Full Time Job

Studio Technician / Technical Director

Fox TV Stations

Washington, DC 11-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of US television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox5DC – the #1 news station in Washington, DC with the most hours of local news – is in search of Studio Technician / Technical Director to join our award winning team! If you have experience with floor directing, live production broadcast equipment, and studio operations this may be the perfect job for you.

We are looking for an individual who has a passion for journalism, focuses on delivering high quality newscasts to local viewers, and is a leader in the news production environment. Fox5 now operates out of our brand new state of the art television station! Just how amazing is the new building?! Check us out: https://www.fox5dc.com/news/fox-5-dc-debuts-new-headquarters-in-bethesda.

The Studio Technician / Technical Director will fill a variety of production roles and help prep material for our newscasts. The ideal candidate should be comfortable operating in a fast-paced, live production control room and studio. The studio technician / technical director will perform functions including, but not limited to, technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, and/or floor director. Solid understanding of live production environments, specifically news production, is required. Experience with automated control room environments is a plus. Ideal candidate will be able to take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints. Friendly, respectful and collaborative. Positive attitude, good judgment and excellent communication skills. Interact effectively and professionally with on-air staff, off-air staff, production and technical crews, and management. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. 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 is required. Ability to operate live broadcast production equipment. 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. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required.

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.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0mj8m-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.