WBMA, 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.
No day will look the same as a host, however, the main responsibilities of the role will 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
Additionally, this person should have
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
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
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