Jobs at FOX 32

The following represents brief/broad position descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills for each position.

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Broadcast Maintenance Technician: WFLD is seeking an experienced Broadcast Maintenance Technician. The engineering position maintains and installs equipment at the studio and transmitter facility, provides broadcast engineering support for all news and production operations and provides assistance and training to operators. This position will perform duties at the studio including maintenance of master control and production automation systems, ingest and playback servers, routing systems, satellite distribution, microwave systems, networking equipment, server hardware, and other various facility needs as assigned. The position will also provide timely and professional support for fast-paced news and broadcast television environment. The ideal candidate will also have strong working knowledge of all components related to the transmission system, including electrical, cooling systems, encoders, exciters, antennas, and other related RF equipment. REQUIREMENTS: The successful incumbent will have a minimum of five years of experience repairing and maintaining broadcast equipment and their related components. Must have a strong background in information technology and knowledge of IP networking, computer and software maintenance. Previous experience with Grass Valley iTX automation systems, Sony production switchers, ELC automation, SSL Audio System T Audio Console, ROSS robotics systems, Chyron graphics systems, Grass Valley and Evertz EQX routers, Evertz multi-viewer, and BitCentral news playback is a plus. Willingness and ability to work varied schedules. Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, work efficiently, and meet deadlines. Understanding of the requirements of a 24/7/365 live news operation. A bachelor degree in technical and/or electronics preferred equivalent education/military/experience/training is acceptable. Previous experience or familiarity with the use of Auto CAD software is desired. Prior experience in a commercial television station preferred. To apply, please click here.

Producer: WFLD’S News Department is seeking an experienced individual for an immediate opportunity in its newsroom as a Producer. The Producer will generate fresh and engaging content to newscasts and digital. He/she is accountable for gathering, writing, editing and producing content along with supporting anchors and reporters. The Producer will edit VOs, SOTs, teases and the occasional PKG for newscasts; mine and facilitate content to news and digital teams; download video and create placeholders within rundown. This person will serve as a “go-to” person for EPs, assignment editors, reporters, photographers and editors regarding editing and video requests. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, or broadcast preferred. Minimum of five years’ experience in a medium to large television market preferred. Ability to mine content from all sources and possess the technological expertise to write, edit, produce and distribute content to all platforms is required. Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding the latest ways to utilize social media, both as a news gathering tool and to communicate with our audience. To apply, please click here.

Anchor/Reporter: WFLD has a fantastic opportunity for a News Anchor/Reporter that has a dynamic on-air presence and can connect with our audience. This position requires a candidate that can anchor, report and produce content for the newscast. The News Anchor/Reporter will be responsible for anchoring the newscast and cut-ins, reporting on news, including a regular franchise segment, producing when needed, and contributing to the station’s image in the community. The News Anchor/Reporter will take an active role in daily digital and social media publishing. The right candidate will be self-motivated, organized, possess strong journalism skills and have the ability to connect with our audiences across multi-platforms. Possess a degree in journalism or related field and have at least three years of experience as a News Anchor or Reporter is required; the ability to communicate well in a live setting; the willingness to travel and work weekends/nights required; must have a demonstrable resume reel of live and packaged reports on subjects ranging from serious hard news to lighter, feature stories. Additionally, the ideal candidate must also be a true team player and newsroom leader. Please submit a resume tape to be considered. To apply, please click here.

Freelance Production Technician: WFLD/WPWR has an opening for a skilled Freelance Production Technician. The Production Technician will operate auxiliary equipment as part of FOX32's live news and sports productions. These include but are not limited to robotic cameras, graphics and audio. The Production Technician will serve as the technical co-pilot for all news and sports programming. Experience with studio LED lighting, ETC lighting consoles, Ross studio camera robotics, Calrec audio consoles, and Chyron graphics systems is preferred. Candidate should have experience in an automated production control room environment. Interaction with talent and guests using excellent interpersonal communication, verbal skills and a professional demeanor is critical. Others duties may include recording news and programming feeds and tuning in Satellite and Microwave signals. Preparing content for broadcast by ingesting and timing media as well as judging technical quality. Previous experience with or ability to learn Grass Valley iTX master control automation system is also helpful. Knowledge of windows server/client platforms, high performance storage systems, and video encoding/delivery systems is a plus. REQUIREMENTS: Five or more years of television production experience, preferred; strong attention to detail and the ability to proactively isolate and resolve technical problems within network and broadcast systems; a team player that is able to work independently as required; previous experience and knowledge in an IT architecture and infrastructure is a plus. To apply, please click here.

