Posted: 10:02 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

KIRO-TV Employment Opportunities




IGNITE DIRECTOR

KIRO-TV is looking for an Ignite Director for newscasts who will also produce content for KIRO-TV’s digital platforms. Qualified candidates will be able to work closely with news management and production staff on daily newscasts and digital content. Applicants must be able to direct, and when assigned, to produce television programming, and choose and coordinate all elements for a project, from pre-production planning through final production and editing, with the most efficient use of station resources in mind. The individual also must be willing and able to learn how to produce for KIRO-TV’s digital platforms including kirotv.com.

A thorough understanding of the Kayak switcher and Sidepanel application is helpful.  The applicant must be able to adapt quickly to changes in live shows and must be familiar with entire production process and be able to communicate clearly with staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform all activities required in the producing and directing of assigned projects, newscasts, programs, commercials and PSA’s
  • Direct setup of in-studio and remote productions as assigned
  • Perform pre-production of news story elements using timeline editing. Generate video IDs as necessary for pre- production
  • Transfer elements to “Air” playback server
  • Recognize and be able to troubleshoot basic malfunction of the control room “On Air” systems and related computer applications: 
    • Ignite A & B
    • X Switch
    • Ingite Mos gateway
    • iNEWS MOS gateway
    • Newslink MOS Gateway
    • Sidon
    • Newslink Status
    • Transfer of control of the news playback server
  • Be able to operate the automated live production control system
  • Post stories to KIRO-TV’s digital platforms, including proofreading copy
  • Identify stories which will be on interest to KIRO-TV’s digital audience
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative and professional attitude at all times

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year television news experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Ignite System or similar system experience preferred.


MANAGING EDITOR

KIRO 7 is searching for a Managing Editor to supervise the day-to-day editorial operation of the newsroom. The right candidate will be someone who can execute the KIRO 7 playbook, interpret research, and think critically about the major news happening in Seattle. The Managing Editor should have a passion for breaking news coverage, digital news coverage, and social media. The ideal candidate will also bring excellent leadership and teambuilding skills.

The Managing Editor’s duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Supervise the editorial content of the KIRO 7 news product.
  • Proactively exercise journalistic judgment in maintaining accurate, unbiased KIRO 7 coverage.
  • Work closely with the News Director, Executive Producer, Digital Team, Assignment Editors, Producers and Reporters in planning the day's assignments.
  • Provide constructive editorial feedback to news staff.
  • Make sure content is executed on all platforms, including website and social media sites.
  • Report directly to the News Director and act in place of the News Director when appropriate.

The position requires a minimum of 7 years of newsroom experience and at least two years of management experience.

Experience in a large market is a plus.

College degree preferred. 


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.


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).


CREATIVE SERVICES WRITER/PRODUCER

Seattle’s KIRO7 is seeking a promotion Writer/Producer who lives and breathes local news and wants to sell a great news brand!  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 relative 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 place to call 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:  Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Production, Marketing or Broadcast-related field preferred.  Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills are required.  The successful candidate will have a minimum 1-2 years of experience working in Creative Services or the newsroom at a television station. Must have hands-on experience with a local news product.  You must be a creative writer and video editor. 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. Prefer experience using Avid iNews and DekoCast software.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Champion the writing/producing of daily news topicals
  • 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 promotions
  • 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


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.

 


 


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

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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