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Executive Producer

KITV Island News, the ABC affiliate in Honolulu, is seeking a driven leader to be a manager of our news operation in Hawaii. The ideal candidate has past line producing experience. The Executive Producer position helps create strategic initiatives, manage

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KITV, Inc.

Executive Producer

KITV Island Television is committed to being a trusted voice for Hawaii.  Our mission is to share vital local and global news that viewers need to know. KITV4 is an Allen Media Broadcasting company and is an ABC affiliate.

Job Description:

KITV Island News, the ABC affiliate in Honolulu, is seeking a driven leader to be a manager of our news operation in Hawaii.

The ideal candidate has past line producing experience. The Executive Producer position helps create strategic initiatives, manages the team to execute goals, and works with other newsroom managers to carry coverage across dayparts. This position will also line produce.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for evaluating stories; organizing them into a cohesive sequence within a newscast or digital content for the web            
  • Define strategic direction for content coverage to meet business and financial objectives
  • Assist with management of the newsroom, contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations
  • Execute strategies that engage and help to grow audiences across all media devices and platforms
  • Responsible for successful marketing of projects and adherence to budget

Requirements & Skills:

  • At least 2 years of experience in television or radio broadcast/production
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, TV/film or the equivalent
  • Must be a strong manager and good teammate able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff, viewing audience and prospective viewers
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills
  • Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations
  • Utilize state-of-the-art television technology 

To apply:

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to jobs@kitv.com or mail to the address listed below:

KITV

News Management

801 S. King Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

EOE M/F/D/V


News Director

sland News is looking for a NEWS DIRECTOR to maintain and grow its reputation for being the market- driver in breaking local news and building for future success in Hawaii.  The successful candidate will have experience overseeing a talented team of ente

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NEWS DIRECTOR
ISLAND NEWS

MISSION, VISION & VALUES:

At ISLAND NEWS, we serve the people of Hawaii with accurate and inclusive news, weather and content
that engages and builds our community. Our vision is to be the preferred choice for news on every
platform.

Our Core Values: Integrity first. Aloha and respect always. Be accountable. Community empowering.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Island News is looking for a NEWS DIRECTOR to maintain and grow its reputation for being the market-
driver in breaking local news and building for future success in Hawaii.  The successful candidate will have
experience overseeing a talented team of enterprising journalists and be accustomed to working in a
research-driven, strategy-based multi-platform newsroom and has a strong understanding and appreciation
of the importance of the Hawaii culture.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or an equivalent combination of education and
    experience to meet the requirements of the position
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Minimum of 4 years as a news manager
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all phases of a television news operation, including, but not limited to:
    news reporting and writing, newscast formats, news producing, newsroom organization and
    newsgathering technology.
  • Dynamic strong leader with a clear vision and ability to communicate the vision to the news team.
  • Creative and adept in leading a fast-paced, highly skilled and aggressive news environment.
  • Basic understanding of newsroom technical operation including computer networking, newsroom
    systems, satellite and digital technology.
  • Understanding of use of social media and multiplatform newsgathering.
  • Understanding of basic budgeting principle and financial management with experience in preparing
    and maintaining newsroom budgets.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving history as determined by the company. Driving
    record will be checked before hire and intermittently.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain the strategic direction and editorial vision for Island News. Consult and
    collaborate with General Manager and management team on long-term and short-term objectives,
    goals and action plans.
  • Direct and lead overall efforts of the news department to ensure the vision and mission of Island
    News is understood by the entire news organization.
  • Responsible and accountable for overall quality and performance of the station’s news product by
    critiquing newscasts and digital content, discussing observations with station management and
    employees and rigor of teaching and accountability.
  • Execute commitment to breaking news and In-depth investigative strategy.
  • Lead our weather and news teams to live truly live Island Weather Alert on broadcast and all digital
    platforms.
  • Develop a strong News Department staff through applicable training, evaluation and
    communication with team members. Continuously recruit to develop diverse and talented pool of
    candidates. Interview and select new employees for News Department team. 
  • Hold the bar of journalistic excellence high. This is marked by accuracy and fairness and astute
    story selection and compelling story telling.
  • Champion use of kitv.com and all other digital assets as access points for our content and as
    creative platforms for original content.
  • Understand and incorporate extensive market research and your own tested instincts to drive the
    direction and decisions of the department.
  • Be an engaged member of the community who understands the neighborhoods, issues, and
    special characteristics and nuances of Hawaii of which you direct coverage.
  • Responsible for all administrative duties associated with running the news organization, including
    personnel and budgeting.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

SKILLS: The right candidate must be a proven leader who has good rapport with staff. He or she should
have excellent organizational skills and superior news judgment. He/she will need to be innovative and a
strategic thinker. The candidate must work well under pressure, foster cooperation in a stressful setting and
meet strict deadlines.

