Employment

KHQ: Spokane, WA

 

 

Live Sports Producer

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.     

 


 

 

News Director

KHQ-TV is on the hunt for a dynamic newsroom leader. You've probably read similar words for stations all across America. So why keep reading? We could talk about the “Spokane Surprise” and all of the cool things our gorgeous, growing area has to offer. Or we might highlight the state-of-the-art facility in the heart of downtown that inspires awe from our visitors. We could even mention that we’re part of a privately owned broadcasting company that doesn’t believe in the corporate top-down approach. But why bore you with those details? Let’s get to the good stuff! KHQ is on the leading edge of the content revolution, from technology to workflows to employee engagement. We beat the competition so thoroughly that we have license to try even more cool things. From deploying a unique hyper-local 24 news service for three states hubbed-out of our facility, to staging video game tournaments from our gaming lab, to signing purchase orders for the station’s own line of coffee, we don't just break the mold here, we obliterate it. Despite our uniqueness, we remain deeply committed to powerful storytelling. With 53+ hours of linear news produced out of KHQ, basic blocking and tackling is critical. We need a strong leader who practices “relaxed intensity;" a pied piper who can motivate and inspire generations X, Y and Z. And we need a skilled journalist who can deploy our robust staff in a way that ensures we keep our lead on all platforms virtually every hour of every day.

If this seems like “you,” please get in touch with us and send your resume to:  jobs@khq.com  KHQ Inc. 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.    

 

 


 

 

Digital Journalist/MMJ/Reporter

KHQ-TV is looking for a Digital Journalist/MMJ/Reporter to join the Inland Northwest's largest, proudest news team. Are you a perfectionist?  Are you a control freak?  Do you love breaking news and want to be a super-star?  You'll cover breaking, develop and nurture local news contacts, enterprise unique content, and follow-up on news stories.  You will not only develop stories, but also shoot, write, and edit them for multiple media platforms.  We need a highly motivated individual who is well-versed in the rules of journalism, capable of working in a self-directed environment and able to exercise a high level of creativity and enterprise.  Please send your resume, cover letter and reel to:  reporterjob@khq.com   KHQ Inc. 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.    

Required Qualifications & Skills:  Previous reporting experience with a professional broadcast, print, or online news organization, either as a staff member or intern; Experience with mobile reporting tools; Willingness to work overtime when necessary; Knowledge of and desire to participate in social media; Ability to adapt in a changing media and technology landscape; Ability to use web-based applications such as G-mail, Google, Facebook, etc.; Ability to create non-article content - e.g. tweets, video clips, databases - for online.  Bachelor's degree in Radio/Television, Film, Fine Arts or related field is required. 

Other Requirements:  Passion and dedication to news; Great storyteller who writes to video; Must enjoy working as one "man" band; Good video photographer with eye for news, features and sports; Experience as a television news reporter, shooter or editor; Ability to meet daily deadlines and work cooperatively with other staff members; Experience editing news copy and video; Good phone etiquette; Newsroom computer experience preferred; Must possess a valid driver's license with no DUI convictions; Ability to carry thirty pounds of television equipment.

 


 

 

MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR - FT

KHQ-TV has an opening for a full time Master Control Operator.  Job responsibilities include recording and playback of programs & commercial content, operation of automation systems, monitoring of signal quality as well as control of broadcast transmitting equipment to insure FCC compliance.   Applicants must have working knowledge of broadcast equipment and procedures.  Computer experience is required.  Must be available to work flexible hours including holidays, nights, weekends and overnights.  Must also be a team player, work well under pressure, be able to multi-task, have attention to detail, a positive attitude and a work ethic based on honesty and integrity. College degree preferred. High School Diploma & broadcast experience is preferred. Send resumes to: jobs@khq.com or mail to Jim Butler, KHQ Master Control and Technology Supervisor, P.O. Box 600, Spokane, WA  99210-0600. No phone calls please.  Position open till filled.  Cowles Montana Media Company/KHQ, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Digital/Newscast Producer - FT

KHQ-TV in Spokane, WA is looking for a dynamic producer who can create, orchestrate, and energize the market’s dominant news programming across all our platforms:  broadcast/OTT, digital, and social.  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.  And if you dread breaking news, this isn’t the place for you.  We thrive on our patented coverage of breaking news.   

In the world of web/social/broadcast we're always on a deadline, which makes for an exciting day of work! There is no down time - even when there's down time. 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!

Required skills and qualifications:  must be a good writer for broadcast/online; must have solid news judgement; must be able to manage a newscast for time constraints; must be familiar with AP style; must have creative abilities to incorporate production values. 

