Job openings at Fox 9

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Promotion Producer

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The Fox Owned-and-Operated duopoly in Minneapolis, KMSP and WFTC, has an opportunity for a multi-talented creative individual with a passion for production to join their award winning team.  This person must be able to conceptualize and produce marketing campaigns from concept to completion and have demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of video production.  Additional responsibilities and qualification below:

Responsibilities:

Create and execute major marketing campaigns for news, local show productions, sales, and other key daypart programming  

Direct and produce creative projects including but is not limited to: scriptwriting, directing, videography, audio, lighting, non-linear editing, graphic design, and motion graphics 

Develop and create in-show production elements as needed 

Ability to create graphic elements for news and post-production

Coordinate and create social and digital initiatives. Assist with web production as needed. 

Edit episodic tag production and asset management

Work in conjunction with master control to resolve any missing promotion inquiries

Assist with promotional events including set-up, managing activation, and tear down

Stay current with the latest trends, production advancements and, techniques. Utilize these resources to continue to evolve our messaging and presentation  

Other creative duties as assigned 

Qualifications:

Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Audition)

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 

Ability to promptly transition among and between job assignments, projects, and functions

Ability to consistently prioritize and adhere to deadlines 

Strong customer service skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Demonstrated promotion script-writing skill

Strong attention to detail and organization skills

Solid judgment, especially as it relates to television station policies and regulations

Ability to effectively multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently in a fast paced environment. 

Ability to work amid distractions.

Must demonstrate situational flexibility and adaptability. 

Strong organizational skills. 

Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in advertising/marketing or video production / arts / graphics or have equivalent work experience. 

Physical Requirements: Stand, sit, read a computer terminal, lift up to 50 lbs., and walk medium length distances during most of working shift.  

Work Schedule: 5 days a week (M-F); 9 hour days; some weekends are required for special events. 
 

Senior Technician (Full-time, Regular) 

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KMSP Fox 9 / WFTC Fox 9+ seeks a problem solving, self-starting Senior Technician for our Engineering Department who is a solid team player with good communication skills.

The Senior Technician must have the ability to operate, troubleshoot and repair equipment related to television broadcast facilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Digital microwave & satellite systems
  • Mpeg encoders and decoders
  • Television broadcast transmitters
  • Cameras and associated robotic systems
  • Master Control and studio production equipment
  • Broadcast and production automation Systems
  • Mobile production systems (ENG/SNG and bounded cellular)

Additionally the candidate must:

  • Possess a thorough familiarity with computer hardware
  • Knowledgeable in Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Understand computer networking concepts
  • Be able to read and create technical schematics and documents

Furthermore the successful candidate will:

  • Be able to carry 40 pounds for a distance of 300'
  • Climb ladders, and work outdoors.
  • Be a graduate of an electronics training school or equivalent experience.
  • Have SBE certification and/or FCC General Class License.
  • Be a positive station citizen
  • Always present a customer-service minded attitude

Work shifts will include weekends and holidays. Must be flexible for last-minute scheduling changes as this job is live programming / news-driven.

This is a Union position, must join IBEW Local 292.

All other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Technician - Automation Director (Full-time, Regular)
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Job Description: 

Fox 9 KMSP/WFTC is looking is seeking an inventive and creative Director to join our production team and help in crafting our award-winning newscasts. 

Responsibilities:

Direct live and recorded newscasts and programs.

Operate Sony ELC production automation.

Work with Producers to pre-code show rundowns in iNews, camera block and place talent.

Set up lighting, props, audio support and strategy sessions, and make post show discrepancy reports. 

This position will also be cross-trained on other technical responsibilities such as Master Control and TOC. Position may be required to assist in these areas as needed. 

Qualifications:

A sharp, detail-oriented person who learns quickly and works well with a team. 

Work schedule flexibility is required.

Technically savvy and proactive in identifying and appropriately addressing issues that may arise. 

Adapts well to the needs of a fast-paced news environment. 

Is a positive newsroom citizen. 

Knowledge of equipment and operating systems, including; Sony ELC automation, MV8000G, video switcher, iNews, ELC playlist viewer, Bitcentral playout, ISQ playout of Chyron Mosaic and Power Clips, Vinten Fusion, and Calrec audio console.

