Technical Director

Job Number: R50009515

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: News, Operations, Production

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: July 26, 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 Technical Director to join our Fox News family. As a ­­­­­­­­­­­Technical Director, you are at the heart of live breaking News. You are part of a team that ensures all visual elements produced are presented seamlessly on air in a high-pressure 24/7 News environment.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Switch fast paced productions seen throughout the Fox News Networks
  • Partner with some of the best directors in TV news
  • Offer creative suggestions that enhance show productions Collaborating with graphic department and editorial leads as new shows are developed
  • Organize and maintain switcher files, visual effects and other peripheral devices equipment associated with TD area
  • Demonstrate technical ability to troubleshoot and understand video workflow

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Three to five years’ experience as a control room Technical Director in a live News environment
  • Knowledge of switchers, DVE's, Device controllers, and Video Server is necessary
  • Knowledge of SONY switchers, DNF controllers, Nexio servers, and Ross Overdrive automated production control system is a plus. 
  • Excellent control room demeanor, proven leadership skills, team-first attitude and the ability to handle pressure in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Flexibility with schedule, ability to work weekends and any shift in a 24-hour time period and breaking news environment
  • A desire to learn new technologies, processes and/or procedures as they are implemented 
  • Four-year degree from accredited university or demonstrated experience in the field preferred
  • A strong interest in current events

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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