Jobs at FOX 26 and My20

KRIV FOX 26 and KTXH MY 20 - Houston                                                                                                               Posted Sept. 28, 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. 

NEWS

Assignment Manager

KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking an Assignment Manager to join our news team. The candidate will supervise Assignment Editors as well as plan daily and future news coverage.  Oversee scheduling of photographers, reporters, and assignment editors.  Compile and edit daily story rundown, and lead daily editorial meetings. Assign, coordinate, and dispatch crews to planned and breaking news events.  Work closely with all other News Managers to plan and coordinate daily and future news coverage.  Work closely with Reporters to develop stories and story ideas.  Candidate must have well developed social media skills, and the ability to teach others those same skills.   Must coach and train Assignment Editors to perform their duties at a high level.  Must be a calculated risk taker and decision maker, and be able to handle high-pressure situations.  Must develop a network of sources to gather and confirm information for newscasts and breaking news situations.  Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media.  Perform other duties as assigned. 

Four (4) year college degree required, with emphasis in Communications or Journalism preferred.  Minimum four (4) years’ experience in a medium to large television market.  Five (5) years in a top 15 market preferred.  Must complete administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.   Must be a strong leader and communicator, and possess excellent time management skills.  Knowledge of the Houston area preferred. 

PM Executive Producer

KRIV Fox 26, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is searching for a dynamic PM Executive Producer to lead our early evening and late-night newsgathering efforts.  In addition to two traditional hours of news, this person will also manage a brand new, innovative hour of news and information programming.  The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic manager and motivator with a proven track record of ratings success and connecting unique content to our viewers across all platforms.  We are looking for someone who knows how to showcase the big stories, breaking news, and breaking weather, and embraces social media and content that engages our audience every night.  The PM Executive Producer will manage several reporters and producers, assignment editors, and digital staff, as well as approve scripts, and ensure our content meets all legal and journalistic standards.  The PM Executive Producer will also help with scheduling and contribute to special projects, including elections. 

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

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 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.

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 and be as comfortable in the social media world as they are in broadcasting.   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.

FINANCE

VP, Finance

KRIV, the FOX O&O in Houston, TX is seeking a Vice President of Finance to join our team.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for all financial functions including management and supervision of all phases of accounting.  Must be a highly motivated, HANDS-ON controller to manage the day-to-day accounting functions (GL, AP, AR, PR, FA, tax packages, cash flow, forecasting, and all financial reporting).  Manage monthly close, journal entries and account recs.  Ability to manage professional staff, adhere to SOX 404, accounting principles and internal controls.  Prepare and manage annual budgets, related reporting and direct the budget process.  Complete personnel management of financial and IT staff (hire, supervise, coach, evaluate, train).  

Coordinate with all departments regarding all station financial matters, capital projects, fixed assets. Conduct and coordinate internal audits. Negotiate for station purchases and contracts. 

Qualifications:  BS in Accounting required. A CPA or MBA is preferred.  5-7 years of hands-on accounting management experience, preferably in the broadcast industry or with a major corporation.  Excellent communication skills.  Ability to multi-task proficiently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and always changing environment.  Demonstrate high proficiency with the operation of personal computer and software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, WideOrbit, and PeopleSoft.  Independent thinker, extremely detail-oriented and analytical.  Ability to conceptualize, develop and implement strategic systems. Effective problem solving and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in JD Edwards (PeopleSoft) and WideOrbit a plus.  Confidentiality a MUST.  Local and national travel may be required. Must have a valid driver's license and credit card. 

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.

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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