Posted: 1:40 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

KIRO-TV Employment Opportunities




REPORTER/ANCHOR

KIRO 7  is looking for an experienced Anchor with a passion for reporting. An Anchor at this station must be able to drive the KIRO 7 brand on-air, on-line, and on social media. The Anchor/Reporter who comes to KIRO 7 will join a newsroom of experienced journalists working in America’s most beautiful city. KIRO 7 is part of Cox Media Group, a company that excels in growing its people

Here are the traits of a successful KIRO 7 anchor:

  • Ability to narrate, ad-lib and add value to live breaking news and severe weather coverage.
  • Investigative reporting skills that add depth to the newscast.
  • Strong writing and editorial skills.
  • Thorough understanding of social media and demonstrated ability to move audience between all platforms.
  • Curiosity that drives an understanding of current events in Seattle and beyond.
  • Desire to connect with local communities by meeting with local groups and representing KIRO 7 at important events in and around Seattle.

Qualifications:

Preferred: B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Other
Required 1-2 yrs. experience as a Reporter/Anchor


Please attach copies of your resume and video links to your application for review.


NEWS DIRECTOR

KIRO-TV in Seattle seeks a dynamic leader with solid news judgment to oversee all aspects of daily news and digital content. This individual will be responsible for leading an experienced team in the execution of top quality newscasts while growing audience ratings.

Qualified applicants will have a proven record with breaking news, investigative and enterprise reporting and the delivery of successful digital products. Will also have demonstrated leadership and skills in recruiting, developing and retaining talent, managing resources, creating and executing research based strategic plans and growing new opportunities in our multi-media environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include:

  • Strong people acumen
  • The ability to operationalize research
  • Ability to communicate vision and mission
  • Ability to designate key roles/champions in the newsroom
  • Integrating our digital platform into everything we do
  • Great comprehension around breaking news, major news, investigative and enterprise journalism
  • The ability to match talents to tasks
  • Solid contract and negotiating skills
  • Strong ability to grow people through feedback and performance management
  • Understand and manage newsroom budget
  • The ability to use our consultants/internal resources
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction for day to day news coverage, breaking news, special projects, investigative reporting, special event coverage

Qualifications:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Prefer to have at least five years’ experience in newsroom management.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills. 


DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER (Full-Time)

 The Digital Content Producer for KIRO-TV produces and maintains the content for kirotv.com and related online platforms with the goal of building an audience of loyal, local visitors.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and adapt broadcast content for website, working closely with KIRO’s news department to ensure continuity with KIRO News coverage.
  • Create significant, original, locally focused stories for KIRO 7’s digital platforms.
  • Create engaging content on Facebook, Twitter and other web platforms that draw viewers to the web and television.
  • Participate in the creative development and technical implementation of online content for the website.
  • Work collaboratively with marketing, technology programming, news and sales departments to meet performance goals.
  • This position is primarily responsible for covering evening hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific Skills:

  • Have sound news judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative and drive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Energy and follow-up
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration with teammates
  • Tolerance for stress
  • Strong communication skills

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with 3 or more years of related experience (website development, publication or production and reporting).


DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER (Part-Time)

 The Digital Content Producer for KIRO-TV produces and maintains the content for kirotv.com and related online platforms with the goal of building an audience of loyal, local visitors.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and adapt broadcast content for website, working closely with KIRO’s news department to ensure continuity with KIRO News coverage.
  • Create significant, original, locally focused stories for KIRO 7’s digital platforms.
  • Create engaging content on Facebook, Twitter and other web platforms that draw viewers to the web and television.
  • Participate in the creative development and technical implementation of online content for the website.
  • Work collaboratively with marketing, technology programming, news and sales departments to meet performance goals.
  • This position is primarily responsible for covering evening hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific Skills:

  • Have sound news judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative and drive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Energy and follow-up
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration with teammates
  • Tolerance for stress
  • Strong communication skills

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with 3 or more years of related experience (website development, publication or production and reporting).