What's in it for you? Working at the market's number one local news station. KHQ is Spokane's legacy station with deep roots in the community -- and proud of it.  We're a station that isn't bound by the restraints of the giant corporate handcuffs. We're a family-owned company that isn't afraid to try something new. We're always looking for the next big thing and creativity is not only encouraged but expected.  Also, free coffee. We have free coffee.  Working here is pretty awesome. If you're pretty awesome and want to be part of our team, send a resume to:  Jeff Hite, Director of Recruiting & Training, at:  jeff.hite@khq.com  KHQ Inc. 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.  Position open until filled.

 

 


 

 

 

Account Executive

Is winning in your DNA? Do you want to control your own destiny? Do you like setting your own schedule? Boy, do we have the job for you!

KHQ is looking for an Account Executive who can harness the power of our dominant television and digital marketing platforms in order to grow local businesses. We need brains, ambition and passion to serve our customers and deliver results. We need someone who fits our culture. In other words, you’ll be smart, super nice, and willing to laugh at our [terrible] jokes.

That’s what’s in it for us. What’s in it for you? You’ll find a fun, fast-paced and supportive family-owned company. We provide a comprehensive benefits program designed to help meet the needs of our employees and their families while providing flexibility, financial independence, security and protection. We offer a variety of core and voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(K) with amazing employer contributions, flexible spending, vacation and a legal program. Did we mention the on-site work-out facility? Spend your break on the elliptical or treadmill. Perhaps foosball or ping-pong is more your style. We even have a state-of-the-art video game machine in our coffee bar. You read that right— a coffee bar. We are right in the heart of Spokane, which makes for an easy commute no matter what part of town you live in.

When you join KHQ, you do more than simply switch companies. You become part of the KHQ family. This is a company committed to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. So come see what it’s like to be with the number one news source in the Inland Northwest.  But bring your “A” game— because it can get competitive.

If you’ve read this far and think you have what it takes, please take this online sales talent interview:  http://tinyurl.com/ybrqj7y6     And send your resume to:  Attention Local Sales Manager at:  local.sales@khq.com   KHQ Inc. 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.    

 

 


 

 

Digital Account Coordinator

KHQ, Inc. in Spokane, Washington is looking for a Digital Account Coordinator to assist in the execution, measurement and reporting of online advertising and marketing campaigns for our clients. The right candidate should have a strong understanding of the online advertising industry, including programmatic display and social media. This position is a great way to launch your career and work across various corporate divisions. The coordinator will help Account Executives build strong client relationships through exceptional campaign management and client satisfaction.

Responsibilities

  • Together with Account Executives, assist the department in proactively managing new and existing relationships with clients
  • Manage daily execution of ad campaigns, social media promotions and other client-related deliverables throughout the company
  • Analyze performance data, build client-facing reports, provide interpretation and strategic steps to meet goals
  • Facilitate and coordinate campaign execution between all teams
  • Understand client’s business needs and provide clients with tools and assets to achieve stated goals
  • Acquire and maintain an adequate level of knowledge and up-to-date practices and strategies in the management of online media
  • Assist the company’s digital media team in working with third-party vendors and clients

Requirements          

  • Associate or Bachelor degree in a related field preferred
  • Online advertising exposure or experience
  • Knowledge of the online advertising industry, industry participants, trends and technologies
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with a demonstrated history in client satisfaction
  • Highly motivated to excel with minimal supervision
  • Strong ethical values
  • Resourceful, dependable and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships both inside and outside of the company
  • Flexibility in work availability

 

Why KHQ?

We truly believe that where you work matters. We aren’t robots – we can’t be effective, innovative digital media planners if we work extreme hours. (Plus, many of us have families!) So, while we may invest extra time to put on the finishing touches to a media campaign, we strive to accurately scope projects and average a normal work week.

We need brains, ambition and passion to continue helping our clients build their business. We provide a comprehensive benefits program that is designed to help meet the needs of our employees and their families while providing flexibility, financial independence, security and protection. We offer a variety of core and voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(K) with amazing employer contributions, flexible spending, vacation and a legal program. We are right in the heart of Spokane, which makes for an easy commute no matter what part of town you live in. 

When you join KHQ, you do more than simply switch companies. You become part of the KHQ family. KHQ is committed to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. Come see what it’s like to be with the number one news station in the Spokane market. You’ll find a fun, fast paced and supportive culture, where all our success comes from our belief in our employees. 

Qualified candidates please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to:  local.sales@khq.com   KHQ Inc. 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.  

