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Current Job Openings


Assignment Editor


KFSN, the Disney/ABC-owned station in Fresno, is seeking an Assignment Editor to join our multiplatform content team. This individual is a critical member of our newsroom and will be responsible for coordinating assignments for news coverage and stories as well as contribute story ideas and content for both digital and broadcast. The successful candidate will have a high degree of ethics, empathy, professionalism, function well under pressure, and have strong multiplatform and multi-tasking skills.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with News managers and producers on coordination of daily editorial content, including story coverage and development for broadcast and digital
  • Play a key role in execution of daily editorial plan, including coordination of story assignments and communicating information to reporters and photographers
  • Display high level of ethics, empathy, professionalism and act as primary contact for in-field newsroom staff for assignments and story coverage
  • Actively identify and generate original high-impact stories that reflect the diversity of our audience and develop follow-ups through means such as court documents, police scanners, social media, viewer emails and other sources
  • Assists reporters and producers, as needed, in gathering information and developing/following up on stories
  • Contribute content to all platforms including creating, writing and publishing stories for both broadcast and digital platforms and producing digital live streams
  • Maintain a presence on social media

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of linear + digital workflow in producing and posting content
  • Strong team player who interacts in a positive, ethical, empathetic and productive way with other employees and the general public
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have strong work ethic with the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Excellent multiplatform and multi-tasking skills and able to quickly adapt and make decisions quickly
  • Strong logistical skills with the ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
  • Flexible and available to work various shifts as needed, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • The ideal candidate understands how to cover spot news with urgency and attention to detail, and has an understanding of cross-platform, multi-media coverage. Must have excellent news judgment and instincts, with the ability to find stories that will help make our newscasts unique and distinctive.

    You should be skilled in monitoring scanners, social media and other sources to find and break news in our community. Be prepared to handle multiple breaking news stories in a fast-paced newsroom.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Dalet and various newsroom programs
  • Previous assignment desk, including coordinating movements of reporters and photographers, and/or digital producer experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience producing content across linear and digital platforms
  • Knowledge of Central California

  • Preferred Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or related field

  • ABC30/KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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    Multi-Skilled Journalist


    KFSN-TV/ABC30 Action News, the ABC Owned Television station in Central California, is seeking a Multi-Skilled Journalist who can shoot, write and edit stories. We want someone who thrives on chasing breaking news, being the top story and owning the competition.

    The ideal candidate will report for the station's top-rated newscasts and digital platforms, all while keeping the audience updated along the way on social media. Our reporters are expected to turn creative and memorable stories, and then front them with active live shots. The ideal candidate innovates every day and is willing to experiment with new technology. This person must be organized, and work well under pressure and constant deadlines. We want someone who is receptive to feedback and brings a positive attitude every day.

    Responsibilities:
  • You must be able to research, set up, shoot, write, and edit content on a daily basis.
  • Ability to effectively handle breaking news live on-air, without a script.
  • Collaborate with photojournalists, producers, assignment editors, and managers to execute story assignments.
  • Fill-in anchoring as needed.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years of reporting experience are required. This is not an entry-level position.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the Central Valley and bilingual skills are a plus.

  • Required Education:
  • College Degree

  • ABC30/KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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    Broadcast Maintenance Engineer


    The KFSN-TV Broadcast Maintenance Engineer will be involved in the installation, troubleshooting and support of the infrastructure and systems within the broadcast facility. The candidate must be comfortable with current IT and media technologies, equipment troubleshooting, and emerging trends (i.e. Media over IP, OTT Platforms).

    KFSN-TV is a 24/7 operation and the candidate may be required to work non-traditional shifts, weekends/holidays, and be willing to be on call and/or work extra hours as needed. The candidate should be able to lift and carry equipment as necessary.

    Responsibilities:
  • Assist in maintaining all station broadcast equipment within the facility.
  • Assist in maintaining and monitoring all inbound and outbound transport streams.
  • Install, support and maintain IT equipment and infrastructure.
  • Review and maintain system design documents and drawings.
  • Perform routine maintenance on all broadcast equipment.
  • Problem solving/troubleshooting to reduce equipment downtime and maximize system efficiency.
  • Interface with various users, technical services, technicians and other Engineers to implement, install and debug broadcast systems.
  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by management.

  • Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Experience with broadcast audio, video and control systems, video servers, graphics & IT systems.
  • Knowledge of master control and operations and news automation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with non-technical staff to resolve technical matters.
  • Knowledge of IT networks, RF, fiber optics and encoding/decoding equipment.
  • Ability to lift and move equipment up to 50lbs.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn is essential.

  • Preferred Experience:
    Experience with the following platforms/technologies is preferred:
  • Grass Valley Ignite/Ross OverDrive automation
  • Master Control automation (Versio, iTX, Crispin)

  • Required Education:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Preferred Education/Training:
  • A degree in a technical related field, appropriate certifications, and/or equivalent experience.

  • ABC30/KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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    Teleprompter Operator


    KFSN-TV ABC30, the Disney/ABC-owned television station in Fresno has an immediate opening for a Teleprompter Operator for part-time employment.

    Responsibilities:
    The successful candidate will operate the station's teleprompter control for the daily newscasts. The candidate must be successful at matching the speed of the scrolling text to the speaking of the presenter and adjust immediately to any improvisation of the scripts.

    Basic Qualifications:
    Must be able to read the text and understand the prompting cues within the scripts. Be able to successfully set up and operate teleprompting systems including computer device controls and newsroom computer systems. Knowledge of failovers for operating a redundant system. Must also be familiar with FCC caption rules and be able to monitor the on-air captions during the captioning process. This position requires the successful individual be able to work on rotating shifts, mornings, evenings, weekends and holiday work is required. The candidate must be able to sit for many hours and use a hand controller scroll wheel.

    ABC30/KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



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    Newsroom Intern


    KFSN-TV/ABC30, the Disney/ABC owned station in Fresno, is looking for a Newsroom Intern to learn about and contribute to our on-air, digital, and social media platforms. You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station. KFSN-TV/ABC30 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.