Freelance Playout Operator

Job Number: R50008809

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: News, Operations, Production

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: June 28, 2019

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Channel

FOX News Channel is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. FOX News finished 2018 as the most-watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year in both primetime and total day among total viewers, and has held its number one national cable news channel status for 68 consecutive quarters. FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a Freelance Video Playout Operator to join our Fox News Channel team!  As a freelance Playout Operator you will replace staff members who are on vacation or sick leave, including holidays and weekend shifts. You are able to handle high pressured live news broadcasts of a 24/7 news environment. You have a positive attitude and are detail oriented.  You are willing to work as a team player and looking to take on challenging tasks.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Insert video elements during live programming as well as pre-taped shows using a file server playout system.
  • Ability to count back to directors and roll elements simultaneously 
  • Record and edit quick turnaround pieces
  • Must be able to multi task and work in a team environment. 
  • Familiarity with how Inews and the file server systems operate
  • Have an eye for content to help get correct or newsworthy video elements to air

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 2-3 years of Playback experience is preferred
  • Passion for television/news
  • Strong understanding of Inews is a plus
  • Strong understanding of using a file server playout system
  • Basic computer skills
  • Detail oriented capabilities
  • Willingness to adopt and learn new technologies
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, weekdays, overnights and holidays
  • Viz knowledge

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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