Jobs and Internships

Come join the Bay Area’s top-rated news station! KTVU FOX 2 is seeking individuals that have a respect for journalism and want to be part of the station’s best-in-class reporting, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes! Be part of a winning team with a diverse culture that believes in supporting, mentoring, and training our staff. 

Current open positions (see full descriptions below)

  • FLX Account Executive
  • Account Executive
  • Digital Sales Coordinator
  • Assignment Editor
  • Broadcast Engineer (per diem)
  • News Producer
  • News Reporter
  • News Writer
  • News Photographer (Per diem) (3)

FLX Account Executive

KTVU FOX 2 is seeking a Digital Account Executive who is experienced in business development and has established contacts to make an immediate impact in its rapidly growing digital business. The ideal candidate will be based out of Sacramento, CA. Be part of a winning team with a diverse culture that believes in supporting, mentoring, and training our staff. As part of our total compensation benefits package we offer comprehensive medical plans, three weeks’ vacation, 401k, and tuition reimbursement just to name a few.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Candidate will have responsibility of developing and maintain a robust sales pipeline of qualified clients for the Fox Local Extension (FLX) OTT platform.
  • Source new sales opportunities through a combination of identifying and researching potential accounts and soliciting new business via outbound communication as well as inbound lead follow-up.
  • Maintain a consistent presence out in the field building relationships and presenting, live or via Zoom, the benefits of the FLX platform.
  • Quickly become a product expert in order to participate in brainstorming, staff meetings, client meetings, researching and assisting in proposal development and campaign reporting.
  • Collaborate with the Research Director to develop and maintain custom presentations that further highlight the benefits and utility of FLX. • Maintain expert knowledge of competitive OTT platforms and a clear understanding of the characteristics that give FLX a competitive advantage.
  • Stewart client campaigns and work on a variety of weekly and monthly reports to develop impactful post campaign recaps and provide recommendations to further optimize client campaigns.
  • Work closely with the Digital Sales Manager on every RFP and presentation for consistency in creating impactful campaigns that help our clients achieve the marketing objectives.
  • Maintain a positive and effective working relationship with Ad-Ops, creative services, and finance departments. • Other duties assigned as deemed necessary and appropriate.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with daily high volume sales activity in a B2B sales environment.
  • A sales hunter mentality with the ability to consult with clients and understand how your products can serve as the solution to help them meet their objectives.
  • You have managed a book of business and understand how to organize/plan your day to meet deadlines in a fast pace environment.
  • You thrive in a metrics and results driven sales culture and have a track record to prove it.
  • You have experience in building rapport, providing technical information and explanations, and preparing presentations.
  • Has established OTT/Digital relationships and is able to make an immediate impact on a sales team.
  • Digital Video Advertising and/or Digital Agency/Digital Publisher experience preferred.
  • Strong written/oral communications, presentation and account management skills are also required.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Varied hours, weekends, holidays and local 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 1 to 3 years digital sales experience is required.

To apply for the FLX Account Executive position, click here

Account Executive

We are searching for an experienced Multimedia Account Executive. As part of our total compensation benefits package we offer comprehensive medical plans, three weeks’ vacation, 401k, and tuition reimbursement just to name a few.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and grow existing client list by utilizing our market leading FOX stations, digital properties, and industry leading OTT platform to create impactful marketing campaigns for advertising partners.
  • Develop a consistent stream of new business and manage the entire sales cycle in order to achieve monthly revenue targets.
  • Gain key insight on client goals and objectives in order to make presentation and recommendations to successfully achieve them with all of our offerings.
  • Responsible for selling sponsorships that may include promotions initiated by sales persons.
  • Ability to create impactful multi-platform advertising campaigns that include KTVU/KTVU+, KTVU’s digital offerings, and OTT.
  • Utilize all available sales tools in order to educate clients on the broadcast landscape and develop value propositions to earn client’s business.
  • Manage and maintain campaigns to ensure all deliverables are met and provide superb after-sales support in order to develop long lasting partnerships.
  • Other duties assigned as deemed necessary and appropriate

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Media sales or other outside sales experience preferred.
  • Ability to create, present, and sell through opportunities to Clients and Advertising agencies.
  • Experience with Wide Orbit, Wide Orbit Media Sales, and Kantar applications a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs including Excel, Power Point, Word, and Outlook.
  • Effective time management, communication, and problem-solving skills required.
  • Must possess a driver's license with a good driving record
  • High School diploma is required; 4-year College degree is preferred

To apply for the Account Executive position, click here.

