Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mike Barajas' old job posted by Fox 26 KRIV

I believe it was just posted this week because that's when I started getting inquiries about it. Here is former KRIV Fox 26 anchor Mike Barajas' job:

Anchor/Reporter -- Full Time -- Regular
Anchor 5P and 9P newscasts M-F and also develop/produce field and series pieces for various newscasts, web, and social media outlets. Will maintain daily blog, represent station in community activities, and mentor less experienced reporters, producers, and anchors. Will participate in editorial process and foster proper newsroom etiquette and philosophy. Requires degree in Journalism or related field and 5 years experience as broadcast television anchor. Must be computer literate and proficient with multi-media formats. Need to have excellent communication skills and demonstrate positive attitude, leadership skills and good news judgment.

Below the anchor job post is another one that caught my eye:

Photographer -- Full Time -- Regular
Shoot on Panasonic P2 and non-linear edit. Operate camera, lights, wireless mics, portable/permanent editing gear, Avstar newsroom software, cell phone, and 2-way. Safely operate microwave live truck while following company and industry safety standards. Must willingly accept direction from Assignment Desk. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field preferred. Three years paid broadcast news experience as a photographer/photojournalist required.

First of all, while I was working for KIAH 39 and we'd run into Fox 26 field crews, I don't think they were shooting on a Panasonic P2 camera. This must be new.

But forget about the technical stuff, my favorite line is "Must willingly accept direction from Assignment Desk." How many newsrooms have you seen the assignments desk editors and field crews butt heads? Oh right...all of them! COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here