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FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.
WJZY / WMYT
The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed to represent a comprehensive and/or exclusive description of all duties/responsibilities and requites skills associated with the position.
Content producer with strong web and social media focus. Should live and breathe online news and be an expert on a variety of digital and social media platforms. Will gather news from social media sources and identify trending topics, but also create content that will itself become trending. Produces stories using text, photos, and video. Needs to be an excellent storyteller and writer, with strong knowledge of AP style and a zero-tolerance policy for typos. Non-linear video editing skills and experience a must. Be able to work in a team and liaison with newsroom staff to ensure complete social media and web dominance. Bachelor’s degree required, plus two to three years of web production management experience. Solid understanding of web/mobile standards, design, and usability, along with an eye for detail. Knowledge of HTML and Photoshop.
Photojournalist must have an eye to shoot, edit and gather sound from newsworthy events, locations or people for use in newscasts by performing the following duties: Shoots and edits breaking stories, live shots and other news stories as assigned. Occasionally writes packages and/or assembles natural sound packages. Gathers news in the field independently. Assist in gathering and posting stories on-line and to air.
Must have the ability to visually tell compelling stories. Operates video camera and audio equipment creatively in diverse conditions and at times under extreme deadlines. Operates all live technology i.e. Live U, KA trucks, etc. Drives and operates company vehicles in a safe and defensive manner. This includes driving in heavy metropolitan traffic, at night and in bad weather. Edits videotape for playback for air. Operates microwave trucks. Maintains vehicle and news gathering equipment properly.
Assist with newscasts outside the normal work schedule at time of severe weather conditions or breaking news. Meets all scheduling and broadcast deadlines. Must be involved in Social Media. Responsible for any and all equipment issued by FOX. Supports Local News Service as assigned. Regular attendance is required. Has ability to work a flexible schedule. Complies with all FTS computer requirements – myfoxpay, Navigator training, password protection, computer usage, etc. Complies with all FTS and Station policies – Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption, Insider Trading, etc. Other duties as assigned. Some in-studio camera duties. Attends and participates in all scheduled meetings.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) required, preferably with an emphasis on journalism and/or Communication. One to two year’s equivalent experience. Knowledge of non-linear editing systems. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record.
Must notify HR Director immediately of any changes in the status of driver’s license.
This position reports to the VP, News Director. Oversees the daily operations of the weather department by performing the following duties:
Must have experience in severe weather coverage and knowledge of industry-standard broadcast weather computer and radar systems. Must be able to sustain severe weather coverage, esp. during tornado warnings. Must be a great communicator and tell a compelling weather story especially on days when the weather is quiet. Must demonstrate experience in use of alert systems to disseminate weather information across multiple platforms. Must excel in social media and be willing and able to win weather coverage versus other local meteorologists on social platforms. Must have ability to shoot, edit and report stories as well as do traditional weathercasts. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a broadcast meteorologist preferred. Performs the essential duties and responsibilities of a weather anchor for assigned newscasts. Schedules weather personnel. Works with vendors and suppliers to keep weather equipment fully functional and up to date. Prepares and implements a severe weather plan. Establishes a philosophy for the best delivery of weather information to the public. Assists with the maintenance of story boxes in the newsroom computer system including updating files and noting possible story ideas. Reviews newscasts to ensure objectives are attained. Meets all scheduling and broadcast deadlines. Attends and participates in all scheduled meetings. Responsible for any and all equipment issued by FOX. Assists News Director with preparation of weather staff performance appraisals. Other duties as assigned. Four year degree required. Must be certified as a Meteorologist. Must be flexible and able to work overtime, holidays and varied hours required.
