Freelance Transmission Operator

Job Number: R50009474

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: News, Operations

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: July 19, 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 looking for a highly motivated Freelance Transmission Operator to join our Washington Bureau for vacation and sick relief. As the Freelance Transmission Operator, you are a team player who is flexible with their work schedule, including early mornings, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays. You work with the Satellite Desk, Media Desk, Field Crews and Control Room Staff to ensure a quality product. As the Freelance Transmission Operator, you are a vital member of our On-Air programming. 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in a fast pace news environment
  • Monitor and route incoming and outgoing feeds that service FNC, FBN, Dot Com and our Affiliates
  • Quickly and effectively troubleshoot live video/audio feeds in order to get them recorded or on air in a constantly evolving breaking news environment
  • Work directly with control rooms to ensure live guests in studio are ready for air as well as coordinate with other departments to record live news video feeds from all around the world

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree and or relevant work experience
  • A solid working knowledge of HD quality control equipment
  • Know-how to read scopes
  • Ability to identify/trouble shoot audio and video problems with satellite and fiber transmission systems
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team setting
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple duties and tasks in a stressful environment
  • Available to work some weekend/overnight hours
  • Inews , Verizon AVOC, Live U knowledge a plus

    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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    CURRENT EMPLOYEES AND FREELANCERS/
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