Freelance Audio Operator

Job Number: R50024372

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: News, Operations, Production

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: June 28, 2024

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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.


Fox News Media is seeking a skilled Freelance Audio Operator to join our D.C. Bureau. The Freelance Audio Operator will provide technical operational support for our studio and control room team. Candidates must be experienced with running an audio console for live and recorded programming.


  • Operate audio board for live newscasts and productions

  • Maintain studio audio equipment

  • Manage audio for live and taped broadcasts, including mic sources and IFBs

  • Work with technical staff to satisfy production needs for live and pre-recorded programming

  • Perform facility checks with A2 and Stage Manager for all mic and IFB positions in the studio before daily production begins, including studio setup

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience

  • 3 years of experience in a TV Studio environment preferred

  • Excellent communication skills required

  • Must be a team player who works well with others in a fast-paced dynamic studio environment

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Must be able to work in a control room for at least 2 hours without a break

  • Proficient in building and executing of effects and shows on the Calrec Sigma, Artemis, and SSL System T consoles

  • Strong knowledge of audio patch bays, Hydra BSP, signal flow, Enco playout system, and the ability to troubleshoot during live productions

  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays


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: $0.00-0.00 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.

Current Employees and Freelancers/Temps
paid by FOX Apply Here*