Jobs at FOX 26 and My20

KRIV FOX 26 AND KTXH MY 20 HOUSTON

October 20, 2021

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.

Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

Do you have a Broadcast Engineering background?  If so, we have a full-time position for a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer at Fox 26 in Houston, TX.  In this role, you will be an important member of a team supporting the News Operation, Production, Master Control and the entire television station.  

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support production and studio equipment, including robotic cameras systems, master control, automated newsroom and automated audio and similar production systems. 
• Troubleshooting and maintenance of technical equipment both software and hardware, including network systems, switches, routers, and computers. 
• Assist the IT department with supporting Windows computers and network as needed. 
• Experience with Cisco switches, networking infrastructure and Microsoft Office O365 is a major plus. 
• Maintain and update equipment documentation, standard operating procedures, and preventative maintenance procedures as required.
• Ability to work nights, overtime, weekends, and holidays.
• Must be able to document daily tasks, projects, and coordinate CAD documentation.
• Knowledge of Broadcast and IT technical principles, including production workflows, broadcast equipment and systems including, but not limited to, cameras, sound, vision, graphics, post-production, media management, MCR and various playouts including streaming and OTT.
• Enthusiastic and self-motivated, able to prioritize a daily workload, and to meet deadlines both individually, and as part of a team.
• Experience and understanding of file formats and file- based workflows.
• Excellent communication skills to provide technical advice for a live news environment.
• Self-motivated, with a passion for the job, proactive and approachable.
• Solid work ethic with proven technical expertise
• Ability to work under pressure, succeed in a fast-paced high-pressure deadline-driven environment
• Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree and related experience or technical school with electronics training and related experience preferred
• At least 3 years’ experience working at a television station completing the setup, operation and troubleshooting broadcast & IT equipment preferred.
• Experience with the following equipment preferred: iNews, Ross Switchers and Automation, graphic systems, Solid State Logic audio, VM Ware work environment, Harmonic, WSI, TVU/LiveU, iTX or related broadcast computer systems.
FOX is an exciting place to work.  We offer a generous benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401k, tuition reimbursement and 15 vacations days in the first year.  Click Here to Apply

FLX Account Executive

Fox 26 Houston is currently seeking a Digital Account Executive to sell their FLX (Fox Local Extension) connected TV product and digital solutions. Candidates should be passionate and highly motivated about creating new business revenue opportunities by offering digital solutions to local businesses, agencies and their clients. The hired individual will need to be comfortable and capable of working in a remote environment and accountable for scheduling their time appropriately. The role seeks a strategic individual who excels at cultivating relationships with decision-makers from a variety of industries to enhance their business through OTT, Video, Display and Social Media platforms. The hired individual will be responsible for covering territories including but not limited to: South Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Your Responsibilities will include:
• Define the important business drivers for the customer and develop a strategy that uses Fox 26 digital advertising solutions to help grow the customer’s business.
• Key individual contributor to revenue, work against aggressive advertising revenue goals - need to hit the ground running and be a fast learner.
• Proactively build and grow a pipeline of sales targets, contacts, and sales opportunities via prospecting and leveraging your network relationships for success.
• Build strategic annual client partnerships by working closely with Digital Sales Manager and Fox Ad Operations.
• Gather marketplace insights to help build competitive responses and increase value propositions for the FLX 26 platform.
• Report on revenue projections/forecasts.
• Host weekly sales calls with the Digital Sales Manager via remote or in person.
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with key decision-makers at all levels, both client and agency.
• Maintain accurate reporting to manage prospects, client accounts, pipeline, and business forecasts.
• Own the entire sales process from outreach, negotiation, developing and presenting solution-oriented programs that meet the needs of the client.
• Achieve and exceed monthly, quarterly and annual revenue targets.
Important To Have but Not Required
• The equivalent of 2+ years of digital sales experience with buying models based on a CPM strategies, with a focus on digital video.
• Bi-Lingual Hispanic Speaking ability.
• Able to self-motivate and be accountable for revenue goals while working in a remote environment.
• A demonstrated successful track record in closing deals of variable scale within key advertising categories and developing new business.
• An understanding of the dynamics of the OTT/AVOD/SVOD space and how digital solutions drive business goals for advertisers.
• Excellent communication, time management, and presentation skills.
• Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and WideOribit.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to evaluate data and make recommendations.
• Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize and deliver results against a work plan in a fast-paced environment, giving attention to detail even under high-pressure situations.
Remote - Work from Home
Available in Houston, TX, Louisiana, South Texas, and Arkansas only.  Click Here to Apply

Account Executive

KRIV Fox 26/ KTXH My 20 the Fox O&O in Houston, TX are looking for an Account Executive.  This AE is responsible for developing new business and selling digital and OTT 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, OTT 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 [FLX/OTT, 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, OTT 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

Account Executive

KRIV Fox 26/ KTXH My 20 the Fox O&O in Houston, TX are looking for an Account Executive.  This AE is responsible for developing new business and selling digital and OTT 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, OTT 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 [FLX/OTT, 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, OTT 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

Reporter

FOX 26 HOUSTON is seeking a reporter who is passionate about breaking news and breaking stories of interest to our community.  This candidate must have excellent writing abilities, strong story-telling skills as well as be creative in their presentation. Candidate must also have the ability to report live from the field.  If you are great live, we want to see your link.  This candidate must want to own the big story and be able to develop sources.   This position requires the ability to effectively work with the team in collaboration with producers, associate producers, production staff, photographers and managers. Must engage on social media in accordance with newsroom digital newsroom standards.  Should be able to shoot and edit material for all platforms.

