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ASSIGNMENT DESK MANAGER: The Assignment Desk Manager supervises the Assignment Editors as well as daily and future news coverage. Oversee scheduling and assignments of Photographers, Reporters and Assignment Editors. Compile and edit daily story rundown, and leads morning editorial meetings. Assign, coordinate and dispatch crews to planned and breaking news events. Work closely with Managers to plan and coordinate daily and future news coverage. Work closely with Reporters to develop stories and story ideas. Must develop a network of sources to enterprise, gather and confirm information for newscasts. Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media. Must have knowledge and execution of all social media platforms. Must collaborate, coach and demonstrate consistent leadership in all facets of the position.
Bachelor's degree required. Five (5) years in a major market experience required. Four (4) to Five (5) years in a Top 15 market preferred. Prior managerial/supervisory experience a must. Must be a strong and decisive manager. Must have knowledge and proficiency in newsroom computer systems and top-notch researching skills. Proven abilities and proficiency in posting and researching on social media. Strong and professional oral and written communication skills a must. Click here to apply.
ASSIGNMENT EDITOR: Must be aggressive and thorough in responding to breaking news. Research and select news stories through multiple sources including, news wires, websites, social media, newspapers, scanners and email. Responsible for daily communication with police and government officials and agencies. Must develop reliable sources to help in obtaining and confirming information for newscasts. Secure and organize elements for newscasts such as electronic audio and video files, photos and documents. Must have broad working knowledge of online databases as well as broad working knowledge of court and police procedures. Write and publish stories for station website. Must consistently publish to social media channels. Coordinate, dispatch and communicate with crews to planned and breaking news events. Work closely with reporters, producers and managers to develop stories and story ideas. Answer viewer calls and emails and speak with community contacts. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required with emphasis in Communication and/or Journalism. 7-8 years in a medium to major market experience required. Must possess strong phone skills and etiquette. Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media. Ability to work under tight deadlines. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including editing and graphics programs. Strong communication skills are a must. Must complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Responsibilities include writing stories and teases, editing video, and creating graphics and supers for newscasts, FOX4news.com, social channels and associated news partners. The position works closely with Producers to help develop and format newscasts and communicates continuously with Reporters, Photographers, the Assignment Desk, Managers and other applicable employees or outside sources regarding story developments and changes. Must possess the ability to write stories and post video for social media platforms in coordination with Producers and Managers. Must 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.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field required. Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience as a TV Newscast Associate Producer in a small to medium to major television market required. Ideal candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines and have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Strong writing skills required. 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 video and computer systems, editing, and graphics programs. Click here to apply.
DIRECTOR: Experience with newsroom computer systems and studio automation required. Experience with ELC is a plus. Excellent communication skills and a passion for news content and eagerness to collaborate and innovate with Producers, Supervisors, On-Air personnel, Directors and Production staff. Must have the ability to handle multiple technical responsibilities and changes during fast-paced live newscasts and programs, including ELC, video and CG playback. Requires someone with a creative eye who recognizes opportunities to showcase big stories and has the ability to explain and execute the vision.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required. Five (5) or more years full-time experience in a medium or large television market directing daily live newscasts. Position requires the handling of multiple demands with professionalism, positive leadership and results. This person must have clear verbal skills. Ability to work under pressure as part of a cohesive team. Click here to apply.
NEWS REPORTER: The candidate in this role will perform duties that include studio and field anchoring, live reporting, interviewing, research, writing, story and segment setup and special reports. Proven experience with enterprising local and original content for broadcast and digital. Must execute daily stories with creative storytelling. Skilled at mining and posting to social media channels.
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or Communications required. Five (5) to Seven (7) years television news experience in a medium to major market. Excellent communication skills, solid news judgment and strong writing and performance skills required. Must understand legal parameters pertaining to news and digital content, and must have a thorough knowledge of current events and governmental, court, police, and other agency procedures. Strong research/data recovery skills. Must be skilled in mining and posting information, video and pictures to social media. Must be capable of using news computer systems and be familiar with television and digital production techniques. Must be capable of working and performing well under deadline pressure. Click here to apply.
NEWS PRODUCER: Strong writing and show production skills are required. Must have strong editorial knowledge and be an active decision maker, including working with Reporters, Associate Producers and on-air personnel. Responsible for producing all elements of newscasts-- including leads, stories, teases and breakouts. Experienced in mining social media information. Must be involved in coverage of news events and participate in selection and development of stories. Perform other duties as appropriate and assigned.
Four (4) year college degree required. Five (5) or six (6) years’ experience as a TV Newscast producer in a medium to small market. Must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, and excellent communication and people skills. Must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV Production techniques and newsroom computer systems required. Click here to apply.
SPORTS PRODUCER: The Sports Producer is responsible for creating and coordinating all aspects of online sports segments and programs, sportscasts, and other assigned projects for FOX 4's social media channels website, sportscasts, and associated media partners. Enterprise stories, interviews and segments that go beyond highlights and locker room soundbites. The Producer will plan, write, edit and format/produce stories and segments for TV, web, and social media. Create graphics for online sports shows and segments. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of online and television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including search, editing, and graphics programs.
Bachelor's degree plus 2-3 years’ experience in social media/broadcasting. Must be a strong writer and communicator. Must be able to optimize content for all channels. Must be able to recruit sources, and produce live programming for multiple platforms. Candidate must be able to work in the field on remotes or shoots. The ability to shoot with mobile devices (i.e. tablet, cell phone) is a plus. Handle multiple demands and competing priorities simultaneously in a strict, deadline-oriented environment. Must be available for flexible scheduling, including working nights and weekends. Click here to apply.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: The successful Account Executive (AE) 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, My Network TV, Digital Sponsorships and Promotions) in a creative manner to achieve a high level of results. Other responsibilities include but are 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.
Ideal candidate must possess a proven track record of success in sales. A four-year college degree is required. Media sales experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of media math, TV ratings and web metrics is a plus. Candidate must be a self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills. 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. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required and knowledge of media-related software and research tools is a plus. Click here to apply.
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