HOURS/SCHEDULE: This is a full-time, overtime exempt position that is part of the company's
management team.

Please email your cover letter including salary requirements along with resume to General Manager Jason Hagiwara at jhagiwara@kitv.com.

EEO STATEMENT: We are an equal opportunity employer.


Digital Sales Marketing Coordinator

The Digital Sales Marketing Coordinator is responsible for working with Station Sales Management and their advertisers to ensure successful advertising promotions. He or she will manage the various steps in facilitating marketing campaigns, from order ent

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Digital Sales Marketing Coordinator 

The Digital Sales Marketing Coordinator is responsible for working with Station Sales Management and their advertisers to ensure successful advertising promotions. He or she will manage the various steps in facilitating marketing campaigns, from order entry/scheduling to creation and coordination of creative production (obtaining assets, approval) and monitor campaign delivery and performance. Effective communication with internal teams (sales, creative services and news) and potentially external clients, to ensure satisfactory delivery on commitments.

Additionally, the Digital Sales Marketing Coordinator works closely with Sales in an administrative support capacity as relates to Linear/Lifestyle/Digital Sales. This may include processing advertising contracts, developing sales materials and client-specific presentations. This position requires an organized individual, detail and team-oriented, with strong written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced work environment and can manage multiple projects on tight deadlines. This position reports to the Director of Sales.

Responsibilities

  1. Input, manage, launch and monitor station sales promotions & campaigns.
  2. Coordinate and work with Creative Services team to design ads; gather creative assets, manage revisions, receive approval, and facilitate timely trafficking of ad creative as needed to ensure smooth campaign launches.
  3. Set-up, monitor and coordinate all sales-related contests on KITV.com. Gather contest details and formalize contest rules; manage and coordinate winner announcements; notify winners and coordinate prizes; follow-up with detailed contest recap.
  4. Post sales related promotions on KITV’s social media platforms and website.
  5. Assist DSM and AEs in creating marketing materials for client presentations.
  6. Pull monthly web and digital statistics using Google Analytics; update station collateral and monitor competitive sites.
  7. Assist and coordinate with the traffic team to load programs onto Local Now FAST Channel and VOD

Requirements

  • 1-2 years general marketing experience, with project management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, In Design or any graphic design program. HTML5 experience a plus.
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Computer and software proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and Internet)
  • Detailed-oriented, quick learner, effective communicator
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

Digital Content Producer

The Digital Content Producer (DCP) creates/edits content on multiple platforms for an aggressive news station, creating content beyond that which is produced for on-air. The DCP generates content consistent with news values and goals of the news departmen

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Digital Content Producer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Digital Content Producer (DCP) creates/edits content on multiple platforms for an aggressive news station, creating content beyond that which is produced for on-air.

The DCP generates content consistent with the news values and goals of the news department and the station for the web and digital platforms.

Takes initiative when breaking news happens to confirm, gather elements, build out web stories, and push alerts with a competitive sense of urgency.

Expert understanding of Facebook, “X” (formerly Twitter), and other social media platforms as tools to improve engagement with viewers.

Responsible for setting up live streams for web and social media.

Research additional information related to posted news stories, to expand the coverage by providing complete and accurate information.

Reviews web posts and corrects errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following Associated Press editorial style and formatting guidelines.

Use Social Media and websites to build and reinforce brand recognition and drive viewers to television.

Pitches on-brand local and trending stories during morning and afternoon editorial meetings.

Requirements & Skills:

College Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, English, or Technology.

Proficiency in writing news stories for a daily newspaper, broadcast news, or digital news sites.

Experience with Associated Press writing style/standards, ENPS, Desktop editing, and Web Design.

Experience with digital applications, e.g. CSS, Flash, OBS-streaming, push alert platforms and Basic HTML preferred.

Maintain a positive work environment through active team participation and cooperation with co-workers in all departments.

Can take direction and respond positively to feedback

Applicants:

Please provide a resume with your work history, writing samples, and a list of specific software you have used that is related to digital content creation. Submit job applications to mnuttle@kitv.com with the subject line “Digital Content Producer.”

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Digital Content Producer

The Digital Content Producer (DCP) creates/edits content on multiple platforms for an aggressive news station, creating content beyond that which is produced for on-air. The DCP generates content consistent with the news values and goals of the news depar

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Digital Content Producer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Digital Content Producer (DCP) creates/edits content on multiple platforms for an aggressive news station, creating content beyond that which is produced for on-air.

The DCP generates content consistent with the news values and goals of the news department and the station for the web and digital platforms.

Takes initiative when breaking news happens to confirm, gather elements, build out web stories, and push alerts with a competitive sense of urgency.

Expert understanding of Facebook, “X” (formerly Twitter), and other social media platforms as tools to improve engagement with viewers.

