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WTTG/WDCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.  Please tell us if you require reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  Please call the Human Resources Director at 202-895-3232, or visit our readily accessible station located at 7272 Wisconsin Ave NW, Bethesda, MD 20814, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you. 

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News Editor (Per Diem Part-Time)

News Writer/Producer (Regular Full-Time)

Broadcast Engineer (Regular Full-Time)

Newscast Director (Regular Full-Time)

Studio Technician / Technical Director (Regular Full-Time)

Broadcast Stagehand (Regular Full-Time)

News Producer (Regular Full-Time)

News Anchor/Reporter (Regular Full-Time) 

Photojournalist (Regular Full-Time) 

Studio Technician/Technical Director (Regular Full-Time)

Digital Content Manager (Regular Full-Time)  

Broadcast Engineer (Regular Full-Time) 

Broadcast Stagehand (Per Diem Part-Time)

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News Writer/Producer (Regular Full-Time)

Stellar news judgment. Captivating storyteller. Polished newscasts. If this connects with you, then your dream job awaits! FOX 5 / FOX 5 Plus, the top news station in the Washington, DC metro area, is looking for a dynamic news writer and producer with a creative vision to take our segments to the next level. You should be a social media enthusiast and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

JOB HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fully contributing member of the newsroom who will evaluate, edit and organize stories, coordinating with reporters/anchors.
  • Produce engaging relevant newscasts that meet the highest journalistic standards.
  • Send breaking news push alerts, write digital stories, live stream.
  • Edit photos, graphics and videos.
  • Daily collaboration with directors, anchors/reporters, editors, managers, and other staff members.
  • Think critically under pressure and work professionally on individual assignments and as part of a cohesive team.
  • Participate in editorial, department and station meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE 

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field.
  • Minimum three years of newsroom experience, preferably as a newscast producer.
  • Minimum two years of experience in a mid to major television market.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, copy editing, and broadcast production skills.
  • Solid news judgment.
  • Excellent storyteller.
  • Experience in publishing content on digital and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Creative, detail-oriented, and ability to find new ways to present information.
  • Ability to take direction and work under deadline pressure.

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Candidates must submit examples of recent work.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks 

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Broadcast Engineer (Regular Full-Time)

FOX 5 WTTG / FOX 5 Plus WDCA, the #1 local television news operation in the Washington, DC metro area, is seeking a Broadcast Engineer (Full-time) to support the operation of our ST 2110 IP facility. Network Engineers with basic broadcast knowledge and experience may be considered for this role.

JOB HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Design and install complex broadcast systems
  • Support an ST 2110 media network running on Arista network switches
  • Work with Lawo VSM, SMART and other tools
  • Maintain cameras, production switchers, non-linear editing systems, cloud-based systems, intercom, production audio consoles etc.
  • Repair electronic news gathering equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:

  • Hands-on experience working in a broadcast or television facility
  • Experience with production video and broadcast operations
  • Experience with IP routing & workflows (ST-2110/2022-7, etc.)
  • General understanding of the SMPTE 2110 suite of standards
  • Ability to troubleshoot computer and network-based systems
  • Ability to read technical drawings and follow signal flows
  • Strong analytical, reasoning, and technical troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to take direction and work under deadline pressure
  • Must be organized, creative, and detail-oriented
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Willingness to assist users with technical issues or concerns

PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferred focus in electrical engineering or computer science or related field
  • Arista or Cisco certification, Arista CloudVision
  • Experience maintaining a television transmitter
  • Specific expertise with Chyron graphics, Sony production switchers, Lawo control systems, VxRail or other VM servers and storage systems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft tools, including MS Visio
  • Autocad experience
  • Experience with SNMP servers

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and carry forty-five (45) pounds, up and down stairs, and rough terrain, to complete essential job functions. Must have a clean motor vehicle record (MVR) and be willing to obtain a valid driver’s license. Local travel, OT, weekends and holidays will be required.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks 

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 Newscast Director (Regular Full-Time)

FOX 5 / FOX 5 Plus – the #1 news station in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia with the most hours of local news – is in search of an experienced Newscast Director to join our award winning team and support our expanding broadcast schedule! The ideal candidate will have experience directing newscasts using a production automation system, such as Sony ELC. 

