KRIV FOX 26 and KTXH MY 20 - Houston Posted May 26, 2016
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.
Billing Coordinator Full Time Regular
KRIV FOX 26, a FOX Owned & Operated Station, located in Houston, Texas is accepting applications for a Billing Coordinator position. Candidate will be responsible for posting daily program logs for KRIV and KTXH along with recording and reconciling monthly media revenue. Candidate must work closely with Finance and Sales daily to resolve any billing, and invoice discrepancies prior to month end close. Candidate will have daily interaction with sales, traffic, as well as master control and must work with them to resolve any billing discrepancies and maintain revenue forecasts. Also coordinate with other departments for Iron Mountain storage pickups. Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary.
Prior media industry experience in finance preferred. Must be an organized detailed oriented multitasker with excellent communication and customer service skills. Knowledge of accounting and experience with Microsoft Office Suite preferred. Familiar with WideOrbit software is a plus, but not required. High School Diploma or equivalent required. College Degree preferred.
Web Producer Full Time Regular
KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking a Web Producer to join our news team. Perform duties of online and mobile writer/producer, specializing in print style writing, copy editing, and editorial newsgathering. Facilitate, understand and execute the editorial gathering of local web and social media news and information, reproducing material into strong compelling content. Knowledge of HTML, Basic AVID editing, iNews and social media, including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required. One (1) to Two (2) years of digital media writing and production experience, plus one year of on air broadcasting experience. Knowledge of common web and application architectures. Must have knowledge of writing for print with an emphasis on AP style. Understanding of digital platforms user behavior. Skilled in all areas of Audio/Video digitizing and editing. Position demands excellent print/web writing, web editing, interface design, and web production. Handle multiple demands and competing priorities simultaneously in a strict deadline oriented environment. Excellent communication skills. Ability to work under pressure and as part of a cohesive team.
Assignment Editor Full Time Regular
KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking an Assignment Editor to join our news team. Responsibilities include gathering and developing of news story ideas via all social platforms, including the ability to perform a competitive analysis of all media platforms. Responsibilities include posting stories to our digital and social media platforms. Must be comfortable in a fast changing news environment and possess superior communications skills on telephone, email, in person and internet. Must have superior knowledge of how to monitor scanners and other sources of breaking news. Also responsible for assigning news crews to cover breaking news and developing viable sources to contact during breaking news. Must be able to advance stories beyond the basic information. Other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned. Must have well developed social media skills.
Four (4) year college degree required with emphasis in Communications or Journalism preferred. Candidate must possess at least two (2) years of prior Assignment Editor experience, excellent news judgment, strong sense of urgency in coverage decision making, and display an aggressive and competitive news gathering style. Must be highly organized, and efficient at multi-tasking. Knowledge of the Houston area preferred.
Production Technician Part Time Regular
KRIV FOX 26, a FOX Owned & Operated Station, located in Houston, Texas is accepting applications for a Part-Time Production Technician position. Candidate will be responsible for coding with live automated control systems. Other responsibilities include but not limited to: audio, robotic, camera operation, tuning in microwave live shots, lighting and floor directing for live newscasts and recorded programming. Will also be required to cover vacation & sick leave and all other duties as assigned.
Prior Broadcast industry experience in a live control room environment as a traditional Director/Technical Director preferred. Looking for someone with a strong work ethic, and the ability to handle multiple tasks under high pressure while maintaining a team approach to all assignments. Must be able to work flexible hours and shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Must be a team player with solid interpersonal skills. College Degree preferred.
Associate Producer Full Time Regular
KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking an Associate Producer to join our news team. Responsibilities include writing stories and teases, editing video, and creating graphics and supers for newscasts, Fox26Houston.com and associated news partners. The position works closely with producers to help develop and format newscasts and communicates continuously with Reporters, Photographers, Assignment Desk, Managers and other applicable employees or outside sources regarding story developments and changes. Must possess the ability to write stories for on air newscasts, Fox26Houston.com, and create written and visual content for social media platforms in coordination with producers and managers. 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. Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required. One  to Two  years’ experience as a TV Newscast Associate Producer or Producer in a small to medium to major television market or equivalent preferred. Ideal candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines, have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and be willing to work any work shift, as needed. 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.