Responsible for setting up live streams for web and social media.

Research additional information related to posted news stories, to expand the coverage by providing complete and accurate information.

Reviews web posts and corrects errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following Associated Press editorial style and formatting guidelines.

Use Social Media and websites to build and reinforce brand recognition and drive viewers to television.

Pitches on-brand local and trending stories during morning and afternoon editorial meetings.

Requirements & Skills:

College Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, English, or Technology.

Proficiency in writing news stories for a daily newspaper, broadcast news, or digital news sites.

Experience with Associated Press writing style/standards, ENPS, Desktop editing, and Web Design.

Experience with digital applications, e.g. CSS, Flash, OBS-streaming, push alert platforms and Basic HTML preferred.

Maintain a positive work environment through active team participation and cooperation with co-workers in all departments.

Can take direction and respond positively to feedback

Applicants:

Please provide a resume with your work history, writing samples, and a list of specific software you have used that is related to digital content creation. Submit job applications to mnuttle@kitv.com with the subject line “Digital Content Producer.”

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


News Producer - Mornings

KITV, Inc., the ABC affiliate in Honolulu, HI is looking for a full-time newscast producer. The news producer is responsible for creating a newscast from top to bottom and managing it throughout the day.

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Job Responsibilities:

The producer will research and write news stories for television, web and mobile. Create graphics and assist reporters with story development. Create a newscast that is compelling and meets the objective and strategy of the news department /station. Present story ideas in daily editorial meetings with emphasis on enterprise stories. Assist with other news projects as assigned. 

Qualifications Requirements:

Strong writing skills. Solid editorial judgment along with knowledge of local, national and world news. High journalistic ethical standards. Understands the need for urgency and accuracy. Can multi-task and work under pressure, especially in breaking news situations. Must have a passion for news and competitive winning spirit. Willing to take risks in the name of creativity in storytelling and presentation. Understands how to maximize visuals and video editing principles. Works well with others. Good communication skills.  Flexibility to work any shift as news is a 24-hour operation.

Education:

  • Degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news or related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum two years of broadcast news experience, preferably as a line producer.
  • Must be an excellent writer, use good grammar, adheres to AP Style.
  • Previous experience producing new series and special projects.
  • Knowledge of ENPS newsroom software is a plus.
  • Experience working with automation production.
  • Knowledge of digital platforms and use of social media.

To apply:

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to jobs@kitv.com or mail to the address listed below and provide link to video reel/sample of your work:

KITV

News Director

801 S. King Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

EOE M/F/D/V


Anchor/Reporter

KITV Island News is looking for a passionate, dedicated, and skilled Anchor who cares deeply about the community. KITV4 Island News anchors are solid and effective communicators who value the time and attention to finding and telling truths.áThis is a pos

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KITV Island News is looking for a passionate, dedicated, and skilled Anchor who cares deeply about the community. KITV4 Island News anchors are solid and effective communicators who value the time and attention to finding and telling truths.  In addition to being on the anchor desk, the ideal candidate must also be a strong reporter willing to dig deep for answers and understand the value and importance of communicating with viewers on all platforms.  This is a position for a journalist, not just a news reader.

Strong writers make strong anchors, and the ideal candidate will take pride in a nicely worded script, whether it's a package, VO, or tease. The anchor must work well with producers in creating a memorable newscast, including writing, reviewing, and editing scripts.

Responsibilities:

  • Anchoring newscasts; may include platforms beyond broadcast.
  • Nights, mornings, weekends, and odd hours are to be expected; breaking news and big event coverage demands all hands on deck.
  • Always reporting to gather essential facts.
  • Attend daily editorial meetings; always ready to pitch story ideas and guide daily coverage
  • Daily contributions to KITV.COM and KITV social media platforms.
  • Represent the station at community events and on other related projects.
  • Help create a vibrant work environment with a positive and encouraging attitude.

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • 2-4 years previous experience as a News Anchor at a television/broadcast station.
  • 4+ years previous experience as a News Reporter
  • College Degree – preferably in journalism, mass communications, or film/TV.
  • Knowledge of the Hawaii television market and local culture is a plus.
  • Excellent interviewing skills with guests live on set and in the field.
  • Excellent writer who understands and follows AP Style
  • Computer literacy is imperative
  • Experience and/or desire to work on longer form reporting – series, specials, etc.
  • Knows how to be a team player and team builder.

To apply:  Email cover letter and resume to jobs@kitv.com or mail to the address listed below.  Please, no phone calls.

KITV News Director

801 S. King Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

EOE M/F/D/V


Digital Account Executive

Our Digital Account Executive position will focus on digital product sales ranging from owned and operated advertising, Targeted Display and Video, OTT Streaming Video, YouTube Video, Social Ads, Streaming Audio, Targeted Email and more.

