FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.
WHBQ TV/FOX 13, MEMPHIS, TN
June 29, 2014
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 each position.
Responsible for management of all engineering functions including security, RF operations, all broadcast and digital distribution systems, equipment and building maintenance, towers operations, engineering personnel management, budgets including capital planning and operations/maintenance, and vehicles. Develop and implement current and long-range technical operation plans with an emphasis on emerging technology and competitive ENG. Manage and assist in negotiation of station purchases. Ensure that all projects are properly implemented and executed. Responsible for station compliance with FCC, OSHA and FAA regulations as well as all company policies and procedures. Establish procedures and standards for operation and maintenance of equipment and proper studio operations. Oversee the management personnel. Develop and implement systems for technical redundancy.
Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems and knowledge of government regulations and industry standards required ensuring the station's technical compliance. Bachelor's Degree in electronics/electrical engineering plus a minimum of five years broadcast engineering management experience. SBE certification is preferred. Significant technical expertise in the planning, implementation and maintenance of television station facilities, including RF facilities and IT. Requires a strong leader with an ability to direct and motivate technical staff. Varied and extended hours may include some weekends, holidays, and required travel. Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software. Excellent written/verbal communication skills required. Must be able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills. Other duties as directed.
Obtain information essential to news broadcasts to research and generate news story ideas, cultivate contacts, sources, and relationships. Work with managers and staff in news gathering. Dispatch and monitor crews, monitor for breaking news. Assist producers in development of newscasts and other duties as assigned. TV news experience as an associate producer or assignment editor is preferred. Must have computer skills and the ability to operate scanners and two way radios. Good communication skills a must. College degree in communications or related filed is preferred.
General Assignment Reporter
Must have the skills and experience necessary to make independent editorial decisions in the field. Candidate must also create, prepare and publish online content as assigned. Must communicate clearly and deal effectively and politely with the public in person and over the phone. Must be an outstanding storyteller and on-air performer. Must have a winning attitude, and the drive to produce more quality content than any other reporter in our Newsroom. Must be willing and able to find new and innovative ways to present stories. Must be able to develop contacts and sources. Other related duties as assigned.
A college degree and a minimum of two years of journalism background and television reporting experience required. Multi-media journalist experience preferred. Ability to shoot and edit own stories is a plus. Must possess strong social media skills. Knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices. Must have or be willing to obtain a driver’s license.
Install and maintain television broadcast equipment. Troubleshoot to component level. Operate automated Master Control system on occasion. Support broadcast operations. Maintain physical plant. On call duty required in rotation with other Engineers for studio equipment and exclusively for transmitter equipment. Serve as Alternate Chief Operator for FCC compliance purposes and other duties as assigned. Requires solid foundation in electronic, with particular skill in troubleshooting circuits. Requires knowledge of high-power RF transmitting systems and experience maintaining transmitters. Should be familiar with FCC rules and ATSC specifications. Must meet physical requirements traditionally required by this position (some overhead lifting is required).
(Regular Full Time): Utilize Grass Valley Kalypso switcher to direct live newscasts, newsbreaks, programs and specials. Prepare show rundowns in I-News to coordinate all shots and cues. Lead camera crews, audio operator, and floor direct as needed. Other related duties as assigned.
A minimum of two years' experience directing and/or technical directing on-air for live news programming preferred. Experience with a Grass Valley Kalypso switcher is required. Experience using I-News preferred. Ability to operate a broad range of production equipment, including character generators, audio consoles and master control equipment is desired. Lighting design experience is also a plus. Must be a leader who is pro-active, creative, takes initiative, reacts quickly, projects a positive attitude, and keeps their composure during stressful situations. College degree preferred. Must have or be willing to obtain a driver’s license.
Jr. Account Executive
Responsible for generating revenue from new and existing accounts through effective selling techniques. The Account Executive will coordinate and maintain all sales related activities for assigned accounts, and prepare and conduct presentations for the development of digital and new business. Additionally, the AE is responsible for maintaining knowledge of the market’s ratings and programming to effectively interact with the buying community as well as other related duties as assigned.
Qualified candidate should have a minimum of one – two years of media sales experience. Television sales experience is preferred. Solid knowledge of the market and advertising community, and a proven record of sales accomplishments are essential. Candidate must possess a strong desire to win. Written and automation software and a college degree are strongly preferred. Must have or be willing toobtain a valid driver’s license.
This full time position is responsible for coordinating all activities in the Studios and production areas of the station. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, cueing and prompting the on-air talent during all newscasts and studio productions. Oversee the staging, lighting and general appearance of the studios and all other duties as assigned. During live or recorded programming, the Production Technician will take direction from the Show Director. Candidate will also operate the teleprompt system and set and/or change lighting and lighting cues as required for the shows. Audio engineering experience is a plus.
Four year college degree preferred. Position requires the handling of multiple demands with professionalism and results. The ability to work under pressure and work in a cohesive team environment is a must. Must have or be willing to obtain a driver’s license. This person must have clear verbal skills and a patient, positive demeanor. Must be willing to work nights and weekends and be able to lift 25 to 50lbs.
Produce fast-paced, informative newscasts that stand out in a very competitive market. Obtain information essential to news broadcasts to research and generate news story ideas, cultivate contacts, sources, and relationships. Work with managers and staff in news gathering. Dispatch and monitor crews, monitor for breaking news, and other duties as assigned.
Two years’ experience producing newscasts is required. Must have computer skills and the ability to operate scanners and two way radios. Good communication skills a must. College degree in communications or related field is preferred.
For consideration, applicants should forward resume and non-returnable reel (if applicable) to: EMAIL: WHBQ.HR@foxtv.com
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