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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.
WJZY-TV, the FOX O&O in Charlotte, NC is seeking a quick-thinking Associate Producer / Editor. The ideal candidate will write and edit stories for news programs. Select appropriate video and sound for stories. Assist anchors, reporters and producers in preparing stories for broadcast and the web. Work with the assignment desk in gathering information. Produce newscasts as needed under management supervision. Strong creative writing skills and editorial judgment are a must. Working knowledge of newsroom computer systems, the Internet, graphic and production equipment is desirable. Must work well under deadline pressure. Ability to juggle packages and VO-SOTS along with special projects in a high-pressure news environment. Experience with digital non-linear software is a must; knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is a plus. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Content Management systems like BitCentral and should be willing and able to pick up a camera and shoot news when needed. College degree in applicable discipline such as broadcast journalism, communications, or equivalent job experience is preferred. Minimum of one year editing news or entertainment programming preferred.
This position reports to the News Operations Manager. Audio Operator will operate audio board during live newscasts, properly mixing various sources including anchor mics, audio from live remotes, animated opens and video clips. Audio Operator duties include: operate audio board during fast-paced newscasts, mixing various sources including anchor mics, audio from live remotes, animated opens and video clips. Must maintain wireless mic and IFB packs, ensuring fresh batteries before each show. Responsible for monitoring crews that are dialing in on IFB lines and obtaining mic checks from talent before each live shot. Must be able to route the proper mix-minus audio sub-mix to each IFB line. Must be able to put live callers on the air. Must ensure that the correct audio mix is going out to our Closed Captioning vendor at all times. Must have the capacity to help troubleshoot audio issues with input from our engineers. Perform other duties as assigned. A thorough understanding and knowledge of broadcast TV production is desired, including but not limited to the following assignments: studio camera operation; floor director; operating jib camera; maintaining the condition of the studio, sets and props with periodic cleanings. Ability to fill in as a Director or Technical Director is a plus. The ability to work under pressure and work in a cohesive team environment is a must. Must have clear verbal skills. Requires promptness, reliability and a great attitude. Minimum of one year experience in a news production position. High school degree or equivalent is required.
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.
News Operations Manager
The news operations manager reports to the VP/News Director and Assistant News Director. This person is responsible for the day-to-day news and administrative operation. Supervises all field operations for WJZY/WMYT, including the supervision of all field crews for News and "Good Day Charlotte" and Editors; Also responsible for the booking, scheduling and assigning of personnel and equipment for all field related operations; Assists in the evaluation, budgeting and purchasing of all field related equipment. Maintains equipment and constantly monitors systems for accountability. Oversees all aspects of news coverage including daily assignments, coverage of big events, as well as planning; Responsible for the manner in which breaking news is covered and how the desk reacts to big stories; trains, coaches and monitors the progress of Digital Journalists and Photojournalists. Maintains and troubleshoots all newsroom equipment. Helps plan special projects including special programming and live remote shows. Works closely with Production Operations Manager. Has working knowledge of newsroom budget and A/P invoice system. Assists in the development of story ideas and execution; Manages all news video including feeds for quality control. Resolves technical and editorial problems within editing. Manages video archiving for news purposes and FCC regulations. Oversees news dubs for clients, subpoenas and other programming. Maintains strong and close working relationship with news management team to resolve problems and create and execute new ideas. Remains knowledgeable on current events. Stays current on station
technology as well as other technologies for potential inclusion in WJZY operations. Evaluates new technology and make recommendations for budgets. Edits for newscasts and special projects. Reports to work to assist with newscasts outside the normal work schedule at times of severe weather conditions or breaking news. Assists with staff performance appraisal process. Maintains and tracks all equipment assigned to news staff. Maintains systems for accountability and quality control. Acts as a liaison between
BitCentral. Functions as liaison between News, Engineering and IT Departments. Coordinates purchase, maintenance and repair of all station cell phones and air cards, and other equipment. Assembles, maintains and distributes internet transmission tools and laptop-to-go kits. Trains news staff on internet transmission tools. Maintains user interface and trains staff with the FOX Fiber News Network. Complies with all FTS computer requirements – myfoxpay, Navigator training, password protection, etc. Complies with all FTS and Station policies. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in all aspects of field operations.
ENG/Production Photographer and KA truck operation, Knowledge of automobile and truck repair, Knowledge of newsroom computer systems, satellite and microwave news, gathering. Good interpersonal and communication skills required, Minimum two years management experience preferred. Must possess strong leadership/motivational skills. Must be excellent teacher and coach.
Regularly stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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