Jobs at FOX 26 and My20

KRIV FOX 26 AND KTXH MY 20 HOUSTON

September 13, 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.

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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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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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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