Digital Sales Coordinator

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Digital Sales Coordinator will play a critical role in supporting campaign setup, management and reporting for the sales team.

Responsibilities to include general administrative work, support of the digital sales team and leadership, coordination with ad operations to traffic and monitor delivery, campaign tracking and reporting, and support with client presentations.C

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in meetings, take notes and disseminate information to relevant stakeholders.
  • Experience with PowerPoint a must and Excel, Slack, Media Encoder and Photo Shop
  • Works collaboratively with other team members, agency partners, and outside vendors.
  • Tracks and reports on media asset performance and performs related administrative activities.
  • Maintains a sustainable digital e-records management system.
  • Participates in media/campaign strategy meetings and brainstorming sessions as requested.
  • Partner with Account Executives to gather campaign assets from clients, agencies and internal teams.
  • Maintain files of campaign screen shots / proofs of campaign launches for all placements.
  • Participate in special projects and assignments.
  • Responsibilities include ensuring all campaigns are properly booked in our order management system, aggregating creative assets,
  • Work closely with the AdOps team to assist with managing digital campaigns.
  • Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma is required; College degree or equivalent experience preferred. Candidate should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in administration or coordinator position. Experience in Digital Ad Ops, Ad Tech, Media, or Advertising. Excellent communication and leadership skills are required.

To apply for the Digital Sales Coordinator position, click here.

Assignment Editor

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize and manage news crew
  • Listen to scanners and respond as needed
  • Make decisions on what stories to cover and assign/dispatch crews
  • Assign and dispatch crews for news vehicles including ENG/CNG vehicles
  • Attend and participate in editorial meetings. Provide suggestions for stories.
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Responsible for daily sorting and distribution of incoming department email
  • Professionally, respectfully and courteously answer incoming calls
  • Keep news staff apprised of breaking news and changes in assignments
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be well organized and able to manage multiple things at once
  • Work varied hours, holidays, weekends as needed and/or scheduled

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma is required; 4-year College degree is preferred. Candidate should have at least 3 years in news. Excellent communication skills are required.

To app;y for the assignment editor position, click here.

Broadcast Engineer (per diem)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

KTVU is seeking a Maintenance Engineer to conduct repairs and preventative maintenance of broadcast equipment--both IT/server-based and video-based. Works under the direction of Engineering management to research, obtain, and implement equipment, test devices, and perform maintenance/operating procedures.

Repairs and maintains broadcast systems, including systems that are computer-based.
Shares information and knowledge of this specialty area with other staff members, by adhering to the documentation requirements at KTVU, which include creating rack elevation views, block diagrams and detailed schematic and by training co-workers on new systems that you design and/or install. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and at least four years related experience in TV station maintenance, including digital; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Particular emphasis will be placed on experience with software applications, operating systems and general-purpose troubleshooting in a network environment. Experience with layers 1, 2 and 3 network switches is considered a plus. SBE certifications desirable. Membership in IBEW union required. A+ and other computer based certifications are highly desirable. Must have the ability to work with end-users of software-based systems in order to solve issues in large network-based systems is an important skill that is required. The ability to understand network-based communications links between corporate locations in other cities and the systems at KTVU will be required.

To apply for the Broadcast Engineer position, click here.

