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WTTG/WDCA TV – Digital Content Manager (Regular Full-Time)
We are hiring a Digital Content Manager to oversee the No. 1 digital team in the nation’s capital - FOX 5 DC in Washington. Reporting to the News Director, 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 not only has these qualities, but is also a news junkie who lives and breathes content while inspiring a team. If you are a digital content-creating rock star 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. Closely monitor station performance and compliance with group standards and best practices. Collaborate with News Director and Assistant News Director to provide feedback and guidance to help station meet and exceed its goals. Facilitate training for digital team, including new employees, when needed. Play a key role in planning for station initiatives. Ensure detailed, clear communication across the newsroom and with other FTS digital teams. Stay on top of changing digital landscape. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. 5+ years’ experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms. Proven history as leader and/or project lead within a team. 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. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools (Google Analytics, CrowdTangle, ShareRocket, ChartBeat and Dataminr experience a plus). Video and photo editing experience (Grass Valley Edius and Adobe products a plus). Weekends, holidays and varied hours may be required. To apply CLICK HERE
Maintenance Engineer (Regular, Full-Time)
FOX 5 WTTG and FOX 5 Plus WDCA, the #1 local television news operation in Washington, DC is seeking a Maintenance Technician (Full-time). We will be moving into a brand new, ST 2110 IP facility in Spring 2021. The technology will be cutting edge and we are looking for people who are excited by new technology. Your duties will include maintaining and troubleshooting digital and IP broadcast electronic equipment, including routers, encoders, switchers, cameras, media servers, graphics systems, audio consoles, ENG vehicles and other equipment. Transmitter experience is a plus (we are also moving our transmitter). The successful candidate must be a problem solver who can handle corrective and preventative maintenance. Must be able to lift and carry forty-five (45) pounds, up and down stairs, and rough terrain, to complete essential job functions. Minimum of 3 years experience in broadcast maintenance required. 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. To apply CLICK HERE
Newscast Director (Regular, Full Time)
WTTG Fox 5 TV – Washington DC's #1 News Station with the most hours of local news - is looking for an experienced and creative Newscast Director to join the production team. 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
Photographer (Regular, Full-Time)
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. 3 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. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs equipment. Must be able to drive, have proof of insurance, obtain a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean MVR. Resume and DVD or on-line link of recent work required of applicants. To apply CLICK HERE
Promotions 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. 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. To apply CLICK HERE
News Reporter (Regular Full-Time)
WTTG Fox 5 TV – Washington DC's #1 News Station with the most hours of local news has a remarkable opportunity for a motivated and dynamic News Reporter. This position requires a highly creative individual with the ability to research, write and deliver compelling news stories to maintain viewer interest. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding storyteller and live on-air performer with strong interviewing skills, solid journalistic judgment and the ability to ad-lib effectively. Work cohesively with producers, editors and photographers to create news stories & features; taped and live. Develop and maintain story source network. Make public appearances on behalf of the station. Work with social media to attract, inform and engage the audience. Must have excellent live reporting, writing, and storytelling skills. Must be able to work accurately and efficiently within time constraints. Proficiency with newsroom computers and related software required. Must also demonstrate experience and proficiency with live news technology and newsroom computers. Four-year college degree required. 3+ years of experience. Investigative journalism required. Broadcast TV reporting in top 55 market 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. To apply CLICK HERE
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