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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

SR. DIGITAL PRODUCER

Conceptualize and produce high-profile, creative and engaging material for use across the station’s digital platforms, including text stories, photos, links and related information, and ad sales content.  Lead and supervise station digital team and work with on air talent and other news and station team members.  Work closely with the FTS digital team on developing strategies for the group.  Post and engage users on the station’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Perform duties of on-line writer/producer, specializing in print style writing, copy editing and editorial gathering.  Facilitate the editorial gathering of local news and breaking news stories, gleaning information from various sources and contacts and reproducing the above material into strong compelling digital content.  Apply commonly-accepted standards of journalism.  Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 3 years of online, mobile and social production management experience preferred.  Expert knowledge of digital production, traffic reporting and ad serving systems.  Solid understanding of online standards, design and usability.   Skills in all areas of a/v digitizing, editing and encoding techniques.  Position demands excellent online/social writing, video editing, interface design and production skills.  Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Content Management Systems, Adobe Creative Suite and responsive mobile design.  Excellent communication skills.  Must possess great leadership and training skills.  Ability to work under pressure in a deadline-oriented environment as a cohesive member of a team.  Must have a valid driver license.

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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