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Lifestyle Show Co-Host (Part-Time)

Sinclair Broadcast Group Hoover, AL Part-Time
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Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!  Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees.  Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!  We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

the ABC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and experienced part-time Co-Host for our live lifestyle show, Talk of Alabama. Talk of Alabama is a live talk show that combines paid segments along with entertainment, community and lifestyle segments. The live show airs Monday through Friday 9 am to 10 am every week. The ideal Co-Host will produce and conduct live and taped paid and non-paid interviews, segments and packages, go live in the field, participate in product demonstrations, produce segments in the studio and in the field. You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet, social networking sites and mobile phones, in addition to television. You 

Duties include:

  • Assists with daily show preparation and content generation
  • Ability to conduct live and taped interviews in studio and in the field
  • Assist the Executive Producer and Co-Host with booking guests and writing teases
  • Able to shoot, write and edit paid and non-paid stories
  • Participates in pre and post-show meetings
  • Contributes content to the website and all digital platforms
  • Interacts with viewers on social media
  • Produce sales segments (live and pre-taped) in rundown
  • Create and order graphics for paid/non-paid segments
  • Select or provide b-roll for interviews
  • Call and schedule sales clients for in studio interviews and shoots
  • Write and deliver interviews and stories in a clear and concise manner
  • Meet with account executives regularly for show ideas that generate revenue
  • Assist with producing segments for fellow co-host
  • All other duties as directed by management

Skills and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • A minimum of 1 year of on-air hosting experience on a Lifestyle Show or equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience shooting video, writing and editing long and short form packages, vignettes, Facebook lives, and other on air or digital assignments as needed
  • Strong interviewing and interpersonal skills.
  • Must work professionally and collaboratively and help foster a team environment with co-workers
  • Professional interaction and collaboration with clients and guests is required
  • The ability to carry out sales segments as assigned
  • Sharp judgment
  • Excellent technical skills
  • The ability to work well independently
  • Experience with live shots is required
  • Experience with Live-U is a plus
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and a good driving record
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, and other office equipment
  • The ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift, including weekends and holidays as needed

While applying online, please include a web link of your recent work.  If you do not have a web link, please apply online and then send via mail only (no drop offs please) a non returnable DVD to:

WBMAAttn: Director of Sales800 Concourse Parkway, Suite 200Birmingham, AL 35244

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


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