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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. 

RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Support the sales department in generating revenue through the use of ratings data to create audience estimates and qualitative reports. Create and maintain ratings estimates and Wide Orbit inventory for KTBC. Track in-market NSI shares and demo skews each month. Download Nielsen ratings data into Wide Orbit each month. Use the NLTV portal to pull custom rating reports. Maintain Prime Lingo (Scarborough Research) database and issue weekly CMR Kantar reports. Prepare sales pieces for presentation to local and national clients. Train account executives in the use of research sales tools. Accompany sales personnel on client calls as necessary. Assist reps in pulling post buy analysis reports. Must be computer literate and have good communication skills. Candidates with knowledge of Nielsen/Ariana/NLTV, Wide Orbit Media Sales, Prime Lingo, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint preferred. Knowledge of WO Traffic, CMR-Kantar helpful. Click here to apply

ANCHOR/REPORTER

Anchor weekend 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 of three years’ experience reporting and anchoring. A college degree is preferred in a communications-related field. Superior knowledge of current events. Strong command of 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 and a good driving record. Must be able to drive company vehicles. Provide a demo reel 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 ensure 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 the 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

REPORTER

Enterprise, research, and report news stories on a daily basis, emphasizing creativity and originality. Work on Good Day Austin five and a half-hour morning show. 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 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

NEWS PRODUCER/ASSIGNMENT EDITOR

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 newsgathering. Knowledge of newsroom computer systems. College degree preferred in the related communications field. Must be creative and highly motivated and organized. Must be a team player. Evenings and weekend shifts. 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 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

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