ABC FOX Montana Employment

KTMF - Missoula/Kalispell 

MMJ - Missoula

Date Submitted: March 22, 2021

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a full-time Multimedia Journalist for our regional and statewide newscasts. This position is based in beautiful Missoula, Montana. Missoula is a diverse, growing college town in Montana with access to many outdoor and cultural 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. Competitive salary & benefits. Come join a progressive multi-cultural newsroom in one of the most beautiful regions in the U.S. 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.  

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

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 proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


 Part Time New Production Tech

Date Submitted: April 12, 2021

Department:  News Production

Date Available: Open

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a Part-Time News Production Tech for our statewide and regional newscasts. This position is based in beautiful Missoula, Montana. Missoula is a diverse, growing college town in Montana with access to many outdoor and cultural activities.

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 proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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.


Full Time Technical Director/Director

Date Submitted: April 12, 2021

Department:  News Production

Date Available: Open

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a Full-Time Technical Director / Director to be part of our Production Tech. team for our statewide and regional newscasts. This position is based in beautiful Missoula, Montana. Missoula is a diverse, growing college town in Montana with access to many outdoor and cultural activities. 

Position will direct and operate the production switcher during nightly newscasts. Employee will be working with the News Production Manager, News Director, News Producer and talent to bring together the news stories each day for our newscasts. Come join a progressive multi-cultural newsroom in one of the most beautiful regions in the U.S. This is a great place to learn and grow!

Candidate must be motivated, ambitious, hardworking, organized, and able to meet daily deadlines. Please submit resume, cover letter, demo-reel link via email to jobs@cowlesmontana.com. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Job Description:  Technical Directing and Directing of live newscast, live sports and live news remote broadcasts.

Qualifications:  Undergraduate Degree in Television Production preferred. Knowledge of broadcast switcher boards. Experience running cameras and studio/remote audio equipment is a plus.  PC competent.

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


Account Executive – ABC & FOX Affiliate

Date Submitted: December 28, 2020

Department: Advertising Sales - Missoula

Date Available: Immediately

Job Description: Account Executives assist business owners, business managers and advertising agencies with the marketing of products and services through use of television and digital advertising. This position is responsible for creating and retaining local advertising business for the station. Prospect, close, and service new business as well as existing business. Create full sales presentations and promotions. Work with creative services personnel to create effective 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. Competitive, 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.


Broadcast Engineer

Date Submitted: 11/03/20

Department: Engineering

Date Available: Immediately

Job Description: Oversee and hands-on repair & maintenance of central-casting facility and transmitter sites. Operation consists of 3 full power and 3 low power TVs.

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

Duties include but not limited to the following:

· Provide desktop support to all staff members throughout several departments.

· Installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software.

· Training end users in the proper use of computers, software, internal programs and workflows.

· Design and implement permanent technical solutions

· Installation, maintenance, and repair of broadcast, satellite, transmission systems and equipment.

This position will work closely with all departments to ensure smooth operations. This position does require some weekends, evenings and holiday scheduling and some travel to station locations around the state of Montana.

Cowles Montana Media is an equal opportunity employer, women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

 


 

KWYB - Bozeman/Butte

MMJ/Sports Reporter - Butte

Date Submitted: March 22, 2021

Department: News

Date Available: Immediately

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a full-time Multimedia Journalist/Sports Reporter for our regional and statewide newscasts. This position will be based in historic Butte, Montana, perhaps better known as “Butte America!” We are looking for a creative storyteller with solid shooting & editing skills. A successful candidate must be motivated, ambitious, and hardworking. 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 and sports stories for television broadcast, web, and social media. 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

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 proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Bureau Chief - Bozeman

Date Submitted: March 22, 2021

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 have the skills, the passion, and the ability to make quick decisions, multi-task, and help manage a team of reporters in Southwest Montana, we want to hear from you! This is a great first step into a new management position. You will be based out of Cowles Montana Media’s ABC/FOX station in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.

