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The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all the duties/responsibilities and requisite skills of each position.

Newscast Director

WDAF Fox 4 is accepting applications for an experienced newscast director to join our team.  The applicant should work well under pressure and have 3-5 years directing or technical directing experience. The primary duties of the position include coding and directing automated newscasts, working in conjunction with producers to create an original and exciting newscast, and coding, operation of robotic cameras and some commercial editing.

For consideration, please apply at www.tribunemediacareers.com  Filter the job search by location, MO-Kansas City; 3030 Summit, to view all open positions at WDAF. Please indicate where you first learned of the position. WDAF-TV and Tribune Media are Equal Opportunity Employers.

News Photographer

WDAF Fox 4 is looking for a full-time news photographer to shoot and edit video for newscasts, including packages, vo’s and vo/sots and natural sound packages. The applicant must be able to carry 50 lbs of equipment (camera, tripod, lighting and audio equipment). The photographer must be able to set up for live shots on very short notice, must be able to work under pressure and run the ENG live truck and drive and maintain news vehicles. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Must have a valid license and a good driving record. Experience in shooting and editing stories on a daily deadline basis required; familiarity with Final Cut a plus. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have a good attitude and be a team player.

Candidates interested in this WDAF opportunity may apply directly to: https://careers3-tribune.icims.com/jobs/43888/photographer/job?mode=view

For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com

News Business Manager

WDAF Fox 4 is looking for a full-time news business manager. Reporting to the news director, this role will be primarily responsible for assisting the company in reaching goals and objectives related to sales, productivity and profitability. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or equivalent related experience with a minimum of 4 years’ experience. Must have strong communication skills, high level of attention to detail, excellent organization and time management skills and the motivation to work with a team in a rapidly changing environment.
Responsibilities:
  • Assist in development and implementation of budgets and managing forecasts
  • Time tracking for employees
  •  Fleet management
  • Analyze data needed for crucial business decisions
  • Prepare reports for senior management
 Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or equivalent related experience
  • Must be able to efficiently communicate both orally and in writing to internal and external contacts
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and manage deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Word
  • Media Experience / Knowledge of Workday a plus

Contact:
If you are interested in this position please apply online at www.tribunemediacareers.com.  Click here to apply directly. Please include a resume, completed application, link of one or more newscasts you’ve produced, and an indication of where you first learned of the position. WDAF Fox 4 and Tribune Media are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Photographer

WDAF Fox 4 TV is seeking a photographer to join our news team. Duties will include photographing and editing news stories, special events and live shots creatively.  Candidates should be able to operate microwave live vans and set up live shots. Understanding the use of lighting, photographic, audio and editing techniques in news production is required.  We are seeking a self-starter who works well as a member of a team.
Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism/Broadcasting or related field preferred
• Two+ years television news experience
• Understand use of lighting, photographic, audio and editing techniques
• Expert at editing Final Cut Pro and Sony EX3
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving history required.
Requirements:
• Insures sound and picture quality of all stories shot.
• Works alone or with a reporter to shoot and edit stories for broadcast.
• Operates ENG microwave vans.
• Non-linear digital editing systems and related programs.
• The ability to read maps/use GPS and navigate quickly.
• Maintains inventory of all assigned equipment and responsible for its up-keep.
• Examines, maintains, and performs routine maintenance of any assigned equipment.
• Establish good working relationship with co-workers, officials and the public.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Dexterity to operate camera, VTR, etc. Vision to shoot and edit videotape. Ability to lift up to 100 pounds of equipment consisting of camera, VTR’s, tapes, tripods, batteries, etc. Ability to get into nooks, crannies, and high places to shoot video. Ability to read road maps. Works in all types of weather conditions. Dexterity for operating keys and buttons on computer and typewriter. Vision and hearing and vocal communication skills used to gather and report news. Ability to climb ladders and get in remote places to report stories. Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering.

For consideration please apply to http://www.tribunemediacareers.com Filter the job search by location, MO-Kansas City; 3030 Summit, to view all open positions at WDAF. Please indicate where you first learned of the position and include a resume, cover letter and link to past work. WDAF-TV and Tribune Media are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Part Time Production Assistant

The primary focus of the Part Time Production Assistant is to provide assistance for live newscasts and other in-studio production.
There are two main responsibilities for live newscasts:
1. Perform the role of Floor Manager by following the assigned rundown, guiding talent to designated areas, greeting and assisting guests for appearances and communicating instructions.
2. Operate the teleprompter.

Previous television studio experience and a related college degree are preferred.

Solid communication skills and the physical ability to lift heavy ladders and lights are required. Previous television studio experience and a related college degree are preferred. Lighting board experience.

If you are interested in this position please apply online at http://www.tribunemedia.com/#/?page_id=15562. Filter the Job Search by Location, US-MO-Kansas City, to view all open WDAF positions. Please include a resume, completed application, a link to past work and an indication of where you first learned of the position. WDAF Fox 4 and Tribune Media are Equal Opportunity Employers.