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KTMF - Missoula/Kalispell 

Full-Time Weekend Producer - Missoula

Date Submitted: 06/06/2022

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

Job Description:

Each producer for our family-owned company is expected to share in the same baseline job description. You will report to the News Director as well as other managers. Producers report the original content that is the backbone of our news operations. A good producer is a team player with attention to detail, accuracy, dedication, sharp writing, and a strong flair for compelling video. A great producer is offended by the word "stack" and uses every available second in a newscast to create an experience for the viewer. Producers are also unashamed control freaks, driven by a need to find the truth.

Baseline Job Description:

· Produce and write assigned segments, which may include non-linear newscasts.

· Participate in daily planning meetings. Contribute ideas for news programming based on research and our news strategy.

· Work closely with news managers to determine the composition and flow of the newscast, to select video, to write and copy-edit stories.

· Recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content

· Ensure video detail and news rundown is provided to editors. Ensure any visuals shown are relevant, appropriate, and impactful. Make certain all video is previewed for accuracy.

· Scour websites and social media to monitor and report news, find sources and leads for stories and also to gain competitive intelligence.

· Maintain standards of accuracy and fairness in news coverage.

· Break down complicated and involved stories so they are accurate, interesting and easy to understand.

· Excellent time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment

· Builds relationships with all team members proactively including anchors and meteorologists.

· Communicate frequently throughout the day and work collaboratively with others in the newsroom.

· Commands control room by communicating clear vision to production team, reporters and anchors.

· Ensures reporter intros and tags flow with the rest of the newscast.

· Assists in the production of special projects and other content related to program and/or station

· Performs other duties as assigned

What You Bring (If we hire for this job: these are the qualifications of an ideal candidate):

· Ability to think quickly and respond to breaking news in high pressure situations and have strong organization skills.

· Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects.

· Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

· Availability for big breaking news coverage on unassigned shift.

· Exceptional written communications skills using a conversational writing style.

· Strong editorial judgment and a proven ethical foundation.

· An above-average, demonstrable knowledge of television newscast production techniques and television news writing.

· At least one year of related work experience preferred including: Direct responsibility for producing a news program and preparing rundowns.

· Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications preferred.

· Applicants must successfully pass a background screening.

How to apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


 

 

Weekend Content Manager - Missoula

Date Submitted: 06/06/2022

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

Job Description:

A Content Manager for our family-owned company is expected to share in the same baseline job description. You will report directly to the News Director. Our operation is based on a story-centric workflow. That means we prioritize story treatment across a variety of platforms, from our linear broadcasts, to our streaming services, as well as social media and our digital properties. You are the quarterback of the newsroom-- fronting our offense with audibles, option plays and collaborative trickery to always push the ball forward. This position is tailor-made for individuals who love to be in the middle of the action and who are great at juggling multiple things. You will be responsible for managing news assignments, coordinating logistics monitoring news wires and scanners, and coordinating assignments with the company's other Content Managers and the Cloud Content Manager.

Baseline Job Description:

· Supervises the content center, which includes digital producers.

· Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information.

· Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement.

· Find stories (through social media and other sources), conduct research and track story ideas with emphasis on key brand points.

· Ensures that our content distribution is on target with the research.

· Works with digital producers to meet all analytical goals- day to day and long-term.

· Works with news managers to plan day-to-day editorial coverage for newsroom.

· Keep news managers and producers informed on progress of new stories.

· Helps create strategy and distribution plan for story-centric content on linear, streaming, and all digital platforms (including social).

· Will assist with long-term planning for big events, political coverage and station/community initiatives.

· Publishing of online content.

· Work with Marketing Team on promotable story strategy and generating new content ideas

· Establish workflow procedures that will create efficiencies and enhance productivity.

· Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management.

What You Bring (If we hire for this job: these are the qualifications of an ideal candidate):

· An innovator who can lead a diverse team in a changing media environment, often under the stress of breaking news

· Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office

· Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability to work independently.

· Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism along with proven news judgement.

· Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment.

· Ability to write effectively.

· Excellent communicator, make proactive communications a priority

· Takes personal responsibility for mistakes, failures, shortcomings

· Must be a mentor and effective team leader- willing to give constructive feedback and coaching

How to apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


 

Content Manager - Missoula

Date Submitted: 06/06/2022

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

Job Description:

A Content Manager for our family-owned company is expected to share in the same baseline job description. You will report directly to the News Director. Our operation is based on a story-centric workflow. That means we prioritize story treatment across a variety of platforms, from our linear broadcasts, to our streaming services, as well as social media and our digital properties. You are the quarterback of the newsroom-- fronting our offense with audibles, option plays and collaborative trickery to always push the ball forward. This position is tailor-made for individuals who love to be in the middle of the action and who are great at juggling multiple things. You will be responsible for managing news assignments, coordinating logistics monitoring news wires and scanners, and coordinating assignments with the company's other Content Managers and the Cloud Content Manager.

Baseline Job Description:

· Supervises the content center, which includes digital producers.

· Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information.

· Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement.

· Find stories (through social media and other sources), conduct research and track story ideas with emphasis on key brand points.

· Ensures that our content distribution is on target with the research.

· Works with digital producers to meet all analytical goals- day to day and long-term.

· Works with news managers to plan day-to-day editorial coverage for newsroom.

· Keep news managers and producers informed on progress of new stories.

· Helps create strategy and distribution plan for story-centric content on linear, streaming, and all digital platforms (including social).

· Will assist with long-term planning for big events, political coverage and station/community initiatives.

· Publishing of online content.

· Work with Marketing Team on promotable story strategy and generating new content ideas

· Establish workflow procedures that will create efficiencies and enhance productivity.

· Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management.

What You Bring (If we hire for this job: these are the qualifications of an ideal candidate):

· An innovator who can lead a diverse team in a changing media environment, often under the stress of breaking news

· Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office

· Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability to work independently.

· Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism along with proven news judgement.

· Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment.

· Ability to write effectively.

· Excellent communicator, make proactive communications a priority

· Takes personal responsibility for mistakes, failures, shortcomings

· Must be a mentor and effective team leader- willing to give constructive feedback and coaching

How to apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


 

 

Full-time Weekend Director / Videographer - Missoula

Date Submitted: 06/06/2022

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

Job Description:

A director for our family-owned company works in conjunction with editorial and production personnel to execute newscasts utilizing our production control system. The director will build rundowns (automated) for all live and recorded broadcasts, operate Control Room computer and automation systems, which includes the creation and utilization of templates to automate production functions including technical directing, audio mixing, live/remote segment cut-ins, video file playback, graphics insertion, and switching.

Baseline Job Description:

· Responsible for all technical direction of locally produced programing including news broadcasts and streams, commercials, promotions, public services productions and special events both live and pre-recorded.

· Directs breaking news coverage, regardless of format, in a cool, professional, calm manner.

· Operates video switcher, CG system, video server, video cameras, electronic news gathering equipment.

· Read, study and research scripts to determine how they should be directed. Offers suggestions for improvement.

· Confer and collaborate with managers, crew members, on air talent and producers to discuss production details.

· Responsible for ensuring show elements are accounted for before the program begins. Plan details such as framing, composition, camera movement, sound, for each shot or scene. Solves problems at the source. Challenges others to improve.

· Along with producer, establish pace of newscasts and sequences of segments according to time requirements and accessibility.

· May be asked to assist in the studio with camera and teleprompter operation.

· Maintains high knowledge of equipment. Notifies Operations Manager of equipment needs and problems. Ensures equipment is maintained.

What You Bring (If we hire for this job: these are the qualifications of an ideal candidate):

· Ability to work effectively in a high intensity, live environment with a number of people.

· Previous directing/technical directing live newscasts experience preferred.

· Possesses knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operations of television systems. Multi-ME switcher, video servers, graphic systems, and editing systems preferred.

