FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.
WHBQ TV/FOX13, MEMPHIS, TN
The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.
Work as investigative reporter, establish contacts, identify stories of relevance to the community, report live and taped as assigned, and adhere to newsroom policies about news gathering and fair/accurate reporting/writing. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field required. Minimum three years paid broadcast news reporting. Must have a history of producing compelling, promotable investigative stories on a regular basis. Must be able to thoroughly, accurately and properly research all information. Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be computer literate. Must be team player with ability to work under pressure.
Direct and switch live, multi-camera newscasts. Operate switcher, still store, and Grass Valley Kalypso as well as camera, audio board, character generator, and Avstar computer systems. College degree preferred. Two years broadcast television experience as a director and/or technical director. Must be a leader who is pro-active, creative, takes initiative, reacts quickly, projects a positive attitude, and keeps their composure during stressful situations.
Shoot/Edit on P2 camera. Operate camera, lights, wireless mics, portable/permanent editing gear, microwave truck, Avstar newsroom software, cell phone, and 2-way. Willingly accept direction from assignment desk. Requires degree in Journalism or related field and 2 years paid broadcast news photography experience. Must have good eye and ability to tell a compelling story with the camera.
Write, arrange, and coordinate live and taped elements into a compelling, well-paced newscast. Communicate well with field crews, assignment desk, directors, and newsroom management. Exercise sound news judgment. Requires Bachelors’ degree in Journalism or related field and two years of paid newsroom experience as producer or associate producer. Must be computer literate and possess good interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential for success in this position.
PRODUCTION TECH – FULLTIME
Must be able to assemble, dress and light production areas both in studio and on location. Ability to lift 50 lbs. and climb ladders to a height of 20 ft. The ability to operate audio board and character generator is a strong plus. Prefer 1 year production experience in broadcast television.
Conceptualize, produce and create high profile creative on-line material. Perform duties of on-line writer/producer, specializing in print style writing, copy editing, and editorial gathering. Knowledge of HTML, JSP, FLASH, and Photoshop preferred. Interface with newsroom managers to create compelling web material that utilizes new distribution platforms and capitalizes the use of information from various sources. Ensure website is coded to standards consistent with web style guidelines set by national in-house web team. Bachelor’s degree and minimum three years web production management preferred. Knowledge of web production, traffic reporting, and ad serving systems preferred. Applicant must have solid understanding of web standards, design, and usability as well as knowledge of print and broadcast news standards/styles. Should also have knowledge of common web applications/architecture. Highly skilled in all areas of a/v digitizing, editing, and encoding techniques. Advanced knowledge of internet publishing software and content management systems and understanding of user on-line behavior. Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and adhere to strict deadlines. Excellent communication skills are essential.
Service/maintain existing account list (agency and direct), develop new business, increase station revenue/share of existing accounts. Cold calling and prospecting required. Assist in annual budgeting process, achieve budget and market share goals, and accurately forecast existing revenue and potential revenue to management. College degree preferred. Minimum 1 year sales experience required—broadcast experience a Plus! Knowledge of research programs such as: TVScan, Nielsen, Scarborough, and/or CMR preferred. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Must be self-motivated with proven track record of success. Must be able to work under pressure, be extremely organized, and maintain a team spirit.
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: station recruitment and applicant tracking, maintenance of personnel/confidential files, processing required paperwork for all status changes including salaries, promotions, hires, terms, and leaves. Will also be responsible for enforcing company human resources policies and procedures, preparing various monthly and annual reports including EEO, FCC, and OSHA, participating in annual budgeting process, instructing dept heads on proper procedures for recruitment, employment law, disciplinary matters, and company policies. Will assist in resolving employee conflicts. Degree in Human Resources or related discipline and minimum 3 yrs Human Resources management experience required. Broadcast experience helpful! Must be a hands-on generalist who is a self-starter with a positive attitude. Must have solid working knowledge of employment laws both Federal and State. Must possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal as well as excellent time management and organizational skills.
Qualified candidates send resume, salary requirements, and video link (if applicable) to:
Human Resources ▪ WHBQ-TV/Fox 13 ▪ 485 S Highland ▪ Memphis, TN 38111
E-mail: email@example.com ▪ No phone calls please!
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