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Updated: January 25, 2021

The following represents brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and, /or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.

ENGINEERING

PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN (Regular full time / Orlando, FL) We are looking for a full-time Production Tech with working knowledge of AM, PM News, and other show formats. Ensure that talent and guests' microphones have charged batteries, that microphones are on proper frequency, turned on properly, and have corresponding IFBs (when applicable). Conduct proper studio microphone and live-remote audio checks prior to air and inform the director immediately if any source is not suitable for air. Ensure talent is on the set, miked, and informed of the cues in use. Prior to air, verify that all studio equipment is working properly. QC audio levels and mix using QC monitor in the audio booth. Ensure all RTS panels are labeled correctly with proper studio or remote talent prior to live or taped broadcasts. Update music request playlists on a daily basis with music requested from executive producers. Know camera-blocking positions for newscasts. Ensure camera shots are in focus and framed according to camera directives from Director. Create creative bump shots along with standard formatted shots. Be familiar with Sony ELC coding and show execution to fill in as needed. Make minor repairs to IFBs, microphones, monitors, and audio board as needed. Operate prompter when talent is unable to do so as assigned. Understand the basics of lighting panels. Maintain audio booth, prop room, cameras, and prompters. Interact effectively and professionally with talent, producers, and crew. 

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of one year of experience in the master control and news production environment. College degree or two years’ equivalent experience in the broadcast industry. Ability to operate a broad range of production equipment. Positive attitude, commitment to excellence, teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making abilities, good judgment, and excellent communication skills. 

APPLY HERE: Production Technician_R50017306

NEWS 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (Regular full time / Orlando, FL) FOX 35 is looking for our next behind-the-scenes rock star, who loves news and current events, and whose ultimate goal is to be a TV newscast or digital news producer. This position is a training ground for one of the most valuable roles in every newsroom: producer. Associate Producers write clear, concise, conversational stories. Accuracy is paramount. Excellent writing skills are required. AP’s work alongside anchors, reporters, producers, and managers to complete assignments on tight deadlines. Daily duties include transcribing video and interviews, picking soundbites, designing graphics, and basic research of news events. Every day you will develop strong news judgment and strategic thinking skills required of a news producer. 

REQUIREMENTS: A strong foundation in journalism, mass communication, and/or media studies is preferred. The ideal candidate will be curious by nature and approaches every assignment with an open mind, eager to learn. A minimum of 1-year of experience working in a television station is preferable. Preferred candidates must be strong writers open to daily feedback and critique aimed at career growth. Must be well organized, able to manage multiple projects, and work well under pressure. This position requires availability for overnight, early morning, night, weekend, and holiday schedules. 

APPLY HERE: News-Associate-Producer_R50016816

PRODUCER (Regular full time / Orlando, FL) FOX 35 is looking for a strong, creative, take-charge producer who has a vision for the newscast and knows how to turn a plan into remarkable television. Candidates must be aggressive, decisive, and creative. We are looking for someone with stellar news judgment who owns big stories and wins breaking news coverage. The successful candidate must think big and communicate effectively with everyone on the team. The candidate must also be assertive yet calm under pressure.

REQUIREMENTS: Strong creative writing skills and editorial judgment are necessary. Working knowledge of newsroom computer systems, the Internet, graphic and production equipment, ENG & SNG remotes is desirable. College degree in an applicable discipline such as broadcast journalism. A minimum of 2 years experience in a television news department producing newscasts. Must work well under deadline pressure during breaking news. 

