Lighting Technician

Job Number: R50009644

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: News, Operations

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: August 8, 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

Fox News Channel is seeking a Lighting Technician to join our New York Bureau. As the Lighting Technician, you create and maintain lighting effects and cues for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network programming and production. You have daily and project based assignments and work directly with Studio Operations Supervisors, Lead Stage Technicians, Directors, Producers, and other studio crew. You are creative and have an interest in the news and entertainment industry.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and assist Lighting Director and Stage Tech leads
  • Stagehand, rigging, light board operation and programming, special effects, location set ups, etc.
  • Ladder work
  • Set maintenance and repair
  • Prop and storage coordination, organization and maintenance
  • Prep, hang and maintain support and storage facilities
  • Operate specialty equipment
  • Understand and implement back-up protocol when necessary
  • Assess, advise and assist with proper stage, scenic and lighting set-ups

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1-3 years of lighting/stage hand experience
  • Understanding of ETC lighting consoles (programming, patching)
  • Comfort working under the pressures of live programming and time constraints
  • Willingness to work overtime and additional shifts to meet the demands of breaking news, programming and production, specialty scenic or light calls and/or shift coverage
  • Knowledge of digital test equipment for troubleshooting and repairs
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, lighting effects and electronics
  • Familiarity with trade and power tools
  • Carpentry skills and knowledge of ION console is a plus
  • Understanding of the importance of health and safety procedures

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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