Jobs at FOX 5 (WTTG/WDCA)

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Anchor/Reporter (Full-time, Regular)
Research, write, produce content for digital platforms, and report stories, both live and taped, for newscasts & special stories.  Work with producers, editors, & photographers to create and produce news stories & investigations.  Local/national travel, holidays and varied hours required. Qualifications: College degree required. 5 years’ experience in broadcast TV reporting required.  Must have excellent live reporting, writing, and storytelling skills. Work accurately/efficiently w/in time constraints. Proficiency with newsroom computers and related software, required. Strong social media skills required. Valid driver’s license & Motor Vehicle Record required. Must be able to drive. Candidates must submit resume and tape. Ref posting source and position #6590


Sr. Digital Producer (Full-time)
WTTG/WDCA – is looking for a Sr. Digital Producer.  Duties performed include supervising daily news coverage across all digital platforms. Responsible for overseeing all daily editorial decisions and presentation of content on web, mobile, and social platforms. Assists web producer team with creating and publishing text, photos, videos streaming of newscasts and live news events whenever necessary. Carries out 24/7 breaking news plan, delivering news in real-time across all platforms. Facilitates the editorial gathering of compelling digital material using information from various sources and contacts. Participates in news editorial meetings, working with news managers to integrate broadcast and online newsgathering to facilitate the delivery of content using all distribution platforms. Monitors website metrics in real time throughout the day, and uses that information to manage design of web/mobile web, and make decisions about what content is best to share on social platforms. Communicates trends as they develop to other web team, Director of Multi-Platform Content and other news managers so that they can make the best coverage decisions possible based on the interests of our audience. Responsible for news department's adherence to social media posting schedules, planning for both weekdays and weekends with the best available content. Develops and maintains special coverage and platform-specific content, both in advance of planned events and breaking news/continuing coverage, as well as special advertising content. Share daily story content with other Senior Digital Producers within the station group, looking for opportunities to share the most unique content on all digital platforms. Works with the Director of Multi-Platform Content to develop best practices for publishing workflows, looking for the most efficient yet effective ways to get things done. Perform administrative web duties that keep the website and mobile platforms current and running smoothly. Ensures websites are coded to standards consistent with web style.

Qualifications: BA/BS Degree in Journalism. Advanced knowledge of internet publishing and graphic design software and content management systems. Ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities simultaneously in a strict deadline-oriented environment. Ability to work under pressure as a cohesive member of a team. Work effectively and courteously with all other departments. Must be creative, concise, attentive to detail, be able to handle deadline pressure, take direction from producers and adapt quickly to emerging web technologies and social media. Perform other duties as assigned by the News Director and/or Assistant News Director. Works varied hours including holidays and weekends and fills for web producers during their absence. Must know and perform (as needed) all of the Web Producers' duties. Reference posting source & position #7157.


Photographer (Per Diem)
Cover general news assignments in a fast-paced news environment using electronic camera & editing equipment; applying techniques appropriate to each story.  Understanding of different camera/media formats required.

Three years recent on-the-street TV news photography experience required.  Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced news environment. Live ENG remote skills and experience required, including ENG truck operation and field editing: Sat truck experience a plus. Excellent photography, lighting, audio, non-linear editing, and computer skills required.  Weekends, holidays, travel & varied hours required. HS diploma required, college degree pref. Lift/carry 50 lbs equipment. Must be able to drive, have proof of ins, obtain a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean MVR.  Resume and DVD or on-line link of recent work required of applicants. Ref posting source and position #6526      


Reporter (Per Diem)
Research, write, produce and report stories -- both live and taped -- for on-air newscasts, streaming webcasts & special stories.  Work w/ producers, editors, & photographers to create and produce news stories & investigations.  Must have excellent live reporting, writing, and storytelling skills, as well as proven social media contributions and consistent digital engagement.  Ability to work under stressful conditions and deadlines is a must. Maintaining a strong roster of contacts and sources is required.

