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DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
The Director of Engineering manages a small group of experienced maintenance engineers, and assigns work projects and daily activities to them, based on priorities and resources. Provides technical oversight and hands-on support (where necessary) on the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide range of broadcast equipment and systems. These systems include (but are not limited to) commercial insertion and playback automation, production automation, production switchers, HD cameras and camera robotics, signal routing and monitoring, newsroom automation systems, ENG/SNG live trucks, and RF transmitters (both microwave and high-power VHF). Additionally, the Director of Engineering serves as a station point-of-contact for facilities maintenance issues (including HVAC, access control and building security systems). In his/her duties as Chief Operator, the Director of Engineering will be responsible for the upkeep of all required FCC logs, and for ensuring the station correctly follows all FCC operational guidelines. As part of the Engineering Management team, the Director of Engineering works in conjunction with the station’s Operations Manager and VP of Engineering & Operations to accomplish station goals in a timely and professional manner. A minimum of 10 years’ prior experience working as a broadcast engineer is required for this position. Previous supervisory or engineering management experience is a plus. A college degree is preferred, along with either SBE certification or a General Class FCC license. The Director of Engineering both directs the work of station engineers and serves as lead engineer when tackling time-sensitive or challenging maintenance issues. For this reason strong prior maintenance experience is required on at least two of the following: Sony ELC, Miranda iTX, BitCentral CORE newsroom software and hardware, or Chyron graphics systems. Prior experience in the maintenance of Sony video switchers, NVision routers and SSL audio boards is also highly desired. In addition to a comprehensive knowledge of traditional broadcast equipment, the successful candidate will also have a strong working knowledge of computer hardware and networking, along with an understanding of SMPTE 2022 and proposed VoIP standards such as ASPEN and AIMS. Must be able to drive company vehicles. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Strong leadership and administrative skills.
Represent station and FOX7Austin.com to local advertisers. Develop new-to-station and web business. Maximize billing on existing account list. Write, prepare and deliver sales presentations to advertisers. Negotiate business with agency buyers. Cultivate new-to-station advertisers through cold-calling and aggressive prospecting. Prior media advertising sales experience (minimum 1-2 years) required and television sales experience preferred. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with One Domain, Scarborough, Wide Orbit and CMR is a plus. Excellent people skills. Valid driver's license and good driving record.
Operate production switcher, DVE and other sources during live newscasts in a Dir/TD setting and alone. Work closely with newscast producers to insure a clean on-air newscast. Work with the floor crew to assure shots adhere to guidelines. Operate production switcher, DVE and other sources during projects for the News, Promotions or Sales departments. Depending on shift, may shoot video, create graphics, edit video for newscasts from various sources, write and produce segments. Degree in Radio/TV/Film or Communications preferred, with a concentration in television production. 2 years directing experience in a live newscast environment. Experience with automated news production systems a plus. Good working knowledge of all production systems, including robotics, audio and graphic systems. Overall knowledge of television production. Ability to shoot and edit video. Ability to write and produce segments. Creative, energetic self-starter. Strong leadership and people skills. Team player. Must be able to work various hours and shifts. Must be able to be on-call on a rotating schedule.
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. 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 sills. Must be able to drive company vehicles. Must have a good driving record.
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 also have the ability to carry and set up camera, tripod and other related equipment. Must be able to set up live remotes, including carrying cable reels and pulling cable for live shots.
NEWS PRODUCER/ASSIGNMENT EDITOR
Put together a fast-paced, clear newscast with good writing skills, graphics use, and ability to put the best video with the best writing. Work with reporters and photographers to get the best stories on the air. Will help post stories to our website, social media and update as needed. Also works on assignment desk, to manage crews, prepare and maintain futures and story files, participate in daily editorial meetings and make story coverage decisions. Will help set up microwave and satellite feeds. Coordinate with Engineering and Production for live coverage of daily news and special events. Two years experience as a newscast producer. Additional skillset of working on assignment desk. Working knowledge of libel laws and journalistic ethics. Social media skills. Knowledge of microwave/satellite news gathering. Knowledge of newsroom computer systems. College degree preferred in related communications field. Must be creative and highly motivated and organized. Must be a team player. Evenings and weekend shift.
Put together a fast-paced, clear newscast with good writing skills, graphics use, and ability to put the best video with the best writing. Work with reporters and photographers to get the best stories on the air. Good at researching topics for live interviews in newscast. Creative producer who can be flexible and change focus of show quickly and efficiently. Will help post stories to our website, social media and update as needed. Two years experience as a newscast producer. Working knowledge of libel laws and journalistic ethics. College degree preferred in related communications field. Social media skills. Knowledge of newsroom computer systems. Must be creative, highly motivated and organized. Must be a team player.
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