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.

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 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.

PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

Assure that all elements of on-air presentation of Fox O&O station are of the highest quality.  Work in a team environment during fast-paced, high-pressure newscasts and other productions.  Perform pre-production duties to prepare multiple systems for air.  Target and square Vinten robotic cameras.  Perform audio duties, including mic checks, set pre-fade audio for mics, live shots and sat feeds, set IFB mix/minus and check for proper IFB signals/levels, change batteries in mics and IFBs.  Set up teleprompter and test foot pedals before air.  Activate closed captioning.  Operate Vinten robotic camera system, Chyron ISQ playback system, Solid State Logic digital audio board, teleprompter, as necessary.  Operate iTX playout servers.  Catch satellite feeds using Ku-, C-band and digital satellite receivers and check those feeds for quality.  Tune-in and troubleshoot local area, microwave live-shots.  Tune-in satellite live-shots using Ku-, C-band and digital satellite receivers.  Shade studio cameras.  Acquire beauty shots with our downtown tower camera.  Prepare shows for automation using iTX.  Ingest promos/PSAs/commercials into a server using iTX.  Responsible for cleanliness and upkeep of studio and operations.  Responsible for changing bulbs in studio light grid.  Assist Directors with scripts and other pre-show duties.  Assist Creative Services with editing.  The Tech will be cross trained to be proficient with all studio equipment during a manual or automated newscast, and will assist in other areas of Engineering/Operations as needed.  College degree preferred in related communications field, with a concentration in television production.  Minimum of one year television production experience, preferably in a live newscast environment.  Overall knowledge of television production, including audio and video.  Team player who works well under pressure, with ability to meet tight deadlines.  Must be able to work various hours and shifts.  Must be willing to be on-call. 

SALES ASSISTANT

Support sales effort of VP, General Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Local Sales Manager in achievement of station and FOX7Austin.com revenue goals.  Assist National Sales Manager with the workflow of orders from Fox Sales offices.  Assist Local Sales manager and account executives with order input and workflow.  Duties include E-booking and manual order input (broadcast and digital) into Wide Orbit traffic system.  Ensure orders are set up, input and air correctly. Put together make good offers for missed spots and prepare sales credit documents for billing discrepancies.  Generate sales reports to team.  Use Reppak/Station Express (Donovan system) for communication with the select regional agencies.  Generate metrics reports from Google DFP for digital campaigns.  Help coordinate paid programming.  Requires regular communication with clients (metrics and spot times).  Occasional front desk/phone coverage.  Responsible for Wide Orbit sales administration, including account assignment changes, delegations and troubleshooting.  Must be highly organized and detail oriented with strong typing/data entry and mathematical skills. Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word and Wide Orbit or similar broadcast traffic system experience required.  Google DFP, DDS/Reppak experience a plus.  Must be able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines on a daily basis.  Must have excellent communication skills.  Prior broadcast sales assistant experience preferred. 

VP, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS

KTBC is seeking an experienced Vice President, Engineering and Operations. The VP reports directly to the V.P., General Manager. In addition to supervising entire Engineering/Operations Department, the candidate’s primary charter will be to provide, manage, and maintain operations of all technical equipment as well as supervise performance of technical personnel. The successful incumbent will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining all systems to ensure fault tolerant and error free operations of station’s broadcast equipment including daily oversight of local Hub/Spoke technology to produce efficient, flawless operations. Must effectively manage engineering, production, news technical, facilities, security, mechanical systems and tower/transmitter. Must develop and implement current and long range technical and technological operation plans, prepare departmental expense budgets and oversee the preparation of both current and future capital plans to ensure satisfactory completion of assigned projects in a timely fashion.  Must possess the ability to establish procedures and standards for operation and maintenance of equipment and studio operations. Responsible for station compliance with FCC, OSHA, FAA and Local regulations.  Candidate must have at least 7 years’ experience in a medium to large television market. SBE certification is preferred. Significant technical expertise in the planning, implementation and maintenance of television station facilities, including RF facilities. Demonstrated knowledge of IT based broadcast systems including ELC and iTX environments. A solid understanding of networking along with digital and automation technology is essential.  Effective communicator.  Previous management/supervisory experience.  Must be able to drive company vehicles.  Valid driver license and good driving record required.

To apply online for one or more of our open positions, click here.

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 resumes@fox7.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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