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DIGITAL SALES MANAGER
Do you love digital? Do you love sales? This is the position for you! KTBC in Austin, TX is hiring a Digital Sales Manager. The individual will be responsible for conceptualizing and executing a winning digital sales strategy for their respective markets. This position will report to the VP General Sales Manager and the Corporate VP of Digital Sales. The Digital Sales Manager (DSM) will be responsible for the overall monetization strategy for the Station's website, apps, OTT and social media platforms. The DSM plays a key role as the driving force behind revenue growth and new digital business development.
Develop revenue-producing digital sales ideas for station from start to finish. Increasing local revenue share and driving creation of new digital business. Primary point of contact for all local digital sales campaigns. Internal expert on digital sales. Coach and motivate local sales staff. Work closely with LSM on all campaigns. Track/maintain digital sales records for all clients. Create effective sales presentations and one-sheets, giving clients a clear picture of opportunities presented to them. Analyze campaign performance and communicate results to clients. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.
5+ years of digital sales or sales management experience preferred. College degree preferred. Must have a deep understanding of digital sales including OTT and a proven track record of success. Understanding of ad tags, analytics and campaign tools. Demonstrated leadership skills. Experience developing/motivating winning teams. Must be able to thrive in an intense, fast-moving environment. Must be creative and have a passion for innovation. Must be a strong communicator with significant experience building/delivering presentations. Working knowledge of Wide Orbit, Google Analytics and Microsoft office. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Click here to apply
The Austin Texas FOX O&O seeks a highly motivated, team-oriented Account Executive to implement strategies to achieve quarterly budgets developed by our management team. This position includes an established account list, and new business and digital/OTT/CTV ad sales development is required. We have a reputation for our positive business culture that is focused on maintaining and building strong client relationships.
The ideal candidate will have strong agency negotiation and communication skills and prior experience selling multi-platform initiatives (linear and digital). Candidate must have a solid track record in new business development and OTT/CTV sales. Candidate should be good at prospecting and be able to identify share and revenue growth opportunities with both transactional and new business clients. Candidate should have thorough knowledge of linear TV measurement (ComScore or NSI), strong time management and organizational skills. Must be able to work in a fast paced, evolving environment. Solid problem-solving, communication and strategic skills required. Minimum 3 years of sales experience preferred. Candidates who are proficient with Wide Orbit Traffic, Wide Orbit Media Sales, Google Ad Manager and MS Office (including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook) preferred. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Click here to apply
DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER
We're hiring a Digital Content Manager to oversee our next-level team at KTBC in Austin, TX. Reporting to the News Director, the Digital Content Manager will lead our team of local Digital Content Creators, who are focused on telling stories that truly matter to digital and social users.
Does this sound like you? You're driven, smart, full of energy and as digitally and socially savvy as they come. You’re a leader, but you also know there is no "I" in team. You strive to make a difference every day, and have a deep passion for what you do. You're (very) competitive, sharp, resourceful, quick-thinking, and not afraid to try something new. You're a hard worker by nature, you set the bar high and you want to win. Big.
The person we're looking for is a news junkie who lives and breathes content and knows how to inspire a team. If you're a digital content-creating rockstar who is hungry for the next step in their career, this job is for you.
Responsibilities: Oversee team that creates compelling, UX-focused news and event-based content relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Prioritize allocation of digital resources to cover the most important stories, based on data derived from real-time analytics and trends. Guide digital team’s editorial decisions. Serve as digital leader and resource in the newsroom to ensure station’s digital and social media dominance. Follow group standards for digital publishing. Maintain continuous communication with other FTS digital teams and Group Content Team. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.
Requirements: 4+ years of experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms preferred. Proven history as leader and/or project lead within a team. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Strong desire to advance in digital news career. Superior news judgement, writing and copy editing skills. Fanatical attention to detail. Thrive under pressure. Stellar communication skills. SEO and 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
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. 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. Click here to apply
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
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
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
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
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