Jobs and Internships

FOX IT Manager

Responsibilities: Installation, configuration, and ongoing support of desktop computers, peripheral equipment and software within established standards and guidelines. Work with vendors to resolve technical problems as necessary. Work with others in IT and Engineering community as appropriate to determine and resolve problems and/or meeting project objectives. Works with numerous hardware, software and network products in a multi-layered distributed computing environment. Enforces company policies regarding security, privacy, and data loss prevention. Ensure desktop computers interconnect seamlessly with diverse systems including associated file servers, email servers, Internet, news management, broadcast servers and business systems. Orient staff on use of hardware and software as needed. Recommends and performs upgrades on systems to ensure reliability, performance and longevity. Assist with the procurement of hardware and software. Maintain LAN / Wi-Fi infrastructure with general guidance. Maintain records, audits trails, and documentation to support policy and procedure and contribute to the general operating efficiency of the job. Assist in the ordering and configuration of wireless devices within defined standards. Develop procedures and/or processes to manage workload. Participate in corporate governance programs as required by policy. Manage support and deployment of telecom infrastructure. 

Requirements: In depth technical familiarity on the deployment, support and effective use of standard technologies including, but not limited to: Microsoft Window 10  and MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Systems and components for workstations and laptop computers. Windows File Servers (20012 and newer). Backup software (Netbackup, Backup-Exec, etc). Network printers, fax machines, scanners, and multi-function-devices. Diagnostic tools for PC’s and networks. Ethernet and TCP/IP (Cisco Switches and routers). DHCP and DNS. Principles of firewalls, NAC Appliances, and End-point protection software. Newsroom systems desirable (Avid, Grass Valley, BitCentral). PBX / VOIP – Cisco Call Manager. Virus and Malware remediation tools. Virtualization (VMWare 6.5), SAN Storage (HPE and Netapp) is desirable. Exposure to Cloud based solutions is desirable. Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently. Able to prioritize work with minimal supervision. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Good interpersonal skills. Well organized and methodical. Show initiative and follow-up to insure successful results. Flexible and agile to respond to changes in a dynamic environment. Able to work a flexible schedule as required by the stations business needs including extended hours, weekends and holidays. 

To apply for Information Technology Manager, please click here.

Senior News Reporter

Responsibilities: Provide original news content for KTVU FOX 2, ktvu.com, and associated media partners by successfully accomplishing the following responsibilities: assess leads and pitch captivating stories; gather unique news information to write and research in-depth stories; conduct taped and live interviews and be able to present material in a compelling and engaging manner to a broad audience.  Must contribute to social media efforts; write print stories with appropriate sourcing and style for publication online; initiate research and verify groundbreaking news 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: A successful candidate will demonstrate a history of exceptional news judgement, competitive reporting under deadline, and compelling storytelling of complex issues.  Must have a broad working knowledge of police procedures, the court system, and municipal, state and federal government operations and a strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters of reporting for mass media.   Must be familiar with public records and First Amendment laws and techniques for obtaining public documents, data and source materials.  Must be able to independently collect, verify and decipher data and documents in support of news stories.  Ability to fact check statements, data, documents, and think critically in all aspects of reporting.  Must keep up-to-date on important news events, trends, and topics locally and nationally.  Ability to work under stressful conditions and deadlines is a must.  Cultivating and 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 and techniques. 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 Journalism preferred.  Three to five years’ experience in a medium to major market is required.

To apply for Senior News Reporter, please click here.

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.

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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.

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Digital Content Manager

We're hiring a Digital Content Manager to oversee our next-level team at KTVU Fox 2 in Oakland, California. Reporting to the News Director, the Digital Content Manager will lead our team of local Digital Content Creators, who are focused on telling stories that truly matter to digital and social users.

Does this sound like you? You're driven, smart, full of energy and as digitally and socially savvy as they come. You’re a leader, but you also know there is no “I” in team. You strive to make a difference every day, and have a deep passion for what you do. You're (very) competitive, sharp, resourceful, quick-thinking, and not afraid to try something new. You're a hard worker by nature, you set the bar high and you want to win. Big. 

The person we're looking for is a news junkie who lives and breathes content and knows how to inspire a team. If you're a digital content-creating rockstar who is hungry for the next step in their career, this job is for you.

Responsibilities: Oversee team that creates compelling, UX-focused news and event-based content relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Prioritize allocation of digital resources to cover the most important stories, based on data derived from real-time analytics and trends. Guide digital team’s editorial decisions. Serve as digital leader and resource in the newsroom to ensure station’s digital and social media dominance. Follow group standards for digital publishing. Maintain continuous communication with other FTS digital teams and Group Content Team. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.
                                
Requirements: 4+ years experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms preferred. Proven history as leader and/or project lead within a team. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Strong desire to advance in digital news career. Superior news judgement, writing and copy editing skills. Fanatical attention to detail. Thrive under pressure. Stellar communication skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus).

To apply for Digital Content Manager, please click here.