· Must be flexible and able to deal with unexpected show changes calmly.

· Able to make decisions and judgments quickly, often in a fast-paced, chaotic environment.

· Follows protocol well yet offers suggestions as required.

· Ability to work on short deadlines and in pressure situations.

· Ability to make effective decisions in emergency situations.

· Problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.

· The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include early mornings and weekend duties.

· Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred.

 This is a non-exempt position.

How to apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


 

 

Full-time Weekend Weather / MMJ Reporter - Missoula

Date Submitted: 06/06/2022

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

Job Description:

A Weather Anchor / MMJ Reporter for our family-owned company is expected to share in the same baseline job description. You will report directly to the News Director, who will decide scheduling and evaluate your performance relative to the job description. Our operation is based on a story-centric workflow. That means we prioritize story treatment across a variety of platforms, from our linear broadcasts, to our streaming services, as well as social media and our digital properties. We utilize all screens to tell stories and consistently engage with viewers and readers to be an essential part of the communities we serve. Our Weather Anchors relate the weather story to viewers in a compelling, urgent, and demonstrative fashion.

Baseline Job Description:

· Report information “live” in scheduled newscasts, during unscheduled cut-ins, on-line and on social media as needed

· Interpret and analyze weather data to create local forecasts and deliver to audiences in a clear, conversational fashion.

· Breaking news and weather is our bread and butter. Weather Anchors are expected to guide and cover this content in a smooth, cohesive way.

· Our weather anchors are reflective of the communities we serve. We look for authentic personalities who have the ability to connect with the audience regardless of platform and influence their newsroom colleagues through leading by example.

· A competitive passion to win and openness to innovation is mandatory!

· Our anchor is someone passionate about promoting our products through their connection with the social media audience.

· An active newsroom leader who sets an example by visibly supporting and enhancing the work to improve and expand the viewer/user experience on all platforms.

· Represent station/company at a variety of events. These will likely occur outside of the regular workday.

· Report on a variety of subjects and write stories for broadcasts and special coverage.

· Participate in certain aspects of newscast anchoring including some copy delivery and interviewing

· Participate in community outreach projects

What You Bring (If we hire for this job: these are the qualifications of an ideal candidate):

· Availability for big breaking news coverage on unassigned shift.

· Smooth/pleasant delivery authentic to the viewers we serve.

· Exemplary communication skills.

· Strong "in-the-field and live" skills.

· An above-average, demonstrable knowledge of television newscast production techniques and television news writing is very helpful.

· Thorough knowledge of weather data interpretation and forecasting.

· Ability to deliver weather information in a concise and understandable way.

· Ability to create computer generated graphics using the Baron weather system.

· Proficient at posting content to various platforms.

· Strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.

· Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

· Applicants must successfully pass a background screening.

· Prior experience at a live commercial media outlet preferred.

This is a non-exempt position.

How to apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


 

Full-time Weekend MMJ Reporter - Missoula

Job Description:

Each reporter for our family-owned company is expected to share in the same baseline job description. You will report to the News Director as well as other managers. Our operation is based on a story-centric workflow. That means we prioritize story treatment across a variety of platforms, from our linear broadcasts, to our streaming services, as well as social media and our digital properties. Reporters must demonstrate a visually compelling shooting technique along with commensurate video-editing abilities. More importantly, a reporter is a critical thinker possessing intellectual curiosity and a healthy skepticism towards conventional wisdom. You not only gather the facts, but you crave asking hard questions. Our goal is to hone your writing abilities in order to convey your story in a conversational manner. You must do all of the above with integrity and the utmost ethical standards. Additionally, you must show that you are an exemplary newsroom citizen; a team player who works well with others and performs under pressure quickly, efficiently and consistently.

Baseline Job Description:

· Generate local story ideas daily; conduct compelling interviews; and creatively produce reports in a clear, imaginative manner.

· Travel to the scene of a news story to gather, compile, and present the information in the proper form regardless of platform.

