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Cox Media Group Overview

Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
News Outlet
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Guided by our passion and courage, our team at Cox Media Group (CMG) is creating innovative ways to deliver news and information, tell entertaining stories and hold the powerful accountable. Alongside our integrated market strategy and cross-platform advertising solutions, this ... Read more

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  • There's a new reporter in town! At Cox Media Group we are always excited for talented passionate individuals to join the team. Learn more about Monica's journey breaking into journalism and television news. Welcome to the team!

    New reporter coming to WHIO-TV - Dayton Business Journal

    The Dayton market is gaining another television reporter. Monica Castro, a reporter with KAKE-TV in Wichita, has accepted a position at WHIO-TV in Dayton. Her last day at the Wichita station was Friday. "I've been in Wichita for more than four years and I've loved every minute of it," Castro tells the Wichita Business Journal, a sister paper to the DBJ.

  • "The fun part of having super great talent around you, is being able to work with them. That's fun!" - Meet Moya, VP of Sales at Cox Media Group

    Meet Moya Neville

    "What people will tell you when you come to Cox is that people really care about your professional and personal development." - Moya Neville, VP of Sales for Cox Media Group. Learn more about the opportunities to grow with Cox at

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Cox Media Group – Why Work For Us?

With speed, passion and courage we build the future of media to create a more informed community. Our early roots stem from our ambitious founder, James M. Cox, buying and owning his first newspaper at the age of 28, in 1968. Since then we’ve embraced a new wave that upended traditional media and now spanning 20 national markets, reaching more than 52 million Americans.

We are transforming the media industry through a focus on innovation, honesty and a legacy of serving our communities.

Serving our Communities with Honesty

In 1898 our founder Governor James M. Cox purchased the Dayton Daily News and to Governor Cox, media represented an opportunity to serve the community and act as an ‘instrument of truth’ for the people. With this rich heritage and legacy, we blaze new trails in delivering our customers with award-winning content across multiple platforms.

Serving our Communities with Local Outreach

At Cox Media Group, we believe in improving the communities we serve. Our family of brands regularly contributes financial and in-kind support to local nonprofit partners, and our employees offer countless volunteer hours.

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CMG currently operates TV, radio, newspaper and all digital platforms, coupled with a full suite of advertising services across our brands CoxReps, Gamut, Ideabar and Local Solutions.

The pace of change in the media industry is accelerating and our need for innovation is constant. The incredible talent powering our brands help bring to life some of our disruptive solutions to our clients.


  • We offer a full suite of local and regional advertising services and platforms across 20+ brands using advanced attribution technology, valuable insights and marketing partnership with Facebook.

Custom Research

  • Not just in our own markets, we have custom research all over the country and provide data on how people consume media. Leveraging research across the house of Cox brands in industries like automotive.

Anytime Reach

  • Delivering content to our consumers anywhere and at any time on various devices Alexa, Google Home, tablets, and mobile phones is how we provide quality news coverage fast.

We are always looking to hire the best and brightest. We encourage entrepreneurship and create nimble environments for prospective employees to join us.

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Cox Media Group is looking for employees who are flexible, positive and eager to represent our frontline.

Our account executives provide communities with expertise in local advertising and marketing ultimately shaping how clients drive their business revenues.  You will be an important part of a dynamic sales organization and enjoy excellent earning potential with all of the tools necessary to get the job done.

Opportunities within sales:

  • Advertising Executives
  • General Sales Managers
  • Sales Assistant
  • Media Consultants  

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Award Winning

At CMG, it's no secret we have the best talent in the industry. Our teams are continually recognized for their performance and for going above and beyond to deliver excellence in the communities we serve. In 2018, we were nationally recognized with 14 Marconi Radio Award nominations. In addition, our stations individually receive recognition for marketing and storytelling bringing the best news coverage in their regions.

Beating the competition and delighting our customers, one story at a time is how we win together.

Your Career Starts Here
We take time to celebrate our people across our great company, the people who are on the front lines every day driving for success, who truly embody speed, passion and courage, which are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees enjoy:

  • Mentoring and Training Programs
  • Performance-Driven Rewards
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Health & Wellness Offerings

Succeed in a culture boosting a wealth of career opportunities in:

  • Advertising Sales
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Radio, TV and News

Our People

“CMG was my first job out of college. I spent my summers interning at the local TV station News12 Long Island and for CMG radio stations. The team believed I would be a great fit for a sales role and five years later, it was the best move I’ve ever made. Cox has taught me literally everything I know.” Meet Brittany, from intern to Account Executive

“Working with CMG has afforded me the opportunity to really get involved again in the community.  I participate in no less than ten Family Connection activities each year.  From cleaning up the river at Wekiwa State Park, to Toys for Tots, to bowling to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics and our local Pet Alliance – I love it.” Meet Tom Nebel, capturing moments in photography

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CMG Digital Talent Program

Cox Media Group launched the Digital Talent Program to recruit the next generation of diverse media professionals.

This highly competitive, one-year position is available to recent college or graduate school students who are eligible to work in the United States. Our Digital Talent Program participants have demonstrated superior academic achievement, they are committed to a career in media and show promise as a digital leader.

This is not an internship. Once on board, our Digital Talent Program participants earn a competitive salary and tackle challenging projects at CMG companies. Selected program participants will work at various CMG locations beginning in early June 2016 and must be open to relocation. Upon completion of the program, participants may be eligible for continued employment at the host location or they may be eligible to apply for full-time employment at other Cox Entities.

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    I have been with KIRO7 and Cox Media Group for a little over a year as an Account Executive. I love the fast pace and every day is different. The work is challenging but you are rewarded generously. The people I work with are truly the best and everyone in the building is friendly and helpful. Also, it is a lot of fun to work in a news organization. In the past year, KIRO7 has been top in the ratings for the local news, so we must be doing something right! The parent company, Cox Media Group, provides extensive training and support for TV and Digital sales. We have a full range of media solutions, not just TV, so we are very competitive in the media landscape.


    Meetings. But who doesn't complain about meetings!

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    Manage to each individual salesperson's strengths.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Cox Media Group (Atlanta, GA) in August 2016.


    I originally applied online their talent portal. After a few days, I received an email and then follow up call from their recruiter. She did a detailed phone screen and sent it the hiring manager. The recruiter set up a phone interview which involved asking a lot of technical questions. Did a coding exercise online using a collaborative coding environment. I was then asked to come to a face-to-face interview. Face to face interview as a panel that lasted a few hours, and included an interview with the Architect, Other Software Engineers, and some members of the management team. Did a few whtieboarding questions, and had a culture screening to check that out.

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