Job openings at Fox 9

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Newscast producer

KMSP, The FOX owned-and-operated television station in Minneapolis/St. Paul has an immediate opening for a Newscast Producer. 

Status: Salaried, Full Time/Schedule Varies

Do you have a passion for local TV news and want to join the Fox 9 producing staff? We are searching for a full-time newscast producer who is multi-faceted and can be agile with their responsibilities. The main function of this position is to have a show vision and execute it through writing and production for the newscast. Duties include, but are not limited to creating rundown, writing stories, crafting segments and producing graphics. Must be able to write packages, vo's and vo/sot's quickly and under deadline pressure.   Producer must have strong boothing skills and be able to handle breaking news situations.  Producer would also train as back-up to all newscasts, as well as contribute to all of our social media platforms.

Candidates must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events and excellent communication skills. Knowledge of television production techniques and newsroom computer systems is required. Knowledge of Internet publishing and related skills strongly preferred. We require experience in a medium to major market and a four-year college degree.

EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

News photographer/editor

Want to stretch your photojournalism wings in one of the most competitive and creative news markets in America? FOX 9/KMSP-TV wants you to join our Emmy-award winning team of photojournalist/editors. Innovative, state-of-the-art storytelling through shooing and editing should be a part of your DNA.
You’ll have:

A well-varied skill set in shooting and editing daily news on deadline, as well as long form material.

A thirst to use the latest cutting edge video, editing and live technology.

A desire to collaborate with reporters and newscast producers to win all your stories with dynamic shooting and edgy editing.

Please have 3-5 years of experience and be a motivated, positive team player. Working knowledge of Bit Central is a plus. If you’re ready to take that next step up, link us your latest and best work along with your resume.

Sales Assistant (Full-Time, Regular)

Essential Functions
Assist the General Sales Manager and the sales department with workflow
Input broadcast orders into the Wide Orbit traffic system
Input digital orders through dart
Assist/backup paid programming fulfillment
Perform post analysis on client schedules for ratings delivery
Report commercial spot times to agencies
Distribute daily/weekly sales reports
Create and organize files for client data and sales reports
Prepare Powerpoint presentations
Create and/or input data in to Excel spreadsheets
Assist in the coordination of sales promotion, including contacting winners and creating contest rules
Pulling video clips from the view log
Create client recaps
Backup for digital coordinator
Organize all travel for the sales department
Maintain vacation calendar
Process office supply orders
Work with finance department on any interdepartmental requests
Communicate with clients as needed via phone or email

Essential Skills & Abilities

Logic, reasoning and analytical skills.
Effectively communicate in positive manner to a diverse group of employees in and outside sales department.
Good telephone manner and etiquette.
Good verbal and written communications skills.
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
Ability to work amid distractions.
Ability to promptly transition among and between job assignments, projects, and functions.
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and interact with external customers and internal staff.
Highly organized and keen attention to detail

Educational Requirements:  GED required. College degree preferred.

Work Conditions: A fast-paced sales environment.

IT Support Technician

Job Purpose

This position assists FTS personnel with technical support of desktop computers, applications, and related technology. Support includes specification, installation, and repair of computer systems and peripherals within established FTS standards and guidelines. Activities require interaction with other members of the FTS IT team to diagnose and resolve unique, non-recurring problems. The employee in this position also assists in the maintenance, deployment, and problem solving associated with servers and networking devices. Work is performed with little supervision and requires initiative and judgment.

Functions/Responsibilities

40% - Provide PC technical support to FTS employees. This includes the installation, configuration, and ongoing usability of desktop laptop computers, mobile devices and peripheral technology. Ensure systems interconnect seamlessly with diverse systems and Active Directory resources

20% - Back up station’s IT Manager and assist with maintaining station’s servers and network. This includes technical support for the file servers on the “primary Active Directory domain.

10% - Recommends and performs hardware and software upgrades on systems to ensure security, reliability, performance and longevity.

5% - Ensure system configurations and operations are in compliance with company policies and procedures.

5% - Maintain hardware/software inventories for all IT managed technologies.

5% - Works with support vendors to troubleshoot technical problems on PCs, servers and software

5% - Assist with the creation and maintenance of technical documents used for planning and support of local servers and networks.

5% - Deploy new or upgraded technologies as defined in approved projects.

5% - Assist in information gathering associated with asset management and IT initiatives on an as-needed basis.

Required Qualifications: 

5+ years supporting Windows PCs, Servers.
3+ years supporting a user base >75 people.
2+ years basic IP networking 

Able to resolve issues and isolate faults methodically.
Able to follow defined procedure and processes.
Able to deal with frequent change, and unexpected events.
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and logical reasoning.
Able to learn quickly.

Formal Education/Degree

BS / BA in Computer Science (or equivalent in experience

Relevant Technologies:

OS: MS/Windows Server 2008/2012 and MS Windows 7/10

Hardware Platforms: HP Desktop and ProLiant Servers, Cisco Switches. Tablets and Smartphones.

