Freelance Technical Director

Job Number: R50023669

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: News, Operations, Production

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: February 12, 2024

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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.


Fox News is looking for a Freelance Technical Director for Fox & Friends Weekend. The Freelance­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Technical Director will be in the heart of live breaking news. You will work on a team that ensures all visual elements are seamlessly produced in a high-pressure, 24/7 news environment. This shift will be every Saturday and Sunday from 5 am - 1 pm. Depending on availability, you could also fill in for other shifts as needed.

The Freelance Tech Director will work every Saturday and Sunday from 5 am - 1 pm.


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

  • Offer creative suggestions that enhance show productions

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

  • Organize and maintain switcher files, visual effects, and other peripheral devices and equipment associated with the TD area

  • Demonstrate technical ability to troubleshoot and understand video workflow


  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience

  • 3-5 years of experience as a control room Technical Director in a live news environment

  • Knowledge of switchers, DVEs, device controllers, and video server

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

  • Flexibility and willingness 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

  • A strong interest in current events

  • Knowledge of SONY switchers, DNF controllers, Nexio servers, and Ross Overdrive automated production control system


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. 

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $50.00-62.50 per hour. We provide Freelancers medical/dental/vision insurance and 401k after they meet eligibility criteria and any State required time-off, in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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paid by FOX Apply Here*