Per Diem Technician

Job Number: R50009172

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Posting Date: June 18, 2019

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Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.


Fill a variety of production and/or operational roles to support our live studio productions and prep materials for air on our station. Roles may include, technical director, audio board operator, floor direction, technical operations coordinator, master control operator, or program prep/ingest operator.

  • Safe and proper operation of various broadcast equipment and systems.
  • Ability to target and perform system checks of robotic camera systems.
  • Ability to operate production switcher and audio console.
  • Switch on air programming, commercials and promotional materials as directed by station log.
  • Tune in and troubleshoot satellite receivers to record programs for air and spot check for quality.
  • Tune in and troubleshoot microwave and IP-delivered live shots and feeds.
  • Operate and monitor remote transmitter.
  • Observe and maintain video and audio levels to FCC specifications.
  • Observe on air monitor to ascertain problems with transmission such as loss of audio or video signals, and press buttons to access and transmit technical difficulties sign or station identification to viewing audience.
  • Identify and troubleshoot technical problems.
  • Prepare report describing problems encountered during transmission of program or station break and reason for problems. Describe problems and solutions using thorough, clear and concise language comprehensible to non-technical personnel.
  • Transfer programming and commercials from server to automation system.  Check timing of segments on programming.  Notify supervisor of any problems during this process.
  • Regularly set up, adjust, assemble, control, test and operate station equipment to meet on-air broadcast requirements.
  • Maintain high degree of quality control.
  • Perform FCC required compliance procedures.
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry changes.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to or call (215) 982-5215 or visit our readily accessible station located at 330 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.

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.