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ELC Director (Regular, Full-Time)
WTTG Fox 5 News – Washington DC's #1 News Station with the most hours of local news - is looking for an experienced and creative Newscast ELC Director to lead the production team executing our top-rated news programs. Fox 5 produces over 12 hours of live local news content daily. The ideal candidate will have experience directing newscasts using a production automation system, such as Sony ELC. Proven ability to lead control room team creatively delivering fast-paced news shows required. Ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of innovative production concepts that engage viewers. Additional duties may include directing weekly political and sports shows, promotions, satellite interviews, or pre-produced segments. Ideal candidate should be comfortable directing in both automated and non-automated environments.
Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. College degree preferred. Minimum 5 years recent experience directing news related content in a major to medium size market. Must possess ability to lead, thrive under pressure, and succeed in the fast-paced environment of live local news. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends, and holidays are required. To Apply CLICK HERE
Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Editor (Full-Time)
Fox Television in Washington DC is looking for an Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Editor. Duties include: Edit ENG material for various newscasts under specific time constraints using state-of-the-art, non-linear editing equipment. Must have a working knowledge of Adobe Premiere editing platform. Familiarity with Bitcentral newsroom system and iNews a plus. Must be able to work in a graphics-intense, high-production value, fast-paced news environment. Applicant must understand what elements go into good storytelling and apply appropriate techniques into their daily work. Candidate is expected to be willing to cross-train into other areas of the news operation if needed. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required. HS diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred. 6 months news or related editing experience required. Must be a self-starter and able to work efficiently in fast-paced surroundings, both independently and as a team member. Candidates must submit samples of editing work link in the online portal. To apply, CLICK HERE
Freelance Meteorologist (Per Diem)
Fox 5 TV in Washington DC is seeking a freelance meteorologist to report live, write, edit and produce compelling daily weather-related news reports. May also require some shooting and non-linear editing. The meteorologist will research and generate story ideas to maximize news content and work closely with the assignment desk, producers, editors and photographers to create compelling news content to grow ratings. Qualified candidates should possess a degree in Journalism or related field and five or more years’ live news reporting experience required. Major market experience strongly preferred. Requires a highly creative individual with the ability to deliver compelling news stories to maintain viewer interest. Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are essential. Prior experience with newsroom systems required. To Apply CLICK HERE
News Producer (Regular, Full-Time)
Selects stories, assembles them in a rundown, creates graphics, writes and copy edits the stories and coordinates reporter presentation. Responsible for taking the show into the control room and timing it to include commercial breaks. Participate in the editorial process that leads to story assignments. Occasionally, produces content in the field and long-form stories. Other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications. Have exceptional news judgment, strong writing and copy editing abilities. Strong communication skills and the ability to develop and assemble content. Must be able to work in fast paced environment under specific time constraints; exceptionally creative. Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Supervise the work of others. Possess three (3) years of newsroom experience, preferably as a Line Producer. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required. To Apply CLICK HERE
News Reporter (Full-Time)
Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a reporter. Individual will research, write, produce and report stories -- both live and taped -- for on-air newscasts, streaming webcasts and special stories. Work with producers, editors, and photographers to create and produce news stories and investigations. Must have excellent live reporting, writing, and storytelling skills, as well as proven social media skills; contributions, consistent digital engagement and followers. 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.
Qualifications: BA/BS Degree and at least three years exp. in broadcast TV reporting in top 75 market required. 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 communicate clearly, and maintain a clear delivery during both live and taped reports. Local/national travel, weekends, holidays and varied hours required. Proficiency with newsroom computers and related software required. Must be able to drive. Candidates must submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements and embedded video link. To apply CLICK HERE
Planning Editor/Writer (Regular, Full-Time)
Fox TV, Washington DC, the #1 News Station with the most hours of local news is looking for a Planning Editor to plan segments, news coverage and produce content for all newscasts. Work closely with executive producers, producers, reporters and anchors to ensure that segments and stories are enterprised and accommodated in newscasts. Daily duties include researching story ideas, booking guests, conducting interviews, and producing stories, segments and producing up the screen for all newscasts. You will also meet daily with News Managers for next day preview and the planning of future segments. Understand the logistics of the assignment desk and the needs of a newscast through a producer’s eyes. Work with web site in developing stories, segments and projects to work in conjunction with newscasts. Responsible for gathering story info from various news sources and determining the newsworthiness. Make decisions on what stories to cover that will be timely, news worthy and break news on our broadcast and digital platforms. Have the ability to alter segments as news breaks and changes. Keep news staff apprised of breaking news and changes in assignments. . Assist field crews in story development/completion; this includes, but is not limited to, providing directions to a location, providing contact information for a story, providing background information on a story, making preliminary calls to set-up a story. Communicate story developments to producers, field crews and managers Communicate with affiliates to ensure continuity in coverage. Coordinate coverage of special events. Develop and maintain professional relationships with sources. This includes, but is not limited to Public Information Officers, corporate spokespersons and public relations personnel. Stay informed on current events, journalistic practices and changing industry trends.
