ABC FOX Montana Employment

KTMF - Missoula/Kalispell 

 

Creative Services Producer - Missoula

Date Submitted: September 16, 2021                   

Department: Sales/Creative Services

Date Available: Until filled

KTMF ABC FOX Montana in Missoula has an excellent opportunity for a Creative Services Commercial Producer. Primary duties include writing, shooting, editing and producing commercials and sales promotions along with live sports broadcast productions. Prior TV Production experience preferred. 

Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com.

Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Job Description:  Responsible for production of television commercials and sales promotions.  Primary duties include writing, producing, shooting and editing commercials.  Will work closely with sales department, clients and community events to develop effective television spots and marketing campaigns through effective and efficient use of media. SWX Sports production duties for live game broadcasts will also be part of responsibilities.

Qualifications:  Strong computer background and experience in editing and shooting, script writing, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, lighting and sound. Prior television commercial production experience preferred though not required.  Must be able to work as a team player as well as independently in a fun and collaborative environment.  Applicant must possess valid driver’s license and have a good driving record. Come work in a progressive environment for a locally owned station in one of the most beautiful regions in the West.

Physical Requirements or Restrictions:  Ability to lift and carry camera and lighting equipment.  Approximately 50 pounds.

Application Deadline:  Oct. 1, 2021

 


 

Regional Sales Manager - Montana

Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

Department: Sales

Date Available: Until Filled

Cowles Montana Media, a family-owned media company, is looking for an experienced Regional Sales Manager to join our team. With 5 markets across the Big Sky state, the candidate will have the flexibility to work from home or at one of our stations. We are seeking a driven, solutions-based individual who is focused on growing market share by negotiating, packaging, and increasing current client spend utilizing all our assets. Candidate must be a self-starter who can independently lead a small team with agility and purpose. Position will be the one stop solution for regional agency clients.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Excellent communication with multi-market advertising agencies providing all the media solutions they need to achieve success for their clients.
  • Effectively negotiate and package to garner the highest share possible while pricing to demand.
  • Responsible for positioning and selling sports & specials.
  • Propose linear tv and non-linear marketing products.
  • Confidently exhibit value to our clients through product and ratings knowledge.
  • Communicate effectively and often with clients.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to clients.
  • Takes pride in being extremely well-organized and always prepared to meet deadlines and goals.
  • The ability to analyze issues thoroughly to make sound business decisions and solve problems effectively.
  • Understands how to communicate effectively and build strong internal and external relationships.
  • Takes full ownership of regional budgets, revenue goals and constantly develop strategies to overachieve.
  • Effective conflict management and task delegation skills.
  • Has an excellent understanding of how to price effectively and manage inventory.
  • Work with sales support to provide timely and accurate service with account maintenance including make-goods, posts, aging/collections.
  • Stay informed of details requiring immediate attention and prioritize tasks accordingly.

Key requirements and qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of Wide Orbit Media Sales, Wide Orbit Traffic, ComScore, Nielsen and Microsoft Office products.
  • College degree with prior national and/or regional media sales experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of broadcast and digital advertising sales.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to communicate with decision makers at all levels.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to efficiently organize workload and workflow.

To apply, please send your resume to: employment@khq.com   Cowles Montana Media and KHQ Incorporated are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.  

 


 

Part-time Production Tech - Missoula 

Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

Department: News

Date Available: Until Filled

ABC FOX Montana is hiring a Part-Time News Production Tech 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.

Position will work directly with the news department daily 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.

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:  In studio camera and audio board operator during nightly news broadcasts. Live sports and live news remote broadcasts. 

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate Degree in Broadcast Journalism preferred
  • Basic knowledge of camera operation preferred
  • PC competent
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, highly focused 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.

Send your resume, cover letter, references to jobs@abcfoxmontana.com or 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. Cowles Montana Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


SWX Freelance Sports Production Crew

Date Submitted: May 4, 2021

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.


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 - Missoula

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.

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


 

KWYB - Bozeman/Butte

 

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.


 

 Commercial Producer - Bozeman

 

Date Submitted: August 18, 2021                     

Department: Sales

Position: Commercial Producer

Date Available: Immediately

 Montana Right Now in Butte/Bozeman has an excellent opportunity for a hands–on Producer based out of the Bozeman office. Primary duties include researching, writing, shooting, editing and producing commercials. Prior TV Production experience required – promotions experience a plus.  Please send resume, DVD or link to samples of your work. Also include a cover letter noting desired position & referral source. Submit to: Frank Palazzi, Cowles Montana Media, 2619 West College, Bozeman MT 59718 or email Frank.palazzi@abcfoxmontana.com by September 10, 2021.  EOE.

Job Description:  Responsible for production of commercials and for local businesses.  Primary duties include researching, writing, conceptualizing, producing, shooting and editing commercials.  Producer will work closely with local sales department to produce commercials that will get clients results.

Qualifications:  Two years commercial television production, marketing or Communications related experience. Strong computer background and a familiarity with Adobe Premiere, Adobe After-Effects, Photoshop, Apple OSX-11, broadcast HD cameras,  lighting and sound. Script writing, shooting, and editing experience required. Prior television station production experience preferable. Additional background in live video production highly desirable.  Ideal candidate must be organized and able to work as a team player as well as independently, under tight deadlines. 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: September 10, 2021

 


 

 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.


 

Reporter/MMJ - Great Falls 

Date Submit:                       April 9 2021

Position:                                News Reporter/ MMJ

Date Available:                     Immediately

KFBB in Great Falls, 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. 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 (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.

 


News/Sports Reporter - Helena

Date Submit:                        August 25, 2021

Position:                                News/Sports Multi-Media Journalist

Date Available:                     May 2021

 

Montana Right Now is looking for a dynamic storyteller who is ready to tackle NEWS & SPORTS in Helena, MT!.  The right candidate will be 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 boring news press releases to tell compelling 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!

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

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.

 


 Account Executive

Two Positions Great Falls/Helena

Date Submitted: April 22, 2021

Department: Sales

Date Available: Immediately

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.  

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


 

 

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