Applications/Software: MS Office, McAfee Antivirus , Microsoft SCCM, BackupExec, Ghost (or equivalent), and PGP disk encryption

Floor director (Part-time, Regular)

Work on newscast in studio. Relay critical information from the directors to the talent and camera operators. Service as critical link between the director in the control room and the crew in the studio. Tell talent and camera operators what's happening next, which camera coming out to, and what will be happening next in the studio. Able to operate prompter. Ability to react quickly and quietly in a live broadcast studio, moving quickly between cameras and areas of the set as segments are being prepared. Previous experience in live television production is a plus. All other duties as assigned and deemed necessary.

Master Control Operator

Job responsibilities:

Oversee master control operations during newscasts, sporting events and other live programming. Oversee the recording and acquisition of syndicated programs and prepare shows for air by segmenting to standardized formats. Ingest locally produced programs, syndicated and paid programs, promotional material and commercial content while establishing quality control of video, audio levels and closed captioning. Check the broadcast log for accuracy.  Monitor all output signals on both KMSP and WFTC to ensure quality control of audio, video and closed captioning. Monitor master control automation systems and file servers to ensure proper operation. Populate the daily discrepancy report log by identifying problems and writing detailed reports. Oversee all broadcast logs on KMSP and WFTC and report issues to the Hub Operators. Edit logs as requested. Tune in content from microwave, satellite, fiber and video streaming systems.  Perform all other duties as assigned.

Must have a strong understanding of PC based operating systems and file structures. This position will require troubleshooting equipment and software issues and perform corrective actions when appropriate. Master Control is a 24/7 operation, this position will be scheduled AM, PM, Weekends and Holidays. Shifts may be extended with little to no notice. This will require membership in the IBEW 292 local union.   

Multi-platform senior account manager

If you are energized by the almost daily-changing world of advertising sales, then do we have the job for YOU!
KMSP/WFTC-TV, the powerful FOX owned and operated duopoly in Minneapolis/St. Paul, is looking for a dynamic Account Executive.

Our newest sales leader will be way beyond traditional and conventional methods. Instead, you will bring innovative, actionable ideas for new business not just for the broadcast platform, but for the exploding world of digital and social. We have some large scale, high profile accounts that are ripe for growth and this market is flush with new opportunity for new business prospects - you want a piece of this action.

FOX 9 News is on the rise in the market in nearly every news hour of the day, right in the prime demo. FOX 9 is also the Official Home of the Minnesota Vikings and we have the power of FOX’s #1 rated NFL coverage behind us; not to mention MLB, NASCAR, and more. We are consistently a top digital and social performer in the market and hungry for your new ideas to capitalize.

You’ll have the experience, knowledge and leadership skills to thrive in a busy and often high pressure environment. It goes without saying that you’ll have excellent interpersonal skills and be an A-1 multi-tasker.

Strong numerical ability and an understanding of business analytics is a plus too.
Ideal candidate must possess a proven track record of success in sales. A four year college degree is required. Candidate must be a self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required and knowledge of media related software and research tools is also a plus.

Please apply online at www.FOX9.com/jobs OR send resume to:

KMSP/WFTC Fox Television Stations, Inc.
Attn: HR Department
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran

To review a list of and to apply online for job opportunities available at Fox Stations Sales, including the FTS Sales Training Program, click here.

KMSP/WFTC Academic Internship Program

This program enhances professional skill development for students interested in a career in television. Students will, in a hands-on environment and/or through independent research, have an opportunity to refine proficiency and/or gain in depth knowledge in various television media or production areas.

Interns must be current students receiving college credit.

For consideration: Applicants should forward resume, letter of interest, an application and academic credit confirmation to:

Human Resources Department
KMSP/WFTC – Fox Television Stations, Inc.
13158 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. For additional information and an application you may contact the Human Resources Department at hrminnesota@foxtv.com.

NEWS DEPARTMENT: Under the supervision of the Assignment Editors all News student interns will gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a fast-paced news environment. Overall, an internship with the News Department will involve assisting the news staff with compiling packets of information, answering phones and other duties that will be useful in the news gathering process. This internship may include some field experience with News Reporters to cover developing stories. Student interns are expected to assist producer with researching, and preparing news packets for News Anchors and scanning wires. Also, student interns will assist Assignment Desk Editors and News Producers with phone calls to assist in the development of stories, as well as filing press releases, sorting scripts and writing practice scripts as needed. This internship requires learning the news computer system.

SPORTS DEPARTMENT: Under the supervision of the Sports Producers/Reporters, the student intern(s) will gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of the Sports Department. Student intern(s) will be exposed to how the Sports Department covers stories; and edit and air sports for the evening newscasts and special shows. Student intern(s) will assist in all facets of production. Duties include but are not limited to: checking wire reports, logging feeds and games, preparing initial scripts, working with editors to produce high-lights, and retrieving and achieving videotapes. This internship may include some field experience to cover sports events with a camera crew and Sportscaster. Student intern(s) must be self-starters, organized, and able to work evening and weekends hours.

