As an expert in all things promotions, you will work with programming and sales to create events that are memorable to the public & provide superior results for clients. If you are passionate about our stations' brands and enjoy managing the details of events from inception to execution, then this could be the role for you. A typically week could involve leading promotion meetings to help translate ideas from our sales team into actionable promotions and working with programming and talent to host quality events, tracking and giving away prize inventory to listeners, and more! Individuals who hold leadership roles in the Promotions Department at Bonneville, are often energetic, creative, self-motivated, people persons. Your path will likely start as a promotions assistant, event planner, or marketing associate and later on lead to your role as a leader in the promotions group.
Our Promotion Assistants market our stations by serving as brand ambassadors to the public. You'll help coordinate promotional, on-site events and represent the station to listeners and clients at events. You'll bring energy and enthusiasm while engaging with listeners and clients at a variety of events such as concerts, sports events and on site at client locations. You'll enjoy working with minimal direction, know what it takes to host a great event, and thrive off socializing with a diverse crowd of people.
Our Creative Services team is comprised of graphic designers, video producers and video editors. You'll excel in the group if you enjoy helping brand our television station through creating graphics and logos for new features. Video creation, video editing and/or graphic design skills are a must. You'll be contributing to the advertising and promotion of the stations, helping build an image and reputation in the market.
Business Office/Accounting and Finance
Like any other industry, radio and television stations have a busy and productive business office. The primary responsibility of the members in our business office is to perform accounting and finance functions accurately and ethically in compliance with Bonneville International Corporation standards. Our Controllers and Assistant Controllers prepare annual budgets, post journal entries, close books, and prepare financial reports for the market leadership. Other accounting positions assist with day-to-day accounting functions, including month-end close and accounts payable. In addition to the members of the business department in each market, Bonneville also has a team of professionals in credit and collections, where individuals process credit applications, perform billing functions and collect on the company's accounts receivables.
Each of our markets is supported by a professional Human Resources team. The primary responsibility of Human Resources is to be a strategic partner for their market's leadership in all people-related decisions for the business. Responsibilities include recruiting, performance management, compensation planning and updating the employee database/payroll system. In addition to these functions, the Human Resources helps the benefits administrator for the company by acting as a liaison in the markets. As a strategic business partner, HR works with leadership to strategize solutions for recruitment, retention, engagement, data analysis and budgeting.
Don't let the name of this department fool you. When we refer to Traffic, we are speaking about the department that logs or traffics our commercials for distribution on-air. Most traffic departments are made up of a Traffic Director, a Traffic Manger and in some markets, a Continuity Director. The function of the Traffic Department is to maximize revenue by making sure that all of the commercials sold are airing in the correct daypart and that the commercials that have the highest dollar value are placed in prime spots. The Continuity Director's job is to make sure that the correct commercial copy runs each time the commercial is aired. Commercial traffic logs are required affidavits of airing commercial spots and are required by the Federal Communications Commission.
Administrative Support Staff
The primary responsibility of the administrative staff is to support key leadership in the stations. For example, the primary responsibility of the Executive Assistant is to assist the leadership team with scheduling, travel arrangements, expense reporting, correspondence and presentations and to maintain the FCC On-line Public Inspection File. Another administrative support position includes the sales department, where a sales support professional prepares presentations, enters orders and copy and manage projects for the account executives.
As an Account Executive you'll be entering as a consultant to help local businesses activate our premium audiences for effective and measurable results. You'll develop new business, consult with clients to understand their needs and develop programs to bring them success and solve their problems. You'll build relationships and have the freedom to grow your income. Opportunities will present themselves for growth into sales management as well.
In Sales Support roles you'll work with a team of passionate individuals who care about “doing well and doing good”. You'll work with Account Executives, Sales Managers, Marketing and Programming to fulfill and exceed client expectations. Sales Support is an excellent way to start on the path to Account Executive.
On Air Talent
Our anchors and hosts are the faces and voices of our brand and are trusted and engaging sources of information and entertainment to our audience. You'll likely begin as a reporter or a producer on a career path that leads to a role as an anchor or host.
You will be responsible to present accurate, unbiased information to inform and enrich our audience. You'll gather information, conduct interviews and present the news, always abiding by the highest standards of journalistic ethics. You'll be on call to cover breaking news as events unfold, so you'll need to be able to think on your feet. We look for those who are driven to find answers, are keen observers and compelling storytellers.
Anchor / Host
You'll be up to date on everything that is going on in your area of expertise, whether it's local or national news, music, or politics and current events. And you'll bring it all to life for our audience with engaging delivery on the air, interaction on social media and live appearances in the community. News anchors will be reliable sources of accurate information, talk hosts will provide their perspective and analysis to current events, and music hosts will keep the audience tuned into their favorite music, while engaging the audience by connecting them with news and products between songs.
You will work with the executive producer, on-air talent and production team to prepare and deliver a variety of pieces needed for a broadcast. Every day will be different as you search out leads for stories, prepare relevant video or audio, book interviews, write scripts, and then help put it all together so a broadcast runs smoothly from start to finish. You'll need to show drive and autonomy, while being able to work with many different team members. If you are energized by a fast-paced, dynamic environment, this is the role for you.
You'll literally run the show as an executive producer. You'll generate ideas for stories and features, coordinate assignments, write and edit scripts, and supervise various staff. You'll need to be highly organized, as you will work across multiple groups and sometimes across different media platforms to create an accurate, cohesive and compelling product. You'll need to support the on air talent with direction and feedback as well, so we look for leadership, expertise and understanding of the different components required to put together a broadcast.
Your primary responsibility as part of the engineering staff is to keep stations on the air and to keep them legally compliant. As an Engineer, you would oversee the installation and maintenance of the transmitter sites, studios, computer and telephone systems and have an in-depth knowledge of FCC licensing. As a Board Operator, your primary function would be to run the control board, make sure program elements run on time, log commercials, maintain transmitter logs and air emergency alerts. Growth opportunities for you would include Helpdesk Technician where you would be providing IT customer service to our staff, Systems Analyst/IT Director in which you would oversee the computer systems, the Staff Engineer and ultimately the Chief Engineer or Director of Engineering where you would be responsible for all things tech.
Like radio engineering, your primary responsibility as a member of the television engineering department is to keep the stations on the air and to keep them legally compliant. As Chief Engineer, you would not only oversee all technical aspects of the station including the station property but also manage a varied workforce. Technical aspects also include station equipment, towers, vehicles and studios. While you are learning the trade or attending college, you might be interested in some of the entry-level opportunities including teleprompter operator, floor director and master control operator. Progression to the next level of engineering would lead you into positions such as video editor, graphics/broadcast designer, technical director and broadcast engineer. Besides the traditional positions in the standard television engineering career path, another job that may interest you is the position of photographer.
As an expert in the Digital areas of Bonneville, you will be at the forefront of designing and implementing solutions to reach our listeners, viewers and clients. You will be able to express our various station brands through technology that enhances the customer experience. If you love all things tech and want to experiment with cutting-edge creative technology, this is the place to develop an amazing career in an organization that truly cares about the communities where we live.
In Digital, you'll work across multiple brands to improve the look and feel of our websites, mobile apps and other core products that flow to our end users. You'll build up and celebrate the creativity of those around you, working to continually improve our brands by creating products that ensure we are the premier providers of media and content to our listeners and viewers. In addition, you'll tackle big-picture thinking, informed by customer needs, to create concepts for incredible client experiences. Then move into the nitty-gritty aspects of execution: Define the scope, sketch, wireframe, mock up, spec out, and prototype. Finally, you'll work with sales, programming and others to build your designs into our products and services to make a measurable impact.