Employment

KHQ: Spokane, WA

 

 

MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR

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.  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.

 


 

 

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.  One to three years of experience is preferred. 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 professional 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.

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; Minimum two (2) years 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 fifty pounds of television equipment; Pass pre-employment drug test.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in Radio/Television, Film, Fine Arts or related field AND four years experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR, two-years experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR, an equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

 

 


 

Technical Media Producer

KHQ-TV, the Inland Northwest's Local News Leader has an immediate opening for a 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 link to your work to:  TMPjob@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.    

 


 

 

Weather Anchor

Work for the #1 station in a great weather market, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!  KHQ-TV is looking for a dynamic personality and good storyteller to join our weather team.  You need to have a smooth delivery and be comfortable working in front of the camera on the green wall. Previous training in weather is preferable but not mandatory as you will work with our veteran team of seasoned meteorologists to develop and improve your craft.  You’ll be using the latest weather forecasting technology and have the opportunity to report live and cover breaking weather impacting the Inland Northwest.  When you’re not working, you’ll be living in an outdoor paradise.  Eastern Washington and northern Idaho are world renowned and cater to an outdoor lifestyle that includes hiking, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, skiing, hunting, and fishing.  Spokane is also a foodies dream with local artisan restaurants and breweries.

You’ll need to have an energetic presentation of weather, enterprise and produce quality weather stories, and write copy for web/social media platforms. 

Qualifications:  College degree in Broadcast Journalism, Meteorology, or related field - Valid driver's license - Clean driving record - ENPS or similar newsroom computer experience preferred – attention to detail is a must. 

Join our weather team!  Send your resume, cover letter, and a link to your reel to:  Jeff Hite, Director of Recruiting and 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.    

 


 

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.    

 


 

 

News Photojournalist

Work for the #1 station in a great news market, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!  KHQ-TV is looking for a creative News 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, then this job is for you.  

Duties and Responsibilities:  Shoot news, feature and sports assignments; Shoot on Panasonic P2 cameras; Edit on non-linear systems (including smart phones); Operate ENG trucks and new streaming technologies; Duties and responsibilities may change as a result of business needs.  

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; Willingness to help train the public in shooting and producing video; Knowledge of and desire to participate in social media; Ability to adapt in a changing media and technology landscape; Ability to function in a deadline environment; Good attitude; Able to lift heavy equipment; Capable of driving and operating vehicles safely; Must be willing to assist across all platforms and areas of content as needed.  

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.

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.  If you want to be part of our team, send a resume and link to your work 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.

 

 


 

News Anchor

So you want to be main anchor?  That’s good because you’ll be anchoring a lot.  You say you want promotion?  No problem— you won’t dominate without it. You say you want branding?  Check!  Jobs like this don’t come along often. We’re looking for a main anchor for our ‘Wake Up Montana’ newscast, that airs statewide in all markets across Big Sky Country.  The position will be based at KHQ, the NBC powerhouse in Spokane, WA.  Part of our success as a company is our legacy. Family owned and operated since our inception, KHQ is a throwback to the days when stations put the necessary resources into the product. The most important part of our dominance is our people. We hire folks who fit our culture of excellence. We hire people who are true to the viewers we serve. We hire anchors who work hard, play hard, and reflect the values of our tremendous communities. You will live and work in one of the most beautiful, vibrant places in America. So what are you waiting for? Send your resume, cover letter, references, and a link to your reel 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. 

 


  

 

Digital/Newscast Producer

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.    

 


 

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

 

 

Account Executive

KNDO and 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 a 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.

 


 

 

Local Sales Assistant 

KNDO/KNDU TV, the NBC affiliates in Yakima and Kennewick, have an immediate opening for a Local Sales Assistant.  Sales Assistant duties and skills: Coordinate station projects, provide clerical support, prepare written presentations, update inventory. Strong computer skills and MS Office suite experience necessary. Wide Orbit experience a plus. PowerPoint, Excel, Word…etc.  Being a team player is essential….this is a great start at a TV station.  Send resume to:  Cameron Derrick, Station Manager, KNDO/KNDU Television, cameron.derrick@kndu.com

Visit nbcrightnow.com for more information and job requirements.  KNDO/KNDU TV is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 


 

 

 

 

SWX TV Production Technician

SWX-TV, the Inland Northwest leader in remote productions, is look for a self-starter to join our crew.  You need to know how to setup and operate audio/video equipment such as video cameras and editing equipment.  You will need to maintain audio/video equipment inventory.  You should be able to calibrate audio/video equipment for broadcast and provide technical support for the mobile production trailer. 

The production technician will collaborate with directors, sound/lighting technicians, and electricians.  They will assist camera operators regarding camera setup and movement.

Summary of Skills:  Basic knowledge in TV and Video production events; Operational knowledge of video cameras, editing equipment, video and audio playback devices; Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships; Ability to diagnose hardware and software problems.

E-mail resume to Cameron Derrick:  cameron.derrick@kndu.com

Or mail:  Cameron Derrick, Station Manager; KNDU TV; 3312 W. Kennewick Ave.; Kennewick, WA  99336

KNDU and SWX is an equal opportunity employer. EOE. Women and minorities encourage to apply.

 


 

 

 

 

KULR: Billings, MT

 

 

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.

 


 

 

Statewide Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Cowles Montana Media is looking for an experienced journalist to join our team as the face of Montana Right Now Weekend Edition.  Montana Right Now is our statewide brand. The person hired will serve as a weekend manager overseeing six statewide/regional weekend newscasts. You will work with the weekend producer to coordinate coverage by reporters across the State of Montana.  Montana Right Now can be seen in every television market in Montana which when combined using the 2020 Nielson DMA index would equal to the 81st television market in the country.  In short, this is not a position for beginners. We’ll use your expertise to craft coverage to truly capture Montana Right Now. 

You’ll look for opportunities to lead with breaking news and weather. You’ll help our budding young reporters identify stories that are character driven and geared towards the Montana way of life.  During the week, you’ll also serve as a senior reporter turning in depth stories that could keep you on the road for hours at a time. Your mission will be to peel back the layers of issues impacting the communities across Montana and to get to the heart of a story.  As our senior reporter, you’ll be fronting the biggest stories impacting the region daily will thrive during live breaking news coverage.

The weekend anchor will also serve as the primary fill-in anchor during the week.

If you have a strong writing and reporting background, a passion for local news and are interested in more than just reading the news, this may be a great fit for you and us.  You must be a motivated, self-starter who works well with others and is able to lead a young weekend team.  Duties include:  Weekend Anchoring/Fill-in Weekday Anchoring, Script Review, Weekday Reporting/MMJ, Enterprising and Producing Quality Stories, Breaking News Coverage, Willingness to Shoot, Write & Edit, Write Copy for Web and Social Media.  Qualifications include:  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.

If you’re interested in joining our team, e-mail your cover letter, resume, and a link to your work to:  pohnemus@kulr.com   KULR is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and minorities are 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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