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REPORTER: Regular Full-Time: Perform duties that include live reporting in studio and field, interviewing, research, writing, story and segment setup and special reports. Must be a creative storyteller in writing and presentation. Expected to enterprise local, relevant and topical stories every day. Must have proven experience in mining and creating original content for digital and social.
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or Communications required. Five (5) to Seven (7) years’ television news experience in a medium to major market. Excellent communication skills, solid news judgment and strong writing and performance skills required. Must understand legal parameters pertaining to news and digital content, and must have a thorough knowledge of current events and governmental, court, police, and other agency procedures. Strong research/data recovery skills. Must be capable of using news computer systems and be familiar with television and digital production techniques. Must be capable of working and performing well under deadline pressure.
SPORTS PRODUCER: Regular Full-Time: The Sports Producer is responsible for creating and coordinating all aspects of online sports segments and programs, sportscasts, and other assigned projects for FOX 4's social media channels website, sportscasts, and associated media partners. Enterprise stories, interviews and segments that go beyond highlights and locker room soundbites. The producer will plan, write, edit and format/produce stories and segments for online shows, web, social median and sportscasts. Create graphics for online sports shows and sportscasts. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of online and television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including search, editing, and graphics programs.
Bachelor's degree plus 2-3 years’ experience in social media/broadcasting. Must be a strong writer and communicator. Must be able to optimize content for all channels. Must be able to recruit sources, and produce live programming for multiple platforms. Candidate must be able to work in the field on remotes or shoots. The ability to shoot with mobile devices (i.e. tablet, cell phone) is a plus. Handle multiple demands and competing priorities simultaneously in a strict, deadline-oriented environment. Must be available for flexible scheduling including working nights and weekends.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Regular Full-Time: Responsibilities include writing stories and teases, editing video and creating graphics and supers for newscasts, fox4news.com and associated news partners. The position works closely with Producers to help develop and format newscasts and communicates continuously with Reporters, Photographers, the Assignment Desk, Managers and outside sources regarding story developments and changes. Must possess the ability to write stories for digital platforms and create content for social medial platforms in coordination with Producers and Managers. Must excel at facilitating communication during newscasts regarding live shots and story development. Associate Producers must have the ability to overcome anticipated and unexpected changes when putting together newscasts.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field required. 2 experience as a TV Newscast Producer in a small to medium to major television market required or 2 years’ experience as an Associate Producer in a medium to major television market. Ideal candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines and have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media is essential. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Ideal candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including Avid iNews and Avid search, editing and graphics programs.
PRODUCER: Regular Full-Time: Responsible for producing all elements of newscasts- including leads, stories, teases, and breakouts. Strong writing and show production skills are required. The candidate must have experience in mining social media information. Must be involved in the coverage of news events and participate in the selection and development of stories. Perform other duties as assigned.
Four (4) year college degree required. The candidate must possess five (5) – six (6) years’ experience as a TV newscast producer in a medium to major market. Candidate must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events and excellent communication and people skills. He/she must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV production techniques and newsroom computer systems required.
ASSIGNMENT EDITOR: Regular Full-Time: Must be aggressive and thorough in responding to breaking news. Research and select news stories through multiple sources including, news wires, websites, social media, newspapers, scanners and email. Responsible for daily communication with police and government officials and agencies. Must develop reliable sources to help in obtaining and confirming information for newscasts. Secure and organize elements for newscasts such as electronic audio and video files, photos and documents. Must have broad working knowledge of online databases as well as broad working knowledge of court and police procedures. Must consistently publish to social media channels. Coordinate, dispatch and communicate with crews to planned and breaking news events. Work closely with reporters, producers and managers to develop stories and story ideas. Answer viewer calls and emails and speak with community contacts. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required with emphasis in Communication and/or Journalism. 2-4 years in a medium to major market experience required. 3-5 years in a Top 15 market preferred. Must possess strong phone skills and etiquette. Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media. Ability to work under tight deadlines. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, editing and graphics programs. Strong communication skills are a must. Must complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PRODUCER (Regular Full-Time): The Special Projects Producer is responsible for researching, creating and coordinating live and taped interviews, segments and stories for KDFW-FOX4, FOX4news.com, digital channels, and FOX O&O stations. Must have strong research, investigative and database skillsets. Must be experienced in mining and posting social media material. This Producer will develop and plan content in conjunction with News Producers, Reporters and Supervisors. Contact and schedule interviews. Write and produce stories, create and contribute digital content, edit video, and produce graphics. Produce newscasts and perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Four (4) year college degree in Communication or Journalism required. Three (3) to Four (4) years’ experience as a Special Projects or Newscast Producer in a medium to major market required. Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media. Ability to work under tight deadlines. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news required, including digital and web based newsgathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems including BitCentral/Edius and iNews. Strong written and communication skills.
