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WTTG/WDCA – News Producer (Regular Full-Time)
Fox 5 DC/Fox 5 Plus is looking for a confident and enthusiastic Producer to join our award-winning news team. Creative. Innovative. News Savvy. If you possess these qualities and shine as a leader in the newsroom then this could be you! Our newsroom provides comprehensive coverage of local and national news stories across multiple platforms such as broadcast, digital, and web. As a newscast producer, you must be passionate about local news and delivering exceptional television broadcasting to the market. The ideal candidates will have an ingenious approach to showcasing content and pitching story ideas that make an impact online, offline, and in person.

JOB HIGHLIGHTS

- Responsible for daily production activities for assigned newscasts and projects from facilitating the news-gathering process to editorial decisions to post-production.

- Develop authentic segments, write compelling stories, build rundowns, and edit scripts.

- Work closely with executive producers, other producers, writers, anchors, reporters, and the control room to ensure technically seamless newscasts.

- Work closely with assignment desk and field crews to coordinate live shots and assignments, and provide graphics, video, and logistical support.

- Log and edit video for inclusion on scripts.

- Coordinate with web/social team to ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories online and on-air.

- Actively participates in daily editorial, department, and production meetings.

- Other duties as assigned.

- Reports to Executive Producer.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

- Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field.

- Minimum three years of experience in a medium to large television market.

- Strong news judgment, solid writing skills, captivating storytelling skills, and knowledge of current events.

- Excellent organization skills.

- Keen critical thinking skills and excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to anticipate problems, articulate solutions, and provide clear directions.

- Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently, working under tight deadlines.

- Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information.

- Strong interpersonal skills. Consistently display a professional demeanor with the ability to stay cool under pressure and handle strong personalities.

- Ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team.

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required.

Fox 5 DC/Fox 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Apply Now!

WTTG/WDCA – Photojournalist (Regular Full-Time) 
Without the pictures, it’s just radio. That’s how important photojournalism is to us.

FOX 5/FOX 5 PLUS, Washington DC’s top news station, has an opening for an innovative and cutting-edge photojournalist. Candidates should provide examples of their work that display how they tell stories and captivate an audience through the lens of the camera. You will come to us with at least three years of recent on-the-street news experience. You are sharp. You are a doer. You hustle to be the first on the scene. You are a self-starter who shows up every day with a positive attitude and knows there is no "I" in team. If this sounds like you, this is the job for you!

JOB HIGHLIGHTS

- Utilize digital camera and editing equipment to tell captivating stories.

- Use of different camera and media formats to apply techniques appropriately to each story.

- Highly skilled in Edius editing, After Effects, Bitcentral, Panasonic, Sony cameras, and iNews.

- Utilize drones to provide cinematic perspectives and enhanced visual experiences.

- Drone camera operator training for Part 107 pilots.

- Operate Live U packs.

- Shoot, capture and edit visual content for multiple platforms.

- Assignments include breaking news, investigative features, sports events and political news.

- Daily collaboration with reporters, editors, managers, and other staff members.

- Participate in editorial, department and station meetings.

- Think critically under pressure and work professionally on individual assignments and as part of a cohesive team.

- Other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

- HS Diploma (or equivalent). Vocational/technical school or Associate’s Degree preferred.

- Minimum of 3 years of recent experience as a news photojournalist. Mid to major market preferred.

- Strong communication skills and good judgment.

- Live ENG remote skillset and experience with ENG truck operation, field editing, and satellite trucks.

- Excellent photography, lighting, audio, non-linear editing, and computer skills.

- Superior news judgment.

- Creative and detail-oriented.

- Ability to take direction and work under deadline pressure.

- A valid driver's license and a clean driving record.

- Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Candidates must submit resume and video/link of recent work.

Fox 5 DC/Fox 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene boasting cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Apply Now!

WTTG/WDCA – Digital Content Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Fox 5 / Fox 5 Plus is looking for a Digital Content Manager to join the No. 1 digital team in the nation’s capital. Reporting to the Director of Digital Content, this position will oversee a team of local digital content creators focused on telling stories that truly matter to digital and social users.

Does this sound like you? You are driven, smart, full of energy and as digitally and socially savvy as they come. You are a leader, but you also know there is no "I" in team. You strive to make a difference every day and have a deep passion for what you do. You are (very) competitive, sharp, resourceful, quick thinking, and not afraid to try something new. You are a hard worker by nature, you set the bar high and you want to win…BIG. The person we are looking for not only has these qualities, they are also a news junkie who lives and breathes content while inspiring a team of digital professionals. If you are a digital content-creating rock star who is hungry for the next step in their career, this job is for you.

JOB HIGHLIGHTS

- Oversee a team that creates compelling, UX-focused news and event-based content relevant to local users and beyond.

