Updated: April 14, 2021
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DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER, NewsNOW (position based in Orlando, Florida) - We're hiring a Digital Content Manager for NewsNOW from FOX, FOX TV Stations’ national live streaming news product. Reporting to the Executive Producer, the Digital Content Manager will oversee publishing and content creation for newsnowfox.com and other digital properties. This position is based at our NewsNOW headquarters in Orlando, Florida.
Does this sound like you? You're driven, smart, full of energy and as digitally and socially savvy as they come. You’re a leader, but you also know there is no "I" in team. Your news judgment is solid, you’re in touch with your audience—and you know exactly what they want from you. You're (very) competitive, sharp, resourceful, quickthinking, and not afraid to try something new. In fact, you love the opportunity to lay the groundwork for something new. You're a hard worker by nature, you set the bar high and you want to win. Big.
The person we're looking for is a tech-savvy news junkie who lives and breathes digital and loves to be part of building something new. If you're a digital content-creating rockstar who is hungry for the next step in their career, this job is for you.
Oversee creation of compelling, UX-focused news and event-based content relevant to digital users across the country and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, video on demand, breaking news and social media elements. Serve as digital leader and resource for the NewsNOW team. Work with NewsNOW management team to develop content designed to grow audience and build engagement, with user experience constantly in mind. Collaborate with digital teams in FTS markets to acquire relevant content that fits a national audience. Maintain continuous communication with Group Content Team, working together to create and display the most relevant content of the day. Stay on top of breaking news, current events, journalistic practices and industry news. Ensure published content meets quality and journalistic standards. Monitor realtime analytics, constantly looking for opportunities to win bigger. Other duties as assigned.
4+ years experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms preferred. Proven history as leader and/or project lead within a team. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Strong desire to advance in digital news career. Superior news judgement, writing and copy editing skills. Fanatical attention to detail. Thrive under pressure. Stellar communication skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools. Strong YouTube publishing experience a plus. Video and photo editing experience. Must respond quickly in case of emergency.
PLANNING PRODUCER, NewsNOW (Regular f/t position based in Orlando, FL) -- We're hiring a Producer/Planner to join the team behind NewsNOW, FOX TV Stations’ national live streaming news product. Reporting to the Executive Producer, the Producer/Planner will research, plan, curate and produce content for live coverage of breaking news and important events as they happen, giving users an in-the-moment view of what's going on across the country and around the world. This position is based in NewsNOW’s east coast newsroom at FOX 35 Orlando.
Does this sound like you? You’re a tech-savvy news junkie who loves digging into a big story. You’re obsessed with details and nothing gets past you. You thrive in a team-oriented environment that is constantly changing. When the going gets tough, you’re the one who holds everything together. You’re never not in the know. Making connections (and keeping them!) is your superpower. If organization were an Olympic sport, you’d be wearing a whole lot of gold.
The person we're looking for is a resourceful, dependable, meticulously-organized journalist who is always thinking two steps ahead. If that’s you, your dream team awaits.
Research, gather and produce relevant, timely original content, including breaking news and live coverage of major news events, for use on digital, social, streaming and broadcast platforms nationwide. Help to execute the overall editorial plan, coordinating with FOX O&O stations and other internal and external partners to receive live video feeds, interviews, reporter hits and other content. Develop and maintain close relationships with key contacts in each station. Monitor live video feeds, newsgathering tools and social media for fresh content and the latest information. Constantly update editorial calendar, using it to plan and prepare for the future. Pitch story ideas. Stay up-to-date on news and current events. Monitor real-time analytics. Adhere to journalistic standards. Fill in for Digital Journalists as needed. Other duties as assigned.
3+ years experience planning and producing digital news content preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field. Tech-savvy multitasker with strong knowledge of the technical aspects of digital news production, including live streaming and video publishing. Superior news judgement. Impeccable organization skills. Unparalleled attention to detail. Proficient in tools used for web-based newsgathering tools, content creation and monitoring digital analytics. Social media expert. Thrive under pressure. Stellar communication and presentation skills. On-camera hosting or reporting experience a bonus. Varied hours including weekends and holidays as required.
ANCHOR & REPORTER (full time/Orlando, Florida) - FOX 35 Orlando has a rare opening for a dynamic, engaging, experienced journalist to anchor our weekend evening newscasts. This anchor/reporter will enterprise investigative caliber content during the week, fill in for other anchors as need, and work with news managers and producers to develop content and execute a strategy for weekend newscasts.
