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.

Reporter

As part of the FOX 4 News team the newscast the reporter collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events. The reporter must be able to prepare and deliver those stories in a live newscast and on multiple station platforms, including fox4kc.com and social media sites. The major responsibilities of this job include but are not limited to:
• Prepare and execute live, compelling television newscasts.
• Connect with the target viewer with a real and engaging presentation.
• Receive assignment and/or evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Gather, verify and prioritize story information through interviews, observation and research
• Write clear, concise stories using proper grammar and vocabulary according to newsroom style and format standards.
• Use video effectively and creatively in information gathering, storytelling and story editing; understands the principles of video editing.
• Enterprise stories; cultivates sources for news stories; consistently brings ideas to daily news meetings.
• Demonstrate knowledge of current local national and international events and issues.
• Works effectively under pressure of multiple deadlines each day; meets those deadlines.
• Processes, prioritizes and communicates information clearly and accurately in an unstructured and sometimes distracting environment such as breaking news, live interviews or ad libbing.
• Work effectively with coworkers, including but not limited to news managers, photojournalists, video editors, directors, anchors, engineers and producers.
• Uses a clear, understandable and pleasant voice; must use proper phrasing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and emotional range.
• Works effectively from the field or in studio setting using broadcasting equipment.
• Represents the station via public appearances and speeches.
• Maintains professional appearance based on newsroom standards
• Works long hours or odd hours to report a story; may travel for stories; may be on air for extended period of time including breaking or developing news.
• Use computer software to write and edit stories. Use computer and internet to research stories.
• Post stories to station websites and social media sites
• Duties as assigned.

Experience:
• BA/BS degree or equivalent degree in journalism or related field.
• Journalism experience required.
• Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style required.
• Strong computer skills desired
• Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work well with a diverse group of people.
• Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines.
• Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
• Must be able to work assigned shifts which may include overnights, nights and weekends
• Ability to do other tasks as assigned by news management.

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Anchor/reporter

As part of the FOX 4 News team the newscast anchor/reporter collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events. The anchor/reporter must be able to prepare and deliver those stories in a live newscast and on multiple station platforms, including fox4kc.com and social media sites. The major responsibilities of this job include but are not limited to:
• Prepare and execute live, compelling television newscasts.
• Connect with the target viewer with a real and engaging presentation.
• Receive assignment and/or evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Gather, verify and prioritize story information through interviews, observation and research
• Write clear, concise stories using proper grammar and vocabulary according to newsroom style and format standards.
• Use video effectively and creatively in information gathering, storytelling and story editing; understands the principles of video editing.
• Enterprise stories; cultivates sources for news stories; consistently brings ideas to daily news meetings.
• Demonstrate knowledge of current local national and international events and issues.
• Works effectively under pressure of multiple deadlines each day; meets those deadlines.
• Processes, prioritizes and communicates information clearly and accurately in an unstructured and sometimes distracting environment such as breaking news, live interviews or ad libbing.
• Work effectively with coworkers, including but not limited to news managers, photojournalists, video editors, directors, anchors, engineers and producers.
• Uses a clear, understandable and pleasant voice; must use proper phrasing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and emotional range.
• Works effectively from the field or in studio setting using broadcasting equipment.
• Represents the station via public appearances and speeches.
• Maintains professional appearance based on newsroom standards
• Works long hours or odd hours to report a story; may travel for stories; may be on air for extended period of time including breaking or developing news.
• Use computer software to write and edit stories. Use computer and internet to research stories.
• Post stories to station websites and social media sites
• Duties as assigned.

Experience:
• BA/BS degree or equivalent degree in journalism or related field.
• Journalism experience required.
• Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style required.
• Strong computer skills desired
• Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work well with a diverse group of people.
• Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines.
• Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
• Must be able to work assigned shifts which may include overnights, nights and weekends
• Ability to do other tasks as assigned by news management.

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Newscast Supervising Producer

As part of the FOX 4 News team the newscast supervising producer oversees the collection and analyzes information about newsworthy events in the assigned news day-parts. The supervising producer assists with producer preparation of those stories for presentation in a live newscast and on multiple station platforms including fox4kc.com and social media sites.
Experience:
• BA/BS degree or equivalent degree in journalism or related field.
• Strong writing skills required.
• Journalism background and knowledge of AP style required.
• Strong graphics skills desired
• Strong computer skills desired
• Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work well with a diverse group of people.
• Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines.
• Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Must be able to speak clearly (with or without corrective devices).
• Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
• Must be able to work assigned shifts which include overnights, nights and weekends
• Ability to do other tasks as assigned by news management.

