Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with KTBC FOX 7.

The following represents brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills of each position.

If applicable for position, provide demo reel link in cover letter/resume. 

NEWS VIDEO EDITOR

Edit video for daily live television news broadcasts. Record and import video and media files from multiple sources. Coordinate with other members of newsroom team in assembling stories. Work with broadcast engineers in maintaining and problem solving video editing and storage systems as necessary.  Non-linear editing experience required.  Experience using Grass Valley Edius editing software and Bitcentral video systems strongly preferred.  General understanding of television news operations and news videography techniques.  Previous small to medium market experience as a news video editor or videographer.  Knowledge of newsroom computer systems.  Knowledge of libel and defamation laws.  Must be able to communicate well with others and be a team player.  Must be able to work M-F overnight shift.  Provide a demo reel of work in resume/cover letter.  Click here to apply 

REPORTER

Enterprise, research and report news stories on a daily basis, emphasizing creativity and originality.  Deliver the news in a conversational, credible style.  Present material in a compelling and engaging manner.  Must have excellent live shot abilities.  Ability to ad-lib effectively.  Contribute regularly to social media efforts.  In addition, reporter must be able to shoot and edit as required.  2-3 years’ experience as television news reporter.  College degree preferred in communications related field.  Strong command of English language; working knowledge of libel laws and generally accepted journalistic ethics.  Must be a highly creative, motivated self-starter and be a team player.  Must exercise good judgment.  Working knowledge of newsroom systems.  Ability to shoot and edit.  Strong social media skills.  Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to drive company vehicles.  Provide a demo reel link of work in resume/cover letter.  Click here to apply

TRAFFIC ANCHOR/REPORTER

Present compelling live daily traffic reports.  Will be part of a live ensemble weekday morning anchor team.  Conduct live interviews and report on subjects both traffic and non-traffic related, emphasizing creativity and originality.  Must be an outstanding storyteller and live on-air performer with strong interviewing skills and ability to ad-lib effectively.  Be an energetic, effective, clear communicator.  Update traffic information on multiple platforms and maintain a high profile/engagement on social media to attract, inform and engage the audience.  Two to three years’ experience as television news/traffic anchor/reporter.  Prior television traffic experience strongly preferred.  College degree is preferred in a communications related field.  Strong knowledge of current events.  Strong command of English language; working knowledge of libel laws and generally accepted journalistic ethics.  Ability to present factual, timely, accurate and responsible traffic information.  Must be a highly creative, motivated self-starter and be a team player.  Must exercise good judgment.  Working knowledge of newsroom and traffic computer systems.  Ability to shoot and edit.  Strong social media skills.  Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to drive company vehicles.  Provide a demo reel link of work in resume/cover letter.  Click here to apply

PHOTOGRAPHER

Shoot and edit video for daily newscasts.  Cover general news assignments in a fast-paced environment using electronic cameras and editing equipment.  Set-up and shoot interesting stand-ups and live-shots.   Create strong visual story-telling images.  Work with reporters as a team.  Two to three years’ experience as news photographer/editor at an affiliated broadcast television station.  College degree preferred in related communications field.  Must be creative and a quick learner.  Must be a team player and have good journalistic skills.  Excellent videography, lighting, audio, non-linear editing and computer skills required.  Must be able to drive company vehicles.  Valid driver license and good driving record required.  Additional skillset of writing, posting to social media and working on assignment desk preferred. Ability to work flexible shifts.  Must have the ability to lift/carry up to 60 pounds of camera, tripod and other related equipment, and the ability to set up live remotes, including carrying cable reels and pulling cable for live shots.  Click here to apply

SENIOR PRODUCER

The senior producer for our five and a half hour morning newscast needs to know news, news production and social media and how they all come together in our morning newscast.  Work with a great team of anchors, producers and reporters to make sure we have the freshest news on the air starting at 4:30 a.m.  You will produce the first half hour of news.  For the remainder of the morning, you will work with producers to update and format newscasts, be a copy editor, a crew wrangler and will keep our social media pages updated overnight.  In essence, you will help set the table for the day ahead for news coverage.  A college degree preferred in journalism or a related field.  At least 4 years of producing experience and a good working knowledge of a morning newscast and how it works.  Working knowledge of libel laws and journalistic ethics.  Must be a team player.  Ability to work overnight/early morning shift.  Provide a demo reel of work in resume/cover letter.  Click here to apply

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Represent station and FOX7Austin.com to local advertisers.  Develop new to station and web business.  Maximize billing on existing account list.  Negotiate business with agency buyers.  Write, prepare and deliver sales presentations to advertisers.  Cultivate new-to-station advertisers through cold-calling and aggressive prospecting.  Prior media and/or television sales experience preferred.  Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Experience with Scarborough, Wide Orbit and CMR is a plus. Excellent people skills.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record.  Click here to apply

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Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to lisa.cordes@foxtv.com , call 512-495-7024, or visit our readily accessible station located at 119 E. 10th Street, Austin, TX 78701, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled; VEVRAA Federal Sub-Contractor; Lisa Cordes, HR Director Hiring Contact

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