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Employment at KHQ

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Current employment opportunities at KHQ-TV:



WEB PRODUCER/FULL-TIME


KHQ-TV in Spokane, WA is looking for a versatile Web Producer with solid news judgment, a creative mind, and established writing skills who can skillfully produce and distribute news to our viewers through not only our web channel, but through all of our various social media platforms. This self-starter should be able to tell great stories that engage our audience, build loyalty and encourage repeat traffic. If you love breaking news, and excel in multi-tasking while making split second decisions and maintaining a perfect record of accuracy and accountability, then this is the place for you. KHQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as Spokane's legacy station with deep roots in the community -- and proud of it. If you want to be part of our team, send a resume to newsjob@khq.com. Women & minorities encouraged to apply. No phone calls please. Experience in the broadcast industry is a plus but not required.



SPORTS ANCHOR-REPORTER/FULL-TIME

Are you a sports fanatic?  Have you always wanted to work for a station that puts sports first?  Your search is finally over.  KHQ, the NBC affiliate in Spokane, Washington, is excited to announce an immediate anchor/reporter opening for its 24-hour sports channel, SWX.  Our operation produces award-winning content throughout Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana.  The successful candidate will work alongside EMMY award-winning sports photographers, producers, and reporters.  You will co-anchor our nightly half-hour sports show, SWX Tonight.  You will have play-by-play and sideline reporting opportunities for college, high school, and minor league sports broadcasts.  If you have the passion, talent, and creativity to take SWX to the next level, we want to hear from you.  Candidate is required to have experience working in a newsroom and strong producing, reporting, and photography knowledge. College degree preferred.  



Qualified candidates please apply online and/or send resume to John Fritz, Station Manager (john.fritz@khq.com). 1201 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201. EOE M/F/V/, Drug Screen and Background Check Required.





NEWSCAST DIRECTOR/FULL-TIME

KHQ/SWX-TV has an immediate opening for a full-time Newscast Director.  Responsibilities for this leadership position include directing and technical directing complex, graphically-intense live local news and sporting events.  You will also operate studio equipment as needed. Experience with production switchers and an understanding of broadcast equipment is essential.  Must be available to work flexible hours including holidays, early mornings and weekends.  Must be a team player, work well under pressure & have a positive attitude. College degree and two years directing experience is required. Send resume and related materials to:  Nikki Cerenzia, KHQ Content Brand Manager:   nikki.cerenzia@khq.com

Required Skills or Qualifications:


  • Ability to quickly adjust to breaking news
  • Proficiency with Ross Overdrive or other automated production switchers  
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues
  • Strong creative vision to effectively execute bold, cutting edge newscasts on a daily basis


SPORTS PHOTOJOURNALIST/FULL-TIME

SWX-TV is looking for a creative Sports Photojournalist who is an aggressive visual storyteller to join our award winning team.  If you have an eye for great pictures, an ear for great sound and want to work with the best technology in the field and editing, then this is the job for you.  Duties include shooting and editing sports assignments, contributing to social media, and producing from the field using Panasonic P2 cameras systems. Providing still images and video as needed, applying the best combination of quality and quick turnaround is a must. 


Required Qualifications & Skills:
Previous experience as a photographer and/or videographer at a television station. 
Experience with professional video
 cameras.
Experience with digital workflows for images and videos.
Ability to create compelling photographic or video narratives on deadline.
Willingness to work weekends, holidays, and overtime as necessary.
Knowledge of and desire to participate in social media.


Ability to function in a deadline environment.
Able to lift heavy equipment.
Valid driver's license.
Capable of driving and operating vehicles safely.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Radio/TV, Film, Fine Arts or related area AND one year experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR, Five years experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Qualified candidates should contact SWX-TV Station Manager John Fritz at john.fritz@khq.com





PROMOTIONS PRODUCER/FULL-TIME

KHQ, Incorporated, featuring KHQ, KNDU, KNDO, and SWX-TV (that's right: four stations), is seeking a promotions producer to join our aggressive operation. Qualified candidates can write creatively, shoot creatively, and edit creatively. Said producer will have a keen eye for graphics. There is no “box” at KHQ. So there is no way you could think inside of one.  Required skills and qualifications: Valid driver's license, shoot video and interviews with KHQ cameras, working knowledge of Final Cut Pro or comparable editing systems, working knowledge of Photoshop, edit video and interviews, produce and write scripts, send copy and interface with KHQ voice-over personnel, drive to shooting locations, and the ability to lift, carry, and operate up to 40 pounds of equipment.  Please send these materials to Promotions Manager Scott Warder at scott.warder@khq.com



METEOROLOGIST/FULL-TIME

KHQ and SWX, Spokane's weather and sports authority, are seeking an energetic, highly qualified meteorologist to take our operation to the next level. What does “qualified” mean? You'll have the credentials. You'll have the passion. You'll have the versatility to forecast on a chroma-key, run outside for a live shot on the parade route, and then drive down to a high school football game to turn a quick story on that. In other words, you're brainy, dynamic and energetic. On camera presentation skills a given; social media skills a must. We're building the nation's première sports and weather network.  Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Weather Central computer system
  • Ability to interpret numerous forecast computer models
  • Ability to conceive and develop an unscripted forecast and change said forecast according to time constraints within a newscast.
  • Live reporting background
If this is you, please send a cover letter, resume, link to your work, and a list of references to Jessica Roe, News Director at: Jessica.roe@khq.com  No phone calls please.



REPORTER-MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST/FULL-TIME

Are you ready to take your craft to the next level?  If so, the NBC powerhouse in Spokane, WA may have what you're looking for.  KHQ-TV (www.khq.com) and SWX-TV (www.swxrightnow.com) are looking for the next big talent.  Perhaps you've toiled in a small market, ready to earn your earn your stripe in market 73. We're looking for an aggressive reporter for one of the best stations in the business.  You'll cover breaking news.  You'll interact with the viewers. You'll develop unique and compelling content. And you will love living in the gorgeous Inland Northwest. Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel (preferred) or non-returnable DVD to:  newsjob@khq.com




C2 Customer Connections, a digital media and marketing services provider based in Spokane, WA, seeks a knowledgeable and driven Digital Sales Specialist to sell digital marketing products and services to the SMB market in the Northwest. Our solutions enable businesses of all sizes to boost their brand recognition, improve their online presence and reputation, find qualified customers and strengthen relationships with existing clients. The right person for the job will understand and explain to prospective clients the benefits of Targeted Display Advertising, Remarketing, SEO/SEM, Social Media Management, Native Advertising, mobile website development and more. This position goes far beyond the traditional media sales model.  >>MORE INFORMATION


Qualified applicants should send a resume to:

Jared Frank
C2 Director of Digital Strategies
jared.frank@khq.com

No phone calls, please



ANCHOR-REPORTER/FULL-TIME

Are you ready to take your craft to the next level? If so, the NBC powerhouse in Spokane, WA may have what you're looking for. KHQ-TV (www.khq.com) and SWX-TV (www.swxrightnow.com) are looking for the next big talent. Perhaps you've toiled in a small market, ready to earn your earn your stripe in market 73. Or maybe you've been a dynamite, aggressive reporter in a larger market and you're ready to rock the anchor desk. That's where we come in. In addition to anchoring a fast-paced and highly rated three-hour Saturday morning newscast, as well as several evening newscasts throughout the weekend, you'll cover breaking news for one of the best stations in the business. You'll interact with the viewers. You'll develop unique and compelling content. And you will love living in the gorgeous Inland Northwest. Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel (preferred) or non-returnable DVD to:  newsjob@khq.com

KHQ-TV
Attn: Anchor/Reporter
P.O. Box 600
Spokane, WA 99201



TECHNICAL MEDIA PRODUCER/PART-TIME
KHQ-TV, the Inland Northwest's Local News Leader has an immediate opening for a part-time Technical Media Producer. TMP's as we call them are the true Swiss Army Knives of the KHQ newsroom. TMP's do everything from edit video, operate studio cameras, prepare the studio for broadcast, shoot breaking news, write web and newscast stories, and countless other responsibilities. So you have to be technically savvy, adaptable, and producer-minded. The TMP position is frequently used as a springboard to more advanced positions in the newsroom. Non-linear editing experience is preferred. If you want to be part of our team, send a resume and non-returnable tape to TMPjob@khq.com No phone calls please.


