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Careers at BEK

We’re a fun group of people working in a great environment, and we’re serious about exceptional technical and customer service. We strive to surprise people with the kind of caring and respect they don’t rely on from companies anymore, but come to once they’ve worked with us. We treat each other the same way, always treating coworkers with dignity and working as a team.

If this sounds like you, and if you’re interested in working in a supportive, professional and enjoyable environment, please apply for one of the positions below.
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Job Description:

BEK News is looking for a multimedia journalist to produce multiple daily news updates across the lineup of BEK TV Networks including digital streaming and social media platforms.  In addition, coverage and production of live news events as needed. Must have strong editing and social media skills.  The successful candidate for this position will be creative and forward thinking in regard to news gathering and distribution in a digital world.


Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas.  Gather and verify accurate information about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.
  • Work in conjunction with news gathering partners both linear and online
  • Gather accurate and interesting information for newscast / update presentations
  • Produce accurate, complete and compelling news copy on deadline
  • Build network of sources who supply information that allows BEK News to stay ahead of competition
  • Develop ideas for news, feature and enterprise pieces as well as investigate stories
  • Present clear, creative and accurate live shots
  • Organize material, shoot and edit video and write stories based on details and information obtained
  • Use various digital and social platforms to distribute updates and share stories with public and news partners


Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Solid vocal delivery, camera presence and clear enunciation
  • Strong Reporting Skills
  • Understand the importance of social media
  • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and organizational skills
  • Promote teamwork and maintain attitude of cooperation with all station personnel
  • Possess exceptional research skills


Training/Equipment:

Operate newsroom computer systems, editing systems, various news gathering cameras


Education:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, prefer real life news gathering and development experience but strong collegiate and internship experience will be considered.

 

Contact Information:

BEK TV/KNDB-DT/KNDM-DT/KNGF-TV

Jordan Hassler

Chief Operations Officer

923 East Interstate Ave

Bismarck, ND 58503

jhassler@beksports.com

Office: 701-475-1229

Toll Free: 888-475-2361

Fax: 701-475-2100

BEK Communications is recruiting to fill a Network Service Technician in our Strasburg/Linton area. Employee must reside within 30 minutes of either Linton or Strasburg Central Office. The Network Service Technician provides telecommunications, data, and Streaming TV services to residential and business customers by constructing, maintaining, operating and servicing, telephone lines, instruments and related equipment.  Conducts tests and inspections of products, service, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

  • Computer skills are required along with experience in personal computer hardware and software maintenance and emphasis on internet applications.  Ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventative maintenance and networking of telecommunications services in both business and residential environments.
  • Minimum education/experience required for the position is:  knowledge and skills usually acquired through two years technical training or two years experience. Experience and knowledge in residential/business IP networks and entertainment technologies are desired.  A+ certification is a plus.
  • Qualified applicants must be able to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues in a prompt, helpful and friendly manner. They must possess outstanding problem solving, communications and technical skills, along with a strong work ethic.  Excellent customer service and communication skills, attention to detail and willingness to be trained on other systems within the company, as well as within the industry, are vital qualities.  Ability to work on call and evenings and weekends as needed. Proficiency with computers and basic networking experience is required.  Technician must be a self starter and motivated to learn quickly.  Ability to operate hand tools and perform professional cabling installations is key.
  • Responsibilities are varied, including installation, repair and maintenance of FTTH facilities; programming, and trouble shooting of our streaming video system, high speed data networks, and data products. Install, maintain, repair of customer equipment and IP services. The employee will also promote the sale of products and features and educate customers on the use of equipment.


Applicant may be asked to fill extended stay duties away from reporting post when required.

BEK News is a division of BEK TV (KNDB/KNDM), a North Dakota-owned company broadcasting commentary and live news, as well as the most live, local sports in North Dakota across a statewide broadcast footprint and a nationwide Internet (OTT) offering. It’s exciting, emotional and intimate North Dakota content that attracts attention and engages viewers of all ages and interests.

BEK TV launched BEK News, an exciting television mix of both national and local news as it occurs and commentary on how it affects our viewers. BEK News features national, regional and local personalities who share their commentary on topics impacting individuals daily. This position will work in tandem with a team of professional individuals to create high quality news/commentary programming. BEK News is truly the leader in local.

