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 (2 positions)
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Digital Writer
  • News Anchor/Reporter
  • News Photographer

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 (two openings)

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 and here.

Digital Content Producer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: An ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, a strong understanding of SEO and be able to work under tight deadlines. Producer will be in charge of creating content that resonates with digital audiences on KTVU’s digital and social media platforms. Must be skilled in content creation and analytics software. Candidate will work collaboratively with digital team, newsroom and Fox owned local stations to generate original story ideas and content. Knowledge of local television newsroom operations a plus. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma is required; 4-year College degree is preferred. Candidate should have at least 3 years in news or digital content production. A strong technical understanding of new technology is also required. Excellent communication skills are required.

To apply for the Digital Content Producer position, click here.

Digital Writer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: An ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills and be able to work under tight deadlines. Producer will be in charge of creating content that resonates with digital audiences on KTVU’s digital and social media platforms. Must be willing to learn content creation and analytics software. Candidate will work collaboratively with digital team, newsroom and Fox owned local stations to generate original story ideas and content. Knowledge of local television newsroom operations a plus. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary This is a part-time position.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma is required; 4-year College degree is preferred. Candidate should have at least 3 years in news or digital content production. A strong technical understanding of new technology is also required. Excellent communication skills are required. 

To apply for the digital writer position, click here.

News Anchor/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. 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 be willing to travel and present from the field as required. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

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 Anchor/Reporter position, click here.

News Photographer 

We are searching for an experienced ENG Photographer. 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: 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 the News Photographer position, click here.

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.

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@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.