Director of Engineering

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will directly supervise the engineering maintenance department staff; develop and implement systems to ensure fault tolerant and error free operation of stations broadcast equipment; oversee the design, installation, and preventive maintenance of broadcast facilities and equipment; establish and maintain internal technical documentation and standards, which ensure stations compliance with FCC, OSHA, EPA, and local regulations; monitors applicable budgets and be responsible for satisfactory completion of assigned projects. Duties also include training technicians in the operation and maintenance of specific equipment for the implementation of applicable procedures. Perform all other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years' experience in the television industry with solid design engineering and troubleshooting skills. A degree in Engineering, Broadcast, or IT related field is preferred. Prior management skills, similar position held and/or training experience is highly desired. Working knowledge of the following technologies: full power UHF transmitters, microwave systems, encoding technologies, master control and production automation systems, wired and wireless networking technologies, server and file-based storage hardware, advanced experience with digital video and audio routing, EAS, studio control room and engineering IT systems and a knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators.  Strong follow-through, record keeping, written communications, and interpersonal skills required.  Qualifications/Experience Requirements:•    Data network, data communications, computer systems and broadcast technologies experience•    Working knowledge of computer operating systems (Windows, Linux, Oracle, etc.) and security patching•    Background in digital audio/video technologies at all levels of production•    Knowledge of multi-channel station automation and servers•    File-based newsroom workflows, editing experience and newscast automation•    HD routing switchers, production switchers and audio matrix, cameras, robotics and multi-viewers experience•    Satellite commercial delivery systems knowledge – Pitch Blue, Path fire, etc.•    Understanding of ATSC / 8VSB signals, MPEG2, MPEG4, DOLBY AC3, CALM ACT, EAS, CAP•    Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate a team 

To apply for Director of Engineering, please click here.

Promotion Producer

Responsibilities: Responsible for "conception to completion" of high-end station image, daily topical, special report, proof of performance, sports, digital and community promos/content for KTVU FOX 2 and KTVU Plus.  This is a hands on position that requires a motivated self-starter who is able to identify and execute opportunities for advancing the KTVU brand across all platforms including on air, digital, outside media and at station community events. Must be able to work under pressure to produce high quality promotional spots on tight deadlines, both individually and as part of a production team.  Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary. 

Requirements: Must possess a working knowledge of The Adobe Suite of editing and design software. (Premiere, After Effects, etc.), and Microsoft Office.   Two to four years' experience writing, producing and editing promos in a medium to large market strongly preferred.  News promotion experience preferred.  College Degree preferred.  Videography and lighting skills strongly desired.  Position will occasionally be required to work outside of normal business hours, including nights and weekends.

To apply for Promotion Producer, please click here.

Traffic Assistant

Responsibilities: Perform multiple television commercial traffic functions such as copy, formatting and inventory management by performing the following duties: Perform back up for Copy Coordinator. Check and file all commercial facility worksheets when needed. Coordinate all input of promotional announcements and public service announcements into Enterprise computer system. Accurately enters alphabetic, numeric or symbolic data from source documents into computer following format displayed on screen. Accurately checks all product conflicts on the daily logs.Makes sure all daily log changes are made. Prints and copies log on a daily basis. Works closely with Local Sales Account Executives,National and Local Sales Assistants, Engineering and Promotion Departments. Overtime may be required. Other duties as assigned by Traffic Manager.  May include work for KICU.

Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or technical school equivalent required as well as one year of experience in Traffic/Operations. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to  other employees of the organization.

To apply for Traffic Assistant, please click here.

KTVU AVAILABLE PART-TIME POSITIONS

Part-Time Assignment Editor

KTVU is seeking a Part-Time Assignment Editor to independently, generate news stories within the station's standards and guidelines.  Duties include the following: Research and develop local news stories.  Monitor wire services, mail, phone beats, radios, social media sites etc., for breaking news stories.  At the direction of news management, gather background material and set-up news stories for reporters and photographers.  Contribute to station's social media platforms, creating content and breaking news on various platforms. Must exercise independent thinking and be aware of the development and urgency of news events, and have the ability to cover and translate those stories into maximum viewer interest.  Other duties assigned as deemed necessary and appropriate.  Associated degree (or equivalent) in Journalism or Communications from a college or university plus major market TV assignment editor experience is preferred.    Strong communication skills, both written and oral, required.  Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the latest ways to utilize social media, both as a news gathering tool and to communicate with our audience.

To apply for Part-Time Assignment Editor, please send resume to Amber.Eikel@foxtv.com

Part-Time IT Assistant 

KTVU-TV IT is looking for an entry level, self-starting and motivated part time IT assistant to play a key part in keeping technology running smoothly for a 24/7 news operation. Hours are flexible during the week, some very limited weekend work may be necessary to assist in the completion of large projects or shows.

The primary role is to help the full time administrators. You will be unboxing and setting up new hardware so an administrator can take over. After the administrator is done with configuration, you will setup or deploy the equipment to the end user and provide initial basic guidance. This is entry level, so if you can setup your own computer, laptop, cell phone and connect to WiFi, you may be qualified. We won't ask you to configure a router or write applications.

Secondary role includes assisting the large number of users with day-to-day issues on computers, tablets, cell phones and printers. You will monitor the slack channels and ticketing system, to help users with issues.

You will learn about live productions, media management, media formats, editing, transcoding, streaming, telephony and broadcasting. The position will operate in the studios, control rooms, live trucks and office areas. 

Candidate must be self-directed, able to work unsupervised, lift 20 lbs., and sit for long periods of time.

To apply for Part-time IT Assistant please email your resume to ktvuitjobs@foxtv.com.

KTVU & KTVU Plus Internships

KTVU Channel 2 and KTVU Plus offer an unpaid college internship program three times a year: Spring, Summer and Fall.

Students are provided a chance to experience the working environment of television broadcasting including news/sports, digital/social media news production and promotion, and community affairs.Internship Requirements:College students must meet these requirements to qualify for a KTVU/KTVU Plus internship:

  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited four year college.
  • Be a junior, senior or graduate student in a graduate program.
  • Provide a letter on school letterhead, prior to the start of the internship, from an advisor or professor stating that the student is enrolled in school during the current semester/quarter and will be receiving course credit.
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

The spring internship deadline has passed. Please check back for future internship opportunities.

If you meet the above requirements, please submit your resume and a completed application to Lisa Yokota, Director of Community Affairs.

For inquiries, please contact the KTVU Community Affairs Department by clicking here.

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@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.