ABC FOX Montana Employment

KTMF - Missoula/Kalispell 

POSITION AVAILABLE

 

Date Submitted:                          10/22/2019

Department:                                News

Position:                                     Digital Producer

Date Available:                            11/1/2019

 

Job Description: ABC FOX Montana is looking for a digital 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 digital 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 journalism/communications 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-starter able to work with little direction and solve problems.

Ad Copy :

ABC FOX Montana is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual to manage and maintain the ABC FOX Montana website, mobile app, and social media platforms. This person is a member of the news team and should be able to exercise good journalistic judgment. The position is based in Missoula, Mont.

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.

Positive newsroom environment and an excellent place to learn and grow! Please submit resume, cover letter, demo-reel link via email to jobs@cowlesmontana.com

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

 

Full Time Overnight Master Control Operator 

Date Available:                                     October 2019

Job Description: Coordinate the switching of all audio and video programming and commercials for television station hub operation.

Qualifications: Reliable, computer literate, Excel, Word, strong organizational skills, very detail oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Physical Requirements or Restrictions: Sight and dexterity to do computer input and monitor on-air signals.

Ad Copy: ABC FOX Montana SWX is hiring a Full Time Overnight Master Control Operator to enhance our Broadcast Operations Master Control Center. Candidate must be reliable, motivated, ambitious, hardworking, organized and able to meet daily deadlines. If you enjoy overnight hours and like working with playlists and digital file management this is for you.

Position requires technical experience for a fast-paced broadcast environment. The proper candidate will also have good communication and organizational skills along with the ability to work with multiple departments. Experience in broadcast operations a plus but will train the right candidate.

Send resume or apply in person. Please submit resume, cover letter via email to jobs@cowlesmontana.com or Personnel @ KTMF ABC FOX Montana, 2200 Stephens Ave., Missoula, Mt. 59801. Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


 

Account Executive – ABC & FOX Affiliate Missoula

Date Submitted:                          June 2019   

Job Description:  This position is responsible for creating and retaining local advertising business for the station. Assist business owners, business managers and advertising agencies with the marketing of products and services through use of television advertising. Prospect, close, and service new business as well as existing business. Create full sales presentations and promotions. Work with creative services 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 media sales experience (broadcast preferred). Record of growth and stability in employment. Solid knowledge of business mathematics. Knowledge of television industry and/or other media. Ability to sell using media research. Aggressive, team-oriented attitude. Superior communication skills (oral, written, presentation). Excellent "team player" interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a fast paced and goal oriented environment. The right candidate will have a high level of integrity, an entrepreneurial work ethic, a coachable spirit and the ability to ask for the order. Must be able to work flexible hours. 

Physical Requirements or Restrictions:  Sight and dexterity to do computer input. Valid driver’s license.  Must be able to carry presentation equipment and drive from business to business for sales presentations.

Application Deadline:  Until filled.

Ad Copy:  Cowles Montana Media ABC & FOX Television in Missoula, MT has an opportunity for a motivated sales rep to develop new business opportunities and manage an existing list. The ideal candidate will have exceptional relationship building skills, creativity, verbal and written communication skills, sales experience, strong pay-for-performance orientation, strong integrity and the ability to work independently. Advertising/ Media Sales experience preferred. Please submit your resume, cover letter and weblink to: Personnel, ABC FOX Montana, 2200 Stephens Ave, Missoula, MT 59801 or email to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com. ABC FOX Montana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

 

Multimedia Jornalist (MMJ) - Missoula

Date Submitted:                        October 2019

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a full-time Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) for our Western Montana regional newscast. This position will be based in beautiful Missoula, Montana. We are looking for a creative storyteller with solid shooting & editing skills. A successful candidate must be motivated, ambitious, and hardworking. He/she must be organized and able to meet daily deadlines. Competitive salary & benefits. This is a great place to learn and grow! 