DIGITAL SALES SPECIALIST

Summary: The Digital Sales Specialist will work with the media sales team to grow digital revenue by accompanying the media sales team in the field to conduct customer needs analysis and present client facing solutions. The Digital Sales Specialist must understand all CMG Local Solutions digital product offerings and how to leverage them to meet the client’s strategic objectives. Digital assets include all kirotv.com core products and platforms inclusive of display advertising, streaming media, and native advertising. The Digital Sales Specialist will also leverage 3rd party ad products including but not limited to reach extension, SEM/SEO and social media. The Digital Sales Specialist must be analytical, organized, solution minded, consultative and customer centric.

Digital Sales Planning, Project Management, Execution and Fulfillment:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Media Sales Team on digital advertising sales calls

               o Perform customer needs analysis (CNA) in the field to uncover client’s goals and strategic objectives

               o From CNA create custom strategies and tactics to achieve client’s goals and format into custom client facing proposals

                           -- SEM: Perform keyword research and create reach and CPC estimates

                           -- SEO: Perform SEO analysis and recommendations in coordination with elements and structure of websites and web pages

                           -- Targeting/Retargeting: Perform reach estimates for display and pre-roll

                           -- KIROTV.com: Appropriate use of products to fulfill client needs or compliment SEM, SEO and/or targeting/retargeting.

                o Present proposal to client

                o Assist National Sales Department with digital RFP’s for National clients

  • Digital Product expert to be a resource to Media Sales Team

               o Understand and communicate the “consumer path to purchase” theory and how specific digital products relate

               o Recommend specific digital services to support the different areas in the “sales funnel”

               o Evaluate CMG’s digital product offering against customer's needs, budget and competitors' offerings.

                           -- Products include but not limited to Display, Streaming, Reach Extension, SEM/SEO. Native advertising and Social Media

               o Communicate specific product specifications and processes to clients to ensure quality and timely execution of purchased products

               o Provide a consultation to advertisers on social media best practices and participate in social media engagement

  • Works with Media Sales Team, clients and ad trafficking to deliver a superior return on investment for our customers’ advertising

              o Once the campaign is underway, work with clients, CMG Central Ad ops, CMG Ad Studio and CMG SEM/SEO team to interpret results and optimize the campaign against key performance indicators

              o Set up research studies for clients including view through studies

              o Work with client’s Google Analytics to help analyze campaign effectiveness

  • Serve as project manager between sales, CMG’s centralized trafficking, CMG Ad Studio for ad creation and CMG SEM/SEO team
  • At the end of the campaign, create custom performance reports that effectively analyze how the customer goals were met or exceeded with the goal of increasing retention and upsell Trouble shoot invoicing/reconciliation with 3rd Party reporting and Co-op
  • Point person for AE’s, sales managers, clients, and various station departments including Research, News, Sales and Promotions to provide a full suite of sales materials
  • Point person between sales, promotions, production, research, programming, public affairs, and web/digital media in fulfillment of the sales process for stations initiatives like High School Sports
  • Point person for the promotions department to implement all sales promotions.
  • Work with the News Department and Digital web team on web, APP, WAP and other digital analytics.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Advanced digital industry knowledge about digital products including display advertising, streaming, native advertising, social media, SEM/SEO and reach extension products.
  • Advanced digital industry knowledge about Website analytics including compiling usage reports and interpreting results.

                     o ClickFuel

                    o Google Analytic

                    o Adobe Omniture

                    o comScore

  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills including identifying campaign pitfalls and providing custom solutions
  • Analytical in nature with a firm grasp of numbers and attention to detail
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Can easily identify priority items and complete in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Must possess positive customer service attitude with both internal and external contacts; flexible, patient, courteous, professional and problem solver

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from four-year college or university in digital marketing, digital advertising and/or digital sales; and 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid driver’s license with good driving record is required.

Other Skills and Abilities: Must have good working knowledge of internet and mobile media platforms, terminology, and analytics.

Must be highly proficient with SEM and SEO estimating tools, current IAB.net guidelines for display advertising, conducting customer needs analysis, and presenting technical information to large groups.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions (driving to and from clients/agencies).

