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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.

FOX 5 Career Opportunities:

NEWS

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – PART TIME (16000575)

Coordinates live coverage of news events and participates in the selection and development of stories.  Produces and coordinates interviews and field package shoots, live shots and live talk-back interviews as needed. Position edits video segments for broadcast.  Individual will assist in the control room during newscasts.  Publishes content to web CMS and to social media networks. Candidate must be skilled in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure.  Candidate must be proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and able to communicate clearly and effectively/politely with the public in person and over the phone.  A Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university preferred.  One year experience producing or newsgathering experience for broadcast at a commercial television station preferred.

SALES

DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (16000570)

The Digital Account Executive is responsible for prospecting, developing and servicing new business accounts by utilizing and optimizing emerging digital marketing products.  The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of this outside sales position.  The Digital Account Executive will be goal oriented, aggressive, tenacious, and creative.  This position requires detailed working knowledge of digital marketing products and the passion to help small and medium sizes businesses grow their markets. This position performs a needs analysis to develop marketing solutions for small and medium size businesses.  Needs working knowledge of digital marketing solutions available in the market place and the ability to learn and adapt to new emerging digital marketing tools to offer effective solutions for clients.  Provides Sales Management with weekly tracking and reporting of sales process, and results in an effort to reach sales goals as a team.

Requirements:  Strong understanding of digital platforms and a proven track record of successful digital sales.  Position requires the ability to work under daily deadline pressures with attention to detail.  Have ability to self-motivate and work as part of a team, and have creative, organizational, planning and prospecting skills.  Candidate must be able to communicate effectively/politely with co-workers and clients.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and transportation. 

Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in a related field preferred.  Experience in digital platform sales preferred.  Applicant must have working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

LOCAL SALES COORDINATOR (16000571)

The Local Sales Coordinator is responsible for providing clerical support and assistance to the Sales Department.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to preparing sales proposals, assist with lead inquiry and viewer questions, file maintenance of contracts, creating reports, data entry, and monitoring social media platforms.  Position also assists the Commercial Ops department with quality control of commercial material, and serves as back up for the Research Director.  

Candidate must have the ability to work under daily deadline pressure with attention to detail.  Individual must be self-motivated and able work as part of a team.  Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively/politely with co-workers and clients is a must.  Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university preferred, and previous broadcast television experience is a plus.

ENGINEERING

ENGINEER (16000573)

This position will have an emphasis on installing, maintaining, and repairing a full power UHF television transmission system. The ideal candidate will have strong working knowledge of all components related to the transmission system, including electrical, cooling systems, encoders, exciters, antennas, and other related RF equipment. Past experience with Comark/Larcan DTV transmitters along with E2V IOTs is preferred. Well versed in reviewing and evaluating transmitter reports and able to document according to FCC requirements and as the station’s Chief Operator.

This position will also perform duties at the studio including maintenance of master control and production automation systems, ingest and playback servers, routing systems, satellite distribution, microwave systems, networking equipment, server hardware, and other various facility needs as assigned. The position will also provide timely and professional support for fast-paced news and broadcast television environment.

Requirements:

Minimum five years of experience repairing and maintaining transmitters and their related components.  Position requires have a strong background in information technology and knowledge of IP networking, computer and software maintenance.  Previous experience with Grass Valley iTX automation systems, Sony production switchers, ELC automation, Vinten robotics systems, Chyron graphics systems, Utah routers, Centrio multiviewer, and BitCentral news playback is a plus.  Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations is a must. Ability to communicate effectively with management, vendors and co-workers, work efficiently, and meet deadlines.  Four year technical degree in electronics preferred; equivalent education, military, experience or training is acceptable.  Previous experience or familiarity with the use of VidCAD software is desired.  Prior experience in a commercial television station preferred.

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