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Broadcast Stagehand (Regular Full-Time)
Fox 5 TV in Washington DC has a job opening for a full-time stagehand. This role works in conjunction with the engineering management team to oversee behind-the-scenes projects for the news broadcasts and studios. Our stagehands are 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. Must be comfortable with computers, email and training on new systems. 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
Digital Content Creator (Regular Full-Time)
FOX 5 TV in Washington DC is hiring a Digital Content Creator to be part of our prominent team. The person we are looking for is captivated by digital news and information, has a passion for storytelling and can tell stories that matter most to online users. The Digital Content Creator must have solid news judgment and be an expert in digital and social media platforms. We require journalistic integrity and an understanding of print and broadcast newsroom standards and styles. This role is responsible for creating compelling, UX-focused content related to news, events and topics relevant to the market’s users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news and social media elements. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of HTML coding with a solid understanding of web standards, design and usability. Excellent print/web writing, web editing, troubleshooting, copy editing and web production skills required. Must understand current trends in social media and the dynamics to drive engagement across all platforms to build loyalty among communities. Use various software programs, systems and analytic tools to make informed editorial decisions. Monitor real-time analytics. Work closely with digital content team and other FTS markets to share information and stories. Other duties as assigned. BA/BS degree. 2+ years’ experience developing, editing and publishing news content on digital and social platforms. 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. Proficient in content management systems, photo and video publishing, live streaming and digital analytical tools. Must be able to work flexible hours; weekends and holidays may be required. To Apply CLICK HERE
News Producer (Regular Full-Time)
Fox 5 TV in Washington DC is searching for a full-time newscast producer who is passionate about local news and delivering exceptional television broadcasting to the market. Our news producers are responsible for daily production of newscasts within specific time constraints. Candidates must be able to create rundowns, craft segments, work well under pressure and deadlines. Level of performance requires a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing 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. 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 producers. Coordinate with web/social team to coordinate coverage for online and on-air. Work with writers and on-air staff to develop story ideas, edit scripts and provide feedback. Work with field crews to manage stories, provide graphics support, video and logistical support. 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. Attend and participate in department and production meetings. Constantly moves throughout the station to coordinate work requirements and production. Occasionally bends stoops and crouches 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. May sit for extended periods. Candidates must have strong news judgment, solid writing skills, knowledge of current events and excellent communication skills. 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 related field required. Possess three (3) years of newsroom experience, preferably as a newscast producer. Two to three (2-3) years' experience in a medium to major television market is required. Will train as back up for other newscasts. Weekends, holidays and varied hours 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. 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. Recent experience and proficiency with newsroom computers, live news technology and related software required. Make public appearances on behalf of the station. 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. 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. 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
News Writer/Producer (Regular Full-Time)
WTTG/WDCA Fox TV in the Washington, DC television market is looking for a talented News Writer/Producer to create stories for assigned newscasts. This position requires exceptional writing and producing skills. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to use reliable resources to collect and verify information on current events, to review video, and create captivating content for newscasts. The writer/producer will take the lead in 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. Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to create compelling, error/typo-free content for newscasts, 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 newscast 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
News Producer (Per Diem Part-Time)
WTTG/WDCA Fox 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 on current events and able to work in 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. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications required. Candidate must possess at least one (1) year of newsroom experience, preferably as a Line Producer. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required. To apply CLICK HERE
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