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

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 proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Account Executive - Bozeman 

Date Submitted: April 12, 2021

Department: Sales

Date Available: Immediately

If you enjoy variety and like working both independently and as part of a motivated, enthusiastic group – join the sales team at Cowles Montana Media in Bozeman! ABC-FOX-SWX TV has an opportunity for a creative problem-solver to develop new business opportunities and manage an existing list, using effective ad messaging through television and digital solutions, including OTT. The ideal candidate will have exceptional relationship building skills, verbal and written communication skills, sales experience, strong pay-for-performance orientation,  and integrity. Advertising/ Outside Media Sales experience preferred. Send resume and cover letter, noting desired position and referral source, by May 31st, 2021 to: Human Resources, Cowles Montana Media, 2619 West College, Bozeman, MT 59718.  Cowles Montana Media Company/KHQ, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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 use of television and digital media advertising, including OTT. Prospect for, close, and service new business. Service existing business. Create full sales presentations and promotions. Work with our award-winning production personnel to create television commercials. Maintain thorough knowledge of television programming, audience delivery, digital media opportunities, 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 (broadcast sales preferred). Record of growth and stability in employment. Solid knowledge of simple business mathematics. Knowledge of television industry and/or other media. Aggressive, team-oriented attitude. Superior communication skills (oral, written, presentation) Excellent interpersonal skills; a team player. Ability to work effectively in a high-stress environment. The right candidate will have a high level of integrity, an entrepreneurial work ethic and a coachable spirit. 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 tools and drive from business to business for sales presentations including Bozeman, Butte and surrounding areas.

Application Deadline:  5/31/21

 


 KFBB/KHBB - Great Falls/Helena

MMJ/Morning Reporter - Great Falls 

Date Submitted: April 14, 2021

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a full-time Multimedia Journalist for our Wake Up Montana statewide morning newscasts. This position is based in beautiful Great Falls, Montana. Great Falls is in the heart of Montana with access to many outdoor activities including hiking/biking trails, access to public lands and cultural 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. Competitive salary & benefits. Come join a progressive multi-cultural newsroom in one of the most beautiful regions in the U.S. 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.  

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

Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel (preferred) to jeff.hite@khq.com or non-returnable DVD to 3200 Old Havre Hwy, Black Eagle MT 59404. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


 MMJ/Sports Reporter - Helena

Date Submitted: April 14, 2021

Department: News/Sports

Date Available: Immediately

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a full-time Multimedia News Journalist/Sports Reporter for our regional and statewide newscasts. This position will be based in the capital city of Helena, Montana. We are looking for a creative storyteller with solid shooting & editing skills. A successful candidate must be motivated, ambitious, and hardworking. If you are looking to ONLY cover sports, look somewhere else.  This position is both NEWS and SPORTS.  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 and sports stories for television broadcast, web, and social media. 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

Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel (preferred) to jeff.hite@khq.com or non-returnable DVD to 3200 Old Havre Hwy, Black Eagle MT 59404. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 


 Sports Reporter - Great Falls

Date Submitted: April 14, 2021

Department: Sports

Date Available: Immediately

ABC FOX Montana is looking for a dynamic sports storyteller who is engaging in multiple platforms including traditional broadcast, streaming, podcasting, and social media.  This is a chance to join a multi-cultural company looking to innovate as our industry adapts for the mid-21st century. We’re striving for diversity and welcome honest conversations in our newsroom to help understand how our reports impact viewers, listeners, and readers across our community.  We’re looking for someone to get past the Friday night highlights and tell compelling sports stories.  This person needs to have solid news judgment, a creative mind, and established writing skills to produce stories that are relevant and compelling to our viewers.  If you’re in a box, stay there.  We only want creative thinkers who are willing to take our sports coverage to the next level.

It's a fast-paced environment and we need someone that thrives in those situations. If you have the skills, the passion, and the ability to make quick decisions, multi-task, and work effectively under pressure, we want to hear from you!

 

Job Description:  Shoot/write/edit news and sports stories for television broadcast, web, and social media. 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

Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel (preferred) to jeff.hite@khq.com or non-returnable DVD to 3200 Old Havre Hwy, Black Eagle MT 59404. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


 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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