Per Diem News Anchor/Reporter: WFLD has a fantastic opportunity for a FREELANCE News Anchor/Reporter that has a dynamic on-air presence and can connect with our audience. This position requires a candidate that can anchor, report and produce content for the newscast. The News Anchor/Reporter will be responsible for anchoring the newscast and cut-ins, reporting on news, including a regular franchise segment, producing when needed, and contributing to the station’s image in the community. The News Anchor/Reporter will take an active role in daily digital and social media publishing. The right candidate will be self-motivated, organized, possess strong journalism skills and have the ability to connect with our audiences across multi-platforms. REQUIREMENTS: Possess a degree in journalism or related field and have at least three years of experience as a News Anchor or Reporter is preferred; the ability to communicate well in a live setting; the willingness to travel and work weekends/nights required; must have a demonstrable resume reel of live and packaged reports on subjects ranging from serious hard news to lighter, feature stories. Additionally, the ideal candidate must also be a true team player and newsroom leader. Please submit are resume tape to be considered.  To apply, please click here.

Local Sales Assistant: WFLD/WPWR seeks a highly motivated individual to join our sales assistant team. Core responsibilities include data entry of broadcast and digital orders, filing, organizing and verifying accuracy of all orders as well as complete follow through of the sales order process. The ideal candidate will also assist members of the sales team with various projects, reports, and presentations. Candidate must be extremely detailed oriented and possess the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced corporate environment. The position requires daily interfacing with Sales Management, Accounting, Traffic, Research and Programming departments. REQUIREMENTS: College degree preferred. Qualifications include strong clerical, communication and problem-solving skills. Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide service excellence to clients and account executives. Prior broadcast sales assistant experience preferred. PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Office, Wide Orbit and Nielsen ratings knowledge a plus. This a great career opportunity with long term career potential. To apply, please click here.

Production Technician: The Production Technician will operate auxiliary equipment as part of FOX32’s live news and sports productions. These include but are not limited to robotic cameras, graphics and audio. The ability to excel under pressure in the fast paced environment of live local news alongside a talented team of producers and directors is required.

Responsibilities:
•    The Production Technician will serve as the technical co-pilot for all news and sports programming.  
•    Experience with studio LED lighting, ETC lighting consoles, Ross studio camera robotics, Calrec audio consoles, and Chyron graphics systems is preferred.
•    The ability to mix multiple audio sources during any news or sports program.
•    Candidate should have experience in an automated production control room environment.
•    Interaction with talent and guests using excellent interpersonal communication, verbal skills and a professional demeanor is critical.  
•    Others duties may include recording news and programming feeds and tuning in Satellite and Microwave signals.  Preparing content for broadcast by ingesting and timing media as well as judging technical quality. 
•    Previous experience with or ability to learn Grass Valley iTX master control automation system is also helpful. Knowledge of windows server/client platforms, high performance storage systems, and video encoding/delivery systems is a plus.
•    Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements:
•    Prefer candidates with 5 or more years of television production experience.
•    Strong attention to detail and the ability to proactively isolate and resolve technical problems within network and broadcast systems. 
•    A team player that is able to work independently as required. 
•    In-depth troubleshooting skills and the ability to perform successfully under pressure are essential. 
•    Ability to work on multiple concurrent tasks. 
•    Previous experience and knowledge in an IT architecture and infrastructure is a plus. 
•    Must be flexible with schedule including working on weekends and holidays.  
•    Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, climb ladders, and lift up to 50 lbs. Position requires membership in NABET Local 41 union.

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