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Promotion Assistant

Responsibilities: Fill out and coordinate daily logs. Coordinate and administer station contests. Assist with merchandising, promotional events, planning and idea generation. Copywriting and editing of topical promos, sales/promotions and special report promotions on non-linear editing system, under the direction of the Promotion Manager. General clerical duties such as phones, filing, data entry, faxing, etc.  Additional duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

Requirements: Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College and two to three years related experience preferred. Must have excellent written and verbal skills, be highly organized and a self-starter with ability to juggle many projects at once.  Computer experience with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel required.

Executive Assistant 

Responsibilities: Assist the Vice President/General Manager of KTVU and KTVU Plus by acting as liaison with other station executives, corporate, clients, community organizations, etc., using discretion, judgment and initiative.  Schedules appointments for General Manager and maintains calendar.  Maintains confidential files and other records precisely and in a timely manner.  Schedules meetings and station events.   Use judgment on all details of these arrangements, including cost.  This position includes station-wide duties including:  making travel arrangements for all departments, ordering office supplies, checking in package deliveries, incoming and outgoing mail, toner cartridge recycle program and conference room scheduling.  Also assists station Department Heads with various duties, as assigned. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

Requirements: A High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is required plus three years administrative or executive assistant experience.  Business or college degree preferred.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office product experience required.   Must have the ability to carry out duties described above independently and with absolute confidentiality.  Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from corporate executives, managers, clients, customers and the general public. 

Anchor/Reporter 

Responsibilities: Provide original news content for KTVU FOX 2, ktvu.com, and associated media partners by successfully accomplishing the following responsibilities: gather news information; write news stories, conduct taped and live interviews and be able to present material in a compelling and engaging manner.  Must contribute to social media efforts; initiate research and enterprise stories; update and follow up on stories and communicate with managers and assignment editors about past, current and future stories.   Additional duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

Requirements: Must have a broad working knowledge of police procedures, the court system, and municipal, state and federal government operations and must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters of reporting for mass media.   Ability to work under stressful conditions and deadlines is a must.  Maintaining a strong roster of contacts and sources is required.  Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, and possess expertise in researching material essential to putting together comprehensive news stories.  Must be a strong writer and communicator and have demonstrated interview skills.  A professional appearance is essential.  Must annunciate clearly, and maintain a clear delivery during both live and taped reports.  Bi-lingual Spanish/English a plus.  4–year college degree required with emphasis in Communications and Journalisms preferred.  3 -5 years’ experience in a medium to major market.

Web Producer

RESPONSIBILITIES: Research, write and produce stories for the KTVU digital and television platforms. Must be a strong writer with solid news judgement. Qualified candidate will be required to enterprise stories and expand upon the major news of the day. Key skills include the ability to use innovative storytelling techniques, understanding social media platforms and style, and have an overall creative vision for digital storytelling. Experience in a newsroom a plus. Must be able to work with a large team of producers, reporters and assignment desk editors. Knowledge of HTML, non-linear editing, and digital content management systems. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of two years web writing and production experience. Knowledge of print writing with an emphasis on AP style. Skilled in all areas of Audio/Video editing and production. Must be able to handle multiple demands and competing priorities in a strict deadline oriented environment. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a team player are crucial. Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or related field is preferred.

Sales Assistant 

Responsibilities: Candidate will provide administrative support to the KTVU Fox 2 and KICU TV36 Sales management staff and Account Executives.   Duties include writing and checking orders, proposals, maintaining organizational systems, general office requirements, and assisting with special projects.  Investigate order discrepancies and credit memos.  Back up other sales assistants as necessary.   Participate in and help with sales coordinated events.  Answer phones in a professional and courteous manner.  Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

Requirements: Strong written/oral communication skills are required.   Strong PC skills and proficiency w/ Microsoft Office is also required.   This position requires excellent attention to detail, and accuracy.  Must be able to interact professionally with a variety of people and work efficiently and courteously w/ station personnel.   Must be personable and demonstrate initiative.  Two years of experience in an administrative position is required.  Media experience preferred.  High school diploma or GED is required.  College degree preferred.

News Writer 

Responsibilities: Write clear, factual and unbiased news stories in the style assigned by the News Director and Executive Producers. Re-write wire copy and write news scripts from information supplied by Reporters and other news sources in an active, conversational style for broadcast television.  Coordinate and edit News videotape to make the best use of video and sound.  This includes desktop editing.  Write news stories in a manner that communicates the interest and urgency of the news to viewers.  Ability to line produce newscasts on a fill-in basis are essential for this job.  Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Journalism or Communication required.  Two to three years' experience in News writing required.  Newscast producing experience is a big plus, as is experience working with iNews, Edius and Bit Central systems.   Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism.  Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects.  AFTRA union membership required.

