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Broadcast Stagehand (Per Diem Part-Time)

FOX 5 TV, Washington DC's #1 news station with the most hours of local news, is looking for a per diem Stagehand to assist with behind-the-scenes projects for the news broadcast studios. The Stagehand 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. To Apply CLICK HERE

News Reporter (Regular Full-Time)

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. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their success at developing and maintaining powerful story source networks. 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. Work accurately and efficiently within time constraints. Make public appearances on behalf of the station. Work with social media to attract, inform and engage the audience. High standard of quality and attention to detail. Deadline driven. Social media enthusiast. Friendly, respectful and collaborative. Must be exceptionally creative and able to find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field required. Minimum 5 years industry experience, 3+ years 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. To Apply CLICK HERE

Executive Producer (Regular Full-Time)

FOX 5 TV in Washington DC is looking for an executive producer to lead our nightside team. Our executive producers are advocates for our viewers and the station who ensure engaging, high quality content is reaching our audience. They uphold our brand by consistently delivering informative, captivating and flawless newscasts. This position will oversee and manage news personnel to include assignment editors, writers, producers, editors, anchors, reporters, and digital staff. We are looking for leaders who thrive off collaboration of the minds and leading a top-level news team. We are looking for leaders who own the editorial process and constantly strategize on ways to improve ratings. Must be able to produce timely and compelling newscasts that are editorially and visually dynamic to include content in the field and news specials. Other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned by the news director and assistant news director. Strong communication skills. Ability to develop and assemble content on multiple platforms. Must have strong knowledge of social media and be able to incorporate and showcase content from multiple platforms into newscasts. 

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications. Exceptional news and editorial judgment. Flawless writing and copy editing skills. High standard of quality and attention to detail. Deadline driven. Social media enthusiast. Friendly, respectful and collaborative. Must be exceptionally creative and able to find new ways to present information. We are looking for a competitor who can challenge, coach and mentor the staff to perform at their highest levels every night. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Supervise the work of others. Will work closely with news management to continually evolve our newscasts. Must have newsroom experience producing and supervising a team. Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. To Apply CLICK HERE

News Writer/Producer (Regular Full-Time)

FOX 5 TV in Washington, DC is looking for a talented writer and producer. The writer/producer is a fully contributing member of the newsroom who takes the lead in evaluating, editing and organizing stories, coordinating with reporters/anchors, and producing engaging, relevant newscasts that meet the highest journalistic standards. This position requires exceptional written, verbal and broadcast production skills. Candidates must have solid news judgment. Qualified candidates will have experience writing digital stories, sending breaking push alerts, live streaming, and editing photos, graphics and videos. Must be able to work in fast-paced environment under specific time constraints. Excellent writer and storyteller. Flawless writing and copy editing skills. High standard of quality and attention to detail. Deadline driven. Social media enthusiast. Friendly, respectful and collaborative. Must be exceptionally creative and able to find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Experience in publishing content on digital and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications. Minimum three (3) years of newsroom experience. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required. To Apply CLICK HERE

News Photographer (Regular Full-Time) 

FOX 5 TV, Washington DC’s top news station with the most hours of local news, is seeking an innovative and skillful photojournalist who can tell stories and captivate the audience through the lens of the camera. Must have thorough knowledge of digital camera and editing equipment. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate their understanding of different camera and media formats and how to apply techniques appropriately to each story. Live ENG remote skills and experience are required including ENG truck operation and field editing, Sat truck experience a plus. Excellent photography, lighting, audio, non-linear editing, and computer skills are required. Must have working knowledge and experience with Edius editing platform and Bitcentral newsroom system, iNews highly preferred. Must be creative and detail-oriented. Assignments will include, but are not limited to breaking news, investigative features, sports events and political news stories. Must be a self-starter and able to work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced broadcast environment, both independently and in a team environment. This position requires daily collaboration with reporters, editors, managers and other staff members. Will participate in editorial and other department meetings. Ability to 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. HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. Vocational/technical school or Associate’s Degree preferred. Minimum 3 years of recent on-the-street TV news photography experience required. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. This position will require the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time, at times while carrying equipment. Must be able to go up and down stairs, climb, bend/stoop, squat/crouch, kneel and twist. Must have, or be willing to obtain, a valid driver’s license, be able to drive, maintain a clean MVR and insurance. Weekends, holidays, travel & varied hours required. Candidates must submit resume and video/link of recent work. To Apply CLICK HERE

Planning Editor (Regular Full-Time)

Creative. Innovative. News Savvy. If this is you then you could be our next Planning Editor. Join the Fox5DC team – the #1 News Station in Washington, DC with the most hours of local news.

We are looking for a rock star who can take our segments to the next level in our brand new state of the art studio! Just how amazing is our new building?! Check it out here

What will you do once you are here? As the Planning Editor, you will create and produce must watch segments, plan news coverage and be the lead on our LIVE Fox5 Field Trips, among other LIVE special events.

Daily duties also include researching original story ideas, booking major guests, conducting interviews and presenting them in a compelling way. You will 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 the digital team 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. 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, pop culture, journalistic practices and changing industry trends. Ability to 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: Bachelor’s 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 and varied hours, including weekends, holidays. To Apply CLICK HERE

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