APPLY HERE: News-Producer_R50017352 

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER (Regular f/t Orlando, FL)   FOX 35 is looking for a News Photographer & Editor. Orlando is the most exciting local news market in the US-second to none! That means our field crews are scheduled to work nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays. Periodically, our photographers are asked to be on-call or work extended shifts to cover breaking news and severe weather, as well as exciting events like rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center, NASCAR races at the Daytona International Speedway, and festivities at our world-famous theme parks. Capture on digital media the images and sounds that illustrate news stories and edit those images into an interpretive picture story that clearly conveys the substance of the story to the audience with or without the reporter’s words within the time restraints of the broadcast. Demonstrate ability to "make slot". Drive vehicle to locate news events such as fire or public gathering, or receive information over the cellphone and/or scanner about the location of a news event. Have a working knowledge of Bonded Cellular technology such as LiveU. Have the ability to connect ENG camera to Backpack and initiate live stream. Drive and exercise good judgment in operating the Electronic News Gathering (ENG) vehicle and equipment. Record news events and related elements on digital media such as Sony SxS, SD, and Micro SD cards. Operate all news-gathering and editing equipment used by Fox35 Photographers. Record and submit videos and stills to various digital media platforms. Must be able to affix a wireless microphone to staff and interviewees. Understand and perform basic lighting techniques. Understand and perform basic sound gathering techniques. Take advantage of all production techniques available to get the best true pictures available. Stay abreast of new equipment and techniques. Be proficient in new technologies as it relates to news-gathering. Stay knowledgeable and familiar with procedures associated with remote news production. Work effectively with news management and newsroom personnel to develop content and production of newscasts. Maintain issued equipment in top working order including maintenance and cleanliness of vehicles. Take appropriate precautions for personal safety and to protect station equipment and vehicles against theft, damage, and danger. Seek news contacts within the community and stay informed of current events. Regularly communicate with the assignment desk throughout shifts and notify when you have arrived on the scene, among other responsibilities. 

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 2 years experience as a photographer and editor in a television news department. Willingness and ability to travel for a story assignment. Experience with LiveU, Adobe Premiere, and BitCentral is a plus. 

APPLY HERE: News-Photographer_R50017307

NEWS EDITOR/PHOTOGRAPHER (Regular f/t Orlando, FL) FOX 35 is looking for a News Editor & Photographer. Orlando is the most exciting local news market in the US-second to none! That means our field crews are scheduled to work nights, overnights, weekends and holidays. Periodically, our photographers are asked to be on –call or work extended shifts to cover breaking news and severe weather, as well as exciting events like rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center, NASCAR races at the Daytona International Speedway, and festivities at our world-famous theme parks. Maintain daily content of non-linear edit system as needed. Responsible for daily editing (cutting and labeling) and working with current, state-of-the-art equipment in a digital format. Must be able to use both hands to operate the equipment and keyboard. Responsible for meeting constant daily news deadlines. Respond quickly to the producer’s requests for show and video requirements for the broadcast. Base on the producer’s needs and established guidelines, use judgment to pick the best video for the story. Demonstrate competency with video editing equipment and have proficient computer skills. Capture on digital media the images and sounds that illustrate news stories and edit those images into an interpretive picture story that clearly conveys the substance of the story to the audience with or without the reporter’s words within the time restraints of the broadcast. Demonstrate ability to "make slot". Drive vehicle to locate news events such as fire or public gathering, or receive information over cell phone and/or scanner about location of news event. Have a working knowledge of Bonded Cellular technology such as LiveU. Have the ability to connect ENG camera to Backpack and initiate live stream. Drive and exercise good judgment in operating the Electronic News Gathering (ENG) vehicle and equipment. Record news event and related elements on digital media such as Sony SxS, SD and Micro SD cards. Operate all news-gathering and editing equipment used by Fox35 Photographers. Record and submit video and stills to various digital media platforms. Must be able to affix a wireless microphone to staff and interviewees. Understand and perform basic lighting techniques. Understand and perform basic sound gathering techniques. Take advantage of all production techniques available to get the best true pictures available. Stay abreast of new equipment and techniques. Be proficient in new technologies as it relates to news-gathering. Stay knowledgeable and familiar with procedures associated with remote news production. Work effectively with news management and newsroom personnel to develop content and production of newscasts. Maintain issued equipment in top working order including maintenance and cleanliness of vehicles. Take appropriate precautions for personal safety and to protect station equipment and vehicles against theft, damage and danger. Seek news contacts within the community and stay informed of current events. Regularly communicate with the assignment desk throughout shifts and notify when you have arrived on scene, among other responsibilities. 

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 2 years experience as a photographer and editor in a television news department. Willingness and ability to travel for story assignment. Experience with LiveU, Adobe Premiere, and BitCentral is a plus.

APPLY HERE: News-Editor-Photographer_R50016840

DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR/PRODUCER (Regular full time/Orlando, FL) We're hiring a Digital Content Creator to be part of our next-level team at FOX 35 in Orlando, Florida. Reporting to the Digital Content Manager, the Digital Content Creator will be laser-focused on telling stories that matter most to digital and social users-- and doing it better than anyone else. Does this sound like you? You're smart, fast on your feet, team-oriented, and full of energy. You're an expert in digital and social media platforms. You know a big story when you hear it. You're obsessed with details. Nothing gets past you. You have a zero-tolerance policy for grammatical errors. You could copy edit in your sleep (but you won't— we promise). You love a fast-paced, challenging environment and crave the chance to learn new things. You've got goals, which you strive to meet and exceed (all of them). You thrive in a competitive, fearless culture of creativity and expertise. What you do matters, and you're out to make a difference. Most of all, you want to win. Every. Single. Day. The person we're looking for lives and breathes digital news and information, and is driven by an intense passion for storytelling. If that's you, your dream team awaits.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Create compelling, UX-focused content related to news, events, and topics relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live-streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Engage and build loyalty among communities. Serve as liaison to the newsroom, ensuring digital and social dominance. Reach and engage users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and beyond. Work with Group Content Team and other FTS markets to distribute high-interest stories at scale. Follow group standards. Monitor real-time analytics. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 3+ years experience developing and publishing content, including news, on digital and social platforms preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications, or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Excellent writer and storyteller. Superior news judgment. Impeccable writing and copy-editing skills. Overwhelming attention to detail. Thrive under deadline pressure. Stellar communication skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live-streaming, and digital analytics tools. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus).

APPLY HERE: Producer-Digital_R50017018

SALES

SENIOR WEB SALES MANAGER (Regular full time/Orlando, FL) Exciting and rare opportunity for a Senior Web Sales Manager. This position oversees and maximizes digital and revenue budget and shares by managing the sale of digital advertising to clients/agencies. Develop a strategy for digital sales business plan and practices. Package, price, and control digital inventory, manager and oversee the delivery process across multiple platforms (Wide Orbit, FreeWheel, FLX & GAM). Prepare and present professional sales presentations using the appropriate software and research techniques. Attend and participate in client calls; develop and maintain direct client relationships. Deal effectively with a varied list of clients and solve problems creatively. Problem/resolution skills required. Develop new and innovative ways to help generate increased revenue and shares. Ensure achievement of digital revenue budgets. Work closely with Digital Content Manager to create and implement web campaigns that generate site traffic as well as increase revenue. Attend and participate in weekly Digital Sales Manager calls with FTS Digital Team. Work closely with Local and National Sales Managers to provide digital proposals, prospect lists, and web updates Act as liaison for the local market and FSS Interactive. Provide local market packages, sales ideas, rates, and availability. Provide training and updates to Local and National Sales Managers and Account Executives in weekly Sales Meetings and weekly FLX meetings. Assist Account Executives with presentations, proposals, and local sales calls. Attend weekly internal Digital Team meetings; provide content and sales updates. Assist Creative Services to implement and execute sales contests and promotions. Work with Fox O&O counterparts to implement creative and revenue-generating ideas across multi-sites & platforms, maximizing efficiencies. Develop and implement new business plans. Assist sales management with digital budgets, market shares, and forecasts. Maintain knowledge of marketing, retail and competitive media, ratings, pricing, inventory control, and budgeting requirements. Oversee sales and management of both WOFL & WOGX Digital Properties including websites, news app, weather app, sports app & FLX OTT platform. 

REQUIREMENTS: Experience in managing a team. Digital Sales Experience a must. College degree or equivalent work experience. Experience with online metrics, technologies, and research tools.

APPLY HERE: Senior-Web-Sales-Manager_R50016858

FINANCE

STAFF ACCOUNTANT: (Regular Full Time/Orlando) The staff accountant plays an integral role in the finance department of FOX Television Stations in Orlando and Gainesville. This position supports the Director of Finance in carrying out the accounting functions for one or more television stations. The ability to meet deadlines while achieving a high level of accuracy is of absolute importance as this role is fundamental to many of the department’s business processes and goals. 

