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CMG Orlando Promotions - Internship

CMG Orlando is looking for proactive, energetic and outgoing individuals to be apart of our Radio Promotions Department! This person should work well with others, take and execute direction and be willing to learn. We are looking for creative thinkers, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, that can work under pressure and, take initiative and can think outside the box. Must have an understanding of the brand and be able to represent it in a positive and professional manner.    Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.    Essential Duties:    The requirements of the Promotions Department, include, but are not limited to:    o Assisting in the setup, execution and break down of promotional events, such as sales remotes, concerts, festivals and/or parades.  o Creating and maintain high levels of energy and excitement during client and station branding initiatives.  o Gathering radio station air drops at multiple events and remotes throughout every month of the year.  o Acting as the liaison between the station, its listeners and clients  o Operating and maintain station equipment, including station vehicles and sound equipment.  o Collecting, organizing and filing sensitive winner and market information.  o Able to work outside in all weather conditions.      Qualifications:    o Must be a professional and proven team player with customer focus, who can follow direction, take initiative and can think under pressure and outside the box.  o Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  o Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work weekends, days, evenings, nights and holidays.  o A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.  o Must be able to drive on major roads, interstates and highways in Florida, including I-4, the East/West Expressway and other toll and non-toll roads.- Must be energetic, outgoing, proactive and passionate about the radio and its listeners’ lifestyle.  o Must be able to handle multitasking, working with the public and have the ability to station equipment.  o Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.  o Education: Preferred degrees in marketing / communications, or enrollment in a higher learning institute. High School diploma will be considered.  o Video / Photography shooting and editing skills not required but are a plus.  o Blogging / Social Media / Graphic Design skills not required but are a plus.    EXPECTATIONS    o Checking and reading official Cox email on a regular basis, at minimum once a day  o Reading event sheets in full prior to a remote or special event.  o Reporting broken or missing equipment to managers as soon as possible.  o Arrive well in advance of official start of shift to ensure smooth operation (15-20 minutes at minimum).  o Capturing and recapping promotional events immediately after each event with the full remote recap checklist. Uploading pictures of remote or event to radio station web site may be required on an event or remote by remote case.  o Reporting any radio station vehicle damage as soon as possible to your manager. If this damage includes damage to another vehicle or other person or company’s property, a police report must be filed and manager alerted by a one on one conversation as soon as safely possible.  o Filling all vehicles up with gas if the gas tank is below half the tank.  o If a specific situation is considerably unsafe, you must contact your manager as soon as possible for a final answer and so all parties can be alerted with plenty of notice in case of cancellation.    THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?  o Email us at: CMGPromotions@coxinc.com  o Be sure to specify the station in the Subject Line

Singer Candi Staton Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Icon Candi Staton revealed Monday (Oct. 29) that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

“I‘ve been diagnosed with breast cancer,” Staton says in an emailed statement. “After all I’ve gone through in my life — the domestic abuse, the bad relationships, alcoholism, fighting with record labels for royalties and all of that stuff — it’s the last thing I ever expected to go through, but I’m going through it and I plan to beat it.” 

 

While the 78-year-old singer’s diagnosis came on the first day of rehearsals this past summer for her upcoming Unstoppable Tour, Staton revealed the difficulty in dealing with the news. “I decided to keep it to myself and do some soul searching, I went through all of the emotions: denial, ‘poor me’ and anger. It really helped me to be on the road, doing something I love to do, and was born to do. 

 

“She has also encouraged women of all ages to get tested as early as possible. “Cancer can happen to anyone. I found a lump through self-check, so I really encourage women — including elderly women — to get a regular mammogram,” she says. “Don’t let the fact that you are young or that you’ve lived a certain length of time without getting it fool you in to thinking you’re immune to it. Have yourself checked because it can happen at any age.” 

 

The soul singer will begin her 12-week chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday and plans to continue working on her music.

Live Blog: Follow and interact with the GOP debate

This is a recap rundown of the Fox Business Network/WSJ GOP debate. Follow what the candidates said here! Our moderator, Jared Yamamoto is responding to your questions and statements below.

11:16 p.m. Trump wants to make the country better than it’s ever been and notes that he’s self-funding his campaign.

11:15 p.m. Carson focuses on healthcare reform in his closing remarks.

11:14 p.m. Rubio closes with an alternative to the current path America’s heading down. The focus should be families.

11:14 p.m. Cruz reflects on his family’s immigrant history and how he will win using grassroots activism.

11:13 p.m. Bush closes by saying that we need a real Commander-in-Chief and that he'd be that guy.

11:12 p.m. Fiorina closes by attacking Hillary Clinton saying that she can beat Hillary.

11:11 p.m. Kasich closes with a message of hope and responsibility to reconnect with the American Dream and win the 2016 election.