· Ensure any visuals shown are relevant, appropriate, and impactful.

· Maintain standards of accuracy and fairness in news coverage.

· Break down complicated and involved stories so they are accurate, interesting and easy to understand.

· Complete assignments including web copy according to established deadlines.

· Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local and national current events.

· Communicate frequently throughout the day and work collaboratively with others in the newsroom.

· Get along and communicate with a variety of people in often extreme circumstances.

· This person must be social media savvy and utilize all platforms to gather information and generate audience attention.

· Make promotional and community appearances as required.

· Act in a professional manner when representing the station.

· Maintain appropriate and strict standards with regard to wardrobe, hair, cosmetics, and other areas of grooming.

What You Bring:

· Availability for big breaking news coverage on unassigned shift.

· Ability to think quickly and respond to breaking news in high pressure situations and have strong organization and live reporting skills.

· Must be knowledgeable of issues, newsmakers, and current events.

· Smooth/pleasant delivery authentic to the viewers we serve.

· Sharp video shooting and editing skills.

· Strong "in-the-field and live" skills.

· Exceptional written communications skills using a conversational writing style.

· Strong editorial judgment and a proven ethical foundation.

· An above-average, demonstrable knowledge of television newscast production techniques and television news writing.

· A degree in Journalism or related communications discipline preferred.

· Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs.

· Applicants must successfully pass a background screening.

This is a non-exempt position.

How to apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Full-time Weekend Anchor / MMJ Reporter - Missoula

Date Submitted: 06/06/2022

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

Job Description:

An anchor/reporter for our family-owned company is expected to share in the same baseline job description. You will report to the News Director as well as other managers. Our operation is based on a story-centric workflow. That means we prioritize story treatment across a variety of platforms, from our linear broadcasts, to our streaming services, as well as social media and our digital properties. Reporters must demonstrate a visually compelling shooting technique along with commensurate video-editing abilities. More importantly, a reporter is a critical thinker possessing intellectual curiosity and a healthy skepticism towards conventional wisdom. You not only gather the facts, but you crave asking hard questions. You will also anchor newscasts on a fill-in basis, or perhaps a weekend newscast. Our anchors are "working"-- in other words, just because you sit behind a desk doesn't mean you shed the reporter hat. You should add your own reporting insights to copy and relentlessly fact-check the news before it’s delivered.

Baseline Job Description:

· Anchors will be required to execute deadline-driven content on any existing or future media platform Cowles Montana Media Company (CMMC) supports.

· Breaking news is our bread and butter. Anchors are expected to guide and cover breaking news coverage in a smooth, cohesive way especially when ad-libbing.

· Anchors must be capable of working in a self-directed environment; whether developing local contacts, enterprising stories and reporting from their own franchise.

· Generate local story ideas daily; conduct compelling interviews; and creatively produce reports in a clear, imaginative manner.

· Travel to the scene of a news story to gather, compile, and present the information in the proper form regardless of platform.

· Ensure any visuals shown are relevant, appropriate, and impactful.

· Maintain standards of accuracy and fairness in news coverage.

· Break down complicated and involved stories so they are accurate, interesting, and easy to understand.

· Complete assignments according to established deadlines.

· Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local and national current events.

· Work closely and respectfully with assigned photographers.

· Communicate frequently throughout the day and work collaboratively with others in the newsroom.

· Get along and communicate with a variety of people in often extreme circumstances.

· This person must be social media savvy and utilize all platforms to gather information and generate audience attention.

· Make promotional and community appearances as required.

· Act in a professional manner when representing the station.

· Maintain appropriate and strict standards with regard to wardrobe, hair, cosmetics, and other areas of grooming.

What You Bring (If we hire for this job: these are the qualifications of an ideal candidate):

· Strong leadership skills.

· Availability for big breaking news coverage on unassigned shift.

· Smooth/pleasant delivery authentic to the viewers we serve.

· Strong writing skills and news judgment.

· Sharp video shooting and editing skills.

