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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.

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

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.  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 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

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.  Ability to work flexible shifts, including overnights and/or weekends.  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 various shifts.  Provide a demo reel of work in resume/cover letter.  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, reporter must be able to shoot and edit as required.  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 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

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

The Director of Engineering trains and manages a small group of experienced maintenance engineers, and assigns work projects and daily activities to them, based on priorities and resources. The candidate must have a clear knowledge of project management and be strong in customer service practices. A "customer service first" mindset and an ability to consistently deliver a high level of customer service and support with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate technical matters to non-technical staff.  Provide technical oversight and hands-on support (where necessary) on the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide range of broadcast equipment and systems. These systems include (but are not limited to) commercial insertion and playback automation, production automation, production switchers, HD cameras and camera robotics, signal routing and monitoring, newsroom automation systems, ENG/SNG live trucks, and RF transmitters (both microwave and high-power VHF). Additionally, the Director of Engineering serves as a station point-of-contact for facilities maintenance issues (including HVAC, access control and building security systems). In his/her duties as Chief Operator, the Director of Engineering will be responsible for the upkeep of all required FCC logs, and for ensuring the station correctly follows all FCC operational guidelines. As part of the Engineering Management team, the Director of Engineering works in conjunction with the station’s Operations Manager and VP of Engineering & Operations to accomplish station goals in a timely and professional manner. A minimum of 10 years’ prior experience working as a broadcast engineer is required for this position. Previous supervisory or engineering management experience is a plus.  A college degree is preferred, along with either SBE certification or a General Class FCC license. The Director of Engineering both directs the work of station engineers and serves as lead engineer when tackling time-sensitive or challenging maintenance issues.  For this reason, strong prior maintenance experience is highly desirable on at least two of the following:  Sony ELC, Miranda iTX, BitCentral CORE newsroom software and hardware, or Chyron graphics systems. Prior experience in the maintenance of Sony video switchers, Evertz EQX routers and SSL audio boards is also highly desired.  Any experience with very similar systems will be considered. In addition to a comprehensive knowledge of traditional broadcast equipment, the successful candidate will also have a strong working knowledge of computer hardware and networking, along with an understanding of SMPTE 2022 and proposed VoIP standards such as ASPEN and AIMS. Must be able to drive company vehicles.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.  Strong leadership and administrative skills.  Click here to apply

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

We're looking for experienced OTT salesperson to manage develop, assist and service business for the Fox local extension OTT platform (FLX). Prospecting new business, present FLX capabilities via Zoom and in-person. Act as category expert, working alongside Fox linear sales teams. Overseeing all schedules throughout the campaign; work directly with stations, advertising agencies and clients to increase revenue for the FLX platform. Excellent communication skills, proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Wide Orbit a plus. Knowledge of the local TV marketplace and how they are adapting to new OTT channels. Sales Hunter. 2-3 years of successful experience in the digital media industry; Digital Video Advertising and/or Digital Agency/Digital Publisher experience preferred. College degree preferred. IAB certification preferred. Familiarity with basic digital media technology. Excellent presentation skills. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Some travel required. Preferred Qualifications: Existing relationships with senior level client or agency decision makers. Digital agency relationships.  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

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 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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