We’re looking for a go- getter, with a proven track record of digging, asking tough questions on behalf of our viewers, and producing engaging content for our newscasts and digital platforms. We expect a rock star reporter who every other reporter in the market will follow. You’ll join an anchor team includes the most experienced journalists in the market. They’re professional, polished, confident leaders in the community and the newsroom.
A minimum of 3+ years’ experience working as a reporter and/or anchor in a medium or large market preferred. College degree in communications/journalism or related field preferred. Good news judgment and knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices. Ability to tell stories, ask good probing questions in Q&A with reporters and ad-lib effectively. Strong writing skills and thorough knowledge of current events. Excellent people and communication skills; must be a team player.
FREELANCE NEWS REPORTER/MMJ: (per diem, 3 months assignment) - FOX 35 News is looking for an experienced Reporter/Freelancer to join an award-winning news team. FOX 35 focuses on weather, breaking news, investigative and stories that matter to our diverse market. Warning: the successful candidate must enjoy warm winters, endless sunshine, quick drives to the beach and a desire to work where the world vacations. This is a 3 months assignment.
A minimum of 3+ years’ experience working as a reporter and/or anchor in a medium or large market preferred. College degree in communications/journalism or related field preferred.
Good news judgment and knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices. Ability to tell stories, ask good probing questions in Q&A with reporters and ad-lib effectively. Strong writing skills and thorough knowledge of current events. Excellent people and communication skills; must be a team player.
VIDEO EDITOR: (Regular Full Time/Orlando) 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. Responsible for meeting constant daily news deadlines. Respond quickly to the producers’ requests for show and video requirements for the broadcast. Based 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. Must use hands to operate the equipment and keyboard. Work with Producers and/or Executive Producers as they review all stories. Work effectively with news management and newsroom personnel to develop content and production of newscasts. Maintain open communication with News Director and all station personnel to efficiently, respectfully and professionally complete news assignments with efficiency and quality. Regularly receive and distribute information and instructions – via telephone, headset, email and memo, to station personnel or production team in a live news environment. Stay abreast of new techniques and video products. Contribute story ideas.
Experience as an editor or photographer in a television news department is preferred. College degree or one year equivalent experience in the broadcast industry. Experience with non-linear editing technology, AVID News Cutter, and AVID Media Manager. Demonstrate strong news judgment, and good editorial and visual judgment.
P/T PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN: (Regular Part Time/Orlando, FL) We are looking for a part-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 IFB’s (when applicable). Conduct proper studio microphone and live-remote audio checks prior to air and inform 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 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 IFB’s, microphones, monitors and audio board as needed. Operate prompter when talent is unable to do so as assigned. Understand basics of lighting panel. Maintain audio booth, prop room, cameras and prompters. Interact effectively and professionally with talent, producers and crew.
A minimum of one-year 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 judgement and excellent communication skills.
FACILITIES COORDINATOR: (Regular f/t, Orlando, FL) We are looking for a dynamic, talented, curious, passionate problem solver, flexible and knowledgeable Facilities Coordinator to oversee, install, maintain and repair building equipment, systems and services. Some of the duties include: regularly inspect company facilities to identify and perform or oversee the completion of needed repairs, replacements, and/or improvements to structures, fixtures, building equipment, and grounds. Work with management to evaluate, select, and oversee outside contractors to perform various facility related services, such as landscaping, janitorial, security, HVAC, generators, plumbing, lighting, electrical, and other maintenance, repair and installation services. Utilize skills and training to personally complete tasks in areas such as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, remodeling, and assembly needs. Develop preventive maintenance programs and maintain records. Order and maintain inventory of spare, replacement and maintenance parts and supplies. Oversee the maintenance and service of emergency power systems, such as standby generators, diesel fuel tanks, transfer switches, and UPS systems. Contribute to the development of general safety policies and procedures to be followed by staff in compliance with local, state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. Document and maintain OSHA compliance. Inspect facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards and recommend corrective or preventative measures where indicated. Work directly with applicable government agencies to ensure compliance with testing and inspection requirements, such as fire department inspections, diesel tank inspections, and backflow testing. Assist station technicians with various tasks when needed, including the installation and maintenance of broadcast related infrastructure and equipment. Stay current with emerging technologies and industry changes. Travel as needed to remote production and transmitter sites. Maintain clean driving record.
REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 3 years’ experience with building maintenance, safety procedures and OSHA compliance. Associate degree or higher preferred. Related trade school training also acceptable in addition to five or more years of experience in similar position or performed same duties. Experience with television station master control, production automation systems and the repair and maintenance of broadcast television equipment a plus. Must be able to adapt quickly to changing priorities. Positive attitude, problem solving and decision making abilities, commitment to excellence, initiative, teamwork, job skills, integrity and excellent communication skills.
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