Per Diem Technician (Summer Relief)

Job Number: R50025393

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Posting Date: April 26, 2024

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FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network’s national content.


WTXF Fox 29 is currently seeking a Summer Relief Engineering Technician to assist with production and/or operational roles for our live studio productions. This is a temporary position beginning in June through the end of October. Roles may include, floor direction, technical operations coordinator, master control operator, or program prep/ingest operator.  Ability to Switch on air programming, commercials and promotional materials as directed by station log.  Tune in and troubleshoot satellite receivers to record programs for air and check for quality.  Tune in and troubleshoot microwave and IP-delivered live shots and feeds.  Monitor on air product to ascertain problems with transmission such as loss of audio or video.  Help identify and troubleshoot technical problems.  Prepare report describing problems encountered during transmission of programing.  Transfer programming and commercials from server to automation system.  Check timing of segments on programming.  Maintain high degree of quality control.  Perform FCC required compliance procedures.  Stay current with emerging technologies and industry changes.  Ability to operate a broad range of production equipment.  Other duties as assigned.  Work varied hours, holidays, weekends and during severe weather situations as needed and/or scheduled.  Associate’s degree (A.A.) from two-year college or technical school preferred or a minimum 2 year’s equivalent experience.


Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to or call (215) 982-5215 or visit our readily accessible station located at 330 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.

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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