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KRIV FOX 26 and KTXH MY 20 - Houston                                                                                                                         Posted July 20, 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.

NEWS

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. 

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 social media platforms. 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 [1] to Two [2] 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.

Photojournalist                                                                                                Full Time Regular

Fox 26 KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking a Photojournalist to join our news team.  The primary role of the photojournalist is to be a visual storyteller. This role will shoot, edit, and present images with sound for multiple platforms including television, web, and social media.  This role requires someone who can “go live” as a performer in certain breaking news circumstances, as well as when assigned for “Point of View” live shots on daily news stories.  Some writing and voiceover experience desirable/preferred.  The successful candidate must also have experience operating ENG vehicles and equipment.  Must be able to “Light” scenes to produce well lit content, as needed.  Prior knowledge of web and social media content, related to the television platform is preferred.  Must have experience with non-linear editing equipment, such as Edius or Final Cut Pro is required.  Experience with P2 Camera format is a plus. Knowledge of HTML, Basic AVID editing, iNews and social media are preferred.  Perform other duties as assigned. 

Self-motivated, creative storyteller with strong shooting and editing skills on multiple platforms.  A full understanding of live truck operations, with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a photojournalist/editor in a television news department is required.  Willingness and ability to travel for story assignments, including international travel.  Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record.  High school graduate required. Four (4) year college degree with emphasis in communications or journalism is 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.

Senior Executive Producer                                                                               Full Time Regular

Fox 26 KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking a Meteorologist 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 requiredMinimum of 5 years’ experience producing on a local or national news broadcast, management experience preferredMust 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 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 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 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.

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 [5] years producing experience in middle to major markets, including newscast producing experience.  Two [2] 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.

Information Technology

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.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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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