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Maintenance Engineer (Regular, Full-Time)

F OX 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

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

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

News Producer (Freelance, Part-Time)

FOX 5 TV in the Washington DC television market is seeking a creative producer with strong writing skills, superior news judgment and never short on ideas! Will select stories, assemble them in a rundown, create graphics, write copy and teases, time the show from the control room, and coordinate Reporter assignments. Ideal candidate works well with others, is active in brainstorming sessions and is always current on what is trending in social media. Strong communication skills a must. Must be aware of current events and able to work in a fast-paced environment under specific time constraints. Ideal candidate thinks "out of the box" and is always looking to find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Looking for a producer with strong leadership skills. Candidate must possess at least one (1) year of newsroom experience, preferably as a line producer with ability to work weekends, holidays and varied hours, etc. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications required. To apply CLICK HERE

News Writer (Regular, Full-Time)

WTTG/WDCA Fox TV in the Washington, DC television market is looking for a talented News Writer to create stories for assigned newscasts. This position requires exceptional writing and organization skills. Candidates must be comfortable collecting and verifying information on current events, reviewing video, and assembling content for newscasts. The news writer is responsible for creating content, selecting stories, assembling stories in a line-up, ordering and reviewing graphics, copy editing, and coordinating with reporters in the field. Must be comfortable taking a show into the Control Room and timing it to include commercial breaks. Must participate in the editorial process, which leads to story assignments. Will produce content in the field and/or long-form stories for air. The news writer is expected to create compelling, typo-free content for digital and social media, including, but not limited to, writing digital stories, sending breaking push alerts, live streaming, and editing photos, graphics and videos. Incumbent will also be a fill-in Producer. Must have excellent storytelling skills, superior news judgment, thrive under deadline pressure and have an overwhelming attention to detail. Experience in publishing content on digital and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, preferred. Strong communication, writing, and copy-editing skills are required; and must be able to develop and assemble content in an understandable fashion. Must be able to work in fast-paced environment under specific time constraints. Must be 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. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications required. Minimum three (3) years of newsroom experience. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required. To apply CLICK HERE

Reporter/Anchor (Regular, Full-Time)

Requires a highly creative individual with the ability to research, write and deliver compelling news stories to maintain viewer interest. Must be an outstanding storyteller and live on-air performer with strong interviewing skills 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 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. CLICK HERE to apply.

Studio Technician/Master Control Operator (Part-Time, Freelance)

WTTG FOX 5 News – Washington DC's #1 News Station with the most hours of local news - is looking for an experienced Freelance 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 Freelance 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 Freelance Studio Technician/Master Control Operator performs various functions including, but not limited to: technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, floor director, and/or master control.  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

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