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 PRODUCER

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.  Ability to work flexible shifts, including overnights and/or weekends.  Click here to apply

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.  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

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

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

Enterprise, research, report, shoot and edit news stories on a daily basis, emphasizing creativity and originality.  Deliver the news in a conversational, credible style.  Tell compelling stories, and have excellent live shot abilities.  Cover stories and disseminate information over multiple platforms, including television, social media, mobile devices and the internet. Perform duties of on-line writer/producer, specializing in print style writing, copy editing and editorial gathering. Facilitate the editorial gathering of local web news, gleaning information from various sources and contacts and reproducing the above material into strong compelling web material. Prior experience as a multimedia journalist/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 have social media savvy as well as traditional media.  Must know how to use digital tools – cameras, iPads, editing software, cloud servers – to gather information.  Must be a highly creative, motivated self-starter and be a team player.  Must exercise good judgment.  Must be able to carry and set up equipment.  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

DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR

We're hiring a Digital Content Creator to be part of our next-level team at KTBC in Austin, TX. Reporting to the Digital Content Manager, the Digital Content Creator will be laser-focused on telling stories that matter most to digital and social users-- and doing it better than anyone else. 

Does this sound like you? You're smart, fast on your feet, team-oriented and full of energy. You're an expert in digital and social media platforms. You know a big story when you hear it. You're obsessed with details. Nothing gets past you. You have a zero-tolerance policy for grammatical errors. You could copy edit in your sleep (but you won't— we promise). You love a fast-paced, challenging environment and crave the chance to learn new things. You've got goals, which you strive to meet and exceed (all of them). You thrive in a competitive, fearless culture of creativity and expertise. What you do matters, and you're out to make a difference. Most of all, you want to win. Every. Single. Day.

The person we're looking for lives and breathes digital news and information, and is driven by an intense passion for storytelling. If that's you, your dream team awaits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Create compelling, UX-focused content related to news, events and topics relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Engage and build loyalty among communities. Serve as liaison to newsroom, ensuring digital and social dominance. Reach and engage users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and beyond. Work with Group Content Team and other FTS markets to distribute high-interest stories at scale. Follow group standards. Monitor real-time analytics. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:  3+ years experience developing and publishing content, including news, on digital and social platforms preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Excellent writer and storyteller. Superior news judgement. Impeccable writing and copy editing skills. Overwhelming attention to detail. Thrive under deadline pressure. Stellar communication skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus).

About FTS Digital: FOX Television Stations (FTS) Digital, the digital arm of one of the nation's largest owned & operated TV station groups, is committed to being the digital leader in Live, News and Sports. We invest in the very best people, technology and ideas, and we’re here to drive transformation of traditional media to exciting heights. We’re looking for creative, innovative leaders who are passionate about digital and crave a challenge. We’re all in. Are you? Let’s go!  
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DIGITAL SALES MANAGER

FTS is hiring a Digital Sales Manager at KTBC in Austin, TX.  The individual will be responsible for conceptualizing and executing a winning digital sales strategy.  Position will report to the local VP General Sales Manager and the VP of Digital Sales.  The Digital Sales Manager (DSM) will be responsible for the overall monetization strategy for the Station's website, apps, OTT and social media platforms.  The DSM plays a key role as the driving force behind revenue growth and new digital business development.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop revenue-producing digital sales ideas for station from start to finish.  Increasing local revenue share and driving creation of new digital business.  Primary point of contact for all local digital sales campaigns.  Internal expert on digital sales.  Coach and motivate local sales staff.  Track/maintain digital sales records for all clients.  Create effective sales presentations and one-sheets, giving clients a clear picture of opportunities presented to them.  Analyze campaign performance and communicate results to clients.  Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.
                                
REQUIREMENTS:  5+ years digital sales or sales management experience preferred.  BA in Marketing, Communications or related field.  Deep understanding of digital sales and how to meet clients’ needs while also meeting/exceeding revenue goals.  Expert in social media monetization.  Understanding of ad tags, analytics and campaign tools.  Demonstrated leadership skills.  Experience developing/motivating winning teams.  Must be able to thrive in an intense, fast-moving environment.  Must be creative and have a passion for innovation.  Must be a strong communicator with significant experience building/delivering presentations.  Working knowledge of DART or similar operation systems.

About FTS Digital: FOX Television Stations (FTS) Digital, the digital arm of one of the nation's largest owned & operated TV station groups, is committed to being the digital leader in Live, News and Sports. We invest in the very best people, technology and ideas, and we’re here to drive transformation of traditional media to exciting heights. We’re looking for creative, innovative leaders who are passionate about digital and crave a challenge. We’re all in. Are you? Let’s go!  
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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