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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.

TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

Log in all creative for agencies/clients on behalf of our local sales team. Gather incoming traffic instructions from mail/email/fax. Take care of all uninstructed spots on the log for each business day/weekend/month.  Notify salespeople and agencies/clients of missing creative and/or copy instructions. Manage commercial downloads from multiple spot portals and take care of dub requests from other stations. Handle and resolve production request/spot technical issues with master control. Keep and maintain both commercials/paid library in an orderly manner, including purge of outdated creative.  Make late and/or necessary changes to the log through managed engine system. View spots and paid programming when verification of content/sponsorship ID is required (political). Work with paid programming coordinator to insure proper trafficking and oversight of infomercial telecasts. Provide dub sheets (ingest of spots into server) to master control daily.  Computer literacy required.  Candidate must be able to meet daily deadlines and work under pressure.  MUST be highly organized and detail oriented.   Previous broadcast traffic experience and Wide Orbit and ITX experience preferred.  Knowledge of commercial transmission platforms is helpful (Extreme Reach, Javelin).

PROMOTION PRODUCER

On a daily basis, this position writes, edits, shoots and produces promos and digital content for FOX 7 Austin, maintaining the station’s brand while executing innovative strategies. Must be able to work under pressure to produce high quality spots on tight deadlines, both individually and as part of a production team.  Must be a motivated, efficient team player able to demonstrate strong writing skills and post production/edit expertise as well as proactive, positive communication skills. 1-2 years’ experience writing, producing, shooting and editing promos in a small to medium television market strongly preferred.  News promotion experience preferred. Prior writing and producing experience in a professional job required.  Must have or acquire basic shooting/videography and lighting skills.  College degree strongly preferred.  Advanced nonlinear editing utilizing Adobe Creative Suite software skills are a must.  This position will be required to accommodate flexible schedules, including some weekends.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

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

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on a wide variety of television production equipment throughout the station, in support of News, studio production and over-the-air broadcast operations. The successful candidate will be highly skilled and experienced at troubleshooting analog, digital and IP-based broadcast equipment, such as commercial insertion/playback products, production automation systems, video production switchers, graphics systems, television cameras and camera robotics, signal routing and monitoring electronics, ENG/SNG live trucks, and newsroom automation systems. A minimum of 5 years’ prior experience working as a broadcast engineer is required for this position. Strong electronics troubleshooting skills and exceptional IT skills are required as well. A college degree is preferred, along with at least one professional certification (General Class FCC license, SBE certification, Cisco CCNA, MCSA/MCSE, Network+, etc.). Previous experience working with high powered broadcast transmitters, while not required, would be a definite plus. Self-starter with ability to work well as part of a team.  Local travel is occasionally required; must have or be willing to obtain a valid Texas driver’s license and have a good driving record. The ability to work flexible shifts is necessary as well, as overtime, weekend evening and holiday work may be required. Station engineers must be able to climb and work from a 12 foot ladder, and have the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

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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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