· Exemplary communication skills.

· Strong "in-the-field and live" skills.

· Must be knowledgeable of issues, newsmakers, and current events.

· Exceptional written communications skills using a conversational writing style.

· Strong editorial judgment and a proven ethical foundation.

· Ability to think quickly and respond to breaking news in high pressure situations and have strong organization and live reporting skills.

· An above-average, demonstrable knowledge of television newscast production techniques and television news writing is very helpful.

· Strong editorial judgment and a proven ethical foundation.

· A degree in Journalism or related communications discipline preferred.

· Two years of experience in a newsroom setting is preferred.

· Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs.

· Applicants must successfully pass a background screening.

This is a non-exempt position.

How to apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801.

Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


 

SWX Sports Production Freelance - Freelance Sports Production Crew

Job Description: Freelance sports broadcast production Crew member. Team members set up and operate live sports broadcast equipment for live produced sporting events.

Qualifications: Reliable, hardworking, familiarity of live production and camera equipment, computer literate.

Physical Requirements or Restrictions: Sight and dexterity to do computer input, ability to lift and carry over 50 pounds. Locations often involve the navigation of stairs and areas around and beneath stadium seating.

Ad Copy: SWX is looking for freelance crew team members for our live sports productions. Crew members are reliable, motivated, ambitious, hardworking, organized, and able to meet live production deadlines. If you enjoy the world of live sports and television production this is for you! Productions occur throughout the week including weekends. Past SWX Team members have gone on to work ROOT Sports, FOX Sports and ESPN!

Come and be part of a diverse team of freelance sports production personnel committed to excellent live broadcasts. Experience in broadcast operations a plus but will train the right candidate. Opportunities range from production grips, cameras, audio and broadcast truck operators working with graphics, replay and broadcast board technical directing.

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


 

Part Time News Production Tech - Missoula

Date Submitted:                                  05/17/2022

Department:                                        News Production

Date Available:                                    Open

 

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.

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


 

Technical Director / Director / Photographer

Date Submitted: 05/01/2022

Department: News Production

Date Available: Open

Job Description: Technical Directing, Directing of live newscast, live sports and live news remote broadcasts and videography with news team reporters, Non-linear editing. Production team coordination in concert with the Production Department Manager.

Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree in Television Production preferred. Knowledge of broadcast switcher boards. Experience running cameras and studio/remote audio equipment is a plus. Experience in running Video News Gathering Cameras, PC competent, and non-linear editing knowledgeable.

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.

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


 

Full-time Producer - Missoula

Date Submitted: January 19, 2022

Department: News

Date Available: Open

Job Description: ABC FOX Montana is looking for a producer to lead our regional newscasts 

Qualifications:

· Must be a good writer for broadcast

· Must have solid news judgment

· Must be able to manage a newscast for time constraints.

· Must be familiar with AP style

· Must have creative ability to incorporate production values.

ABC/FOX Montana is looking for a producer who can create, orchestrate, and energize the market’s news programming across all our platforms reaching Missoula, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena and Billings. You’ll need to have good news judgement, create sizzle in your newscasts, and established writing skills to produce stories that are relevant and compelling to our viewers. And if you dread breaking news, this isn’t the place for you. We thrive on our patented coverage of breaking news and breaking weather. If you have the passion, and the ability to make quick decisions, multi-task, and work effectively under pressure, we want to hear from you! We're a family-owned company that isn't afraid to try something new. We're always looking for the next big thing and creativity is not only encouraged but expected. Please send your resume, cover letter and link to your reel to Jeff Hite, Director of Recruiting & Training, at: jeff.hite@khq.com ABC/FOX Montana is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.


Full-time MMJ Reporter - Missoula

Date Submitted: January 19, 2022

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

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 50lbs. equipment

· Creative storyteller

· Organized

· Ability to meet daily deadlines

· Desire to cover breaking news

ABC/FOX Montana is hiring a full-time Multimedia Journalist for our reginal and statewide newscasts. This position is based in beautiful Missoula, Montana. Missoula is a diverse, growing University town in Montana with access to many outdoor and cultural activities. We are looking for a creative storyteller with solid shooting and editing skills. A successful candidate must be motivated, ambitious, and hardworking. They 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 in a community that supports and believes in local journalism!