11:10 p.m. Paul starts the closing remarks, claiming that he’s the only fiscal conservative on the stage and we need to get back to those values.

11:07 p.m. Bush looks for a middle ground in the climate change argument.

11:05 p.m. We’re switching to climate change, Paul doesn’t think that humans have a massive impact on the environment.

11:02 p.m. Trump explains what a corporate inversion is and why companies move around to avoid the rising tax rates.

10:59 p.m. Rubio focuses on the future and the way America should be.

10:55 p.m. Fiorina compares Kasich’s argument to Socialism.

10:53 p.m. Kasich attacks Cruz saying his philosophical argument does not help a crisis.

10:51 p.m. Cruz also wants to bring back the gold standard.

10:49 p.m. Cruz wants to eliminate Washington cronyism in both parties.

10:47 p.m. Kasich believes that values need to be utilized in a free market system.

10:44 p.m. Carson thinks we need to focus on cutting banking regulations.

10:41 p.m. Bush claims the Obama administration’s overreach has led to income inequality.

10:35 p.m. Kasich doesn’t consider China as an enemy, but they are not our friends.

10:33 p.m. The conversation has shifted to cyberattacks.

10:32 p.m. Rubio refers to Putin as a global gangster. Rubio thinks he’s very dangerous.

10:30 p.m. Paul thinks Fiorina’s policies would lead to another lengthy war.

10:28 p.m. Fiorina has a different vision to handle Putin and doesn’t agree with Trump.

10:25 p.m. Bush thinks we need to be leaders, but not the police force of the world.

10:23 p.m. Trump attacks the Iranian nuclear deal and is not against Russian President Putin sending troops to fight ISIS in the Middle East.

10:21 p.m. Bush believes American leadership is needed to fix the Middle East.

10:18 p.m. Carson answers the first question out of the break on adding special operations forces throughout the Middle East. He thinks the current state is ineffective and we need to “make them look like losers.”

10:12 p.m. Paul is getting more airtime this time around. He continues promoting fiscal conservatism.

10:08 p.m. Cruz jumps in saying there is a middle ground between the two arguments.

10:07 p.m. Paul’s attack continues. Rubio thinks we need to focus on spending more on the military.

10:04 p.m. Paul attacks Rubio’s tax plan, questioning his conservatism.

10:02 p.m. Rubio enforces family values in his tax code. He says the family is the core of the American economy.  

9:59 p.m. Bush also thinks the tax code should be simplified. He says 2% economic growth isn’t good.

9:57 p.m. Cruz is the second candidate to plug his website. He focuses on his tax plan.

9:55 p.m. Paul says, "I want a government really really small, so small you can barely see it."

9:54 p.m. Paul would make a tax plan with zero deductions on businesses.

9:52 p.m. Carson explains his tax plan. He thinks it needs to be the same percentage across the board no matter how much you make.

9:47 p.m. Fiorina thinks the ‘free market’ is the best alternative to fix Obamacare.

9:45 pm. The conversation has changed to Obamacare. Fiorina wants it repealed and thinks it prohibits businesses from succeeding.  

9:42 p.m. Cruz attacks the media again for misinterpreting his campaign pledges.

9:40 p.m. Rubio focuses on American business tax rates. He believes they are too high and need to be lowered.

9:37 p.m. Trump says, "If you think walls don't work, all you have to do is ask Israel."

9:36 p.m. The moderators are losing control after Trump’s response to Kasich. Several candidates are trying to chime in.

9:35 p.m. Kasich disagrees with Trump’s analysis. He doesn’t envision moving 15 million immigrants.

9:33 p.m. Trump turns the conversation to immigration reform and reaffirms that a wall will work on the U.S.-Mexican border.

9:30 p.m. Ben Carson responds to his controversial statements made last week. He turns the conversation into a attack on Hillary Clinton.

9:24 p.m. Sen. Rand Paul opens by attacking the U.S. Federal Reserve. He thinks that rising interest rates are not helping the middle class.

9:21 p.m. Carly Fiorina opens by attacking the size and scope of the ever growing U.S. Government.

9:20 p.m. Gov. Bush wants to focus on small businesses and suggests the economy is not as well as we think.

9:18 p.m. Gov. Jeb Bush is frustrated with Gov. Kasich for taking his opening time.

9:16 p.m. Sen. Ted Cruz opens with a vision of growing the economy.

9:13 p.m. Gov. John Kasich is first to promote his presidential website. He’s seeking ‘middle class’ reform.

9:10 p.m. Sen. Marco Rubio is also against raising the minimum wage. “It only accelerates automated processes.”

9:08 p.m. Ben Carson and Donald Trump respond to raising the minimum wage. Both do not want to see it raised.

9:03 p.m. The candidates and rules are being introduced. Here we go.

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