Work accurately/efficiently within time constraints. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must possess specific expertise in research and computer-assisted reporting. Must be a strong writer and communicator. A professional appearance is essential. Must annunciate clearly, and maintain a clear delivery during both live and taped reports. Bi-lingual Spanish/English a plus. 4–year college degree required. Local/national travel, weekends, holidays and varied hours required. Two years exp. broadcast TV reporting in top 75 market required. Proficiency with newsroom computers and related software required. Bilingual/Spanish speaking preferred. AZ driver’s license & MVR required. Must be able to drive. Candidates must submit resume and tape. Ref posting source and position #4000

Financial Analyst
Duties performed include journal entry preparation, financial close, account reconciliation/analysis, financial reporting, forecasting, fixed assets, & budget preparation. Candidate must be highly proficient in Excel. Must be able to multi-task with high attention to detail, must meet deadlines, and have strong communication & analytical skills.  Prior industry experience is a plus. The ideal candidate should bring a positive attitude along with a desire to learn new skills and advance their career. Confidentiality a MUST.

Qualifications: BA/BS Degree in Accounting/Finance, Business or related field, and at least 2-3 years of analyst experience in. Familiarity with JDEdwards, PeopleSoft, A3, Wide Orbit and broadcast industry experience are a plus.Candidates must submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements. Reference posting source and position #7122.


Maintenance Technician (Part-time, Per Diem)
Duties include: troubleshooting digital and IP broadcast electronic equipment to the component level in cameras, routers, switchers, microwave, transmitters, and associated terminal equipment.  Maintenance and repair of technical equipment, installation of new equipment, and support of plant operations.  Maintain studio and field cameras, media servers, digital audio consoles, Production and Master Control automation, and Chyron graphic systems. The successful candidate must be a problem solver who will be responsible for both corrective and scheduled preventive maintenance on television equipment, including P2 equipment, switchers, ENG equipment, servers, transmitters, as well as computers, network, and telecom equipment. Component level electronic troubleshooting skills as well as exceptional IT skills are required. Must have an understanding of computers and microprocessors as they apply to broadcasting equipment. Current, relevant experience with digital video compression/encoding techniques, ATSC /MPEG transmission, and Bitcentral Newsroom is a definite plus. UHF IOT transmitter experience is also preferred. 

Must have a General Class FCC license and/or SBE certification. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited electronics school or college with 6 years’ experience in broadcast maintenance. Must be able to lift and carry forty-five (45) pounds and with equipment, traverse walking distances, up and down stairs, and rough terrain, to complete essential job functions.  Must have a clean MVR and be willing to obtain a valid driver’s license. Local travel, OT, weekends and holiday may be required. Reference posting source and position #60489


Studio/MC Technician (freelance)
Fill a variety of production roles for our newscasts and prep material for air on our two stations.  Roles may include, technical director, audio board operator, character generator operator, robotic camera operator and floor director.  Also master control commercial and program prep.  May also operate master control during live sports and at other times.  Operate Sony ELC automation and Sony MV8000 video switcher.  Operate Sony MV8000 video switcher in manual mode (w/o ELC control).  Operate SSL audio C100 and C10 audio console and all associated audio equipment.  Operate Chyron Camio/ISQ system, controlling Chyron Mosaic and PowerClips servers.  Operate Vinten robotic cameras.  Floor direct and provide cues to talent in the studio.  Use iNews computer and Sony ELC playlist viewer.  Use Miranda iTX master control system to prepare programming and commercial content for air.  Edit the iTX playlist as needed to add, delete and adjust programming and commercial segments for air.  Operate iTX during live programming, including sports, to trigger commercial breaks on cue and adjust for programming which is over or under the programmed length.

Qualifications: Work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints.  HS diploma or equivalent required, college pref.  1 year recent commercial TV experience required.  The ideal candidate will have all of the skills and experience listed above but we will consider applicants who have strong abilities in some or most of these skills.  WTTG/WDCA is a 24x7 operation.  Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required.  Reference position number #6241.


WTTG & WDCA offers an academic credit internship program for college juniors and seniors, receiving college credit for internships from an accredited four-year educational institution; with a major in Communications, Journalism or a related field.  Click here for more details.


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