 

 


 

 

Accounts Receivable-Billing Asst - FT

The A/R position is primarily responsible for weekly and monthly billing for several large Agency accounts for both KHQ, Inc. and Cowles Montana Media Company that have special handling as well as the distribution of all billing that is emailed out.   This position is located at KHQ-TV in downtown Spokane.  Primary responsibilities:  1. Work closely with the lead billing person to generate the billing for multiple stations; 2. Maintain and monitor the receipt an upload of scripts for co-op billing; 3. Prepare monthly National and Canadian Rep Commission reports; 4. Produce and process the daily cash log sheets; 5. Generate monthly revenue reports for management; 6. Maintain Revenue spreadsheets for Retrans and OTT; 7. Assist with EEO reporting paperwork; 8. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, and experience needed:  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with both internal and external customers; 2. Microsoft Suite, and other Accounting Software; 3. Problem solving and troubleshooting skills; 4. Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail; 5. Self-motivated.

Working conditions:  The Accounts Receivable Asst Billing should be able to deal with interruptions, handle multiple projects, and have exceptional multi-tasking skills.

Key Relationships: Accounting, Station Management, Sales Employees and Advertisers/Agencies.  One year of accounts receivable experience is preferred.

Benefits:  Health & Vision insurance, Dental insurance, 401(k) plus Matching, Flexible Spending Plan – Medical and dependent care, Paid sick and vacation.

To apply, send your resume to: employment@khq.com.  KHQ Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.  

 

 


 

 

Traffic Assistant

KHQ-TV in Spokane has an immediate opening for a full-time Traffic Assistant. You need to be detail oriented, reliable, computer savvy and must be able to work under strict deadlines.  Good communications skills are a must.  WideOrbit experience is ideal.  Prior broadcast or media experience in sales and traffic operations preferred, but not required.  Join our team and email resumes to:  Trafficpositions@khq.com   KHQ Inc. 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.    

 


 

  

Why KHQ?

We truly believe that where you work matters.  We need brains, ambition and passion to continue being the market leader.  We provide a comprehensive benefits program that is designed to help meet the needs of our employees and their families while providing flexibility, financial independence, security and protection. We offer a variety of core and voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(K) with amazing employer contributions, flexible spending, vacation and a legal program. Did we mention the on-site work-out facility? Spend your break on the elliptical, or maybe foosball or ping-pong is more your style. We are right in the heart of Spokane, which makes for an easy commute no matter what part of town you live in. 

When you join KHQ, you do more than simply switch companies. You become part of the KHQ family. KHQ is committed to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. Come see what it’s like to be with the number one news station in the Spokane market. You’ll find a fun, fast paced and supportive culture, where all our success comes from our belief in our employees. 

 


 

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, Director of Recruiting and Training

P.O. Box 600

Spokane, WA 99201

Or email to:  jeff.hite@khq.com

 


 

KNDO/KNDU: Yakima/Tri-Cities, WA

 

Newscast Editor - PT

NBC RIGHT NOW TV in Yakima and Tri-Cities, Washington is looking for a newscast editor on a part-time basis.  We are seeking a creative technical editor, who is willing to work with the producer and director of a daily 30-minute newscast.  We’re a great place to start your journalism career! Applicants should have a college degree in journalism or related field and good driving  record.  EOE.  Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  Please email your resume and link to your reel to:  jana.gray@nbcrightnow.com   Or mail to Jana Gray, News Director 3312 W. Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, WA  99336

 


 

 

Reporter /Multi-Media Journalist

 

KNDU/KNDO-TV is seeking applicants for a general assignment multi-media 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 storytellers with the ability to shoot, edit, and write for broadcast and Internet.  A good driving record is mandatory.  A college degree in journalism or related field is required.  Please send your resume and link to your reel to:  Jeff Hite, Director of Recruiting and Training at:  jeff.hite@khq.com  KNDU/KNDO-TV 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.

 

 


 

 

Account Executive

2021 is new year…it’s time to start a new career. KNDU and SWX TV is looking for an Account Executive who can harness the power of our television and digital marketing platforms in order to grow local businesses. This position comes with an established list at a market leader. We need brains, ambition, and passion to serve our customers and deliver results. We need someone who fits our culture. In other words, you will be smart, a team player and willing to laugh and have a good time.  You will find a fun, fast-paced and supportive family-owned company. We provide a comprehensive benefits program designed to help meet the needs of our employees and their families while providing flexibility, financial independence, security and protection. We offer a variety of core and voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(K) with amazing employer contributions, flexible spending, vacation…etc.

When you join KNDU, you become part of the KNDU family. This is a Washington owned company committed to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. But bring your “A” game as this is an A game opportunity. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence. Interested…let us know.  Send your info to:

Cameron Derrick, Station Manager

KNDU-TV

3312 W. Kennewick Ave.

Kennewick, WA 99336

Email Cameron.derrick@kndu.com.

