KRIV FOX 26 and KTXH MY 20 - Houston May 14, 2019
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Assistant News Director
KRIV Fox26, the FOX Owned & Operated television station in Houston, TX, is seeking an Assistant News Director to join our team. This position will assist the VP/News Director in the overall management of the News Department including supervision of the Executive Producers, Reporters, Weather and Sports. Will lead the newsroom on various social media platforms in order to connect with and consistently engage our audience on all platforms. This leadership includes monitoring social media as needed during all dayparts. Will have oversight of the content gathering selections made during editorial meetings, evaluating those selections on a daily basis for appropriateness of the audience being addressed. Assists in recruitment of on air talent, as well as manages, evaluates, and monitors employee performance on an ongoing basis. Will work closely with the news director and special projects executive producer on special reports and specials. Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary.
Bachelor’s degree preferred with emphasis in Communications or Journalism preferred. Minimum of seven  years as an Assistant News Director or Executive Producer in a medium to major market. Must have excellent supervisory and management skills. Must be a good coach and willing to train and mentor less experienced managers and employees. Must have exceptional editorial judgment and the ability to deliver compelling live television, as well as timely and consistent compelling content on social media and Fox26Houston.com. Must have experience working with newsroom budgets and a strong background in legal and ethical issues as it relates to the newsgathering process. Must have the ability to challenge employees to grow and develop newsgathering and reporting skills to consistently deliver informative, compelling and accurate newscasts. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, editing and graphics programs. Must be available to work all shifts as required. Valid driver’s license and credit card required. Click here to apply
Digital Content Manager
We're hiring a Digital Content Manager to oversee our next-level team at KRIV Fox 26 in Houston, TX. Reporting to the News Director, the Digital Content Manager will lead our team of local Digital Content Creators, who are focused on telling stories that truly matter to digital and social users. Does this sound like you? You're driven, smart, full of energy and as digitally and socially savvy as they come. You’re a leader, but you also know there is no “I” in team. You strive to make a difference every day, and have a deep passion for what you do. You're (very) competitive, sharp, resourceful, quick-thinking, and not afraid to try something new. You're a hard worker by nature, you set the bar high and you want to win. Big. The person we're looking for is a news junkie who lives and breathes content and knows how to inspire a team. If you're a digital content-creating rockstar who is hungry for the next step in their career, this job is for you.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee team that creates compelling, UX-focused news and event-based content relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Prioritize allocation of digital resources to cover the most important stories, based on data derived from real-time analytics and trends. Guide digital team’s editorial decisions. Serve as digital leader and resource in the newsroom to ensure station’s digital and social media dominance. Follow group standards for digital publishing. Maintain continuous communication with other FTS digital teams and Group Content Team. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: 4+ years’ experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms preferred. Proven history as leader and/or project lead within a team. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Strong desire to advance in digital news career. Superior news judgement, writing and copy editing skills. Fanatical attention to detail. Thrive under pressure. Stellar communication skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus). Click here to apply
KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking a Sports Producer to join our news team. The Sports Producer will support the Sports Director in all areas of production including shooting video, editing video, writing scripts and teases for broadcasts as well as digital platforms. The Sports Producer will be required to operate equipment to generate talent live shots or stream live sports press conferences and other events. Will also be required to field producer. This producer will also be responsible for sport’s specials both in generating field pieces as well as line producing sports programs. Must be willing to develop and create graphics. The position works closely with newscast producers to help develop and format sportscasts. Must also work in cooperation and coordination with station’s Producers, Photographers, Assignment Desk Editors, Managers and other applicable employees or outside sources regarding story developments and changes including FOX Sports or other FOX television stations. Must have deep knowledge of both professional and collegiate sports particularly for the Houston market. Must be willing to follow high school sports as well. Will be required to write sports content for the station’s website and maintain a social media presence.
The Sports Producer must have utmost flexibility with scheduling as assignments will be made in accordance with sports teams availability in addition to operational needs of the station. Must be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays when necessary. Must also have the ability to overcome anticipated and unexpected changes and be reachable 24 hours a day in breaking sports/ news situations. May be assigned to news duties as required and other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field preferred. At least two years’ experience as an Associate Producer or Producer in a 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. Strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media is essential and represent FOX26 in a professional manner. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools, newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews (or a similar newsroom system), Edius or other desktop editing. Must be willing to travel as needed and have a valid credit card and driver's license. Click here to apply.
KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking a dynamic, passionate and creative Producer. If you are a producer who loves live television, wants to innovate and develop a news program beyond the traditional newscast and has strong journalistic standards. KRIV wants you to join our team! You will be expected to have complete line producing skills including: writing and editing, developing a rundown, creating graphics as well as video editing. Thorough knowledge of social media and how to manage social media engagement preferred. Our producer must be a strong communicator and have leadership skills and be able to give direction while at the same time being a team-player and collaborator. You must have strong live 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: desktop editing, digital content production, field producing, occasional assignment desk duties and special projects.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required. Two to three (3) years' experience as a show Producer in a medium to major television market is required. Must be able to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and multitask. Ideal candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems (I-news preferred) and graphics programs. Must be available to work any shift/program assigned. Must have a valid credit card and driver's license. Click here to apply
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 and digital 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 be willing to learn how to produce newscasts and be available for assignment as a newscast producer on a fill-in basis as warranted by news management. May be required to field produce. 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. Must be willing to assist on the assignment desk if necessary. Must be reachable 24 hours a day in breaking news situations. 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. Must be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays when necessary. Must have valid credit card and driver's license. Click here to apply.
Assignment Desk Editor
KRIV-TV, the FOX O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking an Assignment Desk Editor to join our news team. Responsibilities include news gathering from various sources including social media. The candidate must have the ability to develop stories and respond to breaking news for TV as well as digital platforms. Must have basic knowledge of monitoring police and fire scanners and other sources of breaking news. Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; be able to multi-task, be a problem solver as well as a strategic thinker. Will be responsible for assigning photographers and reporters. The ideal candidate is an energetic and effective communicator and must develop contacts and sources in order to advance stories beyond a press release. Must have strong social media skills. Other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned.
Four (4) year college degree with emphasis in Communications or Journalism preferred. Candidate must possess at least two (2) years of prior Assignment Editor experience or bachelor's degree in lieu of experience. Must also possess excellent news judgement, strong sense of urgency in coverage decision-making and display an aggressive and competitive news gathering style. Click here to apply
KRIV FOX26 / KTXH My20, the FOX Duopoly in Houston, TX, is seeking a Traffic Coordinator to join our traffic team. This position will verify broadcast traffic instruction and insure accurate instruction entry. The successful applicant will also actively cross train on other traffic desks including inventory and log processing. Duties and responsibilities include processing local copy entry to guarantee accurate and complete commercial delivery for our clients, assisting creative services with receipt and delivery of commercials from various sources to insure ITX compliance, working with National Copy Hub on national copy issues, and producing Manage Engine log change tickets.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior television/radio traffic experience preferred. Experience using Wide Orbit preferred. Must have great communication skills and maintain open communication with General Sales Manager, All Sales Mangers and Sales personnel to efficiently and professionally complete sales assignments. Must also have efficient time management skills and comply with daily deadlines. Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary. Click Here to Apply
KRIV/KTXH, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is looking for a Sales Assistant to join our team. This position is responsible for the day to day tasks involved with the local sales order entry process. These tasks include order entry, contract maintenance, contract reconciliation and posting of contracts. The Sales Assistant will also be responsible for the coordination and maintenance of Wide Orbit paperwork, as well as the filing of all contracts. Strong mathematical skills preferred. Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary.
Bachelor’s degree preferred with emphasis in Advertising, Marketing or Business preferred. Minimum of two (2) year experience and prior broadcast sales assistant experience preferred but not required. Must have good communication skills and be able to interface with Account Executives. Must demonstrate the ability to prioritize, multi-task and perform at a high level in a fast paced environment. Must be computer proficient and will be required to learn industry specific software and create sales presentations. Click here to apply.
KRIV Fox 26/ KTXH My 20 in Houston, TX, is 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 who 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 of 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 this position. Click here to apply.
KRIV Fox 26/KTXH My 20 in Houston, TX, are looking for a SNG/ENG Technician to join our team. The ideal candidate will drive the Satellite News Gathering vehicle or Electronic News Gathering vehicle to news story locations and establishes satellite or microwave transmission to the station as well as sets up and connects appropriate cables and portable microwave equipment to establish clear video and audio signals for broadcast. Responsible for operating audio, video and transmission equipment for live remote broadcasts The SNG Technician will operate equipment at the station to receive satellite and microwave signals; communicates with field crews to establish those signals, and monitors the quality of those signals once established. Communicate effectively with news managers and producers about the status of satellite and microwave transmissions. Maintain all assigned equipment and tools in good operating condition. Assist with routine vehicle and electronic maintenance. Shoot video and audio recordings in the field, newsroom, and studio as well as collect information and obtain sound at the scene of news events. Edit news stories on deadline in the field and in the newsroom and assist others with news gathering operations when needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Two years’ experience as an SNG/ENG Technician and/or photojournalist at a commercial television station. Prior experience with Satellite News Gathering vehicle, Electronic News Gathering vehicle, Bitcentral, Video Camera & Related Accessories, Microphones, Mixers & other Field Audio Equipment, LiveU Networks Backpack preferred. Working knowledge of microwave/satellite equipment. Demonstrated skill or ability to develop skill in video photography and editing on deadline. Communicate clearly and deal effectively/politely with co-workers and the public. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Must have a valid credit card and be willing to travel for news events. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Click here to apply.
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