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Programming Manager at WXIA/WATL 11Alive

Programming Manager

WXIA/WATL 11Alive Atlanta, GA Full-Time
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WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta has an opening for a Programming Manager to join our team.  This position will be responsible for daily scheduling and execution of the station's programming.

  • Evaluate syndicated programming for clearance, including OTO specials
  • Work with corporate programming director when station is included on group programming offers
  • Upon program clearances, generate TEGNA required paperwork, review and prepare contracts for signature
  • Maintain SIMS database with all program contractual requirements and schedule programs and episodes, including movie scheduling on WATL
  • Generate weekly program schedules for both stations for distribution to listings services as well as common in-house drives
  • Maintain Excel program grids for WXIA program schedules, including monitoring all NBC changes and updating schedules with changes as quickly as possible
  • Communicate program changes and updates to local staff, as well as to traffic hub to initiate log changes
  • Schedule and monitor E/I programming, ensuring that programs follow FCC guidelines for scheduling and makegoods
  • Complete and upload FCC Quarterly Issue Reports and FCC Children's Programming Reports
  • In tandem with Sales, create opportunities for paid program time periods on both stations
  • Generate contingencies for all live programming events​


  • Proficient in Excel and SIMS
  • Detail oriented and ability to work effectively between multiple departments
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team which embraces a 'no fiefdom' attitude​


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Atlanta, GA

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