ABC FOX Montana Employment

KTMF - Missoula/Kalispell 

 

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.

 


 

Fulltime Sports Reporter - Missoula 

Date Submitted: July 22, 2021

Department: SWX Sports Production 

Date Available: Until filled

ABC FOX Montana/SWX is hiring a Sports Reporter for our growing statewide and regional newscasts, and statewide half-hour sports show. 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. Live and work in one of Montana’s top college towns covering exciting sports from the local high school level to the University of Montana Grizzlies.

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. Come join a progressive 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 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

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.


SWX Live Sports Producer - Missoula

Date Submitted: July 20, 2021

Department: SWX Sports Production 

Date Available: Until filled

SWX-TV has a brand-new opening located in Missoula, Montana. As the live, local sports leader, we are looking for someone to join our live production team and take over the Live Sports Producer role for our broadcasts. SWX Montana produces more than a hundred live sporting events each year – including University of Montana and Montana State athletics, Frontier Conference sports, minor league baseball, a wide variety of high school events and much more.  We are currently producing Missoula PaddleHeads games while getting ready for a busy fall of football and more. 

The producer position is responsible for show elements, graphic implementation, show timing while assisting in logistics, crewing, and scheduling. 

The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge of sports, works well in high energy situations, and preferably has experience in live production trucks.  If you love covering sports and want the rare opportunity to produce live sports at the local level - this is your dream job. 

Please get in touch with us and send your resume to:  jobs@khq.com  SWX Montana/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. No phone calls please.     


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

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, by July 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:  7/31/21


 

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.

 


 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.

 

 


 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.


 

 

Date Submitted: 6/14/2021

Department: Engineering

Position: Engineer – Great Falls

Date Available: Immediately

Job Description: Perform engineering duties associated with day to day facility operations. Maintain studio equipment and transmitters. Ability to support and resolve IT issues within the studio environment. An understanding of daily operations of other departments within the facility needed.

Qualifications: Electronics and IT knowledge preferred. Television broadcast experience preferred but will train. Working knowledge of analog and digital studio equipment. Working knowledge of analog and digital transmitters also a plus.

Application Deadline: June 23, 2021

Ad Copy : Cowles Montana Media / KFBB TV is looking for an Engineer at our Great Falls station. Electronics background with an emphasis on broadcast engineering preferred. The successful candidate will have an understanding of RF applications associated with full power transmitters along with FCC requirements. Digital broadcasting and IT experience is also a requirement for this position. Send resume and cover letter, noting desired position and referral source, by 06/23/2021 to: Sam Nishoff at Sam.Nishoff@cowlesmontana.com

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