Requirements:
• Provide vision and overall guidance of program to all producing and reporting staff
• Supervise preparation and execution of live, compelling television newscasts.
• Oversee and coach newscast producers
• Ensure consistent attention to the execution of a newscast that meets all strategic and quality-related goals
• Able to create the rundown for the newscast, insuring that all technical cues are accurate and up-to-date.
• Follow up with producing staff to reinforce successes and implement strategies for correction of mistakes and/or methods to reach goals
• Use incidents during shows as “teaching moments” both positive and negative
• Communicate and enforce strategic goals for program
• Ensure journalistic standards are followed and met consistently
• Maintain and grow relationships with all departments (esp. Creative Services & Engineering) to ensure support and execution of all aspects of program
• Ensure all technical related issues are communicated quickly and effectively to Engineering managers for resolution
• Brainstorm with news and other station management for ways to promote and expand attention to show content
• Grow online component of newscasts
• Understand and use creative production and graphic techniques for a great newscast.
• Ability to react to breaking news quickly and accurately.
• Must make appropriate ethical and legal decisions following journalistic guidelines.
• . Ability to work autonomously and use individual judgment on stories, images, and video used in newscast
• Help develop story ideas
• Knowledge of current local, national and international events and issues
• Work effectively under multiple deadlines
• Work effectively with coworkers, including but not limited to news managers, reporters photojournalist, video editors directors, anchors, engineers and other producers
• Use computer software to write and edit stories. Use computer and internet to research stories.

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News Director

The Director of News is responsible for directing daily news coverage. He/she communicates and upholds a code of journalism ethics and conduct all news personnel are expected to follow. Keeps spending under control without hampering the news department’s ability to cover the news. Oversees complete budgeting and P&L process for the Newsroom. Collaborates with the General Manager to develop innovative new ways to implement our station brand and execute our vision.

Develops and implement strategies for newscasts, special projects, including investigative and sweeps reports, elections, and live coverage of major events. Other critical responsibilities include:
• Critiques work of newsroom staff as often as possible.
• Critiques daily newscast on a daily basis.
• Keeps other departments heads informed of news department activities
• Consults with staff and other department heads on possible news related programs that could enhance the station’s image and/or bring revenue.
• Initiates and/or approves all news department staff action.
• Ensures adherence to station, corporate and governmental policies and rules, as well as legal matters relating to news programming and staff.
• Participate in community service activities, both as a citizen and as a spokesperson for the news department and the station.
• Participate in union negotiations.
• Remain alert to latest trends in news production and coverage both locally and nationwide.
• Oversees Scheduling
• Reviews formats for daily news programs, making suggested changes when necessary.
• Utilized multiple platforms, including broadcast, web, and mobile, to deliver content and engage our viewers on a daily basis
• Use state of the art newsgathering equipment including digital editing systems, graphic technologies, new control room, HD weather, traffic data system to showcase a compelling product

Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications, Business Administration or equivalent experience. Along with a minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in television as a news director or 5 years of newsroom management experience in medium to large market.
• Candidates should possess experience in strategic project management, marketing and promotions along with experience in News, Digital, (including technology trends in the market including a social media strategy) and brand management.
• Ability to partner with business leaders, develop strong relationships and drive results. Superior organizational skills with an emphasis on data, reporting tools and metrics. Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
• Experience managing teams including prioritizing, assigning and overseeing work. High attention to detail, while managing multiple projects
• Prior News Director experience preferred
• Strong financial controls/ budget management
• Strong understanding of content management, multi-platform journalism
• Excellent leader and motivator with strong organizational skills.
• Strong communicational skills, both oral and written.

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Newscast Producer

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent degree in journalism or related field.
  • TV and/or producing experience preferred
  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style required
  • Strong graphics skills desired
  • Strong computer skills desired
  • Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work will with a diverse group of people.
  • Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be able to speak clearly (with or without corrective devices).
  • Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work assigned shifts which include overnights, nights and weekends
  • Ability to do other tasks as assigned by news management

The major responsibilities of this job include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and execute live, compelling television newscasts.
  • Identify creative production and graphic techniques for a great newscast.
  • Select news stories for assigned newscasts.
  • Responsible for accuracy, balance and fairness of all stories written.
  • Ability to react to breaking news quickly and accurately.
  • Make appropriate ethical and legal decisions following journalistic guidelines.
  • Ability to work autonomously and use independent judgment on stories, images, and video
  • Develop story ideas
  • Knowledge of current local, national and international events and issues
  • Work effectively under multiple deadlines
  • Work effectively with coworkers, including but not limited to news managers, reporters photojournalist, video editors directors, anchors, engineers and other producers
  • Independently research stories.
  • Social media posting and e-blasts.
  • Duties as assignedDistribution of Responsibilities:
    75% — Selects news stories and other content for daily newscasts. Identify opens and graphic elements for highly-produced newscast. 80% of this work has full discretion and 20% is reviewed by managers.
    15% – Contributes story ideas daily and works aggressively to increase traffic on web and mobile platforms. Serves as a leader within the newsroom, offering advice and assistance to other employees. Full discretion in this area.
    10% — Boothing newscasts. Executes newscast plan and manages timing, manages format to maximize meter performance, handles all breaking news within newscast. Full discretion in this area.

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