WBKO hiring for Creative Marketing/Promotions Manager

Institution: WBKO Television

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Category: Marketing, Mass Communication

Posted: 10/7/19

Type: Full-Time

Contact: Barbara Powell, tim.coles@wbko.com

Online App Form: https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings


WBKO TV, a Gray Television Group, Inc. ABC, Fox and CW affiliate in Bowling Green, KY is seeking an energetic and Creative Marketing & Promotions Manager. As a key member of WBKO’s management team, you will be responsible for station branding, promotion, marketing and community service efforts, and oversee commercial production.

General Responsibilities:
• Oversee and manage the team responsible for 1) marketing of the station’s news product, 2) community involvement/sponsorships, and 3) creative services/commercial production.
• Develop annual marketing plan and strategies through thoughtful idea generation, creation of all marketing campaigns and materials for TV and digital, and tracking results.
• Manage, with News department, production of compelling special event campaigns, and topical promotion for all platforms including TV, digital and social media.
• Digital and outside media buying to execute campaigns using internal and paid advertising/marketing. Manage all external media buys (outdoor, digital, radio, cable etc.)
• Manage station’s on-air promotion inventory and input on the station logs.
• Daily writing and creation of News topicals, TSRs, Proofs.
• Oversee staff responsible for production of client commercial production.
• Coordinate graphics with hub.
• Oversee promotions/contests, including rules, entries, and prizes.
• Coordinate Affiliate co-op, reimbursement and promotion, and promotion of syndicated shows.
• Identify and execute involvement in community events, and maintain strong relationship with key partners. Includes occasional night and weekend events.
• Manage promotional inventory including the staff logo items/clothing.
• Attend weekly sales/creative meetings, daily news meetings.
• Attend annual ProMax national meeting, and Gray Promotions meeting.

• Proven ability to develop multi-media cross platform TV/digital marketing campaigns.
• Full understanding and experience in digital marketing.
• A winning can-do attitude and commitment to excellence.
• Exceptional writing, grammar and spelling.
• Ability to work under pressure/deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with the public and station staff at all levels.
• Complete understanding of TV production. Ability to produce/edit TV spots is preferred.
• Knowledge of Wide Orbit is preferred.
• BA or BS (Advertising, Marketing or Broadcast is preferred.)
• 5 years of experience in advertising, marketing or promotion. Strong understanding of broadcast news preferred. Digital and social media marketing and promotion is preferred.
• 1-3 years management experience is preferred.
• Strong knowledge of video editing software and techniques.

**Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings
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