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Hours are irregular and often exceed a 40-hour week (preparation, travel and entertainment), based on business demand. Hours may include evenings and weekends.

 


WRITER/PRODUCER (Creative Services Department)

Seattle’s KIRO 7 is seeking a promotion and topical writer who lives and breathes local news and wants to sell great news stories!  The ideal candidate loves writing, editing, and thrives in a newsroom environment!  You will be surrounded by a team that wants to win, that values your expertise, your passion, and your creativity!  Whether you’re a veteran or a newbie, we’re in search of someone with a positive, can-do attitude, and a willingness to learn from a talented and supportive group of producers!  Whether you want to find a fun and exciting new home, or take your career to that next level, we’re the place for you!  Come experience the incredible beauty of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, the exciting atmosphere of a winning station, and the support of THE BEST media company in the country!

Qualifications:  BA in Journalism, Production, Marketing or Broadcast related field.  Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills are required.  The successful candidate will have a minimum 2 years of experience working in Creative Services or the newsroom at a television station. Must have hands on experience with a local news product. Must be creative in writing and video editing. Must have experience in graphic design, as it relates to producing compelling/eye-catching promos maximizing graphic elements in the production. Prefer Avid, After Affects, and Photoshop experience, as well as videography experience. Experience using newsroom and DekoCast software.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Champion the writing/producing of daily news topicals for early and late newscasts.
  • Write and Produce Investigative Special Report Promos and Proof of Performance (POPs)
  • Part of the creative team responsible for writing and producing PSA’s, station sponsored events, sales promotions, and syndicated promotion.
  • Will assist Client Services in the writing/producing of commercials, and other sales projects when necessary.
  • Must produce compelling, targeted, and research driven promotion at all times.
  • Embrace the use of process language, and sell brand distinction in Topicals, Special Report and Image Promotion.
  • Integral part of a collaborative team, including the Creative Services Director, Promotion Manager, Senior Writer/Producer and Design Director, to develop and execute the overall graphic design of the news brand.
  • Must be able to have flexible hours to meet high volume demands in and out of sweep periods.
  • Must be willing to work extended hours when necessary  to meet tight deadlines
  • Required to maintain valid driver’s license


NEWS OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

 The News Operations Technology Manager is responsible for insuring the superior quality of KIRO-TV News video and audio presentation through: effective management of its technical operations and equipment; maintenance of high photojournalistic and newsvideo editing standards; and the efficient planning and management of TV News operating and capital budgets.  Responsibilities include:

 

  • To coordinate photojournalist, newsvideo editing, remote broadcast, and news engineering activities and productivity.
  • To be active and aggressive in maintaining high-quality product and conduct from work group members.
  • To initiate and approve requests as appropriate for the purchase, replacement, or repair of equipment and services.
  • To oversee staffing and supervisory duties, including hiring, discipline, scheduling, and evaluation of  operations staff and work group members in accordance with KIRO policies.
  • To plan and manage the TV News operating and capital budgets.
  • To help to determine the future direction of KIRO TV News operations through regular and clear communications with News Director, other Department Heads, Senior staff leaders, and employees.
  • To provide logistical planning and technical coordination for TV News programming, projects, and special events.
  • To oversee the operation and regular maintenance of TV News equipment, including: camcorders; video players, recorders and editing systems; audio systems and tape recorders; communications equipment, including two-way radios, cellular telephones, and scanners; newsvideo transmission equipment, including satellite & microwave vehicles and gear; helicopter; news vehicles and other transportation equipment.
  • To plan, supervise, and track operational expenditures.
  • To plan and supervise purchases and installation of new and/or replacement equipment per manufacturer's specifications.
  • To coordinate and define activities of the photojournalist, newsvideo editing, remote broadcast, and maintenance engineering staffs.
  • To be totally conversant with KIRO's disaster recovery planning and the procedures in the KIRO Crisis Manual and to review the plans and policies on a regular basis for adequacy in relation to  current operations and systems.
  • To be conversant with journalistic law and follow professional ethics.
  • To be conversant with general FCC policies and rules applying to equipment operated by TV News.
  • To work additional hours per day or week as necessary.
  • To work in the field through all types of weather conditions, varying work schedules (including weekends, nights and holidays), and to travel as part of assigned duties
  • To keep physically fit, able to lift and carry necessary equipment (up to 60 pounds), and the agility to perform work assignments.
  • To be fully conversant with the newsroom computer system and KIRO voice and data systems.
  • To maintain valid Washington state driver’s license, or other personal licenses required to perform duties.