High School diploma (or equivalent), college degree is preferred.

5 or more years of TV studio and control room operations preferred

Requires enrollment in IBEW 292 Union.

Reporter (Full-time, Regular)  
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Raging curiosity. 

Edgy storytelling. 

Dynamic  on-camera presence. 

Teamwork and hard work. 

Those are the qualities that next reporter at FOX 9/KMSP in Minneapolis-St. Paul will have in abundance. 

You’ll report for some of our biggest newscasts. Give us your examples of aggressively pursuing important and relevant enterprise stories. Our reporters are great in live situations, develop their OWN sources and scoff at press release news.  
In addition, you’ll: 

Be fluid at using the latest technology to gather and distribute content in real time across multiple platforms, 

Know current events inside and out; and have a desire to mine for and share information in a compelling manner,

Be a multi-faceted journalist who can write, present, produce, and share information on–air, online and through social media

Embrace the evolution and vision of the newsroom and be a good newsroom citizen. 

Be a self-starter who can build relationships with leaders and members of our community 

And you’ll consistently demonstrate our Station's values of excellence, professionalism, collaboration and innovation. 

News content editor
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KMSP/WFTC-TV, the Fox owned and operated duopoly in Minneapolis-St. Paul, is looking for an experienced News Content Editor.

Our News Content Editor will not only gathering information and plan news coverage, but will be capable of presenting that information across our digital, social and broadcast platforms. Our News Content Editor will be responsible for the basic functions of the assignment desk and digital/social content desk:

Enterprise news story ideas via phones, social media, email and internet

Write and distribute the news across our digital and social platforms, including desktop and mobile web, news and weather apps, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Monitor police scanners, satellite feeds and other sources for breaking news

Dispatch and manage news crews to cover ALL aspects of the news day

Develop sources that can be contacted during breaking news and possess skills to advance a story beyond the basics. 

Possess the ability to formulate a well-rounded daily coverage plan that also goes beyond the basics. 
Candidate must be able to thrive in a busy and at times chaotic environment. This person will have good interpersonal skills and be able to multi-task. Candidate must demonstrate strong news judgment and ability to research. Candidate must also have expert knowledge of AP writing style and social media management.

Associate Producer (Full-time, Regular) 
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Do you have a passion for local TV news and want to join the Fox 9 producing staff? We are searching for a positive associate producer who is multi-faceted and can help create and contribute to an innovative and engaging newscast. Candidates must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events and excellent communication skills. Must be able to create graphics and write under deadline pressure. Candidates must also contribute to all of our social media platforms. This person will perform other duties as assigned including developing and publishing web content.

Knowledge of television production techniques and newsroom computer systems is required. We require experience in a medium to major market and a four-year college degree.

EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

Senior research analyst

The Senior Research Analyst will manage the cross-platform data analysis, insights and metrics for the KMSP/WFTC duopoly.

The person in this role will facilitate regular discussion with News, Sales and Promotion of data results from Nielsen, Share Rocket and other research.  They will also be responsible to deliver to these departments actionable strategies drawn from these analyses for increasing ratings and revenue.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Deliver insights on the performance of programming using industry standard media research tools.
o Monitor competitive landscape for insights and identify opportunities to increase viewership.

Work closely with research vendors to ensure that their methodology is representative of the market we serve.

Partner with the Sales Managers to develop research analysis and reports that enhance the sales efforts.

Develop insightful storytelling to be incorporated into sales materials for use by the Ad Sales Executives including advertiser industry specific pitches.

Aggregate audience measures from various platforms (digital, mobile, social, apps) to represent our station’s total market reach.

Focus on direct qualitative/quantitative research and more abstract trend analysis (identification of unknown/hidden trends).

Build constructive and effective relationships with a diverse group of business partners. (Management, News, Sales, Creative Services, Outside Research Companies).

QUALIFICATIONS

Very strong analytical and math skills.

Highly proactive and customer service focused.

Excellent writing and communication skills.

High proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Skilled at picking up new research software applications.

Innately curious with a desire to dig deeper into the “why” behind the numbers.

Degree in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics preferred.

Multi-platform Account Executive
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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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