Freelance Technical Director - FOX Weather

Job Number: R50015291

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: News, Production

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: June 20, 2022

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the newly announced platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 20 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox Weather is looking for a Freelance Technical Director to join our team in New York. As the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Freelance Technical Director, you will be at the heart of live breaking news. We are the team that ensures all visual elements are produced seamlessly in a high-pressure, 24/7 News environment.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Switch fast-paced productions seen throughout the Fox News networks

  • Offer creative suggestions that enhance show productions

  • Collaborate with graphics department and editorial leads as new shows are developed

  • Organize and maintain switcher files, create visual effects, plus build snapshots and macros

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience 

  • Demonstrated technical ability to troubleshoot and understand video workflow throughout FNC and FBN network

  • 3+ years of experience as a control room Technical Director in a live News environment

  • Knowledge of switchers, DVE's, Device controllers, and Video Servers is necessary

  • Excellent control room demeanor, proven leadership skills, team-first attitude and the ability to handle pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • 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

  • Knowledge of SONY switchers, Ross switchers, DNF controllers, Nexio servers, VizRt graphics systems and ROSS Overdrive

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.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

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