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The history of KDFW is rich and ground breaking! We produce the most local News in Dallas-Fort Worth, we rank #1 in the majority of these newscasts and have for quite a while. We are the Television Station North Texans turn to as their most trusted source. We make hits of network and syndicated shows and present Sports like no other. Our community is important to us and if you are intrigued with what you have read so far it may be the ideal time to join our team.
If you are a self-starter, well-organized, and results-driven individual, then read on!
ASSIGNMENT EDITOR: Must be aggressive and thorough in responding to breaking news. Research and enterprise news stories and coverage through multiple sources including digital sources, public and private entities, scanners, and email. Responsible for daily communication with police, government sources and community groups. Must develop reliable sources to help in obtaining and confirming information for online and newscast reporting. Secure and organize elements for digital and TV, 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 digital platforms. Coordinate, dispatch and communicate with crews and helicopter for planned and breaking news events. Work closely with Reporters, Producers and Managers to obtain information and story ideas. Respond to viewer inquiries. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required with emphasis in Communication and/or Journalism. 5-7 years in a medium to major market experience required. Must possess strong communication skills and etiquette. Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for all media. Ability to work calmly under tight deadlines. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of TV news production required, including digital newsgathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including BitCentral and editing. Strong and confident communication skills are a must. Most complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner. Click here to apply.
PHOTOGRAPHER: The Photographer must have a 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.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Responsibilities include writing stories and teases, editing video, and creating graphics and supers for newscasts, FOX4news.com, social channels 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 other applicable employees or outside sources regarding story developments and changes. Must possess the ability to write stories and post video for social media platforms in coordination with Producers and Managers. Must facilitate 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. Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience as a TV Newscast Associate Producer in a small to medium to major television market required. Ideal candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines and have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Strong writing skills required. 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 video and computer systems, editing, and graphics programs. Click here to apply.
NEWS PRODUCER: Strong writing and show production skills are required. Must have strong editorial knowledge and be an active decision maker, including working with Anchors, Reporters, Assignment Editors, Associate Producers, Directors and Managers. Responsible for producing all elements of newscasts-- including leads, stories, teases and breakouts. Experienced in mining social media information and producing elements for broadcast. Must be an experienced leader in coverage and execution of live and breaking news event coverage. Perform other duties as appropriate and assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications required. Five (5) or seven (7) years’ television news experience in medium to major market. Excellent communication skills, solid news judgment and strong writing skills required. 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.
NEWS EDITOR: News Video Editor must edit video, sound, and other visual elements for newscasts, including reporter packages, newscast elements, special projects, and other projects as assigned. Must have strong understanding of the script and editorial process and the responsibilities of the position. Must be proficient in the operation of digital non-linear editing equipment. Must be proficient in using other digital newsroom tools, including ingesting and transcoding visual elements for use in edited material. Must be able to produce graphics and other visual elements for newscasts. Must maintain video archives and monitor, maintain, and organize content in digital content system. Ability to create and post material to digital and social media platforms is a plus. Must be familiar with other aspects of newscast production. Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma required. College degree preferred. Three (3) - Five (5) years’ experience in a medium to major market newsroom required. Must be able to work in a team environment and thrive under a deadline driven system. Good interpersonal skills with a strong emphasis on communication with Producers, Directors, Managers and other members of News and Engineering is required. Must be able to adapt to changing situations, especially during breaking news. Must be able to adapt to changes in technology and workflow. Must understand the legal and ethical environment of the mass media industry and be able to apply that knowledge in a dynamic environment. Click here to apply.
NEWS REPORTER: The candidate in this role will perform duties that include studio and field reporting, live reporting, interviewing, research, writing, story and segment setup and special reports. Proven experience with enterprising local and original content for broadcast and digital. Must execute daily stories with creative storytelling. Skilled at mining and posting to social media channels.
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.
ANCHOR AND REPORTER: Candidate must have proven and consistent experience as an Anchor and Reporter. Responsibilities include oversight of newscasts, producing, writing and performing scripts, stories and interviews for broadcast and online. Candidate must enterprise news stories and segments, and be versatile as a writer, storyteller and broadcaster on the anchor desk, online and in the field. Candidate must have strong editorial knowledge and the ability to produce and perform that information on all platforms. Skilled at mining and posting to social media platforms.
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or Communications required. At least ten (10) years television news experience in a medium to major market. Excellent communication skills, solid news judgment and strong writing and on-air performance skills required. Strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for broadcast and digital media is essential. Must have a thorough knowledge of current events and governmental, police, and other agency procedures. Strong research/data recovery skills. Must be capable of using news computer systems and be familiar with TV and digital production techniques. Must be capable of collaborating and working and performing well under deadline pressure. Click here to apply.