News Editor (part time)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs functions of a News Video Editor, using non-linear systems by editing raw video to predetermined lengths to tell compelling, understandable and accurate visual stories, following the instructions of producers, writers, reporters, supervisors, etc.  Exercise excellent professional judgment based on current broadcast industry video and audio quality and editing standards.  Follow station policies regarding journalistic standards of good taste, quality and appropriateness, and alert managers when questions arise regarding any of these concerns.  Coordinate editing information with writer, reporter, producer and/or supervisors.  Locate, file and computerize archival video.  Record video and audio feeds from sources including microwave, satellite, fiber, phone, and other web-based/internet feeds.  Make dubs and prepare video for use in-house, in the field and for other related news department purposes.  Additional duties assigned as deemed appropriate or necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred with two to four years related experience.  Must have experience editing television newscasts.  Familiarity with Bit Central, iNews and Edius a plus.  Must be able to meet aggressive deadlines while completing high quality edits.

Local Sales Manager

Responsibilities: Candidate will have responsibility for sale of ad time and digital assets to local/regional clients-agencies.  Assist with the training, development and motivation of a local sales team.  Establish and monitor local budgets. Develop/implement new business plan. Develop rating estimates and assist with research pieces.  Deal effectively with a varied list of clients.  Communicate effectively with and establish strong relationships with local agencies & clients.  Demonstrate leadership to the department and fellow managers; all designed to achieve and exceed station goals and objectives on all media platforms; television, internet, mobile and digital channels. Maintain LPM market rating and programming knowledge.  Other duties assigned as deemed necessary and appropriate.  

Requirements: Candidate must have experience in staff supervision, adhere to and enforce company policies and procedures.  Candidate must have knowledge of marketing, retail and competitive media, ratings, pricing, inventory control and budgeting.  Candidate must demonstrate ability to solve problems creatively.  Candidate must be detail oriented, resourceful, a team player, reliable and a self-starter.  Must have excellent computer skills and knowledge of industry software is required.  Strong written/oral communications, presentation and management skills are also required.   Varied hours, weekends, holidays and local and national travel is required.  Must have or be willing to obtain reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.  College degree (or equivalent work experience) and 3 to 5 years major market broadcast sales experience is required.  

Traffic Assistant/Log Editor 

Responsibilities: Strong analytical skills are needed to join this exciting and fast-paced organization. As part of the Commercial Operations team, you will be responsible for configuring, monitoring, analyzing, and optimizing our daily logs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:  Work with inventory, program formats, process and download Station logs.  Back-up other position in the traffic department as needed.  Works closely with Local Sales Account Executives, National and Local Sales Assistants, Engineering and Promotion departments.  Other duties assigned as deemed necessary and appropriate.  

Requirements: Weekends, holidays and varied hours req. Strong and accurate PC and typing skills and data entry experience required.  Must be detail oriented. Prior experience in broadcast traffic preferred.  Prior experience on WideOrbit traffic system preferred.  Requires excellent attention to detail, organizational skills and accuracy.  Must be able to interact professionally with a variety of people and work efficiently and courteously with station personnel.  HS diploma or equivalent is required with a College degree preferred.   

Account Executive 

Responsibilities:

Maintain and improve existing client list and generate new business on our FOX stations and websites in order to generate significant revenue and achieve sales budget.   Make presentations to advertising agencies and clients.  Responsible for selling sponsorships that may include promotions initiated by sales persons.  Compile lists of prospective customers to use as sales leads.  This position involves local travel to call on regular and prospective clients. 
 
Other duties assigned as deemed necessary and appropriate. 

Requirements:

A Bachelors’ Degree plus four years of major market experience in transactional and online advertising sales is required. Candidate must be proficient in negotiating utilizing Nielsen LPM ratings and qualitative information.  Strong communication and presentation skills – both written and oral are required.  Major network affiliation is preferred.  Candidate must have proven success with generating and maintaining new business and experience with major sports programming sales.   Prior experience with Wide Orbit and One Domain is preferred. Candidate must be detail oriented, resourceful, a team player, reliable and a self-starter.  Candidate must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Must have or be willing to obtain and drive reliable transportation and have a valid CA driver’s license with a good driving record.

EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  Please send an email to KTVU.HR@FOXTV.com, call 510-874-0227, or visit our readily accessible station located at 2 Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.

 

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