Work for KDFW FOX 4 | KDFI My 27

Posted Jul 30 2015 12:10PM CDT

Updated Mar 11 2019 03:54PM CDT

The following represents brief/broad position 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 for each position.

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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.

REPORTER AND ANCHOR: Candidate must have proven and consistent experience as a Reporter and as an Anchor. Responsibilities include oversight of newscasts, producing, writing and performing scripts and stories for all channels.  Candidate must enterprise news stories, segments and be versatile as a writer, storyteller and broadcaster on the anchor desk, online and in the field.  Candidate must have strong editorial knowledge and the ability to produce that information for all platforms.    

Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or Communications required. Three (3) to five (5) years television news experience in a medium to major market with proven anchoring and reporting abilities. Ideal candidate must be a Newsroom leader who has the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Solid news judgment, strong writing skills and live studio/field performance skills are required. Strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for broadcast and digital media is essential.  Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based tools. Proficiency using social media a must.  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.

SPORTS REPORTER: Perform duties that include studio and field anchoring, live reporting, interviewing, research, writing, producing, editing, story and segment setup and special reports.  Strong storytelling skills are required.  Must have proven and consistent involvement and acumen on all social media platforms.  Enterprise and cover sports news, sports-lifestyle and recreational-oriented stories and events.  Generate story ideas and develop and produce packages and segments for tv and social media.  Write and produce sports component of newscasts.  Travel with various sports teams as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related discipline required. Must be an excellent communicator who takes a creative approach to storytelling effectively from the field and on-set. Must be able to meet deadlines, work under extreme pressure and multi-task assignments.  Must have extensive sports knowledge and exceptional news judgment. Must be skilled in mining and posting information, video and pictures to social media platforms.  Must be able to work a flexible work schedule. Five (5) years’ experience as a Sports Reporter or Anchor in a medium to major market required.  Click here to apply.

SUPERVISING PRODUCER: The Supervising Producer is responsible for coordinating and supervising all aspects of newscasts, breaking news coverage, online content and other assigned projects for FOX 4 and its digital and social channels.  Must work with the Executive Producer, Producers, Reporters, Anchors, Associate Producers and Assignment Editors to plan, coach, write and produce content for newscasts, website and social media.  Must work with Production and Engineering to plan and execute newscasts - including remotes, segments and productions. Approve and copy edit scripts, teases and graphics.  Provide guidance for Reporters for story ideas and story development.  Must work closely with the Executive Producer in the day to day operation of the News department. Fill in producing newscasts when necessary.  Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communication required. At least eight (8) years in a top TV market experience required. Prior managerial/supervisory experience a must.  Must have knowledge and proficiency in newsroom systems.  Must have experience and strong skill set in social media. Strong oral and written communication skills a must. Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media.  Click here to apply.


BROADCAST MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN: (Full-Time, Reg.):  Perform preventative maintenance on master control, studio and production equipment. Prefer candidate with knowledge of on-air operations to include master control, technical operations center, ENG and SNG operation.  Successful candidate will have knowledge in the repair of studio equipment to include cameras, robotics, automation systems, a/v routing as well as networked media and file-based workflows. Successful candidate should also have a working knowledge of RF systems to include transmitters, receivers and microwave equipment.   

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two (2) years' technical school in electronics or equivalent desired.  Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in broadcast maintenance in medium or large television market is required. Position requires handling of multiple demands with professionalism and results and must be able to possess strong communication skills. The ability to work under pressure and work in a cohesive team environment is a must. Working knowledge of IT a plus.  The candidate must be flexible and willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as necessary.  Other duties may be assigned to the position as deemed appropriate and necessary.  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.


COPY COORDINATOR: The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that advertiser schedules air with correct commercial material. Compile listing of schedules that need copy material attached for the logs. Gather and organize materials provided by advertising agencies in order to properly schedule commercial rotations. Input commercial rotations into computer system. Check, verify and file all input schedules. Backup fellow Copy Coordinators. Backup Traffic Managers by completing daily logs. Maintain commercial inventory file. Must be experienced in working in a fast paced work environment. Must be able to effectively communicate with sales management, sales personnel, and other station personnel as required. Must be able to effectively communicate with advertising agency personnel to ensure that materials are received in a timely manner. Attention to detail is critical for effective completion of daily tasks.

Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Broadcast Traffic preferred. Candidate must have excellent communication, multi-tasking and organizational skills as well as excellent math skills. Must have Industry knowledge and be able to work in a team environment. Ability to work well under pressure and detail oriented. Previous Traffic experience and knowledge of Wide Orbit Software preferred.  Click here to apply.

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