Jobs at FOX 26 and My20

KRIV FOX 26 and KTXH MY 20 - Houston                                                                                                                         Posted June 1, 2017

The following represents brief descriptions.  It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of each position.

SALES

Account Executive

KRIV Fox 26/ KTXH My 20 in Houston are looking for a Senior Account Executive.  The AE is responsible for growing transactional accounts, developing new business and selling digital products by maximizing opportunities.  The successful AE candidate 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, MyNetwork TV, Web/Digital Sponsorships and Promotions] in a creative manner to achieve a high level of results.  Other responsibilities include but 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 

Four year college degree preferred.  The ideal candidate will be a sales professional with a preferred minimum of 5 years television sales experience and have a proven track record of success in sales.  Knowledge of media math, TV ratings and web metrics is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  Wide Orbit Sales and Traffic knowledge preferred.  Proficiency in Microsoft office programs preferred.  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.  

NEWS

Anchor/Reporter

KRIV, the FOX O&O in Houston, TX is looking for a News Anchor/Reporter.  The ideal candidate is an accomplished storyteller, both in package format and live format, both in the field and in the studio. The candidate must be able to originate research, produce and conduct interviews for stories. The Anchor/Reporter must be able to anchor live major breaking news.   We are looking for an Anchor/Reporter who is very active in social media and who will be a leader in this area for the rest of the newsroom.  We will hire the candidate who we feel has the knowledge and tenacity to create compelling and journalistically accurate content on all media platforms.  Also, we are looking for a person who is a natural leader of others, and can help provide positive morale to those around him.  The ability to speak extemporaneously in an engaging way on air and off is a primary skill for this position.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in many local appearances and community activities, where public speaking skills are critical. The candidate must be able to meet deadlines. 

A minimum of 5 years’ experience reporting news is required. The ability to edit and shoot video is preferred but in the FOX 26 Newsroom of the future, all talent is expected to learn to edit and shoot their own stories. Excellent communication and writing skills for both broadcast and digital platforms are required. Must be willing to work all shifts when needed.  A bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism preferred. Must have a valid credit card and driver’s license. 

Reporter                                                                                                          

KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking a Reporter to join our news team with the ability to enterprise unique stories as well as cover breaking and hard news.  Strong live skills are required.  In addition, this reporter must be able to shoot, write and edit as required.  Candidate must have proven presence on social media.  The candidate must operate with a high degree of journalistic ethics, emotional intelligence and must demonstrated ability to develop and nurture a natural connection to people and the community.  

You must be a self-starter with a great attitude and a desire to win.  We require that you are able to work independently in a high pressure, fast paced environment, gathering information to discern the news worthiness of events. You will research thoroughly, write clearly, and deliver content in a manner appropriate for television broadcasting, online and social media which requires writing, editing and uploading material including material which may be shot by the reporter.  In addition, this individual will be responsible for gathering news materials, interviewing people, both on and off camera, preparing and presenting packages/reports either live or on tape.  Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate. 

Four year college degree required, with emphasis in Journalism or Communications preferred.  Prefer a minimum of five years’ experience at a local television broadcast media outlet as a reporter producing and delivering local content.  Must have excellent editorial judgment and have the ability to produce content on all newsroom platforms, including television, online, and social media.  Must have strong interpersonal skills with colleagues and interviewees.   Must have a valid credit card and driver's license.

Producer                                                                                                         

KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking a dynamic and creative Producer to join our innovative morning news team.   You’ll be expected to have complete line producing skills including:  writing and editing, developing a rundown, creating graphics as well as video editing.  Our producer must be a strong communicator, able to give direction as well as be a collaborator.  You must have strong control room skills and be able to write accurately and quickly particularly in breaking news situations. Must fully participate in the editorial process that leads to story development and work with reporters to bring their stories to air.   You may be required to perform other duties including but not limited to: field producing and special projects.  Excellent people skills as well as a passion for the news are required. 

