ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Regular Full-Time: Responsibilities include writing stories and teases, editing video, and creating graphics and supers for newscasts, myfoxdfw.com and associated news partners. The position works closely with producers to help develop and format newscasts and communicates continuously with Reporters, Photographers, the Assignment Desk, Managers and other applicable employees or outside sources regarding story developments and changes. Must possess the ability to write stories for myfoxdfw.com and create content for social media platforms in coordination with producers and managers. Facilitate communication during newscasts regarding live shots and story development. Associate Producers must have the ability to overcome anticipated and unexpected changes when putting together newscasts.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required. 2 to 3 years' experience as a TV Newscast Associate Producer in a small to medium to major television market required. Ideal candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines and have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media is essential. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Ideal candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including Avid iNews and Avid search, editing and graphics programs.
ASSIGNMENT EDITOR: Regular Full-Time: Must be aggressive and thorough in responding to breaking news. Research and select news stories through multiple sources including: news wires, websites, social media, newspapers, scanners and email. Responsible for daily communication with police and government officials and agencies. The incumbent must develop reliable sources to help in obtaining, and confirming information for newscasts. Secure and organize elements for newscasts such as electronic audio and video files, photos and documents. He/she must have broad working knowledge of online databases, as well as broad working knowledge of court and police procedures. Write and publish stories for myfoxdfw.com and consistently publish to social media channels. Coordinate, dispatch and communicate with crews to planned and breaking news events. Work closely with reporters, producers and managers to develop stories and story ideas. Answer viewer calls and emails and speak with community contacts. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required with emphasis in Communication and/or Journalism. 2 to 4 years' in a medium to major market experience required. 3 to 5 years' in a Top 15 market preferred. Must possess strong phone skills and etiquette Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media. Must be able to work under tight deadlines. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. The candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, editing and graphics systems. Strong communication skills are a must and must be able to complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
PHOTOJOURNALIST: Regular Full-Time: Responsibilities include but not limited to: Shooting and nonlinear editing, live truck and video transmission operations, and the proper care of assigned equipment. Must be able to work closely with Reporters in evaluating and determining the course of stories and be able to work solo in the field, responsible for coverage of news events as assigned by Supervisor. Candidate must be an active participant in social media. Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs of equipment. This position requires that the employee maintains a valid Texas driver's license and maintains a clear driving record. Must also perform other duties including some travel as assigned and must be able to work in physically challenging conditions.
College degree preferred. Ideal candidate must have strong story telling abilities, great attitude and problem-solving skills. Demonstrate skills in operating photography, non-linear editing and live equipment. Work well under deadlines. Must be able to adapt to changing technologies. Candidate must have two (2) to three (3) years shooting experience, which include photography and editing experience.
PRODUCER: Regular Full-Time: Responsible for producing all elements of newscasts- including leads, stories, teases, and breakouts. Strong writing and show production skills are required. The candidate must have experience in mining social media information. Must be involved in the coverage of news events and participate in the selection and development of stories. Perform other duties as assigned.
Four (4) year college degree required. The candidate must possess five (5) – six (6) years' experience as a TV newscast producer in a medium to major market. Candidate must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events and excellent communication and people skills. He/she must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV production techniques and newsroom computer systems required.
REPORTER: Regular Full-Time: Provide original news content for KDFW FOX 4, myfoxdfw.com, and associated media partners by successfully accomplishing the following responsibilities: gather news information; write news stories, and doing taped and live interviews and reports for KDFW FOX 4, myfoxdfw.com and associated media partners. 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. Complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner. Perform other duties as assigned.
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 specific expertise in research and computer-assisted reporting. Must be a strong writer and communicator and have the ability to shoot and edit video. 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.
STAGE MANAGER: Regular Full-Time: KDFW/KDFI currently has an opening for a Stage Manager. The position is responsible for coordinating all activities in the Studios and production areas of the Station. He/She will work closely with the News and Engineering departments. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, cueing and prompting the on-air talent during all newscasts and studio productions. Oversee the staging, lighting and general appearance of the studios. During live or recorded programming, the Stage Manager will take direction from the Show Director. Candidate will also operate the teleprompt system, coordinate live cut-ins from the field during studio production and set and/or change lighting and lighting cues as required for the shows.
Requirements, Skills & Abilities: Four year college degree preferred. Three  or more years full time experience as a Stage Manager in a medium or large television market. Position requires the handling of multiple demands with professionalism and results. The ability to work under pressure and work in a cohesive team environment is a must. This person must have clear verbal skills and a clam, patient, positive demeanor. Must be willing to work nights and weekends and be able to lift 25 to 50lbs.