Producer / Booker
The Producer/Booker is a news content expert responsible for growing our audience through the coordination of programming and news department segments, series and quests by performing the following duties: Conceptualizing, producing and booking highly creative and localized segments for the morning newscasts. This includes post and pre-game shows. Conceptualize, execute and enhance the vision and philosophy of news content management. Oversee content of newscasts and proactively act as the “go-to” person for booking compelling and relevant guests for Good Day Charlotte during the weekdays, weekends and post and pre-game shows with a focus on audience growth. Participants and experts should resonate with a large portion of the Charlotte market. Greet, escort and ensure guests are properly equipped with mic and any other equipment the guest (s) might need during the weekday morning show. Encourage guests on GDC to post on social media to their fan base before and after appearances. Assist with taking photos. Develop creative new ideas and segments in a professional manner to keep the shows fresh with local content for all newscasts including GDC. Must attend all
editorial meetings during shift. Act as a liaison with the Promotions department to assist with the booking
and execution of satellite live shots to support high profile guests and series. Identify and communicate with Promotions department which stories and/or shows need to be cross-promoted. Oversee gathering of viewer advocacy stories and vet which ones are relevant enough to air. Creatively use skills to produce
great TV. Utilize networks of contacts (i.e. PR) to secure celebrity guests visiting Charlotte. Develop contacts in other markets to borrow successful concepts. Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Communication. News Production preferred. Must possess a minimum of five years’ experience in a television newsroom or comparable. Ideal candidate must have strong oral & written skill set in social media; strong people and leadership skills and exceptional communication skills with a strong work ethic. Must be highly creative and able to visualize and execute compelling television segments. Organization and outstanding news and content judgement are essential in this role. Capable to react quickly to breaking news. Working knowledge of libel laws, journalistic ethics and contest rules. Proficiency with newsroom computer systems (iNews, AVID, etc.) and satellite news gathering.
WJZY & WMYT, FOX owned duopoly in Charlotte, NC is looking for an Account Executive. Ideal candidate will be a sales professional with a minimum 4 years media sales experience. Responsible for growing transactional list, developing new business & selling digital products by maximizing opportunities. Must develop & maintain relationships with clients. Excellent oral & written communications skills required. Prior experience with WideOrbit pref. Candidate must be detailed oriented, resourceful, team player, reliable and a self-starter. Maintain timely paperwork and reports relating to sales activities. Excellent and detailed service on all accounts is expected and required. Must have or be willing to obtain and drive reliable transportation and have a valid driver’s license. Local travel and varied hours required. Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience: Industry experience required; TV Sales preferred.
Maintenance Engineer/Digital Systems
WJZY and WMYT, Fox O&O serving the Charlotte, NC region is seeking a Maintenance Engineer / Digital Systems. We are adding to our team of digital engineers for Morning News Expansion.
The Maintenance Engineer will manage the technical operations of this Fox O&O duopoly in accordance with FCC, OSHA, and Corporate Engineering Standards and practices that meets SMPTE/IEEE and ATSC and other applicable specifications. In addition to maintenance duties for Engineering, this employee will install and turn up new technologies and provide necessary operator training to match department workflow. As needed this position supports repair and maintenance of the facility.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills. In depth knowledge of broadcast technical operations including IP based equipment. Extensive knowledge and experience with hardware, software, and multiple OS of servers and PC’s is required. Ability to work with any manufacturer on applications. Basic understanding of networking devices on multiple LANs and connecting to WANS is a plus. Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to understand and implement written procedures and directives a current working knowledge of IT and broadcast equipment, an understanding of multiple formats of video and transport streams. A clear working knowledge of multiple digital media formats and basics of transcoding. Ability to maintain satellite operations. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships. Maintain confidentiality regarding company information.
Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent broadcast experience.
Experience: 3 years engineering experience working in a TV broadcast news environment.
Credentials: Must have a valid driver’s license.
Ancillary Training a plus:
ITX Automation system training and experience
OSHA Electrical (NEC) lockout/tag out training
Network IT training
FCC General Class license
OSHA MSDS training
RF transmitter and microwave training or experience
Satellite installation and maintenance training
Other: Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, reach above one’s head and climb ladders.
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