- Produce text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements.

- Prioritize allocation of digital resources to cover the most important stories, based on data derived from real-time analytics and trends.

- Guide digital team’s editorial decisions.

- Serve as digital leader and resource in the newsroom to ensure station’s digital and social media dominance.

- Closely monitor analytics and compliance with group standards and best practices.

- Provide feedback and guidance to help station meet and exceed goals.

- Facilitate training for digital team, including new employees.

- Assist with recruiting, training, scheduling, accountability, evaluations, etc.

- Play a key role in planning for station initiatives.

- Ensure detailed, clear communication across the newsroom, other FTS digital teams, and Fox national content group.

- Stay on top of changing digital landscape.

- Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

- BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing.

- 5+ years of experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms.

- Strong journalism background.

- Prior experience managing a team or project lead within a team.

- Strong desire to advance in digital news career.

- Superior news judgment, writing and copy editing skills.

- Fanatical attention to detail.

- Ability to operate in a fast pace environment and thrive under pressure.

- Stellar communication skills.

- Social media expert.

- Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools (Google Analytics, CrowdTangle, ShareRocket, ChartBeat and Dataminr experience a plus).

- Video and photo editing experience (Grass Valley Edius and Adobe products a plus).

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required.

Fox 5 DC / Fox 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations.  Apply Now!

WTTG/WDCA – Chief Photojournalist (Regular Full-Time)
Without the pictures, it’s just radio. That’s how important photojournalism is to us.

FOX 5 DC/FOX 5 Plus is conducting a search for an innovative and inspirational leader for our talented team of photojournalists. If you get this job, you will lead by example. You will come to us with at least three years of previous experience as a team lead or manager. You will be a true mentor; creating a positive culture of creativity and accountability that includes ALL of the below: 

JOB HIGHLIGHTS

- Supervise photojournalists. Routinely review and coach photojournalists on techniques and style.

- Establish and enforce standards of photojournalism. Maintain a system for measurement of progress and accountability.

- Partner with Director of News Operations/Production and Asst. ND for all live in-the-field productions.

- Be at hand during live newscasts to troubleshoot live tech and other unexpected problems.

- Point person for all photographer gear needs. Includes ordering and processing.

- Directly in charge of fleet maintenance and repair.

- Manages cell phones and Mifi/bonded systems.

- Be highly skilled in Edius editing, After Effects, Bit Central, Panasonic and Sony cameras.

- Be able to operate Live U packs and maintain inventory.

- Shoot, capture and edit visual content for multiple platforms.

- Lead trainer and scheduler for drone usage.

- Knowledge of Sony cameras.

- Assist with recruiting, training, scheduling, accountability, evaluations, etc. of photojournalists.

- Other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

- You will have a minimum of five years of experience as a major market news photojournalist.

- You will have a minimum three years of team lead or management experience and proven leadership ability.

- You will demonstrate strong communication skills.

- Your skillset must include the ability to work under deadline pressure.

- You must demonstrate professionalism, positivity and be a good newsroom citizen.

- You must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record.

- You must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.

- Previous experience with a collective bargaining agreement is preferred.

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours – early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required.

Fox 5 DC/Fox 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene boasting cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Apply Now!

WTTG/WDCA TV – Studio Technician/Technical Director (Per Diem Part-Time)
Fox 5 DC/Fox 5 Plus, the #1 news station in Washington, DC airing the most hours of local news each week, is looking for a part-time Studio Technician/Technical Director to join our award winning team! Fox 5 operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are surrounded by a restaurant scene boasting cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away from work. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations.

Candidates should have experience with floor directing, live production broadcast equipment, and studio operations. We are looking for individuals who know how to deliver high quality newscasts, have a passion for journalism, and thrive in the technical news production environment. Must be comfortable operating in fast-paced, live production control rooms and studios.

JOB HIGHLIGHTS
Fill a variety of production roles and help prep material for our newscasts. Perform functions including, but not limited to, technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, and floor director. Must have a solid understanding of live production elements, specifically news production, and be able to operate live broadcast equipment. Will work in an automated control room environment. Will think critically under pressure while broadcasting within strict time constraints. Work as cohesive team. Interact professionally and respectfully with on-air staff, off-air staff, production and technical crews, and management. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

- High school diploma (or equivalent). 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.

- Excellent communication skills.

- Strong technical skills – systems, equipment, software, etc.

- Friendly and collaborative spirit.

- Positive attitude.

- Good judgment.

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. Fox 5 DC / Fox 5 Plus is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays may be required. Apply Now!

WTTG/WDCA TV – 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 pick up 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, and 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

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  Please send an email to Mary.Baker@FOX.com, Call: 202-895-3232, or visit our readily accessible station located at 7272 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.

WTTG/WDCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran