performance updates
  • Conduct research in support of marketing campaigns or business development
  • Utilize and maintain agency systems of project management, time tracking, social media management, etc.
  • Serve as direct supervisor of Account Managers and Account Coordinators, and provide constructive feedback to help staff grow and advance in their careers at Feigley Communications
  • Contribute to RFPs and pitch decks, and participate in new business presentations

Experience

  • Minimum of five years or more of experience in account management or marketing and communications; healthcare experience a plus
  • At least three years of public relations experience
  • Experience working across varied marketing media; print, digital, mail, web, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on advertising, public relations, marketing or business required

Skills/Requirements

  • Highly self-motivated individual
  • Personable with ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with clients
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills a must for success
  • Adapt to changing situations; ability to perform multiple tasks with multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication skills including written, oral and interpersonal
  • Good knowledge of design process and methodologies
  • Able to accurately estimate timelines and meet deadlines
  • Strong project management skills
  • Great attitude and team-oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

To Apply

Apply on their website. 

Job posted 11/18/20

Digital Producer, WAFB

The Digital Content Producer is the first line of real-time content distribution for the newsroom.  We need a strong writer who can get content out quickly on digital platforms.  You should also be a social media superstar.  You will also need to focus on breaking news in a fast-paced environment as well as enterprise digital reporting.  Prior work with CMS, video editing, social media and writing preferred.

General Responsibilities

  • Posting news stories and video to the station’s website.
  • Editing video for station website and social media platforms.
  • Harvesting content from email, internet, sources, social media.
  • Edit stories by other staff members.
  • Manage station’s Social Media Accounts.
  • Use working knowledge of spelling and grammar.
  • Interact with sources and the public through news story coverage and station events.
  • As needed, do live coverage on social media platforms of developing stories.

Requirements

Prior experience preferred but not required.

To Apply

Please apply online at Gray.TV and attach resume.

Job posted 11/6/20 

Weekend Meteorologist, WAFB

Seeking a weekend meteorologist to join our team. WAFB has an excellent reputation for being the leader in breaking weather coverage in our viewing area.  This position requires working Saturday mornings, Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings and filling in on weathercast during the week as needed.

General Responsibilities 

Weather for Saturday, Sunday morning weather (network cut-ins Sat., 7am 1 hour news on Sun.). 
Weather for Saturday 10pm.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field.
  • Pre-employment drug screen and MVR check required. 

To Apply

Please apply online at Gray.TV and attach resume.

Job posted 11/6/20 

Strategic Communication Consultant, Emergent Method

Emergent Method is a team of problem solvers from diverse backgrounds dedicated to helping clients provide unique and valuable experiences to their customers, employees, and stakeholders. We strive to build and maintain a team of exceptional people who are committed to the success of our firm and our clients.

We are seeking a dynamic communication professional to join our team as a Strategic Communication Consultant. This role will be responsible for leading and supporting complex external communication efforts, outreach and engagement initiatives, and marketing programs for the firm and a variety of its clients, with a focus on the public sector. This is a full-time position based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, keen attention to detail, be driven by meeting client needs and focused on client success, and exceptional problem-solving skills. Additionally, this individual should have experience in developing and executing multifaceted communication campaigns, the ability to create compelling and strategic messaging and content, adapt messaging across mediums and deliverables, solid copywriting and editing skills, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support client projects requiring strategic communication, public relations, social media, writing, messaging, research, or other needs
  • Lead and execute complex communications efforts around community outreach and engagement, crisis communication and management, stakeholder and audience engagement, and public relations
  • Project management skills including proactive communication with clients and team members, tracking and reporting progress on project milestones, understanding client needs, developing appropriate timelines and processes, seeking feedback, and executing on above-satisfactory deliverables and work products
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to identify client needs, develop goals and objectives, coordinate and develop communication products, plans, and campaigns that are strategic, comprehensive, and aligned with client goals, and develop content for supporting traditional and digital outreach methods
  • Work with project managers and key internal stakeholders to support the firm’s proposal content development and review, including proposal outlines and approaches, identifying win themes, content creation and formatting, and timely delivery in accordance with requirements
  • Create and support outgoing communication including press releases, marketing collateral, social media content, and other materials
  • Become an integral part of the copyediting process by reviewing company and client documents for organization, content, and technical accuracy while maintaining consistent branding, style, and formatting standards
  • Serve as a trusted client resource and uphold the firm and client’s reputations by remaining extremely client-focused and committed to delivering above and beyond expectations
  • Provide other project support functions as needed

To Apply

Candidate(s) should submit a resume, cover letter, and relevant writing samples to jobs@emergentmethod.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Job Posted 10/5/20

Strategic Communications Associate, New Schools for Baton Rouge

Founded in 2012, New Schools for Baton Rouge (NSBR) is a community partnership bringing together talent and resources to deliver excellent schools to students and families in Baton Rouge. We invest in programs and initiatives that support the success of schools to expand and sustain excellence citywide.

The New Schools Team

NSBR is an entrepreneurial organization of accomplished individuals who are both deeply rooted in their belief in educational equity and highly motivated to provide excellent schools for every child in Baton Rouge. NSBR provides critical thought leadership to the educational landscape, but it is best described as an “action-tank” – dedicating its resources to the implementation of ideas that lead to demonstrable results in favor of kids. Understanding that this work is urgent and complex, team members are quick to identify opportunities that will further NSBR’s mission and exercise flexibility in reorienting their work. Team members think of themselves as jacks-of-all-trades and are eager to develop their expertise in topics that may be new to them, but are mission-critical. Team members are valued not for what they already know, but for their curiosity, innovation, drive, and what they can accomplish.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Reporting to the Executive Director of External Affairs, the Strategic Communications Associate is charged with operationalizing the organization’s strategic communications plan.
  • Writing and editing press releases that support initiatives and messaging
  • Writing op eds, letters to the editor and other media content weekly
  • Working with outside writers to develop and edit content for submittal and coordinating submittal to publications
  • Creating developing and updating of messaging materials as part of communications team and messaging strategy
  • Organizing speakers and writer's bureau, including influencers and advocates
  • Educating and training of people speaking and writing on behalf of our organization
  • Partnering with outreach staff members on supporting events and speakers.
  • Preparing content/materials for external meetings and speaking engagements (i.e., research briefings, speeches, PowerPoint presentations, talking points, etc.).
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with reporters

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, political science or a closely related field preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience also considered
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a complex environment
  • Mastery of industry-standard social media management tools

Work Demands

Ability to travel locally to various school sites and external partner organizations during work hours

Compensation

This is a full-time role offering compensation that is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, NSBR provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes individual health and dental insurance, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with company-matching contributions.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume describing your background and experience to adonica@newschoolsbr.org.

Job Posted 9/11/20