Please send your resume, cover letter, references and link to your reel (preferred) to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or to KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


 

Account Executive – ABC & FOX Affiliate

Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

Department: Advertising Sales – Kalispell & 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.

 

SWX Freelance Sports Production Crew

Date Submitted: January 15, 2022

Department: SWX Sports Production                                                         

Date Available: Open Now

SWX is looking for freelance crew team members for our live sports productions. Crew members are reliable, motivated, ambitious, hardworking, organized, and able to meet live production deadlines. If you enjoy the world of live sports and television production this is for you! Productions occur throughout the week including weekends. Past SWX Team members have gone on to work ROOT Sports, FOX Sports and ESPN!

Come and be part of a diverse team of freelance sports production personnel committed to excellent live broadcasts. Experience in broadcast operations a plus but will train the right candidate. Opportunities range from production grips, cameras, audio and broadcast truck operators working with graphics, replay and broadcast board technical directing.

Job Description:  Freelance sports broadcast production Crew member. Team members set up and operate live sports broadcast equipment for live produced sporting events.

Qualifications:  Reliable, hardworking, familiarity of live production and camera equipment, computer literate. Sports knowledge and or a passion for sports!

Physical Requirements or Restrictions:  Sight and dexterity to do computer input, ability to lift and carry over 50 pounds. Locations often involve the navigation of stairs and areas around and beneath stadium seating.

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


 

KWYB - Bozeman/Butte

Account Executive - Bozeman

Date Submitted: April 7, 2022

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: May 31, 2022


 

KFBB/KHBB - Great Falls/Helena

MMJ/Morning Reporter - Great Falls 

Date Submitted: December 15, 2022

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.


Reporter/MMJ - Great Falls 

Date Submit:                       January 1, 2022

Position:                                News Reporter/ MMJ

Date Available:                     Immediately

KFBB in Great Falls, MT is looking for TWO dynamic 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.

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 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!

This is an entry-level position, but applicants should have college-level experience shooting, writing, and editing. Anchoring, producing, and weather experience is a plus!

Applicants should have a degree in Broadcast Journalism or relevant experience with a deep appreciation for ethical storytelling.

Job Description:

- Enterprise and produce quality stories

- General Assignment duties with live opportunities

- Must be able to shoot, write & edit

- Write copy for web and other social media platforms

- Must be comfortable with live streaming and breaking news 

Qualifications:

- College degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field

- Valid driver’s license

- Clean driving record and liability insurance

- ENPS, or similar newsroom computer experience preferred

- Good attitude and attention to detail is a must

 

Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel to jeff.hite@khq.com  Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. 


 

Reporter/MMJ - Helena

Date Submit:                       June 14, 2022

Position:                                News Reporter/ MMJ

Date Available:                     Immediately

Montana Right Now in Helena, MT is looking for a dynamic 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.

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 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!

This is an entry-level position, but applicants should have college-level experience shooting, writing, and editing.

This position is based in the State Capitol Building, just two floors away from the governor!

Applicants should have a degree in Broadcast Journalism or relevant experience with a deep appreciation for ethical storytelling.

Job Description:

- Enterprise and produce quality stories

- General Assignment duties with live opportunities

- Must be able to shoot, write & edit

- Write copy for web and other social media platforms

- Must be comfortable with live streaming and breaking news

Qualifications:

- College degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field

- Valid driver’s license

- Clean driving record and liability insurance

- ENPS, or similar newsroom computer experience preferred

- Good attitude and attention to detail is a must

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, references and weblink to our Director of Recruiting Jeff Hite:

jeff.hite@khq.com

Cowles Montana Media Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and

inclusive workplace.

Application Deadline: Position will be open until filled.

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