Senior Executive Producer Full Time Regular
Fox 26 KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking a senior executive producer to join our news team Oversees the coordination of the News programming department’s day-to-day operations by performing the following duties:
· Execute and enhance the vision and philosophy of news management.
· Oversee all aspects of content gathering, execution and production values across multiple platforms.
· Creative and innovative thinker with the ability to conceive and bring to fruition compelling content in a compelling presentation style.
· A “Show Doctor”
· Primary responsibility is to oversee the creation of timely and compelling content for all news and information platforms.
· Ensures News and information is balanced and content is clear and understandable, and that all of our News products meet the requirements of fairness and accuracy.
· Responsible for the production quality of all television newscasts.
· Ability to recruit great talent.
· Great coach and motivator of people.
· Responsible for creation of a newsroom plan for special journalism stories and projects all year, with emphasis in the traditional ratings periods, including live and/or taped coverage either in the field or in house for various Station specials.
· Responsible for innovating our product on all platforms, with the goal of being the market leader in fresh ideas.
· Must consistently review all media platforms to ensure objectives are attained.
· Must attend all editorial meetings during shift.
· Partner with the Marketing department to strategize promotional opportunities.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
The 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 decisions. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of 5 years’ experience producing on a local or national news broadcast, management experience preferred. Must be flexible and able to handle pressure and meet deadlines. Working knowledge of libel laws and journalistic ethics is a plus. Knowledge of and proficiency in newsroom computer systems and social media preferred.
Senior Producer Full Time Regular
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 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 preferred. Thorough 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 programs. The 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 decisions. Must 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.
AM Executive Producer Full Time Regular
KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking an Executive Producer to join our news team. This position oversees all aspects of Morning newscasts and guides daily editorial direction on all media platforms during the morning hours. Helps plan and oversee guest bookings and segment ideas and their development. Oversees producers, associate producers, anchors, reporters, photographers, and video editors in the selection and formatting of all stories developed and presented for our morning news block. Approves and copy edits scripts, teases, and graphics. Oversees the technical and logistical elements of FOX 26 Morning News on all platforms. Provides employee feedback, and writes employee evaluations. Coordinates with other departmental managers. Must complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner. Perform other duties as assigned.
Four year college degree required with emphasis in Communications or Journalism preferred. Minimum five  years producing experience in middle to major markets, including newscast producing experience. Two  years news management experience strongly preferred. Must be able to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment. Must be a strong leader and communicator, possessing both effective interpersonal skills and highly developed time management skills. Must possess superior editorial judgment and understand the legal and ethical parameters for mass media. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web based news gathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, editing and graphics programs.
Producer Full Time Regular
KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking a Morning Producer to join our news team. Responsibilities include selecting stories, assembling in a rundown, creating graphics, writing and copy editing stories, as well as editing video to go along with those stories as needed on all media platforms. Must coordinate reporter presentations. Take assigned newscasts to the control room, where you have responsibility for timing them to include commercial breaks as well as getting the program on and off at specific times. Must fully participate in the editorial process that leads to story assignments as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required. Two (2) to three (3) years' experience as a Line Producer in a medium to major television market preferred. 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, including AVID iNews and AVID search, video editing and graphics programs.
Reporter Full Time Regular
KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking a Reporter to join our news team. This reporter must be someone who can track down and dig into a compelling story then be able to shoot, write, edit and front it live. Candidate must have proven presence on social media. In addition to exhibiting a high degree of emotional intelligence, the candidate 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. These platforms require the reporter to shoot, write and edit video and present finished stories in a professional and engaging manner. 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 strong writing skills, including the ability to write to video, website, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Must have at least two years of experience in shooting, and editing video. Reporter must be able to shoot, write, edit and present own stories.
