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
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.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
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
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
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
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