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ABC FOX Montana Employment

KTMF - Missoula

 

Camera Operator/ Audio Operator

Job Description:  In studio camera and audio board operator during nightly news broadcasts. Live sports and live news remote broadcasts.

Qualifications:  Undergraduate Degree in Television Production preferred.  Basic knowledge of camera operation preferred; PC competent.Ability to work as part of team in a fast-paced, high-stress environment. Strong communication skills are a must.

Physical Requirements or Restrictions:  Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. equipment. Sight and dexterity to do computer input and run the audio board.

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a Part-Time Camera/Audio Operator for our statewide and regional newscasts. This position will be based in Missoula.

Position will work directly with the news department on a daily basis operating studio cameras and production audio boards during live news broadcasts. Ideal candidate will be detail oriented and capable of communicating effectively in a fast-paced live news environment. 

Candidate must be motivated, ambitious, hardworking, and organized. Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@cowlesmontana.com. Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Ad Copy: Camera/Audio Operator to join our ABC FOX Montana team in Missoula. Position requires technical experience for a fast-paced news environment. The proper candidate will also have good communication and organizational skills. Position will work weeknights as part of our production team for our 5 nightly news broadcasts. Past experience in broadcast and production operations a plus but will train the right candidate.  Send resume or apply in person by June 3rd Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@cowlesmontana.com or Personnel @ KTMF ABC FOX Montana, 2200 Stephens Ave., Missoula, Mt. 59801. Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


 

Weather Anchor/Meteorologist 

ABC FOX Montana and SWX, a TV broadcast group based in Missoula, Montana is looking for an experienced meteorologist to spearhead our weather effort on-air and on-line. A degree in meteorology, 2 to 5 years as a broadcast meteorologist, and experience with Baron LYNX is preferred.  Reciting numbers from the National Weather Service isn’t the plan!  If your goal is producing the very best weathercast in the market, you can tell a compelling weather story every day using the latest weather tools and information, and you take pride in your accuracy, you’re exactly who we’re looking for. Our Weather Anchor delivers weather forecasts for our primary evening newscasts covering western and south-central Montana. The successful candidate will also know how to deliver the latest forecasts to our other media platforms. You must be a motivated, self-starter who relates well to co-workers and our viewers. 

Qualifications:  

  • Undergraduate Degree in Meteorology
  • 2-5 years as Broadcast Meteorologist preferred
  • Writing skills
  • PC competent
  • Experience using Baron LYNX
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. equipment
  • Must be a team player.

Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or non-returnable DVD to 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is an equal opportunity employer.

Pre-employment drug screen is required.

 


 

KWYB - Bozeman/Butte

Assistant News Director/Anchor - Bozeman

ABC FOX Montana is seeking an Assistant News Director/Anchor to join the region’s most dynamic news team in Southwest Montana. The right person will help produce compelling Bozeman/Butte specific content for on-air and digital platforms. Assist Southwest Montana reporters with breaking news coverage and content pertaining to the daily newscasts. Oversee the Southwest Montana stations as Assistant News Director. This newsroom leader should be a creative thinker. If you dread breaking news, this isn't the place for you. We thrive on our patented coverage of breaking news. If you have the skills, the passion, and the ability to make quick decisions, multi-task, work effectively under pressure, and help manage a team of reporters in Southwest Montana, we want to hear from you! You will be based out of Cowles Montana Media’s ABC FOX station in beautiful Bozeman, Mont.

Required Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Must have extensive, solid journalistic background
  • Must be proficient in the interpretation of live news coverage (ad-libbing)
  • College degree or equivalent
  • Ability to exercised editorial control over content to be consistent with station’s values
  • Solid news judgment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge and desire to participate in social media
  • Ability to create non-article content – e.g. tweets, video clips, databases – for online
  • Effectively supervise news staff daily including schedules, workflow and equipment
  • Manage personnel issues and hold people accountable
  • Implement overall News Director’s vision
  • Newsroom experience a must
  • Familiar with AP style
  • Ability to shoot, edit and produce segments for digital and on-air platforms – including digital copy

Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@cowlesmontana.com OR non-returnable DVD to 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801.

Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment drug screen is required.

 


 

 

Part time Sales Assistant - Bozeman

ABC & FOX TV is seeking a Sales Assistant to join our team in Bozeman. This position will be responsible for sales assistant duties. Computer competency with strong detail orientation and organizational skills are required. Data entry and support role within the sales department. Previous sales department experience is preferred though not required. Position is part-time M-F/8-5pm – up to 28 hours a week. 

Send resume and cover letter, noting desired position and referral source, by June 7, 2019 : Human Resources, ABC FOX Montana, 2619 West College, Bozeman, MT 59718 or email to tonya.palazzi@abcfoxmontana.com

Required Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Duties will include but not be limited to, order entry and sales software maintenance.
  • Candidate will work with account executives to ensure receipt and accuracy of necessary information.
  • Assist in developing sales packages and proposals of programming for both ABC and FOX television using information provided by the LSM and Station Managers.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must possess multitasking skills, organizational skills, familiarity with computer systems, attention to detail, the ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and be a team player.
  • Sales department experience is preferred but not required.
  • Physical Requirements or Restrictions:  Sight and dexterity to do computer input.  Ability to sit for long hours at a computer screen. Ability to lift some computer equipment (up to 30 pounds), distribute supplies throughout the sales office.

Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment drug screen is required.

 


 

KFBB/KHBB - Great Falls/Helena

 

Reporter/MMJ - Helena

Cowles Montana Media is looking for the right person to take our news coverage to the next level. We pride ourselves on having a committed team dedicated to breaking news and enterprising stories viewers want to see!

