Jobs at FOX 26 and My20

KRIV FOX 26 and KTXH MY 20 - Houston                                                                       Dec. 7, 2018

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

Production Technician

KRIV FOX 26, the FOX O&O located in Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for a Full-Time Production Technician position.  Responsibilities of the position include switching and coding with the Ross Overdrive Automation System.  Duties will also include but not limited to audio, knowledge of Chyron graphics operation software, robotic camera operation, tune-in microwave live shots, lighting, flooring for live newscast and pre-recorded programming.

 

Prior broadcast experience in a live control room environment as a traditional director / technical director within a medium to large market experience is preferred.  Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required.  Will also be required to cover vacation & sick leave and all other duties as assigned.  Looking for someone with strong work ethic and the ability to handle multiple tasks under high pressure while maintaining a team approach to all assignments.  Must be a team player with solid interpersonal skills.  College Degree preferred.  Click Here to Apply

 

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, 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

 

Digital Content Creator

We're hiring a Digital Content Creator to be part of our next-level team at Fox 26 KRIV in Houston, TX.  Reporting to the EP, Digital/Special Projects, the Digital Content Creator will be laser-focused on telling stories that matter most to digital and social users-- and doing it better than anyone else. Does this sound like you? You're smart, fast on your feet, team-oriented and full of energy. You're an expert in digital and social media platforms. You know a big story when you hear it. You're obsessed with details. Nothing gets past you. You have a zero-tolerance policy for grammatical errors. You could copy edit in your sleep (but you won't— we promise). You love a fast-paced, challenging environment and crave the chance to learn new things. You've got goals, which you strive to meet and exceed (all of them). You thrive in a competitive, fearless culture of creativity and expertise. What you do matters, and you're out to make a difference. Most of all, you want to win. Every. Single. Day. The person we're looking for lives and breathes digital news and information, and is driven by an intense passion for storytelling. If that's you, your dream team awaits.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Create compelling, UX-focused content related to news, events and topics relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Engage and build loyalty among communities. Serve as liaison to newsroom, ensuring digital and social dominance. Reach and engage users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and beyond. Work with Group Content Team and other FTS markets to distribute high-interest stories at scale. Follow group standards. Monitor real-time analytics. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

                                                                                               

REQUIREMENTS: 3+ years’ experience developing and publishing content, including news, on digital and social platforms preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Excellent writer and storyteller. Superior news judgement. Impeccable writing and copy editing skills. Overwhelming attention to detail. Thrive under deadline 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). Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Click Here to Apply

 

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.  You’ll be required to do some desktop video editing but we’ll teach you if you don’t know how.

 

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: digital content production, field producing, occasional assignment desk duties and special projects.

 

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required.  Two to three years' experience as a 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

 

Engineering

Maintenance Technician

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

 

Sales

Digital Sales Manager

FTS is hiring Digital Sales Managers in six of their owned and operated markets.  The individuals will be responsible for conceptualizing and executing a winning digital sales strategy for their respective markets.  Position will report to the local VP General Sales Manager and the VP of Digital Sales.  The Digital Sales Manager (DSM) will be responsible for the overall monetization strategy for the Station's website, apps, OTT and social media platforms.  The DSM plays a key role as the driving force behind revenue growth and new digital business development.

Develop revenue-producing digital sales ideas for station from start to finish.  Increasing local revenue share and driving creation of new digital business.  Primary point of contact for all local digital sales campaigns.  Internal expert on digital sales.  Coach and motivate local sales staff.  Track/maintain digital sales records for all clients.  Create effective sales presentations and one-sheets, giving clients a clear picture of opportunities presented to them.  Analyze campaign performance and communicate results to clients.  Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

 

5+ years digital sales or sales management experience preferred.  BA in Marketing, Communications or related field.  Deep understanding of digital sales and how to meet clients’ needs while also meeting/exceeding revenue goals.  Expert in social media monetization.  Understanding of ad tags, analytics and campaign tools.  Demonstrated leadership skills.  Experience developing/motivating winning teams.  Must be able to thrive in an intense, fast-moving environment.  Must be creative and have a passion for innovation.  Must be a strong communicator with significant experience building/delivering presentations.  Working knowledge of DART or similar operation systems. Click Here to Apply

 

Account Executive

KRIV Fox 26/ KTXH My 20 in Houston, TX are looking for an Account Executive.  The AE is responsible for developing new business and selling digital products by maximizing opportunities and growing transactional accounts.  This position requires someone who will identify opportunities and close new sales.  The ideal candidate will prospect and aggressively pursue digital and new business advertisers.  Provide strategic advice to help new television advertisers get the best ROI by working closely with them in a consultative role.  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 preferred television sales experience and have a proven track record of success in sales.  Knowledge of media math, TV ratings and web metrics is preferred. 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. Click Here to Apply

 

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NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

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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