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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.
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Assign commercial copy for FOX 7 program logs. 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 Keep and maintain both commercials/paid library in an orderly manner, including purge of outdated creative.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. Verify paid programming is properly formatted (length, close captioning). 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). Click here to apply
NEWS VIDEO EDITOR
Edit video for daily live television news broadcasts. Record and import video and media files from multiple sources. Coordinate with other members of newsroom team in assembling stories. Work with broadcast engineers in maintaining and problem solving video editing and storage systems as necessary. Non-linear editing experience required. Experience using Grass Valley Edius editing software and Bitcentral video systems strongly preferred. General understanding of television news operations and news videography techniques. Previous small to medium market experience as a news video editor or videographer. Knowledge of newsroom computer systems. Knowledge of libel and defamation laws. Must be able to communicate well with others and be a team player. Must be able to work M-F overnight shift. Provide a demo reel of work in resume/cover letter. Click here to apply
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 of work in resume/cover letter. Click here to apply
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
Present factual, timely, accurate and responsible weather information. Experience in severe weather coverage and knowledge of industry-standard broadcast weather computer and radar systems. Great communicator with ideas on how to make weather current, relevant and interesting to viewers even on days when the weather is quiet. Demonstrated experience in use of social media and alert systems to disseminate weather information across multiple platforms. Ability to shoot/edit/report stories as well as do traditional weathercasts. Minimum of two years’ experience as meteorologist, weather anchor/reporter in television. Possess strong journalistic reporting and presentation skills. Meteorology or related science degree required. Must be certified as a meteorologist. Working knowledge of weather graphics systems. Ability to shoot and edit. Team player. Ability to work varied hours and fill in on other shifts. Regular schedule includes on-air during weekend evening newscasts and working with meteorology team three days during the week. 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! Click here to apply
IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
Assist personnel with technical support of desktop computers, applications, and related technology. Support includes specification, installation, and repair of computer systems, mobile devices and peripherals within established FOX standards and guidelines. Ensure systems interconnect seamlessly with diverse systems and Active Directory resources. Activities require interaction with other members of the FOX IT team to diagnose and resolve unique, non-recurring problems. Assists in the maintenance, deployment, and problem solving associated with servers and networking devices. Work is performed with little supervision and requires initiative and judgment. Back up station’s IT Manager and assist with maintaining station’s servers and network, including tech support for the file servers on the “primary Active Directory domain”. Recommend and perform hardware and software upgrades on systems to ensure security, reliability, performance and longevity. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary. BS/BA in Computer Science (or equivalent in experience) is required. Minimum of 5 years’ experience supporting Windows PCs and Servers. Minimum of 3 years’ experience supporting a user base greater than 75 people. Minimum of 2 years’ basic IP networking. Must be able to resolve issues and isolate faults methodically. Able to follow defined procedures and processes. Able to deal with frequent change and unexpected events. Must be well versed in MS/Windows Server 2008/2012 and MS Windows 2007/2010 with knowledge of HP Desktop and ProLiant Servers, Cisco Switches, Tablets and Smartphones. Must also have MS Office, McAfee Antivirus, Microsoft SCCM, BackupExec, Ghost (or equivalent) and PGP disk encryption. Click here to apply
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