Minimum 2-5 years on-camera experience in a medium or major market preferred. Bachelor’s degree required; journalism or a related field preferred.  Must possess excellent on camera reporting, interviewing and writing skills. Must have strong on-camera live reporting ability in breaking news and other unscripted situations. Accuracy in reporting and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines is required.  Ability to shoot and edit stories for air preferred. Strong computer skills and knowledge of I-News preferred.  Ability to disseminate crowdsourced material while maintaining newsroom standards for fact-checking information for air and digital platforms. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours/shifts/shows; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must have a valid credit card and driver's license.  

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News Reporter

FOX 26 HOUSTON is seeking a reporter who is passionate about breaking news and breaking stories of interest to our community.  This candidate must have excellent writing abilities, strong story-telling skills as well as be creative in their presentation. Candidate must also have the ability to report live from the field.  If you are great live, we want to see your link.  This candidate must want to own the big story and be able to develop sources.   This position requires the ability to effectively work with the team in collaboration with producers, associate producers, production staff, photographers and managers. Must engage on social media in accordance with newsroom digital newsroom standards.  Should be able to shoot and edit material for all platforms.

Minimum 2-5 years on-camera experience in a medium or major market preferred. Bachelor’s degree required; journalism or a related field preferred.  Must possess excellent on camera reporting, interviewing and writing skills. Must have strong on-camera live reporting ability in breaking news and other unscripted situations. Accuracy in reporting and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines is required.  Ability to shoot and edit stories for air preferred. Strong computer skills and knowledge of I-News preferred.  Ability to disseminate crowdsourced material while maintaining newsroom standards for fact-checking information for air and digital platforms. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours/shifts/shows; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must have a valid credit card and driver's license.   Click Here to Apply
 

Associate Producer

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 video desktop editing and how to produce newscasts. Must 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. Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field preferred.  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, desktop editing and graphics programs. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours/shifts/shows; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must have a valid credit card and driver's license. 

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Associate Producer

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 video desktop editing and how to produce newscasts. Must 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. Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field preferred.  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, desktop editing and graphics programs. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours/shifts/shows; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must have a valid credit card and driver's license. Click Here to Apply  

Photographer

If you love breaking news, creative television and great storytelling FOX 26 KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, has the perfect position for you. We’re looking for a talented and passionate photographer-editor who can shoot and edit in the field.  Must be a self-starter, be able to handle live breaking news events, work well under pressure as well as work collaboratively in the field with reporters.   Must be a strong communicator, able to work with other members of the broadcast team including the assignment desk, producers and managers. Will be required to complete tasks with a quick turnaround for multiple daily newscasts. Must have familiarity with various transmission technologies including cellular backpack technology (such as Live U), microwave and news satellite trucks. Must have knowledge of non-linear editing software, Edius or a similar platform.  May also be required to set up live remotes on their own as well as other assignments deemed necessary. Good writing skills are a plus.  Will be required to upload video to station’s social media/digital sites. Will be required to maintain all legal and journalistic standards in story development.

Bachelor's Degree in journalism or related field preferred. Experience as a photographer editor in a medium to large market preferred. Must be able to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and multitask. Ideal candidate should have familiarity with newsroom computer systems. Candidate must be able to do some traveling as required.  Must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends, overnights and holidays as required. Must have a valid credit card and driver's license. Click Here to Apply

Photographer/Editor

If you love creative control, FOX 26 KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, has the perfect position for you.  We are looking for a talented and passionate off-air staffer who is a "preditor" (photographer/editor).  This position has the ability to produce, shoot, and edit on their own.  The ideal candidate must be an excellent storyteller who possesses both writing and technical skills.   You must be able work well under pressure and can complete tasks with a quick turnaround for a daily, unique, non-traditional news/talk/entertainment program, which airs five nights a week on both the local station as well as streamed national on an OTT digital platform.  This position will be required to find impactful culture-shaping content, set up interviews for their stories and arrange logistics.  While taking ownership of the content you are developing, the candidate must also be able to collaborate with the program’s anchor, management and other members of the broadcast team. Will be required to maintain all legal and journalistic standards in story development.

Qualified candidates must have success writing, shooting, editing, and producing news packages for all platforms, television and digital.  Should be able to create graphics and will be required to contribute content to our digital platforms.   Must have knowledge of DSLR and high-end production cameras, as well as non-linear editing software (Edius and Adobe Premiere). Experience in After Effects is a plus. May also be required to field produce as well as other assignments deemed necessary.

Bachelor's Degree in journalism or related field preferred. Experience as a photographer/editor in a medium to large market preferred. Must be able to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and multitask. Ideal candidate should have familiarity with newsroom computer systems. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; overnight, early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays as required. Must have a valid credit card and driver's license.  Click Here to Apply

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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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