Jobs at FOX 5

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The following represents brief descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of each position.

Current Openings

NEWS

PRODUCER (R50011239)
The Producer gathers news and information for newscasts and plays an active role in deciding newscast content, how stories are produced, and where they will be placed within the newscasts.  Line produces assigned newscast and unscheduled news coverage as needed, prepares newscast rundowns, utilizes a variety of storytelling techniques, devices and studio stage locations to showcase news content in the most compelling and appropriate manner possible, builds graphic elements for use in the newscasts and assigns and supervises associate producers.  Collaborates with the digital team to identify digital and social media content to present in the television newscasts, using production styles to maximize viewer interest in the newscast and engagement on the station’s digital platforms, and publishes stories to the station’s website using content management system.  

Requirements: Applicant must be proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline. Also, must communicate clearly, effectively and politely with the public in person and over the telephone.  Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.  Two years of experience producing television newscasts for broadcast on a commercial television station desired.
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PHOTOGRAPHER (R50011238)
The Photojournalist shoots video audio and stills in the field, newsroom, and studio; gathers information and interviews in the field; shoots live remote as assigned.  Candidate will operate audio, video, and microwave equipment for live remote broadcasts.  This position is also responsible for editing news stories on deadline in the field and in the newsroom.  Position must contribute to station social media channels with information, stills and video.   

Requirements: Candidate must have skills in video photography and editing on deadlines, exemplary driving record, communicate clearly and deal effectively/politely with the public, public officials and staff.  Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.  A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is preferred.  Three years of experience as a photojournalist or equivalent in the news department of a commercial television station required.  The ability to write and produce packaged reports for air and web is a plus.
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MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST (R50010834)
The Multi-Media Journalist shoots, gathers information, edits, prepares, writes, and disseminates general news information and video on the air, online and on social media.  Expected to use contacts and sources to cultivate story ideas daily, and be an active participant in the news editorial planning process.  Interviews subjects in the field and gathers news information for the purpose of producing news reports and generating other content for newscasts and digital platforms. Candidate must be proficient in live storytelling for extended breaking news or weather coverage. Must be proficient in integrating graphics, video and audio into cohesive packages for use in newscasts or webcasts and must be capable of presenting stories live in studio and on remote locations assuming all responsibility for the final content and presentation.  Position is expected to actively contribute to social media accounts on platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on behalf of the station.  Produces news reports and live content for broadcast and publishes editorial content, including text and images in the station’s website Content Management System.  Must be able to travel on overnight assignments and be capable of using file-based video systems designed to deliver material to the station via computer while on assignment.  Expected to make occasional promotional appearances on behalf of the station and must communicate clearly and deal effectively and politely with the public in person, over the phone and via the Internet. 

Requirements: Must possess exceptional writing skills, be proficient in English grammar, spelling and punctuation and must be able to use conversational broadcast copy style efficiently under daily deadline pressure.  Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Excellent on-camera delivery and communication skills required. Candidate must be able to make independent editorial decisions in the field, and able to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure.  Must be experienced with Sony camcorders (or similar) and Adobe Premiere Pro (or similar) non-linear editing system.  A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred.  Two years of experience as an MMJ at a commercial television station preferred.  
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OPERATIONS

DIRECTOR/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (R50011121)
The Director/TD works with Producers to assemble show rundowns in iNews, block cameras, talent placement and set lighting. Position will operate Sony ELC automation system, Sony MVS 8000G video switcher and associated peripherals.  Candidate must be able to use Bitcentral Prexcis playout, ISQ playout of Chyron Mosaic and Powerclips, Vinten Robotic camera control and Wheatstone audio console.  Candidate must maintain manual Director and Technical Director skills in the event of a catastrophic failure.  Floor direct and run audio as needed.  Work professionally as a part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints.  Position is also required to work in Master Control switching basic live programming and segmenting program content.  

Requirements:  Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot, self-starter, detail oriented, and good organizational skills.  Must have the ability to prioritize, work under daily deadline pressure, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Interviewee must be proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.  A bachelor’s degree from a university or college preferred.  Five years of experience in a top 20 market television station is a plus.  
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BROADCAST TECHNICIAN (R50011328)
The Broadcast Technician is responsible for performing essential duties in the control room and studio during live broadcasts as well as recorded production sessions.  Broadcast Technicians are required to operate a Wheatstone audio board, code shows in Sony ELC automation, shade cameras, control robotic cameras, floor direct, and operate a Steadicam rig. In addition, a Broadcast Technician will occasionally direct shows using Sony ELC automation.  Responsibilities also include studio lighting & maintenance and supporting the operations in Master Control. 

Requirements: Applicant must be a self-starter, detail oriented, has good organizational skills, perform well under pressure and good oral and written communications.  A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; a college degree in a related field is a plus.  Two years of experience in a television station with at least one year working as part of the crew for a live newscast.  Directing experience, a plus.  Steadicam experience a plus.
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PRODUCTION TRAINEE – TEMPORARY POSITION 6 MONTHS (R50011517)
The Production Trainee will operate studio and hand-held cameras. Help with lighting equipment, teleprompter and chyron. Assist with set and prop construction and perform other duties as necessary. 

Requirements:  Candidates should have a recent college degree (one year or less), preferably in Journalism or Broadcasting. They must be able to take direction, work well with others, and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  
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