Contract Job

Technical Director

Fox News

Washington, DC 09-29-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Freelance Technical Director to join our Fox News family. As a 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 graphic department and editorial leads as new shows are developed
• Organize and maintain switcher files, visual effects, and other peripheral devices equipment associated with the TD area
• Demonstrate technical ability to troubleshoot and understand video workflow

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Three to five years' experience as a control room Technical Director in a live news environment
• Knowledge of switchers, DVE's, Device controllers, and Video Server
• Excellent control room demeanor, proven leadership skills, team-first attitude, and the ability to handle pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Flexibility and willingness 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
• Four-year degree from an accredited university or demonstrated experience in the field
• A strong interest in current events

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER
• Knowledge of SONY switchers, DNF controllers, Nexio servers, and Ross Overdrive automated production control system is a plus
• Firsthand experience partnering with some of the best directors in TV news

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d55q83-3-80-3-192-42 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.