INTERACTIVE: KMSP FOX 9 / WFTC My 29 is seeking students interested in learning the ins and outs of web production, interactive sales and marketing. Three different positions are available. Two positions will assist in the design of ad components (including ad banners, email blasts and landing pages) presentations and promotional materials for myfox9.com and its advertising partners. One position will focus on interactive sales and promotion for myfox9.com. During these internships students will receive hands on experience and will be exposed to the fast paced environment of the broadcast and interactive industry. For two of the internship positions the ability to work with Photoshop and Illustrator is required, with HTML and Flash knowledge is a plus. The other internship position requires effective written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to work with Microsoft Office. This is an unpaid internship for current students. Students must receive college credit in order to participate in this program.

WEATHER: Under the supervision of the Chief Meteorologist, weather interns will learn to operate weather graphics system and be capable of creating a ready-for-broadcast weather show by the end of the internship. Interns will learn the weather systems in addition to FOX 9's and be capable of assisting the on-air Meteorologists in tracking and analyzing severe storms. Interns will also learn the crawl system for weather alerts and will assist the on-air Meteorologists with preparing crawls (with strict supervision) for broadcast. Interns will study meteorological model data and create local forecast for comparison with the on-air Meteorologists forecast. As time permits, interns will practice delivering a weathercast at the Chromakey Wall and in the WeatherCenter.

PROMOTIONS DEPARTMENT: Who are the people who get you to watch T.V. shows? It's the Promotion Producers job to lure viewers to watch Fox Prime Programs, including our newscasts. Find out how they do it! Take part in the T.V. marketing process which includes writing, producing, directing, videography, and non-linear editing by watching our producers create topical promos for newscasts and entertainment programs. You will even have the chance to write and prepare your own topical promo taking your ideas through the production process.

CREATIVE SERVICES INTERNSHIP: This internship is designed for individuals who want to gain experience in the PR and Marketing fields, with a focus on social media. This intern will help coordinate and execute all social media efforts for FOX 9 and MY 29. Intern will be involved in multiple accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. The intern will initiate and maintain dialogue with viewers, include live-tweeting syndicated comedies on MY 29 and composing tease/tells for news on Facebook and Twitter. The intern will also generate ideas for new ways to connect with our users across all platforms.

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT: Under the supervision of the Human Resources Director, the student intern will receive practical application experience and exposure to fundamental human resources generalist functions including applicant tracking, applicant screening and interviewing, referencing, and employee in-processing and out-processing. Administrative/clerical duties may include word-processing, assisting with the phone (e.g. answering, screening, referring, and making calls), handling incoming and outgoing mail, and maintaining jobline, job postings, mailing lists, and various administrative/clerical assignments. Student intern must be customer service oriented, highly confidential, and possess good verbal, written, organizational, multi-tasking skills, and high level of attention to details.

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Under the supervision of the Producer/Community Coordinator the student intern(s) will participate in every aspect of the Community Affairs office. The student intern(s) will handle inquiries from the public, and will be involved in some production work. The student intern(s) will provide administrative support for community affairs campaigns, log incoming PSA tapes, write/change orders for Master Control, update mailing lists of community organizations and compile FCC Quarterly Issues Reports. This internship will also include pre-production work to develop KMSP's Community Events Calendar, write scripts for the calendar, as well as conduct control room production sessions for Public Service Announcements. Student intern(s) will recommend music for graphics, screen, and critique and recommend incoming videotapes for airing. Student intern(s) will be exposed to the practices and procedures of public relations in broadcasting. Will assist with gathering information from news talent for press releases. Student intern(s) should be self-starters, detailed-oriented, and have good phone skills.

ENGINEERING: If you enjoy the behind-the-scenes action, you will be interested in the technical side of news. Engineering technicians spend time both in the studio and out in the field working to bring T.V. newscasts to you! We have technicians in the studio listening on headsets as the directors call for camera shots and other studio elements such as master control and audio. Another aspect of working as a technician is speaking time in the field with a microwave or satellite "live" truck learning about what is required for a live shot and how an ENG/SNG truck operates. In this experience, you will have the opportunity to experience the many responsibilities of an Engineering technician.

FINANCE: Are you in school for accounting, economics, business or finance? If so, this internship would provide the opportunity to learn the many important functions of the Finance Department including the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Credit and Payroll divisions. Go through the log, reporting and month-end process. Learn how our employee appreciation committee budgets their monthly events to gain knowledge of the budgeting process.

MARKETING: KMSP FOX 9 / WFTC My 29 is seeking a student interested in learning the ins and outs of television marketing and promotions. This position will implement sales promotions and coordinate work events with FOX 9 and My 29 advertisers. During this internship students will have hands on experience with the full production of large scale marketing promotions and events. You will be exposed to the television sales environment. Must have strong Microsoft Office skills, great attention to detail, flexible schedule and an outgoing personality. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.

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 hrminnesota@foxtv.com, send a fax to 952-944-8296, or visit our readily accessible station located at 11358 Viking Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.


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