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required.  Two to three (3) years' experience as a Line Producer in a medium to major television market is required.  Thorough knowledge of social media and how to manage social media engagement.   Must have exceptional editorial judgment; strong writing, copy editing, and video editing skills. Must be innovative, finding new ways to present information in a creative and compelling manner.  Must be able to work under pressure and strict deadlines.   Ideal candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems (AVID iNews and AVID search preferred), video editing and graphics programs.  Must be willing to work all shifts including overnight, mornings, dayside, evenings and weekends.  Must have a valid credit card and driver's license.                                                                                                         

Senior Producer                                                                                              

Fox 26 KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking a Senior Producer to join our news team.  This candidate will be responsible for oversight of the daily production of multiple newscasts.  Key responsibilities and duties include bur are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the final product on all news and information platforms being used during the assigned work shift.
  • Responsible for editorial decisions and/or changes made in the control room while the newscast is on the air.
  • Communicates via IFB to provide producer direction and talent instruction, as well as to crews in the field and in the studio.
  • Responsible for the production of stories-everything from setting up the story, to interviews, to writing and editing features, and coordinating graphics.
  • Coordinate with digital journalists to promote coverage for online and on-air.
  • Supervise and oversee the associate producers assigned to the shift.  Assign writing ideas to Associate Producers.  Edit Associate Producer scripts and provide feedback.
  • Coordinate the inclusion of scripts and video to produce a coherent report
  • Work with reporters to develop story scripts.  Edit reporter scripts and provide feedback. Assign voiceovers and VO-SOTs to reporters and anchors. Via phone, and in person work with on-air staff to assist with story development and/or story support.
  • Must have command of the company provided tools to make on-air graphics for stories in newscast.
  • Work with field crews to manage stories, provide graphics support, video and logistical support.
  • Download and edit video for newscasts – coordinate with ENG for Satellite feeds.
  • Work closely with assignment desk to coordinate live shots and reporter & photographer assignments.
  • Maintain open communication with News Director and all station personnel to efficiently, respectfully and professionally complete news assignments.
  • Attend and participate in department meetings.  Provide suggestions for news related stories and participate in post-production critiques.
  • Constantly moves throughout the station to coordinate work requirements and production related activities.
  • Constantly uses verbal, audible, and visual abilities to perform essential functions.  Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Constantly operates PC to complete required news items and related materials. Requires fine motor skills.
  • Regularly receives and distributes information and instructions, via telephone, e-mail and memo to station personnel.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as needed.

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required.  Minimum of 5 years’ experience producing on a local or national news broadcast, management experience preferredThorough knowledge of social media and how to manage social media engagement.   Must possess a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing style.  Must have exceptional editorial judgment; strong writing, copy editing, and video editing skills. Must be innovative, finding new ways to present information in a creative and compelling manner.  Must be able to work under pressure and strict deadlines.   Ideal candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, video editing and graphics programsThe candidate must have a positive attitude, drive for excellence, integrity and strong teamwork and leadership skills.  We are looking for someone who will take the initiative and has a competitive spirit and wants to win.  Must be able to solve problems and make decisionsMust be flexible and able to handle pressure and meet deadlines.  Working knowledge of libel laws and journalistic ethics is a plus.  

Producer shift schedules are subject to change based on the needs of the department.   It is an essential part of the producer’s job to be willing to adjust hours to meet the fluctuating demands of a news team in a competitive market.   If special events fall on a producer’s day off they may be required to participate if requested.   Varied hours may also be required based on the needs of the department

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EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

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Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to krivjobs@foxtv.com, call 713-479-2720, or visit our readily accessible station located at 4261 Southwest Freeway, Houston TX 77027, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.

Organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refer job seekers to employers may request KRIV/KTXH
 to provide them with information about full-time openings at the station. Such requests must include the organization's name, mailing address, e-mail address if applicable, telephone number and contact person, and identify the category or categories of job openings for which it requests notices. Requests should be directed to Director of Human Resources, KRIV/KTXH 4261 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. We appreciate your organization's help in publicizing our job openings! KRIV/KTXH is an equal opportunity employer.

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