News Producer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Producer is required to select content, write and copy edit stories, assemble stories into a rundown, book guests, and create graphics and visuals to complement the presentation of material for the on-air broadcast and digital platforms. The producer must be able to write news copy clearly, in broadcast style, for on-air, online, and other digital platforms. Must be able to assemble news material in a logical and organized fashion and present finished stories in a professional and engaging manner for viewers/readers to be able to comprehend the latest local, national and international news. Strong writing and producing skills are essential. Ability to contribute ideas on a daily basis and to recognize what types of stories would make for interesting and compelling television and online content. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced quickly changing environment and react in live situations to cover breaking news, etc. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with peers and supervisors and to develop contacts outside the building to aid in newsgathering. The producer must be enterprising and self-motivated and be able to work independently to develop newscast or assigned production. Requires a thorough understanding of all journalistic standards and broadcast production techniques used to create visual and compelling on-air and online content. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma is required; 4-year College degree is preferred. Candidate should have some experience with fast-paced television productions. Ignite, Inews, AutoCue experience or other newscast automation is required. A strong technical understanding of new technology is also required. Excellent communication and leadership skills are required.

To apply for the News Producer position, click here.

News Reporter

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Must be a strong writer and storyteller with the ability to convey information to viewers in a conversational manner. Must be knowledgeable about current events and be able to collaborate with newsroom on editorial direction and presentation. Strong candidates will be able to develop sources, pitch and execute enterprise stories that can lead a newscast. Must be able to report on breaking news and other developing stories with little assistance from production crews. Must be able to handle high stress environment while staying calm on air and behind the scenes. Must be able to discuss current events unscripted during the course of a live broadcast. Must understand media consumption on digital platforms and be prepared to contribute ideas and content for those platforms. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma is required; 4-year College degree is preferred. Candidate should have 3 to 5 years’ experience with fast-paced television productions. Excellent communication and leadership skills are required.

To apply for the news reporter job, click here.

News Writer

As a Newscast Writer, you will play a pivotal role in crafting compelling news stories. We value individuals with exceptional news judgment and experience in researching and writing news copy, and a solid grasp of the AP writing style. Additionally, candidates should possess experience in producing live broadcast newscasts on digital or linear platforms, along with a thorough understanding of TV newsroom workflows, deadlines, and production processes

KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Exceptional writing proficiency in TV news broadcast style
  • Strong news judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Experience in reporting, researching, and verifying facts
  • Proficiency in AP writing style
  • Experience producing live broadcast newscasts on digital or linear platforms
  • Clear understanding of broadcast production needs

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of our team, your duties will include supporting multiple newscasts, collaborating with producers and the assignment desk, and working under tight deadlines. This position is ideal for someone seeking writing and producing experience in a top-rated newsroom. The selected candidate will be trained to produce newscasts and will have opportunities to fill in as needed. Please note that only candidates interested in producing will be considered. Other duties will be assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma required; 4-year college degree preferred 
Experience with iNews or other newscast software preferred 
Comfort with Slack, Outlook, video distribution platforms, social media, online publication systems,
Chyron graphics systems preferred 
Excellent communication skills required

To apply for the News Writer position, click here.

News Photographer (Per diem) (3)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

KTVU is seeking a News ENG Photographer to work with a team of journalists covering stories in the Bay Area. Photographer will work with reporters to craft daily stories, execute live shots, provide pictures and video to digital teams and provide information to the assignment desk and producers. Must be experienced in shooting local news, operating ENG vehicles, LiveU backpacks or similar devices, and non-linear editing equipment. Must also have a professional level of skill in lighting and audio operations in the field. Must be able to work under deadline in high-pressure situations, including breaking news. Assignments may include out of market and overnight travel. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum of three years of professional News Camera experience is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have an excellent driving record. A professional level of skill in operation of ENG live trucks, ENG field cameras and field editing systems, including non-linear and associated photographic equipment is required.

To apply for a News Photographer position, click on one of the listings below

https://fox.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FOXTVST_WEST/job/Oakland-California-USA/News-Photographer-2_R50024984

https://fox.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FOXTVST_WEST/job/Oakland-California-USA/News-Photographer-3_R50024985

https://fox.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FOXTVST_WEST/job/Oakland-California-USA/News-Photographer-4_R5002498

KTVU and KTVU Plus are Equal Opportunity Employers: M / F / Veteran / DisabledFederal 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@FOX.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.