Promotions Producer Full Time Regular
Fox 26 KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking a Promotions Producer to join our creative services/marketing team. Must be a self-motivator with a great attitude, and be able to work tight, sometimes difficult deadlines with minimal direction. We’re looking for someone who will push creative way beyond the typical! We are looking for a unique, driven, passionate, storyteller. The key responsibilities are to ensure the highest quality news promotion and commercial production products. Assist in implementing and executing a strategic plan to solidify brand and retain and recruit viewers. Work with sales department to maintain and grow client production base. Monitor all creative messaging to reflect brand in all promotion (news, special projects, all outside media, sales and community projects. Assist with all digital and traditional marketing plans (online, social media, on-air, cable, radio, outdoor, etc.). Must have the ability to write, produce and edit effective spots (news promotion, special projects and/or commercials). Foster an environment of inclusion and mentorship to other department members, with a concentration of growing and developing each member’s skill set. Work with Creative Director to strategize and execute all station promotion efforts. Work with Creative Director and Sales Department to generate new streams of production revenue. Prioritize and implement new projects and technologies as they become available. Assist in the placement and execution of efficient and effective outside media buys. Other duties as assigned and required.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism or broadcasting preferred. Two (2) years broadcast/social media experience with an emphasis in strategically and creatively marketing to recruit and retain viewers is required. Must be proficient in non-linear editing with strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of social media marketing concepts, including posting on social media platforms required. Must be detail-oriented, driven to succeed, competitive and able to execute responsibilities with minimum supervision. Ability to manage multiple projects is required.
IT Support Technician Full Time Regular
Fox 26 KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking an IT Support Technician to join our information technology team. The ideal candidate will assists FTS personnel with technical support of desktop computers, applications, and related technology. Support includes specification, installation, and repair of computer systems and peripherals within established FTS standards and guidelines. Activities require interaction with other members of the FTS IT team to diagnose and resolve unique, non-recurring problems. The employee in this position also assists in the maintenance, deployment, and problem solving associated with servers and networking devices. Work is performed with little supervision and requires initiative and judgment.
Key responsibilities include providing PC technical support to FTS employees. This includes the installation, configuration, and ongoing usability of desktop and laptop computers, mobile devices and peripheral technology. Ensure systems interconnect seamlessly with diverse systems and Active Directory resources. Back up station’s IT Manager and assist with maintaining station’s servers and network. This includes technical support for the file servers on the “primary Active Directory domain. Recommends and performs hardware and software upgrades on systems to ensure security, reliability, performance and longevity. Ensure system configurations and operations are in compliance with company policies and procedures. Maintain hardware/software inventories for all IT managed technologies. Works with support vendors to troubleshoot technical problems on PCs, servers and software. Assist with the creation and maintenance of technical documents used for planning and support of local servers and networks. Deploy new or upgraded technologies as defined in approved projects. Assist in information gathering associated with asset management and IT initiatives on an as-needed basis.
BS / BA in Computer Science (or equivalent in experience) required. Five (5)+ years supporting Windows PCs, Servers required. Three (3)+ years supporting a user base >75 people required. Two (2)+ years basic IP networking required. Must be able to resolve issues and isolate faults methodically. Must be able to follow defined procedure and processes and to deal with frequent change, and unexpected events. Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness. Exhibit sound and accurate judgment and logical reasoning. Must have the ability to learn quickly. Experience working with the following technologies are also required: OS: MS/Windows Server 2008/2012 and MS Windows 7/10. Hardware Platforms: HP Desktop and ProLiant Servers, Cisco Switches. Tablets and Smartphones. Applications/Software: MS Office, McAfee Antivirus, Microsoft SCCM, BackupExec, Ghost (or equivalent), and PGP disk encryption.
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