Responsibilities: Lead a control room team while creatively delivering fast-paced news shows. 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. Will direct in both automated and non-automated environments. Take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team and individually within specific time constraints. Friendly, respectful and collaborative. Positive attitude, good judgment and excellent communication skills. Interact effectively and professionally with on-air staff, off-air staff, production and technical crews, and management. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. Vocational/technical school or an Associate’s Degree preferred. Minimum 5 years recent experience directing news related content in a major to medium size market. Experience with automation systems required. Must be able to lead a control room team, thrive under pressure, and succeed in the fast-paced environment of live local news. Must be able to sit and stand for extended lengths of time. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Must be able to reach overhead, bend, squat and kneel. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends, and holidays are required.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks 

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News Producer (Regular Full-Time)

FOX 5 DC/FOX 5 Plus is looking for a confident and enthusiastic Producer to join our award winning news team and support our expanding broadcast schedule! Our newsroom provides comprehensive coverage of local and national news stories across multiple platforms such as broadcast, digital, and web. 

Creative. Innovative. News Savvy. If you possess these qualities and shine as a leader in the newsroom then this could be you! As a newscast producer, you must be passionate about local news and delivering exceptional television broadcasting to the market. The ideal candidates will have an ingenious approach to showcasing content and pitching story ideas that make an impact online, offline, and in person. 

JOB HIGHLIGHTS

  • Responsible for daily production activities for assigned newscasts and projects from facilitating the news gathering process to editorial decisions to post-production.
  • Develop authentic segments, write compelling stories, build rundowns, edit scripts.
  • Work closely with executive producers, other producers, writers, anchors, reporters, and control room to ensure technically seamless newscasts.
  • Work closely with assignment desk and field crews to coordinate live shots, assignments, and provide graphics, video and logistical support.
  • Log and edit video for inclusion on scripts.
  • Coordinate with web/social team to ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories online and on-air.
  • Actively participates in daily editorial, department and production meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to Executive Producer.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE 

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field.
  • Minimum three years of experience in a medium to large television market.
  • Strong news judgment, solid writing skills, captivating storytelling skills, and knowledge of current events.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Keen critical thinking skills and excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to anticipate problems, articulate solutions, and provide clear directions.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently, working under tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Consistently display a professional demeanor with the ability to stay cool under pressure and handle strong personalities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team.

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must submit reel of recent work. 

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks 

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News Anchor/Reporter (Regular Full-Time)

FOX 5 / FOX 5 Plus – the #1 news station in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia with the most hours of local news – has a remarkable opportunity for a motivated and dynamic news anchor/reporter to join our award winning team and support our expanding broadcast schedule! This position requires a highly creative individual with the ability to research, write and deliver compelling news stories to maintain viewer interest. 

Responsibilities: An outstanding storyteller and live on-air performer with strong interviewing skills, solid journalistic judgment and the ability to ad-lib effectively. Must work cohesively with producers, editors and photographers to create captivating news stories and features, taped and live, to connect with the viewers and grow ratings. Must be able to work accurately and efficiently within time constraints. Work with social media to attract, inform and engage the audience. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate their success at developing and maintaining powerful story source networks. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field required. 3+ years of news experience in a medium to large market. Investigative journalism required. Recent experience and proficiency with newsroom computers, live news technology and related software required. Must have, or be willing to obtain, a valid driver’s license and be able to drive. Local/national travel, weekends, holidays and varied hours required. Candidates must submit resume and video/link of recent work.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks 

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Photojournalist (Regular Full-Time) 

Without the pictures, it’s just radio. That’s how important photojournalism is to us. 

FOX 5 / FOX 5 Plus, Washington DC’s top news station, has an opening for an innovative and cutting edge photojournalist to join our award winning team and support the Stations’ expanding broadcast schedule. Candidates should provide examples of their work that display how they tell stories and captivate an audience through the lens of the camera. You will come to us with at least three years of recent on-the-street news experience. You are sharp. You are a doer. You hustle to be the first on the scene. You are a self-starter who shows up every day with a positive attitude and knows there is no "I" in team. If this sounds like you, this is the job for you!

JOB HIGHLIGHTS

  • Utilize digital camera and editing equipment to tell captivating stories.
  • Use of different camera and media formats to apply techniques appropriately to each story.
  • Highly skilled in Edius editing, After Effects, Bitcentral, Panasonic, Sony cameras, and iNews.
  • Utilize drones to provide cinematic perspectives and enhanced visual experiences.
  • Drone camera operator training for Part 107 pilots.
  • Assignments include breaking news, investigative features, sports events and political news.
  • Daily collaboration with reporters, editors, managers, and other staff members.
  • Participate in editorial, department and station meetings.
  • Think critically under pressure and work professionally on individual assignments and as part of a cohesive team.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Operate Live U packs.
  • Shoot, capture and edit visual content for multiple platforms.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

