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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.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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 2 years) required and 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.

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.

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.  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 be able to drive company vehicles.  Must have a good driving record.

NEWS REPORTER AND FILL-IN WEATHER ANCHOR

Enterprise, research and report news stories on a daily basis, emphasizing creativity and originality.  Perform as fill-in weather anchor as needed.  Report news and deliver weather 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.  Previous weather anchoring experience.  College degree required.  Meteorology Certification preferred.  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 weather information.  Must be a highly creative, motivated self-starter and be a team player.  Must exercise good judgment.  Working knowledge of newsroom and weather computer systems.  Ability to shoot and edit.  Strong social media skills.  Must be able to drive company vehicles.  Must have a good driving record.

SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

Conceptualize, manage and execute production projects for promotion, sales, the digital team and news. Serve as primary production liaison within the station, insuring technical efficiency and quality control. Serve as the primary videographer for all non-news projects, including sales commercials and promotion projects. Must be able to complete productions independently as well as part of a team, depending on the scope of the project. Work with sales to generate local advertising business and client satisfaction through commercial writing/spot production and promotion/marketing plans. Work with news to plan and execute special content, especially for station sponsored events.  Work with management team to develop and maintain community outreach, including event planning and on-site execution. Maintain PSA inventory and prepare FCC public service reports. Work with the digital team to identify content production opportunities that will further enhance station’s brand across all platforms. Must have strong videography, lighting, nonlinear editing and motion graphics (Adobe Creative Cloud) experience.  Demonstrated script writing ability for short and long form projects. Multi-skilled team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to work flexible schedules when needed, including weekend hours.  2 years related television production experience required.  Prior experience in a television station creative services department and a college degree strongly preferred. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ability to drive company vehicles. 

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 highly desirable 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.  Any experience with very similar systems will be considered.  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.

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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 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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