Posted: 1:11 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015

KIRO-TV Employment Opportunities


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.


KIRO-TV is looking for a part-time News Writer. Qualified candidates must have a college degree. Prior experience in broadcast television is strongly preferred. This provides an opportunity for ambitious, hardworking candidates to be trained in newscast production. Applicants must be willing to work any shift


KIRO 7 is looking for someone with a great passion and understanding for news across all platforms to be its first Manager of Coverage and Content. This person will join a team that dominates breaking news coverage and in-depth story coverage. This person will be responsible for how viewers see KIRO journalism, whether it be digital, social or TV. This individual will make value decision and determine which stories should be placed on which platform. The Manager of Coverage and Content is also responsible for the content of each story and how it is portrayed and will be accountable for mobilizing resources to execute the story. S/he will manage the enrichment of the story to provide the best viewer experience whether it is on digital, social or TV.

The Manager of Coverage and Content is a digital evangelist, someone who gets everyone in the newsroom thinking about stories in a multi-platform way. They are responsible for holding staff in the field accountable for consistent digital execution for each story.

They will work closely with our Executive Producer of Digital, our Managing Editor, and our broadcast EPs to manage great coverage through an awesome team of KIRO 7 journalists making sure that all coverage is in-line with the KIRO 7 brand. S/He should lead the clear and rapid communication of all stories, large and small. The person will manage directly a team of Assignment Editors providing daily direction and support, and provide indirect oversight to a team of Digital Content Producers partnering with the Executive Producer of Digital to manage workflow, content distribution and coverage planning. The person will oversee communication and organization logistics working directly with assignment editors, reporters, photographers, producers (digital and broadcast), managers, and others to cover the news of the day. The Manager of Coverage and Content will participate in the development of strategic digital engagement activities to build upon and drive viewers and users. S/He will use digital research to help determine the direction of content and coverage.

The Manager of Coverage and Content is a team-oriented leader who has demonstrated effective news judgment with the ability to lead the day’s news on all platforms. This person should be a great communicator in all situations and have prior experience in managing change and moving a team through shifting priorities based on business need and viewer behavior and research.

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred with at least 7 years of experience working in a newsroom (preferred). This person should be a constant collaborator who demonstrates leading businesses to success in major news on all platforms and have a proven track-record of effectively communicating news strategy and holding others accountable for execution of a news brand.


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

      ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (153123)

      The Account Executive is responsible for generating media revenues for the assigned market to meet or exceed predetermined goals. You will also create revenues by working collaboratively with Local Sales Managers, by making sales presentations and by directly selling to key primary and secondary accounts as assigned. You will service and secure mutually beneficial relationships with various local businesses, agencies or individuals that have a desire to reach their target audience through various advertising channels and services.


      • Develop and manage revenue producing relationships with clients and agencies
      • Prospect for new business and build a full pipeline of sales prospects
      • Analyze client marketing goals and develop needs based solutions to achieve them
      • Oversee campaign execution and analysis
      • Provide consultation to sales managers, sales teams and clients
      • Work collaboratively with internal partners to drive revenue


      • Proven track record of sales success in local media setting
      • BA/BS degree with a minimum of five years of media sales, account management or buying experience
      • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
      • Excellent presentation skills
      • Excellent verbal and written skills
      • Hard-working, integrity, relationship-builder with a winning attitude
      • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
      • Work with brand teams, ad operations and finance to provide client satisfaction
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office and CRM tools
      • Some travel necessary
      • Valid driver's license with good driving record required
      • Must have good working knowledge of ratings, BAR reports, etc.
      • Co-op and vendor support knowledge helpful



       This individual is responsible for assignment desk news coverage on a variety of shifts, including weekends and overnights, and especially breaking news. The Assignment Editor will be a dynamic and energetic person who can help manage the news gathering process from the Assignment Desk. The person should break news stories, develop sources and communicate clearly. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring scanners, answering newsroom phones, making calls to people involved in news stories, dispatching field crews, and assisting other newsroom staff. The assignment editor is required to write and post breaking news stories to the newsroom website,  This position will also be responsible for publishing social media updates to KIRO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.   The assignment editor must work well with other managers in achieving newsroom goals. Qualified applicants must demonstrate leadership.  Other requirements include the ability to multi-task, strong computer skills, good news judgment, and ability to clearly communicate. Experience on major market assignment desk and some college is preferred.  Knowledge of the Puget Sound region’s geography, politics and history is a definite plus.

      EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (1411393)


       Manages show producers and writers. The EP crafts the look, manages story count, flow and placement of every story. They set the coverage expectation and manage repetition. The EP manages our position and brand on a daily basis in every show. The EP manages breaking news and the speed and style in which we get it on the air. Assists in managing the schedules, hiring and firing of all writers and producers.

       JOB DUTIES:

       90% - Newscast & Brand Management

      10% - Administrative

       JOB TASKS

       Newscast & Brand Management – 90%

      • Crafts newscast look by working with the graphics department.
      • Manages story count and placement. Must be intimate with the rundown. Manage story count vs. big story coverage.
      • Copy edits all copy in the newscast. Ensures that it is on target with the research.
      • Set the coverage expectation by holding meetings with producers and conducting newscast critiques.
      • Manage repetition within newscasts and from newscast to newscast.
      • Ensures the product stays on brand. Holds producers accountable on story selection and ensures anchors and meteorologists stay on target with delivery.
      • Manages breaking news. Ensures that we are on the air quickly. Monitors the execution in the control room. Facilitates drills to ensure talent is up to speed.
      • Holds writing seminars and trains new employees.

       Administrative – 10%

      • Assists in scheduling, hiring, firing of all writers and producers.

      REPORTER/ANCHOR (146312)

      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.


      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.

      To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at:  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 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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