Preferred, Skills and/or Experience:

  • Collaborate with News Operations Manager to select and prioritize content
  • Communicate with show personalities to create an award-winning product
  • Gather information, stories and pieces from team members throughout the day
  • Perform research on local, national and international affairs to stay updated with current events
  • Utilize the Adobe Creative Suite to edit footage and create on-air elements
  • Video and audio editing is a significant portion of this position
  • Select footage and sound bites to include in broadcast to ensure consistency
  • Add stories and elements that will make the broadcast more attractive
  • Communicate with the studio crew and anchors while on-air
  • Ensure broadcast is within time limits
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Assist in posting daily video content to the station’s website, bek.news
  • Produce breaking news reports
  • Exercise your creative side by assisting with commercial production
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience with broadcast equipment, live broadcasts and production environments, including cameras, control boards, audio equipment and editing systems
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 suite
  • Experience with remote meeting software
  • Perform other duties as needed and directed by your manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Education/Experience:

  • 1-3 years of experience in broadcasting or equivalent experience in television production 
  • Interest in and knowledge of live news/event production and advanced knowledge of both Mac and PC based editing systems (Final Cut Pro, News Edit, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.) and general knowledge of other applications within the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Work closely with other station staff to prepare and produce all live and pre-recorded shows. Shows include but are not limited to daily news/commentary programming, breaking news cut-ins using TriCaster 8000/TC2 Elite.
  • Manage assigned tasks in a dynamic newsroom environment while demonstrating the ability to multi-task as well as the ability to handle change in a timely manner.
  • Post-entry level experience in the role of producer of news/commentary style programming.
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities, strategically aligning efforts and activities to meet company goals.


Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Contact Information:

BEK TV/KNDB-TV

Jordan Hassler

Chief Operations Officer

923 East Interstate Ave

Bismarck, ND 58503

jhassler@beksports.com

Office: 701-475-1229

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Customer Support Representative (CSR) reporting out of  BEK’s Valley City office location.

The Customer Support Representative responds to trouble calls and ensures identification and resolutions of customer issues. Highly motivated and customer-oriented, this position serves our customer base by providing training and technical support to both customers and BEK employees, along with the accurate handling and tracking of BEK’s service order process. The Customer Support team will interact with customers, vendors, provisioning, engineering, and sales team members daily. This position will work diligently to ensure the customer experience is positive and the services are functioning correctly.

Operational Duties:

  • Responsible for accurate handling and maintenance of service orders, installations, and trouble tickets.
  • Administer customer accounts and services.
  • Work full-time 5 days a week including on-call rotation including holidays and weekends.
  • Understand installation, configuration, and troubleshooting processes for software, hardware, networking, and accessory equipment.
  • Using exceptional customer relationship-building skills, work with customers to promptly correct service-related problems
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot networks, phones, routers, and software applications.
  • Provide internal and external product training for new and existing users.
  • Handle calls from customers relating to their services and billing and promote internal products and services to fit customer's needs.
  • Other duties as required or assigned by company management.
  • Actively participate in a team environment that fosters forward-thinking, innovation, and creativity to meet the company's needs today and in the future.
  • Be highly organized, detail-oriented, and resolute regarding accuracy.
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy with colleagues at every level, and customers with varying degrees of technical understanding, to educate, assist and resolve all manner of technical, product, and service issues.


What You Need for This Position:

  • Associate degree or equivalent in a computer-related or technical certification, OR three (3) years of relevant customer call center work experience; OR a combination of education and experience that encompasses all aspects of this position.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Our ideal candidate is personable, positive, professional, upbeat, and energetic. 
  • Communication skills are essential:  must demonstrate excellent listening, empathy, tact, diplomacy, and successful two-way conversation. 
  • We work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment; a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple, competing for tasks and demands with strict attention to detail is a must.  
  • Resourceful, roll up the sleeves attitude. The successful candidate must take the initiative to resolve problems, seek answers independently, and enthusiastically persist until goals are achieved.
  • Actively participate in a team environment that fosters forward-thinking, innovation, and creativity to meet the Company's needs today and in the future.
  • Be highly organized, detail-oriented, and resolute regarding accuracy.
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy with colleagues at every level, and customers with varying degrees of technical understanding, to educate, assist and resolve all manner of technical, product, and service issues.

How to Apply

BEK offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package.

Application for Employment.


Please send application and resume to:

BEK Communications

Attn: Human Resource Manager

PO Box 230, Steele, ND 58482


or email to:

careers@bektel.coop

Benefits

BEK offers the traditional medical, dental, life, PTO, 401K and Flexible Spending benefits. But we think you'll like our perks even more. Here are just a few:
  • Live in our service area? No cost telephone, internet, TV offerings and Cloud product offerings
  • 8 company-paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Tickets to area high school, college and professional sporting events and more!

EEOC

BEK Communications is a drug free workplace, conducting pre-employment and random drug testing.