KNDU is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Visit kndu.com for more information.

 


 

 

 

Account Executive

KNDO/SWX-TV is looking for an Account Executive who can harness the power of our dominant television and digital marketing platforms in order to grow local businesses. This position comes with an established list - this is a great opportunity. We need brains, ambition and passion to serve our customers and deliver results. We need someone who fits our culture. In other words, you’ll be smart, a team player and willing to laugh and have a good time.  You’ll find a fun, fast-paced and supportive family-owned company. We provide a comprehensive benefits program designed to help meet the needs of our employees and their families while providing flexibility, financial independence, security and protection. We offer a variety of core and voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(K) with amazing employer contributions, flexible spending, vacation…etc.

When you join KNDO, you become part of the KNDO family. This is a Washington owned company committed to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. So come see what it’s like to be at the top news source in Yakima.  But bring your “A” game as this is an A game opportunity. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence. Interested…we hope to hear from you.  Send your info to:  Cameron Derrick, Station Manager, KNDO-TV, 216 W. Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902

Email Cameron.derrick@kndu.com  KNDO/KNDU-TV is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.  Visit kndo.com for more information.

 


 

  

KULR: Billings, MT

 

 

News Director, KULR-TV, Billings, MT

This won’t be your average News Director job posting.  Sure, we could talk about all the things the Billings, Montana area has to offer.  We could talk about the Yellowstone River, the rugged Beartooth Mountains, the Rimrocks, the western culture, and the overall appeal of living in beautiful ‘Big Sky’ country!  We could even mention that we’re part of a privately-owned broadcasting company that doesn’t believe in the corporate top-down approach.  But let’s get to the good stuff!  KULR is on the leading edge of the content revolution, from technology to workflows to employee engagement.  How often have you game-planned customized Non-Stop News channels?  When was the last time you talked about staffing productions on your local sports channel?  Despite all of these things, we are deeply committed to powerful storytelling.  And we’re still about basic blocking and tackling.  We need a strong leader who practices “relaxed intensity” (this is a real thing).  We need a pied piper who can motivate and inspire generations X, Y and Z.  And we need a skilled journalist who can deploy our news staff in a way that ensures we keep our lead on all platforms virtually every hour of every day.  You’ll oversee day-to-day functions of the KULR news department, you’ll handle budgets, hiring, and strategic planning too! 

If this sounds like you, and you’re ready to earn your news director stripes or looking for a quality of life move, please send resume and cover letter to via email to:  Jeff Hite, Director of Recruiting and Training at:  jeff.hite@khq.com  

KULR-TV 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.  

 

 


 

 

Sports Anchor/Reporter 

SWX, the sports brand for Cowles Company, is looking for the next great sports personality take the next step in their career as a seasoned broadcast veteran.  the SWX brand was pioneered by KHQ. SWX is a 24-hour channel airing sports and weather content. Learn more by visiting http://www.swxrightnow.com  The right candidate will be based in Montana. You will shoot, produce, and anchor local sports coverage during local news broadcasts. You will also produce sports content for SWX Tonight a 30-minute live sportscast airing Monday–Friday on our secondary channel SWX.  You will have the opportunity to call live high school and college games airing on SWX.  This position requires you to quickly learn player rosters and research school history for on air presentations.

Job Description:  Enterprise and produce quality sports stories; Produce sports 5 days a week; Shoot sports 5 days a week; Anchor sports Monday through Friday and weekends as scheduled; Live sports sideline reporting as assigned; Color or play-by-play announcing live sports coverage as assigned; Ability to travel for overnight sports coverage as assigned.

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; Knowledge of local and college sports, the rules, and broadcast standards.

If you feel this position is right for you, please email your resume, cover letter, and a link to your reel containing samples of sports reporting, anchoring, and any live broadcast coverage you have done to:  john.fritz@khq.com

Cowles Company is an equal opportunity employer. Women, veterans, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


 

 

SWX Freelancer

KULR-TV and SWX are looking for dependable, hard working, freelancers for the upcoming sports season.

This person would be part of the SWX sports production crew as needed. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, set-up and tear-down of events, camera operator, replay operator, running audio and grip work. This person needs to be professional, have a strong work ethic, can work long days and needs to be reliable when committed to a game. A background in video production is preferred but not necessary. This is an as needed position.  EOE. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. 

 


 

ABC FOX Montana: Butte-Bozeman, Great Falls-Helena & Missoula-Kalispell, MT

 

Click here for current openings.

 


 

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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