KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking a Sports Producer to join our news team. The Sports Producer will support the Sports Director in all areas of production including shooting video, editing video, writing scripts and teases for broadcasts as well as digital platforms. The Sports Producer will be required to operate equipment to generate talent live shots or stream live sports press conferences and other events. Will also be required to field producer. This producer will also be responsible for sport’s specials both in generating field pieces as well as line producing sports programs. Must be willing to develop and create graphics. The position works closely with newscast producers to help develop and format sportscasts. Must also work in cooperation and coordination with station’s Producers, Photographers, Assignment Desk Editors, Managers and other applicable employees or outside sources regarding story developments and changes including FOX Sports or other FOX television stations. Must have deep knowledge of both professional and collegiate sports particularly for the Houston market. Must be willing to follow high school sports as well. Will be required to write sports content for the station’s website and maintain a social media presence.
The Sports Producer must have utmost flexibility with scheduling as assignments will be made in accordance with sports teams availability in addition to operational needs of the station. Must be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays when necessary. Must also have the ability to overcome anticipated and unexpected changes and be reachable 24 hours a day in breaking sports/ news situations. May be assigned to news duties as required and other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field preferred. At least two years’ experience as an Associate Producer or Producer in a medium to major television market or equivalent preferred. Ideal candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines, have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media is essential and represent FOX26 in a professional manner. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools, newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews (or a similar newsroom system), Edius or other desktop editing. Must be willing to travel as needed and have a valid credit card and driver’s license.
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