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Weekend Show Director / Technical Director - Fox Weather

Fox News

New York, NY 05-10-2022
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Freelance Weekend Show Director / Technical Director - FOX Weather


We are looking for a Freelance Weekend Show Director/Technical Director to join FOX Weather and be an integral part of our new launch. As the Freelance Director/Technical Director, you will plan, direct and switch live and live to tape weather programming, special events and breaking news. You also work closely with producers to grow and develop show concepts. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast paced, breaking news, control room environment and can anticipate the needs of the editorial team in order to execute effectively.

Demo reel and director track should be available upon request

• Plan, code rundown, direct & switch live and live to tape weather programming and special events
• Collaborate with the editorial and graphics teams to improve the overall quality of the show
• Work with the control room team to execute high quality shows
• Collaborate with the team to build out all new shows and studios for the network, including planning, blocking, and launching
• Thrive in a highly competitive environment and want to win always

• 3+ years' experience directing live television news and specials
• Technical Directing skills and automation skills, preferably Ross Overdrive
• Expertise to work seamlessly with producers, talent, and technical staff
• A desire to learn new technologies, new protocols and workflows
• Good instincts, creative ideas, strong visual sense and judgment when to take risks
• Leadership capabilities and exceptional ability to stay calm under intense and constant pressure
• Strong analytical and multi-tasking skills
• Flexibility to work all shifts in a 24/7/365 breaking news environment
• Solid knowledge of current events and weather-related news of the day

• Knowledge of SONY switchers, Ross switchers, DNF controllers, Nexio servers, VizRt graphics systems and ROSS Overdrive

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re4wz5-35-172-111-71-42 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.