Contract Job

Technical Director

Fox News

New York, NY 10-04-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox News Media is looking for a Freelance Technical Director to join their team in New York, NY. As the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Freelance Technical Director, you will be at the heart of live breaking news. We are the team that ensures all visual elements are produced seamlessly in a high pressure 24/7 News environment.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Switch fast paced productions seen throughout the Fox News networks
• Offer creative suggestions that enhance show productions
• Collaborate with graphics department and editorial leads as new shows are developed
• Organize and maintain switcher files, create visual effects, plus build snapshots and macros

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Demonstrated technical ability to troubleshoot and understand video workflow throughout FNC and FBN network
• 3+ years' experience as a control room Technical Director in a live News environment
• Knowledge of switchers, DVE's, Device controllers, and Video Servers is necessary
• Excellent control room demeanor, proven leadership skills, team-first attitude and the ability to handle pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work weekends and any shift in a 24-hour time period and breaking news environment
• A desire to learn new technologies, processes and/or procedures as they are implemented

NICE TO HAVE BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER
• Knowledge of SONY switchers, Ross switchers, DNF controllers, Nexio servers, VizRt graphics systems and ROSS Overdrive
• Bachelor's degree

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkwo20-3-234-211-61-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Fox News

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the recently announced AVOD platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 19 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.