This position will be based in our Helena location.  It isn’t just telling a compelling story, but getting out into the community and finding the best characters to tell help tell it. This is a unique opportunity to cover politics in action in the state capital.  The 2019 Montana Legislative Session is one to watch! The successful candidate will also know how to deliver the latest news to our other online and social media platforms. Community involvement is also important to us.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Be nimble enough to report on multiple stories, when necessary, on a given day, on multiple platforms.
  • Must be willing to work different shifts and/or travel when a story requires.
  • Must be able to work solo and independently.
  • Must be able to operate and handle equipment including but not limited to camera, live pack, iPhone, editing laptop.
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs of equipment.
  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic law and ethics as well as FCC policies on broadcast.     

Please submit your resume, cover letter and reels to Megan Lewis, News Director, to megan.lewis@cowlesmontana.com or mail to Cowles Montana Media P.O. Box 1139, Great Falls, MT 59403.  Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Weekend WXR/MMJ

Cowles Montana Media is looking for the right person to continue our news and weather dominance!  

If you think you can be the weather face of our statewide newscast that services all of northwestern and central Montana, this may be the perfect job for you! This person will join our award-winning weather team and will be able to cover everything from summer thunderstorms and fire season to snowy forecasts for the winter slopes.

This position will be based in our Great Falls location. The successful candidate will be a journalist first, knowing how to engage our viewers with every word, map and graphic. They will also be trained on how to deliver the latest weather forecasts to our online and social media platforms for the weekends. We want someone who is not only comfortable with the challenge of forecasting widely varied Montana weather, but can also handle reporting duties.

Community involvement is also important to us. A degree in communications/broadcast journalism or related field required. Experience using the latest version of Baron Weather Services and a vast understanding of its capabilities would be a big plus. You must be a motivated self-starter who works well with others.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Be nimble enough to report on multiple stories, when necessary, on a given day, on multiple platforms.
  • Must be willing to work different shifts and/or travel when a story requires.
  • Must be able to work solo and independently.
  • Must be able to operate and handle equipment including but not limited to camera, live pack, iPhone, editing laptop.
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs of equipment.
  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic law and ethics as well as FCC policies on broadcast.     

Please submit your resume, cover letter and online link to samples of your work to Megan Lewis, News Director, at megan.lewis@cowlesmontana.com. Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


 

Digital / Web Prodcuer

Job Description: ABC FOX Montana is looking for a web content producer to complement our dynamic news coverage. We are looking for a passionate, game-changing, self-starter to join our team. You must be a quick learner and a team player who is flexible, hands-on and capable of handling multiple projects at once. The web producer is critical to delivering the station’s message across all our digital properties, ensuring that our voice is consistent, and contributing to a superior viewer experience.

Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree in related field preferred. Experience with digital media required. Applicant must have strong knowledge of news, social media, web design and content management systems. Strong writing and communication skills, experience with Windows, Mac, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop are required. HTML coding and understanding of CSS a plus. Experience with non-linear editing is desired, but not required. Ability to take direction from multiple managers and prioritize duties as necessary. Self-starrer able to work with little direction and solve problems.

Application Deadline – Until filled 

Ad Copy: ABC FOX Montana based in Great Falls,  is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual to manage and maintain the ABC FOX Montana website as well as social media outlets and mobile platforms. This person is a member of the news team and should be able to exercise good journalistic judgment. Duties include: Maintain consistency and look of the ABC FOX Montana Website, copyedit and proofread all web content, cut and post video for news stories, post to social media accounts, create and traffic digital advertisements, provide web analytics for sales and management.

The proper candidate must have good communication, organizational skills and be dependable. Candidates will be called upon for special events such as elections, fires, floods and/or other major events including major weather events.

Please send resume and cover letter to via email to mlewis@kfbb.com or Personnel, KFBB, 3200 Old Havre Hwy, Black Eagle, MT 59414.  Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employee


 

 

Account Executive

Job Description:  This position is responsible for creating and retaining advertising business for the station. Assist business owners, business managers and advertising agencies with the marketing of products and services through the use of television and digital advertising. Prospect for, close, and service new business, as well as, service existing business. Create full sales presentations and promotions. Work with production personnel to create television commercials. Maintain thorough knowledge of television programming, audience delivery, advertising rates and practices for competitive television, radio, newspaper, billboard, and other media in the market. Negotiate advertising budgets in competition with other media.

Qualifications:  Outside direct-sales experience preferred (broadcast sales and/or advertising sales preferred). Record of growth and stability in employment. Solid knowledge of simple business mathematics. Knowledge of advertising industry and/or marketing background desired.  Understanding of web, social media, SMS and other digital advertising mediums.  Skills and aptitude with basic computer programs such as Word, PowerPoint & Excel, as well as ability to learn specialized programs utilized in order input and research. Organizational skills a must! Competitive, aggressive, team-oriented attitude. Superior communication skills (oral, written, presentation) Excellent interpersonal skills; a "team player." Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work flexible hours.

Physical Requirements or Restrictions:  Sight and dexterity to do computer input. Valid driver’s license.

Application Deadline:   Until position is filled

Ad Copy (exactly as you wish it to read):  Cowles Montana Media, KFBB-TV ABC and FOX Great Falls, seeks a highly motivated, career-oriented Account Executive with direct-sales experience to join our sales team. The ideal candidate will flourish in a competitive and fast paced industry. Must have exceptional relationship-selling skills, creativity, excellent communication skills and outside sales experience. We offer strong pay-for-performance. Prospecting experience and an assertive, confident, independent work style that thrives on closing the sale is a must. Advertising Media Sales experience preferred, but not required. Reliable transportation required.  Send resume and cover letter to: KFBB - Cowles Montana Media, Attn: Max W. Smith, PO Box 1139, Great Falls, MT 59403.  EOE


 

 

 

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