  • HS Diploma (or equivalent). Vocational/technical school or Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of recent experience as a news photojournalist. Mid to major market preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and good judgment.
  • Live ENG remote skillset and experience with ENG truck operation, field editing, and satellite trucks.
  • Excellent photography, lighting, audio, non-linear editing, and computer skills.
  • Superior news judgment.
  • Creative and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to take direction and work under deadline pressure.
  • A valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Candidates must submit resume and video/link of recent work.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks 

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Studio Technician/Technical Director (Regular Full-Time)

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus – the #1 news station in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia with the most hours of local news – is in search of Studio Technician/Technical Director to join our award winning team! If you have experience with floor directing, live production broadcast equipment, and studio operations this may be the perfect job for you. The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism, focuses on delivering high quality newscasts to local viewers, and is a leader in the news production environment.

Responsibilities: Fill a variety of production roles and help prep material for our newscasts. Operate in a fast-

paced, live production control room and studio. Perform functions including, but not limited to, technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, and/or floor director. Take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints. Friendly, respectful and collaborative. Positive attitude, good judgment and excellent communication skills. Interact effectively and professionally with on-air staff, off-air staff, production and technical crews, and management. Other duties as assigned. 

Requirements: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. Vocational/technical school, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum 3 years recent experience in the broadcast technician, master control, and news environment in a medium to major size market is required. Ability to operate live broadcast production equipment. Solid understanding of live production environments, specifically news production, is required. Experience with automated control room environments is a plus. Must be able to sit and stand for an extended period of time. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Must be able to reach overhead, bend, squat and kneel. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks

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Digital Content Manager (Regular Full-Time) 

We are hiring a Digital Content Manager to oversee our next-level team at FOX 5/FOX 5 Plus in the Washington, DC DMA! (Meet some of our team here: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks

Reporting to the Regional Director of Digital Content, the Digital Content Manager will lead our team of local Digital Content Creators, who are focused on telling stories that truly matter to digital and social users.

Does this sound like you? You are driven, smart, full of energy and as digitally and socially savvy as they come. You are a leader, but you also know there is no "I" in team. You strive to make a difference every day, and have a deep passion for what you do. You are (very) competitive, sharp, resourceful, quick-thinking, and not afraid to try something new. You are a hard worker by nature, you set the bar high and you want to win. Big. 

The person we are looking for is a news junkie who lives and breathes content and knows how to inspire a team. If you are a digital content-creating rockstar who is hungry for the next step in their career, this job is for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee team that creates compelling, UX-focused news and event-based content relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Prioritize allocation of digital resources to cover the most important stories, based on data derived from real-time analytics and trends. Guide digital team’s editorial decisions. Serve as digital leader and resource in the newsroom to ensure station’s digital and social media dominance. Follow group standards for digital publishing. Maintain continuous communication with other FTS digital teams and Group Content Team. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 4+ years of experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms preferred. Proven history as a manager, leader and/or project lead within a team. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Strong desire to advance in digital news career. Superior news judgement, writing and copy editing skills. Fanatical attention to detail. Thrive under pressure. Stellar communication skills. SEO and social media expert. Proficient in content management systems (such as WordPress), video publishing and live video streaming (using tools such as Anvato, YouTube, and Facebook), digital analytics tools (using tools such as ChartBeat, Adobe Analytics, CrowdTangle) and ideally video and photo editing tools (using tools such as Adobe, Avid). 

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks

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Broadcast Engineer (Regular Full-Time)

FOX 5 WTTG / FOX 5 Plus WDCA, the #1 local television news operation in the Washington, DC metro area, is seeking a Broadcast Engineer (Full-time) to support the operation of our ST 2110 IP facility. Network Engineers with basic broadcast knowledge and experience may be considered for this role.

JOB HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Design and install complex broadcast systems
  • Support an ST 2110 media network running on Arista network switches
  • Work with Lawo VSM, SMART and other tools
  • Maintain cameras, production switchers, non-linear editing systems, cloud-based systems, intercom, production audio consoles etc.
  • Repair electronic news gathering equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:

  • Hands-on experience working in a broadcast or television facility
  • Experience with production video and broadcast operations
  • Experience with IP routing & workflows (ST-2110/2022-7, etc.)
  • General understanding of the SMPTE 2110 suite of standards
  • Ability to troubleshoot computer and network-based systems
  • Ability to read technical drawings and follow signal flows
  • Strong analytical, reasoning, and technical troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to take direction and work under deadline pressure
  • Must be organized, creative, and detail-oriented
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Willingness to assist users with technical issues or concerns

PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferred focus in electrical engineering or computer science or related field
  • Arista or Cisco certification, Arista CloudVision
  • Experience maintaining a television transmitter
  • Specific expertise with Chyron graphics, Sony production switchers, Lawo control systems, VxRail or other VM servers and storage systems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft tools, including MS Visio
  • Autocad experience
  • Experience with SNMP servers

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and carry forty-five (45) pounds, up and down stairs, and rough terrain, to complete essential job functions. Must have a clean motor vehicle record (MVR) and be willing to obtain a valid driver’s license. Local travel, OT, weekends and holidays will be required.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks 

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Studio Technician/Technical Director (Per Diem Part-Time)

FOX 5 DC/FOX 5 Plus, the #1 news station in Washington, DC airing the most hours of local news each week, is looking for a part-time Studio Technician/Technical Director to join our award winning team! Fox 5 operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are surrounded by a restaurant scene boasting cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away from work. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations.

Candidates should have experience with floor directing, live production broadcast equipment, and studio operations. We are looking for individuals who know how to deliver high quality newscasts, have a passion for journalism, and thrive in the technical news production environment. Must be comfortable operating in fast-paced, live production control rooms and studios. 

JOB HIGHLIGHTS

Fill a variety of production roles and help prep material for our newscasts. Perform functions including, but not limited to, technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, and floor director. Must have a solid understanding of live production elements, specifically news production, and be able to operate live broadcast equipment. Will work in an automated control room environment. Will think critically under pressure while broadcasting within strict time constraints. Work as cohesive team. Interact professionally and respectfully with on-air staff, off-air staff, production and technical crews, and management. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

  • High school diploma (or equivalent). Vocational/technical school, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years recent experience in the broadcast technician, master control, and news environment in a medium to major size market.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong technical skills – systems, equipment, software, etc.
  • Friendly and collaborative spirit.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Good judgement.

Must be able to sit and stand for an extended period of time. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Must be able to reach overhead, bend, squat and kneel. Fox 5 DC / Fox 5 Plus is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays may be required. APPLY NOW!

Broadcast Stagehand (Per Diem Part-Time)

FOX 5 DC/FOX 5 Plus, the #1 news station in the Washington, DC metro area and airing the most hours of local news each week, is looking for a part-time Stagehand to join our award winning team! 

The stagehand team assists with behind-the-scenes projects for the news broadcast studios. As a stagehand you will be responsible for handling property and scenery used for live television. This includes the maintenance, repair, placement and operation of studio scenes, structures, and lighting. Must be competent in the use of hand tools and power tools. Will work in a fast-paced environment. May have to travel between locations and may be required to deliver and pickup materials offsite as needed. HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. 2-4 year college/technical degree preferred. Minimum 3 years recent experience. Must have, or be willing to obtain, a valid driver’s license, be able to drive, maintain a clean MVR and insurance. Must be able to lift and carry up to 70 lbs. This position will require the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to go up and down stairs, climb ladders, bend/stoop, squat/crouch, kneel and twist. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required.

FOX 5 DC/FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are surrounded by a restaurant scene boasting cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. APPLY NOW!

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  Please send an email to Mary.Baker@FOX.com, Call: 202-895-3232, or visit our readily accessible station located at 7272 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 and a member of our recruiting team will assist you. 

WTTG/WDCA – News Editor (Per Diem Part-Time) 

FOX 5 / FOX 5 Plus – the #1 news station in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia with the most hours of local news each week, has an opening for a part-time electronic news gathering (ENG) editor. We are looking for someone who is creative with a keen eye for detail, thinks outside of the box, is competitive and passionate about delivering award winning products, and is highly skilled at using technical resources to bring stories to life. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Edit ENG material for various newscasts under specific time constraints using state-of-the-art, non-linear editing equipment.
  • Work in a graphics-intense, high-production value, fast-paced news environment.
  • Understand what elements go into good storytelling and apply appropriate techniques into daily work.
  • Work closely with producers, reporters, and other newsroom staff and departments about current stories, show rundowns, feeds, live shots, etc.
  • Must be professional and respectful.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • HS diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred.
  • Minimum six (6) months of broadcast/news or related editing experience required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Adobe Premiere editing platform. Familiarity with Bitcentral newsroom system and iNews preferred.
  • Excellent non-linear editing, audio, and computer skills.
  • Ability to exercise judgment to select and edit shots, video, and audio for newscasts.
  • Strong communication and decision making skills.
  • Creative and detail-oriented.
  • Superior news judgment.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work efficiently in fast-paced surroundings, both independently and as a team member.
  • Will cross-train into other areas of the news operation as needed.           

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Submit video/link with samples of editing work.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks 

Job ID R50019804

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