Job Number: R50016663
Brand: Fox News Media
Job Type: Engineering, News, Operations, Production, Technology
Location Type: Onsite
Experience Level: Experienced Hires
Location: New York, New York
Job Posting Date: November 22, 2022
We are looking for a Freelance Lighting Technician to join our New York Bureau! As the Freelance Lighting Technician, you create and maintain lighting effects and cues for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network programming and production. The Freelance Lighting Technician will 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 setups, etc.
Set maintenance and repair
Prop and storage coordination, organization, and maintenance
Prep, hang, and maintain support and storage facilities
Operate specialty equipment (bucket & scissor lifts)
Understand and implement backup protocol when necessary
Assess, advise and assist with proper stage, scenic and lighting set-ups
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1-3 years of lighting/stagehand experience
Understanding of ETC lighting consoles (programming, patching)
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
Understanding of the importance of health and safety procedures
Flexibility working under the pressures of live programming and time constraints
Ability to lift at least 50 pounds, climb ladders, and work with heavy grip gear for extended periods of time
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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