 


NEWS PRODUCER

KIRO-TV has an opening for a creative, dynamic producer to join our news staff. This person must be able to take charge of a newscast, make strong news decisions and be able to coordinate many live shots and handle breaking news like a pro.  This producer must be flexible and be able to write strong copy for TV and the web if necessary, coordinate with reporters and produce a newscast that is showcased. Qualified applicant should have a degree in broadcasting or related field and experience producing local television news. 


 

CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER (Creative Services Department)

 KIRO 7, The Cox Media Group owned CBS affiliate in Seattle, is looking for a Client Services Manager with the creative talent to produce top notch commercials for KIRO7 clients. We’re seeking a marketing and production pro who knows how to turn heads and boost sales for clients through on-air and online advertising!

Qualifications

BA preferred in Production, Marketing, or Broadcast related field.  Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills are required.  The successful candidate will have a minimum 3 years of experience working in commercial production at a television station. Must be a hands-on writer/producer, extremely creative shooter, editor, and writer. Must have experience in graphic design, as it relates to producing compelling/eye-catching commercials maximizing graphic elements in the production. Knowledge of After Affects, Photoshop, Cinema 4D, and Illustrator preferred. Must be able to show writing, producing and design experience in all media platforms. Previous supervisory experience in directing workflow, motivating and training staff preferred.

Responsibilities

General:

  • Leads and directs all commercial production responsibilities within the creative services department.
  • Plan, schedule, and execute all commercial production requests from beginning to end.
  • Works closely with clients from conceptualizing to execution based on client needs and available resources/budget.
  • Supervises producers in the execution of commercial production.
  • Maintains a friendly, cooperative relationship with sales department and clients.
  • Specific:

  • Supervises commercial producers, works closely with the sales department, including managers, AE’s, and clients to ensure all commercial production needs for the station are serviced.
  • Prioritizes and delegates projects based on potential revenue.
  • Works closely with AE’s and clients to conceptualize and execute advertising campaigns that benefit client while not exceeding budget.
  • Ensures that assignments and projects are on schedule and meeting deadlines.
  • Write and produce on-air commercials, from billboards to full length sales initiated programming.
  • Plans and executes various web and social media initiatives for various sponsored cooperatives.
  • Liaison with sales department, clients, ad, and marketing agencies to ensure content is produced and airs correctly.
  • Works closely with the Director of Public Affairs & Special Projects in the production of KIRO 7 community initiatives with sponsorship ties.
  • Ensures advertiser-related promotion is executed properly per sales packages including production timelines, deadlines for content and logos and execution of on-air commitments.
  • To support the KIRO 7 mission and values statements and to represent KIRO 7 in a highly professional manner.
  • Essential Physical Functions

    While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crawl or crouch. The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee often works in outside weather conditions, and periodically works near moving mechanical parts. Special vision abilities required for this job include close and peripheral vision, depth perception, color, and precise vision.

     


    To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://coxmediagroup.com/careers

    KIRO-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the FCC's EEO regulations, any organization that regularly distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refers job seekers to employers may request that it be provided notice of KIRO-TV job vacancies as they occur. If your organization would like to be notified of such vacancies, please contact Human Resources at KIRO-TV, 2807 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 or hr@kirotv.com. Each organization that wishes to be given notice of job vacancies must provide its name, mailing address, telephone number, and contact person, and identify the category or categories of vacancies of which it requests notice. (An organization may request notice of all vacancies).

    Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required upon employment.

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