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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News Photographer: WFLD Chicago Fox 32 has an immediate full-time job opening for a staff photographer for our news broadcast(s). Candidate will shoot and edit spot news, feature stories and sports. They will also perform LiveU and ENG microwave shots from in and around the Chicago area. Candidate must be a high caliber news photographer with a minimum 3-5 years’ experience. Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field preferred. Candidate must be able to shoot and edit a package in the field and must be familiar with Adobe Premiere. Candidate must be able to lift over fifty (50) pounds of equipment, walk carrying a tripod, batteries and Live U backpack. Must be willing to work in extreme hot/cold weather conditions and be willing to work weekends, holidays, and overnights. Individual must also work well with Assignment Desk, Writers, and Reporters. Position necessitates travel and working overtime (reg. 40 hour work week). Employee must show proof of a valid driver’s license and to work within NABET CBA. To apply, please click here.
News Producer: WFLD is seeking a staff producer to contribute to one of Fox 32’s newscasts. This role requires a producer to gather facts, find video and oversee editing of stories. The candidate must have strong writing skills and be self-sufficient for the newscast. Responsible for story content and accuracy. Must perform all other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate. REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must have 2-3 years producing experience, experience as a line producer and computer knowledge preferred. Must be creative, concise, detail oriented, able to handle deadline pressure and take direction from managers. Reliability, good news judgment, and factual accuracy are crucial. Heaving sitting at workstation, light standing, bending, walking and stair climbing are also required. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. To apply, please click here.
FLX Account Executive: WFLD has an immediate opening for an experienced OTT salesperson to manage develop, assist and service business for the Fox local extension OTT platform (FLX). The Account Executive is responsible for prospecting new business, present FLX capabilities via Zoom and in-person. Act as category expert, working alongside Fox linear sales teams. Overseeing all schedules throughout the campaign, work directly with stations, advertising agencies and clients to increase revenue for the FLX platform. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of successful experience in the digital media industry; Digital Video Advertising and/or Digital Agency/Digital Publisher experience preferred. College degree preferred. IAB certification preferred. Familiarity with basic digital media technology. Excellent presentation skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Existing relationships with senior level client or agency decision makers. Digital agency relationships. Excellent communication skills, proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Wide Orbit a plus. Knowledge of the local TV marketplace and how they are adapting to new OTT channels. Sales Hunter. To apply, please click here.
Anchor/Reporter: WFLD Chicago Fox 32 has an immediate full-time job opening for an anchor/reporter on our news broadcast(s). The ideal candidate will display professionalism and personality, both on and off the air. Candidates must also possess strong presentation skills, strong work ethic, broad knowledge of current affairs, the ability to work effectively with a team of professionals, have an aptitude for social media, and passion for innovation. You will be expected to contribute content as an Anchor/Reporter on-air, and to other platforms including our website and social media. Requirements for this position include at least 3 years of experience at the anchor desk and reporting in the field. You must show the dynamic ability to work with the news team and collaborate on newscasts. You will also be writing packages and stories on a nightly basis. Must have college degree in Journalism or related field. To apply, please click here.
FLX Sales Coordinator: WFLD is seeking a FLX Sales Coordinator to work in a fun, fast-paced and fluid environment. This position will be working on the FLX OTT platform along with Sales Leadership, Account Executives (AEs) and marketing on all aspects of the pre and post sales process. The person in this role will handle order processing and assist AEs on prospecting, research gathering, sales planning and invoicing. The FLX Sales Coordinator will also act as a liaison between AEs, agency buyers and clients. REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma required. College degree and digital experience preferred, but not required. The FLX Sales Coordinator must have excellent communication, organization and prioritization skills. Knowledge of digital advertising marketplace is a must. Willingness to learn and grow. Must have a customer (internal and external) focus. Wide Orbit experience a plus. Mist have the ability to work under pressure and be a team player. To apply, please click here.
Per Diem Writer: WFLD is seeking a freelance writer to write stories assigned by producers, gather facts, find video and oversee editing of stories. Responsible for story content and accuracy. Perform duties of line producer when assigned. Must perform all other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate. REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must have 2-3 years writing experience, experience as a line producer and computer knowledge preferred. Must be creative, concise, detail oriented, able to handle deadline pressure and take direction from producers. Reliability, good news judgment, and factual accuracy are crucial. Heaving sitting at workstation, light standing, bending, walking and stair climbing are also required. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. To apply, please click here.
PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN (Full-Time Regular): 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 include: serve as technical co-pilot for all news and sports programming, experience with studio LED lighting, ETC lighting consoles, Ross studio camera robotics, SSL audio consoles, and Chyron graphics system the ability to mix multiple audio sources during any news or sports program, 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. Other 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 is preferred. Must have strong
attention to detail and the ability to proactively isolate and resolve technical problems within network and broadcast systems. You must be a team player that is able to work independently as required. You must have in-depth troubleshooting skills and the ability to perform successful under pressure are essential. You must be able to multi-task. Previous experience and knowledge in an IT architecture infrastructure is a plus. Must be flexible with schedule including working on weekends and holidays. The ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, climb ladders, and lift up to 50 lbs is required. Position requires
membership in NABET Local 41 union. To apply, please click here.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES: Fox Television Stations is looking for an exceptional leader to perform all the duties of an HR Director. Responsibilities include performing all generalist duties for the Fox O&O duopoly in Chicago, Illinois, including but not limited to direct and manage the Stations’ employee relations and employment programs and initiatives, recruiting/applicant tracking, performance management and performance evaluation administration, FMLA, worker’s compensation, policy administration, and affirmative action compliance and monitoring. Knowledge and experience working with the OFCCP regulations, a plus. Candidate will work in concert with Station management and Corporate Human Resources to ensure that all employment regulatory requirements are met and adhere to all Company policies. Other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Position requires at least five (5) years HR Management experience, Bachelor’s degree in HR Management, Organizational Development or related discipline, or equivalent work experience. Required skill set includes effective written/verbal communications, creative problem solving and conflict management, and expert computer skills (applicant tracking, HRIS, JDE, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office. Workday, a plus). This is a high volume and hands-on administrative position (reporting); no administrative support personnel for this position. Must have strong leadership skills and the ability to develop solid collaborative relationships with all levels of staff. Must be able to multi-task with excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and strong organizational skills and work efficiently under specific time constraints and maintain strict confidentiality. Discretion in handling confidential material and information is required. Weekends, holidays, OT and varied hours required. Must have, or be willing to obtain, a valid driver’s license and be able to drive. Local/national travel may be required. Cover letter, salary expectations and resume required. To apply, please click here.
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