Technician - Automation Director

Job Number: R50025653

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Job Posting Date: July 15, 2024

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

TECHNICIAN – AUTOMATION DIRECTOR (Full-time, Regular)

Fox 9 KMSP/WFTC is looking is seeking an inventive and creative Director to join our production team and help in crafting our award-winning newscasts.

Responsibilities:

Direct live and recorded newscasts and programs.

Operate Sony ELC production automation.

Work with Producers to pre-code show rundowns in iNews, camera block, place talent, and make post-show discrepancy reports.

This position will also be cross-trained on other technical responsibilities such as floor directing in studio; relaying cues and other directives from the control room to studio floor, assisting with the set-up and striking of sets which can entail being able to stand for several hours per day and move stage pieces periodically. Position may also require assistance in Master Control & TOC If needed.

Qualifications:

A sharp, detail-oriented person who learns quickly and works well with a team.

Work schedule flexibility is required.

Technically savvy and proactive in identifying and appropriately addressing issues that may arise.

Adapts well to the needs of a fast-paced news environment.

Is a positive newsroom citizen.

Knowledge of equipment and operating systems, including Sony ELC automation, MV8000G, video switcher, iNews, ELC playlist viewer, Bitcentral playout, ISQ playout of Chyron Mosaic and Power Clips, Vinten Fusion, and Calrec audio console.

High School diploma (or equivalent), college degree is preferred.

5 or more years of TV studio and control room operations preferred

Requires enrollment in IBEW 292 Union.

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.

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