Technician - Automation Director

Job Number: R50011463

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering, Production

Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Job Posting Date: February 14, 2020

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox 9 KMSP/WFTC is looking is seeking an inventive and creative Director to join our production team and help in crafting our award-winning newscasts. 

Responsibilities:
Direct live and recorded newscasts and programs.
Operate Sony ELC production automation.
Work with Producers to pre-code show rundowns in iNews, camera block and place talent.
Set up lighting, props, audio support and strategy sessions, and make post show discrepancy reports. 
This position will also be cross-trained on other technical responsibilities. Position may be required to assist in these areas as needed.

Qualifications:
A sharp, detail-oriented person who learns quickly and works well with a team. 
Work schedule flexibility is required.
Technically savvy and proactive in identifying and appropriately addressing issues that may arise. 
Adapts well to the needs of a fast-paced news environment. 
Is a positive newsroom citizen. 
Knowledge of equipment and operating systems, including; New production automation systems (Sony ELC automation powered by Avid Inews preferred), Video Switcher systems (Sony MVS, DVS, or XVS series preferred), Server-based video playout systems (Bitcentral preferred), MOS driven graphics playout systems (Chyron preferred), Robotic Camera Systems (Vinten preferred), and audio mixing equipment. 
High School diploma (or equivalent), college degree is preferred.
5 or more years of TV studio and control room operations preferred
Requires enrollment in IBEW 292 Union.

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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