Job Description:  Shoot/write/edit news stories for television broadcast, web, and social media.  Community appearances and other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills and Qualifications:  Undergraduate Degree in Broadcast Journalism preferred.  Camera and editing skills are a must; PC competent; Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. equipment.  

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.

 


 

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

 

News Anchor/Producer - Great Falls

Cowles Montana Media in Great Falls, MT is looking for an anchor/producer to co-anchor 5 nightly newscasts. Applicant must be a hard-working team player. We aren’t just looking for a reader.  This person needs to be an innovative communicator and leader in the studio, newsroom, and community.  The right candidate must love to write, gather content, produce stories, and enjoy making connections with the audience we proudly serve.   

Organizational and interpersonal skills are very important. 

Shooting and editing skills are a plus!

We need someone who has newsroom experience and is willing to do everything from managing afternoon reporters to editing copy for broadcast and online publication. 

Knowledge of issues and stories that are important to Montanans is a plus.

This company is on the cutting edge of the market and you must be too. You must be able to work well with others in a fast-paced newsroom. This job isn’t for everyone, it’s for the right one. 

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A college degree in journalism or related field is required.  
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.   
  • College degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field
  • Valid driver's license
  • Clean driving record
  • ENPS or similar newsroom computer experience preferred
  • Good attitude and attention to detail is a must
  • Must be able to work solo and independently.
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs of equipment.

Multimedia Journalist (Great Falls & Helena) - FT

ABCFOX Montana is looking for its next rising stars! These MMJs will deliver news on a daily basis that's impacting Central Montana

We are looking for an enterprising, energetic and hard-working MMJ who can handle hard news, as well as the lighter side. The right candidate will be dynamic and hungry to learn. This MMJ will use social media to help gather and break stories, as well as engage with viewers. The right person for this gig is adventurous and wants to provide a memorable experience for viewers every day. If you think you have the right stuff (details on that below) to join a fun and creative team, then get your resume and demo to us asap! Please contact Megan Lewis, News Director, megan.lewis@cowlesmontana.com               

Details on Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.       
  • Must be ready for several live hits during the span of 2 hours every day.

     

Qualifications

BA in journalism, communication or another preferred discipline.

No phone calls, please. Cowles Montana Media is an equal opportunity employer - women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screen is required.

 

 

 


 

Sports Anchor/Reporter

ABC FOX Montana is looking for an experienced sports anchor/reporter. You will have the opportunity to cover the teams and games that mean the most in our community as well as be part of our statewide sports team.

We are looking for a creative person with a journalism background who is a self-starter that is motivated to tell compelling stories. The sports position requires someone who can produce, anchor, and report.

Experience shooting, writing, and editing are also required. Applicants should have a degree in Broadcast Journalism and two years of applicable experience.

Job Description: Reporting, producing, anchoring, shooting, writing, and editing sports stories for television broadcast and online.

Qualifications: Please submit your resume, cover letter and an online link to samples of your work to Megan Lewis, News Director, Cowles Montana Media, megan.lewis@cowlesmontana.com. NO PHONE CALLS, please! Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Degree in Broadcast Journalism and two to five years as sports reporter/anchor preferred. Requires writing, editing, shooting and producing skills.  

Physical Requirements & Restrictions:   Clean driving record and the ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. equipment 


 

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

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


 

Camera Operator - PART TIME - Multiple Positions

Job Description: Operation of studio camera and audio board for evening/late newscasts. 

Qualifications: Computer literate, strong organizational skills, very detail oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  Broadcast experience is helpful but not required.

Physical Requirements: Sight, hearing and dexterity to focus & frame studio cameras, do computer input, and monitor audio/video of on-air newscast.  Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.    

Application Deadline: Until Filled

KFBB is currently accepting applications for part-time news studio camera/audio operators 15-29 hours a week. Prior experience is not required, will train the right candidate. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and available on nights and weekends. Please fill out an application at KFBB-TV 3200 Old Havre Hwy, Black Eagle, MT 59414. EOE

 

 

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