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News Writer / Producer

Fox TV Stations

Washington, DC 06-25-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the US These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network's national content.

JOB DESCRIPTION

WTTG/WDCA – News Writer/Producer (Regular Full-Time)

Are you looking to build your career with a winning news team and highly successful, well-known media company? Look no further! FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus has an opening for a confident and enthusiastic News Writer/Producer to join our multi-media news team. FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus is part of Fox Corporation and Fox Television Stations, world leading and valued media brands, airing the most hours of original programming in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia local television market. At FOX 5 DC we are our own independent work community. We work in a fast-paced culture where teamwork, ideas, and input are critical. Join us and learn from a team of accomplished journalists and media professionals.

Stellar news judgment. Captivating storyteller. Polished newscasts. If you possess these qualities and standout 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. You must be passionate about local news and delivering exceptional television broadcast, digital, and streaming programming to the market. The ideal candidates will have an ingenious approach to showcasing content and pitching story ideas across multiple platforms that make an impact online, offline, and in person. We are looking for a dynamic news writer and producer with a creative vision to take our segments to the next level. You should be a social media enthusiast and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

JOB HIGHLIGHTS
• Fully contributing member of the newsroom who will evaluate, edit, and organize stories, coordinating with reporters/anchors.
• Produce engaging relevant newscasts that meet the highest journalistic standards.
• Send breaking news push alerts, write digital stories, live stream.
• Edit photos, graphics, and videos.
• Daily collaboration with directors, anchors/reporters, editors, managers, and other staff members.
• Think critically under pressure and work professionally on individual assignments and as part of a cohesive team.
• Participate in editorial, department, and station meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU ARE BRINGING
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field.
• Minimum three years of newsroom experience, preferably as a newscast producer.
• Minimum two years of experience in a mid to major television market.
• Exceptional written, verbal, copy editing, and broadcast production skills.
• Solid news judgment.
• Excellent storyteller.
• Experience in publishing content on digital and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
• Creative, detail-oriented, and ability to find new ways to present information.
• Ability to take direction and work under deadline pressure. Consistently display a professional demeanor with the ability to stay cool under pressure and handle strong personalities.
• Must be able and willing to work independently and as part of a cohesive team.

Please provide writing samples and reel/link of recent production work. 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, 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. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks

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