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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.

If applicable for the position, provide a demo reel link in the cover letter/resume. 

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR

Seeking a dynamic, experienced News leader with excellent news judgment to be second in command in the newsroom. With the direction of the VP/News Director, oversees daily news operation on all platforms. Must have strong knowledge of digital and social media operations as well as emerging trends in new media. Will manage an editorial team in a television station and work closely with executive producers, reporters, and digital staff. Strong planning skills are a must. Qualified candidates must also demonstrate knowledge of current local, national and international events and issues. Represent the station in a manner consistent with the business standards and policies of the Company. Assist with resolution of staffing and equipment issues. Candidates should also be able to manage newsroom expenses, subpoenas, licensing, and vendor contracts. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary. Journalism degree from a 4-year college preferred and a minimum of three years experience in news management with noted leadership skills is required.  Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws.  Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts.  Positive leader.  Must have excellent supervisory, people, and management skills. Must be organized with strong attention to detail.  Requires a unique and diverse combination of computer, engineering, budgeting, purchasing, cost control, personnel issues, and planning experience along with a background in journalism and TV news.  Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including iNews.  Click here to apply

ANCHOR/REPORTER

Anchor morning and noon newscasts.  Report as needed and assigned.  Anchoring duties may include live field anchoring and other special events.  Be an energetic, effective, clear communicator when telling and selling a story.  Present material in a compelling and engaging manner.  Must be good at research.  Excellent ability to conduct live unscripted interviews.  Ability to ad-lib effectively.  Contribute regularly to social media efforts. Minimum five years’ experience reporting and anchoring. College degree is preferred in a communications-related field.  Superior knowledge of current events.  Strong command of the English language; working knowledge of libel laws and generally accepted journalistic ethics.  Must exercise good judgment.  Must have extensive, proven anchoring/reporting experience in television news.  Must be a highly creative, motivated self-starter, team player, and newsroom leader.  Strong social media skills.  Knowledge of newsroom computer systems.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Must be able to drive company vehicles.  Provide a demo reel link of work in resume/cover letter.  Click here to apply

PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

Assure that all elements of the 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. Depending on shift, will be assigned a variety of the following duties.  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.  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 the ability to meet tight deadlines.  Must be able to work various hours and shifts.  Must be willing to be on-call.  Click here to apply

NEWS PRODUCER/ASSIGNMENT EDITOR

Produce for assigned newscasts.  Work on the assignment desk, managing crews, and assigning news stories.  Put together a fast-paced, clear newscast with good writing skills, graphics use, and the 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 the 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 the 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 a related communications field.  Must be creative and highly motivated and organized.  Must be a team player.  Evenings and weekend shifts.  Click here to apply

NEWS PRODUCER

Put together a fast-paced, clear newscast with good writing skills, graphics use, and the 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 newscasts.  Creative producer who can be flexible and change the focus of the 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 a 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

Put together a fast-paced, clear newscast with good writing skills, graphics use, and the 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 newscasts.  Creative producer who can be flexible and change the focus of the 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 a 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

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.  In addition, the reporter must be able to shoot and edit as required.  2-3 years experience as a television news reporter.  College degree preferred in a communications-related field.  Strong command of the 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 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

NEWSCAST DIRECTOR

Direct fast-paced, live newscasts as well as taped productions.  Operate production switcher, DVE and other sources during live newscasts in a Dir/TD setting and alone.  Work closely with newscast producers to insure a clean on-air newscast.  Work with the floor crew to assure shots adhere to guidelines.   Operate production switcher, DVE and other sources during projects for the News, Promotions or Sales departments.  Depending on shift, may shoot video, create graphics, edit video for newscasts from various sources, write and produce segments.  Degree in Radio/TV/Film or Communications preferred, with a concentration in television production.  2 years directing experience in a live newscast environment.  Experience with automated news production systems a plus.  Good working knowledge of all production systems, including robotics, audio and graphic systems.  Overall knowledge of television production.  Ability to shoot and edit video.  Ability to write and produce segments.  Creative, energetic self-starter.  Strong leadership and people skills.  Team player.  Must be able to work various hours and shifts.  Must be able to be on-call on a rotating schedule.  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. 

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 the 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.

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 the 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

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. 

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 the 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.

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 the 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

METEOROLOGIST

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 morning newscasts and working with meteorology team three days during the week.  Provide a demo reel link of work in resume/cover letter.  Click here to apply

PHOTOGRAPHER

Shoot and edit videos 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 a news photographer/editor at an affiliated broadcast television station.  College degree preferred in a 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 are required.  Must be able to drive company vehicles.  Valid driver license and good driving record required. The additional skillset of writing, posting to social media and working on the assignment desk is 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.  Provide demo reel of work in resume/cover letter.  Click here to apply

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