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Are you excited about all things digital and possess an excellent knowledge of digital media? KITV4 is looking for the right candidate to call on businesses to market our digital advertising solutions.

Our Digital Account Executive position will focus on digital product sales ranging from owned and operated advertising, Targeted Display and Video, OTT Streaming Video, YouTube Video, Social Ads, Streaming Audio, Targeted Email and more. The main focus and goal will be to work with businesses and present and close multiple digital opportunities. This Digital Account Executive will be responsible for prospecting new business and grow current accounts, account management and driving revenue through client calls and meetings. Working in a competitive and fast-paced environment allows this individual to succeed and meet their individual revenue goals and contribute to the overall sales team and station goals. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with a proven professional sales history. Comfort with cold-calling is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Prospecting, lead-generation and development of new accounts 
  • Secure meetings with high-level decision makers and influencers 
  • Take on a consultative role and serve as an industry expert to assess client needs and educate on the power of digital media and advertising to enhance business opportunities
  • Utilize sales skills to close presentations and pitches
  • Strong focus on continuously meeting and exceeding sales goals on a monthly basis
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create effective solutions and drive results for clients
  • High-level account management with accuracy and attention to detail (including contracting, coordination, follow-through, collections, etc.)
  • Work closely with the Digital Sales Manager and Local Sales Manager

Experience:

  • 2-3 years of digital media sales experience
  • Experience selling OTT and Audience/Programmatic Targeting
  • A proven track record of achieving and exceeding sales goals
  • Strong consultative sales skills and relationship building
  • Self-starter and able to work/learn in a fast paced environment
  • Team player

Media Consultant

KITV seeks an experienced sales professional for our Media Consultant position. The primary responsibility of the account executive will be to develop new business relationships and revenue for all station platforms. The preferred ideal candidate will hav

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Job Description:

KITV seeks an experienced sales professional for our Media Consultant position. The primary responsibility of the account executive will be to develop new business relationships and revenue for all station platforms. The preferred ideal candidate will have 2+ year of B2B experience with the ability to strategize and negotiate multi-platform sales projects. We are looking for an individual who is a self-starter, team player, has a great positive attitude, is organized, creative, and can thrive in a fast-paced multi-platform environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Prospect, cold call, set appointments, and present and close new businesses to generate new advertising revenue.
  • Increase existing business on all station platforms (KITV, Me-TV and Digital) to achieve individual and sales team budgets in all areas.
  • Maintain and grow relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Data entry in sales software for account management and organization.
  • Write marketing proposals and create power point presentations.
  • Communicate and plan effectively and be a great team player with KITV Sales Team, Creative Services, IT, and Newsroom.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 2+ years of business to business sales experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred

Additional Information: 

EOE M/F/D/V

KITV4 Island Television, is committed to being a trusted voice for Hawaii. Our mission is to share vital local and global news that viewers need to know. KITV4 is an Allen Media Broadcasting company and is an ABC affiliate.


Photographer/Editor (Lifestyle Content/Programming)

Photographer/Editor ľ Will work under the direction of the Executive Producer and will be responsible for gathering video and audio material in order to create compelling stories and segments for lifestyle content and programming.

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POSITION: Photographer/Editor (Lifestyle Content/Programming)
KITV, Inc / KIKU LLC are owned by the Allen Media Broadcasting company.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Photographer/Editor – Will work under the direction of the Executive Producer and will be
responsible for gathering video and audio material in order to create compelling stories and
segments for lifestyle content and programming.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
? Gather compelling pictures and sound that tell a story, while maintaining the “house style”, or
look and feel of the program.
? Edit program segments in a timely manner, while maintaining quality and clarity throughout.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
? Exceptional photography skill (video/still)
? Broadcast news or commercial production experience.
? Experienced in adverse environments or conditions. (water, high altitude, extreme temps, etc.)
? Advanced editing capabilities, expert in the use of picture and sound to create compelling
stories.
? Skilled in the use of Adobe Creative Suite and associated software.
? Proven record of dependability
? Ability to resolve various problems which require general knowledge of the company policies
and procedures, while maintaining confidentiality.
? Capable and willing to resolve unexpected problems and be flexible to manage unscheduled
changes.
? Possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
? Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication
effectively.
? Substantial, sustained physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
? Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
? Lift, move, and carry up to 75 pounds on occasion.

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
? Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures
? Work effectively in a team environment.
? Proven ability to handle stress.
? Ability to consistently work hours required. Works more when required to meet deadlines
including weekends, evenings, etc.
? Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor
? Maintain positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management and clients
? Maintain confidentiality by not discussing internal matters, company strategies, client’s
proprietary information, personnel matters, wage and salary information or any sensitive
information with clients, competitors, listeners, the media or inappropriately with co-workers, and
by not distributing our proprietary research or other information to our competitors.

KITV, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic
protected by law.