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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

Digital Content Creator (Regular Full-Time)

Creative. Innovative. News Savvy. If this is you then you could be our next Digital Content Creator. 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

As the Digital Content Creator you should be captivated by digital news and information, have a passion for storytelling and can tell stories that matter most to online users. The Digital Content Creator must have solid news judgement 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. 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 judgement 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. 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. 

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)

Creative. Innovative. News Savvy. If you possess these qualities and shine as a leader in the newsroom then you could be our next News Producer.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 producer 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

As a newscast producer, you must be 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 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. 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. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 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. Candidates must have strong news judgement, solid writing skills, and knowledge of current events. 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. 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 judgement and excellent communication skills. Interact effectively and professionally with on-air staff, off-air staff, production and technical crews, and management. 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. Operates PC to complete required news items and related materials. Requires fine motor skills. May sit for extended periods. Will train as back up for other newscasts. Weekends, holidays and varied hours 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 Writer/Digital Producer (Regular Full-Time)

Innovative. News Savvy. Digital Enthusiast. If this is you then you could be our next Writer/Digital Producer. Fox5DC in Washington, DC, is looking for an analytical minded and highly-creative writer and digital producer to join our digital and news team. Fox5 now operates out of our brand new state-of-the-art studio. Just how amazing is the new space? Check it out here

What will you do once you are here? As a writer/producer you will be a fully contributing member of the digital and news team. This position requires exceptional written, verbal and digital media skills. You must have solid news judgement. You will conceptualize and produce high-profile, creative and engaging material for use across the station’s digital platforms, including text stories, photos, links and related information. Post and engage with users on the station’s social media platforms and track the metrics associated with those efforts. Perform duties of on-line writer/producer, specializing in print style writing, copy editing and editorial gathering. Must monitor satellite/remote feeds for breaking news events. Perform desktop editing for digital. Facilitate the editorial gathering of local news and breaking news stories, gleaning information from various sources and contacts and reproducing material into strong compelling digital content. Apply commonly-accepted standards of journalism. 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. Excellent writer and storyteller. Flawless writing and copy editing skills. High standard of quality and attention to detail. Deadline driven. Social media enthusiast. Must be exceptionally creative and able to find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated. 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. 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. 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field. Possess three (3) years of newsroom and digital media experience. Two to three (2-3) years' experience in a medium to major broadcast market is required. Experience in publishing content on digital and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube preferred. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required. Apply Now!

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

Studio Technician / Technical Director (Per Diem Part-Time)

Join the Fox5DC team – the #1 News Station in Washington, DC with the most hours of local news. We are looking for individuals who are comfortable and familiar with broadcast equipment and studio setup to join our team in our brand new state of the art studio! Just how amazing is our new building?! Check it out here! Check it out here

The Studio Technician / Technical Director will fill a variety of production roles and help prep material for our newscasts. The ideal candidate should be comfortable operating in a fast-paced, live production control room and studio. The Studio Technician will perform 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. 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: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. Vocational/technical school, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum 3 years recent experience in the broadcast technician, master control, and news environment in a medium to major size market is required. Ability to operate live broadcast production equipment. Must be able to sit and stand for an extended period of time. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Must be able to reach overhead, bend, squat and kneel. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required. To Apply CLICK HERE

Senior Digital Content Producer (Regular Full-Time)

Fox5DC, the #1 news station with the most hours of local news in Washington, DC, is looking for a strategic thinker and outstanding storyteller who can produce a compelling digital experience across a multitude of online platforms. Fox5 now operates out of our brand new state-of-the-art studio in downtown Bethesda, MD and we are looking for a Senior Digital Content Producer to share this exciting opportunity with us. Just how amazing is the new space? Check us out here!

The Senior Digital Content Producer is skilled at working within strict deadlines to develop multimedia digital content that delivers measurable results. You will supervise daily news coverage and evolve ideas across all digital platforms. Responsible for overseeing all daily editorial decisions and presentation of content on web, mobile, and social platforms. Assist web producers with creating and publishing text stories, video, photos, streaming of newscasts, breaking news and live news events whenever necessary. Ensure efficient delivery of breaking news content across all digital platforms in real-time. Facilitate gathering of compelling, timely digital content using information from various sources and contacts. Participate in news editorial meetings, working with news managers to integrate broadcast and digital content across all platforms. Oversee the station's social media strategy, including promotion of overall brand and talent. Continuously evaluate all digital and social content, tracking success and outlining future opportunities for improvement. Constantly monitor digital and social analytics, using data to drive content decisions and create an optimal experience for the user. Communicate trends as they develop to the digital team and newsroom. Develop and maintain special coverage sections and platform-specific content, both for planned events and breaking news. Maintain digital editorial calendar. Collaborate with sales and promotions to create advertising or other promotional content as needed. Constantly update staff on best practices for digital publishing and overall digital and social strategies. Oversee digital publishing workflows, always looking for the most efficient yet effective ways to get things done. Stay on top of the latest digital technology news and understand new platforms as they emerge. Maintain continuous communication and collaboration with other senior digital producers in the FTS station group, looking for opportunities to share relevant content from other markets and beyond. Perform various administrative duties to keep all digital and social platforms current and running smoothly, including maintaining relationships with vendors and other partners, both internal and external. Must be creative, concise, and attentive to detail. Able to handle deadline pressure, take direction from news managers and digital leadership. Adapt quickly to emerging digital technology. Fill in for web producers as needed. 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 judgement and excellent communication skills. Interact effectively and professionally with on-air staff, off-air staff, production and technical crews, other departments, and management. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

BA/BS Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Minimum of 5 years’ experience developing and publishing news content for digital platforms. Superior writing skills and news judgement. Advanced knowledge of content management systems, social media platforms, live streaming, digital analytics tools and emerging digital technologies. Working knowledge of HTML, video editing and photo editing software. Experience publishing and maintaining podcasts a plus. Ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities simultaneously in a strict, deadline-oriented environment. Must be able to work flexible hours; weekends and holidays may be required. Apply Now!

Studio Technician / Technical Director (Regular Full-Time)

Fox5DC – the #1 news station in Washington, DC with the most hours of local news – is in search of Studio Technician / Technical Director to join our award winning team! If you have experience with floor directing, live production broadcast equipment, and studio operations this may be the perfect job for you. 

Fox5 now operates out of our brand new state of the art television station! Just how amazing is the new building? Check us out here!

We are looking for an individual who has a passion for journalism, focuses on delivering high quality newscasts to local viewers, and is a leader in the news production environment. The studio technician / technical director will fill a variety of production roles and help prep material for our newscasts. The ideal candidate should be comfortable operating in a fast-paced, live production control room and studio. The studio technician / technical director will perform 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. 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: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. Vocational/technical school, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum 3 years recent experience in the broadcast technician, master control, and news environment in a medium to major size market is required. Ability to operate live broadcast production equipment. Must be able to sit and stand for an extended period of time. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Must be able to reach overhead, bend, squat and kneel. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required. Apply Now!

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