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Customer service focused Maintenance Engineer responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, newsroom computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment. Maintain and operate the electronics and broadcasting equipment that keeps the station on the air and maintains a high standard of television technical performance. Fix cables, wire electronic equipment, design the layout of antennas and broadcast equipment/tower. Upkeep and maintain television studio equipment and post-production operations. Perform software and hardware updates, tests, installation and set-up as needed. Provide ongoing installation and maintenance of all television broadcast equipment to include RF, IT, digital, production, and editing. Assist in the management of the spare parts inventory. Assist in the training of the technical operating staff as required. Find and repair technical faults as quickly as possible, with minimum loss of service. Practice, teach and encourage best production practices and workflows. Write and update documentation for user support guides. Perform other duties as assigned.
Three years’ experience in Television, Radio broadcast engineering or similar technical discipline including installation, maintenance and operations required. B.S.degree with an emphasis in Engineering or IT preferred. Must have a working knowledge of server systems. Experience in RF and fiber optic transmission systems installation and maintenance desired. Must be able to work in a Proactive, not a Reactive environment. Ability to solve complex problems in a timely manner. Ability to work flexible schedules. Ability to be on-call. Ability to climb ladders, work in tight spaces and at great heights to repair equipment. Ability to lift 40 pounds. Must maintain a professional demeanor. Must be able to work in a team collaborative environment and also be a self-starter. Must be flexible with changes in workflows, a clear communicator, detail-oriented and highly organized. Ability to drive company vehicles and operate ENG equipment properly required; good driving record required. Click here to apply
Represent station and FOX7Austin.com to local advertisers. Develop new-to-station and web business. Maximize billing on the existing account list. Negotiate business with agency buyers. Write, prepare and deliver sales presentations to advertisers. 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. Click here to apply
Produce and anchor two-hour weekend morning newscasts. Report when needed. Create graphics, write stories and produce segments for these newscasts. Ability to research topics and set up live interviews or interviews for taped segments. Be an energetic, clear, effective communicator when telling and selling a story. Contribute regularly to social media efforts. One to two years’ experience producing and anchoring. A college degree is preferred in a communications-related field. Strong command of English language; working knowledge of libel laws and generally accepted journalist ethics. Must exercise good judgment. Must be a highly creative, motivated self-starter. Team player. Strong social media skills. Must be able to drive company vehicles. Valid driver license and good driving record required. Click here to apply
Work on the assignment desk, managing crews and assigning news stories. Manage crews, prepare and maintain futures and story files, participate in daily editorial meetings, make story coverage decisions. Help set up live and satellite feeds. Coordinate with Engineering and Production for live coverage of daily news and special events. Help post stories to our website, social media and update as needed. 2-3 years’ experience as a television assignment editor. College degree preferred in related communications field. Knowledge of live/satellite newsgathering. Knowledge of newsroom computer systems. Social media skills. Must be highly organized. Must be a team player, have sound journalistic judgment and be a motivator who deals with staff in a positive manner. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to drive company vehicles. 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 the 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. Click here to apply
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 a newscast. Creative producer who can be flexible and change the 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
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 a 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
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 the 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 on 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 the meteorology team three days during the week. Click here to apply
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