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of three years experience in general accounting; broadcast experience preferred. College degree in Accounting/Finance or related field required. Knowledge of enterprise-level revenue & financial systems is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office with a heavy emphasis in Excel and have the ability to work well under pressure handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Previous Workday and Coupa experience a plus. While this position typically works at the station, a functional home workspace including internet connectivity is required due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The candidate should be ready to work at the TV Station when required.

APPLY HERE: Staff-Accountant_R50017026

CREATIVE SERVICES

VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVE SERVICES (Regular full time/Orlando, FL) We’re looking for the next VP of Creative Services for WOFL FOX 35 Orlando, WRBW - FOX 35 Plus, WOGX FOX 51 – Gainesville, and our digital properties. The successful candidate will live and breathe the brand, have a strong vision for innovative marketing, and have the ability to inspire their team. This position supervises Promotion Managers, Promotion Producers, Graphic artists, and WOGX Production. Essential duties and responsibilities include: Oversee the brand image strategy and manage marketing across all platforms. Develop a promotional strategic plan. Coach the Creative Services team to set goals and produce messages that have an impact. Partner with the VP of News, SVP General Manager, and VP Sales on creative campaigns and commercial projects. Coordinate advertiser/station promotion tie-ins with Sales Department. The key point of contact for network initiatives. Manage all outside media and advertising. Identify and manage strategic community partnerships and represent our brand at key events. Supervise and participate in the day-to-day activities in the Creative Services Department according to company policies and guidelines. Coordinate all digital and social media promotional efforts. Create and manage a departmental budget. Oversee the creation of promotional material for the Sales Department. Oversee commercial production for the Sales Department. Develop and coordinate viewer-related contests. Oversee and participate in recruiting and training of staff. Complete employee performance appraisals according to deadlines. Schedule and coordinate department meetings. 

REQUIREMENTS: Strong problem solver. Knowledge of and experience in social media, marketing, and promotion. Ability to create and execute media plans. Creative design skills including shooting and editing required. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Five years’ management experience in a Top 40 market. College degree in Marketing, Advertising or a related field, or an equivalent combination of work-related work experience and education. Strong hands-on leader and motivator. Lead by example. Instill teamwork and a commitment to excellence. 

APPLY HERE: VP-Creative-Services_R50017343

PROMOTION WRITER & PRODUCER: (Regular Full Time/Orlando) Exciting and rare opportunity at FOX 35 Orlando! The primary function of the Promotion Writer & Producer is to create compelling and innovative promotional messages for FOX 35, FOX 51, and FOX 35 PLUS, on every platform, with a focus on excellence in writing and best-in-class production skills. Work closely with VP Creative, Promotion Managers, and the creative services team on branding and marketing strategies across all platforms. Embrace the use of process language, in writing, and sell brand distinction in special reports, news topicals, and image promotion. Develop, shoot and produce custom, creative concepts for news and weather image spots, investigative special report promos, and proof of brand (POBs) spots. Develop, shoot and produce custom, news marketing messages for streaming, digital, and social media platforms Develop, shoot, and produce custom, creative concepts for syndicated programming. Assist client services in the writing/producing of commercials, and other sales marketing projects when necessary. Must be skilled in shooting with cinema cameras, lighting, and editing with full Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis on Premiere PRO Work with station Graphic Artist or the FTS GRAPHICS HUB to create and ensure innovative, visually interesting graphic designs. Must be a passionate self-starter who works well in a collaborative team environment. Must take initiative and present BIG ideas, and find new and innovative production techniques. Must incorporate research into projects, and handle tight deadlines. Must have excellent communication skills and be collaborative across all station departments. Assist at station-sponsored events as needed/assigned. Stay current on promotional trends in the industry. Assist with filling daily logs in Wide Orbit as needed. Contribute to daily operational duties of the Creative Services Department. Must be willing to work extended hours, weekends and during severe weather situations as needed and/or scheduled. Required to maintain valid driver’s license and drive company vehicles. Other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Broadcast Production, Marketing or broadcast-related field preferred. Minimum 2 years of experience working in creative services or the newsroom at a television station. Have hands-on experience with a local news product. Have flexibility in working hours to meet high-volume demands and tight deadlines. Prefer experience using iNews and WideOrbit. 

APPLY HERE: Promotion-Writer-Producer_R50017080

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