ABC FOX Montana Employment

KTMF - Missoula/Kalispell 

Multimedia Journalist/Producer - FT

Date Submitted: September 22, 2020

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled 

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a full-time Multimedia Journalist/Producer for our regional and statewide newscasts. This position will be based in beautiful Missoula, Montana. Missoula is a growing college town with access to many outdoor activities. 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. This hybrid position will provide relevant experience with many aspects of daily newsroom operations. 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. Assist producing team with daily newscasts. Community appearances and other duties as assigned. 

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
  • Creative storyteller
  • Organized
  • Ability to meet daily deadlines
  • Desire to cover breaking news

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


 

Multimedia Journalist - FT

Wake Up Montana is looking for its next rising star! This MMJ will be based in Missoula, Montana and join a team of 5 reporters, positioned throughout the state, to deliver live content for a 2-hour M-F morning newscast.

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 morning. If you think you have the right stuff (details on that below) to join a fun and creative AM team, then get your resume and link to your reel to us asap! Please contact Jeff Hite, Cowles Director of Recruitment:  jeff.hite@khq.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.            

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.


News Production and Promotion Producer

Date Submitted: 08/26/2020

Department: Promotions/Production

Date Available: 9/1/2020

KTMF ABC/FOX Missoula has an exciting opportunity for a hands–on News Production and Promotion Producer based in Missoula.  Primary duties include the creation and execution of the overall look and promotion of the station and the news broadcasts. Prior TV production/promotions experience preferred.

Please submit resume, cover letter, demo-reel link via email to jobs@cowlesmontana.com. Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description:  The News Production and Promotion Producer will be responsible for the creation of Topical, Proof of Performance and General News Promotion spots, and the design for print ads to help promote the station. This position will also be responsible for executing the overall look of the station on air, in digital and print through the creation of promotional spots, and ads. The News Production and Promotion Producer will also work with station talent for station sponsored event promotion. The News Production and Promotion Producer will assist the News Dept. in developing elements as requested for stories and the newscast. This position will also assist in the execution of News Production Control when necessary and large-scale live events conducted by the station.

Qualifications:  Two years television production news, commercial production or related experience. Strong computer background and a familiarity with broadcast cameras and the Adobe Creative Suite.  Ideal candidate must be organized and able to work as a team player as well as independently, under deadline. Applicant must possess valid driver’s license and have a good driving record

Physical Requirements or Restrictions:  Ability to lift and carry camera and lighting equipment.

Application Deadline:Until Filled


Chief Engineer

Date Submitted: 8/07/20

Department: Engineering

Date Available: Immediately

Job Description: Oversight and hands-on maintenance & repair of broadcast facilities including: Transmitter & other RF equipment, Studio, Production, and News equipment, motor pool. Operation consists of central cast facility with 6 ABC / FOX stations, 5 SWX Sports and Weather stations and translators.

Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree in Engineering desired but equivalent work experience in TV broadcast facility acceptable. Experience with digital transmission systems, broadcast RF, broadcast microwave systems, digital control room systems, networking, video over IP, automation, and a solid understanding of FCC rules. Organizational skills a must!

Chief Engineer in Missoula, Montana to work in collaboration with the Director of Engineering and other Chief Engineers and Engineering Teams for Cowles Media Company for oversight of all CMMC owned towers and translators in Montana. Come live and work in beautiful Western Montana. Operation consists of central cast facility with 6 ABC / FOX stations, 5 SWX Sports and Weather stations and translators. The ideal candidate has experience with digital transmission systems, broadcast RF, broadcast microwave systems, digital control room systems, networking, video over IP, automation, and a solid understanding of FCC rules. Experience with central-casting a plus! Send resume with cover letter and salary history to Personnel: Chief Engineer, Cowles Montana Media Company, 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT, 59801, or email to jobs@cowlesmontana.com Cowles Montana Media Company is an EOE. Women and Minorities encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Until filled.

 


 

KWYB - Bozeman/Butte

 

Bureau Chief

Date Submitted: October 6, 2020 

Department: News

Date Available: Immediately

ABC FOX Montana is seeking a Bureau Chief to join the region’s most dynamic news team in Southwest Montana. The right person will help produce compelling Bozeman/Butte specific content for digital platforms, assist bureau reporters with breaking news coverage and content pertaining to the daily newscasts, and oversee bureau as assistant to 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, and 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 bureau in beautiful Bozeman, Mont. 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.

Job Description:  ABC FOX Montana is seeking a Bureau Chief to join the region’s most dynamic news team in Southwest Montana. The right person will help produce compelling Bozeman/Butte specific content for digital platforms, assist bureau reporters with breaking news coverage and content pertaining to the daily newscasts, and oversee bureau as assistant to News Director.

Qualifications: 

  • Journalism Degree
  • Managerial experience
  • Solid news judgment
  • Knowledge of shooting/editing
  • Newsroom experience required
  • Familiar with AP style

 

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

 


 

KFBB/KHBB - Great Falls/Helena 

Account Executive

Two Positions

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 & Helena, 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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