NEWS BUSINESS COORDINATOR: The News Business Coordinator will handle all administrative tasks in the Newsroom, including but not limited to: payroll, employee time-off records, news expenses, ordering and tracking supplies, communications with vendors, and travel arrangements. Will assist the VP/News Director with expense forecasting and other reports. Will be the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President/News Director. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Four (4) year college degree required. Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in an office environment. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. The candidate must work well under pressure. TV Newsroom experience strongly preferred. Strong MS Excel skills required and must also be very detail oriented.
Technical Operations Manager: This position requires an experienced hands-on Technical Operations Manager to assist the VP Engineering in overseeing the day-to-day engineering and technical operations of ENG/SNG, Production Control Rooms, Master Control, Studios and all remote sites. The Technical Operations Manager must be a leader who challenges personnel and investigates technical and operational systems to innovate for all news channels (TV and Digital). Responsibilities include oversight of the engineers, technicians and staff assigned to the Engineering Department. The Technical Operations Manager will work closely with the News Department management and staff to ensure the operation of news equipment, news transmission systems and vehicles. Must be experienced in budgeting, ordering, tracking of purchases and repairs on news equipment and news fleet. Coordinates the technical and staffing logistics on remotes and station events.
Position requires a four (4) year college/technical school degree related to Broadcast Operations/Content with a minimum of five (5) year's technical news experience in a major market. The Technical Operations Manager must have strong communication skills, be successful in leading and motivating employees and have strong attention to detail. Must be familiar with Collective Bargaining Agreements. Previous managerial experience and overseeing a large team of employees is strongly recommended. Past experience supervising employees under Collective Bargaining Agreements is preferred. Must be capable of solving day-to-day maintenance and operational issues. Must demonstrate ability to think through problems to a logical conclusion. Must set clear expectations for engineers, technicians and staff and hold employees accountable for consistent performance. Must possess ability to communicate problems accurately to co-workers, managers and vendors. Must be able to work on and resolve problems without constant support and guidance from Supervisors.
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN: Performs the duties of television technician, including handling the operations of television equipment, audio boards, and station automation operations. Performs quality assurance on commercial and program material. Also performs on-air operations for the Production Control rooms/Studios, works with directors in the operation of robotic cameras (including shading) and the coding of ELC or equivalent system. The candidate must have the ability to handle multiple technical responsibilities and changes in a fast-paced newscast.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two (2) or more years’ experience as a television technician in a medium or large television market. Position requires handling of multiple demands with professionalism and results and must be able to possess strong communication skills. The ability to work under pressure and work in a cohesive team environment is a must. Working knowledge of IT a plus. The candidate must be flexible and willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as necessary.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: The successful Account Executive (AE) must be able to identify qualified targets, use strong communication and presentation skills throughout the sales process and maintain a high closing ratio. We are looking for someone that can bring together all our resources (Top Rated Local News, FOX Network, FOX Sports, My Network TV, Digital Sponsorships and Promotions) in a creative manner to achieve a high level of results. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to, strategically negotiating existing business along with obtaining incremental dollars from the existing market and building strong client relationships. Responsible for completing administrative tasks such as weekly forecasts, monthly reports, new business trackers, weekly meeting forms and the credit and collection of all accounts.
Qualifications: Ideal candidate must possess a proven track record of success in sales. A four-year college degree is required. Media sales experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of media math, TV ratings and web metrics is a plus. Candidate must be a self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills. We are looking for someone who is energetic, positive, creative and passionate to succeed in the highly competitive environment of media sales. Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking are critical to the position. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required and knowledge of media-related software and research tools is a plus.
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