Qualifications: 4-year college degree in broadcast journalism or other related field. Previous assignment desk and/or producing experience preferred. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple projects. Must demonstrate outstanding news judgment and good news writing skills. Must be able to deal effectively with people. Must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment. Working knowledge of newsroom computers and the internet. Must be able to work overtime, varied hours including weekend, holidays. Minimum 2 years broadcast experience (or equivalent work experience) in a top 50 market. Knowledge of all aspects of producing as well as proficiency with Adobe Premiere and the entire Adobe Creative Suite. Must work well independently as well as part of a cohesive team. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required. Local travel may be required. Be willing to obtain a local driver’s license and maintain a clean motor vehicle report (MVR). To Apply CLICK HERE
Promotion Editor (Regular, Full-Time)
Fox 5 TV in Washington DC is seeking a seasoned Promotion Editor to edit a wide variety of promotional projects generated and produced by the Creative Services Department. The ideal candidate must be proficient in Photoshop, After-Effects and all programs related to Adobe’s Creative Cloud plus a proficiency in Cinema 4D recommended, in studio/field photography skills, a strong creative background/aptitude, excellent writing/communication/storytelling skills, highly organized; multi-task, prioritize under tight deadlines req. Must have the ability to work closely with producers and clients in a creative and collaborative environment. Must also be able to take direction and create projects independently from conception to completion; in addition to standard editing, this may include conceptualizing, designing and creating some graphics, animation and formats for news, sales, sports, weather, programming, and promotion to support on-air, digital and web elements as assigned. This position is one where creative input pertaining to all of the above is expected, welcomed and encouraged. Also must have the ability to recommend library music tracks to enhance projects where needed. Although this is a Monday through Friday position, weekends, holidays and varied hours may be required. 4-year college degree in graphic arts or related field is preferred. 2 years professional broadcast graphics experience preferred. To Apply CLICK HERE
Promotion Producer (Regular, Full-time)
Fox 5 TV in Washington DC is seeking a seasoned creative services producer to conceptualize, write and produce dynamic promotional spots that promote our programming while reinforcing and expanding the stations brand and image. This is a fast-paced, large market environment. The qualified candidate must work effectively within specific time constraints and in conjunction with producers, department management, newsroom and station personnel. Duties include, but are not limited to: project development & execution, writing, producing and editing of on-air topicals, show promotions, sales promos, station image campaigns, and digital content. The ideal candidate will have a 4-year college degree in Broadcasting, Communications or Marketing and a minimum three (3) years broadcast experience in a top 50 market. Must have strong writing & communication skills, creative ability to develop compelling campaigns that cut through the clutter and effectively translate across all mediums including all broadcast (TV/Radio), digital, and print. Must have knowledge of all aspects of producing to include proficiency with Adobe Premiere and the entire Adobe Creative Suite. Candidate must also have impeccable attention to detail and solid organizational skills. Qualified applicants must apply via the online portal and provide a link with samples of recent work. WTTG/WDCA Fox 5 is a great company with competitive compensation and great benefits in our Nation’s capital; a city alive with year-round events, sights, and fun. To Apply CLICK HERE
Sales Coordinator (Regular, Full-Time)
Provide admin support to the Sales management staff and Account Executives. Duties including writing and checking orders, proposals, maintaining organizational systems, general office requirements, assisting with special projects. Investigate order discrepancies and credit memos. Varied hours and overtime as needed. Strong written/oral communication skills required. Strong PC skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Requires excellent attention to detail, and accuracy. Must be able to interact professionally with a variety of people and work efficiently and courteously with station personnel and within specific time constraints. 1-year experience in administrative position required. HS diploma or equivalent req. All offers of employment are contingent on successfully passing the pre-employment drug screen. College degree preferred. To Apply CLICK HERE
Studio Technician/Master Control Operator (Regular, Full-Time)
WTTG Fox 5 News – Washington DC's #1 News Station with the most hours of local news - is looking for an experienced and dedicated Studio Technician/Master Control Operator to provide production support for our top-rated newscasts and network programming. The ideal candidate should be comfortable working as part of a team in a fast-paced, live production environment. The Studio Technician/Master Control Operator operates any or all of the following: production switchers, robotic cameras, character generators, playout servers, audio consoles, master control switchers, non-linear editing software, and other production support equipment. The Studio Technician/Master Control Operator performs various functions which may include: technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, floor director, and/or master control operator. Proven ability to operate in live broadcast environments, specifically news production, is required. Experience with automated control room and master control environments is a plus. Ideal candidate will be able to take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints.
Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. College degree preferred. Minimum 3 years recent experience as a broadcast technician in a major to medium size market preferred. The ideal candidate will have all of the skills and experience listed above; however, we will consider applicants who have strong abilities in some or most of these areas. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required. To Apply CLICK HERE
Studio Technician (Freelance)
Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for a Freelance Studio Technician. 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 program length.
Qualifications: Work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints. HS diploma or equivalent required, college pref. One 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. To Apply Click Here
Technician/Technical Director (Regular, Full-Time)
WTTG Fox 5 News – Washington DC's #1 News Station with the most hours of local news - is looking for a talented and creative Technician/Technical Director to operate broadcast equipment in support of our top-rated newscasts. The ideal candidate should be comfortable operating various broadcast components in a fast-paced, live production control room. The Technician/Technical Director will operate any or all of the following: broadcast production switchers, robotic cameras, character generators, playout servers, audio consoles, and other production equipment. The Technician/Technical Director may perform various functions including, but not limited to: technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, floor director and master control. Solid understanding of live production environments, specifically news production, is required. Experience with automated control room environments is a plus. Ideal candidate will be able to take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints.
Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. College degree preferred. Minimum 3-years recent experience as a broadcast technician in a major to medium size market is required. The ideal candidate will have all of the skills and experience listed above; however, we will consider applicants who have strong abilities in some or most of these areas. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required. To Apply CLICK HERE
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