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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.
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.
National Sales Assisstant: The National Sales Assistant assists a team of Account Executives and a National Sales Manager. The National Sales Assistant is responsible for the day to day tasks involved with the local order activity process. These tasks include, but are not limited to, order entry, contract maintenance, contract reconciliation and the posting of contracts. The National Sales Assistant will be responsible for the coordination and maintenance of both the Order Connect system and Wide Orbit paperwork, as well as the filing of national contracts. The National Sales Assistant will be in constant communication with Account Executives, the National Sales Manager, the Traffic Department and Advertisers.
The National Sales Assistant must have good communication skills and be able to interface with a team of Account Executives. They must demonstrate the ability to prioritize, multi-task and perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment. The National Sales Assistant must be computer proficient and will be required to learn industry specific software and create sales presentations. Broadcast sales assistant experience preferred. College degree with emphasis in Advertising, Marketing or Business preferred. Strong Microsoft Office skills required, including Excel. Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Strong mathematical skills required.
Copy Coordinator: The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that advertiser schedules air with correct commercial material. Compile listing of schedules that need copy material attached for the logs. Gather and organize materials provided by advertising agencies in order to properly schedule commercial rotations. Input commercial rotations into computer system. Check, verify and file all input schedules. Backup fellow Copy Coordinators. Backup Traffic Managers by completing daily logs. Maintain commercial inventory file. Must be experienced in working in a fast paced work environment. Must be able to effectively communicate with sales management, sales personnel, and other station personnel as required. Must be able to effectively communicate with advertising agency personnel to ensure that materials are received in a timely manner. Attention to detail is critical for effective completion of daily tasks.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Broadcast Traffic preferred. Candidate must have excellent communication, multi-tasking and organizational skills as well as excellent math skills. Must have Industry knowledge and be able to work in a team environment. Ability to work well under pressure and detail oriented. Previous Traffic experience and knowledge of Wide Orbit Software preferred.
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