Updated: July 19, 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.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (Regular f/t Orlando, FL) The associate producer writes stories for news programs and uses them across the station’s digital platforms, including text stories, photos, links, and related information. Duties include selecting appropriate video and sound for stories on air. Assist anchors, reporters, and producers in preparing stories for broadcast and the web. Produce newscasts as needed under management supervision. Seek out and identify engaging content and post on the station’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Work with the assignment desk in gathering information from various news sources and determining the newsworthiness. Keep news staff apprised of breaking news and changes in assignments. Make beat check calls to law enforcement and other governmental agencies. Communicate with affiliates to ensure continuity of coverage.
REQUIREMENTS: College degree in an applicable discipline such as broadcast journalism or equivalent job experience. Strong creative writing skills and news and editorial judgment are a must. Must be proficient in social media and have an eye for content that will engage viewers on social media. Must be well organized, able to manage multiple projects, and work well under deadline pressure. Must be able to deal effectively with people. Working knowledge of newsroom computer systems, the Internet, graphic and production equipment, and ENG & SNG remotes are strongly preferred.
METEOROLOGIST/WEATHER ANCHOR (Regular f/t Orlando, FL) Do you have a passion for weather and keeping people safe? Do you understand severe weather and the
importance of early warnings and accurate forecasting? Then your dream job is waiting in one of the most dynamic weather markets in the country. The FOX O&O in beautiful Orlando, FL has an immediate opening for a high-energy, highly-skilled weekend meteorologist. We’re looking for a motivated, team player who can easily translate complex weather data and convey it to the people who live underneath the radar. You’ll be working in a place that basks in the sunshine until it becomes the lightning capital of the world and that’s all before Hurricane season starts. But you’re not stuck in a studio all the time -- -you’re on location forecasting from one of the most high-tech storm chasers in the state. This position is part weekend weather anchor, part weekday weather chaser. You must have a strong, engaging live presence in-studio and in the field.
REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 5 years of experience working as a weather anchor in a medium or large market preferred. College degree in communications/journalism or related field preferred. Current or in-process AMS Seal or NWS certification. Hurricane forecasting experience a plus. Working knowledge of weather and newsroom computers. Ability to ad-lib effectively with news anchors. Good news judgment and knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices. Excellent people, writing, and communication skills; must be a team player.
ASSIGNMENT EDITOR (Regular f/t Orlando, FL) The assignment desk is the HEART of the newsroom. The ideal assignment editor candidate is passionate about both breaking news and enterprise story generation. We’re looking for someone with strong news judgment who will be an integral voice on our editorial team. Assignment editors must gather story information from various news sources and determine the newsworthiness. Responsible for gathering story info from various news sources and determining the newsworthiness. Make decisions on what stories to cover and assign/dispatch crews. Keep news staff apprised of breaking news and changes in assignments. Plan news stories for future coverage and coordinate coverage for special events. Make beat check calls to law enforcement and other governmental agencies. Communicate with affiliates to ensure continuity in coverage. Write, edit and post stories on the station’s website and social media platforms; on-air, online, in-mobile, and social.
REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of two years experience in TV news, including assignment desk experience preferred. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple projects. Must demonstrate outstanding news judgment and good news writing skills. Must be able to deal effectively with people. Must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment. Overtime, holidays and varied hours required.
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 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 cell phone 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 newsgathering 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 newsgathering. 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 story assignments. Experience with liveU, Adobe Premiere, and BitCentral is a plus.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: (Regular Full Time/Gainesville) Seeking a bright, highly motivated Account Executive to develop new business and grow existing accounts, create presentations and proposals, input order, input preempt makegoods and traffic instructions. Ability to increase station revenue and market share. Develop and maintain direct client relationships. Advertising Sales experience a plus. This position is based in Gainesville, FL.
REQUIREMENTS: Broadcast and digital sales experience. College degree or equivalent work experience. Excellent communication skills. Service-Oriented. Valid Driver’s License.
DIGITAL SALES ASSISTANT: (Regular Full time/Orlando, FL) FOX 35 Orlando is looking for a superstar Sales Assistant to join FOX Television Stations FLX OTT platform. As a member of the team, you will work in a fun, fast-paced, and fluid environment. You will work with sales leadership, AE’s, and marketing on all aspects of the pre and post-sales process. Duties include but are not limited to, assist Account Executives in the Fox Local Extension (FLX) sales department, along with Digital Sales Manager. (OTT/Digital ad sales) General administrative work, manage pipelines, CRM. Order processing. Assist AE's on prospecting, research gathering, sales planning, invoicing. Act as liaison between AE's, agency buyers, and clients.
REQUIREMENTS: Excellent communication skills. MS Office applications. Organization and prioritization skills. Knowledge of local TV marketplace. Willingness to learn and grow. Customer (internal and external) focus. Wide Orbit experience a plus. Ability to work under pressure and be a team player. Knowledge of Wide Orbit software helpful; College degree and digital experience preferred but not required.
BROADCAST MAINTENANCE ENGINEER (Regular f/t Orlando, FL) The Broadcast Maintenance Engineer is expected to repair and perform daily preventative maintenance of all equipment associated with three 24/7 television stations. For example; master control and production automation systems, camera robotics, character generators, playback servers, transmitters, satellite distribution systems, desktop computers, networking equipment, and various facility needs as assigned. The engineer will assist in system design, construction, and commissioning of new technologies at multiple station sites. Previous experience within a television station repairing and maintaining broadcast equipment and IT-related components. Ability to communicate effectively with management, vendors, and co-workers, work efficiently and meet deadlines.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors's or Associate's degree in IT systems, electronics, or an equivalent amount of technical training is preferred. Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Must be flexible with schedule and willing to work weekends, holidays, and occasional overnight shifts. Ability to lift 50lbs. Must possess a valid drivers’ license.
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