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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 and dedicated Freelance Master Control Operator to provide operations 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 Master Control Operator operates any or all of the following: automated playout systems, master control switchers, non-linear editing software, and other production support equipment. Proven ability to operate in live broadcast environments, specifically news production, is required. Ideal candidate will be able to take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team within tight time constraints. Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. College degree preferred. Minimum 3 years recent experience as a master control operator in a major to medium size market preferred. Experience operating in an automated environment a plus. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will 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
WTTG/WDCA – News Producer (Regular Full-Time)
Fox TV, Washington DC, is seeking a seasoned News Producer. The News Producer is responsible for daily production of newscast (compile and write stories, log video, wire copy) within specific time constraints to meet news deadlines. Level of performance requires a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing style. Must be familiar with and able to log and edit video for inclusion on scripts. Responsible for production of stories – everything from setting up the story, to interviews, to writing and editing features, and coordinating graphics. Research stories via telephone with city PIO (Public Information Officers), public relations organizations, etc. Responsible for editorial decisions and/or changes made in the control room while the newscast is on the air. Communicates via IFB to provide producer direction and talent instruction to crews in the field and in studio. Collaborate with Executive Producer prior to air and during newscast about changes. Coordinate with web/social team to coordinate coverage for online and on-air. Supervise and oversee the writers assigned to the shift. Assign writing ideas to APs. Edit AP scripts and provide feedback. Work with reporters to develop story scripts. Edit reporter scripts and provide feedback. Assign voiceovers and VO-SOTs to reporters and anchors. Via phone, and in person work with on-air staff to assist with story development and/or story support. Use Company provided tools to make on-air graphics for stories in newscast. Work with field crews, via telephone, to manage stories, provide graphics support, video and logistical support. Download and edit video for newscasts – coordinate with ENG for Satellite feeds. Work closely with assignment desk to coordinate live shots and reporter & photographer assignments. Maintain open communication with News Director, the news management team and all station personnel to efficiently, respectfully and professionally complete news assignments. This includes monitoring the wire service, using telephones and email. Ascertain relevant stories for inclusion in newscasts. Attend and participate in department meetings. Provide suggestions for news related stories and participate in post-production critiques. Constantly moves throughout the station to coordinate work requirements and production. Occasionally bends stoops and crouches to arrange copy/script paper for work related functions. Constantly uses verbal, audible, and visual abilities to perform essential functions. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Constantly operates PC to complete required news items and related materials. Requires fine motor skills. Regularly receives and distributes information and instructions, via telephone, e-mail and memo to station personnel. Sits for extended periods in order to accomplish essential duties. Have exceptional news judgment, strong writing and copy editing abilities. Must be able to work in fast-paced environment under specific time constraints. 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. Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required. Possess three (3) years of newsroom experience, preferably as a Line Producer. Two to three (2-3) years' experience in a medium to major television market is required. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required. To apply CLICK HERE
Sales Coordinator (Regular Full-Time):
WTTG/WDCA Fox TV in the Washington, DC television market is looking for a motivated Sales Coordinator to provide administrative support to the Sales management staff and account executives. Duties include writing and checking orders, proposals, maintaining organizational systems, general office requirements, assisting with special projects. Investigate order discrepancies and credit memos. Candidates must have excellent communication, negotiation and organizational skills. Strong PC skills and proficiency w/ Microsoft Office. Requires excellent attention to detail and accuracy. Must be able to interact professionally with a variety of people, work efficiently and courteously with station personnel, and within specific time constraints. Minimum one (1) year experience in an office/sales administrative position required. HS diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred. Must be able to work varied hours and overtime. To apply CLICK HERE
Studio Technician (Part-time Freelance)
WTTG Fox 5 News – Washington DC's #1 News Station with the most hours of local news - is looking for a talented and versatile Freelance Studio Technician to operate broadcast equipment in support of our top rated newscasts. The ideal candidate should be comfortable operating in a fast-paced, live production control room and studio. The Freelance Studio Technician may perform various functions including, but not limited to, technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, and/or floor director. 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 demonstrate 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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