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METEOROLOGIST: The position must be able to execute active and severe weather forecasting on TV and online by using tools such as radar, WSI and other sources. Must have deep knowledge of weather science and forecasting and must have a dynamic, conversational and engaging presentation. On days with no active weather, must be able to differentiate and vary forecast and presentation. Will prepare and operate graphics for on-air and online segments and posts. Must be experienced in creating engaging posts and updating forecasts, videos, and pictures for online and social media platforms. Must be able to work with other Meteorologists during severe weather. Ability to broadcast from remote locations for newscasts during severe weather events and community events.
Degree in Meteorology and AMS seal required. Work as part of a team and must be proactive in communication with the Newsroom. Works well under pressure in a time-sensitive environment. Must have proven experience in using weather technology and proven experience and success in all social media. Must have a flexible schedule to respond to operational needs created by severe weather events and coverage needs. Five (5) years on air weather forecasting experience in medium to major market required. Three (3) to Five (5) years in a major market preferred. Click here to apply.
NEWS REPORTER: 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. Click here to apply.
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. Write and publish stories for station website. 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.
Bachelor's degree required with emphasis in Communication and/or Journalism. 7-8 years in a medium to major market experience required. 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 editing and graphics programs. Strong communication skills are a must. Must complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner. Click here to apply.
PHOTOGRAPHER: The Photographer must have proven ability to shoot and edit video and stills in the field, newsroom, and studio. Candidate will gather information and interviews in the field and shoots remotes as assigned. Candidate will operate audio, video, and transmission equipment for live and taped broadcast and digital content. This position is also responsible for editing news stories on deadline in the field and in the newsroom. The ability to write and produce video for broadcast and digital is a plus. Position must contribute to station social media channels with information, stills and video.
A Bachelor’s degree from a four (4) year college or university is preferred. Three (3) years of experience as a photojournalist or equivalent in the news department of a commercial television station required. Must have a valid driver’s license and exemplary driving record. Candidate must have strong communication skills, work on tight deadlines and have the ability to deal effectively/professionally with the public, public officials and staff. Ideal candidate must have strong story telling abilities, problem-solving skills, and a positive attitude. Must have demonstrated skills in operating photography, non-linear editing and live equipment. Must be able to adapt to changing technologies and workflow. Click here to apply.
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.
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. Click here to apply.
BROADCAST MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN: (Full-Time, Reg.): Perform preventative maintenance on master control, studio and production equipment. Prefer candidate with knowledge of on-air operations to include master control, technical operations center, ENG and SNG operation. Successful candidate will have knowledge in the repair of studio equipment to include cameras, robotics, automation systems, a/v routing as well as networked media and file-based workflows. Successful candidate should also have a working knowledge of RF systems to include transmitters, receivers and microwave equipment.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two (2) years' technical school in electronics or equivalent desired. Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in broadcast maintenance in medium or large television market is required. 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. Other duties may be assigned to the position as deemed appropriate and necessary. Click here to apply.
ACCOUNTANT: Regular, Full-time: The Accountant has significant responsibility for providing complete, accurate, and timely accounting reports to management, by accurately interpreting raw and summarized data from the Traffic and General Ledger systems. Responsibility for preparing journal entries and analyses related to the accounting cycle including standard, recurring, and adjusting journal entries. Assist in the regular auditing and testing of financial data. The Accountant is responsible for a number of transactional and administrative tasks for the Finance department. The Accountant is responsible for maintaining well organized and complete records and/or files. These records must contain sufficient documentation to allow for independent audit of the data along with information regarding any assumptions used. Records and files must be logically organized and stored in such a way as to facilitate quick retrieval.
A Bachelor degree from an accredited college/university with a major or concentration in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline is required. A minimum of one to two years of general accounting experience is required. Must appreciate and respect the necessity for confidentiality, be able to professionally, diplomatically, tactfully, and courteously interact with people, and display a professional attitude and appearance. Must demonstrate initiative and self-motivation, perform well in a fast paced environment, demonstrate the ability to examine, observe, and handle details, handle multiple tasks/assignments simultaneously, work independently, establish priorities, and accurately complete tasks, assignments, and projects within established deadlines, and be well organized. Must possess a good working knowledge of accounting principles, have strong math skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel. Click here to apply.
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