METEOROLOGIST: The position must be able to execute active and severe weather tracking and forecasting on TV and Digital by using tools such as radar, WSI system and other sources. Must have deep knowledge of weather science and forecasting. Must have a dynamic, conversation and engaging presentation. On days with no active weather, must be able to differentiate and vary forecast and presentation - on TV and Digital. Will create and operate graphics for TV and Digital segments and posts. Must be able to team with Meteorologists during daily, active and severe weather. Ability to broadcast from remote locations and be active in Station and community events.
Degree in Meteorology required. AMS or CBM Seal preferred. Work as part of a team. Must be proactive in communication with the Weather team and the Newsroom. Works well under pressure in time-sensitive environment. Must have proven experience in using weather technology and proven experience and success in all Digital platforms. Must have a flexible schedule to respond to operational needs created by team's schedules, severe weather coverage and other needs. Five (5) years on air weather forecasting experience in medium to major TV market required. Click here to apply.
SR. PRODUCER PROMOTIONS: The Senior Producer must have proven ability to conceptualize, write and produce dynamic promotional spots and long-form content that reinforce and expand the brand and image marketing content for KDFW and KDFI in the nation's 5th largest television market. Qualified candidate must: Be a leading contributor to station-produced programming, sales promotion, social media, and branding; Collaborate with other staffers to elevate marketing messaging, with an emphasis on visual storytelling and emotional branding, as well as enterprise their own ideas from concept to completion; Regularly partner with News and Sales on community initiatives, listening to their needs and applying creative vision and technical expertise to successfully deliver the desired product; Embrace and elevate our Station's presence in the digital world, staying current with the latest production trends and techniques, and utilize these opportunities to continue to evolve our messaging.
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting, Communications, or Marketing preferred. Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in television broadcasting or related fields. Skills required: Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to manage and prioritize in a fast-paced environment, with flexibility on hours and projects; Have strong photography (shooting and editing) skills across all platforms; Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; Can accept and learn from constructive feedback, Possess a strong attention to detail; Willing to take creative risks to create breakthrough content; Have expert skills with the following technology: Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Audition) and Microsoft Office Suite; Must be a highly motivated team player with a positive approach towards others. Click here to apply.
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN: Must perform the duties of Television Technician, including operating a SONY MVS8000 switcher, audio boards, robotic cameras (including shading), floor directing, and News Transmission and Master Control operations. The Technician will install and perform routine maintenance and repair of ENG, SNG, Studio, Control Room and Master Control equipment. Periodically must code and direct newscasts with the use of the SONY ELC production automation system. Must work with Directors and other Technicians in Studio and Control Room operations to execute fast-paced newscasts and ensure reliability of equipment. The candidate must have the ability to handle multiple technical responsibilities and changes in a fast-paced environment.
Two-year technical degree in Electronics or IT required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two (2) or more years’ experience in one or more of the roles listed: SONY ELC Technician, Production Technician, Master Control Technician, or Broadcast Maintenance Technician. Position requires the ability to effectively multi-task. Must possess strong communication skills, be a team player, and maintain professionalism. Working knowledge of Windows OS, iNews, and various broadcast software applications preferred. The candidate must be flexible and willing to work nights, weekends and holidays, as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned. Click here to apply.
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING: The Director of Engineering trains and manages maintenance engineers and assigns work projects and daily activities based on priorities and resources. The candidate must have a clear knowledge of project management, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate technical matters to non-technical staff. Individual must provide technical oversight and hands-on support 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 UHF). The Director of Engineering will be responsible for the upkeep of all required FCC logs, and for ensuring the stations correctly follows all FCC operational guidelines. As part of the Engineering Management team, the Director of Engineering works in conjunction with the stations’ VP of Engineering & Operations and Operations Manager to accomplish station goals in a timely and professional manner. The Director of Engineering both directs the work of station engineers and serves as lead engineer when tackling time-sensitive or challenging maintenance issues. Strong prior maintenance experience is highly desirable on at least two of the following: Sony ELC, Grass Valley iTX, BitCentral CORE newsroom software and hardware, and/or Chyron graphics systems. Prior experience in the maintenance of Sony video switchers, Evertz EQX routers and SSL audio boards is also highly desired. Experience with 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. IT knowledge should include ability to configure network switches and devices, build network topology including running cable and installing RJ-45 connectors, and the ability to troubleshoot connectivity issues and streaming video. Knowledge of SMPTE 2110 standard a plus. Strong leadership and administrative skills a must.
A minimum of 15 years’ prior experience working in a technical field, with at least 8 of that in broadcasting is required for this position. Previous supervisory or engineering management experience is also required. A college degree is preferred, along with either SBE certification or a General Class FCC license. Click here to apply.
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