NEWS PRODUCER
KHQ-TV in Spokane, WA is looking for a dynamic News Producer with solid news judgment who can produce, orchestrate, and energize the market's dominant news programming. This newsroom leader should have a flair for production value--incorporating live elements and cutting-edge graphics to tell stories that are relevant and compelling to our viewers. If you're in a box, stay there. We only want creative thinkers. And if you dread breaking news, this isn't the place for you. We thrive on our patented coverage of breaking news. 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!KHQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as Spokane's legacy station with deep roots in the community -- and proud of it. If you want to be part of our team, send a resume and non-returnable tape to: producerjob@khq.com EOE. Women & minorities encouraged to apply. No phone calls please. Experience in the broadcast industry is a plus but not required.


REPORTER / MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST
KNDU/KNDO-TV is seeking applicants for a general assignment multimedia journalist. KNDU/KNDO is a top-rated NBC affiliate in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with an aggressive news operation embracing all current platforms of news distribution. We're a great place to start your journalism career.We're looking for creative story tellers with the ability to shoot, edit, and write for broadcast and internet. The ability to speak conversational Spanish is a plus. A good driving record is mandatory. A college degree in journalism or related field is required.

We plan to fill this position immediately. If interested, send your resume, cover letter, references, and an internet link to your resume reel to jana.gray@nbcrightnow.com . Be sure to include samples of packages you've shot, written, and edited. You can also mail a DVD to Jana Gray, News Director, KNDU/KNDO-TV, 3312 W. Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336. EEO. Women & minorities encouraged to apply.


INTERNSHIPS

We're Looking for Interns

Want to work for KHQ.com? Here's your chance!We're looking for a few smart, eager interns who can fill key roles within our web sites – KHQ.com and SWXRightNow.com. You may have your work published both locally and nationally on the Associated Press wires, on Yahoo!, digg, Drudge and more.

WHAT WE'LL DO FOR YOU:

Unfortunately we have no money to offer, but you'll gain invaluable work and life experience at one of the most visited web sites in the Spokane area. You'll have the opportunity to get your work published online, learn how a major news outlet works and build connections with people in the industry.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
  • A talent for telling stories -- in various formats
  • Eagerness to learn -- We'll teach you to be a better journalist, learn new technologies and build your resume.
  • Smarts, good work ethic -- We're looking for someone who wants to be the best at all times.
  • You're quick on the uptake -- Can take direction and go with it, but know when to ask questions
  • Extreme multi-tasker -- Can handle juggling all kinds of tasks
  • Child of the Internet -- You should get most of your news online and know how to find news and information in more ways than just Googling.
  • Self-motivated -- We don't babysit.
  • Team player -- You should play well with others.
  • You like to have fun – Can you tell a joke, laugh and smile?
  • You need to be a junior, senior or graduate student in good standing at an accredited institution and you must get college credit for the internship.
WHAT ROLES WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Editorial Interns
  • Writing experience is a must -- We're not expecting you to be a writing master, but some experience in either a newspaper, web site, blog or a journalism class is necessary.
  • Versatility -- You should be able to adapt to different types of content: hard news, around town news, politics, etc.
  • Comfortable with all forms of Social Media.
Brownie Points if you:
  • Have a good knowledge of Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area
  • Have video and photo editing experience
  • You're savvy with what's happening around town [trends/hot spots]
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

If you think you fit into one of our highly coveted positions, then send in your resume. Also tell us about yourself, give your availability and examples of your work. Examples are a must! Send to:

KHQ-TV
Attn: Jeff Hite, Executive Producer, Interactive
P.O. Box 600
Spokane, WA 99201


KHQ, inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EEO Information If your organization distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refers job seekers to employers, and would like to receive job vacancy notices for KHQ-TV, please provide KHQ-TV with the name, mailing address, e-mail address (if applicable), telephone number, fax number, and contact person and identify the category or categories of vacancies for which you would like information specified above to the following person at KHQ-TV: Paula Bauer. It is the policy of KHQ-TV to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.

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